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Bookworm Adventures Vol. 2

Platform(s): Nintendo DS, PC
Genre: Casual
Publisher: PopCap
Developer: PopCap

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'Bookworm Adventures Vol. 2' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 30, 2009 @ 2:25 p.m. PDT

Bookworm Adventures 2 takes players into three new literary landscapes and adds reams of new features and fun touches to the most popular digital word game franchise of all time.

Get the Bookworm Adventures Volume 2 Demo off WP (55mb)

The sequel to the 2007 original takes players into three new literary landscapes with a bevy of new features and lexical challenges. Beginning on August 19, individual books of the game will become available on and partner sites. The three books, "Fractured Fairytales," "The Monkey King" and "Astounding Planet," each offer a complete story and 10-chapter adventure in which players once again take on the role of Lex the intrepid Bookworm to right wrongs and defeat evil-doers through superlative spelling and use of the game's many new and existing role-playing game elements.

In the Bookworm Adventures series, players take on the role of Lex the Bookworm, leading him through a series of books involving fictional characters which Lex must overcome by forming words from an ever-changing set of letter tiles. Making longer and more complex words gives Lex greater fighting prowess, while special "gem" letter tiles offer a range of power-up effects of their own. Various potions and treasures give Lex added power, defense, health, and dozens of other persistent or one-time abilities. In the new sequel, wild card "rainbow" tiles, 20 new treasures and zany literary "companions" - including Mother Goose, the Cheshire Cat and author H.G. Wells - all provide players with even more powers and abilities. Three new mini-games augment those from the original BWA, offering a total of six different "side quest" activities to earn additional potions and power-ups.

New Features:

  • 3 all-new books of ten chapters each: "Fractured Fairytales," "The Monkey King" and "Astounding Planet"!
  • All-new infinite Replay mode! Pick a book, fight foes and score big points!
  • 6 mini-games, including all-new "Mutant Words," "Golden Coins" and "Word Up"! (Each book contains two mini-games)
  • Battle more than 130 ferocious new foes while wielding over 20 terrific new treasures! (Each book contains approximately 40-45 new enemies and seven treasures)
  • Companions! Literary figures join Lex and battle by his side! (two per book)
  • Rainbow Tiles! New potent wild card tiles allow you to build the gigantic words of your dreams!
  • Arena mode! Spell quickly to defeat your toughest enemies!
  • Achievements - earn trophies, points and badges!

Initially available on, STEAM and iWin, BWA 2 will carry a list price of US$19.95 for the full, three-book deluxe edition.

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