The Tap And Knock Off (TAKO) game is a unique word building challenge developed in 2017. The TAKO game is unique as letter tiles are knocked off to create a word and the tiles are not scrambled.
Currently, two types of games can be played in TAKO – One Minute Challenge/Levels and a Two Minute Challenge from a list of 75,000+ words.
- One Minute challenge comprises of 30 levels and can be replayed to improve the best time.
- Two minute challenge is unlocked after level 15. Play unlimited games and top the Leaderboard.
In both the challenges, the letter tiles increases from 4 to 9 and the required number of tiles to be eliminated increases from 1 to 6 as the game progresses.
One Minute challenge has a fixed number of letters to be eliminated/knocked of in each level. The knock off information is provided in the top center of the screen (as shown below) and indicated as TAKO – # Letter(s). Where ‘#’ is between 1 and 6. The letter tiles are provided in the center of the screen and can be selected/de-selected by tapping on a tile. Information on the remaining time is provided on the top right corner of the screen. The information on coins collected and level progression is provided on the top left corner of the screen.
Let us take the above example of ‘RACT’, a 4 letter TAKO word to play the game. In this level, 1 letter has to be knocked off from ‘RACT’ to make a 3 letter word. The possible options are to tap on letter ‘R’ to knock off the tile and create the word ‘ACT’. Alternatively, letter tile ‘C’ can be knocked off to create the word ‘RAT’. Hmmm, did not know a ‘RAT’ was hiding in ‘RACT’ 😉
Now let us take the example of a 9 letter TAKO word ‘IGNIFYING’ as shown below. In this level, 6 letters have to be knocked off from the TAKO word to make a 3 letter word. The word ‘FIN’ can be created by knocking off letters I,G,N,I,Y and G. Similar to the 4 letter TAKO word example, the word ‘FIG’ can also be created in this game.
The number of letters to be knocked out in the Two Minute Challenge will change during the game and is highlighted during the game.
Considering the games are time bound, difficult TAKO words can be skipped.
TAKO as many tiles, collect coins and top the Leaderboard. Keep playing while we work on the future updates to introduce other languages, multi-player mode and word definition based challenges.