Baikoh is a frantic word game which is quite a departure from the usual word games. Instead of being one that you can solve at a leisurely pace while sipping a cup of coffee and having an informed discussion on existentialism, you will instead be thinking of words on the fly. The game will have you selecting letters and forming words before you even have a chance to scan the board and see if the requisite letters are there. Baikoh is the love child of Tetris and Scrabble and features a board where letters drop by at frightening speeds and threaten to overrun the board unless you create words and destroy them.
Baikoh is a genuinely fun word game to play and there is even a versus mode where you can bid ‘baikoins’ against other players. The tutorial is pretty snarky and prefers to look down upon humans. The game looks and sounds brilliant and this shows in the details. Currently, the game has one theme and two letter sets with more to be added soon. The best part of the game is the appearance of random power-ups and obstacles at any time. There is an ‘ice letter’ which freezes more of the letters around it the longer it remains on the board. There is also a bomb which completely immobilizes letters when it blasts, causing the board to clutter up sooner. If you want to avoid this bustle you can always opt for the zen mode where there are none of the traps and the pace is more reasonable.
The game instructions and achievements have this sassy tone quite like Carrot in the Carrot Fit app for iOS. Thus, the prizes you get have names like ‘Nobody Cares’ and ‘Is that all?’’. Try Baikoh if feel like truly challenging yourself.
Anusha "Trillian" Sinha
Anusha Sinha was a harmless little Clefairy before she read Crime and Punishment. Now she thinks she is some sort of extraterrestrial ninja. She is an expert in the arts of mosquito-racquet wielding, being a silent grammar Nazi and karate. She spends her time contemplating the greatness of Miniatur Wunderland and the transient nature of human life, in equal measure.