Bookworm is an intuitive, educational word search game for new readers, rabid wordsmiths, and everyone in between.
Link letters left, right, up, and down on your iPhone screen to build words and earn points with this fun app. Make too many short words and you get burning tiles, which can literally blow up in your face.
Why we like it:
The eponymous and chatty bookworm at the top of the screen cheers you on when you find a really good word, saying, “outstanding!” or “awesome” depending on the word length. Hints are nice (but can be disabled), as are bonus words, definitions, and bonus book lists (find all the words on the “pets” list for example for big bonus points).
If those burning tiles reach the bookshelf across the bottom of the screen, it’s game over. It would be nice to have a mulligan or two in order to be able to keep playing. Timed games are just too hard for most kids, and most adults too.
We tested version 1.0.2, which is compatible with the iPhone (OS 2.2.1 or later) and the iPod touch. Developer Pop Cap Games. Read our disclosure policy.