You should download SpellTower
Last night, SpellTower (iPad) hit the App Store. It’s a new word puzzle game by Zach Gage, creator of Halcyon and Bit Pilot, so it was the easiest download in a while. It’s also one of the easiest recommendations in a while. If you’re looking for a new word game, you should feel good about skipping this post and just downloading it.
If you’ve played PopCap’s Bookworm then SpellTower will feel familiar. It’s largely the same interaction: you’re presented with a big board of letter tiles, and you drag from letter to letter to form words. I’ve spent a lot of time with Bookworm, and I was worried that SpellTower would feel too similar. In my brief time with it, I’m already convinced Spell Tower is a significantly better game.
The critical difference is that you have a few methods for clearing tiles without actually using them in a word. Some tiles cause a whole row to clear, and lengthy words knock out all adjacent tiles. These effects give you a small but robust set of strategies for tackling the challenges the game throws at you. The game modes are also nicely varied, each making you think about the game and your approach in a different way. I find that I enjoy spending time in each.
If you like word games, then this is a must-buy. It looks great to boot. Grab it here.