Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5
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Alpha Omega is a quite soothing word game. It’s free of timers, power-ups, high scores, or anything else to rush you along. Instead, it’s a more purist experience - like in a puzzle book. With 360 different levels, it should keep you entertained for a while, too.
Each level offers you a series of words that are jumbled up. You have to figure out what the word is meant to be and move corresponding tiles to do so. The catch is that you can only move tiles once, meaning things can turn trickier than they seem. You’re helped by each level having a theme, as well as the fact that some letters are placed permanently, giving you some insight.
It starts out fairly easy but the difficulty soon ramps up, leaving you occasionally scratching your head at what Alpha Omega could be getting at. You’re given 10 hints for free but more come at a cost, so you’re better off persevering. Being so relaxed means that Alpha Omega is fine to dive into whenever you have a spare minute, and you should still achieve something. Much like spending your day tackling the crossword puzzle in the paper, really.
Its controls are simple enough with taps dictating everything, although there is one mild issue with zooming. You can zoom out to get a better perspective on things, but by doing so, you have to zoom back in to do anything. When dealing with some of the longer words in the game, this can be more of an irritant than you’d like.
Don’t let that put you off, though. If you’re after a relaxed but challenging word game, Alpha Omega has you covered fairly nicely. It’ll keep you busy for a long while to come.