I’ll apologise before I start because if you have read any of my iPhone App reviews you’ll know I can sometimes get a little carried away. I am after all somewhat addicted to these game Apps.
This particular App I decided to download because it was free, however after playing for a short time I decided I had to upgrade to the paid for version, this meant no ads and more words so for 69p I freed myself from those annoying ads. The game itself is pretty basic and straight to the point, so much so that any age group would be comfortable playing it. The basic idea is to choose a word from a list of three, draw the word then send it off to your opponent for them to guess it correctly, win some coins and send you a drawing back and that’s it.
All about Draw Something…
When you begin the game you are invited to make an account which includes your username and email address. You can also connect to Facebook through this game but I don’t know much about that because I don’t use Facebook myself. I connected with my email address and that works well enough for me. I then was given the option to find players, I could look for players in several different ways which are, Email, Facebook friends or random. If I knew of anyone else with the game and knew their username I could also connect with them that way.
Playing the game…
Once connected with another player I was able to choose a word from the list of three, the easiest with word on the list is worth one coin, the next is a little harder worth two coins and the last is usually quite a difficult word but gives you three coins. If I decide that all three words are too difficult for me to draw, I have the option of using a bomb to get three new words. Bombs can be bought for coins. So after I have chosen which word to draw, I just touch the correct area of the screen and get on with it. In the beginning I had four basic colours to use, but this is what the coins are all about because you can buy different colour sets, which for me personally makes the game more fun to play with lots more colours to choose from. Once I finish my picture and I’m happy with it I can send it off to my opponent, I can also send a message with the picture if I choose, as the option is there should I decide to use it. Once I receive a drawing back from my opponent, I have to guess what the picture is; I’m given several letters to choose from in order to make the word that represents the drawing. Sometimes the pictures I get sent are impossible to guess even with the letters there in front of me to help, because of this there is the bomb option again, a bomb gets rid of some of the letters in the list making it slightly easier to guess what the picture is. More bombs can be bought for coins should I run out. The game then continues backwards and forwards, each time my turn is recorded and it’s fun to see how far I can get before someone passes and I have to start from turn one again, I believe since updates the highest turn to reach is 999.