USA TODAY Crossword Challenge has finally been released on the Nintendo DS from publisher Destineer. Boasting 300 puzzles for both Spanish and American speakers this one game contains almost half a year’s worth of daily newspaper’s crosswords. With two types of interface, written letter recognition and standard keyboard (for people like me with terrible handwriting), USA TODAY Crosswords Challenge promises to be easy to use as well.
Press release follows:
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – June 3, 2008 – Destineer and developers Mercury Games and uclick are proud to announce that world-famous crossword puzzles from the nation’s number one newspaper are on the way to Nintendo DS™ in “USA TODAY Crossword Challenge,” in stores today! Choose from one of 600 puzzles to solve with a host of helpful features. Handwriting recognition, a full keyboard, hints, a timer, and more make “USA TODAY Crossword Challenge” the perfect game for puzzle fans of all ages!
§ Authentic USA TODAY Puzzles: Tackle 600 crosswords – 300 in English and another 300 unique puzzles in Spanish! All are written by USA TODAY puzzle constructors and conform to standard American crossword rules. Each puzzle features a 15 by 15 grid, full question sheet, and optional hints.
§ Multiple Input Options: “USA TODAY Crossword Challenge” features both handwriting recognition and a full QWERTY keyboard.
§ Additional Features: Try to beat your best solving time with the in-game timer, get a hint when you’re stuck, write your answer in pencil if you have doubts, or pen if you’re confident!