By Zach Gage
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- Originally written about in The New York Times, featured in Apple Stores, heard about on NPR, and played by millions, SpellTower is back and better than ever! -
* SMARTER *
Forget that old iffy dictionary- SpellTower is now sporting the full official Merriam-Webster Collegiate, and Merriam-Webster Unabridged word sets!
* PLAYS better *
Two new modes, Super Tower Mode on the iPad Pro, and Zen Mode for all modern devices.
Need a break from those pesky length requirement tiles? Zen mode is what SpellTower fans have been waiting for!
* FEELS great *
Full Taptic Engine support! If you're playing on a iPhone 7 or 7+, just wait till you make a 5+ letter word :)
* LOOKS fantastic *
Fully redone graphics pay homage to the original art while bringing SpellTower into the modern design era. Support for all new mobile iOS devices that have been released since the last SpellTower update (iPad Pro, iPhone 6 and 6+), and glorious 60 frames-per-second animation.
* Has LESS bugs *
Debate mode works great and all the save-related bugs are finally fixed. No more finding your games periodically reset, or missing, after updating to a new device.
* Available in NEW languages *
Available separately today: SpellTower Français, and SpellTower Nederlands apps! More languages coming soon...
It has been a long journey to get this release out, please enjoy it!
- - - - WORDS + STRATEGY = AWESOME
Pick your words wisely! As you work, more tiles rise from the bottom of the screen, and it'll take all of your lexicological wits, and tactical know-how to keep them down. If any of the letters make it to the top row, it's game over.
SIX AMAZING MODES
- TOWER MODE : No pressure here. Try and get the highest score possible out of 140 tiles, eliminating small words to set up 7- and 8-letter blockbusters!
- PUZZLE MODE : Every word you make adds a new row of letters! Strategic word finding at its best.
- EXTREME PUZZLE MODE : Puzzle mode with the minimum word length cranked up. Experts only!
- ZEN MODE : Puzzle mode without any length requirements.
- RUSH MODE : Rows of letters build up over time. Find words as fast as you can, but be careful you don't back yourself into a corner!
- DEBATE MODE : Feeling good? Challenge your friends in this intense online multiplayer mode.
- [Bonus!] SUPER TOWER MODE : (iPad Pro only) Try and get the highest score possible out of 432 tiles, eliminating small words to set up 7- and 8-letter blockbusters!
GAME CENTER leader boards and achievements, for each mode, and highest scoring word!
- - - - WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
Best Word Game! - 148Apps' 2011 Best App Ever Awards
- Touch Arcade's Favorite Puzzle game of 2011 -
Ranked #2 in Mashable's Top 10 iPhone Word Games
"Simple, stylish and furiously addictive. Far and away the best ‘pure’ word game on iOS." 5/5 stars - Tap! Magazine
"I'm obsessed, I'm ignoring my family!" - John Moe, NPR Marketplace
"guaranteed to entertain" - IGN
"by far one of the best [word puzzle games] in recent years" - 4.5/5 Stars - Editors Choice - 148Apps
"SpellTower is an extraordinary word game that deserves a place among the best of the genre." - 4/4 - SlideToPlay
"The Boggle Tetris That We Needed” - Kotaku's Gaming App of The Day
"A must-buy for word fiends, SpellTower is an uncommonly attractive and thoughtfully designed puzzler" - 9/10 - Gold Award - Pocket Gamer
"Nervy, humbling, and strangely energizing. If you can handle the stress, SpellTower is magnificent" - EDGE Magazine
"A superb word game... for anyone in your household who loves a good word teaser, even the most technologically-challenged. Grab it and start spelling!" - JayIsGames
"It's Boggle on crack... only costs 2$, and your life." - Weekend Confirmed
"The best word game you haven't played", "A brain-picking puzzler" - Pitchfork / KillScreen Magazine
"I’m already convinced SpellTower is a significantly better game [than PopCap’s Bookworm]." - playontap.com
What's New in Version 4.0.4
*4.0.4 - Hopefully fixed the crashing bug. It may crash one more time, but should not crash after that for affected devices.
If you are still getting crashes, one possibility is corrupted data from the previous version. Please delete and reinstall. You will lose your data (and I'm incredibly sorry about this, it was not my intention), but the old data was stored in such a way that it could become corrupted and lost through a device update (getting a new phone or ipad) or through usual play (i received many reports of highscores sometimes returning to the state they were in days or weeks back in a current game).
I wish there was a better way to fix this, but the truth is the mistake was made 5 years ago with the old version you had and loved. I'm doing my best to fix that, but it seems like it isn't possible for every single device.
- Brand new dictionary licensed from Merriam-Webster
- New Zen mode! Puzzle mode without those pesky length requirements
- Multiplayer is BACK and better than ever (now you can play over the internet, not just locally)
- 12" iPad Pro and iPhone 6 / 6+ support!
- Super Tower mode for iPad Pro 12"
- Updated visual design
- Option to disable pulsating warning bars
- Completely rewritten from the ground up with loads of bug fixes
Thank you for continuing to enjoy SpellTower over all these years!
*4.0.4 added in a notification for highscores
My wife introduced me to this game. We both loved it! It WAS our favorite. (note: past tense).
Then - of all ironies - a dictionary company gets involved: the point values crash like a third world country's currency; the playing screen size shrinks by 10-15%; trying to put a game on 'pause' is more difficult than finding an un-biased news network; and .. as of today, trying to start a new game is more painful & slow to watch than a hockey game played in quick sand! Why do people think EVERYTHING needs improving.. when a good bit of the time, the "new & improved" is a shadow of the original? BTW, before I wrote this - my first ever game or App review .. I uninstalled it! This will allow me the time to work on something more enjoyable- like my income tax return!
Do not "update" to this miserable mess!
This used to be my favorite game but I made a big mistake by allowing an update. Now, if it doesn't crash when attempting to open it (which it usually does), this game is a MESS. It only occasionally responds to a selection and the game board itself has changed. It's now visually annoying and there are fewer letters, so even when the game works (a rare event) it's WAY less fun. What was the purpose of taking a great game and ruining it? Please offer the old version as an alternative to this "update". Am now looking for a similar but good alternative to this formerly terrific game.
Hate the changes
Opened the game and it was updated. Wish i had the option about updating. It is not good. Hate the changes. Lost the ability to see the complete menu each time. When it is there you must decide quickly before it disappears, it is difficult to change the game you want to play. Keeps giving you the game you just finished. There is no pause button in the corner, values have changed. Overall changes did not improve this game at all. Bring back the old version. Doesn't deserve even one star.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Mar 20, 2017
- Version: 4.0.4
- Size: 259 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Zach Gage
- © 2011
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.