This setup enhances the fact that there’s some strategy involved in actually setting up big words, and also in spelling out the featured word, which gets you point bonuses. As you clear words those blocks disappear, and the blocks above them fall down, like in a puzzle game. So through carefully removing letters, you can set yourself up to nab a giant word or the featured word for big points.
The better words you spell, the more bonus tiles will appear on screen as well, which enhances your score. Likewise, spelling too many small words runs the risk of fire tiles appearing among your letters. These tiles will sink to the bottom of the sink a tile at a time after each turn they aren’t played, and if they reach the bottom, it’s game over.
The real difficulty comes from not only getting those big words, but also working to clear out some of those tough letters which tend to accumulate on the bottom of the screen as the levels progress. Let all those U’s and I’s pile up, and you’ll have no way to save yourself from those fire tiles once they reach the lower half of the screen, as your chances of spelling a word with them will be slim.
Bookworm looks just like it does on the PC, which isn’t surprising, as there isn’t a whole lot to the graphics. Just a board full of letters, and your cute little bookworm on the left hand side, you feasts on your words as you feed them to him, and makes the occasional cute exclamation. The game controls very easily by touching letters and dragging them around to form the word you’d like to spell.
If you’re a fan of word games, word search, or puzzle games, you should enjoy Bookworm. It’s a relaxing game that can be approached with different strategies, all of which will yield a fun experience. Don’t forget your dictionary.
RATING – 4.8/5
Platform – iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (iOS 2.2.1 or later).
Genre – Word Game
Price - $2.99