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Bookworm Heroes
Spelling beat-'em-up
by Peter Willington 1/5/2013
Product: Bookworm Heroes
Publisher: PopCap Games
Format: iPhone, iPad
Genre: Multiplayer, Puzzle
Players: 1-2
Networking: wireless (network)
Version: Europe
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PopCap is one of the best developers in the games business. No caveats: not "on mobile", or "making casual games". I mean to say that in the entire industry of interactive entertainment, I reckon PopCap is the bee's knees.

The team proves this once again with Bookworm Heroes, a word-creation game in a sea of word-creation games that manages to cut through the waves and come ashore on Fun Island, thanks to PopCap's trademark positivity and presentational prowess.

"Tatsumaki Senpukyaku". "Can you use it in a sentence?"

The premise is incredibly straightforward. You've got 16 letters in front of you, and you need to create a word from them to score points. I suspect that the folks at PopCap enjoy playing a lot of Scrabble. ...
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This is Scrabble X Street Fighter X Facebook, and it plays as good as that sounds. It's still not mass appeal enough to turn the heads of people disinterested in word games, though
Audio/visual: 8
Gameplay: 7
Value: 5
Innovation: 6
Overall: 7
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