This family friend game revolves around Lex, a Bookworm who has the
ability to create words (thanks to the player) in order to battle
monsters and solve puzzles. Lex's main goal is to save the beautiful
oracle Cassandra in this almost "Scrabblesq" game set in wondrous
and rich fantasy universe.
Although the title has no age
restrictions, it also makes a great compendium for adults who wish
to increase their children's vocabulary and for adults, it's a great
* Three storybooks teeming with over 150 uniquely animated
* Increase your word power with fantastic gems, potions and
* Three ecstatic mini-games: Word Master, Letter Rip and Link
* Special timed Arena mode for super speedy spellers!
* Stupendous chromed-out graphics and astonishing special
* Stunning sound fx and music!
* Spell, excel and make your mark in the glittering Hall of
The installation of Bookworm Adventures was quite simple and it
simply auto-installed once the CD was detected by computer. The
program works on a variety of operating systems that include Windows
98, ME, 2000, XP and Vista.
Best of all, the specifications of the
title are quite small as it only requires a Pentium II 700Mhz or
greater which means this can run on a variety of computers, both
modern and older.
Once installed, we were greeted to a user-friendly interface that
offers a few different gaming modes plus some great mini-games to
start your word creation. The gameplay of Bookworm Adventures
features a variety of different gameplay modes where you battle
other enemies in an attempt to create words or just play solo.
The easiest way to think of it is to lay all your scrabble letters
in a grid in order to create words, however there are some rules
that effect gameplay. Needless to say, it does make you think and is
Graphically, the title has a true Saturday morning animation feel to
it with colourful characters and even some great special effects
that go hand-in-hand with the gameplay. The sound effects also match
the title that at the end of the day suits the genre perfectly. The
soundtrack is brilliant!
In conclusion, Bookworm Adventures is a great title for those gamers
who wish to challenge their vocabulary or for those looking for a
great "brain trainer" and even parents who wish to assist in their
children's learning. The game definitely makes you think and with
over 150 different challenges to defeat, this game will keep you
entertained for quite some time.