3375642701_90e82b00d7jpgPopCap's Bookworm [App Store] is on sale this week for 99¢. If you're unfamiliar with the game, here is a brief overview from our review:

Bookworm uses the same formula of most word games, offering a field of random tiles from A to Z, (with 'Qu' combined in to one tile) that players must search through to find words. The tiles are large enough that accurately tapping them with your finger isn’t an issue and you can then either select the rest of your word by tapping adjacent tiles or dragging your finger through them. Lex, the Bookworm mascot accompanies you throughout the game, showing you the score of the current word you have selected. Tapping the selected word removes the tiles from the board. Lex eats them, and sometimes offers a definition of the previous word as more tiles fall from the top.

Bookworm features often imitated but never duplicated gameplay, as well as art and sound design that give Bookworm an element of charm that is missing from the clones. Bookworm has stood the test of time, having been ported to nearly every platform imaginable since its original PC release six years ago. There isn't a lite version available, but you can play the flash game and download both Mac and PC demos on the Bookworm web site.

If you're interested in word games, Bookworm is definitely one you should already own. If you haven't picked it up yet, there's no time better than the present. At 99¢, Bookworm is an incredible value.

App Store Link: Bookworm, 99¢

  • 1337brian

    And I thought it was a great deal @ $4.99! If your a word game fan and haven't done so yet, now would be a good time to get this!

  • 1337brian

    And I thought it was a great deal @ $4.99! If your a word game fan and haven't done so yet, now would be a good time to get this!

  • Droppin' Loads

    Awesome deal! I bought this at regular price long ago and it was well worth it. Any word on when Popcap will have Plants vs Zombies ready?

  • Droppin' Loads

    Awesome deal! I bought this at regular price long ago and it was well worth it. Any word on when Popcap will have Plants vs Zombies ready?

  • Kintaro360

    Boooring...

  • Kintaro360

    Boooring...

  • Harv

    ebola?

    it's good to see that the game isn't pulling any punches with the words it uses.

    other words i hope to see: abortion, tumor, infestation, lycra, impale,

  • Harv

    ebola?

    it's good to see that the game isn't pulling any punches with the words it uses.

    other words i hope to see: abortion, tumor, infestation, lycra, impale,

  • rich_952000

    Bookworm? Good game, well worth a buck. Thanks for the price drop info TA.

    Hey, Pop Cap, what gives? Why no online leaderboards on this, Bejewelled or Peggle? C'mon, get with the program!

  • rich_952000

    Bookworm? Good game, well worth a buck. Thanks for the price drop info TA.

    Hey, Pop Cap, what gives? Why no online leaderboards on this, Bejewelled or Peggle? C'mon, get with the program!

  • CoolFrost

    Great game for $4.99. Must buy at $0.99.

  • CoolFrost

    Great game for $4.99. Must buy at $0.99.

  • TKO

    @kintaro ..have you no soul? This game rocks! (You probably know that, but can't bear to admit it coz there's no lasers or gibs.) :p

    @rich_952000 ..I don't ever expect much from the bigger companies. They don't often seem so interested in adding those small extra touches. I just wish they'd put in the artwork that goes with each rank. That was a big part of the character of the original. Gameplay is still there in spades though. That's what counts.

  • TKO

    @kintaro ..have you no soul? This game rocks! (You probably know that, but can't bear to admit it coz there's no lasers or gibs.) :p

    @rich_952000 ..I don't ever expect much from the bigger companies. They don't often seem so interested in adding those small extra touches. I just wish they'd put in the artwork that goes with each rank. That was a big part of the character of the original. Gameplay is still there in spades though. That's what counts.

  • jules2k

    Now this is a real steal for just .99.
    Downloaded it a couple of months ago and really enjoyed the gameplay. It gets quite addicting in no time, even though there is litte extra content to the game (no online leaderbords, no achievements..).
    For .99 this is a real must have.
    By the way: Bookworm adventures 2 for PC was released one or two days ago, also worth checking out if you liked the pocked sized iphone bookworm.

    • Adams Immersive

      I agree--worth getting if you like word games.

      And there ARE achievements and extra content in the iPhone version, not found in the Flash version: such as books of "themed" words like colors that you can complete.

      Also: "RUT" was rejected? (There are a few gaps in the dictionary--pretty rare, though.)

  • jules2k

    Now this is a real steal for just .99.
    Downloaded it a couple of months ago and really enjoyed the gameplay. It gets quite addicting in no time, even though there is litte extra content to the game (no online leaderbords, no achievements..).
    For .99 this is a real must have.
    By the way: Bookworm adventures 2 for PC was released one or two days ago, also worth checking out if you liked the pocked sized iphone bookworm.

    • Adams Immersive

      I agree--worth getting if you like word games.

      And there ARE achievements and extra content in the iPhone version, not found in the Flash version: such as books of "themed" words like colors that you can complete.

      Also: "RUT" was rejected? (There are a few gaps in the dictionary--pretty rare, though.)

  • http://www.allan-lee.com Allan

    Where's my Bookworm Adventures?! But yeah, totally snatched this up.

  • http://www.allan-lee.com Allan

    Where's my Bookworm Adventures?! But yeah, totally snatched this up.

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