Originally Posted by Zincous
Too bad it's not more obvious, or more rewarding for not using hints. My mom plays textropolis constantly, and has never used a hint before because she doesn't want to lose her score. But there's really no way of showing that or proving it.
Well if two people who have completed the game compared their scores, the one who heavily relied on hints would have a noticeably lower score. The hint system has been reworked in Fishtropolis. Each hint is less expensive and reveals successive letters of the same unguessed word. You can hit the hint key again to review your last hint and decide whether you want another letter or not.
EDIT: Oh and I forgot to mention what I think is the COOLEST addition to Fishtropolis! See that little progress bar under the number of words guessed? That shows your progress to the next half star (and new scenery and more fish)!