App Apes Verdict
- Graphics - 5/105/10
- Gameplay - 4/104/10
- Replay Value - 10/1010/10
Creepy Hangman puts a sleek new skin on an old game, and adds a huge body of words to the catalogue of the average American’s vocabulary. A large portion of the words used are not the everyday layman terms you’d expect to hear in conversation, which is perhaps the app’s strongest and weakest aspect. If someone wants to use the app as a vocabulary learning tool, then great, but the fact that these words are so obscure leads to the average gamer to randomly pick consonants after the vowels are exhausted. Even when the majority of these words are fully spelled out they don’t ring a bell, unless perhaps you’ve spent that last four months rigorously studying for the SAT or GRE, in which case you wouldn’t miss the misspelling of “meaning” as “mining,” in game.
Perhaps with longer phrases rather than simply a single word, the game would allow for an adequate number of guesses to be correct and seem more like hangman than a strange game of battleship in which every missile misses.
The graphics are haunting, but fun, and the way the gallows are constructed, and the moon rises, after each wrong guess is truly gut wrenching. The letters while small and somewhat difficult to read, really lend themselves to the Halloween atmosphere.
Overall, Creepy Hangman is a decent rendition of the classic, with a seasonal interface, and an incredibly challenging word list that leads to the feeling of studying or taking a test (which is scary in and of itself), rather than a fun game, so if you’re looking to be challenged than look no further.
Learn new words while playing Creepy Hangman, a seasonal rendition of the classic Hangman game. With more than 58000 English words and 34000 Italian words to choose from, you’re all set to enjoy endless hours of hangman, and learn while doing so. I hope you’ll like the Halloween Theme and the ability to quickly check the meaning of played word with hyperlinks to wordreference.com and thefreedictionary.com.
- 1000’s of words to play
- Halloween twist on a classic game
- Halloween Themed