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Last changed: Version: 3.04 (iPhone OS 3.0 Tested)
Crashes cause of ads
By: SharkySharky - Aug 8, 2009
The game itself is fun! The problem is that it crashes and the advertisements are the worst I have ever seen in an app. So first the ads. After EVERY turn you must view a full screen ad and click two times to close it. This is absurd and honestly I get the feeling that they made them as obtrusive as possible just to make a sale for the paid version! I know I'm tempted!The crashing is due to memory consumption. Launching the game with 50mb free and after a while it crashes and I noticed I had 6mb free! There is either a memory leak or I have a strong suspicion that the advertisements are the cause to the memory usage, slow down and eventual crashing. I played the game for about an hour straight and switched between 5-10 games frequently in this time period. Since after each move a large ad loads, I believe that the caching or loading of these ads is what is causing all these problems including my annoyance.I am torn because I hate the ads and want the full version, but I also feel like that would be "giving into" the devs making such a horrible decision on the usage of advertisements. Just sad to see such a great game be brought down by advertisements. Sad sad sad
Great App but Please Listen To My One Suggestion
By: Cashsimpson - Aug 8, 2009
I love that you finally have this to rival scrabble. I lobe the chess app u have. The ads are fine to me and it hasn't crashed that I've seen. The only thing I would suggest is the ability to be able to move around my letters when it's not my turn. Sometimes it's a while before the next guy makes his move (Random Opponent) and I'd like to be able to set myself up for my next turn. Besides that it's perfect and if you add that I'll update to 5 stars. Thanks again for making this game!!!
By: Cynthiaob - Aug 7, 2009
It is a great game.
Fun but too ads too frequent and intrusive
By: oooosh - Aug 6, 2009
The app itself is really fun. It gives you all the functionality of a basic word-tile board game. But an ad after every turn is too much. Especially because it takes up your entire screen. Might have to spring for the pay version. Hopefully it's not as bad. Chess with friends is fun too. Ads not as intrusive there. Hope that stays the case.
Awesome app buuuut...
By: DangerouslyDelisiou - Aug 4, 2009
This is definately a great app. I would give this 5 stars but theres one annoying thing, you can not delete your games. This wasnt a problem at first but now i have like 15 games that are over just wasting space. Its quite annoying please fix it! :)
By: blue anytime - Aug 2, 2009
Dont listen to those people who say its bad. This is a fun app. Get chess with friends too.
By: The Amazing Supergirl - Aug 1, 2009
This is a great, free game. It has super graphics, it's easy to use, and quickly finds an online player to challenge. Would love to see push, a dictionary, and the crash problem fixed. The ads are annoying but expected for a free app. I would actually give it five stars if it didn't crash so much. Thanks!
By: HaroldnCA - Jul 31, 2009
Great game from newtoy. I'm a big fan. I love and have been playing Chess With Friends from day one. This current game has a lot of potential. The current ad placement is probably the most obnoxious I've seen from a free app. It definitely ruins the gameplay. But I appreciate that you've given us a 99 cent option to make the pain go away. (You should do the same for the chess app). I, for one, have not experienced any crashes like other users have mentioned. I have a 3GS, so maybe that's why. One thing missing from both this app and the chess app is push notification. Push is a MUST.
By: All the Good Nicknames are taken, including "all the good nicknames are taken" - Jul 31, 2009
What is different between 99cent version and free?
Game Play is good - ads are very intrusive and the program crashes a lot
By: w a t e r - Jul 29, 2009
The basics - the game play works well. Play is basic and slick, nice animation, good graphics, it works.The ads are another thing. Some use the Apple logo for non apple products. The ads play full screen and really interrupt the play. Once you make a move - the ad plays and you don't know if your move went through to the server. The program often crashes at this point.The program crashes a lot. On normal weeks - I get one or two crashes for a phone with 37 apps. Words crashes more in the week I've had it than all the other apps I own in the last two months.A good 1.0 try by Newtoy Inc. - I'm going to wait a few weeks to see if the stability can be corrected before thinking of rewarding the author with even 99c. I don't have time for unstable non-essential apps on my iPhone so this version is not for me.I you don't mind a crashing phone and need a good word app - don't mind obtrusive ads (or paying a pittance to get rid of them) - this app is definitely worth a look - the game play itself is quite good.
By: Clarist - Jul 27, 2009
Absolutely loved it. Simple, fun, and multiplayer. Graphics are clean and look wonderful. I only had this app for about 15 minutes before purchasing the full version. Thanks for the great app, Newtoy!
This is buggy
By: Rich_ty - Jul 27, 2009
Me & my mom tried playen it and when she put a word it said sending.... So update and ull get good review from good ol' rich ty
By: skubish - Jul 26, 2009
Great app. Needs push notifications.Needs to keep stats/records. Leaderboards are needed.
By: critterhands - Jul 23, 2009
This app is crack. It's turn-based Scrabble and it's amazing. I can hardly get through an hour at work without checking for moves at least twice. Email notifications are good, and I hear push notifications are on the way shortly, in which case I'll have to quit my job and possibly check into rehab.
By: FoobyDoo - Jul 23, 2009
This game is doing a lot of things right, especially considering that it's free. It really is a competent Scrabble challenger, and thanks to its nice presentation - my personal favorite. One thing that I really wish this game had (that scrabble does) was a little balloon that tells you how much your word will be worth before you make your move. I know you can count it yourself, but i've always thought that that was a nice touch.
Multiplayer does not work.
By: PBNJay - Jul 22, 2009
I never recieved the activation email, so they had to activate it manually for me. I have tried everything to get multiplayer working but all I get is "can't find user" messages. Fix this and I will update my review.
By: ol bobby fish - Jul 21, 2009
By: Lffhbfyvdhbx - Jul 21, 2009
Really good and cheap
Better than Scrabbble
By: Chess Junkie - Jul 20, 2009
I am a huge Scrabble fan but I just deleted it from my iPhone. Words with Friends is faster, cheaper, and most importantly - I can play multiplayer against my friends. This game is from the same guys who made Chess with Friends, which is another great app. 5 Stars
Words With Friends
By: Earl44 - Sep 28, 2009
This program is obviously very similar to Scrabble. The bonus points placements do not work properly. For instance, the Double Word space to the left of center does not work. I put down a 7 letter word and got a score of 54. 19 for the word, 35 for the bonus points for using all the words. I went out with the 7 letter placement and lost the game. The game did not deduct the opponents score and didn't add it to mine. So the question is, how do you find out what the rules are since they difer from the Scrabble rules.
By: Cvg1310 - Sep 27, 2009
I love this game, it's so addicting!!