Detective Mystery Plot: Discover the Secret Word (Free) by Quicksand Playground is an interesting word game that involves a thrilling storyline. Usually, this genre is focused on earning points or guessing the word as quickly as possible. In this game, though, you need to figure out which words have been censored in each correspondence. As you figure out more words, the storyline starts to come together.
The story begins with a man named Linus. He claims he can’t trust the government. His contact seems to be deep into criminal activity, so he has turned to a journalist named Ashley. Linus and Ashley write each other letters about their investigation of this contact. The problem is that words in the letter have been censored.
In order to fully understand what Linus and Ashley are up to, you need to figure out what the blacked out word is. When you get the answer right, the black space that you type the word into will turn orange. If the word is wrong, the space will stay black. Honestly, the app looks like redacted military files.
Thanks to the format of the app, you have a lot of context surrounding the word that you have to guess. If you get stuck, you can also get help. You can pay 25 coins for the first letter of the word, or you can pay 50 coins for the full word. You start the game with 100 coins, and every correspondence you decode will give you 5 coins.
If you run out of money and are hopelessly stuck, you can buy coins from the store. There are a variety of packages that you can buy that range in price from $0.99 for 100 coins to $24.99 for unlimited coins. A purchase will also remove the ads.
The ads pop up every so often between letters, and there are banner ads that run along the bottom of the screen. I didn’t find them to be a problem.
This was a thrilling word game. Not only was it fun to try and figure out the word, but it was awesome to read the letters that Ashely and Linus sent to each other. The story unfolded and offered more depth with each letter. This is an app that any word game lover should try out.