Word Freeze [rating: 4/5]
If you’re familiar with the word game of Boggle then you will feel perfectly at ease with Word Freeze which takes the aforementioned word game and adds a few tweaks.
The challenge is to complete as many words as possible with longer the word the better the score. The game is played on a six by seven grid and you select words either by selecting the individual tiles that adjoin horizontally, vertically or diagonally or by dragging your finger across them.
Tapping the last letter of the word will submit it or you can use the tick button at the bottom of the screen. If the word is valid it will be submitted and points will be scored for the length of the word while bonus points can be earned by using the randomly placed yellow bonus letters.
So far it’s all very Boggle, however this is where the similarities end as the Freeze part of the title comes into play. As you play certain letters will become frozen and if they aren’t cleared by using them in a word they will block the addition of new letters being added to the board, and less letters mean less words!
As well as clearing the frozen letters by using them in words you can also rotate your device to allow the letter blocks to move past any frozen ones. This doesn’t always make new word options for you but there is a final alternative to help you out of tricky spots and that’s the Ice Hammer.
The Ice Hammer allows you to clear a whole range of tiles at once including frozen ones. These are limited though so use them wisely.
The graphics are simple yet effective and the ice effects work well, in fact so much so I’m sure my fingers felt a chill while playing the game!
There are three game modes, Casual, Arcade and Survival mode all add slight tweaks to the game play. Casual and Arcade vary the speed of the freezing letters while Survival mode challenges you to complete words within a 30 second time limit or the game is over.
All of these modes can be tracked on the local high score table including points scored, longest words and top scoring words.
Unlike Boggle the game is a single player game only so don’t expect to b competing againgst anyone else put if you like word puzzle games this should keep you appropriately entertained.
- Nice twist on the classic Boggle word game
- Ice cold looks
- 3 game modes
- Single player only
Reviewed on an iPhone 4
$2.99 (View in iTunes)
Released: Nov 08, 2010
1.0 (iOS 4.0 Tested)
Seller: GAMEBOTICS Inc.
© 2010 GAMEBOTICS Inc.
Requirements:Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later