There’s no getting away from how charming Alphabear 2 is. Everything it does, it does with a warmth and an openness of heart. It’s almost impossible not to fall in love with the cast of characters and their delightful interactions.
But beneath that sweetness, there’s an intelligent and engaging word game that’s not afraid to mess around with the fundamentals of the genre. Yes, it’s pretty similar to the original, but that’s no bad thing.
Plus this time you’re swooping around time in a fridge, and you get to meet adorable bear dinosaurs. Really, you shouldn’t waste your time reading the rest of this review, you should just go and grab the game now.
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If you’ve not played Alphabear before, here’s what to expect. The game takes place on a grid made up of blank squares, letters, and bears. Every time you make a word with the letters, your bears expand into the spaces you’ve cleared, and more tiles are revealed.