Growing up, one of my favorite activities was tackling the latest word search puzzle book my parents brought home each week. Countless hours were wasted pouring over those jumbled grids discovering all of the phrases backwards, forwards, up and down, and diagonal. WordsPlus by Jason I. Carter seeks to recreate that experience on your BlackBerry device.
WordsPlus is not only a Built for BlackBerry application but coded natively with C++ in the background. It offers a pleasant interface with menus and gameplay that flows with no lag. For the social integration, players have the ability to share via Twitter, Facebook, and BBM. To change things up a bit, a recent update granted users the ability to change the theme of the game from one of three pre-loaded designs.
As with the print version, the object is to find all of the words hidden in the rectangular grid. Selecting the word is as simple as gliding your finger across the screen. Although, I noticed that words along the left or right edges may end up picking letters diagonally. The developer is aware of the issue and is looking into the sensitivity.
What kind of word puzzle would this be without being able to choose your category? There are three main categories each with five or six topics to choose from. While my favorite is the Spacing Out topic and Star Trek / Sci Fi Names & Shows categories, all of them are quite challenging. Speaking of which, it comes with three levels of difficulty for users to choose: easy, medium, and hard.
If you are addicted to solving puzzles this will surely bring you hours of enjoyment. With the exception of the glitch mentioned earlier, it is a fun game you won't be able to put down. As for me I would love to see the addition of new themes and categories. You can buy WordsPlus for $0.99 or download a limited feature free edition as well for the Q10 and Z10.