4 Pics 1 Word

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4 Pics 1 Word
4 Pics 1 Word logo.jpg
App icon
Developer(s) RedSpell (iOS)[1]
LOTUM GmbH (iOS/Android)[2]
Publisher(s) RedSpell (iOS)[1]
LOTUM GmbH (iOS/Android)[2]
Platform(s) iOS, Android
Genre(s) Word puzzle game
Mode(s) Single-player

4 Pics 1 Word is a word puzzle game created by LOTUM GmbH, available for free on Android and iOS.[1]

Screenshot showing switch for in-game ads in lower left corner.

Gameplay[edit]

4 Pics 1 Word's gameplay is very simple: each level displays four pictures linked by one word - the player's aim is to work out what the word is, from a set of letters given below the pictures.[3] The game is said to follow the "freemium" model: although the game is free, and devoid of any in-game advertising, microtransactions are available to help the user progress through the game more quickly.[3]

On April 2013 update added in-game ads, which can be removed with an in-game purchase.[4]

Reception[edit]

4 Pics 1 Word has received mostly positive reviews. PC Advisor gave the Android version 4/5, praising its entertainment value, but stating that the social aspect could be improved.[5] Pocket-lint featured it as their "App of the Day" on the 25th February 2013, praising both its simplicity, and its social aspect.[6] What Mobile also gave it 4/5, praising its simplicity and execution, whilst criticizing its frequency of highlighting the "hint" button.[7] As of March 21, 2013, the game is ranked 4th out of all free iPhone apps and Android apps, according to AppData.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "4 Pics 1 Word (What's The Word?) review". PC Advisor. February 12, 2013. Retrieved March 21, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Davison, Pete (February 20, 2013). "4 Pics 1 Word (iOS/Android) review". Inside Social Games. Retrieved March 21, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "4 Pics 1 Word: countless time spent playing this game". Android Central. February 21, 2013. Retrieved March 21, 2013. 
  4. ^ "4 Pics 1 Word for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad". iTunes.apple.com. 26 June 2013. Retrieved 9 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "4 Pics 1 Word (What's The Word?) review: Our Verdict". PC Advisor. February 12, 2013. Retrieved March 21, 2013. 
  6. ^ "APP OF THE DAY: 4 Pics 1 Word review (Android/iPhone)". Pocket-lint. February 25, 2013. Retrieved March 21, 2013. 
  7. ^ Walls, Alex (February 19, 2013). "Game Review: 4 Pics, 1 Word". What Mobile. Retrieved March 21, 2013. 
  8. ^ "AppData - Application Analytics for Facebook, iOS and Android". WebMediaBrands Inc. Retrieved March 21, 2013.