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iPhone: Word Solitaire: Aurora ☀ Release

10-26-2010, 03:40 PM
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Word Solitaire: Aurora ☀ Release



Dogs Playing Poker developer, Candywriter, is pleased to announce the release of Word Solitaire: Aurora for iPhone/iPod touch! The game is also available for Mac and will appear shortly for iPad.

Word Solitaire: Aurora
The long-awaited sequel to Word Solitaire has finally arrived! Look northwards and to the stars for a dazzling display of word creation and traditional solitaire!

Drag letters onto each other to arrange them into words. Flip over cards to expose more letters and complete the level by using all provided letters in the creation of words.

Acclaimed by critics and users alike for its unique gameplay, the 4.5-star original Word Solitaire has consistently ranked amongst the most popular word games on the App Store for the last couple of years.

Key Features
☀ A 250-Level "Campaign"
☀ High-resolution Retina graphics
☀ Full Game Center support
☀ A comprehensive tutorial to help you pick up the game in minutes
☀ Compete against users around the world on the daily puzzle
☀ Configure a game with your own settings in Quick Play mode
☀ Stunning displays of the aurora change each day
☀ All-new twists like wildcards
☀ Also available for Mac and iPad!

Screenshots


YouTube Video


iTunes Link
http://tinyurl.com/26h3qw3

Giveaway
We are giving away copies of the Mac version today over on this thread:
http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=71120
11-03-2010, 03:32 PM
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11-03-2010, 03:37 PM
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Out of curiosity, how does this differ from the original? It looks pretty much the same. What would make me buy this if I already have the first?

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11-03-2010, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Mindfield View Post
Out of curiosity, how does this differ from the original? It looks pretty much the same. What would make me buy this if I already have the first?
I was curious about that as well but I guess it really is almost all of those KEY features that's new:

Word Solitaire: Aurora brings everything from the original plus:

☀ A 250-Level "Campaign" will keep you hooked for months
☀ High-resolution Retina graphics
☀ Full Game Center support
☀ A comprehensive tutorial will help you pick up the game in minutes
☀ Compete against users around the world on the daily puzzle
☀ Configure a game with your own settings in Quick Play mode
☀ Stunning displays of the aurora change each day
☀ All-new twists like wildcards spice up the play
☀ Also available for your Mac and iPad!

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11-03-2010, 04:44 PM
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This is a lot more polished than the first one. Great game and well worth 59p!
11-03-2010, 06:17 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LordGek View Post
I was curious about that as well but I guess it really is almost all of those KEY features that's new:

Word Solitaire: Aurora brings everything from the original plus:

☀ A 250-Level "Campaign" will keep you hooked for months
☀ High-resolution Retina graphics
☀ Full Game Center support
☀ A comprehensive tutorial will help you pick up the game in minutes
☀ Compete against users around the world on the daily puzzle
☀ Configure a game with your own settings in Quick Play mode
☀ Stunning displays of the aurora change each day
☀ All-new twists like wildcards spice up the play
☀ Also available for your Mac and iPad!
Except Wildcards; those are in the original, too. The rest sounds like mostly window dressing with a little extra like a tutorial (not needed if you already know how to play) and high score competition with a daily puzzle via GameCenter. Not really a sequel so much as an update. I'll stick with the original.

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