Wordsplosion Review – A explosive word game
App Type: Uncategorized
By: Concrete Software
Version #: 1.0.0
Date Released: 2012-08-21
Developer: Concrete Software
Price: 0.00User Rating:
With slight resemblance to the basic gameplay structure of Hangman, Wordsplosion is one game that not only provides fun and entertainment but also expands your vocabulary at the same time.
In Wordsplosion, players are given the first letter of a specific word they have to guess. Players key in their speculated answers of the remaining letters through a bubbly, fantasy themed keypad and launch their answers into an explosion of words, hence the game title Wordsplosion. However, tries are limited and while players score points for each attempt at guessing the given word, the game is over when all tries are used up. The interesting part here is that each guess has to be an existing word, where the app will check against its built-in dictionary to confirm the authenticity before processing the turn. As a result, there is an added depth of challenge as players cannot randomly select letters, removing the luck factor out of the game.
I loved the catchy music and sound effects that accompanied Wordsplosion, which complemented gameplay very well. The music was reminiscent of fantasy lullaby tunes, while bubbly popping sounds were heard from tapping the various buttons and tabs in the game.
As far as the graphics were concerned, Wordsplosion fares well for a casual game, although I did not particularly like the purple color scheme which dulled the overall look of the game. Personal taste, though.
Wordsplosion is available for free on the app store. With that said, the game comes with advertisements and the only way to remove them is through an in-app purchase, which is somewhat costly compared to similar purchases on other apps. A good app nonetheless, you should try it and see for yourself.
Would I Buy Again:Yes
Who Is It For:Casual gamers, and parents who want to teach their kids some new words.
What I Like:The gameplay
What I Don't Like:Removing ads is a tad bit too expensive.
Final Statement:Just when you thought learning new words off the dictionary was boring.
It sounds simple enough: Just try to guess the five letter word. You’ll have five guesses to do it and we’ll even give you the first letter. No problem, right? Well, you’d better be quick because the clock is ticking, and if you take too long...BOOM!
Did you hear that? That was a Wordsplosion! — and the next one you hear might be your last!
But don’t worry. If you keep a clear head and a steady hand you’ll earn free letters to help you out when you get in a jam. Who knows, with enough practice you might even see your name in the high scores.
How long can you go before the detonator blows? It’s time to find out. It’s time to play Wordsplosion!
Article By Eng Wei Jie
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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