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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.
Looking for a word game that goes beyond a simple Scrabble/Boggle/Jumble clone? SpellTower is for you.As seen In The New York Times Magazine, on Apple's iPhone 5 Announce Website, and in Apple Stores***Now Out For Mac as well!***Thanks so much everyone!! Best Word Game! - 148Apps' 2011 Best App Ever Awards- Touch Arcade's Favorite Puzzle game of 2011 -Ranked #2 in Mashable's Top 10 iPhone Word Games"Simple, stylish and furiously addictive. Far and away the best pure word game on iOS." 5/5 stars - Tap! Magazine"I'm obsessed, I'm ignoring my family!" - John Moe, NPR Marketplace"guaranteed to entertain" - IGN"by far one of the best [word puzzle games] in recent years" - 4.5/5 Stars - Editors Choice - 148Apps "SpellTower is an extraordinary word game that deserves a place among the best of the genre." - 4/4 - SlideToPlay "The Boggle Tetris That We Needed"- Kotaku's Gaming App of The Day"A must-buy for word fiends, SpellTower is an uncommonly attractive and thoughtfully designed puzzler" - 9/10 - Gold Award - Pocket Gamer "Elegant, clever and fun. Proof That Word Games Can Be Beautiful" - 5/5 Stars - TouchArcade"Nervy, humbling, and strangely energizing. If you can handle the stress, SpellTower is magnificent" - 8/10 - EDGE Magazine"A superb word game... for anyone in your household who loves a good word teaser, even the most technologically-challenged. Grab it and start spelling!" - JayIsGames"I expect to be playing for a long time" - ZTGD"It's Boggle on crack... only costs 2$, and your life." - Weekend Confirmed * Tested.com App of The Day! * Best iPad apps of the week of nov13th-19th - AppAdvice "The best word game you haven't played", "A brain-picking puzzler" - Pitchfork / KillScreen Magazine "Im already convinced SpellTower is a significantly better game [than PopCaps Bookworm]." - playontap.com -------------------------------- From the creator of critically acclaimed titles Halcyon, Bit Pilot, and Unify -Find and swipe (or tap!) words in 5 challenging modes. Make long words or use bonus tiles to clear extra letters from the screen! Once you have it down, Challenge your friends via intense local multiplayer.* WORDS + STRATEGY = AWESOME *Pick your words wisely! As you work, more tiles rise from the bottom of the screen, and it'll take all of your lexicological wits and tactical know-how to keep them down. If any of the letters make it to the top row, it's game over.* FIVE AMAZING MODES *- TOWER MODE : No pressure here. Try and get the highest score possible out of 150 letters, eliminating small words to set up 7- and 8-letter blockbusters!- PUZZLE MODE : Every word you make adds a new row of letters! Strategic word finding at its best.- EXTREME PUZZLE MODE : Puzzle mode with the minimum word length cranked up. Experts only!- RUSH MODE : Rows of letters build up over time. Find words as fast as you can, but be careful you don't back yourself into a corner!- DEBATE MODE : Feeling good? Challenge your friends in this intense local multiplayer mode.GAME CENTER leader boards and achievements for each mode and highest scoring word!
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Man. I'm so sorry about all these save game issues. I think I need to take a vacation! Everything should be sorted out finally with this version. Sometimes its hard being the only developer on a project. Again, i'm so sorry about all of this!(if you've previously lost your save files from 3.1.1 or 3.1.2 it's normal for you to lose your saves again upgrading to this, but this is the last time! People who never had issues before should be okay, and this issue should never come up again)* 3.1.3 fix... See all new features »