Scramble With Friends – Review

On February 1, 2012

App Type: Uncategorized

Scramble With Friends – Review

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By: Zynga

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Date Released: 2012-01-12

Developer: Zynga

Price: 0.99

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Do you have perfect spelling? So you think you know every single word there is in the dictionary? Whatever it is, Scramble With Friends is the game for you.

Taking Scrabble to a whole new level, Scramble With Friends pits you against either players from your friends list on Facebook, contacts stored on your iDevice, or even randomly selected players from all over the world. The game does a good job in matching you up with random players, but the downside is that you have to wait for the other player to finish his game before you both can move on to the next round.

The objective of the game is rather simple. Think of a crossword puzzle meeting the Swype keyboard interface of the Android phones. Players are pit against each other in three nerve wrecking rounds where they have to identify as many words as they possibly can by swiping adjacent letters. Each round lasts for two minutes. This is no walk in the park, for commonly used words rarely appear. Instead, words that you would probably never thought existed are scattered all over. Players can seek solace in the fact that different power ups are available to aid you in game. These include the ability to freeze time, hint for words or scramble the set of letters made available to you. However, these power ups come at a cost.

While this game is definitely addictive, my only complaint would be the token system. Each game you play consumes one token. As for power ups, the first one per round is free, but an additional second power up costs a token per use. As you start playing multiple games while waiting for the previous ones to be ready for the next round, you will find yourself going through tokens very quickly. To get more tokens, one simply has to wait. Depending on the version of the game you play, this will take different amounts of time. This is indeed a very irritating way to limit gameplay.

Scramble With Friends comes in two versions. The free version allows you full access to the game with the only restriction being that tokens recharge slowly and you have to put up with advertisements after each game. The paid version allows you to recharge your tokens at twice the speed, as well as not having any advertisements to irritate you. At 99 cents, it is definitely worth sacrificing a cup of coffee for the upgrade over the free version. This is an extremely addictive game and can be played whenever you have two minutes to spare.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Yes.

Learning Curve:Medium. Chaining words take a while to get used to.

Who Is It For:Anyone and everyone.

What I Like:Constantly refreshing, every round marks something different.

What I Don't Like:The need to wait for tokens to recharge themselves.

Final Statement:So you think you can spell?

Read the Developer's Notes:
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Everyone's favorite word game is back, with all new features to enjoy with your friends!

Scramble With Friends™ joins the world's most popular word-game franchise...if you like Words With Friends™ and Hanging With Friends™, you're gonna love this one!

Scramble With Friends™ is the fast, fun game of finding words in a jumbled grid. Quickly slide your finger over adjacent letters to form words forwards, backwards, sideways...any way you can!

Features in Scramble With Friends™:
? Improved the classic Word Scramble game with a whole new look and feel!
? Challenge your friends in 3, two-minute rounds...the player with the highest score wins.
? Power-Ups! Use Freeze Time, Inspire, and Scramble to gain an edge on your friends!
? Login with your Facebook© account to play against your friends, or challenge a random opponent across the world.

• Network connection is required. iPod Touch® requires wifi connection.
• Requires iOS 4 or later.
• Runs on iPhone 4®, iPhone 4S®, iPhone 3GS®, iPod touch® 3rd or 4th gen, iPad®, and iPad 2®.

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A water polo player from Singapore, Wei Jie devotes most of his time to training. However, when he's not occupied by water training or pushing himself in the gym, expect to see him squinting at his iPhone testing out new apps.

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