LetterHero: Create Words Before Their Letters Disappear on iOS

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By Brandy Shaul Comment

New mobile game developer Multiple Codes has announced the launch of its first game on iOS: LetterHero. The game offers single-player word creation play, as users are shown a moving row of letters, and must come up with as many words as possible before time runs out, by dragging letters to the top before they scroll by.

In each game of LetterHero, players have two minutes to earn points. The longer the created words, the more points they’re worth, but since letters are constantly scrolling along the bottom of the screen, waiting for that one much-needed letter to complete a word means you’re skipping out on other words that could be created while waiting.

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Power-ups are also available on the letter tray. Some are easily identifiable, while others are hidden behind question marks. Tapping on these powers is voluntary, and not all powers are necessarily positive. For instance, one slows down the movement of letters, while another speeds it up. One freezes the tiles altogether for a short period of time, and another temporarily flips all letters upside down. Wildcards are also available, which can take the place of any letter in any word, but can only be used once.

At the end of each game, players can track their high score and check their status with the game’s achievement list. While LetterHero is available to download for free, with ad support, gamers can pay $1.99 to unlock the full version. This includes ad removal and a Wordlist for viewing all words played in a game.

Interestingly, players can also unlock both ad-free play and the Wordlist by reaching score thresholds while playing. Hitting 200 points in a single game unlocks the Wordlist for free, while hitting 350 points removes ads altogether. Reaching these point totals is easier said than done, but the implementation of these rewards is a unique incentive to keep players coming back for more.

“Skilled players should be able to get more out of the game. Knowing that a few of our players were able to hit 350 points in a single game and disable ads would actually make me quite happy. In the end, LetterHero was created to deliver something new to word games – and there’s no better way to do so than by rewarding our best players,” says Kwesi Buabeng, founder of Multiple Codes.

LetterHero is available to download for free on iOS.