One of my favorite types of games is word games and there are plenty of them in the Android market. Today I have two relatively new ones for all you wordsmiths out there. So get your Dictionaries and Thesauruses ready if you snag either of these games off of Google Play.
Name: WordStorm | Developer: Sean O’Connor | Category: Brain and Puzzle | Players: 1 | Version: Varies with device | Size: Varies with device | Price: Free / $3.11
The objective of Wordstorm is to find the 35 common words with the letters given. Pretty easy right? Not really! The letters are presented to you in an octagon -8 sections with 1 letter each and 1 letter in the center. When creating words you can only use a letter once and you have to include the letter in the center! So you have 9 letters total and each word has to be 4 letters or more. No hints, no timer.
When you first turn on the game there is a calendar, because each day will give you a different set of letters. Now you can go back in time but not forward. When you complete a day or give up, it will show you the percentage you got right. I am averaging 40%. With the pro version, you can also play a random game. The game is very challenging and I love the idea that each day is a new puzzle. So if you think you can spell, give Wordstorm a try.
Name: Shuffle 5 | Developer: Jaxel Studios | Category: Brain and Puzzle| Players: 1 | Version: 1.2 | Size: 6.9 MB | Price: Free |
Shuffle 5 is another fun word game we you are given 5 letters and you need to spell a word before the timer goes off. The game comes in 7 different languages and 2 game modes. The 2 game modes are Survival – where you need to solve each word in under 20 seconds and Countdown – where you need to solve as many words as you can in 3 minutes. The game plays well in both small and large screens.
I found the survival mode tough, maybe the pressure of racing against the clock. I did better on the Countdown mode. The game boasts over 45000 words and it ran smoothly on my phone. I like the game and it is very easy to pick up and play. I recommend Shuffle 5 for those who like fast games.