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STOPSANTA [IPHONE] – REVIEW (74%)

02 Jan

StopSanta is a word game released by Andrey Osipov.

“Do you think Santa is always kind and generous? You’re about to change your mind! Someone stole Santa’s gift list for kids all over the world! Help Santa to restore the list. Select letters by simply tapping on them and combine them into nouns. But watch out! Santa is in a bad mood!”

The idea behind StopSanta is to create words from the letters available on the screen. You need to do this fairly quickly as the bad Santa will begin to freeze the letters or block the screen with a snowball or two.

Snow flakes are dropped from time to time, that can be used as a wild card to complete words.

Word wise, the game uses American spelling and does not allow non-noun words which makes the game more tricky, as you cannot use plurals to get rid of more letters.

As the game progresses more letters are frozen out until you are not able to create any more words and the game ends giving you an end score.

There are a few achievements along the way that you can earn.

The game offers three levels of difficulty. Easy, Normal and Hard. These levels effect the speed of the freezing of letters and a better selection of letters and wild cards if easy.

The graphics and sound at both good, but are both game, but nothing special.

On the upside:

  • Nicely designed word game.
  • Tests your spelling.

On the downside:

  • Letters can freeze out while you are in the middle of making a word.
  • Not enough variety. A different game mode would have been nice.
  • Not Universal (iPad version can be purchased seperately for £1.99)

Overall, this is a fun little word game. If you like your word games it is worth a look especially at 69p. However, for me there is just not enough to the game for me. A different mode would have been nice. The freezing out of letters is an interesting idea, but just does not quiet work for me.

Rating: 74%

Size: 28.5 MB

Price (at time of review): £0.69

Link: StopSanta – Andrey Osipov

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Posted by on January 2, 2012 in Game - Puzzle, iPhone/iPod Touch, Reviews

 

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