CrossworDS is the correct title for this game and is just short for Crosswords for Nintendo DS. It's a port of the popular and classic crossword puzzle game which you can find for example in newspapers.
You can use the touchpen to write each alphabetic character manually into a designated field. The character recognition is very reliable. Or if you want it faster, you can use an on-screen typewriter keyboard and just select each letter with the touch pen.
There are 555 crosswords in 5 different languages (2700 puzzles altogether) to be solved in the game. They are divided into three difficulty settings, easy, medium and hard.
Six categories can be trained:
1. culture (art, literature, language)
2. nature (geography, animals, environment)
3. sports (disciplines, athletes, venues)
4. entertainment (music, movie, television)
5. science (inventions, medicine, technology)
6. general knowledge.
There is even a multiplayer option which makes use of the wireless gaming capabilities of the DS. Each Nintendo DS needs an own game cardridge to participate. You can choose between two modes: "Playing together" is an ordinary crosswords session which has to be solved cooperatively without any time limits until all participants have solved all the words together. "Against each other" is the second mode, there is a time limit of 5 minutes. The winner is who has solved most words during that time.
- "Kreuzworträtsel" -- German title
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This entry to the MobyGames database was contributed by Genki (1808)
on Dec 15, 2007.