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 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: This game had been popular on the PC for quite some time. the DS version somehow has improved upon this game. If you liked the PC version you will like this one even better. The classic game mode can last pretty long, maybe too long for a portable. it's good game overall. The only drawback is you need more that one gamepak to enjoy ALL the features of multiplayer.
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!
Possibly the best word game for the Nintendo DS...for now
Shevi "FantasyWeaver", Amazon
31 January 2010
Summary: Book Worm--in any of its many forms--is a highly addictive word game. The game play is quite simple: you get a wall of letter tiles, and you have to connect them to make words, in a style similar to Boggle. Put together long words, and you get special tiles, similar to bonus squares on a Scrabble board. However, if you put together too many short words, you get burning tiles. Tiles cascade downward, and you have to make sure those burning tiles don't reach the bottom.
Summary: This is a relatively simple game, well suited for uncoordinated people like myself who lack the dexterity, eyesight and skill for playing all the action games available for the Nintendo DS and DSI. Essentially, the object is to form words of 3 letters and more using the letter tiles shown on screen, the words in turn filling libraries, book collections and unlocking rooms along the way.
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.