Everyone’s most loved word game now has more features to enjoy. Here is our complete review:
Scrabble HD iPad app includes a lot of special modes and game styles. Though the rules and gameplay haven’t changed, there are several features added for more enjoyment and better social interactions.
In Play Now mode, you can compete against a computer or challenge yourself in a solo game. The newest feature of this app allows you to play against your Facebook friends. Here, you can chat with them or nudge them to remind them of their turn.
Playing with your friends in the same local network is also possible. You can connect using Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Your friends need to have their own devices such as iPad, iPhone or iPod to be able to use this mode. For 3 or more players, Party Play is recommended. You have your iPad as your board and your iPhone and iPod as your racks. However, connecting through Wi-Fi is next to impossible so Bluetooth is much preferred (though it also has some issues). This makes the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth functions pretty much a disappointment.
But if you want to play using only one device and without the need of internet connection, Scrabble HD allows you to do that with its Pass N’ Play feature. You and your friends can take turns placing your words on the board.
Scrabble HD also gives you the option to customize the difficulty and style of each game. There is the classic game, 75 or 150 point game, and 8 or 12 round game to choose from. This app also has its built-in dictionary to check whether your words are valid or not. If you’ve run out of words, the Best Word tool will give you the word with the highest points. The Teacher tool shows you the best possible word after you made your turn. It actually challenges to do better next time.
Although Scrabble HD iPad app has issues on its Wi-Fi and Bluetooth functions, this game is still an essential iPad app. You can enjoy playing the world’s most favorite crossword game in HD.
Scrabble HD is available on iTunes for 99 cents until July 4th. It will go back to its original price of $9.99 after the Independence Day Sale.
Pros – great graphics; different modes and special features; portrait and landscape mode; can play with Facebook friends;
Cons – Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connection issues;
Scrabble HD is an essential app on your iPad. It has several new features and game styles for you to enjoy. Although there is a connection issue about its Wi-Fi and Bluetooth functions, this classic game is still extremely fun to play.
Compatibility: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later
Seller: Electronic Arts Inc.
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Price: $ 0.99 this July 4th weekend. $9.99 original price. [iTunes Link]