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  • Publisher: Bo Jiang
  • Genre: Word
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 13.7 MB
  • Version: 1.2
  • Price: $0.99
  • Average User Rating:
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App description: +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Highlights:
~ 86,800 words supported
~ 19 levels
~ use word frequency for score, --the unique and only game in AppStore
~ straightforward, challenging and easy to play
~ can query frequency of any given word quickly
~ list of 100 most popular words, and list of 100 least popular words
~ list of player's 100 most popular words, and list of player's 100 least popular words
~ online explanation
~ iPhone version already got 4 stars, and enhancements are made in this version based on customer reviews
~ OpenFeint leader board and achievement support
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Are you a vocabulary guru? Try this.

Use given characters to form word.
Your score will be the position of the word in word frequency list. That is, you'll score 7 for word "that", and 7469 for word "deer".

The rarer the word, the higher the score.

For each game, there are at least two possible words, with one has higher score.

Want to dig out something from 86,800 words? You'll find out lots of THINGS that you never thought to be a word before. And, just by one tap, the explanation of the word is shown to you (need Internet access).

The least length of word is 4 (there're too much abbreviation words with 2 or 3 characters), and this limit will increase when you get level-up.

At the beginning, only the first 5000 words in word frequency list is open to you (words beyond this range can still appear with a chance). With level-up, you'll unlock more words.

Have fun.

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Summary:

IGameYou today announces HiWord Universal 1.0, an interesting and challenging word game fit for both word newbies and gurus. The gameplay is much easy and straightforward, - just to make words using given characters. The interesting and challenging part is that your score is the frequency rank of the word you make. That is, the rarer the word, the higher the score. It is the only and unique word game based on word frequency in AppStore. It supports 86,800 words, and 19 levels.


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Beijing, China - IGameYou today is pleased to announce HiWord Universal 1.0l, the universal version of its 4 stars iPhone application HiWord. The gameplay is much easy and straightforward, - just to make words using given characters. The interesting and challenging part is that your score is the frequency rank of the word you make. That is, the rarer the word, the higher the score. It is the only and unique word game based on word frequency in AppStore. It supports 19 levels, 86,800 words, as well as online explanation of these words.

The iPhone version of this game has already got 4 stars. This version adds iPad/iOS4 compatibility, plus 3 new features: list of 100 most popular words, list of 100 least popular words, and functionality to query frequency of any word.

Feature Highlights:
* 86,800 words supported
* 19 levels
* use word frequency for score, --the unique and only game in AppStore
* straightforward, challenging and easy to play
* can query frequency of any given word quickly
* online explanation
* list of 100 most popular words, and list of 100 least popular words
* list of player's 100 most popular words, and list of player's 100 least popular words
* OpenFeint leader board and achievement support

"Unique word game! The game is very easy to learn, and will put your word prowess to the test. What is nice, is that people of all word skill levels can play the game." - Mysticway

"I like the idea of scoring based on word rank, but it would be really cool to see a list say of the top 100 most common words and the bottom 100." - Picon

"Fun game, surprisingly challenging!" - mallorysd

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* 13.7 MB

Pricing and Availability:
HiWord Universal 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
07-21-2010, 12:51 PM
#2
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: U.S.
Posts: 598
I have the regular version and it's a really great and unique word game. The graphics don't look so pretty but gameplay is excellent!

Looking for a Beta Tester? PM me!!

07-21-2010, 01:12 PM
#3
you get one set of scrambled letters and you make one word at a time? Or do you make a bunch?
07-21-2010, 01:14 PM
#4
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 3,559
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Funny how there is a built in browser.
07-21-2010, 01:15 PM
#5
Also, is there retina display? I am interested but the way the letters and numbers are in colored diamonds, might be hard to see :/
07-21-2010, 01:28 PM
#6
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: U.S.
Posts: 598
@unbroken yea u get a set of letters to make 1 word. But you gotta make the best possible word (rarest). The more common the word, the less points. I'm not sure if it has REtina display though.

Looking for a Beta Tester? PM me!!
07-21-2010, 07:11 PM
#7
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 24
Hi,

retina display is on working, and will be available soon.
07-30-2010, 10:13 AM
#8
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 24
@LordVader, thank you, man