Gaming App: Hooked on Words Review

Hooked on Words is yet another game containing letter tiles. How does this one stack up against the others and is it worth your time?

Released June 28, 2012
Published by Plasmaworks, LLC
Developed by Plasmaworks, LLC

Reviewed by: LightSaberEnvy | Gamer’s Perspective Writer/Editor

Hooked on Words is yet another game containing letter tiles. How does this one stack up against the others and is it worth your time?

If you were to check the archives of Gaming Apps on this site, you’ll see that I did a review for Bookworm, a word App game also on iTunes. I liked that one well enough and I had fun playing it. This one is pretty similar, minus the cute-bookworm type character, that is.

What’s the draw? Unlike many of the games on iTunes, this one is free. It’s free from iTunes and it’s free afterward. There are no in-game purchases to be made, no coins to buy or levels to expand on. You’re given 4 ways to play the game and that’s it. Pure and simple.

The controls are easy. Simply swipe your finger across the letters to make a work. Those tiles disappear and new tiles fall into place. The bigger the word, the better the bonus tile you’ll receive. These bonus tiles will help to extend your game and/or achieve bigger scores.

Gaming Modes:
Standard – play at your own pace and take all the time you want to in order to form the longest word you can. Keep in mind that that the longer the word, the more bonus tiles you’ll get.

Timed – At the beginning of the game you’ll receive 2 minutes to form as many words as you can.

Collapse – In this mode you need to try and clear the board and keep your letter tile count as low as possible as new letters are placed at a faster and faster rate. Bigger words give you bonuses to clear extra letters.

Scramble – This is a static board where you’ll find that the letters don’t change or disappear and you’re given 2 minutes to find as many words as you can.

Ideally you’re able to find pretty long words, gain big bonuses, and get a high score. This game has Facebook/Twitter support so that you can brag to your friends about your latest score or taunt those who are playing. It also is hooked with Gamecenter so you can see where you stand against other people in the world.

The great thing about this game is that it’s free. I love free apps and I love word apps. I’m a junkie for these kind of games and I love not having to pay for them. This game is good for those times when you only have a minute or five to play or when you need that quick gaming fix.

Final Score for Kids:
N/A
Final Score for Adults:
6.5

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