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Review: Scrabble

Scrabble is a word game in which two to four players score points by forming words from individual lettered tiles on a game board marked with a 15-by-15 grid. The words are formed across and down in crossword fashion and must appear in a standard dictionary.  EA’s version (just named: “Scrabble”) follows the same rules everyone has come to love in Scrabble.  The game was developed and published by EA Mobile.  The game currently sells in the app store for $9.99.

Presentation

Firstly, there is no story (not that anyone was expecting one).  Secondly, the menus in this game are amazing.  This game has the the best menus of all the games I’ve played on the iPhone.  EA has done an amazing job with the whole feel of the game.

Score: 10

Graphics

Again, like the presentation, EA pull off an amazing thing, this time the graphics.  The graphics suit the game in almost every way possible.  Take a look for yourself above (at the screens), the game looks exactly how Scrabble was meant to look.

Score: 10

Sound

There isn’t much music in this game (other than the normal bubble menu music), but there are nice sound effects.  There isn’t much to say about the sound effects.  They’re good, but could be more.

Score: 8

Gameplay

I’m not going to go into much detail about Scrabble (since it would take a while).  It the exact same game as the board game (plus many other modes).  Scrabble fans will never ever get bored of this game.  Even casual players will enjoy this game.  This game is everything Scrabble!

Score: 10

Value

Scrabble currently sells for $9.99 in the app store.  For all the things the game gives, this game can easily cover the $10.  Though, at $7.99, the game would sell a lot more copies, and would be seen as a more valued buy.

Score: 9

Lasting Appeal

For anybody who considers themselves a Scrabble fan, this game will last forever.  There are many modes including multiplayer (soon to be over WiFi)!  For casual Scrabble players, this game will also last a long, long time, but they would only play it every once in a while.  This game is amazing for long trips, and camping.

Score: 9

Overall

Even though the score for this game is high, there is only one question you have to ask yourself: do you like Scrabble?  If you don’t like Scrabble, do not buy this game!  There is nothing in this game that will make you like this game over the board game.  If you like (or love) Scrabble, do yourself a favour, and buy this game now!

Presentation: 10
Graphics: 10
Sound: 8
Gameplay: 10
Value: 9
Lasting Appeal: 9
Overall: 9.5

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