Lexiracer: iOS Word Fun

Price: Free
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Lexiracer Written iPhone App Review

Reviewed by Philip Chan

Are you an English and grammar fanatic? Do you like to play word games or complete crossword puzzles? Then Lexiracer from developer Vijai Raghunathan is just the thing for you. This app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, and it also requires iOS 5.0 or later.

Features:

When Lexiracer initially loads, the main menu prompts the user with three options: “Play Game”, “Settings”, and “Help”. All are pretty self-explanatory. The main objective is to start forming a word that will end with the last letter on your opponent’s turn. Each player will select a single letter on their turn that can either be a prefix or a suffix to the tiles that are already displayed on the screen. However, each letter selected must assist in eventually completing a word based on the existing tiles. Each round is times with a sixty second limit, and there is a minimum of four letters that must be displayed on the screen to form a word. The user has the option to play as a “single” player against the app itself or they can also play in the “Multiplayer” function. The user can also select the number of rounds they wish to play before calling a draw. They can choose anywhere from playing one to up to nine rounds. At first, if the user doesn’t go through the “Help” tutorial offered at the main menu, they will probably be confused, especially if they do not know what a prefix or suffix is. It is highly recommended that the user accesses the “Help” section prior to playing this app, especially if they want to win!

Appearance and Layout:

Lexiracer Free App Review

The overall appearance of  Lexiracer is simple, almost too simple. The background screen is always dark, and the main keys are a yellow color. In a sense it is good for concentration purposes when actually playing the game, but a little more color or graphics to the app would have been appreciated.  It does have background music and sound effects when keys are selected and during actual game play. These sounds can be adjusted via the “Settings” function on the app’s main menu screen. The layout is basic and easy to navigate through.

Value:

For Lexiracer being free, it is not a bad deal. It is probably not recommended for all audiences or age groups, but more focused with those who have similar interests in word games such as Scrabble, and so on. However, any ordinary user can pick up this app, and once they get the hang of it, they will find it to be fun and entertaining, and even at times, mind challenging.


Lexiracer iPhone app requires iOS 5.0 or later and is compatible with with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review. The iPhone app reviews rating:

 

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