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It's like I go into a time warp..

  • Dec 29, 2009
..and come out an hour later. How do I know when I really like a game? I sit down to play for 5-10 minutes and 60-90 minutes pass before I realize how long I've been at it. Bookworm is one of those games!

I wasn't familiar with the online version of this game, but I do like word games so it was an easy choice to get this one. I started playing it the day it arrived and it's a great game. So far I've stuck to playing the "Classic" version. It consists of a board filled with letters that you make words out of by connecting the tiles. Each time you make a word the letters disappear and you begin to fill up your bookshelves. As you advance to different levels, "fire" and "bonus" tiles will appear. The goal is not to let any of the "fire" tiles reach the bottom and burn your library up. (Which results in game over) Currently I'm at 30% finished and I've probably played 4-5 hours now, but there are still several other levels/versions to play so I'm not at all concerned that it's too easy of a game to finish.

I have had my Nintendo DS Lite for just about 9 months now and out of the 30 games I have this one ranks up there with my favorites: The Quest Trio and Touchmaster. Both are puzzle/strategy games that don't require much more than basic game skills to enjoy. It seems that this game is probably going to be popular with an "older" crowd and yes at 33 years old I'll happily put myself into that group.

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A high-energy word puzzle game hosted by Lex the bookworm, Bookworm for DS/DSi challenges players use their vocabulary to create words from a play area of cascading individual letters. Time is of the essence though, as the play area contains red glowing letter tiles, that if unused will "burn down" the player's library if they reach the bottom of the screen, ending the game. The DS/DSi version of Bookworm contains the the same addictive action gamers have craved since the game appeared for PC, but also includes improvements like a wireless multiplayer mode and unlimited levels.

Bookworm game logo Bookworm Comes to DS and DSi
Have an appetite for words? Then join Lex the Bookworm in the hit word puzzle game Bookworm created by PopCap for your Nintendo DS and DSi. Link letter tiles left, right, up and down to spell words and keep your bookworm smiling. In addition, players can spell words to fill your bookshelves, unlock 20 themed folios and build out 18 unique library rooms. Boost your score using bonus words and Word of the Day, then track your progress with the all-new Lex-Ray to see how big your Bookworm brain can be.


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Bookworm for DS.
Game Modes
Work wordy wonders in three game modes: start with Classic for the most popular Bookworm experience. When you’re ready to test your skills, speed through the fast-paced Action mode. And if you want to compete with friends, match wits in Multiplayer mode. No matter which mode you like best, ...
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Number of Players: Single-player
Publisher: PopCap Games
Developer: PopCap Games, Black Lantern Studios
Console: Microsoft Windows, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS
Genre: Puzzle
Release Date: February 25, 2003
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