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Wordrix - Review

Okay... here's a cool, addictive game for your Windows Phone. Wordrix is a Boggle styles game for your Windows Phone that has you finding words amongst an assortment of letters.

As you create words, you earn points and the letters are replenished. You have two game modes, Local and Online with settings to allow you to customize the appearance of the game.

To read more on Wordrix, follow the break.

App Layout

Wordrix's main menu is rather self explanatory. You have buttons to launch either the Local or Online game, to access the game's instructions, settings, about screen and to change your player name.

From the Settings Menu you can turn the sound off or change your game theme. There are five to choose from ranging from Classic Dark to Old School (notebook paper).

Local Games are a series of games played against the clock. You have three game choices where you race the clock to see how high a score you can achieve and three game choices to see how fast you can achieve a preset score.

Online Games sends you to the Wordrix server where everyone present plays with the same set of tiles. Your given two minutes to play to see who can rack up the most points.

Each game mode has leaderboards listing the daily, weekly and personal bests for the game.

Game Play

Game Play is simple. From the 5x5 grid of letters, you draw a line connecting the letters to form a word. You can connect at angles, horizontally and vertically. Once you create a word, lift your finger, points are added, the word appears at the bottom of the screen and the letters used are replaced with new.

The two minutes in the Online Game goes quick and you'll be surprised how few words you find when you first enter the arena. The Local Games are equally challenging but knowing that you aren't competing against others takes a little bit of the pressure off you.

Wordrix can make you feel stupid, having words as plain as the nose on your face staring at you. You'll catch yourself saying "doh" time and time again. And I think that is what draws you back to the game. Something so simple as finding words in a bunch of letters shouldn't be that hard. Right?

Overall Impression

If you like word puzzles, Wordix is a must have game for your Windows Phone. If you don't like word puzzles, Wordix might change your opinion.

The game ran smoothly, was entertaining, and addictive. It's a great game to pass the time with whether you need to blow five minutes or thirty.

Wordix comes in two versions; a free, ad-supported version and a paid ($.99), ad-free version (links opens up Zune).

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.

3 Comments
  • A comparison to Wordament would be nice.
  • Dig this one....been playing this for the last month. Still not catching some common (and spelled correctly) words. Very cool and dig the online play. They've been doing nice little frequent upgrades, so nice to see the developer keeping an eye on this one. One of my main go to's for a quick distraction.Though as a note.....on the newer 4+ solo match, does not catch some words the normal 2 & 4 solo matches catch. Only bug that I know of....And worth the $1 for sure.....just to get the annoying ads off the screen....
  • Thanks so much for the review George. We also want to say thanks to everyone that has tried the game and we hope you're having as much fun playing as we are. We're committed to working on updates to make it even better.@Tahiti - if you like Wordament then you'll love Wordrix. I have both installed and really enjoy playing both. The main difference is that Wordament is a fixed 4x4 grid of letters while Wordrix has a 5x5 grid of letters that dynamically change as you select words. The other major difference is that in addition to online play, Wordrix supports 6 different local modes of play. But at the end of the day they are both very enjoyable word games that are must haves for word game lovers.@Shack2424 - Thanks for the feedback, we're glad you're enjoying the game. We're adding the ability to report missing words in an upcoming update, but for now we'd love to have them reported to haylex@live.com so we can get them into the dictionary as soon as possible.Alyxx & Lectus - Haylex Studios