These days, you can do so many things using your smartphone or tablet like going online, paying bills, preparing documents, watching movies, and playing games. There are plenty of mobile and online games to choose from, so downloading them is already half the fun. Word games are some of the most downloaded and played because of their colourful interface, easy mechanics, and challenging yet rewarding game play, and WordsWorth is one of those games.
Introduction to WordsWorth
WordsWorth was released in 2008 by 99Games and is engineered at Robosoft. It is currently at version 4.3.4, with the latest update released in May just this year. It is a word search game that has a colourful interface and fun graphics, plus other various features that make it even more entertaining. It can be played Android, iOS, and Mac devices, so there are plenty of chances to enjoy it.
How to play
Before playing, you will need to choose whether you would like to play solo or with an opponent. In addition, you get to pick a game mode. Moreover, you can also choose the minimum word size (3, 4, or 5-letter words), the size of the letter grid (4 up to 7), and the maximum shuffle count (0-3).
Like other word search games, you can build words in WordsWorth through two ways: tapping and swiping. Tap the letters of the word you wish to form and as you tap them, the word will appear on the top part of your screen. Once you’ve formed the word, you need to tap the complete word on top of the screen. If you opt to swipe, you drag your finger over the letters as you spell a word out. Once you lift your finger off the screen, your word will automatically be submitted if it is valid.
If you find yourself stuck at finding a word, use the shuffle button to get a new set of letters. However, you will be warned about receiving a timed tile. Plus, using the shuffle button is limited to up to 3 times only, so use it wisely.
Score-wise, the longer a word, the higher your score will be, especially if you use special tiles that carry bonuses. Along with the words you form, their total value is also displayed before being submitted.
WordsWorth has three game modes: classic, timed, and tumble.
In classic mode, you play at a relaxed place because there is no time limit unless a timed tile appears in the grid. If you aren’t able to use a timed tile to form a word within the given time limit, the tile will explode and the game ends.
If you want a little challenge, go for the timed mode. You are given a minute and a half to build as many words as you can. The game ends when the time is up or when a timed tile remains unused.
Double the challenge by playing in tumble mode. In the other two modes, the honeycomb-shaped grid is already filled with letters once a game of WordsWorth begins. In tumble mode, however, the letters trickle in one at a time. Your goal is to prevent the tiles from reaching the top, otherwise the game will end. In addition, there is also a time limit here, so not only are you racing to stop the tiles from overflowing, you also race against time.
These three game modes can be played when you’re in a single player game. When you’re up against a random opponent, you simply find a word and you get another turn once your opponent has submitted his or her word.
There are various kinds of tiles in this game. The default WordsWorth tiles are brown/yellow in color, while green tiles give you bonuses when you use them to build words. Gold tiles give you even bigger bonuses, so make sure to use them as soon as they appear. A defuse tile is used to clear all the timed tiles on the grid and it is easy to spot because of its red color. If you need an extra shuffle count, use the yellow-orange auto shuffle time as it scrambles the game without any penalty and using it does not decrease the amount of shuffles you have. In timed mode, you can use the green time gainer tiles to get an additional 10 seconds. There are also different reward tiles that can get you more bonus points and help you form words like the wildcard tile that can represent any letter. Beware of timed tiles that are red and have a shocked face on them.
WordsWorth is more fun than other word games because of its different customizable features that cater to the different word-building levels of its players. It has a wide variety of colourful tiles that can attract people of all ages and its modes offer different challenges that can motivate you to do better.