• 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.




Features

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!


Links

Alphabeats website

Rad Dragon website

07-10-2014, 08:10 PM
#2
PocketGamer Gameplay Footage

Here's a video of Alphabeats in action, thanks to Pocket Gamer!


07-10-2014, 09:45 PM
#3
What does the IAP used for? Is that necessary? Can we finish the game without IAP?
Thanks

Game Center ID: copaeci
07-10-2014, 09:53 PM
#4
Joined: Oct 2013
Location: Norwich, England
Posts: 4,042
This looks insane...I like it!

Will definitely pick this one up soon, I love word games but especially so when they apply something new to the gameplay.
07-11-2014, 04:44 AM
#5
Looks like fun, I've popped on watch list til I get out and pick up a voucher, can't wait to beat pete
07-11-2014, 03:28 PM
#6
There are five songs in the base game, which is plenty to enjoy it for hours. You can download sixteen other songs via IAP - it's $1 per track, and there are discounts for buying them in packs.
07-11-2014, 07:39 PM
#7
Quite entertaining just to watch the Pocket Gamer guy struggle to explain the game and play at the same time. His frustration comes out near the end of the video. 😝
07-14-2014, 03:23 PM
#8
Haha, I swear Alphabeats is quite easy and playable when you're not trying to explain it at the same time!

We've gotten some more good press over the weekend:
07-14-2014, 06:40 PM
#9
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 125
Bought this and took a chance on the "all music ever" purchase, it's a lot of fun. I liked Puzzlejuice and I'm a fan of rhythm games, so this is perfect. Well presented. The only problem I'm having is the manoeuvrability when it comes to trying to make large words, even with the shorten/decrease blocks powerup, it still seems to encourage short words over long ones.

I like the word suggestions after a failure, though.

Currently playing: ALL THE THINGS.

I am a fan of paid games with expansion/gameplay-adding/cosmetic DLC and freemium games with one-off in-app purchases.
07-21-2014, 06:53 AM
#10
Game Impressions

Universal Gameplay