With certain types of word-based puzzles presentation isn’t particularly a major concern, it’s really just about an accessible and unencumbered experience. Consistent with its brethren from Lightwood Games there’s absolutely a no-frills quality to Crypto, but as is usually the case I can’t say there’s anything missing either. You’re given a quote by someone famous and your job is to work out which letters substitute for which in order to decipher it, and that’s pretty much all there is to know. Your only interface is a collection of the letters in the puzzle and once you select your target letter all of the positions that letter’s in within the quote become highlighted and you can choose the replacement letter. If you enjoy this sort of puzzle in the newspaper or in puzzle books it does a fine job of implementing it easily to enjoy in a digital form for a budget-friendly price.
Justin Nation, Score: