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Bird's the Word

by SGN
Rated: All Ages

Price: $0.99
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
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This app needs permission to access:

  • Open network sockets
  • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 2.02
  • Several bug fixes

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Product Features

  • 3 modes of play
  • Fun cartoon graphics
  • Facebook link to challenge your friends

Product Description

Are you a word nerd? Bird’s the Word is the most addicting game to land on your handheld device! Race against the clock to find as many words as you can and level up to unlock secret and adorable new baby birds.

Find and create words by tapping on the letter clouds. Try to choose letters touching each other or else a new letter won't appear and a sneaky bird will take its place! Reach high scores to unlock special achievements and discover new feathered friends!

4 Fun Modes!

-Classic – Fill up the score bar to advance to the next level before the clock runs out. To make it to the top of the pecking order, you will have to score more points in each new level with the same amount of time!

-Timed – Collect as many points as possible before the clock runs out!

-Word Worm – Create words where the last letter in the word will automatically become the first letter in the next one you need to find. You have 30 seconds for each so think quickly!

-Challenge – Play a game in Classic, Timed, or Word Worm mode and then challenge your friends to beat your score. May the best Bird’s the Wordsmith win!

Coming soon: Earn more new birds and unlock a secret song...can guess what it might be?

Like us on Facebook:
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Follow us on Twitter:
http://www.twitter.com/sgn_tweets

Privacy Policy: sgn.com/privacy

Technical Details

Size: 10.7MB
Version: 2.02
Developed By: SGN
Application Permissions: ( Help me understand what permissions mean )
  • Open network sockets
  • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
Minimum Operating System: Android 2.2
Approximate Download Time: Less than 90 seconds

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No way to close the app other than to force close it and required Facebook integration. Sorry but no thank you. I don't have a Facebook account and I don't like the idea of a game running in the background using resources if I'm not playing it. And that's a bit of a bummer because it was fun to play. The game is solid and fun, but from a development point of view it seems unfinished at best. If these kinds of things don't bother you then give it a go, I bet you'll like it.

3 stars for the game itself being fun, but needs further development IMO.
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For a word game, it's not bad. It installs and runs smoothly (no crashes). There are three modes of play for variety (and a challenge mode, if you have a facebook account).

The one thing that really bugs me about this app, however, is the lack of a way to quit the game. The funniest thing is that the back-key quit comes free--it's already part of the UI thread (the part of the program that puts stuff on the screen). They had to add programming to deactivate it. In the onPause() method, they could have simply checked isFinishing(), then do any cleanup needed before closing the app. But no. Adding a menu button would have been almost as simple. All apps should have a way to quit, other than having the user manually force closing it themselves.
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"Bird's the Word" installed fine on my Kindle Fire. The game itself is another variant of the classic "Bookworm," which I've played many times on my PC and iPad. It also reminds me of another Android word game, "Dabble."

I tried each play mode - Classic, Timed, and Word Worm. What I disliked most was that each mode is timed with a countdown clock (the game ends when the clock reaches zero). You can pause the timer, but the dropdown box that opens covers almost the whole screen, so it doesn't help you to come up with words. If you enjoy the pressure of timed games, you may like "Bird's the Word," but I prefer word games where I can take my time and come up with the best word I can make, without a clock running down. I did not play the Challenge mode, where you connect with Facebook friends.

Two other issues:
1. The Kindle Fire's back arrow has been disabled by the app. The only way to close the app is to press the Home icon.
2. It appears that the app continues running, or at least stays loaded, even after turning the Kindle Fire off.

If the developer will address these issues and will offer an untimed version, I would give the app 3 or 4 stars, but as it is, I'm just deleting it.
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I was SO fully prepared to give this a decent rating. I played SEVERAL rounds, actually, not just a few. I initially had no problems playing the Classic, Timed, AND Word Worm levels. Be aware that BEFORE I even played this game, I used TASK KILLER to close almost everything unecessary to have the most memory available to play this game and give it a fighting chance, as well as used a fresh, full battery. All was good.... Then I said to myself, "hmmm... I've only been playing this for about 20 minutes, let's give it more time..." and I'm glad I did. First, I tried to EXIT. Backspace did NOTHING....just continued to stay at the home screen and spout out the music. Then I went back to the games, played some more, then used the right-hand button to go back to the home screen to try to exit.... NOTHING. I clicked my PHONE'S Home button, got there, and used TASK KILLER AGAIN to close this app. THIS IS WHAT THE DEVELOPER HAD IN MIND FOR USERS TO CLOSE THE APP? If you are currently having no problems after just a short amount of gameplay, do yourself a favor and trying playing this app for an hour or so to make sure it doesn't fizzle out after semi-extended gameplay.

Ok... I reboot, and try again. THIS TIME I played 2 or 3 short games, and in the middle of selecting a word, it FREEZES UP COMPLETELY just like everyone else here is reporting. This time, NOTHING would get me back to my phone's HOME SCREEN. So I do a battery pull, and reboot. NOW I notice my phone is completely dim, so I check the battery level.... ALMOST ZERO PERCENT. This app, in less than an hour, SUCKED THE ENTIRE FRESH, NEWLY CHARGED BATTERY in record time, more than I have ever seen any app do ever before.
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By k.mac on December 16, 2011
This game force closes. This game freezes. The only good thing about it is that you can uninstall it easy.
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I love word games so I tried this one. Cute game, somewhat original idea. The game is somewhat sluggish which isn't good for a timed game. But the real problem is on about the third level the screen stops responding so you can't play, but the timer keeps running. Had to force close.
It has a classic and a timed mode, but even classic has a timer, so I don't get that.
Installed. Droid 2.
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Downloads & runs fine on HTC Incredible running 2.3.4. Gameplay is smooth. It it a fun game. I deducted 1 star because there is no way to exit the game save hitting the home button. You would figure that hitting the back button would suffice, but sadly it doesn't. Other than that, I find nothing wrong with this app.
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