Agatha Christie and Jane Austen, circling each other, locking horns… it’s a fight to the finish. A bad dream? Or a sorry movie? Neither. Welcome to the world of Writer Rumble. This game from Feel Every Yummy, is literally a war of words. It has been released under the banner of GameFly. Gamefly is a subscribed service where you can get games sent to you at regular intervals for a monthly fee; kind of like Netflix. For this game, the two firms entered a partnership.
Here, if you haven’t guessed already, the world’s best known writers, fight with each other, with words. You need to slide your finger on a board filled with words, to form words faster than your adversary. Imagine playing Scrabble on your tablet, that too with a time limit, and you can imagine what Writer Rumble is like! There was an earlier version of this game called Wordfighter.
This fun, if unusual game is now available for Apple users at just a dollar. The Android version is expected to be released in 2013 Q1.
Writer Rumble App : The Great
You have both single and multi player modes. In the single player mode you battle fierce dark creatures. In the multi player mode you can choose your character; each character has their own array of power ups like making your rival spell backwards or tripling your damage points or the best, vertically flipping the whole board.
Of course, these attacks and power ups are also available to your opponents, so be careful not to get flustered or to spell wrongly; because, when you do, you lose your health a little. Once you get the hang of it, speed is what will set you apart from your rival. The faster you identify and spell words correctly, the better your chances of winning. You can add more thrill to the whole shebang if you play it in split screen multiplayer on an iPad.
Everything is in Literature style. You navigate menus like flipping thru a book, and you can read quotes from the biggest names in the writing world. The cartoon versions of the writers are bang on, and their looks and actions give hints of their profession; nicely done.
Ok now that we’ve done drooling, here are some of the not so nice things about the app:
The likelihood of the app crashing and you having to reset, is pretty high. It is also likely that you may see your screen frozen on getting notifications of someone looking to start a new match. When that happens, the letter boars becomes unusable and you need to wait and lose (like that’s going to happen), or you need to quit and restart. Not that it happens all the time, mind you, but it does happen.
Overall, in spite of its shortcomings, Writer Rumble is great fun and is very different from all the games that are out there for iOS or Android. If your vocabulary is great and you have amazing reflexes, or at least one of the two, then you are definitely going to enjoy this game.
Author Bio: Andrea Walters, a freelance writer for www.satellitesales.com – The Lowest-Priced Satellite TV in America.