LEXOSYNTHESIS breaks new ground in the word game genre and the result is an entertaining and challenging word game that will keep you playing for hours.
Developed by Android app developer Jason Koukas, LEXOSYNTHESIS lets the player create words from randomly generated letter grids. It’s slightly similar to other word-based games like Scrabble or Words With Friends, but its unique gameplay and style set it apart from the rest.
LEXOSYNTHESIS is a new word game that lets players generate words out of random letters and is similar to a cross between Bejeweled-like games (e.g. Candy Crush) and Scrabble-like games (e.g. Words With Friends).
Each letter is assigned a color-based value (e.g 10 point letters are blue and 40 point letters are red letters) that helps the player decide which move to make. The longer a word is, the more points the player will receive. Players also only have 20 moves to make before having to start over.
A feature that we loved in LEXOSYNTHESIS is its ability for the player to swap letter columns or rows to help make new words – and the columns/rows don’t even need to be next to each other!
LEXOSYNTHESIS features mind-boggling amounts of letter combinations and can be a great app for young children or international students learning English to play.
It also has a very calming ambient soundtrack that helps motivate our inner wordsmith.
Overall, we think that LEXOSYNTHESIS is a fresh take on words games and is unlike anything else currently out there on the market.
Appearance and Layout
The appearance of LEXOSYNTHESIS is fantastic with friendly colors reminiscent of the Periodic Table of Elements, and it is a pleasure to play.
The layout is simple and straightforward, although those with large fingers might have some difficulty choosing the letters when playing the game on a small screen.
Overall, the appearance and layout of LEXOSYNTHESIS is well-designed and developed and fits the overall vibe of the game well.
LEXOSYNTHESIS is free to play and 36 MB to download. There are advertisements (banner ads along the top during gameplay and full screen ads after each round), but they aren’t too intrusive.
It uses some sort of algorithm to randomly generate the letters which varies the gameplay creating new challenges – or as much as your brain can synthesize after every 20 moves.
Overall, LEXOSYNTHESIS is an interesting, mind-challenging word game that we enjoyed playing, and well worth a download.
LEXOSYNTHESIS requires Android 4.0.3 and up. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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