Monday, July 28, 2014

Kindle Fire Free App of the Day: Word Games Pack - 7 in 1 Bundle, plus Bonus App

Today's Free App of the Day is Word Games Pack - 7 in 1 Bundle
Originally $0.99

This is a set of seven word games. The games vary in quality; and even on easy mode, some are quite hard. I didn't have any of the problems playing the games on my Fire HDX that some mentioned in reviews. Zombie Hangman was fun but needs more than five guesses, I think. Word search was good, but not many words were found on the diagonal. Word defender needs more instruction. Tap on the letter, then on the word that the letter goes in. I agree with one reviewer that Word Mix seems to be based on a different English...after a certain point, trying random letters worked well for me. Falling Letters suffers from not enough vowels, even on Easy mode. Jumbler was one of my favorites, but I wish there were a way to remove a single letter rather than reset the whole thing; being able to tap a letter and then tap a new letter would help. Word Shuffle is difficult, be sure to use the "shuffle." I'd probably give this three stars. Not horrible, not great. So, there's a KBAAD* today.

26 of 35 reviews are four stars and above.

So we have a bonus pick: Dropwords.

Today's KB Alternate App of the Day is Dropwords, a favorite on the iPad. This is like Word Shuffle in the FAOTD; you get a grid of letters and try to drag your finger from letter to letter to form words. You can play in a number of different modes--Normal, Hard (!), Lightning, Blocker, Relax and Untimed. The How to Play didn't work on my device.

 It's fairly easy to figure out, however. Drag your finger from letter to letter: up, down, diagonally to form words. Words are removed from the board once you use them. You can use each letter only once. Letters have point scores, use the highest score letters first. You are playing against the clock. As you form words of four or more letters, you are given multipliers; you earn the next multiplier by using the prior multiplier in a word (it can be two or more letters). I didn't have a problem with the ad at the top of the page. In fact, after I paused the game at one point, I didn't have the ad?

815 of 917 reviews are four stars and above.

These apps are compatible with the original Fire and with my Fire HDXs. To tell if an app works for your Fire HD or other Android device registered to your Amazon account, click on the above link and look on the right side of the web page.  Amazon will tell you if it will work with your registered device.

Have fun!

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