iAssociate 2 Review – In A Word: Addictive
I’ve never been a fan of crossword puzzles, or Sudoku. Too much thinkin’. So, when the developer of iAssociate 2 came to me for me to review this game I was going to decline – what a mistake that would have been. Man, Oh Man, this game is great.
Remember on Family Feud, when they said that they’d polled 100 people and then provided you with the top answers? This is sort of the technology behind iAssociate 2. From what I have been told, the suggestions for the words, and how they associate, were taken from the developers Facebook Fan Page. So it’s sort of a record of public consciousness, too. ;)
The game is simple, each round has a certain number of words that associate with each other that branch off, and the branches grow as you correctly guess the proper words. Luckily there’s no time limit because it might take a while, and I found that focusing on one branch/section at a time was best – once I got The Brain Freeze or frustrated, I moved on to another section within the same round.
Quick what do you think of when I say Peanut Butter! Jelly? Bread? Gum? Those are all valid guesses, and that’s basically the name of the game. To help you along, they will let you know how letters are in the unknown-associated word. Also, there are hints (a set number per round) that give you additional letters, and even the option to ask your Facebook Friends for help. As each round progresses you’ll receive trophies, when you’ve completed 50% (Bronze), 75% (Silver), and 100% (Gold). This is imperative because otherwise you wouldn’t have any idea on how Big/Long/complex each round is.
Another stellar feature which is just amazing is that the game saves each time you correctly guess a word, so you can come back to it at any time. Say you’re stumped, just close out the App and get on with your day, maybe the answer will come to you randomly – or maybe you’ll have a chance to ask someone what they think – at any time you can get right back into it.
Here are some screenshots for your viewing pleasure:
As you can see, design is beautiful, polished and pretty. Obviously a lot of time and energy went into the creation of this App – I think that the developers really love their work. Usually I’m not a giant fan of Apps in this price range unless they are really quite awesome. I’m here to tell you that this game really is quite awesome. It’s absolutely worth the $3.99 – But You Can Download This App For Free on June 1st! Check the iTunes Page, or look it up on FreeAppDay.com on Tuesday and get your copy Free!
Like I said though, if you missed the promo it’s still worth dishing out the dough.
Dough… Bread… Toast… Jam… OK, I’ll stop now.