Published by Zach Gage
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I’ve really been enjoying the free version of this game, playing the Daily Mini and Classic games each day. Given that you can play for free is it a great way to find out if this game is for you! If I continue to play as much as I do now I’m sure I’ll purchase as the developers deserve to be compensated for their good work. My only gripe is the Classic games get a bit too small on an iPhone as the puzzles get bigger near the end of the week. While you can zoom in (nice touch), I’d much prefer to play these on my iPad but this game does not sync your progress across devices! (To the developers, consider this a feature request! And my reason for not a perfect 5 star review.)
I think this a really fine game. My two concerns are: 1) the editor’s delete does not work/anticipate as I would expect, and 2) the word list is too expansive with no way of changing it because the puzzles are set in stone 1) my preferred way to delete letters is to backspace all the way from my cursor. The editor seems to often wrongly assume which orientation the word I am trying to edit. i.e. it will backspace up the column when I am trying to backspace within the row. No matter what word setting I try, the editor doesn’t match my expectation. I hope this could be a future improvement. 2) this is a bit of contention for me and is putting me off subscribing to Pro at the moment. Words are often either pluralized or taken obscurely from ‘Wiktionary’ and not from an expected dictionary. I feel like this is a bit of a lazy way to pump the puzzle generator with a greater selection than there ought to be. The English language is pretty expansive without resorting to ‘cheats’. When I figure out these words I feel more annoyed than satisfied. It’s especially annoying when the plurality is a simple ‘s’ slapped onto a noun (technically that’s valid) but which its usage is either invalid or uncommon. E.g. a recent puzzle used ‘ups’ because ‘up’ is a noun but the plural form is not used in any conventional sense in familiar with. The word definition does not even provide an example of its usage which any good dictionary would have to show its validity. Given the concept of not supplying clues nor definitions and success through educated guesses and process of elimination, a little constraint in the word list would make the game more satisfying and less frustrating. Core concept of the game is very good though and for that I give it 4/5.
but its alright
Zach Gage games are some of my favorite on the App Store, and he’s done it again with this one.
If you like word games you should definitely try this one. It’s a unique game with solid mechanics and something to do every day. I’ve just been playing the free version and it’s really good. No ads, annoyances, or other funny business. If you don’t want to unlock the extra stuff it’s just a great game for free. Nothing to dislike about that!
Some of the longer puzzles look impossible at first, which makes success that much more satisfying.
Not only am I loving it but it’s replaced Wordle for me now. A great feature would be a daily leaderboard with my friends similar to the NYT Crossword Daily Mini.
this app is perfect for those people who want to solve a crossword but do not care for rare clues that no one understands.
Great game with many great words! You will have fun if you play it. Unless you don’t! But you probably will if you like games like this. You should get the game and do the puzzles and then feel good :).
The game is well balanced freemium model, with daily challenges and some archived or puzzle books for free. It won’t last you forever but it’s more than enough for the odd distraction. As a paid user however I found it very unstable on my iPad. It kept crashing. Additionally I would like to see some sort of cloud save so I can hop between devices.
I love this game. Daily puzzles and more than enough monthly ones for passing time
When I share a result with a friend, just share the result and the app name. Not some idiot message promoting the game that seems to come from me. Bad marketing practice.