Gameblend Studios has recently released WordJong Daily Challenge [App Store], an iPhone version of their popular Nintendo DS and Wii word puzzle franchise.

WordJong presents players with a Mahjong solitaire-style board covered with lettered tiles.  Players pick tiles to forms words which are then removed from the board, revealing tiles below.  The bigger the word, the higher the score.  Gold coins and bomb power-ups can be collected along the way.  A soothing, ethereal soundtrack plays throughout.

Features listed by the developer:

  • Unlimited Play: Each day brings the fresh challenge of a new, unique puzzle! Completed today’s puzzle? Pick a previous day on the calendar to play or replay any of the hundreds of other puzzles available!
  • Zodiac Characters: Try to beat the scores of the WordJong Masters! Each of the seven characters has his or her own personality and play style, representing a different difficulty level ranging from easy (the Rabbit) to hard (the Dragon).
  • High Score Tracking: Compare your daily high scores with friends and family!
  • Awards: Complete 9 challenges to earn a beautiful butterfly collection!
  • Huge Dictionary: WordJong features a 100,000+ word dictionary!

Have a look at a demo video of the Nintendo DS version.

WordJong for the DS, which is similar to the iPhone version, has generally received high marks from review sites.

App Store Link: WordJong Daily Challenge, $4.99

  • Carlos-Sz

    This is a great game but it's important to know that version 1.0 will not work properly if your iPhone Region Format is not set to US (General>International).

    This is a known bug:

    http://www.gameblend.com/support.html

  • Carlos-Sz

    This is a great game but it's important to know that version 1.0 will not work properly if your iPhone Region Format is not set to US (General>International).

    This is a known bug:

    http://www.gameblend.com/support.html

  • David Galvan

    Also worth noting that this looks like essentially the same exact game as the DS version, with one important difference:

    DS version cost: $20
    (http://www.amazon.com/Word-Jong-Nintendo-DS/dp/B000SH3XGS/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1231862323&sr=8-1)

    iPhone version cost: $5

  • David Galvan

    Also worth noting that this looks like essentially the same exact game as the DS version, with one important difference:

    DS version cost: $20
    (http://www.amazon.com/Word-Jong-Nintendo-DS/dp/B000SH3XGS/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1231862323&sr=8-1)

    iPhone version cost: $5

  • http://www.wordjong.com Gameblend

    Just a quick note from the developer of WordJong - we have a fix for the Region Format bug and will be submitting a new version to the App Store later this week.

    Thanks for all of your interest in the game. We hope you enjoy playing it!

  • http://www.wordjong.com Gameblend

    Just a quick note from the developer of WordJong - we have a fix for the Region Format bug and will be submitting a new version to the App Store later this week.

    Thanks for all of your interest in the game. We hope you enjoy playing it!

  • scientist137

    I really enjoy WordJong. The pace and the challenge of the game work for me -- it's the perfect application for my iPhone. Plus the price is right. and you don't have to go and do a bunch of junk for other characters to progress in the game. and i like that!

  • scientist137

    I really enjoy WordJong. The pace and the challenge of the game work for me -- it's the perfect application for my iPhone. Plus the price is right. and you don't have to go and do a bunch of junk for other characters to progress in the game. and i like that!

  • http://www.nothowitlooks.com Brett Archibald

    > Carlos-Sz Says:
    > This is a great game but it’s important to know that version 1.0
    > will not work properly if your iPhone Region Format is not set to
    > US (General>International).

    That sucks... I guess that then answers the question I was going to ask, which was, does anyone know if we have the option of using a British-English dictionary?

    I guess not...

  • http://www.nothowitlooks.com Brett Archibald

    > Carlos-Sz Says:
    > This is a great game but it’s important to know that version 1.0
    > will not work properly if your iPhone Region Format is not set to
    > US (General>International).

    That sucks... I guess that then answers the question I was going to ask, which was, does anyone know if we have the option of using a British-English dictionary?

    I guess not...

  • jj

    i got mines!

  • jj

    i got mines!

  • aa

    awesome

  • aa

    awesome

  • Jay

    Unfortunately not the full game from the DS but also not the full price of the DS game so it's still completely worth it.

  • Jay

    Unfortunately not the full game from the DS but also not the full price of the DS game so it's still completely worth it.

  • Carlos-Sz

    >That sucks… I guess that then answers the question I was going to ask, which >was, does anyone know if we have the option of using a British-English >dictionary?
    >
    >I guess not…

    Gameblend should have the answer because the issue I've reported affects the calendar feature of the game (you still can play the current day of any month).

  • Carlos-Sz

    >That sucks… I guess that then answers the question I was going to ask, which >was, does anyone know if we have the option of using a British-English >dictionary?
    >
    >I guess not…

    Gameblend should have the answer because the issue I've reported affects the calendar feature of the game (you still can play the current day of any month).

  • http://www.nothowitlooks.com Brett Archibald

    > Carlos-Sz Says:
    > Gameblend should have the answer because the issue I’ve
    > reported affects the calendar feature of the game (you still
    > can play the current day of any month).

    Well, I would contact them to ask them this question, but the Contact page on their website says:

    Don't call us, we'll call you. Just kidding...
    Coming Soon!

    Not at all helpful... :-(

  • http://www.nothowitlooks.com Brett Archibald

    > Carlos-Sz Says:
    > Gameblend should have the answer because the issue I’ve
    > reported affects the calendar feature of the game (you still
    > can play the current day of any month).

    Well, I would contact them to ask them this question, but the Contact page on their website says:

    Don't call us, we'll call you. Just kidding...
    Coming Soon!

    Not at all helpful... :-(

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  • buttermilkz

    I love this game!

  • buttermilkz

    I love this game!

  • Katherine

    What a a fun family game. My daughter tries to take my phone all the time to play it. It wa the hit of a class field trip the other day--we were on the way home from the State Capital and everyone was a bit bored. WordJong Daily Challenge on the IPhone came to the resue!

  • Katherine

    What a a fun family game. My daughter tries to take my phone all the time to play it. It wa the hit of a class field trip the other day--we were on the way home from the State Capital and everyone was a bit bored. WordJong Daily Challenge on the IPhone came to the resue!

  • http://www.wordjong.com Gamebend

    Hi Brett - WordJong only has one dictionary, and it is a US-English dictionary. We hope you still consider trying the game!

    Also, thanks for pointing out that our contact page needed some work :-) We have updated it with a contact email.

  • http://www.wordjong.com Gamebend

    Hi Brett - WordJong only has one dictionary, and it is a US-English dictionary. We hope you still consider trying the game!

    Also, thanks for pointing out that our contact page needed some work :-) We have updated it with a contact email.

  • http://www.wordjong.com Gamebend

    Just wanted to let you know that WordJong version 1.1 is now up on the App Store. The new version fixes the Region Format issue along with a few other minor bugs.

  • http://www.wordjong.com Gamebend

    Just wanted to let you know that WordJong version 1.1 is now up on the App Store. The new version fixes the Region Format issue along with a few other minor bugs.

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