Bookworm Heroes Launches For iOS
PopCap is bringing its popular browser-based word game to iPad and iPhone. The game puts a nice spin on the familiar Scrabble-derived formula. In this case, you have a playfield of tiles, which refill from the top as you eliminate tiles by creating words of adjacent letter tiles. It's not rocket science from a game design perspective, but this easy and addictive casual experience should be a winner on iOS.
Bookworm Heroes does add a bit to the base game by adding pets which give you extra bonuses or damage your opponent (which you can connect with through Facebook integration). It's a free download, but PopCap does sell coins to unlock various in-game items. The game is for sale now at the iTunes store.