One of our favorite word games for Windows Phone 7, Trine's Hangman, has received a major update (our review). The original version wasn't too shabby to begin with and we found it to be an entertaining and addictive game for your Windows Phone. The update adds a handful of new features including:

  • A two player mode
  • You can select your own picture for the background
  • More player statistics
  • A "See who's playing now" feature
  • New animations
  • Faster resume/start-up time
  • Server side enhancements
  • Assorted other tweaks to improve performance.

For those who haven't tried Trine's Hangman, the Trial Version has also improved. The Trial Version has the full 2-player mode, the time limits have been removed, online features are available until you reach 500 points and the word count has increased from 20 to 100. According to the developer a Lite Version is in the works that will give you more playtime.

In playing Trine's Hangman after updating, you can tell the game has a little more pep in its step.  The new animations appear to be concentrated in the transition and information banners.  You also have three new wallpapers to choose from and the flaming Jack-o-Lantern is particularly creepy.

If you like word puzzles, Trine's Hangman is a must have game for your Windows Phone. The full version is running $2.99 and you can find it here (opens Zune) at the Marketplace.

Already own Trine's Hangman? Just check your Marketplace app on your Windows Phone for the update.