What is Wordament?
Wordament is a game about finding many words. The game was originally was a multiplayer only game, but now there are some single player levels.
Wordament Is a Competitive Game
At its core, Wordament is a very competitive game but don’t feel like you need to be competitive to enjoy playing it. You can always ignore the stats shown at the end of rounds. You can’t skip these screens though.
Wordament Is a Game of Skill
One of the things that annoy me about some multiplayer word games is that they have premium powerups. This makes the games feel more like goofy party games than actual competition.
Some people enjoy this, but to me, it messes up the multiplayer balance.
One of the reasons I love to play Wordament is that you score points based on your own skill level only. Either you can find words or don’t.
You can use hints on single player mode. But this is an option you can avoid if you want a challenge.
Multiplayer Game Mode
Every round is about three minutes long. For two minutes you try to find as many words as you can on a grid of letters. You must connect words one letter at a time, and you cannot use a letter more than once.
Game Review Phase
After the two minutes are up, you get about 40 seconds to see the round results. The game shows you how many words you found and the total number of words you could have found.
You can tap on a word, and it will show where it is on the game board. Wordament also shows you how many points you score on average for each word.
I find this screen very helpful. Some people might not care about seeing this information in this much detail, but I find it to be fun as it motivates me to do better. If you like how you did in a certain round, you can save this information by using the Android share menu.
The Rankings Screen
After this word review, the game shows the top players of every round, and it shows you some players that ranked close to you. The game shows you how many words you found and what your score is. Wordament then gives you a percentile based on how good you did.
After a round ends, the next round begins immediately. A game is always in progress.
There Are Multiple Round Types Some rounds have special features. For example, one round type is a speed round where every word is worth the same amount of points.
- Rounds where you earn bonus points for spelling words with a certain letter tile.
- Rounds with words from a common theme hidden in the game board.
- There are rounds with a huge word worth many points.
- These alternative rounds keep the game varied, and I love playing them when they happen.
Single Player Levels
There are saga style single player map puzzles. Each level has a grid of letters, and you need to find words to beat the level.
Single Player Levels Do Not Have Time Limits
There is no time limit in the single player game modes. You can take as long you want to find words. You earn stars in levels based on how many points you score, and you can earn three stars in each level.
There Are Many Levels
The game has many maps with many levels as most saga as games do. There are even extra levels you can play as well. You won’t have to worry about running out of words to find. There is also a quick play function that instantly gives you a puzzle to solve.
This is a nice alternative if you don’t care about the maps and levels.
Single Player Levels Are Fun
The single player levels are a nice change of pace. I had a bad first impression, but as I started to play more single player levels, I changed my mind, and I started to like playing them.
You Can Now Complete Challenges
Like other modern Microsoft games, there are challenges. Each day has a challenge for you to complete. You get medals based on how many challenges you complete in a month. I am not too interested in earning the medals.
Some people might enjoy them though, so I suppose this is a nice addition.
The Game Looks Colorful
The update brought a more colorful look to Wordament. This is the same look seen in other Microsoft games as well. The game looks OK, but I preferred the simpler look of the older version of the game.
Everything Sounds Fine
I do not have too much to say about the sounds. I still like the little tune that plays near the end of multiplayer levels. Other than that, everything sounds fine. There is nothing bad or good to mention.
Spending Factor Review
About the Wordament Premium Purchase
Wordament has the option to buy a premium membership. It costs $2 a month or $10 a year. The monthly option would end up being $12 a month if you paid for a whole year.
Wordament Premium Costs Too Much Money
I think this costs a bit too much money for me. I normally expect paying to remove ads to be a one time purchase. Even then $10 is high. The fact that the purchase is not permanent also makes the deal worse.
I do not like Wordament enough to pay $10 a year to remove ads. But if you really liked the game, I suppose the price may be worth it.
Other Bonuses in Wordament Premium
Wordament Premium also gives you more coins for completing daily challenges and double experience points. I don’t care about any of that. but you get that a well.
Annoyance Factor Review
There Are Ads in Many Places
There are ads on menu screens, at the end of levels, and even banners during game play. There also full-screen ads between levels. I particularly don’t like banner ads while playing the game as this is very distracting.
My Overall Thoughts on Wordament
Wordament is a fun word game that has annoying ads and a terrible premium purchase. I still love the game despite its flaws because it is so fun to play.
Will I Still Play Wordament?
Yes, I will keep on playing the game after this review. Wordament is one of my favorite mobile word games.
Do I Recommend Wordament?
I recommend Wordament to people. It is one of the best mobile word games.