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Textropolis Review

By , on July 1, 2009


Textropolis
Download on the AppStore
3 out of 5

PROS

  • Challenging puzzle game.
  • Simple design makes it easy to play.
  • Options to save on separate game files - multiple player accounts.

CONS

  • Some people may not like word based puzzle games
  • No leaderboards/highscore options.

VERDICT

This is a great brain teaser that can be picked up and played anywhere, and is well worth its current price. A must have if you enjoy a good hard thinking game.


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Textropolis is a word based game where the player must travel to various cities, finding as many four letter or more words they can using letters in the city name (Eg. Amsterdam– star, master etc). The more words you find, the higher the population of that city, and overall the world, grows.

As this is a word based game, the only controls needed are to choose letters and cities. Tap the screen as you would any other iPhone application to make your selections. You can get bonuses for more complex words with multipliers for each letter, so a 9 letter word will get you more points than a 4 letter word.

The visuals are simple but pleasing nonetheless. Planes fly past with a description of each word you find and as you discover words and increase the population, more people walk around in the background. There is no soundtrack, but players have the option to use their iPod as the games music. There are currently no leaderboards or highscore options, but who’s to stop you passing your iPhone around in a group of friends for some team gameplay?

This is a very simple game but a fantastic brain teaser that you can play anywhere from 1 minute to 1 hour. The number of levels and words in each level will never leave you bored. And along with the challenging gameplay, the ‘Nimblebit loves you’ message on the title screen will always have you coming back for more.

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Comments

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talugo 4 years ago

With all the Bobble-style, make words out of one word set type games, I am glad to see a different type of this style of word game in the app store. 
Watching the video review made me think of the SNES game ActRaiser. After you cleared the baddies from the different cities you ruled over, watching the people calmly go about their day gave me the same eurphoria of watching the city slowly grow with words in your review.
Needless to say, I immediately looked it up in the app store.