Lexitron is a brilliant new word-making game for the iPhone, that’s a lot like Text Twist.  I’ve always been a big fan of Text Twist, and I am thoroughly enjoying Lexitron since installing it earlier tonight – in fact, I’ve been playing it most of the night while watching less-than-mesmerizing TV shows. Lexitron uses pretty […]
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Lexitron = New Text-Twist Like Game for iPhone

Lexitron word-making game for the iPhoneLexitron iPhone game

Lexitron is a brilliant new word-making game for the iPhone, that’s a lot like Text Twist.  I’ve always been a big fan of Text Twist, and I am thoroughly enjoying Lexitron since installing it earlier tonight – in fact, I’ve been playing it most of the night while watching less-than-mesmerizing TV shows.

Lexitron uses pretty much the same game concept as Text Twist – with the idea being to make as many words as possible with the 6 letters you’re given within the allowed time – and needing to get at least one six-letter word in order to advance to the next level.

The game is easy to play – drag letters into the frame to make your words, and double-tap below them when you’ve completed a word.  You can double-tap anywhere on the screen to re-shuffle the letters if you’re a bit stuck, and your score and time remaining in the current level are shown at all times in the top right of the screen.  There are options to play in landscape or portrait always, or let it auto-detect screen orientation.  You can also choose to use shake to shuffle the letters around.  Lexitron tracks your high scores – and is clever enough to return you to exactly where you were at in the game if you exit out and come back into it.

I’ve seen a few little momentary freeze-ups while playing (where fortunately the timer stalls while things are frozen), but overall gameplay was great – everything responds quickly as you drag letters, and double-tap to enter a word or shuffle the letters.  I also like the dark color scheme the game uses.  Best of all, like Text Twist the game is pretty tough – at least for me – and makes you work pretty hard to come up with a six-letter word each time in order to move up a level and keep your current game going.

This is definitely a new favorite for me.

Lexitron is available on Installer now.  It requires that you install Jiggy Runtime (under the Development category), and you’ll need to have the Big Boss’s Apps and Things source in order to see Lexitron.  The BigBoss Apps and Things source is:

http://sleepers.net/iphonerepo

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