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  • Publisher: Todd Baniak
  • Genre: Word
  • Device: iPhone
  • Size: 5.2 MB
  • Version: 1.9
  • Price: Free
  • Average User Rating:
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App description: Word Peril Free combines elements of multiple game genres and packs them into one addictive, fast-paced, and fun game.

Guess the puzzle (without going bankrupt) by using visual and textual cues from within the game. You begin with $2000 virtual dollars. You are rewarded $100 for each correct guess. If you guess incorrectly, you'll put yourself in jeopardy by losing $400 for each missed letter. Successfully completing the mystery word or phrase nets you $200.

Use your Free Letter and Skip Puzzle tokens sparingly, as they are only refreshed upon reaching the next level.

Personal High Scores and Global High Scores (participation optional) are available so you can compete against yourself as well as the world!

Word Peril Free features hundreds of puzzles including these categories:

Film & TV
History & Politics
Music & the Arts
Science & Technology

The puzzle list touches on almost every topic imaginable -- no bland puzzles here, just the most important figures and events from pop culture, music, and history.

If you like Hangman or other word games, give Word Peril Free a try. It's a word guessing game with a new twist. Unlike many Hangman games, Word Peril Free offers a more strategic challenge and has scoring continuity from puzzle to puzzle.

With appealing visuals and a sleek feel, Word Peril Free gives Hangman a little class. It's an addictive and fun game for Moms, Dads, and kids alike.

tbaniak's comments:
Dear Touch Arcade Forums,

I humbly offer you our latest effort, Word Peril Lite.

Word Peril Lite is a new word game with a twist -- it combines the best of multiple game genres seamlessly into a new, unique gaming experience.

The app may look familiar to players of Hangman or Wheel of Fortune. However, the gameplay is unique in that it features its own strategic challenge and scoring continuity from puzzle to puzzle.

You begin with $2,000 virtual dollars. Guessing incorrect letters costs you $400, guessing correct letters gains you $100. Guessing a puzzle correctly nets you $200.

You have the option of using lifelines (Free Letter, Skip Puzzle) along the way to assist you where necessary.

This app does not set out to revolutionize the world -- it's a time-waster. And we contend it's a great one at that, with puzzles that cover everything from sports team owners to social networking. Historical events, country and hip hop artists, classical literature, video game characters, big business and science terms are just a small part of what we offer. We've got a little something for everyone.

iTunes App Store Link

YouTube Video Overview

Other Information:

We were listed as one of the notable new apps by Examiner.com on the weekend of our release.

Screen shots of Word Peril, the 99 cent version. Word Peril Lite is free and ad-supported.
12-17-2009, 10:19 PM
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: In a van...down by the river!
Posts: 480
This looks like loads of fun! Good job with the YouTube vid.
12-17-2009, 10:38 PM
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 4
Thanks RiverOnFire. If you'll notice on our YouTube site, we've taken a couple of different approaches to marketing. I think our specialty is self-deprecation, because these are the cheapest, cheesiest, low-budget ads you'll ever find.

We're coming out with a 'movie'-style trailer for the app soon. We'll keep Touch Arcade in the loop.