Word games can boggle the mind while simultaneously entertaining us for hours. When it comes to computer games, word puzzles are fast-paced learning games that help improve the users dexterity and reaction time. Text Twist freshens up online word games with its unique and addictive gameplay.
Forget Boggle or Scrabble – Text Twist will have you playing for hours on end. The player is given six letters (in no particular order) to form as many words as they can before the game's timer runs out. Some of the letter jumbles can form many different words while others can have you wracking your brain to figure out even one. It's all in the cards – or letters, rather – that you're dealt. The pressure to come up with as many words as you can in a limited time is enough to make anyone nervous. It's what makes the game difficult. As long as you can keep your cool, you'll have a better chance of winning each round.
Text Twist gets its “twist” from one of the games features; when you press the twist button, letters are randomly rearranged with the chance that they will either form a word or give you an idea for one. Once you create a word that uses all six letters, you can advance to the next round. Bonuses are achieved when players use all possible combinations that can form words, even if they don't use all six letters. You'll wrack up more points using these combinations than you will just trying to find the six-letter word.
The game's graphics are of a fairly high quality for a free game, but the levels don't differ much. Each one looks pretty much the same, and it can get somewhat repetitive. You'll eventually learn to recognize letter combinations and form words more quickly; this has its advantages, but it also means you'll eventually get bored. If you want to make the game more interesting, a broader word bank is available in the full version, which you can purchase online. All in all, the game is a great play. It sure beats playing Yahtzee.