|Publisher||Chippy Media LLC|
|Platforms||Android 4.1 and up|
Just in case you are looking for a simple yet challenging word game, you might as well consider Word Nut for your mobile. Chippy Media LLC only has two games under their name and both of which are word games. Interestingly, both of their Word Nut and Word Ship comes with similar gameplay but with different themes. For Word Nut, as what the term suggests, it features a nature-inspired theme where you build words, solve the crossword and earn acorns, hence the title. The main objective in this game is to solve the puzzles by filling the crosswords with the right words using the jumbled letter tiles below. If you up for a challenge, feel free to explore Word Nut and see how far your vocabulary skills can take you.
Word Nut follows the same gameplay with other popular words games today such as Word Cheese, Wordscapes, Word Cookies, and more. Generally, the mechanics of the game are simple and easily manageable. As what mentioned above, the main objective is to solve the crossword puzzles by filling the boxes with words you build from the scrambled letter below the screen. Despite the apparent simplicity, the players are still strongly encouraged to exert the best of their vocabulary skills to maximize their chances in winning. Good thing is that Word Nut has no time limit compared to other word games which means you can take all your time figuring out the right words.
Here’s how Word Nut works. As soon as the game begins, you will be prompted immediately to the game area. The interface is composed of the crossword puzzle which is built with empty interconnected boxes. Located below are the jumbled letter tiles. To form a word, simply tap the first letter tile and swipe your finger towards the next tile until you have formed a valid word. Simply release the hold to submit. If the word is valid, the crossword will be filled with the letter tiles and if it’s not, the word will be rejected. When the word you submitted is a valid English word yet not part of the puzzle, it will be sent to your extra word list and you can earn additional rewards.
Use Hints and Shuffle
Much like any other word games, Word Nut will feature Hints. Players can take advantage of the hint features just in case they find the puzzle quite challenging to solve. The first set of levels or chapters are actually manageable but the level of difficulty in this game will drastically increase as you progress. Players will initially deal with two or three-letter words but eventually, the length will increase which makes it harder to identify. In such a case, players can use the hints to help them out. Interestingly, the game comes with two different Hint features; the Basic Hint and the Pick Hint.
The Basic Hint will randomly reveal a letter on the crossword. You can use this feature for Free until you have reached Level 49. Pick Hint, on the other hand, is unlocked after reaching Level 34. Unlike the basic hint, Pick Hint allows you to choose a specific box to reveal. Aside from the Hints, players can also take advantage of Shuffle which you can use for free. Simply tap the Shuffle icon and it will shuffle the letters on the board. The level is cleared when you have filled all the letters on the crossword. If you keep on guessing the right word consecutively, you will earn acorns but incorrect words will break the streak.
Join a League and Daily Challenges
If you are looking for more challenge, Word Nut will give you other options to enjoy this game. One of which is the player’s ability to join a league. The league is a weekly competition where clubs compete to earn the most acorns during a single season. Each season will often last a week and the clubs will be ranked based on their overall performance or progress. Master is the highest League Tier while Bronze is the lowest. All club members earn coin rewards at the end of the season and the amount of prize will vary depending on their final ranking. Take note that your club level defines the maximum members of your group so you must contribute coins to your club to increase the club level.
Interestingly, Word Nut also comes with Daily Challenges. These challenges are often more challenging than the basic levels. Every day, you can take two different daily challenges; the Morning and the Evening challenge. Morning Challenge can be played from 6 am to 1 pm while Evening Challenge is only available from 5 pm to 12 am. Winning daily challenges will allow you to earn Stars which you can eventually use to purchase new Zoo Tiles.
Simple, fun and entertaining. I guess that is how you can perfectly describe Word Nut. It doesn’t come up with any complex rules but still capable of providing a decent challenge that every gamer will enjoy. Appearance-wise, Word Nut is an absolute visual delight. The interface might be repetitive but the graphics are user-friendly and the music is soothing enough to fit with the theme. However, the major downside of the game is the overwhelming number of ads which appears every after level. Only if the developers can lessen the frequency, the game could have been more enjoyable. Currently, Word Nut is available for both Android and iOS devices and you can download this game for free. Have fun!