|Ruzzle kills time for its users, but will not last|
|Written by Davonte Longmire, Staff Writer|
|Tuesday, 22 January 2013 16:20|
Scrabble’s reign is definitely over as MAG Interactive’s new word game, Ruzzle, is rising to the top of the most downloaded app list.
Ruzzle begins by giving the player a pre-made list of 16 letters that they get to work with.
The user is given two minutes to use these letters to create as many words as possible by touching a letter, sliding that letter to different tiles and connecting it to more letters. The ultimate goal is to create to a new word.
Point values follow the traditional word game point system set by Scrabble. The letters are worth a series of points, the more difficult a letter is to use, the more points it is worth and the longer the word is, the more points the player will get.
When you challenge a person, you have three rounds to play against them. Each consecutive round has more bonus points on tiles so more points are possible to receive.
The re-playability of the game comes from the additional challenge that swiping brings. Not all of the tiles are maneuverable, so the words the player thinks of must connect through either the diagonal or horizontal swipes made.
A unique feature of the app allows you to make an account, through Facebook and Twitter, and connect with friends to challenge them to an exciting game.
The app also features the ability to make a Ruzzle account, giving the player the ability to challenge different, random Ruzzle users around the globe.
One of the app’s biggest attributes is that it runs smoothly and there have been few reports of crashing and bugs.
The design is easy to navigate and includes a language feature that allows you to input words in the language that you are most comfortable with.
Of course, this new app does have some problems.
A down side of the app is that its success may be temporary. The game is fun, but there is nothing special that ensures this app’s longevity.
The app is likely to meet the same demise as its predecessors – OMGPOP’s “Draw Something” and Zynga’s “Words With Friends.” So, it may be wise to avoid purchasing the full version of the game, unless you are a big fan of the free one.
However, this should not stop potential users from downloading Ruzzle Free.
Both the free version, Ruzzle Free, and Ruzzle Premium, available for $2.99, are available in Apple’s App Store and Google Play Store.