Magic Words Arcanum
By Audacity Software Pte. Ltd.
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******* Pocket Gamer Bronze Award Winner! *******
"Words are the instruments by which you aspire to greatness in Magic Words Arcanum. No black magic to be found in this wordy role-playing game, although there are some dark spots in an otherwise largely enjoyable adventure."
- Pocket Gamer
Magic Words Arcanum is a fantasy word game featuring RPG elements. The objective is to form words with the highest score and attain the rank of Arcane Grandmaster.
You construct words by joining adjacent letters on the screen and when a valid word is successfully formed, the tiles of the letters are eliminated. Additional tiles are destroyed as bonus if you are able to form 5-letter words or longer. You clear the stage when all the tiles in the screen have been removed.
Learn mysterious magic spells to assist in forming longer words. Obtain 4 types of gems to increase a letter's points, as well as open the path for new spells to be learned. Obtain all 6 spells in the game to achieve word mastery. But beware! Monsters spawn from time to time and will attack the player causing loss of health points.
* Original game concept that combines a simple word game with spells, gems, hit points and mana
* 20 challenging levels filled with multi-hit tiles and "monster" tiles that suck up life if not eliminated
* High Scores that track your best words formed, as well as highest rank attained
* Pit your skills against the rest of the world with in-game score submission to our website. Compete for the World Top 100 placings.
* Endless play, use letter and word bonuses to achieve the highest possible score and rank
* Autosaves when game is exited
Video demo available at http://www.audacity-software.com/mwa.php
NOTE: Flickering problem has been fixed since version 1.0.2.
What's New in Version 1.2.0
-Added online submission of scores
Even though I'm a professional writer and good with words, and even though I enjoy board and computer games, I've never really cared for word games such as Scrabble, Boggle, etc. The only reason I tried Magic Words Arcanum is that it billed itself as an RPG. Despite the "spells" aspect, I don't really view Arcanum as an RPG; nonetheless, I love the game and have found it to be as addictive as any pastime I've put on my iPhone. I especially enjoy the mental flexibility required in finding words that follow tortuous paths and/or require the use of spells to turn hidden possibilities into reality; and, though I don't normally have a competitive personality, I love the challenge of keeping myself high on the "leaders board."
I really like this game a lot, but as stated previously, the letters are somewhat hard to read against a light background. Especially with the letters being translucent. Drop the fancy background we can't really seem to see anyway. Also gameplay is a little to difficult to be to early in the game. Several times I found myself stuck being overwhelmed by monsters, just because I needed to shuffle the letters around. Other than that, a great game and a different twist on the old word routine. Enjoy!
This game really puts your strategy skills to the test. I just wish it wasn't so hard to get the more powerful magic spells.
It'd be nice if there was some music. It's still great the way it is though. Definitely worth the buy.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Feb 12, 2009
- Version: 1.2.0
- Size: 8.0 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Audacity Software Pte. Ltd.
- © 2008 Audacity Software Pte. Ltd.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.