With more than thousands of puzzle games created, it is less likely that games with very simple gameplay catch people’s attention. However, there is one exception—and that is 4 Fotos 1 Palabra. Between 2013-2017, the word game 4 Pics 1 Word by LOTUM GmbH surprisingly gained popularity. The objective of the game is simple: to find out the missing word describing the four pictures. Despite its straightforward gameplay, it still has garnered over a million downloads and is positively received by the gaming community.
Because of the impact that this game has made worldwide, LOTUM GmbH developed the same game in multiple languages. Among these include Spanish, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, French, Polish, German, and Dutch. Regardless of the language, it still earned higher than 4 stars, making it a great game to play.
Now, seven years have already passed since the game was first released. And along those years, a lot of new puzzle games were introduced to the public. The question is, is 4 Fotos 1 Palabra still a great game to play in 2020? Let’s find out in this review.
Frankly speaking, there are a lot of exciting and fresh new games released within the past few years. Based on the word game genre alone, games like Wordscapes, Antitype, Words with Friends, and Bonza Word Puzzle are already topping the charts. Two things that are common in these games? They have easy gameplay with amazing graphics. These two characteristics are sometimes what makes a game great to play.
Comparing these games to 4 Fotos 1 Palabra, the latter is far off than the aforementioned. Based on the graphics alone, 4 Fotos 1 Palabra lacks creativity and appeal. But despite that aspect, what makes it relevant to play even up to this year is the gameplay itself. And that is worth compensating for, especially for players who focus more on the gameplay aspect, not the graphics themselves.
Now, what’s with the gameplay of 4 Fotos 1 Palabra? Why is it still relevant today? Well, it all boils down to its unique and challenging gameplay. Ever since it was released in 2013 until today, no game that’s similar to 4 Fotos 1 Palabra’s gameplay has risen to popularity. That’s because this game remains to be a staple in the guess-the-word genre. If you’ve noticed, after 4 Pics 1 Word was released and became a hit, a lot of newly-released games have slightly copied the mechanics of the game.
Despite how old 4 Fotos 1 Palabra is or how basic its UI is, it remains popular in 2020. Although the element of surprise is long gone, this game is still fun and challenging to play—that is if you are playing the game with no cheats and cheap tricks. As long as the developers are still updating the levels, this game could be playable in the years to come. So, if you want to bring back the nostalgic feeling of playing this game, redownload it and play the game.