Being a big fan of the Facebook version of Scramble, I was very keen to see how Zynga's masterful word game would translate to the iPhone platform. Thankfully, I wasn't disappointed.
For those who have never played it before, Word Scramble is a fast and frenzied wordsearch game in which you must find as many words as you can in the alloted time. This iPhone version of Word Scramble features three different game modes - solo, play and pass, and online.
You make words simply by clicking on the first letter and dragging your finger onto adjacent letters. Points are awarded depending on the length of the word you make. To help you out you can rotate the board by holding opposite ends of the game board and rotating it.
The one-player and pass the board (for two, three or four players) modes are great fun, but it's the online mode where all the action is in Word Scramble. Here, you get to play puzzles live with loads of players online. The placings update live for the duration of the game, and the addition of profile pictures makes this even more interesting.
There are a few options you can tinker around with in Scramble, such as the size of the gaming grid, time limit, and sound toggling. Unfortunately, games can only last up to three minutes, and the board size can't be bigger than 5x5, which feels a little restrictive at times.
On the whole though, this is one of the most polished word games for the iPhone.
- For technical reasons, the download links to the App Store of Apple iTunes where you can download the program directly to your computer or your iPhone/iPod Touch