WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
Like most puzzle games, "Word Swipe Puzzle" doesn't have a story. Instead, you have to solve puzzles so you can unlock the next puzzle, and so on. To do this, you have to connect the lettered boxed that form words, but only words that fit the category you've been given. Do this, and the boxes disappear; clear all the boxes and you've solved the puzzle and move onto the next.
IS IT ANY GOOD?
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Though you can't play with friends, this word puzzle game will still keep some wordsmiths entertained. In "Word Swipe Puzzle," you're presented with a series of stacked boxes, each of which have a single letter on them. By swiping in a straight line, forward or backward, you form words that fit the category of that particular puzzle. For "Sharp Things," for instance, the correct words were "sword," "saw," "blade," and "sense." Doing so removes those boxes from the playing field until there's none left and you can move on to the next puzzle.
There are also power-ups for when you get stuck and need a hint or want to shuffle the boxes, while the categories tell you how many words you're looking for and how many letters it takes to make them. The only issue is that, because some of the words are big, and some of the categories are obscure, this may prove to be a bit too difficult for younger gamers. But if you're an older wordsmith (or a younger one that loves learning new words and phrases), you'll enjoy the intellectual challenge that's "Word Swipe Puzzle."
RATING AND CONTENT
Recommended for ages 8 and older
Quality: 4 out of 5
Ease of play: 3 out of 5
Violence and scariness: 0 out of 5
Sexy stuff: 0 out of 5
Language: 0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, and smoking: 0 out of 5
Consumerism: 3 out of 5
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
Price: Free with microtransactions and ads
Release date: February 25, 2019
Category: Puzzle games
Size: 78.50 MB
Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 9.0 or later; Android 3.0 and up
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