WordCrafter (J2ME)

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WordCrafter is a word creation game similar to Scrabble. Unlike Scrabble it's a single player game and the primary goal is not to score points but to connect the starting tile with the ending tile through a chain of words. Words are created from a random selection of seven letters that the player sees at the bottom of the screen. Once a word has been created the available letters are removed and a new selection is randomized. The player has a limited number of turns to complete each level and it costs a turn every time new letters are added, either by shuffling or by creating a word. In case the player is stuck he can use a hint that shows a possible word. Hints have a cooldown period of 30 seconds before they can be used again. The game boards have various special tiles which are activated when words are created on top of them. These include multiplier tiles that increase the score of the word. There are also exclamation and question marks that trigger a spin on a bonus wheel and tool tiles that can remove walls.

On the board are also three stars which the player can attempt to collect by including them in the chain. These are needed to unlock new worlds in the adventure mode. Each world consists of a number of levels that are unlocked by completing the previous ones. There are also Greek letter tiles that has to be collected to unlock the final world. Sometimes the player will come across challenges, for example to complete a level only with words starting on certain letters. Once these have been completed they can be played on their own outside the adventure mode. There is also a freeplay mode where there are no time and turn limits or goals. Instead the player can aim to get a high score.

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WordCrafter J2ME Loading
WordCrafter J2ME Starting out
WordCrafter J2ME World map
WordCrafter J2ME Validating word and scoring

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Kabushi (187144) added WordCrafter (J2ME) on Nov 15, 2014