If you’ve been looking for a casual word puzzle game you can play by yourself or with a friend online, then Wheel of Wealth 3D from Australian developers Shantek Studios could be just what you’re after.
The game is a port of the Windows Phone game, and has also been available on Windows for some time, but after a beta test with some players it’s now available on Android.
Wheel of Wealth 3D has a definite ‘Wheel of Fortune’ vibe to it, with online games involving spinning a wheel (vertical orientation to skirt that association) for a dollar amount, then picking a letter to win the amount and hopefully help you solve the puzzle. You can also just play a solo game without the wheel, to guess the word puzzle based on vowels and consonants you choose.
The game has a few rough edges, with a requirement to create a login specifically for the game instead of using the Google Play Games serivce, or even offering alternatives like Facebook (probably a good thing) or Google login. There’s also no real support for the Android system ‘Back’ button, instead using a back button at the top of the screen for navigation.
The game is free to play, with ads allowing you to support the developers and get yourself some coins which can be exchanged in-game for vowels, lives and allow you to get rid of some extra letters.
You can chat with your opponent in the app, although the online components including chat was a little buggy with the game I played not registering for the other play without some force-closing of the app on their end.
It’s not a bad little game to play with your significant other, or just delve into the single player side of things. You can check it out for free in Google Play now.