Wordament sequel 'Snap Attack' reportedly dropping for Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 tomorrow


Microsoft's popular Wordament game has enjoyed success across the board and the game is set to sport a sequel as early as tomorrow – Wordament Snap Attack. If you're not familiar with Wordament, it's a word game putting players against each other in a continuous series of two minute matches to find as many words as possible. Snap Attack will be changing things up without sacrificing on gameplay.

The sequel is set to launch on Windows Phones and Windows 8 from tomorrow, and later this summer for both Android and iOS hardware. Snap Attack will be a Scrabble-type sequel tasking players to utilize seven letters and create as many words as possible during a 2:30 minute session. Provided letter pieces snap onto an on-screen board with a handful of words already present.

Much like the original Wordament, Snap Attack will display words the player could have created at the end of each round, should they happen to miss any. You then have the leaderboard and multiplayer aspects of the title, which make it incredibly addicting to try and beat friends.

Source: Seattle Times; thanks, Mohammed, for the tip!



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mpt15 says:

Awesome. Can't wait to play. And this time its on WP first :-)

AngryNil says:

It was always...

mpt15 says:

I mean there's something coming to WP first.

eshy says:

Wordament was WP first too, so not only this time

Yes !! Hopefully another free Xbox game !

mesamit says:

and i hope it comes with xbox live...like wordament....

Could you please explain the difference between Xbox and Xbox live games ? I dont seem to get it. Haven't played many of them.

QilleRz says:

Xbox is the thing. Xbox Live is your account. At least that's what I understand O:

Not sure. Some games have Xbox written, some have Xbox live written.

Xbox Live implies multiplayer/leaderboard content through that service, whereas Xbox alone is just achievements.

I don't doubt some apps just use them interchangably though.

rianext says:

I think That's for some of the old games which didn't get re branded after the launch of windows 8...for eg- mirror's edge was launched as an 'Xbox live' title ...but after windows 8 and xbox launched on it as well, all xbox games came with the xbox-green coloured branding...mirror's edge got an update later and became 'xbox' alone...
Basically no difference...its jst a more recent branding...you can tell which games actually are getting updates and support this way :P

Lol i get it !
Anyway, Xbox games are supposed to be high quality, and that's always good to know.

SZero says:

Your question should be about difference between non-Xbox live and Xbox live games. Xbox live games carry "achievements" akin to Xbox games(Games which are released for Xbox One or 360). Every game on Xbox is by default a "Xbox-live" game, as far as I know. But on Wihdows Phone its not the case, developers have to go through tedious certification process in order to tagged it as a "Xbox-live" game.

So when you get a game which is "Xbox live" game, as you play through, you unlock certain achievements. These achievements carry certain Microsoft points which then accumulate to your account. You can use these points to buy a game (if you have enough MS points). Or it seems MS is planning to pay you cash in exchange of MS points.

PS: MS Points are quite useless outside the USA.

adamx98 says:

Slight correction... The Achievement score you earn by playing through the games is not the same as Microsoft Points. The score earned is simply a bragging-rights thing that shows your friends how much/well you play (some achievements are very difficult to obtain; a person with a high score is assumed to have beaten a lot of challenges within the games they play).

Microsoft Points was a form of digital currency used to purchase items offered by Microsoft in their arcade/online store (such as add-on content, avatar accessories, or even full games). However, as mentioned they are in the process of shifting to a real-world dollars system, rather than the Points system (400 points was equivalent to $5 US).

TL:DR - Completing achievements does not result "money" in your account to purchase games :).

SZero says:

Oh hey thanks dude. I was wrong pretty big time. I thought this would be like "Bing rewards". Thanks for the info. :)

gatordeve says:

your info on microsoft points is out of date also....

they switched from the points to $ last year

Akash Patel says:

+520 hoping it to be xbox live

Abdal says:

Great game.

pg2900 says:

is this version also blessed with advertisement....?

firdausikal says:

Oh, I dont like the ad. Please give us an option to remove it.

ankit3390 says:

Amazing!!! Microsoft prioritizing Windows phone over iOS and Android. Seems like some real change is coming in microsoft priorities

efektos says:

Such an addictive game!!!

Rhody#WP says:

Thank you for using the proper adjective form of the word: addictive.

It makes me shudder when people use the word "addicting" when they have a perfectly good adjective already present in the English language. Just a pet peave of mine. Carry on.

Tomorrow is May 5th or 6th? Is already May 5th in some places like here in Brazil.

Its coming on May 6th. That's tomorrow.

It's May 5th pretty much everywhere by now...

Duduosf says:

Was hoping that tomorrow was actually today, so I could install it right away...

nez99 says:

Sounds like fun can't wait!

WinMaverick says:

"The sequel is set to launch on Windows Phones and Windows 8 from tomorrow and later this summer for both Android and iOS hardware." - this made my day ❤

Absolutely. Less people to play against is the most important thing here, obviously ;-)

WinMaverick says:

No, the most important thing is to answer the tech editors and also some WP enthusiasts who believe MS considers their own mobile platform as second class citizen.
And also to go against your sarcasm, some easy achievements initially :P

lum5 says:

Going to install wordament today and tomorrow other one..o god pls bring wp8.1 as soon as possible my 16gb card is waiting to download so many games & apps ....

Duduosf says:

Can't you do that in the preview?

Not everybody wants to do that, you see..

hprvez says:

what a pity

ade333 says:

I've had some crazy battery issues with the preview lately. I'd recommend holding off at this point

Me too, it's draining like The Flash.

Duduosf says:

My battery seems to be fine after the update. If I unplug at 7 o'clock, it'll last roughly 9h until I need to recharge again. However, I've been having these results since even before the update.

Duduosf says:

Great! Not to mention it's gonna be Xbox Live. Also, I liked how Microsoft is gonna push this game on WP first before its own competitors this time around.

coip says:

They shouldn't even be releasing it at all for iOS or Android, especially Xbox integration should be WP-only.

Wevenhuis says:

wish it was available for windows phone 7.x

Would be nice if both games would be integrated into a single arcade type packaged app and easily switch within the app between wordament and snap attack.

Wordament is cool and i.m.h.o.the best game on the windows 8 and windows phone platform.

farsidius says:

Sounds just like Wordemic. I really enjoy that game. Never had many people playing it, but it had a great dictionary and even let you play all the foul language we use in everyday speech. I'm sure Microsoft will use a sanitized word list.

Deaconclgi says:

Not everyone uses foul language. :)

samsurya720 says:

Snap snap snap snap,,,,,,,,

IceDree says:

"launch on Windows Phones and Windows 8 from tomorrow, and later this summer for both Android and iOS hardware" Quick , someone check if Hell froze over !

So I'm guessing this will be kinda like Countdown, except rather than 30 seconds to make one word you get 150 seconds to make as many words as you can.

Sounds good to me. =)

Sarang68 says:

Isn't there a better word instead of dropping? My heart skipped a beat

alukard says:

can we start using "arriving" instead of "dropping"? Its scary reading of an app dropping windows phone, until you re-read it.

ScubaNitrox says:

Lol That is exactly what I thought

coip says:

It's not "dropping", it's "dropping for", a verbal phrase that changes the meaning.

This is great news!

The bad news is they retired wordament web:




Raylz says:

Woah didn't see that coming

It's coming BEFORE IOS and Android? Microsoft actually is giving something to their own products first? :O

lum5 says:

Installed wordament excellent now waiting for tomorrow :)

I totally love Wordament, so I'll be sure to grab this one as well!

RaRa85 says:

This will be an instant download for me.

MrSimmix says:

It's good to see that it launches on WP first and then our competitors. I hope all other future apps from Microsoft launch/update first on WP.

OMG m waiting m waiting :)

Wael Hasno says:

If something crazy happens and this (Microsoft's game) is not a an Xbox powered game, I'm switching to iOS.

Rick Smits says:

Sobs. Ios don't have Xbox either. You'll NEVER get you want muahahahaha

Wael Hasno says:

I think Wordament is Xbox powered on iOS/Android too! Also on Windows 8 and web version. No worries though, too broke to get an iPhone and I'm too much of a fanboy to move on. So, yeah. I'm sure it will have achievements.

Bob101910 says:

Windows 8 version already has an achievement list out, so it is likely that WP version will too.

Sounds awesome.
Wordament is one of those rare examples what huge impact Xbox for WP can have.
This should be the way to go.

tristan88 says:

Wordament is probably my favourite game on windows phone so I'm in for this new one

wpfan86 says:

Love Wordament, but it has been months since I have been able to get it to work. Each time i get a "can't connect to Xbox live" error message. Can't figure out the problem.

JKOgden says:

Uninstall and reinstall, worked for me.

DenniSundaY says:

"should they happen to miss any words". I like your style of humor because there are always like a thousand letter combinations haha!

Dadstar0410 says:

A great idea for this would be to include a classic Scrabble game mode.

wtma says:

I love Wordament, the only complain is just the game is really a battery squeezer.

WoodsMonk says:

Sounds abit like Alphajax!

Now whee is the game ?

dtaylorus says:

If you like this type of game, you can play SpeedWords Arena now! And, it already runs on iOS hardware as well as on Windows Phone and Windows 8. Check it out at http://speedwords.com!


JKOgden says:

Xbox achievements?

Yes sir, but where is the game?
Already soft launched on W8 in Trinidad and Tobago.