Some of my favorite games have the word “hero” in their title. There’s guitar hero, DJ hero, and now… Word hero! This game has you searching for words in a jumble of letters. With the ability to find words horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, it’s like the next level from those word searches we all did as kids.
Highly addictive multi-player word finding app similar to Boggle. Everyone plays the same board with results at the end of a 2min30sec game complete with leaderboards to track your progress over hour, day, week and month.
|Does it Fulfill its Purpose?||19||WordHero is a game of speed and words. In each round, you have 2 minutes and 30 seconds to find as many words as you can, and the game gives you points based on how long the words you found were. The catch is that hundreds of players around the world also receive the same round, and at the end of the round you are scored against them to see who did the best! It includes an impressive array of settings that can customize anything from how sensitive the letters are to the colors of everything. The only feature I could think of wanting is a private scoreboard- it would be nice to be able to see how I fare against my friends without having to search through the list for their names.|
|Does it Look Good?||16||While the style of WordHero doesn’t ever get in the way of the gameplay, Some of the iconography doesn’t look great, and the main menu screen doesn’t make the best first impression. The colors of the actual game work well, though, and if there are any that don’t appeal to you they can be customized easily from the settings page.|
|Does it Run Well?||20||WordHero runs less than 1MB when installed to SD and just over 2 when installed to the phone. Its permissions include finding my location (I assume for regional scoreboards), internet access (as the game is played over the internet), the ability to read the phone’s state and identity, and hardware controls.|
|Is it Easy to Use?||18||WordHero’s gameplay has a few complicated tricks to the gameplay, but a tutorial does a decent job of explaining how things work. Also, through simple tricks like having you swipe “start” to begin and giving you tips (along with one 3-letter word to try) when you reach a certain number of incorrect guesses, WordHero subtly teaches you how the game works. It may take a round or two to really get the hang of things, but once you do the gameplay feels simple and natural.|
|Is it Fun?||18||WordHero is both very addicting and very rewarding. While the gameplay itself isn’t extremely diverse on its own, the end-of-match scores, personal records, and global rankings made me want to try again and again until before I knew it, I’d been playing for almost a dozen rounds.|
|Overall Score||91||WordHero is a fun and addictive game that’s easy to jump in and play for a few minutes, or spend a few hours on to see your regular high score. As a free game with great gameplay, I suggest [WordHero] to any Android owner who likes to play word games!|
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