Crave spells out new DS, PSP game

Spelling Challenges and More! due out this summer for $19.99; portable game to feature game show mode, word games.

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With the success of puzzle games like Sudoku and brain-teasing games such as Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day, publishers are looking to capitalize on gamers' new interest in their noggins. The next subject invading handhelds appears to be spelling, as Crave is getting set to test gamers' orthography.

The publisher has announced Spelling Challenges and More! for the DS and PlayStation Portable. The game is due out this summer and will retail for $19.99.

The game will feature a game show mode hosted by Mr. Niceguy, who will award prizes and cash for correct answers. Other modes include a variety of word games revolving around the 25,000 words in Spelling Challenges and More!'s memory.

It wouldn't be a proper spelling challenge without a little competition. Gamers can also try their hand at Ubisoft's Spelling Spree, due out in June on the DS and Wii.

Discussion

52 comments
sphinx-shadow
sphinx-shadow

i may get this i loved brain age i may like this i would like to see some screen shots so i can see how the touch screen works

snakenamedjoe
snakenamedjoe

I'll buy this for my kids. What else needs to be said.

racerx737
racerx737

Dumb. ... Could you use that in a sentence please?

GAMECAMILLER
GAMECAMILLER

Wow I thought Crave disbanded...or went out of buissnes....

Ministry4390
Ministry4390

Crave has always been a steaming pile of crap. Nice to see they're not changing.

teknicz
teknicz

I would not be surprised if these actually sell well. Parents will buy 'em if they're twenty bucks to give to their kids.

cancer_777
cancer_777

Speeling spri ? no tanks il pas. ;-)

zsc4
zsc4

I think I will pass, theses types of game never seem to interest me.

hammer_of_thor_
hammer_of_thor_

Oh I'm sure this will sell, look how well Brain Age and Big Brain Academy did.

xatman911
xatman911

Feel sorry for people who have English as second or beyond language...

Saphire_Kitsune
Saphire_Kitsune

ChitoKiryoku: Or just parents who buy it for themselves, lol.

Atomic_Mutant
Atomic_Mutant

I would rather have 'The Typing of the Dead' on DS.

ChitoKiryoku
ChitoKiryoku

This will sell, seriously. Two groups of people will buy this: Parents for their kids (huge group) and people who own a DS and want to improve their spelling (not-so-huge group) Still, these games always seem to do well.

ShadowFFVI
ShadowFFVI

I'm all over the spelling challenge game

LiliShake
LiliShake

Is it just me, or is most everyone on here making sure to spell correctalificancilaraculary?

Almo
Almo

Well, I've seen Ubisoft's title, and it's actually fun! Hard to believe a spelling game could be fun, but this one really is.

Rhaxdric
Rhaxdric

Gasp! That sounds super dumb!

TTDog
TTDog

This is the sort of thing parents will buy for their kids so the handheld can be Educational... and it will NEVER be played.

RubicCubic
RubicCubic

I wanna see Bookworm on the DS, love the game on the PC

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

@Kravyn81 lol You hit the nail on the head there. I wonder sometimes if most GS readers know the difference between there, their and they're.

Bandit_Haze
Bandit_Haze

Kravyn81 Said: "This is TERRIFIC news. I know most of the GS community here will benefit greatly from this product!" year itz troo peepul carnt spel proply arownd heer

RoC1909
RoC1909

Spelling Challenges... Sudoku... Brain Age. Since when did gaming become so much like school? Maybe you went to a 'different' school but I wish my school was like this.

kaze950
kaze950

lol, seriously? What makes them think they can sell this? Because Brain Age and similar games that have done well

SearchBomber
SearchBomber

Mr. Niceguy...reminds me of Sol Badguy... *finds Guilty Gear and forgets about this game*

the-very-best
the-very-best

lol, seriously? What makes them think they can sell this?

meesey01
meesey01

Good luck selling this one, they're gonna need it!

Kravyn81
Kravyn81

This is TERRIFIC news. I know most of the GS community here will benefit greatly from this product!

SecretWasianMan
SecretWasianMan

HyperMetaDragon, um.... the article says that the game will retail for $19.99. While I do agree that this is game is adding to the pile of "games that can be found in every newspaper in the world" genre, its good that games now allow people who have never played games to.... well.... play games. Sure, you could find it in a newspaper, but it'll make some average "joe schmo" who doesn't normally play games, put their hands on a controller and have fun. Its about the fun.

g0b0s0x
g0b0s0x

Spelling Challenges... Sudoku... Brain Age. Since when did gaming become so much like school?

mute4
mute4

Wow, this is ridiculous...

HyperMetaDragon
HyperMetaDragon

Uh. Pathetic. If I wanna do crosswords, I'll do them on paper. I'm not gonna waste $30-40 on a stupid kiddie game that's half as good as real crosswords.

DeathmageMokey
DeathmageMokey

Wow, if this isn't going to be a cheesy game, I'll be damned.

BILLNYE6983
BILLNYE6983

Shut_Me_Up, "Forensics. S-U-C-K-M-Y-A-$-$. Forensics." Damn it you totally beat me to that reference, well played. This game sounds... weird though, who knows.

payforaday
payforaday

Wonderful. Crave is making it. It's going to be horrible.

Wicker_Man
Wicker_Man

This game is just what the DS needed.

Platyphyllum
Platyphyllum

If this is online, I can beat anybody because I am an expert at Spelling! S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G.

BIGboss600
BIGboss600

i be hopin this game be ofen the hook en stuf lol

Dolacide
Dolacide

Include a multiplayer over wi-fi so we can compete online against other players.

Kayrod29
Kayrod29

Crave sucks at making games C-R-A-V-E S-U-C-K-S!

Shut_Me_Up
Shut_Me_Up

Forensics. S-U-C-K-M-Y-A-$-$. Forensics.