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WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW)
Since Bookworm has been introduced at CGW, productivity on work-related matters has plummeted to new lows. However, the staff has been extremely productive in its attempts to get on Bookworm’s online daily high-score board. I’d love to recommend this game, but before I can wholeheartedly endorse it, the Surgeon General should probably put some sort of warning label on the box so you’re fully informed about what you’re getting yourself into.
In conclusion, Bookworm is an addictive gem of a game and a solid, picture-perfect clone of its PC version. It’s an engaging word game with excellent graphics and an extensive library that word/vocabulary fans will play over and again.
Nintendo DSiWorth Playing
If, however, you loved the PC editions of the franchise and wish you could take the game on the road, then you're in luck, as Bookworm DS is a truly superior edition of the game. The classic gameplay mechanics are still there but jazzed up with extra incentive for progress. Furthermore, the new action mode is a treat for those looking to play a quick session or who generally enjoy their games to be a little more upbeat. Once again, PopCap proves that it can create great games regardless of the console, and Bookworm DS is an excellent choice to add to your handheld gaming library.
MacintoshInside Mac Games (IMG)
It is with much the same mix of joy and frustration that I come to you with MacPlay's latest offering from the puzzling minds at PopCap Games, Bookworm Deluxe. For the uninitiated, Bookworm is not your usual puzzle fare of matching colors, picking shapes, or swapping gems. The object of the game is to take the ultimate Scrabble tray and make as many words as you can. Sounds pretty daunting, doesn't it?
Bookworm is an addictive word game with an adorable host. It's been available on PC for years, but this DS version adds an exciting Action mode and an amusing (if slightly underwhelming) multiplayer feature. All the stat tracking is also nice and it will take you a while to complete all the books and build your entire house. Word game fans that've never played Bookworm should pick this one up post haste. Even if you are familiar with this tale, the new features probably make it worth a second read.
Despite losing the "Adventure" portion of the gameplay, Bookworm still manages to be an addictive game that pulls up vague memories of words you barely recall and will even give you a definition for the more obscure of them. As a bare-bones word searching game with some collectable features, it's hard to beat this one from Popcap.
PopCap has taken the simplest of concepts and made it into a game that is not only fun but, after playing it, it makes you feel like you've done a really tough mental workout. Perfect for keeping your brain buff and having fun in the process.
Bookworm is the pinnacle of word games and this DSiWare version is a solid port of the PC original. It's a one-trick pony but that one trick will keep you entertained for hours and the price is nice. PopCap is very slow porting its titles from PC to other platforms, but at least it does it right when it finally gets around to it.
Nintendo DSThe Review Busters
Bookworm is an addictive word game for your Nintendo DS. The game might have took some time to come out on the DS but the wait was well worth it. Both classic and action modes are a lot of fun on all occasions. Multiplayer is a nice little touch so you should be able to have quite some fun with this budget title from PopCap Games.
Nintendo DSGame industry News (GiN)
So, in summation, if you are someone who likes words and word games and finds them to be their own reward, Book Worm is a pleasant and highly playable diversion with a nice mix of word-power, strategy, and action incorporated into play, and the transition to the hand-held platform is clean and functional. If you’re only so-so about word games in general, it is unlikely that the added features and graphics will redeem this one for you. They all come off as a bit…well…superfluous.
Nintendo DSiNintendo Life
Anyone looking to flex their vocabulary will certainly find a good time in Bookworm, although missing fun features hurts the longevity somewhat - if you want a fleshed-out version then wait a week for the retail release. It may not be the be-all version but it's still good fun for a reasonable 500 Points and is recommended to those looking for a quick-hit word puzzler on DSiWare.
Link letters and create words to feed the hungry, hungry Bookworm! But watch out for fiery red letters... they’ll burn your library down! It’s vocabulariffic! This game is very similar to Scrabble, in that you have to link letters and create words. The bigger the word the more points you get. AS you play on and pass levels, the difficulty increases.
Overall, Bookworm Deluxe is a good game to play for part-time enjoyment. The game can be saved and gone back to, but I don't recommend sitting there for hours like I tried to do because it changes from being fun to being rather tedious. It can be found at www.PopCap.com for $19.95.
Book Worm est sans conteste un bon jeu qui s'avère vite addictif pour peu que l'on aime se creuser la tête. Pourquoi alors ne pas lui mettre une meilleure note ? Tout simplement parce que la version boîte n'a pas un grand intérêt si on la compare au jeu web original qui est gratuit. Si vous appréciez les jeux de réflexion jetez donc un oeil à Book Worm, mais ne prenez pas forcément la peine de l'acheter.