Pixtaword

Sponsored Game Review: Pixtaword: Picture Word Game

March 24, 2014 - Written By Tom Dawson

Description: Pixtaword is a game for Android that’s a simple picture word guessing game that adds a little bit of Instagram to casual gaming. It’s like many other games available on Android, but aims to deliver a more photographic-focused experience. Based around photos more than anything else, it’s a fun game that has you guessing either what something is, or what the six photos relate to. Broken up into a number of different of categories, there are over 1000 puzzles, with more of them coming all the time.

How it Works: A quick download from the Play Store, and you’re ready to play.

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All you need to do is fill in what you think it is, and that’s that.

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Each time you get a question right, you’re given 5 coins towards unlocks.

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You can change categories at any time by pressing the gear at the top.

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Opinion: Pixtaword feels like a familiar game, which is because we’ve all played games like this one before – they’re pretty much all the rage right now with casual users. Pixtaword is however, a little different with more of a focus on honest photography, and just asks you to guess the answer rather than using in-game currency to remove tiles or something similar. It’s a nice touch on an already popular genre, and the vast amount of categories on over gives you the opportunity to test your knowledge on a specific topic. I can see something like this being a lot of fun to play with the kids, helping them expand their knowledge of Animals and the World at large.

Ratings

  • Speed (4/5) – Pixtaword is a quick app that never suffered from any slowdowns when I was testing it, and ran just great.
  • Features (4/5) – A familiar type of puzzle game with lots of photos and categories, Pixtaword is easy to pick up and play and satisfying as well.
  • Theme (4/5) – The app itself is good-looking and questions are well-presented in a pleasing manner.
  • Overall (4/5) – A solid game, Pixtaword is a lot of fun that the kids and adults will both thoroughly enjoy.

Pros

  • Lots of different categories on offer giving something for everyone.
  • Over 1,000 puzzles on offer will keep people busy for a long time.
  • Easy enough to pick up and play on the go or at home while nice and comfy.
  • No need to spend hours on each puzzle as nothing’s really too difficult.

Cons

  • App does look a little like an iPhone app, rather than an Android app.
  • Some of the puzzles might be too easy for some.

Conclusion: Pixtaword is a fun game, even though we’ve all played this sort of game before, there’s enough difference here to make it feel like something else. The idea of infusing a little Instagram into the game works well, and the quality photos make guessing pretty easy to those embedded in popular culture. However, if you find questions too easy, there are a number of different categories to choose from, giving the game a nice dynamic that allows people to test themselves. Perfect for the little ones too, you can play along with them and test them on Animals or Landmarks across the globe. A fun game that’s easy to pick up, runs great and looks good.

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