## Alpha Numeric

### About

Alpha Numeric is a word and numbers puzzle game heavily inspired by (but in no way associated with) the cult U.K. T.V. game show Countdown, which itself is based upon a French T.V. show called Des chiffres et des lettres.

Find as many words as you can against the clock, and solve arithmatic problems within the time limit. Not sure what the word you found means? If you have a network connection, be it GPRS, EDGE, 3G, or WiFi, Alpha Numeric will look up the definition.

Wondering what the best word you could have found was? Alpha Numeric will tell you, and will show you the definition if it can find one.

New with version 2.0:

- Play using English or French dictionaries.
- Post new high scores to your Facebook wall
- Post to your Facebook wall when you find a 9 letter word
- Post the letters to your Facebook wall when you fail to find a 9 letter word that exists so your friends can see if they can find it

### Rules

- There can be from 1 to 11 rounds, with rounds lasting from 15 seconds to a minute.
- Odd numbered rounds are letters rounds
- Even numbered rounds are numbers rounds.

#### Letters Rounds

- You must select 9 letters
- There is no minumum / maximum for consonants or vowels
- The dictionary used for English is SOWPODS
- The dictionary used for French is ODS5
- Upon selecting the ninth letter the clock will start
- Points will be awarded for each word found within the time frame
- Words must be at least 4 letters in length
- You can erase a letter from your current word by taping the letter at the top of the screen
- Points are allocated as follows:
- English:
- A, E, I, L, N, O, R, S, T, and U are worth 1 point
- D, and G are worth 2 points
- B, C, M, and P are worth 3 points
- F, H, V, W, and Y are worth 4 points
- K is worth 5 points
- J and X are worth 8 points
- Q and Z are worth 10 points

- French:
- E, A, I, N, O, R, S, T, U, and L are worth 1 point
- D, G, and M are worth 2 points
- B, C, and P are worth 3 points
- F, H, and V are worth 4 points
- J and Q are worth 8 points
- K, W, X, Y, and Z are worth 10 points

- 7 letter words will be multiplied by 1.25
- 8 letter words will be multiplied by 1.5
- 9 letter words will be multiplied by 3

- English:
- At the end of the round the best possible word will be displayed

#### Numbers Rounds

- You must select 6 numbers
- Up to 4 large numbers can be chosen
- Any number of small numbers can be chosen
- There are 4 large numbers, 25, 50, 75, 100 chosen at random
- There are 20 small numbers, 1-10 appearing twice, chosen at random
- After the sixth number is selected a target will be randomly chosen, 100-999
- The clock will start once the target is generated
- The clock will stop when the target is reached or the time limit is up
- You can erase last entered operation from your calculation by taping the calculation display at the top of the screen
- Points are allocated as follows:
- Obtaining the target is worth 10 points
- If the target is obtained points will be added for round length - time taken
- Within 5 of the target, 7 points are awarded
- Within 10 of the target, 5 points are awarded

- If the time limit is reached without an exact solution being found, one will be displayed, or the closest result if it isn't possible

### Screenshots

### Support

Any enquiries or requests for support can be sent to alphanumeric@ritter.demon.co.uk