Wordsmith, Wordfeud and Words With Friends not doing it for you? EA Mobile’s finally looking to flex those IP license muscles and bring the real deal to Android – Scrabble. Now, don’t get me wrong – just because they own the rights to use the name Scrabble in the video game world doesn’t mean their offering will be better than the “clones”. Recent ratings on the iOS App Store show an average rating of 4-4.5, though users have been frustrated by recent updates.
EA’s Scrabble will be pretty cool with some unique features. One of those features is “Teacher Mode” that’ll show you a better word you could have played after playing your turn. It’ll help you expand your vocabulary while simultaneously making you a better player at Scrabble.
Assuming EA dodges any major bugs with their initial Android release, there shouldn’t be much keeping you away from downloading it. Like Words With Friends, EA’s Scrabble will allow players to challenge friends on other platforms including iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Facebook. I won’t lie – EA’s version gives that pleasing “official” Scrabble look and feel, but it’s so hard to screw up a Scrabble clone and the only thing that can screw one up are technical bugs (coughWWFcough). If you’re willing to try out EA’s game, be on the lookout for it on the Android Market sometime next week. [Venture Beat]