Guess The News is the newest word game on the market. As a this is the first game from this FingerArts, they certainly have done their homework to come out with a quality iPhone game. The look of the game is very professional and fun. The tutorial of this app is great too! I’ve noticed in a lot of apps that the tutorials is very lacking leaving you wondering how to complete certain tasks to move on.
When first starting this game, you have many options of news categories to choose from. This app is a great way to stay informed with the headlines of todays news, especially since things change so fast these days. There is just about a category for everything as well, except random. This would be a good addtion to the already abundant list.
To play the game you simply fill in the title of the news article. Simply double click the letter you want and it goes to the first available spot, or just drag and drop where you want it. It doesn’t get much easier than that. On the bottom of the screen is a clip from the article to help along with the puzzles. I have found some to be blank so the only hint to the solution is the actual category I’m in. Once you finish this level, there is an icon that takes you to the article that keeps you in the app. Want to read more? Simply click the web button and it takes you to the full website to browse.
With 3 different levels, the difficulty ranges. The game can range from ‘Super Easy’ to ‘Please get me a newspaper so I can find the article!’ The game also saves you progress on each category too. It does restart the actual puzzle to a new one if you stopped mid puzzle but this is expected as the news has probably changed from the time you left to the time you came back.
Overall, this game gets an A. It is simple to play and easy to use. It reminds me of a crossword puzzle mixed with Wheel of Fortune. I would definitely recommend this game to others. FingerArts did an excellent job with this app. Definitely look for new apps in the future from this up-and-coming company!