Bookworm

Game Boy Advance
Bookworm Image
Metascore
62

Mixed or average reviews - based on 5 Critics What's this?

  • Summary: Bookworm, a simple yet addictive Web game, is now available on the Game Boy Advance. In the game, you must link letters and create words to feed the hungry bookworm. If you make long words, you'll be rewarded with bonus letters. Watch out for fiery red letters--if they reach the bottom ofBookworm, a simple yet addictive Web game, is now available on the Game Boy Advance. In the game, you must link letters and create words to feed the hungry bookworm. If you make long words, you'll be rewarded with bonus letters. Watch out for fiery red letters--if they reach the bottom of your library, then the game is over. Make as many words as you can to advance levels, and eventually become a master bookworm. Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Nintendo Power
    72
    The concept is well-executed, but the lack of different play modes or minigames limits the title's scope. [June 2004, p.121]
  2. It's a shame that this port isn't more ambitious, because there's a downloadable, deluxe and for-pay version of Bookworm for the PC that a faster mode of play, with burning blocks appearing in real-time.
  3. Cheat Code Central
    60
    Addicting. It operates on many levels. Not only to you have to think fast but you have to plan in advance. I think that most gamers will be amazed at just how many words they can think of when pushed to the limit.
  4. 60
    But when it comes to game variety, Bookworm is a little hollow simply because the designers didn't go any further than offering a simple, portable rendition of the PC download.
  5. If anything, the game is a great time killer, but since it’s pretty much an exact copy of what’s readily available for free on their website, it really doesn’t warrant a purchase.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. CarolynM.
    Jul 1, 2005
    10
    I LOVE this game because it makes you think & can be very frustrating, or very satisfiying. Even after I get burned out on it, I eventually I LOVE this game because it makes you think & can be very frustrating, or very satisfiying. Even after I get burned out on it, I eventually go back to it. I've made it to level 15 and I'm curious as to how many levels there are. Does anyone know? It's a great game... Expand
  2. MichaelC.
    Jun 13, 2005
    10
    Absolutely fantastic game. The idea is brilliant. Can be very frustrating!!
  3. Smartguy240x
    Jun 6, 2004
    6
    I love this game, but i do agree with the critics on this one. There is a lack of variety. --But you also have to take into account that I love this game, but i do agree with the critics on this one. There is a lack of variety. --But you also have to take into account that there is pratically a whole dictionary of words stored into the cartridge. Yes, of course, i agree that more could have been done with this, (prehaps a time attack???) But as I have this game on my PalmIIIc, this game is still very fun, and addicting (and nerveracking at some points.) On a lighter note, the music is an improvement to the gameplay; although, it does get kinda annoying because of the lack of variation. -smartguy240x Expand