By Chillingo Ltd
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"I was a pretty big Words With Friends player for a while…Word Derby seems like exactly the spicing up of that formula that I need." — Touch Arcade
App Of The Day — GameTrailers
"This will make for a fantastic family Christmas game." — Modojo — 4/5
Welcome to the world’s greatest mix of horse racing and word making! A multiplayer turn-based sprint to the finish line.
Saddle up and challenge up to three friends to turn-based multiplayer races where your vocabulary is your best weapon. Up to four players can compete or go head-to-head to create the best possible words from a stash of letters. Power-ups and bonuses can turn the competition on its head, but nothing beats out an ace word-maker. Take it from the horse's mouth: With art based on classic horse derby games from carnival midways, Word Derby is an asynchronous game unlike any other.
RACE TO THE FINISH
Choose your words wisely by picking letters that will earn you the most points. Earn time bonuses for making words quickly against the clock. Be the first to 200 points to win the race and earn the derby trophy.
Stand out as you trot down the track by spending your hard-earned tickets on new jockeys such as Bella, the unicorn-riding princess; Arthur, the dragon-mounted black knight; and many more.
NEED A BOOST?
Struggling to conjure up those precious high-scoring words? Fork out on power-ups that give your character a much-needed boost, remove locked letters, and even give hints that point you to the best words available.
Place bets on your rider to take the trophy home when racing against Random Opponents. Bet up to 200 tickets on each game & earn big!
•Find friends via Facebook, Username, Contacts, or random players.
•Asynchronous multiplayer with up to three others
•Use your winnings to unlock characters, buy power-ups, and place bets.
•Play up to 20 Games at the same time
•Stay in touch with in-game chatting
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What's New in Version 1.6
The race is back on in Word Derby with daily bonuses, personalized music and more!
• Earn more tickets with the introduction of Daily Bonuses
• Enjoy your own music library while sprinting down the lanes with your friends
• Improved Facebook integration
Excellent if you check
I love this game but there is a bug out friends have discovered. It doesn't notify you when it is your turn. It used to and just stopped one day. So you have always have to go on and check.
I was crazy about this game before but now it's infuriatingly unreliable. Almost every week it develops a bug that makes it unplayable. Server busy messages, scores of games with random players suddenly appear without you every starting them, which crash the app out if you try and enter them. Old games where friend opponents haven't played for over a week can't be entered into the app crashes again. This game is really falling apart.
Highly addictive playing your word and watching the race unfold... I do believe Word with Friends has just been replaced.
- Category: Games
- Updated: 14 February 2013
- Version: 1.6
- Size: 33.1 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Chillingo Ltd
- © Mention Mobile
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
Top In-App Purchases
- 250 Tickets£0.69
- 2,500 Tickets£2.99
- 600 Tickets£1.49
- 5,000 Tickets£6.99