Summary: No time limits, unlimited 'undo's, a simple concept - this game has to be a piece of cake! Not even close. While the idea (pulling off tiles to form words) is dead simple, winning the game is quite difficult. I've only played the 'daily puzzle' version, as I have no one else to play against, so my review will really only cover that game mode. Still, that alone would be reason to buy it!
Summary: I purchased this game because I'm a big fan of crosswords and other word games. While the gameplay is simple to follow, it quickly becomes repetitive. If you don't mind a game that doesn't advance to much more complex levels (essentially solving the same puzzles with different letters on each different game), this is for you. It's a good game for a casual player, but not for someone who's looking for an in-depth gaming experience.
Summary: I am 66 years old and purchased a nintendo DS for myself at Christmas. I purchased the game Word Jong and have enjoyed it very much. My son, in his 40's, also stated it was hard to put it down. My granddaughter, who is 8, loves using it and I purchased another one for her use. I think with all the texting being done today that children have lost the capacity to learn to spell words correctly.
Graphic Novel / Manga Reader "ownstoomanybooks", Amazon
28 February 2008
Summary: I really like this Word Jong game. At first glance I thought it would be like Mah Jong but was glad it wasn't. The tiles are like Mah Jong but you make words out of the letters that are available on top of the tiles. It is really alot of fun! My favorite part is the daily calendar Word Jong. A puzzle for each day! So far I have solved the whole month of February! You can go back to previous month if you want.
Summary: I was looking for a nice puzzle game for my DS and bought this based on great reviews. I was not disapppointed. I got hooked on the game right away. This game is highly addictive and has good graphics & sound. The multi player mode is a lot of fun and that alone is worth the [...] for the game. The battle mode is pretty good but the early stages are pretty easy for an adult. One useful enhancement that I would like to see is a dictionary/thesaurus option.
Summary: I have both MahJong Quest and this game, WordJong. WordJong is a well-designed game: hats off to Destineer, Gameblend Studios, and Magellen. The graphics look great, and there are small touches (for example, special colored tiles) that make this game special. The screen resolution is noticeably better for this game than MahJong Quest; to be fair, though, more tiles needs to be displayed on the MahJong Quest screen.
Summary: My husband got me this game for christmas. I had asked for marjong qwest and he bought this one by accident. At first I was disappointed not to get the game I had wanted but this game turned out to be a plesant surprise. My favorite GBA game was scrabble blast and now I like this game even better because of the better 2 player options. The best part is being able to play against others. It is neat to be able to challenge my son on his ds, even if he is in another room.
Summary: It's very similar to the Pogo version of WordJong, which is one of the reasons I wanted it. Temple Challenge gives you the opportunity to earn bronze medals, similar to the ranks on pogo. You earn 1 wild card, extra coins for longer words and they have green multiplier tiles. They also have a daily puzzle where you have the opportunity to beat the high score of the day. I like playing the battle mode under single player.
Summary: I would compare this game to a Scrabble type game. It's challenging and shows me that I need to brush up on how many words I know, since I seem to only come up with short words. (lol) So far I really like it and it's something you can play for short periods of time. You don't need to have an hour or two set aside for it.
Summary: This game is a lot like Bookworm that you can play on your PC, but not quite as challenging as the letter area is not as big, and there are no "burning" letters. It could be a bit more challenging, with more letter space like on the PC version, but it's a lot of fun.