• Publisher: Rad Dragon
  • Genre: Word
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 50.8 MB
  • Version: 1.11
  • Price: $1.99
  • Average User Rating: 5 (1)
App description: The mashup of word games and music games!

Alphabeats remixes spelling into a fast-paced action challenge, set to pulse-pounding tracks from exciting electronic artists. Catch the falling letters to make words, challenge yourself and your friends to score the most points, and you'll find that you can't stop playing and that spelling is even cooler than you thought.

Its easy to play!
1. Pick a song, and letters will fall in time to the beat.
2. Catch the letters you want and dodge others to make words.
3. Try to get as many points as you can by the end of the song!

The longer your word, and the rarer its letters, the more points you get. With the expedient ability to instantly define any word you spell, you can expand and refine your vocabulary on the sly as you're having fun!

Play along to six tracks from music masters such as Disasterpeace and Big Giant Circles!
15+ extra songs available to download!
Three difficulty modes: Casual, Tricky, and the fiendishly difficult Spellfire!
Use powerups wisely shrink your word, multiply your points, or blow up letters you dont want!
Word of the Day gives you bonus points for learning new vocab!
Challenge your friends using Game Center!
Global score rankings can you make the longest word ever?

RadDragon's comments:
Alphabeats remixes spelling into a fast-paced action challenge, set to pulse-pounding tracks from exciting electronic artists. Kinda like Scrabble meets DDR, it's a mashup of words and music you've never seen before.

Featuring music from Disasterpeace (Fez), Big Giant Circles (Threes, Mass Effect 2) and more!

Alphabeats is simple to play.

1. Choose a song. Letters will fall to the beat.

2. Catch letters to make words, and deposit them to procure points.

3. Concoct bounteous magniloquent lexemes. The longer your words, the more points you get. Accrue as many as you can by the end of the song.


Instantly look up the definition of any word you catch, to expand your vocabulary on the fly as you play!

Deploy powerups strategically to destroy unwanted letters, make your word more aerodynamic, or multiply your points!

Ascend the three difficulty modes: Casual, Tricky, and Spellfire! Each one gives you a different version of every track, and Spellfire adds hit points to make the game into a lexical bullet hell.

Challenge your friends using Game Center, or climb the leaderboards for your favorite songs. Theres even a leaderboard for the longest word ever made!

Word of the Day gives you bonuses for learning new words!


Alphabeats website

Rad Dragon website

07-29-2014, 08:09 PM
Word games come in all shapes and styles on the App Store. From classics like Bookworm and Scrabble to genre blending games such as Word Mage and Spell Quest, it's a very well presented genre on the platform. Alphabeats offers a new twist on the word game, combining fast paced spelling with rhythmic evasion.

Playing Alphabeats couldn't be simpler. Letters descend from the top of the screen in sync with the soundtrack, and you must catch letters to form words by dragging between columns. Swipe up once you're satisfied with your word to collect points. As you might expect, longer words equals more points; however this is where Alphabeat's twitchy elements reveal themselves. Longer words take up more space, and if you hit a letter that messes up your word (i.e. MAN to MANX), you lose all your letters and need to start constructing a word from scratch. Thus, Alphabeats becomes a game of reaction and focus, as you watch for letters to create words and move into position to collect them, while weaving between letters you don't want. Deciding between short words that allow you dodge more easily, or risking it all with a long word for many points, forms the core of Alphabeats' challenging gameplay. Powerups that let you shrink words, clear the screen, and provide a points multiplier add to the strategy.

Being a rhythm game, Alphabeats wouldn't be complete without a great soundtrack, and the mix of electronic, techno, and dubstep perfectly complements the twitchy word game fun. It should be noted that you only get five songs with your initial purchase; more songs can be purchased individually or as part of a $7.99 "Everything Ever" pack that provides all current songs as any future additions.

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