Jumpstart your vocabulary with this difficult word finding game.
Playing Textropolis reminds us of our grade school days, when teachers asked us to form words from one big one. Except in this case, each of the game's 30 words represent places from around the world, such as Amsterdam, Singapore and Mogadishu.
Unlike those class exercises, however, Textropolis comes with a strict set of rules. In order to be successful, your word must be at least four letters long and a proper noun. That makes the game incredibly challenging and at times frustrating, especially when it fails to recognize "rat" but counts "rats".
Finding ten percent of each country/city's words earns you a silver star and unlocks the next place. In addition, you'll earn hundreds (and eventually thousands) of people that basically amount to the game's point system. If you're stuck, you can shake the iPhone and a small plane will sail past the screen and provide a clue. The only catch is it'll cost you 1,000 points.
That's all there is to Textropolis. You input words on a large keypad and the game's robust dictionary increases your vocabulary. No challenge modes or online leaderboards; it's all about finding the words for each place, a daunting task that'll stress out even the smartest of eggheads.
That said, everyone could stand to learn some new words, so download Textropolis. At the very least, you'll impress your friends after making 323 words out of Bucharest.
What's Hot: Hundreds of words to find, excellent touch screen recognition, helpful dictionary.
What's Not: No music.