Word Tower – Think Tetris with Letters

Available In: App Store       Price: $0.99  

Word Tower Word Tower is like playing Tetris with letters. I love the developer’s description of the app – “What do you get when you mix up Scrabble, Boggle and Tetris and add the flipping, shaking and sliding that only the iPhone/iTouch can do? WORD TOWER!”

That is exactly what it is…you have to created words from the letters. You create words by dragging your finger over the letters that form a word. If you create a word, the letters will disappear however, you have to do it quickly because more letters are falling. The cool part is that you can “grab” the letters and move them around as they are falling so that you can strategically create more words.

As you move through the levels, new blocks are introduced. Some of the blocks give you additional points when used, some have to be used a certain number of times before they disappear…etc. The one that gets me is the snowflake. When a snowflake drops you have to shake your device, before it touches another letter, which then changes all your letters. So here you are building a strategy and along comes a snowflake and messes it all up!

After the first level, you move on to the next level by matching up the key with the key hole. At some point during the level a key hole will drop down then some time later a key will drop…you have to match them up to move on. Your current score, level and the last word you created are all displayed on the play screen. You lose when your blocks pile up and hit the top of the screen.

One cool feature of the game is that you can flip it over. If you find that you are stuck and cannot seem to find any words to create, just flip your iPhone or iPod Touch over and tada…a whole new arrangement! The game contains four levels; Basic, Intermediate, Advances and Genius. It also has a Local and Global scores list. I also like that when you exit the game using the Home Button, it pauses your current game and allows you to continue where you left off when you reopen it.

At first I found it to be a little tricky to create words plus watch/move the letters that are falling but, after a few tries, I totally had a strategy! Personally, I’m a word game junky and I have added Word Tower to my favorite word game list. It is well designed and fun to play. Definitely a game you will go back to again and again.

Word Tower


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  1. Shannon Sneed says

    Thanks for the tip! I’m already hooked! I LOVE word games and puzzles — like scrabble, boggle, wurdle too. This is unique and as challenging as you want it to be