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Review: Scramble, WordPopper, & WordSearch - Free Word Games for the iPhone

For all you word puzzle fans out there I've put together a small selection of free word games available for the iPhone and iPod Touch that are fun for those of every level.

Scramble

How are you at making sense out of nothing? Well that’s what Scramble is all about. Sixteen letters against the clock. I have to admit at first I couldn’t make head nor tails of this game but once I discovered its quirky way of working I was hooked. Sixteen letters scrambled together and a race against the clock to find as many words as you can in two minutes.  You can set the board up with 25 letters and your clock for three minutes if you wish also.

 At the end of the game you’re given a list of all the possible words  you could of found and where they were hidden. Don’t be misled by this list as this is only a guideline. These words can be strange to say the least some not even being of the English language.

You have the ability to save your profile and play online as well as save your score to Facebook to showoff to all your friends what a wordsmith you are.

Ways of Earning Extra Points;

A great way of earning extra points is if you can an ‘S’ to a word you found, i.e. Rose & Roses.

Turn your screen on it’s side. It’s amazing how some words become clear when the letters are viewed from another angle.

It’s a nice little game that whiles away the time. If you like word games then I’d definitely give it a go.

Scramble 2 is now also available for download. Both games play the same and I haven’t noticed any obvious differences between the two.

Scramble by Zynga

Cost: Free

 

WordPopper

To play all you have to do is to tap on a combination of letters to make words. When you make a word you’ll hear a bell ring to confirm that word. To clear that word and start the next you must press the green tick mark or all the letters will run in together . If you make a mistake there’s a reject button so that you can start over. Most letters are worth 5 points with rarer letters like V, Q and Z scoring up to 10 or even 15.

 

You can also play against other players online and if you want to pause the game at any stage you can do so by simply tapping the name bar which is a handy feature.

 Simple game but fun for those who like words.

WordPopper from Raizlabs

Cost: Free

Full Version: $2.99

 

WordSearch Unlimited

I think most of us have played the paper version of this game at one stage of our lives. Well now it’s now gone digital. The premise is still the same, find the list of words at the bottom of the page in the jumble of letters, once they are all found. Game over.

Game options to choose from include word lists that range from Food & Drink, World Countries and Boys and Girls Names to control of screen appearance by choice of font style and background image.

Other than that the game is straight forward and simple. There is also a full version with more options to choose from.

WordSearch Unlimited by VirtueSoft.com

Cost: Free

 

So hopefully one of these games piques your interest and gives you an excuse to while away some time. So go ahead and give your brain a workout and see how you do. What have you got to loose with Free as a price tag?

By: Annette Quirke Benkie [http://www.annettequirke.com]
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