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on December 31, 2013
Pros: If you've played bookworm before it's very similar. The DS has to be held sideways (on the DS lite) the left screen gives you the bonus words etc... while the right screen is for you to create the words. Easy lay out on the eyes. If you like games like Words with Friends or Scrabble you will enjoy bookworm. Allows you to build your skills. When you create certain words you get new books in your library. This can be fun as you try to find other words in those books to keep building that book up etc...

Cons: Sometimes it puts the word in before I am done linking the rest of the letters. Example: See instead of Seen I noticed if you keep the stylus on the screen after clicking the first letter and then linking the letters it goes much better but if you pick it up & you made a word already it will take it. Drives me a bit nuts. Other times you have to hit Enter for it to take the word. Maybe it is just me & how I use it but it's one of those annoying things as you could of made a bigger word.
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VINE VOICEon January 11, 2011
For quite some time now I have been caught in the middle of a "war" between my grandkids and my "kids" (now all grown up and raising kids of their own). The grandkids love fun, adventure, computer games, almost anything Nintendo and of course the DSi(s). On the other hand their parents are constantly giving me flak about the grandkids playing too many games, not learning anything, etc. So I bought this and several other educational games as a way to satisfy both sides. We are very satisfied with the game and we have had it over a year. The grandkids are doing great in school and I believe buying them games like this has helped. The product description is accurate. That seems to be the trick with my 7 grandkids; make learning fun and some type of adventure and they will soak up knowledge like a sponge. Otherwise learning is boring to them and they quickly lose interest. Very pleased. 1st Grade granddaughter by the way is reading at a 2nd-3rd Grade level.
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on December 12, 2009
I love Bookworm online, as well as the deluxe version for PC and Mac, so I was very excited to try it on my DS, since I can take it anywhere. I am thrilled with it! Everything you love about Bookworm is here, along with a few extra fun things.

Create words from the adjacent tiles to clear them from the board and earn points and books to put on shelves in your library. As you earn books and fill the shelves, you fill up and complete rooms in your library. Each room has a different theme and you get a little bonus when each is finished. As you complete more rooms, your library expands. You can visit the rooms on your map and see what you have accomplished!

My favorite new and challenging feature is collecting books and words. There are twenty books, each containing twelve words. When you create a word in one of the books, the book is unlocked and you can see the rest of the words needed to complete the book. For example, I unlocked the book "Insects" by making the word "ant". To complete the book I need to create "bee, wasp, roach, ladybug", etc. This is not as easy as it seems!! There are many fun collections to complete, and while I haven't finished a book yet, I imagine there will be a fun bonus when I do! Books are easily accessible from the main screen so you can check to see which books still needs words, and what words are needed.

My only teeny tiny complaint with this game is barely a blip on the radar, however I'm just a slight bit annoyed that when clearing tiles an extra tap is required after the word is finished. On the computer version, holding the mouse button while making words, and then just releasing it will clear the word. While holding the stylus to make the word on the DS, it has to be lifted and then tapped at the end of the word. Very picky, but it is what it is.

There is not a left-handed option on this game that I can find. That seems an obvious necessity, but for some reason was not included in this version.

Overall this game is fantastic, I am completely addicted!!
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VINE VOICEon August 20, 2014
I played the game and loved it. Now, my guy friend has the game and plays everyday, and I mean everyday, for the last 4-6 years! He's wearing out the Nintendo DS, but still can't stop playing! Watch out, this is one addictive game.
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on March 6, 2017
Finally I can play one of my favorite computer puzzles games , now on my 3DS. Yay!🤗
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on December 19, 2012
This game is addicting. It can be a little difficult learning to manipulating the tiles to create longer words. Nonetheless, it's educational and fun!
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on January 18, 2010
I love the original Bookworm game for the PC. I have the Gameboy version of this game and it is great. I bought this version for the DS expecting it to be the same. I don't know why, but they changed the orientation of this version so it has to be played with the DS in a vertical (portrait) layout. I am left handed, and it is not comfortable to play it in this way. I wish they would have included a way to change the orientation.
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on December 11, 2009
This is the typical Bookworm game that only brings a few more things to the table. If you like Bookworm in other forms, you will certainly like this game. My only, and greatest complaint, is that there is no option for the left handed. I am very disappointed as I find it very uncomfortable to play this game using my left hand and using my right just isn't an option. How hard could it have been to put in this option? This was VERY short-sighted of PopCap games.
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on July 20, 2013
Bought this for my grandson birthday I was sure he was going to love it. I have this on my IPhone and IPad and when he visits that's the first thing he wants to play. When I purchased it I thought it would come after his birthday but I was wrong it came three days before. Excellent delivery.
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on December 28, 2009
After putting in a couple hundred hours with Bookworm on the Gameboy Advance, I did not know if Bookworm on the DS would be able to be fresh enough to hold my attention for very long. Thankfully, it has held my attention for over 60 hours thus far. Bookworm is a perfect game for the touchscreen of the DS. Users can move through the game very quickly thanks to the touchscreen. While forming words alone is a lot of fun, Bookworm on the DS now has added things like the library you can build up, the medal system of categorized words to try to gain, and a very detailed stat-tracking page. I also really like trying to get the bonus words offered, as they give you massive points. People who are more casual about gaming should enjoy the fact that Bookworm is a very forgiving game. It's pretty to tough to actually "lose." I am over 60 hours in and still on my first game. I have come close to having the burning tiles reach the bottom on two occasions, but thankfully was able to wriggle out of the situations. Overall, Bookworm is an upgrade over the GBA version, and tremendous fun for those folks who enjoy word games.
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