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  • Publisher: Zach Gage
  • Genre: Word
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 14.1 MB
  • Version: 4.0.3
  • Price: $2.99
  • Average User Rating: 4.8 (10)
App description: - Originally written about in The New York Times, featured in Apple Stores, heard about on NPR, and played by millions, SpellTower is back and better than ever! -

* SMARTER *
Forget that old iffy dictionary- SpellTower is now sporting the full official Merriam-Webster Collegiate, and Merriam-Webster Unabridged word sets!

* PLAYS better *
Two new modes, Super Tower Mode on the iPad Pro, and Zen Mode for all modern devices.

Need a break from those pesky length requirement tiles? Zen mode is what SpellTower fans have been waiting for!

* FEELS great *
Full Taptic Engine support! If you're playing on a iPhone 7 or 7+, just wait till you make a 5+ letter word :)

* LOOKS fantastic *
Fully redone graphics pay homage to the original art while bringing SpellTower into the modern design era. Support for all new mobile iOS devices that have been released since the last SpellTower update (iPad Pro, iPhone 6 and 6+), and glorious 60 frames-per-second animation.

* Has LESS bugs *
Debate mode works great and all the save-related bugs are finally fixed. No more finding your games periodically reset, or missing, after updating to a new device.

* Available in NEW languages *
Available separately today: SpellTower Français, and SpellTower Nederlands apps! More languages coming soon...

It has been a long journey to get this release out, please enjoy it!

-zach

- - - -  WORDS + STRATEGY = AWESOME

Pick your words wisely! As you work, more tiles rise from the bottom of the screen, and it'll take all of your lexicological wits, and tactical know-how to keep them down. If any of the letters make it to the top row, it's game over.

SIX AMAZING MODES
- TOWER MODE : No pressure here. Try and get the highest score possible out of 140 tiles, eliminating small words to set up 7- and 8-letter blockbusters!

- PUZZLE MODE : Every word you make adds a new row of letters! Strategic word finding at its best.

- EXTREME PUZZLE MODE : Puzzle mode with the minimum word length cranked up. Experts only!

- ZEN MODE : Puzzle mode without any length requirements.

- RUSH MODE : Rows of letters build up over time. Find words as fast as you can, but be careful you don't back yourself into a corner!

- DEBATE MODE : Feeling good? Challenge your friends in this intense online multiplayer mode.

- [Bonus!] SUPER TOWER MODE : (iPad Pro only) Try and get the highest score possible out of 432 tiles, eliminating small words to set up 7- and 8-letter blockbusters!

GAME CENTER leader boards and achievements, for each mode, and highest scoring word!

- - - - WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Best Word Game! - 148Apps' 2011 Best App Ever Awards
- Touch Arcade's Favorite Puzzle game of 2011 -

Ranked #2 in Mashable's Top 10 iPhone Word Games

"Simple, stylish and furiously addictive. Far and away the best pure word game on iOS." 5/5 stars - Tap! Magazine

"I'm obsessed, I'm ignoring my family!" - John Moe, NPR Marketplace

"guaranteed to entertain" - IGN

"by far one of the best [word puzzle games] in recent years" - 4.5/5 Stars - Editors Choice - 148Apps

"SpellTower is an extraordinary word game that deserves a place among the best of the genre." - 4/4 - SlideToPlay

"The Boggle Tetris That We Needed - Kotaku's Gaming App of The Day

"A must-buy for word fiends, SpellTower is an uncommonly attractive and thoughtfully designed puzzler" - 9/10 - Gold Award - Pocket Gamer

"Nervy, humbling, and strangely energizing. If you can handle the stress, SpellTower is magnificent" - EDGE Magazine

"A superb word game... for anyone in your household who loves a good word teaser, even the most technologically-challenged. Grab it and start spelling!" - JayIsGames

"It's Boggle on crack... only costs 2$, and your life." - Weekend Confirmed

"The best word game you haven't played", "A brain-picking puzzler" - Pitchfork / KillScreen Magazine

"Im already convinced SpellTower is a significantly better game [than PopCaps Bookworm]." - playontap.com

stfj's comments:




SpellTower is out today! Click the icon above for an appstore link to the game



www.spelltower.com

A Word Game that Does Your iPad Justice.
With its huge 10x15 tile grid, SpellTower has room for some serious word strategy.
Find and swipe words in 4 challenging modes. Finding words clears them from the screen, dropping any tiles above.

Make long words or use bonus tiles to clear extra letters from the screen!

Words + Strategy = Awesome
Pick your words wisely!

As you work, more tiles rise from the bottom of the screen, and it'll take all of your lexicological wits and tactical know-how to keep them down. If any of the letters make it to the top row, it's game over.

Four Amazing Modes

Tower Mode
No pressure here. Try and get the highest score possible out of 150 letters, eliminating small words to set up 7- and 8-letter blockbusters!

Puzzle Mode
Every word you make adds a new row of letters! Strategic word finding at its best.

Extreme Puzzle Mode
Like Puzzle mode, but with the minimum word length cranked up. Experts only!

Rush Mode
Rows of letters build up over time. Find words as fast as you can, but be careful you don't back yourself into a corner!

Game Center Integration
Show off how smart you are with online leaderboards for each mode and best word!

Even my Mom, who hasn't played a videogame since Tetris, is addicted to SpellTower.





11-17-2011, 12:13 AM
#2
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 437
like all your other games so ill give this one a try

11-17-2011, 12:42 AM
#3
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 5,146
I lost interest in Halcyon rather fast, never really got into Bit Pilot, but Unify has been enough for me to continue feeling like I'll buy whatever this dev releases sight unseen. At least thus far.
11-17-2011, 12:56 AM
#4
Senior Member [Original Poster]
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 137
Thanks caltab

sorry you didn't feel the recent games Gabrien, I hope you enjoy this one!
11-17-2011, 02:19 AM
#5
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 5,146
Impressions

This a great time to be releasing word games, and this one is very, very good. Clean, crisp graphics and interface, good variety of game modes, and core gameplay that simply works. Put simply: if you enjoy word games you want to add this one to your collection.
11-17-2011, 03:40 AM
#6
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 4,443
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gabrien View Post
This a great time to be releasing word games, and this one is very, very good. Clean, crisp graphics and interface, good variety of game modes, and core gameplay that simply works. Put simply: if you enjoy word games you want to add this one to your collection.
^this

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11-17-2011, 05:55 AM
#7
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 505
Looks pretty cool, tis a shame it is only for iPad.
11-17-2011, 07:47 AM
#8
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 3,937
That's quite some pedigree, almost has me sold. I'm going to wait for a few more impressions before diving in.

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11-17-2011, 08:14 AM
#9
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: The Westcountry UK
Posts: 510
Quote:
Originally Posted by sapphire_neo View Post
That's quite some pedigree, almost has me sold. I'm going to wait for a few more impressions before diving in.
Buy it...as has been said here Zach makes smart polished games worth both your time and your money. Why wait? Personally this game along with Electric Box 2.5 are easily enough to keep me entertained this week.
11-17-2011, 08:36 AM
#10
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Singapore
Posts: 98
"Zach Gage" and "new app" was enough for me to click Buy.

That said, I'm not even a fan of word games and I'm already in love with Spell Tower. It's like Tetris with words packaged in a gorgeously clean design.