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  • Summary: WordJong features simple engrossing gameplay: Use a set of lettered tiles to create words, clearing the board as you use them. Aim for high-scoring words, earn bonus tiles, and work to clear the board with no leftover letters. WordJong boasts several new features exclusive to the DS , including local and online wireless play as well as DS Download play, a variety of Solo Play modes, a 100,000+ word dictionary, full support for both the Control Pad and Touch Screen, and much, much more. Expand
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  1. If you've ever enjoyed a puzzle game, you'll dig it, and when it makes you smarter, just consider that a nice bonus.
  2. It's a very addicting puzler that rewards you for strategy as well as your vocabulary. [Dec 2007, p.157]
  3. WordJong is a modest game, a simple puzzle game that does only one thing ... but does it very well.
  4. There are no cheesy touch-screen mini-games here either; just solid gameplay. It is the perfect pick-up-and-play title for any book worms this Holiday.
  5. Overall, WordJong is a pretty addictive game. And even though it is a budget title, there is plenty here to keep players word-smithing for a long time.
  6. 75
    The game's got a very addictive nature, and there's a good amount of different modes (including two player battle mode) to keep things interesting. It's just a bit of a bummer that the programmers don't wean certain players (i.e. the older casual crowd) into its gameplay mechanics with a tutorial mode.
  7. For those who haven't taken the New York Times Crossword puzzle out of their handheld in six months.

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  1. pP
    Nov 24, 2007
    10
    The best word game on the DS yet! Wow! A lot of options even WiFi Worldwide...I didn't even know it had all these great features!
  2. DallasP.
    Jan 14, 2008
    10
    A perfect puzzle game. If you like Mahjong and Boggle, then this a game you will enjoy. IGN's comment about a lack of a tutorial is a joke as the game is about as simple as you can get anyone can figure it out. Expand
  3. DonaldO'Brien
    Feb 22, 2008
    10
    For a crossword fan, this is an ideal supplement. Good fun, seemingly endless puzzles.
  4. DuckeeD.
    Dec 12, 2007
    9
    Quite addictive. However the dictionary is not as extensive as the dictionary found in other games of this genre. Words such as January and June are not valid words. Other than the dictionary size this is a great title. Expand