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LetterSlider review (iOS / Universal)

February 23, 2013

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10 word description: Tile-based single-player word search high-scoring challenge. Game Center.

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10 word review: Addictive, polished blend of tile sliding and best word creation.

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You will like this if you enjoy: Single player high-score chasing word games.

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The good news: Great twist on making words from tiles without resorting to unnecessary gimmickry. Slick, fast interface. Surprisingly addictive – great risk/reward balance where going for a big word uses valuable time but can give you a great score.

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The bad news: Initially it just doesn’t look like it’s going to be very good, or any better than hundreds of other word games – and this is where it is most likely to lose out. Because it is very good. Oh yes, and it’s iPhone / iPod Touch format, not Universal.

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Arcadelife verdict: As I suspect most people would, I picked this up and thought oh great, another grid based word game. And, of course, I was wrong. It has layers of strategy and compelling gameplay that are not promoted by its formal, staid appearance. I’ve had a lot of fun with this one and it is very close behind Lexual as my favourite single player grid based word game on iOS.

Arcadelife rating

Presentation – 8/10
Visuals – 8/10
Controls – 9/10
Content – 9/10
Fun – 8/10
Final rating – 8/10

VERY GOOD

Rating categories explained here.
Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 3.1
iTunes link

LetterSlider.com website link

Arcadelife played and reviewed this game on:
4th gen iPod Touch (iOS 6.0.1)
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