Word Wipe’s difficulty increases at each new level. For example, in Level 1, you have 120 seconds to clear one vertical or horizontal line of letters, in Level 2 you have 120 seconds to clear two vertical or horizontal lines of letters, etc.
You can complete Level 1 by forming any word using letters in the grid. After you complete a word, any remaining letters will drop down the grid. Hint: you can select and remove actual words or sequences of the same three letters in a row. For example, you can select "SSS“ to remove it, but it will only bring you a small number of points (we’ll discuss points in the next paragraph).
If you clear horizontal or vertical lines before time run out, it will be counted in the Goal for each level. However, after completing the Goal, you can continue selecting words. The longer and more complex the words are, the more points you will get. After you reach 500 bonus points, you will receive a bonus bomb.
For each letter in the list below, a certain number of points are given. If the letter is not on the list below, then only 1 point is given for it.
C, M, P, T, U
D, R, S, H, I
The total number of points per word is calculated as the sum of the number of points for each letter multiplied by two, then multiplied by the length of the word.
score = (w + o + r + d) * 2 * Word Length;
For example, because the word "SUN" contains 3 letters: score = (s + u + n) * 2 * 3 = (2 + 4 + 1) * 2 * 3 = 42 points
The Word Length multiplier does not apply to words or letter combinations (like "sss") that only contain identical letters.
You can drag Bonus Bombs on the grid to any letter, and it will remove the letter it’s placed on. Any tiles above the removed tile will dropdown.
Here is a demonstration of how you can use a bonus bomb. For the biggest impact, save bombs for harder levels. Each new level requires an additional cleared line, so it makes sense to save your powerups. Additionally, after level 10, your time for each level is reduced by 10 seconds. For example, at level 11, you will need to clear 11 lines within 110 seconds, and, at level 12, you will need to clear 12 lines within 100 seconds. In these tougher levels, your bonus bombs from earlier levels will truly shine and help you progress further and further!