Lost in Letters (Free) by Smugbit Studios puts a grid full of letters in your face. Your mission is to find the odd letter out.
Lost in Letters is a simple yet elegant game that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Just when you think you’ve got this game mastered, you’ll run into a seemingly invisible hidden letter.
The premise of the game is to scan a grid that is filled with a certain letter or number in search of the one letter/number that doesn’t match. For example, one level might give you a screen full of the letter “S.” Somewhere in the grid a “5” will be in the place of the “S.” This sounds easy right?
There are three game modes available, each with three standard difficulty levels: Free Play, Time Trial, and Survival. These pretty much explain themselves. Your goal in each is to get through as many screens as possible. As you progress through the game the difficulty level will increase the size of the grid (thus decreasing the size of each letter).
Despite the extremely basic artwork, Lost in Letters is very full featured. Game Center leaderboards and achievements are available, allowing you to unleash your inner competitive monster. Also, a great 8-bit tune is available as background music. This was probably the part that kept me coming back for more.
As a free title, Lost in Letters has a ton to offer. It would be nice to see more letter types added, as currently the same ones seem to keep coming up. You may have noticed the iAds in the screenshots, and currently I don’t believe there is a way to remove them. That could be a problem. Nevertheless, it would neat to see what kind of social features could be integrated into the game. Maybe it’s just me, but I see the possibility of Lost in Letters turning into something like Draw Something. But then again, only time will tell.