LATEST iPHONE GAME REVIEWS
By Harry Slater 27 October 2012
Letterpress | Developer:
atebits | Publisher:
atebits | Format:
iPhone, iPad | Genre:
Puzzle, Strategy | Players:
1 | Networking:
wireless (adhoc) | Version:
Every so often a gorgeous-looking, intelligently made, incredibly addictive multiplayer word game creeps up to test our puzzling prowess and the depth of our vocabulary. After Lexatron's asynchronous take on a Scrabble-Snake mash-up, we're now treated to Letterpress.
This is word-based duelling of a different sort, though: more like chess than Scrabble, with the pieces replaced by letters and their moves replaced by the words in your vocabulary.
Words of power
The game takes place on a five-by-five grid of randomly generated letters, and your goal is to change as many of the letter tiles as you can to your colour. Each player takes it in turns to spell words, and any letters they use swap to their particular hue.
A word game that's as addictive as it is entertaining, Letterpress is a brilliant addition to anyone's app collection