By Gameblend Studios
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Featured by Apple, WordJong Blast is packed with 3 exciting ways to play WordJong: Battle, Daily and Party!
WordJong mixes Mahjong solitaire and word play. Combine lettered tiles to create words. Play against cunning AI opponents, or go for high scores in solo puzzle challenges. Use coins, bombs, wild tiles and tons of other power-ups to achieve victory!
Do you have what it takes to beat QuXan the Grandmaster dragon?
-Daily Mode: Play a fresh new puzzle each day, or choose from hundreds of puzzles from previous calendar days.
-Battle Mode: Make your way up the 3 paths of WordJong Mountain. Compete against 8 Masters in head-to-head battle using a variety of different rules and settings.
-Party Mode: It’s all-out word warfare! Race against the masters to craft high-scoring words to win. Earn power-ups and blast opponents to pull ahead!
-Visit your player shrine to discover all of your game statistics, awards and ranks.
For addictive, relaxed, word-forming fun try WordJong today!
What's New in Version 1.0.874
Compatibility fixes for Lion 10.7.3
Very good word game
This is an update to an earlier review that I wrote.. My rating of it is still the same - but having played it for awhile, I do have some issues with it that are similar to what some others have written.
First off - it IS a good word game that doesn't require a fantastic vocabulary. Here lies my first issue - it's almost too undemanding. It allows alot of "words" that are pretty suspicious to me. Also, it doesn't recognize many compound words, like "frontman", or "snowstorm". It also wouldn't allow "questioner" or "questioned". I find myself often hitting the undo button when it takes as a word some bit of junk that I really wanted to just put back on the board so I could have another go at a better word. I haven't yet found any way to suggest words.
The other small issue is that the game doesn't keep your scores, or allow you to see what the high score on a particular puzzle is until you've finished it - and you never know if anyone beats your score. So it seems like the game could be a bit more comprehensive, give the maximum scores achievable in a puzzle - something to make it a little more challenging.
It's a great idea, and a fun game - it just needs to broaden its range a bit.
WordJong really is a Blast!
This is a game that can be played forever. If you enjoy the Daily game, you should know that you can go back on the calendar and play as many daily games as you want to. WordJong, the first, was a favorite but I couldn't download it on my Mac. I'm so happy to have WordJong Blast! I'd buy the first game too if it could be made for Mac! This is a great game for anyone who enjoys writing too! You'll rediscover words you've forgotten you knew and remember words that you just don't have many chances to use. Although in the battle modes you'll find that your opponents are making up their own words (you're not allowed to though...) the game covers a lot of language! I highly recommend it.
Not bad, but a couple problems
I like this game, really I do, but it needs a few improvements:
1) It needs a help function. I'm playing in Party mode, and a dust storm comes up. This dust storm must be cleared before I can continue; however, I have no idea how to do it. A Swipe prompt comes up, but how is it used? I click on it; nothing happens. I try to wipe my cursor across the screen; nothing happens. A help function would have been a huge help here.
2) When I click on About WordJong (in the main menu at the top of the screen), the little About screen comes up, but there's no way to get out of it. Kind of a flaw.
3) What kind of a word game doesn't have EQUIVALENT in its dictionary? I tried to play that word, and it tells me it's not a word.
Otherwise, I'm enjoying the game.