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
* over 6,500 puzzles
* 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 1.5
Now optimized for the iPhone 5.
I played this for a long time. It is challenging and interesting. But, I am tired if the extreme cultural bias that is used for which words are I'm the dictionary. There were MANY times when words that are recognized by our Webster Dictionary were not included. Almost always, these words were associated with women, homosexuals, or minority populations, etc. It was actually bizarre. I kept wondering of it was a foreign language thing, but the app's dictionary was extensive and often included random words that were either archaic or actually another language. For example, the word 'Zion' was not accepted. But the app would accept the word which means a small red berries plant only found in Asia! (I made that up, I can't remember the exact word.) I don't mind not knowing the word, because I can figure it out from the way they line the answers up alphabetically. What I object to is having certain language, like the word "gay", be unacceptable as a submission. (Maybe someone thought this was slang, but they should review their history.) Anyway. Thanks.
NOT common usage words
I use this game for stroke recovery, but if it weren't for that, I wouldn't recommend for one reason: I've done over 22,000 puzzles in this game, and the words are all supposed to be English words of common usage. It is NOT. There are many foreign words and extremely obscure words. 90% of the words are common usage, but when trying to complete a puzzle, finding those last words can be very, very difficult to advance to the next puzzle. I suppose that's what makes the game challenging, but again, there are a whole lotta words that are not common usage words in this puzzle. I've played other word games that actually do stick to common usage and don't have such obscure words. This game unfortunately does not. I use it because if one good reason: no time limit gives me the option of continuing to work until I have all the words. Other games time you out. So for that reason alone, I keep playing.
Ok. But RIDICULOUS Biased Dictionary
I've had this game on my phone for a couple of years now, but today I got fed up with the ridiculous bias in the dictionary for what words are allowed and which ones are not. My guess is this game was created by some prude or middle school principle who decided to allow archaic words and words that have no relevance to modern time but won't allow common words because they might have s e x u a l reference. Playing the game today I discovered that the game won't allow the word 'p e n is'!! And this isn't the first time something like this has happened. However, It will allow the word for something archaic like a 15th century token that was used as a form of money! And to solve the puzzle for these words you have to start guessing and entering random strings of letters because the word has no relevance in modern English. I'm deleting the game. Ridiculous.
- Category: Games
- Updated: May 18, 2013
- Version: 1.5
- Size: 16.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Red Key Software Corporation
- © 2009-2013 Mighty Mighty Good Games
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.