Everyone should always respect the classics. Not only because they’re old, but because they’re the reason we have great games today. Also, some of those classics have aged well and are still such great games. One good example is Text Twist. This has been around for decades, and it’s still making its rounds in households everywhere as such a fun and family friendly game.
Text Twist is a word puzzle game that gives you a set number of letters that you should form words with. The goal of each set (which we will now call a “level”) is for you to figure out the longest word you can form using all the letters given to you. The moment you spell the longest word, you’ll be able to move on to the next set of letters. You can either do that or stay on the current level and continue to get all of the other words that you can form. The latter will net you a better score. Some people just like moving on to the next level and trying to get as far as they can, while some try to get a good score. You can play any style that you’d like.
The browser version has two modes available, namely, Timed mode and Untimed mode. Both of which are great modes that complement the different ways that people may like to play. For Timed mode, you are given 2 minutes for each level to find the longest word available. Once you find the word, you can stay on the level until the 2 minutes is up or skip to the next level to change the letters and refresh the timer. The goal is to get to the highest level you can. With Untimed, you’re just there to figure out the word and try to get all the words available in a given level.
Text Twist is a classic and is one of the pioneers in simple PC gaming. This game should not be overlooked. The game allows for different playstyles so anyone can just pick it up and play.