Bears are cute. That is the fact that seems to work well in the entertainment industry as well as in nature. But when you have an opportunity to use them as main characters in a simple game, then you just made that game more awesome.
That is exactly what happens when you play Alphabear 2, the sequel to the equally bear-full game from 2015 by Spry Fox. Even if you already played mobile word games, you will find this one more charming and endearing because of these bears.
The game is played on a grid where you have letters, blank squares and, of course, bears. Whenever you create a word with the available letters, your bear will grow and take up space you just cleared. The goal is to make your bear the biggest of them all and gain some points.
Just like in the scrabble, you need to concentrate to create the word that will bring you the most points, which doesn’t necessarily mean it will be the longest one. But you can’t leave the letters unused for too long or they will turn into stone and block your bear from growing. You will know when this is going to happen since the letter will turn red.
But this is not all since after all this is a game with bears as much as it is with words. During the game, you will collect bears and each will have its special skill you can use. For example, you may be rewarded if you use grumpy bears on certain levels. Pay attention to the bears’ temperament and even pair them up to obtain a higher score. The level will inform you which temperament will get you a higher score and then you need to puzzle through how to get it.
Bears’ skills can really be a game changer since they can affect the time on letters or boost them. You will figure out which bear is the best for what once you start playing, so don’t worry about this being too complicated. Additionally, you can send your bears to Bear School and level them up there, or collect duplicates. When you use the Bear School, you will also learn about the grammar, so this feature makes it really cool.
Alphabear 2 is available for iOS and Android devices free of charge. This is not a hard game to play or boring, even though it’s educational and requires some basic knowledge of the English language. The bears definitely make this game bearable (pun intended!) and you will have a lot of fun growing your cute sidekick and getting scored.