If you have an iPad or iPhone, you’re going to want this app. If you love Pictionary or any other game where you have to guess other people’s drawings, you’re going to want this app. If you want to while away the time at work…well you get the idea.
DrawSomething is the latest game from OMGPOP and is currently only $0.99! What a deal! The idea is the same as Pictionary. You receive three words to choose from, each level of difficulty will award you greater amount of coins. You can choose a friend from Facebook who has the app or you can randomly start a game with some one. You draw whatever word you chose and the other person guesses. If they guess correctly you then guess their drawing and it keeps going forever or until one of you decide to quit. In the beginning of the game you start off with 4 basic colors. You can purchase more with the in-game coins you have accumulated or, if you don’t want to wait, can pay actual money to purchase in-game credit. An expanded color palette definitely makes creating works of art easier, but at the end of the day it’s not the color that counts, but your drawing abilities.
While DrawSomething is a fun game and cheap to boot (who can argue with that $0.99 price tag), there are a couple things that could be improved.
- Some of the words are just ridiculous. How do you draw the Rza without using words?
- Every several turns or so you are asked to rate the game. If we wanted to rate the game, we already would have done so. The constant reminders are just annoying.
- Occasionally the touch screen doesn’t register that you’ve drawn something.
- You receive so few coins during each turn, it takes awhile to get enough coins to purchase extra colors. While it’s not a lot of money to purchase around 400 coins (costs $0.99), it’s still kind of a drag.
Overall, DrawSomething is not a game that will make you realize the amazing potential the iOS has for gaming, but there’s a reason why it’s one of the top downloaded apps – it’s fun, cheap and easy. What more could you ask for?