It just seems as if there is a never ending splurge of Candy Crush clones and an endless amount of Word Games. I just so happened to come across this game by accident. I was playing the newly updated Words with Friends when an ad popped up on my screen. “Download Words on Tour for free and Play Now,” the advertisement read. Curiosity overcame me and I downloaded it right away. As if I needed another game to distract me from my already busy schedule. However, once I started playing it, I was hooked.
Just like Candy Crush, each level of the game requires you to complete a specific task before moving on to the next. Such tasks include: collecting stamps, collecting so many different word tiles, completing a phrase, and getting a token to the bus. But the thing is, you only have so many moves you can make. While the game is free for download, what’s a game without in-app game purchases? Words on Tour makes it possible for you to buy coins and bonus tiles to help complete difficult levels. If you don’t want to purchase any tiles, one could always go on Facebook and ask friends for extra lives. Sound familiar? The game also provides tutorials if you’re not sure how to complete a certain task.
Having a difficulty looking for a word? It’s okay. One of the coolest features of this game though is the ability to rotate your phone to find words. One of the things I do not like about this game though, is that you are only given 5 tries. Otherwise you will have to wait until your heart meter is re-filled, or you could ask your friends on Facebook to give you a life. Having to ask for extra lives is an inconvenience especially when most of your friends can’t stand receiving game requests. I suppose its ok we have 5 tries or I probably would be playing the game all night and not completing my homework. Collect as many stars as you can to be able to move on to a new city (level).
While this game is certainly not perfectly built as there are a few glitches here and there such as syncing with other device issues, sometimes when I try to swipe a word, the game tends to freeze. When I restart the game, I lose a life. Other than a few of these minor inconveniences, I like this game. While most of the time we can pass with three-four letter words, sometimes it is beneficial to try and use our thinking caps to get more than just a three letter word. It will increase your chances of obtaining a bonus tile faster.
What we like:
- When working on a ‘complete the phrase’ task and somehow you run out of moves, when you repeat that level, the game does not change the phrase. In fact, by the second time around, you will know what letters you need in order to complete that task.
- The ability to rotate your phone so you can change the way your tiles move on the board or change the direction how the extra bonus tiles removes the tiles.
What we don’t like:
- Having to depend on friends on Facebook for extra lives.
- Does not sync to other devices. So even though you may be on level 69 on your phone, check out your tablet, you may be on a different level.
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