Lexulous Crossword Game: Written & Video Android Game Review
Lexulous Crossword Game, developed by RJ Softwares, is an extremely popular crossword game for Android devices. Whether you want to play against friends, a bot, or even yourself, Lexulous is perfect for those who love a wonderfully challenging word game.
Concept and Gameplay:
Naturally a game like Lexulous is bound to be compared with the other insanely popular word game, Words With Friends. My first thought was that there really isn’t a comparison because Lexulous features quite a few features that WWF doesn’t, but we’ll cover that throughout the review.
Starting a word game in Lexulous is extremely easy, and you have multiple options on how you’d like to set up an account. You can either connect Lexulous with Facebook, which allows quick and easy access to friends who are also playing the game. You can also choose to create an account via email. Lastly, if you’re the solitary type, you can play games against the infamous Lex Bot, yourself, or pass your device between yourself and a friend.
If you choose to play against friends or strangers, you can quickly and easily start a new game or view a consolidated (Facebook and non-Facebook) list of games in progress on the home screen. You can play an unlimited number of games at the same time. Also, you can choose to receive device notifications for when it’s your turn, which I definitely recommend enabling so you don’t miss a chance to play an awesome word.
One thing I will mention is that actual gameplay is almost identical to Words With Friends. Though the placement of word bonuses and the number of points on each tile aren’t exactly the same, it’s a piece of cake to play Lexulous even if you’re not familiar with similar games.
From what I’ve seen, Lexulous has quite a bit more features than its competitors. For one, I absolutely love the fact that you can play Lexulous solo or against a computer. This is perfect for people who aren’t tied into social networks, prefer to challenge themselves, or are looking for a bit of practice.
Other features include being able to see just how many points you’ll earn for playing a word without having to buy extra boosts or special abilities, chatting with your opponent, and zooming to areas on the game board by double tapping.
Lastly, one cool feature unique to Lexulous is automatic tile placement. If you place two tiles on the game board, tapping on the next letter you’d like to play automatically puts it on the board. This was a little tedious for me, though, because I often spell words out of order. Though slightly time consuming to correct, this is a time-saving feature which is very helpful.
Naturally you can’t beat a free app, and Lexulous is one which I can’t say enough great things about. It’s one of my new favorite games to play on my Nexus 7, especially because it allows me to challenge myself without starting a game with a friend. Plus it’s available for other platforms (such as iOS), meaning you can play with almost anyone.
Android Apps Review Details: Lexulous Crossword Game is FREE and requires Android 1.6+. You can download it from Google Play. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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