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WhatWord for Palm Information
Current released version: 1.00 - 1st September, 2002
Current release expires: never
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Copyright (c) 2002 Astraware Ltd, 2000,2001,2002 GameHouse.
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The crazy word puzzle game that requires you brain as well as a quick hand.

How big is your vocabulary? How quick can you think? How fast can you react? WhatWord will have you juggling letters to make word after word to score points, all the time aiming for that elusive WhatWord

How To Install

Use an extractor program such as WinZip on the PC or Stuffit Expander on the Mac to get at the WhatWord for Palm files. Install the game by double-clicking the prc file.

Use the HotSync button as usual to install the game onto your handheld.

Now run WhatWord for Palm and tap the screen to play the game!

If you've got any queries about WhatWord for Palm or the registration process, first check out our frequently asked questions page on our website (you must be connected to the internet to access this). If this doesn't help, get in touch with us at If you've got any questions (or suggestions, we love those) about the game itself, please get in touch with us at the email address at the top of this page.

How To Play


  • Colour and Grey scale modes built in
  • Intuitive Touch screen play system
  • Built in instructions
  • Can be used to both teach and increase literary skills
  • Over 6,000 words in the computer memory
  • Animated graphics
  • Sound Effects
  • The 'BLAST' button changes some of the letters if you get stuck
  • Built-in High score tables
  • The ability to export high score to compete with your friends via our online high score table.
  • Special bonus letters appear giving massive score if you can use them to make a word
  • Brilliant for word game fans!


Getting the WhatWords is the key to the game - but to get the highest scores means that you also have to take advantage of any bonus letters that appear! These are highlighted, and if you use one in your word, the score will be much higher! If you can use more than one the score is higher still, and if you manage to use them in your WhatWords you'll be getting the highest scores of all!

The biggest challenge to making WhatWords is that you'll accidentally make other words on the way - which while that sounds OK because you will make a few extra points, it always seems to use up that special letter that you've been waiting for ages to get! The best thing to do is to be very careful about each swap you make next to the WhatWord that you're currently forming!

If the letters you need aren't coming quickly enough, you can always take a risk by tapping the BLAST button! This will knock out a few of the letters on the board, so that more will fall in from the top of the screen. Its a good way to get some of the rarer letters for your WhatWord, but don't use it when you've got nearly everything you need, otherwise you might lose more than you gain!


If you downloaded the game straight from the internet, from Astraware's web pages, or from one of the popular Palm download sites, then your copy is in 'Demo' form. Demo means that you can play 10 games for free, and then decide whether to register it or not. After these games are up, the program will display a short message before each game. 

In Demo form, you can play 10 games of WhatWord for Palm for free, as you decide whether you like it or not. After these games are up, the program will display a short message asking you to register or purchase a full version from a shop!

If you beam a demo to someone else, and they also like the game, then they can register it either by purchasing a copy from a local store, or by purchasing online.

Registering Online:

For those that like the speed and convenience of buying of the internet, when you register for the game, you'll get a key which will unlock the game and remain valid for future 1.x upgrades. Go to the web page at
for more details.

You'll need to know your HotSync ID which you can find by running WhatWord for Palm, and going into the menu, and selecting the 'register' option. Your HotSync ID (or username) will be filled in for you below.

When you register, Astraware will generate a key based on your ID, which will normally be sent out by email within 48 hours of you registering. When you receive your key, go to the same register option, and enter the key into the space provided.

Astraware Products

You can find out about Astraware and the product range we have for the Palm-powered platform by visiting our website at
Here are our top products at time of writing:

Astraware Palm Packs
GameHouse Games Pack 1 Get shuffling with Nisqually, blast those blocks with Collapse and test your word power with TextTwist!
GameHouse Games Pack 2 Make crazy chains in Glinx, match stunning gems in Gem Drop, and get them balls bouncing in Bounce Out!
It's A Blast! Shooting Pack Let out your tension with some target practice with Astraware's collection of great screen-tapping games!
Palm Games Pack 2001 4 games for under $25 - save over 25%
PopCap Games Pack PopCap Games are sweeping the web, and now Astraware brings the top games to the Palm
Astraware Palm Games
Abysma It's a race against time as you attempt to fill in the puzzle pieces before the descending bar of doom!
Alchemy Turn lead into gold in Astraware's addictive PopCap puzzle game!
Astro Defence Defend your city from the asteroid threat!
Atomica Make Molecules in Dr. Atomica's Laboratory in Astraware's addictive PopCap puzzle game!
Bang! Bang! Backyard blasting fun
Bejeweled Bejeweled is a Palm version of the incredibly popular and addictive online game by PopCap
Big Money! Coin collecting fun in another Pop Cap classic!
Biplane Ace Dogfight against rival fighter pilots
Bounce Out Brain bending ball matching action
Bzzz! for Palm Fly-catching action for the Palm
Candy Cruncher for Palm Candy Crunching Fun
Collapse! Tap matching blocks in this simple but frantic GameHouse game.
Elixir Collect valuable elixir from a stack of capsules without upsetting the balance in this ultra addictive game from Trixiam Studios.
Eye of Horus Unleash your magical powers with this Astraware puzzle game.
Galaxy Ranger Be a Galaxy Ranger, Save the Universe!
Gem Drop Gem dropping, jewel matching fun
Glinx Make chains of gems as long as you can!
Link Letters for Palm Form chains of words by altering single letters in Astraware's version of a classic word linking game
Mad Gab ...It's not what you SAY, it's what you HEAR!
Mahjongg Relax your mind with the most authentic Mahjongg solitaire game for Palm-powered handhelds
Mars Needs Cows The challenging PopCap puzzle game of animal abduction!
Mummy Maze Escape the maze and outsmart the mummy in this great PopCap game!
Nisqually Make lines of blocks to clear the screen and complete the level
Noah's Ark Save pairs of animals from the rising water in this great PopCap game!
Police Range Police Range is a fast game of reactions, dexterity, accuracy and good judgment!
Rooks Revenge Try to kill king in this real time chess game from ASAP Games.
Round Up Marble Moving Madness
Seven Seas Ship Ahoy! Blast pirates with a broadside and navigate through dangerous waters, in this PopCap puzzle game
T-Blaster Practice your graffiti/text entry by blasting aliens!
TacTic A twist on the classic Tic-Tac-Toe game pits you against the brain
Text Twist Juggle letters to make as many words as you can in a limited time!
What Word for Palm Word finding fun on your palm
Zap!2000 Arcade gaming on the Palm has never looked so good!
Zap!2016 The essential showcase for your 16-bit color Palm
Astraware Palm Applications
e.Guide Your essential TV episode guide for Palm
Timetable Know whats when with Timetable!
Timetable Plus The essential tool for teachers and students, with assignment tracker
Timetable Pro The essential tool for teachers and students

Release Revision History!

Release 1.00 : 1st September, 2002

  • First Public Release!


If you've got suggestions about how to improve Astraware WhatWord for Palm - or with reports of any problems you've had, then please contact us!

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Astraware Ltd takes no responsibility for any adverse effect that this software could cause to your machine or the data on it: backup important data before using WhatWord for Palm. WhatWord for Palm is protected by copyright laws and international copyright treaties, as well as other intellectual property laws and treaties. WhatWord for Palm is licensed, not sold.

You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble this software.

Astraware’s and its suppliers’ entire liability and your exclusive remedy shall be, at Astraware’s option, either (a) return of the price paid, if any, or (b) replacement of the product that does not meet the warranty and which is returned to Astraware with a copy of your receipt. This warranty is void if failure of the product has resulted from accident, abuse, or misapplication. Any replacement software product will be warranted for the remainder of the original warranty period or thirty (30) days, whichever is longer. These remedies are not available without proof of purchase from an authorized source.

Written permission must be obtained before distribution of this game, either in demo form or full form, through any online or offline methods. 

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