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Text Twist 2

Word game lovers and Boggle fans will enjoy the educational fun found in Text Twist 2!

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  • What's Free - Play game for 60 minutes.
  • File Size - 20.4 MB
  • Play It On - Win XP/Vista/7


DFG Exclusive Review Summary

A superior game, one of the very best in its category.


  • 4 modes of play makes this game suitable for all players.
  • 'Passes' allow you to skip a letter combination if you cannot figure out the largest word.
  • Timed rounds make you think on your feet to figure out the longest words.
  • Great way to improve your vocabulary.


  • Only one difficulty setting.
  • Game could easily get old.




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Game Description

Learn Sophisticated New Vocabulary!

Sharpen your spelling and vocabulary skills with this package of word-creating games! Learn new words, practice your spelling and more.

Enjoy even more modes than the original Text Twist in this Boggle-like game. This game will keep you busy for hours and hours with more than 25,000 words to create!


Challenge Yourself with Various Game Modes

Basic gameplay involves making words out of a series of letters given to you. Try to think of words as fast as you can in timed mode or play untimed mode to relax. You win the level if you can find every word that the given letters spell or if you discover the special Bingo word.

Enjoy awesome modes like Crossword where you must fill in the crossword puzzle words using a series of letters or play Lightning mode and try to unscramble five words before time runs out. Play Word of the Day mode once every day to learn a new word each day.


Learn While Having Fun

Text Twist 2 will help you develop better spelling skills and you can learn new words every day. This game fits into any break because you can play a quick game or try to keep going for hours. Gamers of all ages can enjoy learning something new in a challenging, fun environment.

If you're up to the challenge, play Text Twist 2 now and start building your vocabulary!

Text Twist 2 Review

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Review by Dylan

TextTwist 2 is a simple to play word game that forces you to figure out as many words as you can from letters provided, in a 2:30 second time frame. This sequel to the ever-popular Super TextTwist remains similar in gameplay, but expands upon the original by offering more options of play. You still unscramble and “twist” the letters given to figure out as many words as you can, however this sequel is more elaborate and can be played by a wider range of people.

A Few Improvements Over the Original Text Twist

The premise of this game is relatively the same as its predecessor—you are to form words from the letters provided. In TextTwist 2 you must find at least one word that uses all the letters to continue play and advance to the next round. You can “twist” the letters to rearrange them, giving you a new look on what is available.


Unlike the original game which would not allow you to advance without figuring out the coveted seven-letter word, this game provides you with skips that allow you to change the current letters and see new ones. This “get out of jail free” pass is an improvement over the old version because it extends play and makes up for one or two bad rounds. Other improvements in this game over the last is the new modes of play. This sequel stays true to the original concepts of the game, but it expands upon them in a positive way that makes the game much more enjoyable.

Timed and Untimed Modes Match Your Style

Like the original game, Text Twist 2 provides you with both an untimed and a timed mode. In the untimed mode you are given either six or seven letters (can be adjusted) and you have to spell words. This mode gives you the luxury of time, however, all the words must be figured out before you can advance to the next level. This might bring about a lot of frustration, especially if you are stuck on one word.

The second mode, which is also from the original TextTwist, is timed. In the timed mode you are racing against the clock. You have 2:30 to figure out one word that incorporates all the letters given. If you do this you advance to the next round regardless of the other words you find. If you cannot figure out the largest word you can either use a “skip” to see all new letters, or your game is ended. Twisting letters (scrambling them in a different order) can help you figure out different word combinations, because changing the letters can give you a different perspective. The timed element increases the pressure and difficulty immensely.

2 New Game Modes Add Some More Variety

The two new modes not included in the original game are a Crossword mode and a Lightning mode. In the Crossword games you are given letters just like in other modes. You have to fill every position in the crossword with a word from the same set of letters. You will need to figure out the longest word first in order to accurately fill out the crossword. This game is also untimed and proves to be quite challenging. Lightning is the second new mode and is loads of fun. This is a high pressure and timed game. In this you are given 5 series of letters that need to be unscrambled to reveal a word that incorporates all the letters. As time passes you are given clues that help you solve the puzzles. Because it's timed you must act fast to figure out all the words before time runs out.


A Couple Drawbacks

The drawbacks of this game are with the difficulty settings and multiplayer option. The pressure and wider range of words may make this too difficult for younger players. Not having a multiplayer option also limits the audience of this game. If you are looking to play online or against your friends, you are not able to in this version of the word game.

Conclusion - Highly Recommended, An Improvement Over the Original

Overall, TextTwist 2 is highly recommended. If you are a fan of the original game you are going to love this version's upgrades—the lightning round as well as the Crossword modes are great games in and of themselves. Be warned, it can be difficult to find the big words and advance, especially under the pressure of a clock, but if you are looking for a challenge don't hesitate to play.

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Fast Facts

  1. Text Twist 2 first came out on March 8, 2004.
  2. Text Twist 2 was developed by Encore Games.
  3. Other Text Twist games include Text Twist, Text Twist Turbo, and Super Text Twist.
  4. Other products from Encore Games include Fortis, Road Chase, Disney Princess: Royal Horse Show, Runes of Avalon, and Professor Fuji's Sudoku Classic.
  5. Text Twist 2 is available for the PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android systems.
  6. Games in the Text Twist series have been downloaded over 5 million times

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