Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
Word Smack, a free download for iOS, is a fun two-player game to pass time, using a combination of word-based games and logic puzzles to challenge you and your opponent.
Play the game against a friend (via Facebook), or find an instant opponent within the app. The general gist of the game is to guess as many five-letter word combinations in three rounds that increase in difficulty as you progress to the next level. On each line there are some tiles with letters that offer clues to the word, which you then have to complete by filling in the blank tiles. Your task is to beat your player to the punch by finding a word before them, smashing though the lines in the grid formation with each correct word.
The game’s entertainment value will appeal to all ages, and is definitely an app the whole family can enjoy. If you’ve had your fill of the same, tired word games overcrowding the App Store, Word Smack’s hybrid game genre whereby word teaser meets logic puzzle is something new to try your hand at.
The graphics are fun and vibrant and the playfully aggressive ‘throw down’ strategy is addictive, the only downside being that both players require an internet connection in order to participate.
It is currently free for users to download, so give it a go and see how many smackdowns you can serve.