Scrabble is a licensed version of the popular Spear's game developed by U.S. Gold Ltd. It is a word game for 2 - 4 players. It is played by forming inter-locking words, cross-word style, on a Scrabble playing board. The Scrabble board is a grid on which there are bonus squares, playing a letter on one of these squares doubles or triples the score for either the letter or the entire word. Players have seven letters, or tiles, each and at the end of each turn they take new letters from a pile, unseen, to replace the letters used.
This game has the following features:
2, 3, or 4 players can play the game together. Players can be human or computer controlled.
sound effects and music.
a practice mode.
This mode of play enables the following features:
no time limit,
a hint mode where the game shows the best move with the letters at the players disposal,
an advice feature which, after the player has taken their turn, shows how many higher scoring moves could have been made,
the option to see what tiles remain unplayed,
a peek facility that allows the player to see other player's tiles,
if an illegal word is played it will not be allowed but the player will not lose their turn,
a competition mode.
In this mode each player has 25 minutes in which to play all of their game moves and for each minute over that limit the player is fined 10 points.
The 'hint' and 'advice' features of the practice session are not available and the 'unused letters' option will show only the number of letters and not a full breakdown of the tiles remaining. If it is the players move then the timer cannot be stopped, and the game cannot be saved and re-loaded.
Only game scores achieved in competition mode will be entered into the 'Top Scores' table.
This game is based on the Chambers English Dictionary and the Official Scrabble Words books current at the time of release.
This version of Scrabble was designed for personal computers with operating system MS-DOS (Microsoft Disk Operating System),
which was operating system developed by Microsoft in 1981. It was the most widely-used operating system in the first half of the 1990s. MS-DOS was supplied
with most of the IBM computers that purchased a license from Microsoft. After 1995, it was pushed out by a graphically more advanced system - Windows and
its development was ceased in 2000. At the
time of its greatest fame, several thousand games designed specifically for computers with this system were created. Today, its development is no longer continue
and for emulation the free DOSBox emulator is most often used. More information about MS-DOS operating system can be found
Available online emulators:
5 different online emulators are available for Scrabble. These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For
maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic
features of each emulator available for this game Scrabble are summarized in the following table:
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