Countdown Game For Android

Countdown Game For Android


***Voted Top 25 apps for may 2013 (androidtapp.com)***

Based on the popular British TV game show, players get the chance for an authentic experience at:

• Letters Round: Player must attempt to make the longest word possible from nine randomly chosen letters. (excluding proper nouns, hyphenated words, some plurals of mass nouns, and words that occur only in combination)
• Numbers Round: Player must use arithmetic to reach a random target number from six other numbers.
• Conundrum Round: Player must unjumble a 9-letter anagram arranged in the form of two condensed words.

Features:

- Free / No adverts
- No loading times, extremely quick game play
- Full CSW Dictionary containing over 150,000 words
- Over 1,000 dedicated Conundrums
- Solutions given at end of every round (Best words, math solutions and conundrums revealed)
- Full (15 rounds) and Quick (3 rounds) game modes
- Practice any round at your leisure
- Continue function allows you to pick up from where you left off
- Shake device during Letters or Conundrum rounds to shuffle order of letters (which may help reveal answers)
- Score menu allows you to view your best games and see how you did in them.
- No internet connection required: Built in dictionary and Numbers solver
- Level system: The better you do, the higher level you will achieve

Note:

- Does not work with HTC Wildfire, If it doesnt work on your device please email me and let me know! Thanks!

- In-game Font Size can be adjusted by tapping the font button (second from bottom left) at the main menu. The default font size is fine for the majority of devices. However if you are using a larger tablet device or find the font size unsatisfactory consider changing it here.

- Permissions:
Hardware Controls / Vibrator: Needed for shake function during Letters and Conundrum rounds.

I am an IT student from Galway, Ireland and I developed this application for my final year project. All feedback appreciated and taken onboard!

http://www.androidtapp.com/25-best-android-apps-games-may-2013/

Recent changes:
v1.3
- Improved Conundrums (Fairer + Certain Definitions)
- Multiple Answers accepted for Conundrums (e.g. HORSETEND would accept SHORTENED and DETHRONES)

Next update:
- Definitions for all words
- Brackets in Numbers Round
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About Countdown Game For Android
***Voted Top 25 apps for may 2013 (androidtapp.com)***

Based on the popular British TV game show, players get the chance for an authentic experience at:

• Letters Round: Player must attempt to make the longest word possible from nine randomly chosen letters. (excluding proper nouns, hyphenated words, some plurals of mass nouns, and words that occur only in combination)
• Numbers Round: Player must use arithmetic to reach a random target number from six other numbers.
• Conundrum Round: Player must unjumble a 9-letter anagram arranged in the form of two condensed words.

Features:

- Free / No adverts
- No loading times, extremely quick game play
- Full CSW Dictionary containing over 150,000 words
- Over 1,000 dedicated Conundrums
- Solutions given at end of every round (Best words, math solutions and conundrums revealed)
- Full (15 rounds) and Quick (3 rounds) game modes
- Practice any round at your leisure
- Continue function allows you to pick up from where you left off
- Shake device during Letters or Conundrum rounds to shuffle order of letters (which may help reveal answers)
- Score menu allows you to view your best games and see how you did in them.
- No internet connection required: Built in dictionary and Numbers solver
- Level system: The better you do, the higher level you will achieve

Note:

- Does not work with HTC Wildfire, If it doesnt work on your device please email me and let me know! Thanks!

- In-game Font Size can be adjusted by tapping the font button (second from bottom left) at the main menu. The default font size is fine for the majority of devices. However if you are using a larger tablet device or find the font size unsatisfactory consider changing it here.

- Permissions:
Hardware Controls / Vibrator: Needed for shake function during Letters and Conundrum rounds.

I am an IT student from Galway, Ireland and I developed this application for my final year project. All feedback appreciated and taken onboard!

http://www.androidtapp.com/25-best-android-apps-games-may-2013/

Recent changes:
v1.3
- Improved Conundrums (Fairer + Certain Definitions)
- Multiple Answers accepted for Conundrums (e.g. HORSETEND would accept SHORTENED and DETHRONES)

Next update:
- Definitions for all words
- Brackets in Numbers Round
User reviews of Countdown Game For Android
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A Google User
Sunday 10:49 AM
Generous free app The numbers round is hard in this format. Not sure how it could be improved though, as matching the facility of pen and paper is impossible in 30 seconds. Game crashed on "submit score" window after I entered a name that was too long and had to shorten it. It restarted immediately and the text on the buttons was tiny!
A Google User
Saturday 9:39 PM
Amazing
A Google User
Saturday 7:01 PM
Great Great Loved It
A Google User
Saturday 3:47 AM
Good but improvements needed The scoring system is too heavily biased to the conundrum; why 10 pts per second left, but only 1pt on the numbers, and no bonus on the letters? Either be consistent or drop the bonuses altogether and follow Countdown's scoring system. Also, too many times you get the conundrum right and it gives the same word as the solution, but no points. Others have reported this bug but still not fixed.
A Google User
Mar 24, 2015
Best version around This is the best version around. Excellent layout, shown solutions is a fantastic function, no ads and free. It's like playing for real. You really can't ask for much more. I hope you got an A for this!! Some bugs which others have mentioned; unable to use brackets properly, correctly answering the conundrum doesn't work at times but these are rare. My only gripe is the dictionary could be extended to include multiple valid sources. Many valid words are not excepted. Thank you developer.