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CNET Editors' review
Social gaming has taken over Facebook profiles and mobile gadgets. Now, while you wait for your friends to take their turn in other games you're playing, you can play a round of Word Crack. It tests your creativity and vocabulary at a relaxed pace. Replay value is high, and the price of $1.99, which you need to pay for an ad-free version, is not too much. However, the game might be a little too simplistic to keep you coming back and choosing this over other digital board games.
The app requires you to either sign up through Facebook or create an account to play. Registration only takes a few seconds, thankfully. If you join through Facebook, you can invite your friends to play or tell people you're looking for a game on your wall. Once you've picked a game, Word Crack gives you a board with a 4x4 group of letters. You slide you fingers along the tiles to make words and score points based on the length and difficulty of the words you create. You and your opponent take turns finding as many words as you can on the same board; the best score after three rounds wins. There are a few power-ups that give you clues, extra time, or other perks. If you win, you're awarded coins that let you start new games.
Word Crack uses an incredibly simple formula executed well. With unlimited letter possibilities and the added bonus of weird, quirky power-ups that animate the screen, Word Crack is a fun time-waster. The rounds take a little while to complete, which makes it less addictive and a little more of a chore than other, similar wait-for-your-friends-to-play games like Words With Friends. However, if you've got 5 minutes or more, playing this game on your Android device is not a terrible way to spend it.
VERSION WITHOUT ADS App Stores New Game of 2012 If you like Angry Words, you'll love Word Crack, a fast and fun word game to challenge your friends. Who will find the most words in two minutes?Word Crack is asynchronous and cross-platform. Play against your Facebook friends or against random users of any platform. Besides, there are unlimited simultaneous games!Form as many words as you can by dragging your fingers across the letters on the board upwards, downwards, backwards, diagonally, etc. Every game has three rounds, and every round, two turns of two minutes each, so you have to be really fast! The winner will be the player who gets a higher score.You can use the special tile spaces on the board to get more points. And remember to use the Power-Ups to find more words and win more easily!Word Crack is available in 12 languages: Spanish, American English, British English, Catalan, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese and now, also Basque!Play Angry Words on Facebook!Already a fan of the game?Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/WordCrackFollow us on Twitter: @wordcrackRecent changes:New Time's Up AnimationNotifications improvementsBug fixesContent rating: Everyone
What's new in this version: New Time's Up AnimationNotifications improvementsBug fixes
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