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iPhone: Letter Bug

05-03-2009, 04:51 PM
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Letter Bug

Letter Bug is now #50 in Games.

"Letter Bug" is a frantically fun and challenging word game from iPhone game experts, Portable Zoo. Exercise your brain in this clever departure from traditional word games as you spell words from layers of letters. The bigger the words and the faster you spell them, the more points you get. As you “clear” letter layers, more letters come up onto the primary layer to use. Players utilize the touch screen to tap out letters and spell words. Players can also utilize “shake” to shake up the screen and scramble for new letters.

Additionally, bonus letters appear in a variety of colors to add a variety of bonus points and/or bonus time to your score. One novel feature is the “theme bonus”. There are six different background screen environments and when players spell words that match the environment, (e.g. spelling “rain” on the storm screen) they will get additional bonus points.

Features:

• 3 Game Modes: Playthrough (play through 6 distinct themes), Score Attack (try to beat your previous high score), Challenge (tests your ultimate skill in infinite play).

• Touch Screen. Tap‐out letters utilizing Iphone Touch Screen.

• Shake it up! Shuffle your remaining letters by shaking the Iphone.

• Hold spell letters as you build words, shake up the screen to add new letters
and increase your word choices. You can build words up to 9 letters long.

•5 different Scoring Power‐Up Letters: Extra time, extra shuffle, and 2 differentscoring multipliers. Combine power‐ups to boost scores even more.

• 6 themed environments with Bonus. Spell words according to background themes and score even more points.

• Track high scores in all modes for up to 5 players."

Letter Bug Lite
http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=307958267&mt=8

Letter Bug $1.99
http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=305376777&mt=8

Review from STP
http://www.slidetoplay.com/story/letter-bug-review

Video Review
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMiy87ZbXI0
05-03-2009, 04:52 PM
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05-03-2009, 05:07 PM
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That kid playing in the video should take a vocabulary course :O
Tin, tin, tin, ted?

GameCenter/OpenFeint/Plus+/Agon/Gameloft Live/Xbox LIVE/PSN ID: VoodooVyper
05-03-2009, 05:40 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by VoodooVyper View Post
That kid playing in the video should take a vocabulary course :O
Tin, tin, tin, ted?
http://define.com/ted "to spread manure"
Apparently that is a word.. learn something new
05-03-2009, 05:56 PM
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Another one that looks good....Dave you need to stop!
05-03-2009, 06:02 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveMc99 View Post
http://define.com/ted "to spread manure"
Apparently that is a word.. learn something new
I think he was commenting on all the 3 letter words...
But I at least learned something from that post.
05-03-2009, 06:06 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by worldcup1100 View Post
I think he was commenting on all the 3 letter words...
But I at least learned something from that post.
I know was being a bit silly. Looks a bit like a cross between boggle/alphabetic
05-24-2009, 08:06 PM
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Posts: 507
For a game in the top 100, this has thread has very few comments. Did no one here like the game? Or was it just not worth commenting on? I'm curious, since it's 99 cents until tomorrow...