Called the latest innovation in word games by its developer, today’s free game Word Ring is really something new and fresh on the market. Game has little to do with “my precious” in Lord of the Rings, although be careful – it IS addictive and gets you hooked in no time.
The idea of this game is to create words from the selection of letters given; new letter blocks are added all of the time, so the pressure element is always present. Letters are presented in the form of the ring, so you do not see the whole selection at a time – this makes it a little more complicated.
Game has two options – the Classic one and the Rush one. Classic option requires you to create words more and more quickly, as letter blocks keep on falling more and more rapidly as you progress. Needless to say, the Rush option is for all those adrenalin junkies out there – you’ve got 2 minutes to find as many words as you can (extra time is given for every word you find, so if you’re good at word games… wouldn’t even notice where that last 30 mins have gone).
Another good thing – you can compete against the world with the worldwide Leader Board! Create longer words (it gives you more points), avoid repetitions, and you might see your name topping the chart shortly.
When it comes to appearance, we bend our heads for the 3D graphics of this app; layout is good, with easy navigation, letting you enjoy the experience to the full. App is available in 6 languages – English, German, Dutch, French, Spanish and Italian.
There are downsides though, such as:
– you can only create words between 3 to 10 letters, longer words are not accepted;
– although developers say the app uses 80,000 words in each language, some words are not accepted; this is especially true in languages other than English (e.g. in German version we could not find the word “Junge”, which is a very widely used word, meaning “a boy”).
The app is quite new and still has not enough ratings to display on App Store, but we think – other than those minor disadvantages – the app is great and above all challenging, with lots of achievements on your way!
Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad.Requires iOS 4.3 or later.