Summary: Pros: If you've played bookworm before it's very similar. The DS has to be held sideways (on the DS lite) the left screen gives you the bonus words etc... while the right screen is for you to create the words. Easy lay out on the eyes. If you like games like Words with Friends or Scrabble you will enjoy bookworm. Allows you to build your skills. When you create certain words you get new books in your library.
Summary: I first played this on the computer, so I had a clue. However, on the DS, once I get going, I'll look up and a lot more time has passed than I'd expected. Some minor annoyances, like too many letter "U"s may get thrown out all together, but if I read the instructions, it might help!
Summary: I am a woman of a certain age (wink wink) and received a DS-XL for Christmas. I told everyone only puzzles or word games - no Sonic the hedgehog for me! I have never in my life played a video game, but I love word games, and thought this would keep my brain fresh. I do so enjoy this game, and in 5 days completed all the libraries. I thought there would be bells and whistles and some kind of fantasy word game would open up, but, alas, it did not.
Summary: Let me say first, I love Bookworm. I have it on my PC and was excited about the DS version. So much fun to play, just like the PC version. BUT, you have to play this with the DS held vertically, with the touch screen side on the right. This makes awkward play for left-handed players. I still love the game, I just wish game developers would consider us lefties.
Summary: If you like the computer version, you will love this, too. The DSi makes this game portable and that makes it convenient. I have loved Bookworm since the game first came out. It's great for retirees, too!
Summary: I have spent many hours playing the online version of this game. On the pc, with a mouse, gameplay is pretty much perfect. You can click and drag to form your word, double-click the last letter, hit enter on the keyboard ... there are many techniques to select and enter words. The DS port is a good implementation, but with a couple of flaws. First, note that the game loads in portrait mode.
Bingo-Karen Haney "Reader, Reviewer, and BOOK..., Amazon
14 January 2010
Summary: I love word games and this one is fun to play by myself. I challenge myself to find longer words each time I play and to beat my score from the time before. I do think it could be a little more challenging but for young people (I am an adult) it really would be great for spelling and vocabulary as when there is an unusual word chosen, the worm gives a simple to understand definition.
Summary: This is the sort of computer game I like. Not the same as the Bookworm version for the pc. It accepts most, but not some of English words. You can't alter the dictionary for the game but if you struggle it accepts most American variations to help you along