>> Sunday, January 20, 2008
This word spelling strategy game is for the whole family. To amass points, use your letters to spell long works or to form tow or more words at the same time. Remember, you have to beat the clock. If you don't, your letter disappears. Although this game was released at a budget price in 1992, a simple game like this could never get a full boxed release on any console these days. This is the type of game you download on Xbox Live Arcade or WiiWare. Adam from Defunct Games takes a look at Text Tiles and tells us what he thinks of it.
Adam: "Eager to assemble random letters into meaningful patterns, you find Text Tiles for the Philips CD-i. The player is given one letter at a time to be placed on a 12 by 12 block grid. A preview of the next letter is given in the upper left hand corner of the screen. To make things more interesting, a player can increase the difficulty, this means adding blocks to the grid that cannot be destroyed until a word is spelt.
Understandably, Text Tiles does not allow you to use profane words, but even common words that Scrabble players live by are unavailable. No "zit," "ziti," nor "emu." The absence of a few words may not seem like a big deal, but when desperate ...." in need of words, I can imagine it Adam! - I admit I've never played Text Tiles because it doesn't appeal to me, but click here to read the opinion of Adam.