Billed as a crossword game with a twist, KRIZL from Rekim is a mobile puzzle game that challenges your word skills along with spatial recognition. There are no riddles to solve or questions to answer, so instead of scratching your head over obscure pop culture references, you'll spend your time rotating grid pieces so that every stream of letters spells a complete word. It's a great way to make crossword puzzles more casual!
You can think of each level in KRIZL (which is pronounced kri-zal, by the way) as a completed crossword puzzle sliced into sections and rotated to jumble things up. You start with a grid that contains letter tiles and blank tiles split into 3x3 sections, each of which can be rotated by either tapping or dragging. Letters remain upright as you spin, and since your moves are counted and used as your personal best scores, you'll want to keep motions down to a minimum. To complete the stage, turn all of the pieces so they line up with letter sections and spell words.
Levels are divided into three modes of varying degrees of challenge. After you puzzle through the initial pack you'll encounter things like locked blocks and entire sections of grid that must be rotated, a simple addition that goes a long way to compound the difficulty! Grid sizes range from 3x2 to 6x4, and categories are as diverse as hats to vegetables to numbers and famous authors. KRIZL is just enough of a word game to keep you hooked, and just enough of a casual puzzle game to keep you challenged!
NOTE: This game was played and reviewed on an HTC Incredible. Game was available in the North American market at the time of publication, but may not be available in other territories. Please see individual app market pages for purchasing info.