It’s okay...a way to pass time. Can’t figure out the scoring. Some reviews criticize the “bonus” word because it’s mandatory that you find it before moving on. I don’t think it’s a bonus word, per se. Finding that word does “pay” out in “game coins” that allow you to buy hints. That’s their only purpose or use, as far as I can tell. And, yes, you do have to find it before moving on. The whole game could use some clearly written -out COMPLETE instructions and information on scoring, in case that affects someone’s methods of word guessing. The only thing remotely like directions is masked as the first several stupid-easy “levels” when a pop-up indicates how to run your finger along the letters to make the words, and that for help you can touch two icons: one to mix-up the letters and one to get hints. It doesn’t mention that the hints “cost” those “game coins” mentioned earlier. I think putting in wrong guesses may adversely affect the score. Don’t really know. Sometimes a correct word is worth 1 point and sometimes it seems to be worth 2. No explanation on scores. But that’s okay with me. I don’t pay attention to the score. By the way, I accidentally bumped one of the “buy this offers” and my screen went black. It wouldn’t go on or go back (I waited quite a while). I even left the game and reopened but it still went to a black screen. I had to remove the app and re install it, but it started over with the first level. :-(
Love this game! Would love more mind stones!
I absolutely love this game!! It has so many unique additions to it that other word games don’t have— the daily gift, the combo quests (which always make finding words even more fun!), the beautiful backgrounds and the “path” you take to get to the next level, and the daily awakening feature (basically the daily puzzle- and, like other games, if you find a certain amount of words in the right order, you get between 1-3 stars; those stars add up, but once you reach a certain amount, you can collect a “mind stone”) and I get so excited when I know I’m about to collect a mind stone!! They’re unique, associated with an animal, and give you a little inspirational saying, and you never know what they’re going to say so it feels like a surprise. I just love them. So the only thing I would ask- because I love these mind stones so much- is if maybe y’all could please add more? I’m 2 mind stones away from having all of them, but I would love it if there were more added in the next update since right now there are just 16. Although it does take some time to reach 16, as the max number of stars you can receive per day is 3, I’ve been playing for a while now and would love to keep collecting more!
Crashes, lost progress, strange scoring....
Game started getting stuck loading at 1% then freezes and crashes. Can't even open it half the time... Repetitive words, made up words, ads after every single level...made the mistake of paying to remove them because at first the game is really fun and addictive. But once you get to higher levels and like ten in a row have the same words repeated just kinda makes it annoying after a while.
Anyways there is a lot of potential to be a good game it just needs some fine tuning. The reward system needs work as well. It is very confusing right now, what are the flowers for? The gold rewards seem kind of skimpy as well. Also you lose your bonus streak even if you enter in a legit word and sometimes that legit word gets you the bonus.....I can understand losing your bonus for entering in something that is just gobbledegook but why not extra points for real words? Annnnnd then you can go to the next level and enter in that SAME word from that last puzzle and it accepts it?! So convoluted.
Also after the game stopped opening I uninstalled it and reinstalled it to see if that would resolve the issue. I was also logged into Facebook at the time might I add. When I reinstalled the game and logged back in I had lost all my progress....what's the point of logging in when all it does is show me what my friends scores are. Also there doesn't seem to be game center support either... Wish I could get a refund.
Preferred the previous update
By Nice child
This update I do not like. It’s like the reversed in progress because normally updates are better but this one is like they went back like 10 steps. I can say I have noticed less ads. The music was so relaxing and now it’s a little more upbeat. The music is a large portion as to why played the game and now I really don’t care for it. They had spa like music, but like I said it’s a little more upbeat than usual. The app is so extra now. I like cut to the paste and now it does extra stuff when you found a word, they changed the whole layout, as I said I preferred the other layout way better- like the overall layout. At the end of the game when you could easily press X they make you wait for the flower to fully circle around and it is frustrating. Basically I played the game for relaxing purposes and now it doesn’t even do that anymore because they put in special effects which delays time has annoyed me. I don’t care for the path level up hung either. At one point you could just slide and it had relaxing picture of different elements and of course they took that away! I play less now.
I really liked this game at first. But it changes a lot. At first it was just the game. And I could play adds if I wanted to add coins which for me is a bonus. However, my husband had the game too, but did not have that option. Then it started having a trail we were following and you could see other Facebook friends playing it and what level they were on. I finally beat one friend ahead of me and I took a screenshot and sent it to her. She had no idea what this game was. I asked another friend the next day at work, she also never heard of it and was not playing the game. I figured no one else in there was real either except my husband.
They also have flowers that you can earn. I have no idea what the purpose of the flowers are other than to see who has more. It would show who was in the lead with my pretend friends. Now that doesn’t even show either, but you still earn these flowers.
Probably the stupidest part of this game is that when you present a true word, it will not except it. Even tho it has a place for bonus words that are not on that particular puzzle. These words are words that it excepted on the last puzzle. It’s ridiculous and I would recommend getting a different game. There are plenty other games just like this one.
Good Start, Needs Improvement
Overall I enjoy the game, but there are a few sore spots that need to be addressed; primarily with the words that it accepts/ does not accept. Depending on the level, the same word will or will not be accepted as an answer. If its acceptable on one level I should be able to input it on another level, even if its only as a bonus word. The issue gets compounded when putting in a word that is not accepted breaks your combo! How can I know ahead of time that the word wont work for that level and avoid losing the points? I frequently guess correctly spelled english words that simply aren’t allowed on that level and then later its a required word, where is the consistency? Why can I put in ‘Mauls’ but not ‘Maul’ in the same level?
Just update the word banks and make any words that are real, but not required for the level, as bonus words so it wont break my combo score. Also, it would be nice if we could check what bonus words we’ve already gotten for the level.
So like I said, fun but needs some work to be less frustrating
So I agree that it is a way to pass the time. Some major improvements can be made. You get high scores by not guessing incorrect words. The issue with this: sometimes a word that is absolutely, definitely a word will not get credited, so then points are lost...but it’s a real word (e.g. “let”). Sometimes words that are in one puzzle (in the actual puzzle) don’t get credited as a real word in the next puzzle. So while you HAVE to guess, “ire,” in order to complete one puzzle, you need to make sure you avoid it in another puzzle. It’d be one thing if points were deducted just because there isn’t a spot for the word...but when you guess a legit word that isn’t part of the puzzle, it sometimes recognizes that you’ve discovered a word that isn’t used in the actual puzzle, and you still get points for that word with no deduction.
Sometimes it will deduct points when I didn’t even get a chance to spell a word. Sometimes my finger hits the wrong starting letter, so I have to remove my finger from that letter. It seems that considers that a wrong spelling. I think that’s too much.
And I agree with the bonus word issue. It’s not a “bonus” if it’s required. 🙄
Only play if you enjoy ads
Downloaded this game yesterday as a way to pass the time. Quit playing after 10 minutes because I spent half of that watching ads. Decided to give it another go today. Soon as I open it I’m promoted to purchase coins in the game for $1.99, I close it. Then I watch the 30 second ad you can’t close. Then I’m prompted for my “daily gift”. I accept it and try to open the level to play. I’m immediately prompted again to purchase coins for $1.99. I close it yet again. Then I’m forced to watch the 30 second ad, AGAIN before I can even play one level. I proceed to play one level which takes around 60 seconds. Then I’m prompted again for the $1.99 purchase. Close it again. Then watch another 30 second ad. Close it out. Try to open the next level to play it, guess whattttttt- prompted again for the $1.99 purchase, and then again for the 30 second ad. Needless to say, the game is being deleted. While I don’t mind doing my fair share of watching ads, as I know that’s how they make an income on these games, this is beyond ridiculous, and you will spend minimum 50-75% of your time closing out ads and purchase prompts.
Very fun and relaxing
I play this game with my dad all the time and it is very fun. It really does pass the time and it helps your brain. The game is challenging too, finding words. I enjoy challenges. Sometimes, i even learn new words from that game. It’s easy to get coins. (All you do is watch commercials then you’ll gain coins.) there are so many levels, too! Like, 1,700+ I can’t wait to finish them all! I give this 5 stars. And other people out there who don’t like it because you can’t find the words and you rate it just one star. Wow. It is supposed to be challenging. And if you do not like the music, turn it off. That’s why there is a mute button. Don’t get frustrated just because you cannot pass a level and then rate it one star. It is a good game. You guys also delete the app just because of ads. Just wait until it is over, X out, and continue on. I know it is annoying but stop complaining for such dumb reasons.
Terrible customer service
I played a game that had the same word twice. I had to use over 500 points, that I paid for, to get past the game because of the duplicate word. I wrote an email to the developer letting them know what happened and asked them to credit me the points. What would the harm have been to the developer to credit some points. However that didn’t happen and they didn’t even respond to my email with an apology. I sent several emails. There have been several kinks in the game where I have had to use my points to advance to the next game. I stated in my email that I would continue to rate the game low and guess what they did. They locked me into a 5 star rating where I’m not able to rate any lower than 5 stars through the game. Can you believe that. That is unethical. I’m completely shocked that a company would do something like this. I’m in the process of filing a complaint meanwhile I wonder what is the next shady thing this company does!!
Three days in a row I have received the flowers and points for the daily awakening because it freezes up. I’m sure I won’t receive a response from that email either.
The ads are ridiculous!
I like the game it is great for passing time but a lot of things bug me and almost make me want to stop playing which I’m sure I will at some point soon. First, there is literally an ad after every level and the levels really take one to five minutes for the most part. Thirty second ads every couple of minutes is over kill and ridiculous. Also, if you close out real quick to answer a text or something and go back in seconds later, you have to watch a 5-15 second ad for that. Secondly, you have to have coins to get hints and the amount of coins it cost versus how much they give for completing tasks makes it impossible. Thirdly, my husband and I both play and we have noticed that sometimes you have to put in the same word multiple times to have it accept it and a lot of the levels are the same. I like the concept of the game, but all those things just really frustrate me. I hope they change it soon or I’ll just delete it and find something else.
Fun but has some hang-ups
I’ve spent a while playing this game, and while I’ve enjoyed it more than other word games I’ve tried, it still has some issues I think need to be addressed.
First, ad glitches. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve tried to watch an ad to get coins used in the game, only to have it get stuck on a black screen. You end up having to restart the app and you never get those coins.
Second, inconsistency in the words accepted. In all puzzles some words that are not part of the crossword are still accepted as “bonus” words. But it seems to vary from puzzle to puzzle which are accepted. For example: one puzzle might accept “TIN” as a bonus word while another might not. It’s frustrating when you get to the bonus combo mode and you lose it on a word that should have been accepted universally.
All that said I’m not usually a big fan of word games but this one has grabbed me. I’m still going to play for now, and hope for some fixes!
Enjoyable & challenging with scoring & time issues &
Word Crossy is a fun & challenging game. There are some problems that reduce enjoyment of the game and rob players of points & time. Like other players have mentioned, the flower/coin point system is vague. Please resolve these problems. I’ really like this game; but, am considering uninstalling it. Here are a few examples of glitches & issues:
1. Stolen coins: Game took 50 coins & gave me nothing but red, swirling sparkles when Lightbulb Tool was selected. No hint was displayed; so, I did not get what I paid for.
2. Full bank won’t empty: Missing green Free-Empty option button: Green free-empty option button does not always appear in full cat bank option box. So, I could not empty bank & coins earned in next game were lost since they couldn’t fit.
3. NEXT game button after cat bank fills up: Sometimes the “NEXT” game button appears in error after the cat bank fills up instead of the special box with the options for free-empty or purchase. So, future coins are lost since full bank couldn’t be emptied.
4. Ads (too many, too long): 30-second advertisement after each game is excessive. No, I won’t buy the ad-free game option with real money because game cannot be trusted with my play money/game coins due to the glitches I described above.
5. Lonnng scoring transitions between games. Slow, flying flowers & coins counting in addition to long ads after each game ... too much time wasted.
It’s enjoyable, but has some issues
First of all, the ads.. never have I played a game where there is an ad that plays after EVERY single level, most of which are completed in just a few seconds. Isn’t this game just an exact copy of that one cookie word game anyways? Last issue I have is that the grammar is far from perfect.. First there are tons of perfectly acceptable English words that if entered are deemed incorrect (for example, “ton” was not considered a word, plus the word needed for the puzzle was “tun”.. really now? Come on game creators), however the biggest issue is some words required to solve the puzzle were not even actual words. The game is fun, don’t get me wrong, but the ads are far too frequent and therefore I find myself not wanting to play nearly as much as I would if they were less. I understand that for a game to be free there needs to be ads, but this one isn’t good enough to pay to have them removed, or to literally spend as much time watching ads as I do playing the actual game.
It’s a fun game, but frustrating at times, because 1) I feel like they use words that are so obscure they almost seem made up. It does force me to look up these words and increase my vocabulary, but at the same time frustrating if I’m trying to solve and don’t know what that final word is. 2) every time I try to use the daily spin (whether it’s on my iPhone or iPad) an ad will pop up advertising a coin sale and when I “X” out of that, the wheel is now frozen and I can’t get my daily spin in. Which brings me to 3) This “50% off” on the prize wheel is dumb and when I can manage to click on the wheel before the ad pops up (very rare by the way), it seems that 90% of the time it will land on this, even though it clearly should have stopped before that or it was going fast enough that it should have passed it. Because of these issues, I’m hesitant to buy any coins. If issues #2 & 3 aren’t fixed soon, I will be deleting the app and finding something less frustrating.
I absolutely love this game and would have given it a 5 all day long. However, the game rewards you to hook it up to your Facebook page which I never do but, against my better judgement I did and as soon as I did, all of my inventory was taken, except 5 pieces each. I had at least 100 each maybe more! I also had an abundance of coins. Again against my better judgment I bought many different piggy bank packages which, I never do and I mean never! This is actually the first game I have ever purchased things for that shows you how much I liked the game!
After this happened, I sent the developers an email and they have yet to respond to me. I’m not sure how much longer I’m going to keep this game because I’m not happy that the developers did think my complaint was important enough to respond to. Good Luck to all you gamers and my best advice to you is DO NOT HOOK YOUR GAME UP TO FACEBOOK BECAUSE SOMEONE MIGHT STEAL ALL YOUR HARD EARNED INVENTORY!!!
Not the worst game
It’s ok. The amount of ads is ridiculous, sometimes having to watch a 30 second ad after playing one round that might take ten seconds to complete. I ended up just turning off Wifi so n9 ads can load. Scoring is inconsistent to say the least. You get flowers for correctly guessing words, but the flowers don’t seem to get you anything. If you want to buy more coins for clues one of the options is to buy either a “half hour” or “hour”, but they don’t tell you half hour or hour of what. You get extra points for guessing words that aren’t in the puzzle, but that just rewards you for being wrong. There are no bonus points for finishing within a certain amount of time or solving the puzzle without guessing incorrect words. That makes no sense at all. And you could get ten points for solving a fifteen word puzzle but 25 points for solving a six word puzzle. Makes no sense at all and don’t expect any explanation of the rules to be found anywhere.
Words that are not words
I’m not sure if the “words” are chosen at random or what, but once you get to the higher levels, you have to try to guess words that aren’t even actually words. So may be a prefix or suffix or just something totally made up! Also, the scoring is really ambiguous. No clear cut scoring rules. Also, you sometimes get coins for bonus words, but you mostly get “flowers” which do absolutely nothing for you. A hint costs FIFTY coins which is INSANELY high when you can’t guess a word that isn’t a word. I’ve never left a review for a game before but this game is frustrating the heck out of me! It’s addicting and fun, but there needs to be some things the developers address. I’ve already purchased the full app to get rid of the ads because they were way too excessive. I’m sure nothing will change, but I had to address these things that have really been annoying me.
Fun, but also frustrating
When I’m in the groove, I love this game. Unfortunately, it’s designed to interrupt that groove constantly and there are some annoying elements of the game. For one, you have to wait forever while your combo quest progress sliders move at a glacial pace. Then, the cat bank thing pops up every few rounds, with an extra attempt to solicit in-app purchases tacked on once in a while, which you have to close before moving on. And, while this is a small thing to some, the constant typos make it look like whoever’s designing this game straight-up doesn’t care. Plus, whatever dictionary they’re using confounds me. I’ve broken streaks on words that I know are real words, and been stumped by “words” that are actually prefixes or informal abbreviations. And yet, I keep playing, so there’s obviously *something* good happening here.
So I'm at home on Wi-Fi but when I want to get more lives by watching a video it says "connect to the internet and try again". Right... I'm connected ok?
Then I have similar issues that everyone else seems to have: 1) no rules or explanations of rewards 2) funky non-English words 3) ads between every level 4) what the heck are the flowers for? 5) why do we have to pay to open the piggy bank when we've earned the gold coins and they're ours? I'm not paying a cent on this game and I'd advise others not to either. 6) words are accepted on one level but not another 7) have you noticed all the reviews are January through early April. What happened to the rest of the year? The reviews are from years past it seems but after march it scrolls back to January. I think the developer has lost interest and doesn't pay attention to our reviews to fix the issues.
By Fetid pair of donkey kidneys
I have so many frustrations with this game and most are about words.
1. Words that aren’t words. I know there are words that I don’t know yet, and that’s okay, but when you look up a bizarre word and can’t find a definition, it’s crap.
2. Bonus words. I’m not talking about the stand along word you get coins for. When you get a word that’s not on the board, they count it as a bonus word. Whether they count terms or not varies widely and is hugely inconsistent. Being punished for getting a legitimate word that was in a previous board is immensely frustrating.
3. Word choice. I get that it’s meant to get harder, and that’s fine, but the words they choose sometimes are awful in context. There will be rounds when everything you put in is counted off as bonus and you can’t get a darn thing on the board because they skipped over so many good words to focus on bizarre crap. I’ve had rounds with 20 bonus words when I’ve had to look up words because they chose a poor selection. I have a good vocabulary, so when I’ve tried everything normal and am on to being punished for trying “nary”, it’s crap. I’m on level 640-ish and it’s utterly ridiculous.
All of this points back to money. In the game setup it’s obvious they’re trying to set it up in such a way that you feel confident and then just use a hint on that one word.
I paid for no advertising and the latest update of this app is ridden with stupid pop up adds for in app purchases, social media connection and coins and other silly unneeded and very annoying pop ups. I now have to "X" out of multiple layers of BS, self serving ads the developer wants to throw out there to get to the actual puzzle. Their dictionary acumen is horrible too. Over 50% of the time when you put a legitimate, correctly spelled word out there in hopes it's one of the ones for the puzzle. The app doesn't even recognize, nor give you credit for finding a word that fit the letters, yet was not in the puzzle. Needless to say, I'm done with the greedy, self serving app developers. There's much better games out there and ways to spend my time. I will seek refund from the developer first, then Apple if no resolution. I emailed the developer 2 weeks ago and it's been crickets ever since. Do yourself a favor and find any other app than this one!
As someone who enjoys words and vocabulary games, I was excited to get this. However the dictionary this game uses is both incomplete and inconsistent. On some levels the crossword will have a word (eg. pope) AND the plural of the same word (eg. popes). However on other levels it does not recognize plurals of words, not even as bonus words. And since the scoring system gives you bonuses for consecutive crosswords and bonus words found, it’s quite frustrating to have a high consecutive word count and then make the plural of a word and have it break the chain because the dictionary doesn’t recognize it. (Eg. bite/bites).
Also. In one level it recognized the word “not”. But not the word “ton”. It DID however recognize the word “tun” which actually is a real word. But come on. Ruin my word streak for “ton”?
These are real examples from within the first 20 levels of the game. After which I deleted the app.
Needs Some Fixing
By Yeah, You Know
After almost every round you will have to watch an ad, if not after every round. This is very annoying, and makes the game pale in comparison to similar games with less obtrusive advertising. Also, the bonus word should not be mandatory. It’s called a bonus for a reason. I also put ton in as a word, but apparently that’s not the correct spelling, despite the fact it is. In fact, there are many times you will spell a word but they want it spelled in some European way. Finally, there have been ones when I’ve put in word after word that just acts as a bonus instead of actually being in the puzzle. Which is just annoying. Actually, I have one more complaint which is the finger tracking on the game is abysmal. So many times I have traced over certain letters but they won’t connect. I’ve had the same problem on my tablet and my father’s phone.