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- Two entertaining game modes with a huge number of levels
- Exciting power-ups
- Enhanced graphics, music and special effects
- Save your high scores in the Hall of Fame
- Gain new tiles as you advance through the levels - go from Book Burner to Bookworm Supreme
- Unlimited ...Deluxe' version - no Internet connection needed.
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Easy to learn and fun to play will please everyone from word wizards to the barely literate. -- GameSpot
Eat Your Words!
Part crossword, part word search and part arcade puzzler, Bookworm is a wickedly addictive game that will test and improve your vocabulary. Connect letters to form words and feed Lex, the hungry bookworm. Longer words boost your score, but you'll need to think fast - fiery tiles will burn your library to the ground!
"With a recipe that incorporates aspects of Boggle, Scrabble, and Collapse, Bookworm Deluxe makes for a pretty entertaining game. " GameDaily
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The basic gameplay is a screen filled with hexagonal shaped tiles each with a letter on it. Your job is to click on any letter to start your word and click on adjacent tiles to form a word, then submit it. As the game progresses tiles at the top of the screen may enter the grid on fire. Every time you make a new word a burning tile literally burns through the tile underneath it and you have to use up burning tiles before they reach the bottom of the grid or the library will be set on fire, ending your game.
There are two modes in this game, the main mode allows you to play at your own speed, burning tiles will only burn down when you make a new word, so take as much time as you need. The other mode is against the clock, you get burning tiles coming at a steady rate and it's about building as high a score as possible as fast as possible. Both modes allow you to leave at any time and return later by saving your game, so don't feel you need to be stuck at your pc to complete a game. There is also a high score table with extra information such as the longest word ever created and other such achievements.
This game can actually be much harder than you think and for me an adult who until now thought my vocabulary skills were pretty good. Sometimes you just don't know what word to make, but the game does let you select tiles at random and put together words so sometimes you can create a word that you didn't know, hence the educational part of this game. There is also the option to scramble the tiles if you are completely stuck which re-shuffles the board, although watch out as this leads to more burning tiles on screen. A lot of words also when created have a quick dictionary definition appear on the top, unfortunately this disappears quickly too and most of the time there is no description.
Parents need not worry about rude words being used in this game, the game won't allow such words to be created so that's why it's been given a 3+ rating. I'd recommend this game to kids and adults although be warned that it's not as engrossing as Bookworm Adventures, so if you have that game already this one might disappoint. But for short bursts of fun I'd still recommend it. And it's a great way to work on your vocab skills without feeling like you're learning-which is great for kids.
If you like this game or are looking for something more fun then Id recommend Bookworm Adventures, more of the word building but with more fun as there are more games.
Words have to be recognized and formed from a wall of letters that get refreshed as you progress. Target-words offer extra points whereas, repeatedly forming easy small words is "punished" with the appearance of burning letter-tiles that, if let to reach the bottom, end the game.
This is a perfect example of what has come to be known as Casual Gaming. It would be a good idea to download the 60-min trial version from a site, such as REFLEXIVE (you can Google it), and decide for yourself whether this is indeed your cup of tea.
Anybody can make a good game that will run only on a super-computer. This is an example of pure programming genius!
especially trying to beat scores against family & friends in past games...
very much like scrabble for 1 person...but so much better...love the burning tiles !!
Installs on your PC and there is no need for the disc after that. Simple interface and it seems to have a good 'dictionary' - something many word games get let down by.
Oh! You won't get away with 'naughty' words no matter how tempting!