Arcade game players, take notice! If you have not tried Wordistic, it’s worth a peak, with new updates, more levels, and more fun! Don’t know what it is? Wordistic is a word game where you race against time, picking letters that float across your screen to build a word. As you see the few letters that make themselves available, it is up to you to rummage through your own mental amass of words to see which one you can make in the shortest amount of time. Pick the wrong word, and lose points.
Wordistic – Word Fun for All
Most word games sound pretty boring, but the creators of Wordistic have skillfully combined arcade fun with an end goal that exercises the mind. This game is not for the weak! If you know your words, this game will put you to the test.
Gameplay goes like this…as you play, letters fall from the top of the screen to the bottom, and you must assess, from the first batch, the word you wish to make. Tap on each letter to “spell” out and build your word. As you wait for more letters, you may find yourself changing your choice of target, because a new set may crop up steering you in another direction. The key is to complete a word, any word, within the allotted time. Fail, and you lose.
As you build words, you have the option of letting the app suggest words to build. You can heed those suggestions or go your own way. Just remember to be flexible and not stalwart. Bull-headedness can lead to trouble. The key is to evolve your word as you see letters appear and to pay close attention to the time you have left to make your final creation.
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As you move your way up the levels, the app, rightfully so, assumes you are getting better and need more challenge. So, that means you get less time to build words, as the levels get harder. Fun! If you really know your stuff, this should not be an issue.
The app can be played alone or with others. Tap on the “seed” number that appears on the main screen before the game starts to join a group you already know. This adds a new dimension to game play and ups the challenge. As you play there is a neat soundtrack that keeps you moving, a nice plus to keep the brain engaged and fingers tapping at warp speed.
The only negative we found to this game was the look. It was not very sophisticated, almost looking like it was drawn by a ten year old. They tried hard to mimic the look of an arcade game, but there is something about the color choices and shapes that just does not click.
Yet, as a free app, it is certainly worth trying out. We like that it tests one’s wits with word building under pressure. It may serve well as another way to improve spelling skills or just with word recognition for older students taking on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT. The exercise it provides for the brain is nicely packaged in a game that makes learning fun.