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Overall 8

Does the job but has room for improvement

A. T. Richards "Andrew", amazon.co.uk
12 March 2005
  • Summary: As a licensed version of Scrabble this does the job and is very playable despite a number of minor faults. The GBA screen is just up to showing the full standard board onscreen (an SP isn't essential here) and supports two levels of zoom. Its dictionary is impressively large without any obvious omissions. It does include a range of obscure words some more dubious/obscure than others (e.g. gadso, unde, miaul, bas, smirr, euoi and many more).
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Overall 4

Not as good as Gameboy Colour version

Richard Herring, amazon.co.uk
23 September 2003
  • Summary: I agree that the Gameboy colour version is far superior and that the advance version is too easy to beat in expert level. It also seems to get stuck in a sequence of passing moves for no good reason. I would like to see a version where instead of the animated opponent you are able to see the board and your letters for the next go, so, as in a real game, you have time to work out your potential move whilst waiting for your opponent to go.
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Overall 10

Scrabble - fit the whole board into your GBA!

M. Paget "mickeyboy", amazon.co.uk
23 May 2003
  • Summary: This is a great game, excellent for taking on holiday with you, and you can play up to a four player game on it and pass it round to your mates when it's their go. You can zoom in on the board for those with poor eyesight, and change the graphical style of the board too. As for it being easy to beat, well I must be a right thicket 'cos playing the CPU, it soon gets as tough as nails.
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Overall 6

Scrabbling for purchase

L. Bowers, amazon.co.uk
11 May 2003
  • Summary: Scrabble for Gameboy Advance is quite simply one of the best ways to while away boring train journeys. As one might expect, the graphics are a little more polished than the Gameboy Colour version. Graphical representations of the 10 different levels of computer opponent muse away in a pop-up window on the computer's turn to move. Two mini-games in the form of anagram and conundrum are thrown in by Ubi-soft, and provide a little lexical diversion.
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Overall 10

Scrabble on the move...

L. Bowers, amazon.co.uk
11 April 2003
  • Summary: Having been a fan of Scrabble for many years now, I had to think long and hard before shelling out my hard earned cash on the GBA version - Could a small portable console do it justice? The answer to that question is a resounding YES. Presentation is excellent and the control system is very intuitive. The usual game options are all available ("Lose Turn" for a wrong word etc) and the official Scrabble dictionary is in there, albeit in a *slightly* trimmed form.
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Overall 2

Don't buy this

Colin JONES "ColinSJones", amazon.co.uk
28 August 2002
  • Summary: Scrabble for the gameboy advance is not nearly as good as Scrabble for Gameboy colour. The previous version of this software allows you to save games, an essential function with what may be a long game. The Gameboy advance does not have this feature which make it pretty unusable. If you take my advice, I would stick with the gameboy colour version.
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Overall 8

Great implementation, ok player

Mr. F. Woodroffe, amazon.co.uk
3 April 2002
  • Summary: Ubisoft have done an fairly impressive job of bringing the world's greatest word based board game to the GBA. The implementation and presentation are excellent, with three game types (standard, anagram and conundrum), three board styles and ten play levels. It almost contains the full Chamber's Official Scrabble list. I say 'almost' because I tried to play a strong expletive (a genuine play, honest!) which was rejected.
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Overall 7

User Review

Younger, WiiG
23 October 2005