About The Game
The grim reapers Grimm and Rose need your help to defeat a legion of monsters, ghosts, and evil bunnies using the power of words!
Spell words to battle monsters and earn gems that can be used to purchase upgrades, books, special items, potions, and much more! Letter Quest is a turn-based RPG featuring high-res artwork, clever wordplay, and two great soundtracks. Use your linguistic skills to survive!
● Demolish your foes with tons of upgrades, weapons, books, and more!
● Journey through a land filled with 40 stages, each playable in 4 different ways!
● Use your vocabulary to help our heroes vanquish over 30 unique monsters!
● Try your hand at the challenging endless mode - how far can you get?
● Marvel at the beautiful high-res art and animations!
● Enjoy two full soundtracks - choose your favourite!
I was around 12 years old when told I was dyslexic.
“You’re always going to have problems with words” I was told.
Thankfully I love words and I never paid much attention to most of the things I was told at school.
I’ve played a lot of word games over the years in just about every format there is.
Letter Quest Remastered for me personally surpasses every single one of them.
The game features a total of 40 stages each with 4 stars, while some games might make you play the same level more than once with little to no difference each of the 4 stars in letter quest offer more than enough of a different challenge to keep them interesting and challenging throughout.
Your mission in the first stage is simply to beat a select number of monsters, ghosts and the like and collect the crystals at the end.
The other stars include beating the level within a set amount of time, using only a set number of words and the crystal star that offers up a far more difficult challenge.
To help your little reaper in his quest for pizza (that’s right all the poor guy wants to do is get a pizza) are a number of characters you’ll meet in the games early levels who’ll then all open up shops for you to buy a good number of upgrades and add-on from.
You'll quickly unlock a number of stores for various game power ups and extras.
Firstly you’ll get the store with the option to upgrade your health bar, attack power and defence.
But you’ll quickly unlock a book store (books have various powers such as regenerating heath by using the letter E) the witch and her potions, special abilities such as seeing your opponents health bar, seeing exactly how much they’ll take off you on the next turn.
There are a number of scythe’s you can unlock and purchase (each has their own abilities) change the way the tiles look (just for fun) or play as a female reaper Rose (30 stars required for unlock)
But what about the actual game play what makes it so good for me?
The graphics are bright, crisp and appealing the soundtrack is well suited.
The whole experience despite the slightly whimsical story line is well written each character has their own little mini bio I’m personally fond of Dust Bunny.
I love RPG games the turn based battle system life point system of the game works very well.
Perhaps the only thing that might have made it slightly more appealing to word game fans is some form of multi player option but for those who don’t have any issue of playing the game alone its well worth some serious consideration.
Zoner should deal the Dust Bunny some serious damage!
So exactly how do you play the game?
The game includes both an endless and story mode.
Regardless which mode you play the basic concept is the same, at the start of each battle you’re presented with 15 tiles ( 3 rows of 5) more often than not the bigger the word you spell the more damage it will do to your opponent.
Certain letters are worth more damage such as Z, Q, K & X.
There are also a number of special tiles appear in the game crystal tiles will help you out, tiles turned to rock can’t be used there are torn tiles that are worth zero points to your attack and poison tiles that will hurt you if used are just a handful of all the tiles that will show up as you progress through the game.
After you’ve spelled a word and taken your turn (attack) the enemy will then attack you dealing a pre set amount of damage.
The amount of damage each monster will do is displayed in their info bar to the side but this can be reduced further will the help of items and or upgrades to your character.
As you’d expect the further into the game you get the more damage you’ll take so you’ll need to be spelling bigger or better words or upgrading your stats to help you see off tougher enemies quickly before they finish off you.
In addition to buying various potions in the store before starting a level to help you out you’ll occasionally come across the shop in mid level where you can buy selections of potions or power ups to aide you through the rest of the level.
You’ll also come across in various levels hang man puzzles where completing the word within a set number of guesses (it changes throughout) will earn you a choice of rewards
If earning all 160 stars wasn’t enough on its own and the endless see how far you get mode still didn’t quench your thirst there are 70 optional quests to complete.
You’ll be given 3 at a time to complete and once one is done it will be replaced with the next.
Some of the early quests include using 25 corner tiles or all the letters in one column.
Later quests will include spelling words with double letters in the word or using a set number of special tiles such as poison tiles.
The rewards for completing quests is a good number of valuable crystals that will go a good way to helping with your upgrades so while they are entirely optional it would be a good idea to try and complete as many as possible.
Just in case 160 stars, endless mode and the 70 optional quests still wasn’t enough try taking a look at the unlocks section of the main menu.
Here you’ll have a whole of extra challenges and missions to complete to keep you going with something to aim for and these are in addition to the trophies or achievements you’ll earn from the gaming platform too.
Every now and again you'll come across a chest & game of hang man.
40 levels each with 4 different play challenges for a total 160 stars.
Endless mode for when the game is finally beaten.
70 optional quests to aim for.
Additional challenges to give you even more targets to aim at.
Great attention to little details.
There are multiple hours worth of quests an unlocks to earn
ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT
No multi player options.
Every rule, new tile and change to game play is clearly explained in a non jerk fashion.
If you asked someone what’s the best word game in the world they’d probably more often than not say scrabble it’s the most famous by far and it’s been around forever.
As a multi player experience they are probably still just about right and it was a vital game in helping me progress with both words and spelling in particular in my younger years.
If you were to ask me which was the best single player word game I have ever played in any format I’d say it was Letter Quest Remastered.
Never have I had so much fun or instantly connected to a word game so quickly.
It won’t appeal to everyone of course the Rpg like format and stats will put some players off.
The lack of multi player possibilities will no doubt discount a few more.
But if you’re looking for a word game that’s easy to pick up, well explained and easy to understand while having enough depth in play and optional challenges to give you hours of fun this game is a must buy.
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A review copy of the game was provided by Bacon Bandit Games and reviewed in accordance with the review policy.