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Lingrove

by Future Network Solutions Fzc
Platform: Android Rated: Guidance Suggested
2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (195 customer reviews)

Price: $0.99
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 2.1.2
  • Version 2.1.2 changes.
  • 1. Improved compatibility with Android devices.
  • 2. Optimizations.

Product Details

  • ASIN: B0058OE9CS
  • Original Release Date: June 29, 2011
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (195 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,761 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • A simple, yet challenging word game that promises hours of fun.
  • An achievement system that unlocks short stories as your progress.
  • A save system that resumes the game right where you left off.
  • A progressively increasing difficulty as you guess more words correctly.
  • Simple and pleasant graphics, complemented by soothing music.

Product Description
Test your word skills and logical reasoning
Unlock a tale of romantic love
Unlock a tale of romantic love

"Dark clouds were lingering in the sky, waiting to open up and drench the natives of Lingrove. I was sitting on the branch of my tree house and tying a swing to it. Suddenly a fierce thunder erupted in the sky, making me jump. I fell off the branch, crying "ouch!" as I landed with a thud. I started calling names looking at the sky. An even stronger thunder yelled back at me, the rain falling harder.

"That's when I heard someone laughing. I looked around and saw a girl holding a basket of flowers. She was dressed in white and had the prettiest eyes. She just stood there, drenched in the rain, smiling and full of innocence."

And so begins the love story at the heart of Lingrove, a challenging new word game for Android. Can you work your way through the puzzles and unlock the rest of the tale?

Word Workout

The word games in Lingrove are simple to play but difficult to beat. If you've ever played the colored-peg game Mastermind then you already understand the concept: Try to solve the mystery word by guessing different letters until you've found the right combination. Every time you put the correct letter in the right place in the word, the game draws a box around it. If you guess the right letter right but place it out of order, the letter is circled. Then you just have to try it in another slot on your next guess.

In the picture at left, for example, the game helps you get started by providing the letter "C" in the correct location. The first guessed word ("WATCH") does not reveal any other correct letters but it does eliminate W, A, T, and H from consideration. The second guess shows that P and E are also correct and in the proper place. It also reveals that there is an I in the word, but in a different spot. Third time's the charm, as the answer is "PRICE."

Solve with Strategy

Look easy? It's not. You only get five guesses and then the game is over. You can guess four letters correctly early on and still not figure the word out in time. If you have WA_ES, for example, there are many possible words but only one correct answer. It could be WARES, WAVES, WAGES, WANES, etc.

The best strategy, then, is to guess the most common letters first, and always choose different letters--other than the right ones!--to eliminate as many as possible each time. Note that all your guesses must be actual words, so it takes more thought than just randomly trying different combinations of letters.

Lingrove Love

The more words you solve, the higher your score. For every puzzle solved you also collect experience points (XP), which carry over from game to game. Each time you garner 15 more experience points, you fill up the Secret Meter and another part of the love story is revealed. Please, don't leave our little Lingrove lad pining for the object of his desire. Use your brain power to make sure the couple lives happily ever after!


Technical Details

  • Size: 7.7MB
  • Version: 2.1.2
  • Developed By: Future Network Solutions Fzc
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.1
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 1 minute

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good idea but flawed play July 25, 2011
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Great idea, Hangman meets Mastermind, but falls short on play method. No way to contact developer. Needs optimizing for tablet screen. Flawed UI - doesn't remember game if you jump to menu or help. Easy to reset a game if you don't like it! Basic flaw in logic - if I guess an R in wrong place, it tells me with a circle. But if there are two R's and I get one, in the right place, it doesn't tell me there is another R, so I assume I am not looking for another.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay so far but needs UI work July 25, 2011
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With limited play, it's okay. However VERY annoying that one has to click on each square to enter each letter. It should automatically go to the next letter! Hope developers improve this with an update.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Little Game July 25, 2011
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This game works fine on droid 2. If you like word games, you will like Lingrove. Graphics are good and game play is smooth.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly addictive word game August 18, 2011
By Chad
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As another reviewer said, "Mastermind meets Hangman" was my first thought when I played this game. Out of dozens of Android games I've played, it is one of the very, very few I go out of my way to play at every opportunity.

The words are all common words, which eliminates having to think "could this random combination of letters be some esoteric words"? Instead, you just try to think of words using the letters you want to test.

I do have a few problems with the app though.
1. It doesn't play well with alternative keyboards, such as Flex T9 (which is like Swype). Sure, I can set it back to the basic keyboard when I play Lingrove, but then I have to change it back anytime I use another app. It would be nice to set which keyboard is used just for Lingrove, separately from the keyboard system setting... or at least, to only use the basic keyboard.
2. Lingrove forgets the word you were on if you leave that screen. Go back to the main menu? It's gone. You've ALMOST guessed the word and you get a phone call? It's gone.
3. I'll admit that I am not always able to figure out the word and (gasp) cheat, relying on the regex dictionary to help me out (god, I'm such a geek). A hint feature would be great, and could reduce the number of XP gained for that round with every hint.

I am hopeful for these improvements, but it is still a great game as is!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What word freak doesn't like Lingo? August 4, 2011
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It's Lingo with a story. The update 4 this game was much needed and appreciated. It's fun and stimulates your brain.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Word Game April 20, 2012
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There are so many games these days that offer more & more in the way of competition. Leader boards, timers and other things. One of my favorite things about this game is its simplicity. It's my favorite game to play after a long day and I just want to relax. There's no timer, just you and words. I highly recommend it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Puts me to sleep April 10, 2012
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and thats a good thing :) i play word games at night to relax and i come back to this one a lot for its simplicity.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and challenging game! December 18, 2011
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I really like this game. I think it is fun and challenging. I was a little bummed before because it didn't work on my tablet (it wouldn't size correctly), but thanks to the awesome update today, it works and looks great on my Asus eee tablet. Keep up the good work!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Words, words, words
It's an okay word game, but nothing to grab my attention for very long, alas. On a long trip by a slow train it has its moments.
Published 7 months ago by kindle kid
1.0 out of 5 stars Lingrove
I never got the download on it! I have even forgotten that I had ordered it. Poor judgement. Bah! Just have to check into it.
Published 13 months ago by R. Brady
4.0 out of 5 stars Love is a word game 4*s
I just found Lingrove today on Pinterest..I'm totally smitten already. One thing I do wish it had is an add a letter button. Read more
Published 15 months ago by no name
4.0 out of 5 stars good word game
Fun game. I don't do well at it but enjoy playing. Word games have always been my favorite ones to play. And this is in my top ten. Good work to the devs
Published 16 months ago by Rootygabooty
5.0 out of 5 stars What were they thinking?
The developer contacted me directly, Resolved a few issues, and did a better job of explaining how the game works than the in game guide. It's a good puzzler. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Obievil
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible
Just downloaded the app Don't like it Don't understand how to play it Wish it had better instructions or a video to show you how to play this game
Published 21 months ago by Z. Flores
5.0 out of 5 stars Good game
I like my word games and it's nice to see an app try something a little different in the word game genre other than doing another bookworm or scramble clone.
Published 22 months ago by Sean
2.0 out of 5 stars No option for external storage
The game is ok, the fact that it can't be moved to the external storage sucks. I only got this because it was the Free App of the day. Not worth buying the full version.
Published 22 months ago by NYC Critic
2.0 out of 5 stars love game, hate story
the game is fun an addictive, BUT the story ends horribly! I hate hate hated how the story ends. so sad
Published on March 12, 2012 by Tanisha J
5.0 out of 5 stars Cute, fun game
This works perfectly on my Droid X. I found it very enjoyable. Did not have any of the problems other reviewers mentioned.
Published on January 28, 2012 by Renate Bunten
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