I recently downloaded Wordpop for my iPhone as I have played this game on my Palm device and thoroughly enjoyed the iPhone experience. After I downloaded from the App Store I immediately liked the user interface and thought I would share with you my thoughts and opinions on the game and give you an insight on how to play as well.Firstly you have to pick which setting you want to play the game at easy, medium or hard for first time players I suggest you choose the easy mode until you get used to how the game works. Also for first time players there is a how you can play button this is very useful and gives you full instructions how to play the game.

Once you have chosen your difficulty level for the game you enter into the main game board at the top of the screen you will see what round you are on and the total amount of points you have accumulated. Below this a rectangle box spells the word you have just created alongside with the point value, then at the side of this you will see a grey circle with a tick in the middle when you have spelt a word and the word is a proper word it will illuminate yellow.

Below you will see the quit button and an undo button which is explanatory. In the middle of the screen you will see the main grid which is full of cubes each with a letter and in the bottom right corner of each cube you will see a number this indicates how many points you will get for creating a word with this letter. Finally at the right hand side of the screen you will see three empty cubes these can be used as any letter to help you create more words when you are running out of needed letters.

The aim of the game is to spell as many words as you can out of the letters provided, when you have found a word you want, tap on the first letter or the word then tap on the next and so on till you have created the word. When you have spelt the word the tick should illuminate yellow and you should get an indication on how many points you have received. Select if the tick is yellow click on it and the word will disappear from the screen and your points will be added to your total.

Continue to create words from the grid to build your points up and if you get stuck don’t forget the spare cubes on the right hand side of the screen they become very helpful near the end of the round when you have used most of the letters. If you want to rearrange the letters just give the iPhone a slight shake and the cubes will mix up helping you to try and create more words.

To move on to the next round you have to use up every letter from the grid it may sound easy but it is realty Z which will earn you more points. So far I have managed to get to round four which I found difficult to get to the best thing about this game is your not against the clock so you are not rushing to try and create words before the game is up.

The screen is bright and the interface is great, and the letters are a good size making the game much easier to play. I really enjoyed playing this game and cant wait to get a free minute to play it again, I recommend this game to anyone who enjoys playing word games as you will have hours of fun!! It truly deserves a Palm Addict Reader Award of Excellence and is one of the best games that I have played on my Palm OS device and certainly makes a great addition to the iPhone / iPod Touch. Available for Palm OS / Windows Mobile & the iPhone / iPod Touch via http://www.smartboxdesign.com/wordpopiphone.html

Sammy, the brilliant man behind Palm Addicts, asked me if I would like to have a fun contest on his site. I jumped at the chance. Palm Addicts is one of my favorites sites covering every day use of smartphones. I also follow Sammy on Twitter as his twits are often humorous, informative, and a great entertainment.  And without further ado, the contest.

 Todd Sherman form SmartboxDesign would like to offer PalmAddict readers a chance to win a title of their choice from his suite of great games. Whatever platform you use whether it’s Palm OS or an iPhone you have the opportunity to win a SmartboxDesign game. All you have to do is as per usual send me a userthought or mobile thought and let me know what game and platform you would like from the Smartboxdesign website. Email your thoughts please, with SMARTBOX in the subject line, remembering to tell me your game choice and platform – sammymcloughlin@gmail.com

Sammy from Palm Addicts recently wrote “WordPop works great on my Treo Pro using Styletap”

WordPop works fine on my Treo Pro using Styletap. It is one of my favourite games. “WordPop! is easy to learn and thoroughly entertaining. Clear the board by creating words! As you pop each word from the board, there are fewer and fewer letters left. Plan ahead to win the round. Try to get the highest score possible.”

Created by our good friend Sammy from PalmAddicts.

Watch the video here: http://www.smartboxdesign.com/wordpop.html

Smart Box Design is the proud sponsor of PATV91. Here is the latest from Sammy and his team. 

PATV91 – We want your thoughts on ebooks, Starsky & Hutch, Club Astraware, Astraware game development, CallPod, Neil on Palm Hardware, Thieves and Kings for Palm OS, Palmdoc Chronicles, Palm Discovery, Word Monaco Solitaire

In our 19 minute edition of PATV-91 we cover:

– We want to hear your thoughts on ebooks on Palm devices? Do you favour it? Or do you prefer to read books the old fashioned way? Please send your thoughts and we will read your thoughts on PATV – sammymcloughlin@gmail.com

– Reader, Mark Connelly thinks Jonathan Winter and I are like the Starsky & Hutch of PalmAddict

– We discuss Club Astraware and some of the benefits

– I like the look of CallPod but have some concerns about their pricing

– Reader Neil Tomlinson talks about Palm hardware and I have my say on some of the great devices from past and present. Read his thoughts in full.

– The Astraware Team Blog talks about Astraware Solitaire development

Thieves & Kings Solitaire for Palm OS

– Why Astraware does well at creating great games

– We take a look at sites we like today including Palm Discovery & PalmdocChronicles

– Smart Box Design’s game Word Monaco Solitaire is reduced at the moment, details here

– And a reminder about our weekend giveaway to win a Samsung Q1 UMPC, again the details can be found here.