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Bookworm (PC)

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Manufacturer: Mumbo Jumbo / Genre: Family & Entertainment

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      15.01.2009 22:34
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      Overall the game is fun, entertaining and you'll learn some new words along the way!

      Even thinking about Book Worm just delayed me writing this review as i had to have a quick five minute fix of it!

      As you may be able to tell if you've read my other reviews, im easily hooked on games by Mumbo Jumbo but the reason is that they are quality through and through.

      The best thing about Book Worm in my opinion is the fact that it can help you to learn new words. The game is based around a library and books in general and gives you a small side-kick in the form of the worm shown in the product image. He'll tell you hints and tips throughout the game and even tell you the meaning of some of the words you're putting in.

      The game gives you a selection of letters in an almost honey-comb style grid and the idea is to use letters to join up to form words with a minimum of 3 letter words allowed. As your points build up you'll go up in levels which are awarded in the form of various jobs such as Librarian and Publisher. As you progress the letters given are a bit more random, making you think more, with evil fiery letters appearing for less imaginative words. The fiery letters will eat down the row it is on turn by turn if you don't use it up. If it reaches the bottom it'll burn your grid of letters and you'll fail.

      The music is light hearted and appropriate with tense music when the fiery letters appear. There are two modes, Classic and Action, with the first simply being a case of following the game through until you fail and the second seeming to be faster paced and more difficult (though no explanation of the differences is given).

      Overall the game is fun, entertaining and you'll learn some new words along the way (when you get desperate you might try some random ones that will be right, a changing bar across the top will turn green when you have a correct word)

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        11.12.2008 19:37
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        the word game that glues you to your computer while teaching you new vocabulary

        Bookworm will always be my favorite game. It looks like a kid's game and the truth is even adults will like playing this for sure.

        The objective of this game is to save the library from burning by linking letters together, creating as many words a possible, and using especially those letters that are starting to be on fire to prevent them from the toucing the library's floor and spreading the fire elsewhere.

        The cute thing here is that the bookworm continously eat up the words that you created while giving you a score depending on the length of the word and score per letter, sometimes defining the not so common ones that you have spelled thus further expanding your vocabulary. the speed of the game gradually becomes faster as you become promoted thus more challenge is encountered.

        The music of the game is also quite cute and quite appropriate, and it really adds some element to the thrill of this game.

        This is best for people who like word games. those who like scrabble will surely like this too. To tell you honestly, i became addicted to this game and i guess, i will always be.

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          05.10.2008 02:12
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          A decent game, which can be played for free.

          Bookworm is one of the most addictive games you can play. You can play this game for free (for a limited amount of time) just by googling it, so it's already value for money!
          Basically, there is a board of tiles, and each tile has a letter on it. The aim is to get rid of the tiles by creating words with tiles, but you have to link the letters together using only the tiles that are touching each other.

          Occasionally you will get a green lettered tile fall down. These give you extra points if you use them in a word, but also, you will get red hot tiles fall down. You need to use these as soon as possible. Each time you take a turn without using that letter, it will burn through the letter below it, gradually getting nearer and nearer the bottom of the board. You need to use it to get rid of it as soon as possible, because once it burns to the bottom, it sets the 'library' on fire, resulting in game over!

          The longer the words are that you make, the more points you get, and the less likely you are to get the red hot tiles fall down. If you are running out of words that you can see, you can scramble the letters by click on the bookworm on the left hand side of the screen

          A very addictive game, even if a little repetitive.

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            29.08.2008 17:56
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            Make words, use burning tiles & score as much as possible!

            There are lots of places online where you can also play this and the one common factor about them all is the game is SUPER ADDICTIVE!

            Its a puzzle game where you try to make words from the letters displayed on the screen. You can only use letters that touch each other and you can only use each letter once. The longer your word is, the more points it earns you & points will not only improve your overall and final score but they will also help you to improve your ranking on the game. And theres one of the addictive factors of the game.

            How high can I get my score?
            How high can I get my rank?

            If your asking that after your 1st few games then you are addicted , but that is NOT a bad thing. Bookworm is educational. You are improving your spelling and you'll learn new words as well (certain versions have a dictionary function that actually tells you what the word you submitted means which is very clever and very helpful).

            Using letters like Q,Z & X help you to score higher scores for words (I advise you to remember the word QUA) and a good strategy is to try and add ED, ING or S on the end of a word to make it longer and score even more points.

            Personally my best score ever is 6,440,790, finishing on level 46 with a rank of Bookworm Supreme and thats playing completely honestly, no cheats involved at all.

            The game is simple, Bookworm will talk to you now and then. You'll encounter hazards like red burning letters which you must use before they get to the bottom of the screen or your game is over. There's also useful stuff like green letters which will give you a multiplier bonus on that letters value if you use it in a word.
            In much later levels you'll also see things like diamond letters which give you enormous multiplier bonuses.

            The game is fun to play and if you buy it you can stop a game midway through and pick it up from the same place you left off.

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            11.01.2007 22:29
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            Pc game

            ~~INTRODUCTION~~

            I have played this game now for a while, just to pass time on. Although the real reason for this game was to learn my son how to make and spell words, in which worked very well after a while of him playing. Let me tell you more about the game….

            ~~GAMPLAY~~

            Before you starting the game you can edit the options of the game to your own wishes. Then once you click the game you want to play there is a screen that pops up that tells you a little about the game play your about to play so you have an idea of how to play the game.

            Bookworm is a spelling and making words game. The idea is to make words out of a scrambled board of letters, by highlighting them with a click of your mouse, the letters have to be linked in order to make the word submit, and for each word you get you receive points and also closer to the next level.

            After a while of playing you will notice some letters will turn green, yellow and blue, these are bonus letters which will give you added points if you can use that letter in a word, also you will see the red letters now these have to be used pretty quickly as these destroy the game if they reach the bottom of the board. If you get a good long word it takes less time to go to the next level.

            When you go onto the next level you will see a book with the longest word, best word, and your ranking. On the next level you will be given words to make by the little bookworm, by making this word you will receive extra points. Also you can scramble the board any time you want to by clicking on the worm, although sometimes it can make the red tiles appear so be careful.

            You will also noticed when playing this game that the worm tends to describe the meaning of some words you spell, usually words that look like they don’t make sense but have been counted for. The game does get a little harder as each level is completed, although it is still an easy game to play even for the little ones.

            There are 2 games you can play there is the classic game where you play at your own leisure and no pressure by running against a clock. Then you have the action game which you play against the red burning blocks, you have to be quick into making words as the red burning letters are destroying your board quickly. Once these hit the bottom the game is over.


            ~~SOUND AND GRAPHICS~~

            I like the graphics and also the sounds are not that bad either, I mostly just keep on the effects and not the music. The graphics are easy on the eyes and are very clear.

            ~~AVAILABILITY & PRICE~~

            You can purchase the game here

            http://www.popcap.com/launchpage.php?theGame=bookworm&bw_stayhere=yes - $19 which is around £10

            You can also play the demo here and also online game.

            ~~FINAL THOUGHTS~~

            Well I would recommend this game to people because it’s an easy game and great for kids learning to spell and making words. Although the game can be quite time consuming its great fun for any age. The graphics are good and so are the effects in the game. The price is reasonable. And there is something about the game that gets you drawn to it.

            Thank you for reading.

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            BookWorm brings you great word-building action! Link letters and create words to feed the hungry BookWorm -- but watch out for fiery red letters, because they'll burn your library down if you're not careful!