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Game review
Idol Words
by Peter Willington 30/4/2013
Product: Idol Words
Developer: Outplay Entertainment
Publisher: Outplay Entertainment
Format: iPhone, iPad
Genre: Casual, Puzzle, Word game
Players: 1-2
Networking: wireless (network)
Version: Europe
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Social games in which you form words with letter tiles are ten a penny. Actually, scratch that - they're even cheaper, as most are now freemium releases.

This means that perfectly sound releases - like Idol Words - can get forgotten amid a crowd of other technically well-made word games that have neither a visual hook nor an established licence to attract enough players to keep them going.

Tiki little number

It's a genuine shame, because there's nothing very wrong with Idol Words, aside from a lack of invention.

The game's basic premise is simple: you're given a 4x4 grid of letters, and must link lines of adjoining characters together to create words of three letters or more. ...
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If you're completely new to word games on mobiles, then you're in for a treat. Otherwise, this is a fun, functional, but forgettable word game
Audio/visual: 6
Gameplay: 6
Value: 7
Innovation: 5
Overall: 6
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