Whirly Word (Free)
By Mighty Mighty Good Games
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Whirly Word® is one of the most popular word games today … 2.5 million customers can’t be wrong!
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"...the entertainment value never fades with this game. This was one of the first apps I downloaded on my iPhone several years back and I still play it often." ~ Macworld Australia
"... you might just find yourself playing it long beyond the amount of time you initially intended to–it has a way of keeping you engaged long after you thought you’d be bored of it." - panappticon.com
"... Whirly Word holds true to its developers promise and is a breath of fresh air from your average scrambled letter iPhone games." - appsafari.com
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How many words can you discover from six letters? Solve the puzzle instantly by finding the six-letter word or step up to the challenge of finding all possible words with the letters given.
The large buttons and sensible design allow you to get lost in puzzles for hours. Or take a quick break from your daily routine to play for just a few minutes. This game is smart and remembers right where you left off.
Whirly Word comes with
* two puzzle levels (Abridged or Tournament)
* a built in dictionary to lookup definitions
* multiple color schemes
* records keeping track of your success
* background music and sound
Our Abridged Dictionary puzzles use words that you will recognize or take a plunge into the Tournament Dictionary for a brain boggling experience.
Challenge your vocabulary prowess and play until you win! If you enjoy playing games like Text Twist, Scrabble, Boggle or Word Scramble then Whirly Word is the game for you!
What's New in Version 1.4.1
Did you ever wonder if one of the answers is a real word? Now you can find out with the new built in dictionary. Just tap on the answer to see its definition.
We also included additional background music for your enjoyment.
This update contains iOS 6 compatibility and sound fixes.
Not for Wordies
I've been playing this game on and off for several months now and have purposely reserved my review in the hope that much needed improvements would come, but alas good things don't always come to those who wait.
At first I found the abridged version of this game a charming diversion, but was easily frustrated by the limited number of accepted words in this mode. Switching to the full version seemed the obvious solution and was pleased to find this more challenging, that is until I finished a game and took a look at the listed definitions. Whomever constructed this dictionary obviously cannot claim English as a first language. The definitions are arbitrary and incomplete, and those of us who use word games to test our vocabulary and learn something from the exchange will find this intensely frustrating. For those who wish to educate their children using word games there are much better options out there. I really tried to like this game but over time these factors have prevented this from happening. Hopefully some of the developers will take note.
A good game, but...
This is a great game for anagram or word game lovers! But after a certain point the words repeat. Also after a certain point, the difficulty stops climbing, so you're just aiming for the same spot every level. That coupled with the repetition means this game is not a keeper for me, unfortunately.
I think I would like it more if there were some sort of payoff. There isn't really any losing if you get enough words. Maybe if once you reach the highest difficulty and pass it enough times, it starts you over (with new words!), or something.
Clever twist to word game apps
We enjoy this game because you don't have to have memorized the Scrabble dictionary to play. You can use logic and elimination to solve missing words. The dictionary explains what some of the obscure words are which I appreciate. Others have mentioned a limitation; there are a limited amount of words. Play it long enough and you'll run out of new words. Not a big complaint for a free app, especially since it takes hours of play to work through the dictionary.
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- Category: Games
- Updated: Sep 28, 2012
- Version: 1.4.1
- Size: 16.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Red Key Software Corporation
- © 2009-2012 Mighty Mighty Good Games
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.