Scrabble Blast is an online word game you can download and play. Scrabble Blast requires you to race against a clock, so it has elements of video games like Space Invaders or Tetris. Players find words, while the game screen speeds up ever faster. Accummulate points to prove your vocabulary and spelling skills.
At first glance, the game screen looks a lot like a Scrabble board, except a gameboard that’s filled up with letters. You have to find word patterns amidst these random looking word sequences, building words like you would in a regular game of Scrabble, except you can create words diagonally. That might take some getting used to, for you Scrabble purists.
The Bomb Challenge
The twist with a game of Scrabble Blast is you’re playing against a timer. Every so often, a bomb square appears at the top of the screen. As the game progresses, these squares shift down the board. Like in Checkers, if one ever reaches the other side of the board, bad things happen (you lose).
Luckily, you can eliminate bomb icons by building a word over the bomb. When you do, you hear an explosion and see the icon disappear. The game goes faster, until you can no longer hold back the inevitable bomb that gets through.
Winning a game of Scrabble Blast is about attaining the highest score, so you’re pitting yourself against all other players. There are two versions of the bomb game: Puzzle Mode and Action Mode.
Blasted Word Games
Scrabble Blast is therefore a competition for finding already existing words amidst a jumble of letter icons, instead of building words from letter tiles. This means the challenge might not appeal to every word game afficionado.
At the same time, those who enjoy video games can brush up on their word skills and spelling ability, so those who don’t like when their favorite games are changed shouldn’t get too upset. Scrabble Blast is a good way for the younger generation to increase their spelling ability. For those who visit online forums and message boards, you know that can’t be a bad thing.
1 Bag Scrabble Mode
Playing Scrabble Blast includes other word game variations, such as the “1 Bag Mode”. 1-Bag gives you 100 letter tiles and challenges you to build as many words as possible. This is more like the wordgame you grew up playing, so old-timers are more likely to find enjoyment with this option.