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April 28, 2008 5:38 PM   Subscribe

Monday Flash Fun: Alpha Assault
posted by StrikeTheViol (26 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
Fun game. The music sure is tiring and repetitive though.
posted by grouse at 6:05 PM on April 28, 2008


I admit that I have no idea how the 'evil' tiles spread, and thusly how to manage them.
posted by shakespeherian at 6:07 PM on April 28, 2008


I hate you for this. I was supposed to get work done today.
posted by BrotherCaine at 6:17 PM on April 28, 2008


Neat idea. But why did it accept "mano" when it didn't accept "foie"? French-hating Mexican programmers?
posted by DU at 6:20 PM on April 28, 2008


DU: No, it didn't accept 'que' either.
posted by shakespeherian at 6:25 PM on April 28, 2008


Seems to take a lot of British spelling.
posted by Leon-arto at 6:25 PM on April 28, 2008


It liked meth OK. Oh and "meth" too.
posted by DU at 6:36 PM on April 28, 2008


Man, I played this for, like, two hours before I got bored and quit.

The flashing tiles are the ones that spread, and you have three (I think that's right) chances to make a word with them before they spread.

It does get obnoxious when the protected letters show up next to your castles, but I was always able to find a word.
posted by klangklangston at 6:57 PM on April 28, 2008


It accepted the word "UNS" but rejected "LONDON." "UNS" is apparently the abbreviation for unnilseptium, the deprecated name of element 107, Bohrium.

In short, I am disappointed by this game's disctionary, and by the inability of the scientific establishment, for over fifty years, to come up with a new element that does something besides be not enough of it to see and immediately turn into something else anyway.
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim at 8:07 PM on April 28, 2008 [2 favorites]


It didn't recognize "train" -- then I quit.
posted by Clave at 9:03 PM on April 28, 2008


If I wanted to learn how to spell i'd jftyebfberigbvndrikbhnedl.
posted by Artw at 10:57 PM on April 28, 2008 [1 favorite]


J Frickin Christ, I've been playing the same game FOREVER. I must sleep. I have work tomorrow.

I'm at 505369 so far... whole different game once you realize a few tricks (which I only did about 20 minutes ago), such as always using a spare letter if that's what it takes to get a 5-letter word, because you then get your coin back. And I kept forgetting what the special word gets you but now I'm always on the lookout so I can get that bomb -- at a cost of 1 coin if I'm a letter short, no problem.

But can anyone tell me why there was this terrible long period where spare letters were not available, even though I had coins? I thought they were gone for good.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 12:15 AM on April 29, 2008


"Seems to take a lot of British spelling."
you mean correct spelling.

also, it accepted "T*TS" where * was one of the wildcard letters. trying to think of a word that fits there other than the obvious and i'm not coming up with anything.
posted by Dillonlikescookies at 2:01 AM on April 29, 2008


oh yeah and did you guys work out you can go "through" your castles? i didn't until my whole board was covered with unused Z's, W's, U's and K's.
posted by Dillonlikescookies at 2:02 AM on April 29, 2008


Tats? Another word for dice.

What could you do when the red tiles with the weaponry but no letters showed up?
posted by grouse at 2:23 AM on April 29, 2008


also, it accepted "T*TS" where * was one of the wildcard letters. trying to think of a word that fits there other than the obvious and i'm not coming up with anything.

I can think of a word other than the obvious.

Tits.

(Also tots, tuts, tats, Tets).
posted by Drexen at 2:30 AM on April 29, 2008


Best word for level 9? "Fannies".

And you thought you were helping, word game.



Great link though, thanks STV. Also, Clave, it accepted my TRAIN, did you have them clicked in the right order?
posted by Serial Killer Slumber Party at 2:36 AM on April 29, 2008


MONDAY IS NOT FLASH FUN DAY
posted by bicyclefish at 8:36 AM on April 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


it accepted "T*TS" where * was one of the wildcard letters. trying to think of a word that fits there other than the obvious and i'm not coming up with anything.

It accepts tits.
posted by sveskemus at 9:01 AM on April 29, 2008


Doesn't seem to like proper nouns like SAIGON, tsk. Still, this is fun!
posted by sidereal at 9:47 AM on April 29, 2008


It's very similar to Bookworm which is a fun game, too. The normal mode on Bookworm isn't quite as frantic and is easily played in small three minute chunks on my cell phone...
posted by JibberJabber at 11:21 AM on April 29, 2008


'Tits' is the plural form of a particular bird.
posted by shakespeherian at 11:49 AM on April 29, 2008


It's also a word for breasts.
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim at 1:11 PM on April 29, 2008


butts lol

Actual screenshot.
posted by grouse at 1:15 AM on April 30, 2008


That is the greatest thing in the history of word games, grouse.
posted by cortex at 6:16 AM on April 30, 2008


It also takes 'cunt'.
posted by shakespeherian at 7:54 AM on April 30, 2008


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