Review: Word Blocked On PSM

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Word Blocked is a word game with a twist, quite literally. The game revolves around a 3×3 block of letters that can be twisted and turned to align into words. Form longer words for higher scores and earn multipliers when you form a series of correct words. Shake your device at any time to jumble up the letters and rearrange them on the cube!

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Pros:

  • Its basically a Rubiks Cube with letters on it! Not a bad thing by any stretch.
  • Rotate the cube any which way by swiping the screen. Want to change a line around? No problem just swipe the line and watch it rotate.
  • Shake the Vita to jumble the letters around once you have ran out of words to make,
  • Relaxed mode is very much your, make as many words as you can, whilst leveling up for completed words. Get to level 10 then onwards to higher scores!
  • You can chaning words together to build up a score multiplier by typing in word after word.
  • Timed mode is where champions are born. You have x amount of time to make as many words as you can. Earn special abilities to aid you such as missiles to make new words.
  • The game is simple looking but to be fair its all about making words on a lettered cube.
  • Leaderboard to keep track of your scores is available.
  • Touchscreen works really well with the swiping and the shaking.

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Cons:

  • Swiping can be a problem for some people, the detection can be a little off at times and spin the whole side, when you only asked for a line.
  • Leaderboard is very basic, could do with an online one. Especially on the Vita version.
  • Wont let certain words and we all know what I mean by that. Not really a con, more of a personal gripe but hey I’m only human!

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In summary, Great word game to have on your device. It may not be the longest game you will play but it is worth a punt. Who knows you may learn some new words! An online leaderboard would of been a real class addition, competing with players all over the world, could of really bought the pressure in. As it is I like it and will continue to jump back into it. Its the definition of mobile gaming, in terms of its clear, simple and a lot of fun with tons of replay ability.

About the author

Jim Smale I am a long term video game fan, Starting on a Atari 2600 and working my way through the golden Nintendo era. Now writing in my own unique style, I hope to provide gamers with a new way in which to read reviews.

Jim Smale

I am a long term video game fan, Starting on a Atari 2600 and working my way through the golden Nintendo era. Now writing in my own unique style, I hope to provide gamers with a new way in which to read reviews.

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