Originally posted July 24th 2015 on the Seafoam Gaming forums
Title: EPIC Word Search Collection
System: 3DS (eShop)
Release date: 7/23/2015
The main game/story
Not long after the release of Word Search by POWGI, Lightwood games are back with yet another Word Search game, this time only on the 3DS eShop.
The menus are incredibly basic, with simple artwork to show what each category means. Besides that, it looks like you would expect a word search to.
Music and Sound:
Very little when it comes to sound, with very forgettable songs (To the point it’s just better to turn off music in the options) and a few sound effects for when you find a word, hit a button, etc. Barely anything required here.
When you start up the game, you have a total of five genres to choose from: Movie, Sports, TV, Books and Food. Each genre is a gigantic grid with a ton of words to look for, each part of the grid going over a different type of object in the genre. (Like for movies, there’s an area for Harry Potter and an area for Jurassic Park. Besides the questions I have about whether they got the copyright to use those franchises in this game or not, they cover characters and key items from those franchises) Besides the addition of streetpass support and a few options, that’s it. Just like the title says, this is an epic word search collection, in the sense that it’s so huge you’ll definitely be both overwhelmed and pleased by the large amount of content if you are a fan of these games.
In conclusion, Epic Word Search Collection does indeed have a LOT of content for the $7.99 price tag for fans of word search puzzles… But like with Word Search with POWGI, if you aren’t that big of a word search fan there’s nothing mind-blowing in this compilation that will change your mind. There is streetpass support, which is nice to see in a game like this, but overall it’s a very circumstantial game that I can still only recommend to hardcore fans of Word Search puzzles, as you definitely won’t be disappointed with the huge amount of words to discover.
I give Epic Word Search Collection a 7 out of 10.