Word games are always challenging, educational and entertaining. They can be enjoyed by any age group and are family friendly. While there have been many word games in the App Store before, nothing has arrived like the one we’re going to discuss next.
I am talking about the iOS app called Wordistic that has been developed by mushDevStudio. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and requires iOS 5.1 or any later version of the OS. It has also been optimized for iPhone 5.
Wordistic is all about learning new words but making it an entertaining game was the final challenge. So in Wordistic, there are words falling from the top of the screen and you have to tap them to create words with 3 letters or more. The more words you create, the more your score is. But the problem is the ticking time which is clocked at 30 seconds only. So you have to sum up all your words within the time limit and that’s where the players start to panic. The initial levels are still easier to be cleared with a low qualifying score and slow falling letters, but as you go higher, the qualifying score increases by 10 for each level and the letters are falling like lightening from the sky. But the clock is still set at 30 seconds. Now you can panic!
There are some power ups for you including a clock and a spiral whirl. The clock adds extra time while the spiral whirl traps all the words on the display and allows you to create more words in a short period of time. But beware; there are negative power ups as well. If you tap on a bomb, you’ll lose your current word as well as 5 points will be added to the qualifying total making it even worse for you. So make sure your hand and eye coordination is at the peak level when you’re playing this game.
The game makes sure that you go home learning lots of new words. So they have included some amazing features. There is an in-built online dictionary which when turned on shows you the meaning of every correct word you create. Also, there is a suggestion tool which suggests you words as you type them. This tool helps you to create new words at a much faster rate.
The graphics of the app aren’t the best that I’ve come across. They certainly don’t match the level of gameplay that the game offers. Apart from that, everything else is just amazing.
The app is available for free in the App Store though it’s only a limited version. You can buy the full version of the app for just $0.99 via in-app purchases.
A simple message: Just like tetris, you never know when the right word will come your way and you may end up empty handed. So don’t get stuck on a word and start creating a new one.
Pros: addictive gameplay; educational with in-built dictionary; original soundtrack by ATLAS; Game Center; free trial version available.
Cons: graphics need improvements
I will give this app 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Worth Having Application : Download the App