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Word Search by POWGI

 

 

SCORE: 84

Word Search by POWGI 

 

There are differences between the Nintendo 3DS version of Word Search by POWGI, and the Wii U version of Word Search by POWGI. The most important difference is five players can play Word Search by POWGI at the same time. Everyone looking for words on the same screen can get hectic. Especially with all of those different colored hands on the screen. Well four players look at the TV screen while the fifth looks at the Wii U Gamepad.

The player using the Wii U Gamepad has a distinct advantage. It is easier to use the stylus than it is the Wii Remote. Speed is very important in Word Search by POWGI. Why? Because uncivilized heathens will steal words from you. They see you trying to select a word and grab it before you can complete the spelling. That kind of behavior leads to real world anger, and real world arguments.

Word Search by POWGI does not push the Wii U to its limits graphically. That is okay, because the music is pleasant to listen to. The screen can get all crazy with all those different colors spelling out words. Each player has their own specific color, and words they spell stay that color on the screen. Letters highlight as the word is spelled out, and the player is given credit for that word.

A long word has the same point value as a short word. Even though short words are generally harder to find. Longer words usually stick out better. The same thing goes for words spelled left to right, or right to left. Either way the words are the same point value. Even though it is harder to find a backwards spelled word. Or backwards spelled diagonally.

Word Search by POWGI tries to trick families up by partially spelling words and then ending them. If you find that, the right spelling is usually close by. Other words not on the list can also be found in Word Search by POWGI. There are numerous words to find in the 324 puzzles on the Wii U. Families will find a lot of time drain away while they search for the words in Word Search by POWGI.

I wish Word Search by POWGI had some form of a hint system. If you are stuck then you sit there and stare at the screen until you find it or give up. I used a grid search to find words that were tough to find. That almost always worked for me. Other family members beating me to that word was also something that happened, and it never made me very happy.
- Yolanda

 

Graphics: 75%
Sound: 90%
Replay/Extras: 95%
Gameplay: 80%
Family Friendly Factor: 80%

System: Wii U
Publisher: Lightwood Games
Developer: Lightwood Games
Rating: 'E' - Everyone SIX and OLDER ONLY
Company provided product
Value/Cost of the review is greater than value/cost of provided product

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