SpellTower Review

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Posted: 12 days ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

Spelltower+ is a word-spotting game a little like Boggle mixed with Tetris. As you play, more tiles rise from the bottom of the screen so you need to pick good words to clear down the letters and avoid any letters make it to the top row.

Play involves dragging your finger across the letters to make words. The letters in the words you find can be connected in any direction. You can't repeat the same word on a level. Some tiles have a number in the corner that means they can only be included in words of at least that length.

The wordplay is combined with Tetris style tactics to keep the well of letters from getting too high. Each completing word removes tiles. You can clear blank tiles by making words next to them. There are also special tiles, like blue ones that clear a whole row when included in a word. Longer words also eliminate more tiles.

SoellTower has been release in many versions, Spell Tower, Spell Tower 2 and Spell Tower 3. SpellTower+ is the latest version. There are different modes to try. Classic modes Daily Tower, Tower, Puzzle, Rush and Zen are joined by new modes like Search, ExPuzzle, Double Puzzle, Bubble Puzzle, and Blitz mode.

The result is a game that all sorts of people will love. As the developer said, "I got into games because I wanted to connect with people in a positive way. I wanted to help people think critically and come away with more than they arrived with. Games felt like a way to do this on a huge scale, but the stories I heard from SpellTower players taught me that games do so much more for people than I ever expected."

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 8-14 year-olds

Release Date: 25/06/2012

Platforms: iOS

Genres: Puzzle and Turn-Based

Developer: @Helvetica

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 3 minutes and 15 minutes to play a round of this game.
 
Players: This is a single player game. Plus iCloud Backup, Highscores reported for games even while in-progress, detailed statistics for every mode, Game Center leaderboards, and achievements.

CostsCosts

Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. SpellTower has a free version. There is a single purchase available to unlock the full game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game has been rated PEGI 3.
 
This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE.


Skill Rating: This game is enjoyed by 8-14 year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity. The combination of territorial tactics and spelling is an interesting challenge for even very young players.

AccessibilityAccessibility

We haven't recorded accessibility settings for this game yet. Our SpellTower Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@Helvetica) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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