Wordgo, a puzzle of a word game for Windows Phone 8

Wordgo is a word game for Windows Phone 8 that calls upon you to guess the correct word through the process of elimination. The fewer tries it takes for you to solve the puzzle, the better your score.

As you get warmer with your guesses, correct letters will be revealed and if you get stuck, hints are available that will push you in the right direction.

Wordgo isn't a complicated game for your Windows Phone but that doesn't mean it's without challenge. If you're looking to build upon your Windows Phone word game library, Wordgo isn't a bad choice to consider.


Wordgo's main menu has options to jump into the game, check out the online leaderboard, visit the game's shop and access the game's options. Options include language choices (Swedish and English) and sound levels. The game's shop is where you can buy hints and through in-app purchases buy coins ($.99-2.64) and/or get rid of the ads ($.99).

The game screen for Wordgo has your vital statistics running across the top of the screen, the word you are guessing center screen and a keyboard at the bottom. Stats include your current level of play, game timer, coin count and hints.


The object of the game is to guess the hidden word. For example you may have to guess a three letter word with a "B" in it. Just type out your guess on the keyboard and tap the return button. As you guess the word the guesses will be added to the screen for reference.  If your attempts include letters that are a part of the correct answer, they'll be highlighted.  Letters highlighted in green are correct and in the right place. Letters highlighted in yellow are correct but out of place.

The faster you guess the word, the higher the score.  Each puzzle solved will earn you coins that can go towards purchasing hints.  The higher your score, the more coins you earn at the completion of each level. If the timer hits zero, you fail the level.

If you get stuck, you have three hints available to use. You have a letter hint that will reveal one letter in the word, a picture hint, and you can get help from your Facebook friends.  While you have a supply of hints when you start the game, you can buy additional hints with the coins you earn in the game.

As you progress up through the levels, the size of the words increases adding to the challenge of the game.  And don't let those three letter words fool you, even the shorter words can be rather challenging.  Overall, Wordgo is an entertaining word game for your Windows Phone 8 device. I wouldn't mind seeing a larger keyboard in play though. The small keys can be a little challenging to use when racing the clock.

Wordgo is a free, ad supported game that is available for Windows Phone 8 (a $.99 in-app purchase will get rid of the ads). You can find Wordgo here in the Windows Phone Store.

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George Ponder

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.