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Scrabble - DOS

Control:

Game is con­trol­led by the same keys that are used to playing un­der MS DOS. For full­screen press 'Right Alt' + 'En­ter'.


Help:

This ga­me is e­mu­la­ted by ja­va­script e­mu­la­tor em-dos­box. If you pre­fer to use a ja­va ap­plet e­mu­la­tor, fol­low this link.


Other platforms:

Unfortunately, this game is cur­rent­ly available only in this ver­si­on. Be patient :-)



Game info:
Scrabble - box cover
box cover
Game title: Scrabble
Platform: MS-DOS
Author (released): U.S. Gold (1992)
Genre: Puzzle Mode: Multiplayer
Design:
Music:
Game manual: not available
Download: Scrabble.zip

Game size:

379 kB
Recommended emulator: DOSBox

From MobyGames:

   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:

  • multi-player game
    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.

More details about this game can be found on MobyGames.com.

For fans and collectors:
Find this game on video server YouTube.com or Vimeo.com.
Buy original game at Amazon.com, eBay.com or GOG.com.

The newest version of this game can be purchased on Xzone.cz, GameExpres.cz or GameLeader.cz.

 
Platform:

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 here.

 
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:
 

Emulator Technology Multiplayer Fullscreen Touchscreen Speed
Archive.org JavaScript YES NO NO fast
js-dos JavaScript YES YES NO fast
js-dos 6.22 JavaScript YES YES NO fast
jsDosBox JavaScript YES NO NO slow
jDosBox Java applet YES YES NO fast

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