SpellTower

SpellTower

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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.1.1
  • Total Downloads:
    375
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 20, 2012
  • Price:
    Purchase; iTunes account required.; $1.99 to buy
  • File Size:
    14.05MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3
  • Platform:
    iOS

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Editors' Review

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Spelltower is a well-made word-puzzle game with a stylish feel and enough built-in variants to justify its price tag.

The gameplay should be familiar to word-game fans: you find words on a grid of letters, which you can trace over horizontally, vertically, or diagonally (even overlapping the path that you trace) to form words and remove the letters. Spelltower's innovation is stacking its grid in a tower--so that when you create a word, you remove all adjacent letters, dropping down all the letters above accordingly. This adds another satisfying layer of think-ahead strategy, as you're looking for not just good words, but good Bejeweled-style setups for future moves. The game also adds a few wrinkles with its special squares, such as dead squares with no letters, blue squares that will take out a whole row, and squares that require a minimum number of letters to form a word. Spelltower has a nice variety of modes, ranging from fast-playing frantic (with rows getting added from the bottom when you form a word, or on a timer) to the more perfectionist and meditative Tower Mode, in which you try to score the most points possible from 100 letters. The game also comes with a local multiplayer mode that lets you compete device-to-device over Bluetooth, with a handicap system for handling skill disparities--and we hope to see more multiplayer options in future releases.

Word-game fans know that execution counts for a lot given this genre's simple, repetitive gameplay, and Spelltower excels at that, with satisfying audio and visual feedback. Add to that its thoughtful game-design touches, and Spelltower is a great value for word-game fans.

 
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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.1.1
* 3.1.1 fixes some small issues with iCloud and multitasking *Thanks so much for all your support everyone! I have some very cool updates planned for the future as well, but I wanted to get out a version ASAP for all the people buying new iPhones this friday! This update contains some real cool stuff, but it could be a bit confusing, so read carefully to see what's in store! - supports the iPhone 5. (If you're lucky enough to have a new iPhone, I've added 'iPad Puzzle Mode' for you! It's an extra puzzle mode with a full-size iPad grid (8x14) to make good use of the new longer display) - iCloud support* * the iPhone and iPad versions will NOT sync with each-other because they use different sized grids. iCloud support is in here primarily to support cloud syncing to the Mac version in the future. **The only exception to this is 'iPad Puzzle Mode' on the new iPhone 5 will sync with 'Puzzle Mode' games played from an iPad -bug fixes
General
Publisher Zach Gage
Publisher web site http://apps.stfj.net/synthPond/
Release Date November 17, 2011
Date Added September 20, 2012
Version 3.1.1
Category
Category Games
Subcategory Other Games
Operating Systems
Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later. iTunes account required
Download Information
File Size 14.05MB
File Name Not available
Popularity
Total Downloads 375
Downloads Last Week 3
Pricing
License Model Purchase
Limitations Not available
Price $1.99

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