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Review: Murray from Palm-Mac Plays WordPop

Murray Alexander contacted me a few weeks ago to review my games and I was thrilled. Murray’s web site Palm-Mac won best new Blog in 2006. Below is his review of WordPop! for Windows Mobile

WordPop for Palm and Windows Mobile

Todd Sherman provided me with a copy of WordPop for WM and I have been playing this for the past couple of weeks…it’s quite addictive. I don’t know how best to describe this game…it’s sort of like scrabble in that you get points for making words but it then takes it a step further because you have to try and clear the board of all letters. The ultimate aim is straightforward, try and get as many points as you can. Cleverly, and to add longevity, there is a running High Score Board so you can keep playing it trying to get that elusive higher than the last high score. There is also a similar feature for words points.

Like all good games there are different difficulty levels and I being extremely intelligent, of course, went straight to the hard level. Big mistake…ahem…best to try it out on the basic level to get a feel for it. It’s not as easy as it may sound however but there are things along the way to try and help. For example, if you are a real smarty pants and make a word that is high scoring you may earn a Bonus. This entitles you to use blank letter tiles which can be brought into the battlefield, and it is a battle, and used to help form words. The game goes on until you fail to clear the board. You can also rotate the board which may help move the remaining letters into more formidable words.

I have noticed with Smart Box Design games that in game help is very good which is a bonus, some games I have tried out and given up previously was mainly because the accompanying “help” was in fact…ahem…no help.

It’s not easy but at the same time it is not impossible and there is a learning curve. Once that curve is reached, in other games you can get bored or just lose interest in carrying on but with WordPop the incentive is still there…to beat the high score for both game and individual words. I don’t know how it looks on a palm but on my WM device it is great with crisp graphics and clear in game sounds.

All in all, a first class game that will keep you going for ages.

We want you to have the best gaming experience possible.

In accomplishing this, Smart Box Design does not charge for upgrades. You can, at any time, download the latest version and install it over your existing copy.

If you have any problems installing the latest version please feel free to click the below link to visit our support page for upgrade installation directions.

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Farkle Dice Upgrade for Windows Mobile – Same Game, but New Experience!

Many of you own the very cool Windows Mobile Treo 700w, 700wx, or 750 and have asked us to make Farkle Dice available for it. We have! Plus we’ve added several great new features for all Windows Mobile devices running 2003 or greater.

The FREE upgrade includes:
– Treo line support
– Two more computer players to match wits with
– Improved volume control
– Customized gameplay – you control the dice speed
– Improved phone control (game mutes on incoming calls)
– Updated compatibility and stability for OS 5 (yet still fully compatible with Windows Mobile 2003)

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Upgrade Palm version of Word Monaco – More Words!

We want you to finish all of your games of Word Monaco Solitaire, including those games where you find a word that hasn’t been uttered since the 1700s but will let you make the final move! So to make this possible we’ve:

– Added new words (like “ai”, a 3 toed sloth)
– Added old words (like “als” a type of tree)
– Added forgotten words (like “ut”, old version of do)
– Made gameplay more fair and satisfying

Please visit our website and upgrade today for FREE.

Click Here to Read More, Upgrade, or Download the Trial

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Triples Upgrade for Palm – Play it On Your Latest Handheld!

Of all our in-house developed games, no game lets two great minds face off against one another better than Triples.

So why shouldn’t the two player option be a breeze to use? Therefore, we’ve made the changes necessary, and now ensure that your games against other players will always run smoothly.

– Fixed a two player bug
– Updated our registration schema
– Added a cool splash screen
– Tuned up the code for today’s Palms and Treos

Be sure to visit our website today and get the latest and greatest Triples experience!