User Reviews for Unolingo: Crosswords Without Clues
4.82 out of 5
2 years ago, CephEsteem
Brain Candy for Word Game Fans
This fan of Scrabble and crosswords first discovered Unolingo on the Shockwave game site, and was instantly hooked. So when Shockwave set up a paywall, I was happy to discover this dedicated Unolingo app. The concept is original, the user interface is simple, and I especially love that it’s free from ads or subscription fees — instead, it provides a basic set of puzzles and offers the option of buying bigger sets of puzzles “a la carte” without requiring a subscription fee. As for the game itself, it’s addictive and smart, challenging your brain to mentally fill in words that mesh together without giving any clues — and using each letter of the alphabet only once! It’s like a hybrid of Scrabble and crossword puzzles, and playing it can sharpen your skills in both types of word games. Great stuff!
The game is addictive. The price isn’t too expensive to purchase more games. I wouldn’t have purchased it if it had been. Even though the easy levels are easier, they are still challenging. It’s cool that you can challenge yourself by racing to get a lower time or by getting more points. What would make this even better is if you could compete against friends - like a Unolingo With Friends. Also, it would be better if you could just touch the spots to place letters instead of dragging them.
I love this app. I never make in-app purchases but I've bought 3 or 4 of the puzzle sets already, and I plan on buying all of them. I have 2 complaints: 1) the letter bank is too close to the bottom of the phone so that when I drag letters up, sometimes I pull up the control center on my iPhone, and 2) after a while some of the same words keep reappearing. Although this may be because it's difficult to keep coming up with new words due to the nature of the set up of the game.
Now, this is a word game. No dippy music, no insultingly easy puzzles, and no sappy pop up “Congratulations!” messages. Solving the puzzles actually requires you to think, and not to go for the easiest or most apparent letter placement. When you get down to the last few letters needed to solve the puzzle, it gets interesting. You have to be able to determine which letters you can swap to get to the final answer. Excellent game.
The game is fun. You get 20 puzzles (levels 1-3 only). You get 10 level 1 puzzles and 5 each of level 2 and 3. After that you can purchase 160 puzzles for $4.99 (assuming the level 4’s are in the purchase). It’s a fun game but I blew through the free 20 in a day Also if you have an iPhone you will see the control screen often due to having to drag the letters to the boxes instead of being able to just tap the box and then the letter you want.
I’m amazed that this game hasn’t become more of a sensation, like Wordle. It’s fantastic- a sort of sudoku with letters! The puzzles come in a range of difficulty, and some of the four-star ones are really challenging. I’ve purchased all the sets, and am almost out of puzzles. I hope the creators will consider making more, to the same excellent standard!
Now this is a fun game. Not too hard, not too easy, keeps you thinking, and just all around fun to play. It seems like all the word games now are just drawing lines between letters to make four and five letter words. I’m so bored with that. I never get enough of this game. And no ads interrupting every few seconds. Makes you think about word structure too. Great game for any age!
Great game. Challenging and fun. 1 request for support... Could you make it so that game rotates to be played when when one turns their phone upside down??? This would eliminate the frustration of the letter bank being so close to the bottom control area that gets dragged up when trying to drag a letter from the bottom row of the alphabet. Would be most helpful.
I am a senior citizen always on the lookout for games to keep me thinking. On a recent flight cross country the young man seated next to me was engaged in playing game after game. I had to ask him what it was. And as soon as I had access to my tablet, I downloaded it and have been playing ever since. Try it!
In this modern day of electronics, it's a refreshing thing to know that there are wonderful, fun & educational games out there for adult and child alike. Unolingo is most definitely that game! Crossword puzzles with a twist that makes them a very enjoyable and fabulous way to pass away a study hall, lunch break or to challenge your family at home!💞
Love the puzzles. Very entertaining and a variety of levels to keep you challenged. Customer support is awesome. The first time I have actually had the developer call to help resolve an issue. Turns out it was a problem with the most recent upgrade to Apple.
Seems crazy to start a review with a comment about ads but they have become so intrusive in games that the absence is notable. This is a really fun game that takes some thought and strategy. I am really enjoying it.
... but the app ate all 160 puzzles I purchased and thus my $4.99. Didn’t get to play even one game. I don’t want to buy more at the risk making purchases and then losing them. I’m sure I did something wrong but it was too easy for my $5 bucks to disappear. Also I agree with the other reviewer who mentioned that the keyboard is too close to the bottom of the screen. When I need a bottom letter I keep pulling up my control menu on the iPhone. Otherwise life is good. Thanks.
I like unolingo and play it daily. The star ratings are a pretty good indication of difficulty. In this implantation of the game dragging the letters into place makes is clumsy. It would be nice if there were a pause control for when interrupted. The number of games is quite few. In a day or two I'll have used up the games that come with it and I suspect then they will want money.
I am a big fan of this game. It is in the form of a crossword puzzle but uses logic. No verbal clues. They partially fill in each word and you complete the puzzle bot can only use each letter once. Helpful tools if you have difficulty ithout additional help. .
The game is fun. You have to drag the letters to their spots instead of two taps. The bottom row of letters sits at the very very bottom of your screen so if you have an iPhone prepare to see your control center constantly.
For those of you who have been waiting for the next great puzzle, I think Unolingo has hit the mark. Solving this puzzle requires word knowledge, logic, and intuitive thinking. Not since Sudoku, have I seen anything so simple and yet so challenging. The variety of difficulties make it possible for everyone to find a level at which they can succeed and a level that can really stretch the mind. This app is very easy to play and navigate, and has really clever hint features and statistics. This is likely to be a big hit.
I love Unolingo!! There is nothing Xrated about it but quite addicting. It's challenging enough to hold my interest but eventually always solvable. There are so many possibilities for each word but only one correct choice. There are also many strategies to keep in mind, including Q placement early in game, common suffixes, running through letters of alphabet, consonant grouping, process of elimination etc. However, if you're stumped, you can get a hint or audit the letters already used. However, that will cost you a bump up in 30 or 60 seconds on the timer. I like the timer, as a personal challenge tool, although it can be hidden. Knowing that seconds count keep this game zipping along for me. Both word games like Unolingo as well as timed games are excellent for brain health, cognitive strengthening and prevention of dementia. It is on both my phone and tablet. My sincere thanks to the developers. 😃
If you like crosswords or word games, then you'll love Unolingo, a fun and unique new twist on a traditional crossword puzzle. Every Unolingo puzzle is a 10 x 10 crossword without clues and 26 empty squares that require the precise placement of each letter in the alphabet. What a Sudoku puzzle does using numbers, Unolingo does using each letter of the alphabet! Select from your choice of four difficulty levels and use your word knowledge, reasoning, and deduction skills to complete the puzzle. Each puzzle is hand-crafted from a carefully curated list of common English words more likely to be heard at a party with friends than in the classroom. This fascinating word puzzle can generally be completed in 5-15 minutes and is fun for the daily commuter, the casual puzzler, or the serious word buff. Features: - 20 introductory puzzles offering hours of enjoyment with additional puzzles available in-app purchase or social media sharing. - Unique hint and audit functions to help you solve the most difficult puzzles - Bonus puzzles accessible by sharing your scores and achievements on Facebook - Flexible design supports casual play, collaboration with friends, or time-based competition. - Extensive performance statistics to monitor your progress and compare with others. For more information on Unolingo, visit us at Unolingo.com and follow on Twitter @unolingo. Also check out the Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/unolingo