Priced too high to remove adds
I have played the first 30 levels and have enjoyed the quick pace and distraction at lunch on my phone. Looking forward to harder challenges. However, there are too many ads and the cost is too high to get rid of them. The ads didn’t bother at first as most are short, but then they come so often it became annoying. Maybe if the levels get harder and take longer this won’t be a problem as they seem to come between every few levels.
I realize the developer is trying to earn money and I can’t expect everything for free. Since I was enjoying the game, and there appear to be a lot of levels, I did not mind paying $2.99 to get rid of the ads. This was a sale price with the sale running for 24 hours. Here is where you went too far. I decided to play more on my iPad after work. My progress doesn’t transfer devices, but I’m Ok with repeating the levels. However, the money I paid to remove the ads also did not transfer. I went back into the store to discover the sale price was now $5.99, during the same 24 hour period! I will not pay more for a second device.
Because you already have my money, I will continue the game on my phone. Here is a lesson for the developer. I probably would have paid a standard rate of $1.99 per device giving you $3.98 and a high rating without a thought. I’m guessing you would have more people willing to pay the smaller fee to eliminate ads and make more money than you currently get charging more.
Unlocked the hedgehog!
I unlocked the hedgehog!!!
Woohoo, now what?
This IS the word game that EVERYONE is talking about! It WILL make you smarter!
I was walking down the street, to go to a job interview. I came across a policeman that had a person pulled over. I waved hi and OMG, the police officer asked me if I heard about this game!! I told him, I finished the daily puzzle on the crapper! The lady, who seemed upset because she was speeding, added that she finished it, on the crapper also! The policeman smiled and pointed at her, then, with his hands on his hips he said “You’re getting off with a warning today!!”
My job interview was not going well, I was severely under qualified (the position was for a “Professor Emeritus of Computer Science and Informatics.” They wished me good luck on my future job searching endeavors, to which I replied “Thank you! at least I have tomorrow’s daily Wordscapes puzzle to prepare for!” The interviewer said “Hold on a second!” And made a phone call to the CEO. After a minute of collaboration, the CEO came in and said “Why didn’t you say something! We know Wordscapes, and they advertise that you will enhance your brain with that app, we know your potential kid!” And they offered me the position!!!! It wouldn’t be appropriate for me to reveal the salary, as I’m to humble, but it will allow me make an in-app purchase or two! Great job!!!!!
Excellent game but 1 big issue...
By Cozy burger
Excellent game! It keeps my mind sharp and I love the daily challenges. In my opinion the ads are not bad at all! I get maybe 2 in 3 hours of playing. Unlike some games where there's 1 ad every 30 seconds, this one isn't bad at.
The one BIG issue I have is that the game often won't recognize words that are real English words. The problem with that is you get a coin for every "extra" word you find that is not in the puzzle and you can then use the coins to get hints if you're ever stuck. Based on the amount of extra words I've found (that are real words and the game just didn't recognize them) I should easily have at least triple the amount of coins I actually have. Not to mention it starts to get frustrating when you find words that you've used in previous levels of this exact game, or in other word games and you're not getting the credit for it. Even more frustrating is when the game will recognize a plural/singular tense of a word, but not the opposite. For example, "urge" and "urges" the game recognized one, but not the other. The reason I stop playing every time is because I get so frustrated finding words that the game doesn't think count. If this issue were fixed, the game would be absolutely perfect in my opinion.
By The Masked Dolphin
hello, I downloaded this application in the hopes of finding some nice, calming mental stimulation over my Christmas holiday. The dew drops and mountain scenes in the background really add to that; this game is, overall, quite soothing. It's like beachfront yoga for the mind.
HOWEVER, I was troubled to find two recurrent advertisements throughout the application. The first is for a game called "Toon Blast" with the caption "blast the cubes." Now, I understand how some children may find this entertaining; but I am quite appalled that the Wordscapes company found that an appropriate accompaniment to my soothing afternoon playing with word puzzles -- BLASTing??? My, this is troubling to say the least. The other advert is quite alarming, as it shows a scene of an elderly couple waking their adult child and saying, "quick! we must leave -- we sold the house!" Now, this is a lot of panic to set upon my calm mind. This boy now has to renovate a house??? On a moment's notice??? And why is he living with his elderly parents?? He looks quite old. I do not appreciate being reminded of the burden children have eternally on their parents lives while I'm playing Wordscapes.
Overall, great game, however I may have to stop playing if these troubling adverts don't end soon because I cannot remain calm.
Overall, Great game.
It’s simple to play, but gradually increases in difficulty at a pleasant pace. Each tier will require several new words than the previous, as you fly through each word puzzle. And with over 4,000 levels, there’s enough variety in the required words, to keep the game interesting. All while allowing the player to expand their everyday vocabulary. There are options to help if you become stuck on a puzzle, but you will need to spend the in game currency for these boosts. You can earn the coin currency at a steady pace by completing the puzzles, and placing high in tournament ranks can help tremendously. There’s also an option to buy the in game currency through secured in app purchases if the player desires to do so. With this being a free to play and free downloadable app, there are a decent amount of advertisements within the app. However, there’s even an option to remove all advertisements with a one time, in app purchase that helps to support the development team.
In conclusion, this is easily a 5 star game, in my opinion, and excellent for passing the time while allowing you to exercise your mind. Would recommend. 👍🏻
Great game challenging, fun and addictive. I would give it more stars but feel it’s not evenly played. My wife has been playing for months and her hints are 50 coins, I’ve been playing a couple months and enjoy the game but the hints on mine are 100 coins,the target hints 200 and rocket blast 300 totally bogus pricing. Before you say she’s at higher score(she is) I have a daughter, granddaughter and soninlaw that all signed up after I did and 2 of them at my recommendation and wait for it...... their hints are 50,100,150 coins. I’m not the only one this has happened to in the support section there are other complaints of the same thing. I sent an email to them with questions about this and I will say they answered rather quickly but with a crazy response of “we’re trying different pricing to see which we decide on.” What I got out of the answer was we think we can gouge some folks on the pricing so when they buy coins they get less benefit for the money they pay. I started with 2 stars but as I wrote this I down graded it go 1. Get your act together and I’ll revisit this review!!!!! Have talked to them thru emails 3 different times and each time it’s the same, ”we’re trying different pricing to see where it levels out, hmmm I wonder if they’ll refund the folks that bought hints and removed ads at the higher prices when they level out, hmmm NOT!!!!!
Kill Time, It’s fun minus a few things
It’s a great word game to play, between this and Ruzzle (my favorite), I think the game is pretty fun. I enjoy learning new words and expanding my vocabulary so this helps. The game allows you to guess words without a limit or consequence no matter how many incorrect tries. It also has a built in dictionary so you can look up the definitions of any of the words you find.
Cons: You don’t rack up many coins, so you have to be good at guessing or pay for more coins. The hints are so expensive for a game that doesn’t allow you to rake up many coins per round. To earn coins you have to play 16 round to get at most 75 coins. Each round you can earn coins by guessing words that aren’t in the puzzle using the letters given. You get one coin per word; ripoff. I guess it’s a money thing. The hints cost 100, 200, and 300 coins so be mindful of how often you ask for hints, unless you don’t mind buying coins.
Some words that are real words, aren’t recognized by the system. Some words you’ve probably never heard of, are definitely a part of the game. So with all that being said, I recommend the game, but it could be better.
Best of all the word games
Great format. The way getting words ends up giving hints for remaining words keeps the momentum going, so the experience stays fun and is rarely frustrating. If you do ever get stuck, you can buy a hint for a reasonable number of coins, which you earn at a decent rate by playing through the game, as well as with daily gifts and puzzles. Speaking of which, the daily puzzles keep your interest fresh and provide a fun twist on the format.
Best of all, this game doesn’t trip you up with obscure words you’ve never heard of. Almost all of the words you have to spell are commonly recognized, and if you do happen to find any words the puzzle doesn’t use, you’re rewarded with bonus coins. This game provides an incredible number of puzzles to progress through, along with daily puzzles, all for free, only having to bear an ad every couple of puzzles.
This app was very well designed. There are a lot of similar games out there, and you probably wouldn’t enjoy the overlap of having more than one, so I recommend this being the one you go with, because I really believe it’s the best one.
Very fun, but one thing I want to give advice about...
So far, this was the best word game I ever played. You can make words to complete puzzles, get coins, or just fiddle around with the letters until you make some words. You can also use the video on the Earn Free Coins section to get 25 coins per vid if u get stuck, but there's one thing I want to advice about.....whatever you do, DO NOT use the surveys to get free coins. When I checked it out I found out that whoever runs this survey thing is really just trying to get a hold of your personal information. Even the 15 question survey is trying to get personal info from people. That's why I did not even complete the 15 question survey and I'm glad I did not summit it. If you want to get free coins, I would recommend you just do the videos for coins and not mess with the offers or the surveys. I don't know what company runs this game but they might have someone like hackers running this survey thing so don't use the survey thing whatever you do or they may get your personal information. Otherwise, this is a really great game.
Elegant and fun but could stand to be more rewarding
Very lovely uncluttered layouts and short puzzle times make this a great app for de-stressing and passing time on short bus rides, standing in line, etc. My kids also love it and will beg to "help" me find words if they catch me playing it. A few critiques: you have to do seemingly endless easy puzzles before getting to any remotely challenging ones; I wish they increased the difficulty sooner, maybe based on your solve time. Also not sure what the "brilliance" is about, and there's nothing to use the coins for either. I finished with over 3700 coins, but when I press "shop" the only option is to buy even MORE coins using real money. It's also kind of annoying that it won't accept certain real words for no apparent reason (e.g. girt, purl, cote, hod, coir, trice, creel, cant... and the list goes on). Yet it DOES use a bunch of slang words like blog, pic, toon, etc. What dictionary are they using?! Overall an excellent app, I'll probably go back and redo the upper levels from time to time (fortunately it unsolves them again after you finish).