your daily newspaperís Jumble game simply isnít enough, itís
time for this CD-ROM version. We love the funky retro design of
this well-constructed game.
a number of different variations of the game, including a kiddy
version, this program is sure to please. The only thing we miss is
the ability to pause the timer during a game.
For those unfamiliar with the basic game of Jumble, players
are presented with a comic pun, and by unscrambling a number of
words, theyíll uncover the (jumbled) letters to the word or
phrase that answer the pun or riddle. Itís a quick fix for word
Jumble Classic (pictured above), there's Jumble Kids (pictured at
right), Jumble Plus, Jumble Crosswords, and Tumble Words. All
variations add a new spin to the traditional game. With hundreds
of puzzles to work through, word game fans will have a great time.
Jumble is available online in a few places,
including www.jumble.com, but
new puzzles only come up weekly. A jewel case version (who needs
the box anyway?) of this program is currently available for just
under $10 US, and youíll find it bundled with other Infogrames
games in different packages, including Word Mania.
(Jewel Case) at Amazon.com for $9.99 US.
- Packed with puzzles
- Pleasing interface and
- Jumble variations are fun,
and the children's version of the game is excellent.
- The timer in the games
can't be paused.
- This title focuses on
one type of word game--unless you're a really big fan of
Jumble puzzles, this game is not for you.