Spelltower's innovation is stacking its grid in a tower--so that when you create a word, you remove all adjacent letters, dropping down all the letters above accordingly. This adds another satisfying layer of think-ahead strategy, as you're looking for not just good words, but good Bejeweled-style setups for future moves. The game also adds a few wrinkles with its special squares, such as dead squares with no letters, blue squares that will take out a whole row, and squares that require a minimum number of letters to form a word. Spelltower has a nice variety of modes, ranging from fast-playing frantic (with rows getting added from the bottom when you form a word, or on a timer) to the more perfectionist and meditative Tower Mode, in which you try to score the most points possible from 100 letters. The game also comes with a local multiplayer mode that lets you compete device-to-device over Bluetooth, with a handicap system for handling skill disparities--and we hope to see more multiplayer options in future releases.
Word-game fans know that execution counts for a lot given this genre's simple, repetitive gameplay, and Spelltower excels at that, with satisfying audio and visual feedback. Add to that its thoughtful game-design touches, and Spelltower is a great value for word-game fans.
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While simple at first, especially with the straightforward objectives of early levels (like killing a certain number of enemies), this combination sets up a devilishly gratifying tactical choice every few seconds: you know what power-up you have and how much longer it will last (the seconds tick off onscreen), and you know where the next spell card is (often somewhere inconvenient and menacing) and what it will do, and you know what you're fighting and how much health and/or time you have to finish the level. This simple, cyclical gameplay makes for a tightly wound clockwork of arcade satisfaction--and hard-to-resist, once-more-unto-the-breach repeat play.
We'd love to see improvements--like additional levels, cross-device syncing, and more thoughtful costing of the RPG purchasing--but as it is, Spellsword is a very fun and addictive game. And as an indie game, Spellsword deserves extra praise for leaving out in-app purchases for additional rupees.
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