Resizable play window! finally!
I'm so sorry this took so long!
Ratings and Reviews
Good game that could be much better!--(Updated review)
I've grown to like this game. It's challenging and has me using a dictionary some of the time. As you begin to make more and more words it gets harder--mostly consonants all in a cluster or vowels in a cluster. I've gotten high scores by trying to minimize the border rows--where the usual unusable letters tend to line up. (Updated review):
I've achieved high scores of over 60,000 by not "taking the bait" and going for a high numbered word. These words are always found in the center columns and often there are not just one but two or more such words. The advice from the gentleman with a high score in the hundreds of thousands is to be patient (I've been playing the same game for four days and my score is currently 78,000+), don't be tempted by the high point but often "fatal" words, and to keep the board in the inverted "V" or "U" shape.
I (still) think the creators should also make a game that allows the player to connect words that are placed in the grid but scrambled.
It's a fun game. For whatever reason, I find it more compelling than other word games.
My one problem is the pulsing vertical lines in puzzle mode when you get close to reaching the top of the field. I find them so distracting that I can no longer find words. So the game is basically over for me once those pulsing lines appear. That's why it's not 5 stars.
Room for improvement
This is an okay game, with a few nice features, like the volume control, the tutorial, the night time view. It functions nicely -- no crashing or glitches -- and is easy on the eyes.
I agree with others in regard to questioning the word source or authority used in developing the game. Some fairly common words are not recognized by the game.
Some things that are not currently available features, but which the developer might consider adding: a brief explanation of the scorekeeping; an "undo move" (I'm old -- my fingers make mistakes); a way to reset or clear out the overall scores (or the game), so someone else can play, or in case you feel you've maxed out your ability and want to start from "0" again.
Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.