Alphabear is a word puzzle game starring a multitude of adorable bear helpers.
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Story & Themes
Alphabear's general premise is a bit like scrabble in that players are putting together blocks with letters on them to form words, and longer words earn the player more points. Letters will disappear if they have been unused for a certain amount of turns, and new letters will take their place. The game's most unique feature is its bear helpers who players can collect by getting high scores and finishing levels. Certain bears have different abilities, such as adding more seconds to the clock in timed matches. Each level ends when the board is filled with bears, leaving no room for new letters.
Alphabear offers players a satisfying level of challenge: not too easy, but not too frustrating either.
Consumerism The game is free-to-play, but for $4.99, players can gain an unlimited supply of honey, one of the in-game currencies. Alternatively, if players don't want to wait for their honey to refill, they can opt to watch an advertisement and instantly gain 50 honey.
- What's your favorite part of the game? Is it the bears? The challenge level of the puzzles? Something else?
- Do you think it's worth it to pay for unlimited honey? Why/why not?