LATEST iPHONE GAME REVIEWS
By Tracy Erickson 23 April 2010
Scrabble (iPad) | Developer:
EA Montreal | Publisher:
EA Mobile | Format:
iPad | Genre:
board game | Players:
1 | Networking:
wireless (adhoc), wireless (network), Bluetooth, on one device | Version:
The great thing about Scrabble is that no two games can ever be alike.
With the Oxford English Dictionary estimating a quarter of a million words in the English language and the game's rules dictating a random selection of letters each turn, chances for a repeat game are next to nil.
It's what makes Scrabble so much fun, and this well-constructed iPad version does a good job of letting that dynamic gameplay shine despite the omission of a key feature.
Unsurprisingly, iPad is an ideal home for Scrabble given its large screen. The extra space makes it very easy to manipulate tiles on the board, which has been expanded to fill much of the screen in contrast to the smaller iPhone and iPod touch version. While there's nothing wrong with the interface in latter, it's more enjoyable here in greater scale on iPad.
Great local multiplayer features and generally clever design earn this iPad version of Scrabble a word of praise