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Game Review   2007-03-02

 

Flip Words 2Flip Words 2 - Guessing a Hidden Phrase

 

Flip Words 2 playfield is represented by a board filled with randomly-placed letters. At the bottom of the field there is a phrase box where a word combination is ciphered. Letter tracker under the phase box indicates which letters were already used.

 

The point of the game is to make up words using letters on the board in order to decipher a phrase hidden at the bottom of the playing field.

 

Flip Words 2Create a word of at least three letters by clicking on adjoining tiles. Letters can be joined vertically, horizontally or diagonally. Once the word is created, press a Submit button and the word will disappear scoring you points. The number of scored points depends on the length of the word (the longer the word is, the more points the player gets) and on the frequency of letters used in the word (thus X scores more points than A).

  

If you are completely at loss for words, press a shuffle button to change a set of letters on the board. But this ‘act of grace' will cost you a turn.

 

As one starts the game, he is given a definite number of turns - upon their expiry a player has to give his variant of a hidden phrase.

 

Flip Words 2Each time the player makes a word he uses a turn. When no turns are left, the player has to unlock a hidden phrase. Apart from losing turns, one can earn them. Each time the player submits words and scores points, Extra turn meter at the right of the playing field rises.

  

When it reaches the top, one is rewarded with extra turn. If the player guesses the hidden phase ahead of time, he can press a "Guess' button.   

  

The hidden phrase is not necessary a compound noun - it can be even a short sentence like WALK IN THE PARK.

 

A handful of power-ups and bonuses make letters matching much easier and funnier.

 

Flip Words 2Special letters that double or triple the value of the word are occasionally added to the playing field (such letters have a corresponding tag).

  

There are also vowels with a FREE tag - they'll be revealed in the hidden phrase when used in a valid word even if they are not first letters. And, of course, creating big words is rewarded with bonuses as well: big word award is give to a player who manages to create a word with 5 or more letters.

 

Flip Words 2 game has 3 modes. Classic mode suggests making words and solving familiar phrases. Strategy mode involves tokens which are used for buying vowels. In party mode the player is challenged to compete in solving phrases with up to 3 other players online.

 

The game may seem to lack story twists used in Bookworm. Still, the idea of guessing a hidden phrase is a fresh twist, which is sure to earn the game many word-games fans.

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Game Review   2007-03-02

 

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Wilhelmina  2011-11-12 04:17:01
That's not just logic. That's really sebnsile.
 

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