Fire up those engines - It's Word Race! A word has been jumbled and it is up to you to race against the clock and to take those letters and combine them into words.
You can make 3, 4, 5 and 6 letter words. Your score is based on how many letters are used, and your position is based on how many words you used.
Type in words and hit the "Enter" key to zoom ahead. Use the "Backspace" key to erase any typos. A correct word will reveal itself in the blue
boxes and allow you to zoom ahead. Sometimes you will get the "Caution" flag when you type in a word that isn't on the list. The caution flag will slow
the game down and affect the clock. You are given 90 seconds to find as many words as you can. You can only take a pit stop (pause) between laps so keep an eye on
the clock. Each correct word will give you 4 extra seconds per letter in that word. The race clock can only show the current 90 seconds, as well as an extra 90 seconds
in a second color. If you earn time above 180 seconds, the clock will stop moving and "Bonus Time Freeze" will appear. Once your extra time above 180 seconds has been
used, the clock will start moving again. To continue to the next Lap you have to place in one of the top 3 positions. If you believe you cannot make any more words and you are
already in at least 3rd place, just hit the DONE button to pull into the pit and end the Lap.
The scramble button rearranges the jumble so that you might catch different combinations of words easily. Not all possible words will be available. Proper nouns,
words with accents or non-English characters and obscene words will not be accepted and you will get the Caution Flag. Generally, the most common 3, 4, 5 and 6
letter words will be accepted.
Scoring is based on the amount of letters in your words and what Lap you are on. Each letter has a base value of 100 points which you add the lap number to. At Lap
1, each letter used to make a word has a value of 101 points. As you progress in the race, that value increases by 1 each Lap. So on Lap 60, each letter used will
be worth 160 points.
- 1st place (you need to get all of the words) Bonus: 1000x the lap number
- 2nd place (you need to get 70% or more of the words) Bonus: 500x the lap number
- 3rd place (you need to get 40% or more of the words) Bonus: 250x the lap number
If you fail to qualify, the race is over and your current score is recorded. You can then start from the first Lap again or quit.
How many Laps are there?
We aren't telling. The fun is to find out how far you can get.