Everyone on the internet knows what Wordle is by now – whether you’re stuck on Twitter or not. It is a word based puzzle game where you have to guess a five letter word within six attempts. Created by software engineer Josh Wardle and later bought by The New York Times, Wordle has been hugely popular this year.
So popular, in fact, that it has spawned an endless amount of “inspired by” games and clones. Several of those variants revolve around video games, testing players’ knowledge of different franchises. If you want to put your gaming expertise to the test, here are some everyday games you might want to add to your rotation.
Squirdle is a Pokémon-themed version of Wordle. At eight attempts, players start by guessing a Pokémon’s name. They are given a series of clues that tell them things like whether the Pokémon generation is right and whether the types are correct. Since its debut earlier this year, Squirdle has had over 100 betting challenges and has seen a recent update from creator Sergio Esquival adding a streak tracking system.
Today marks Squirdle’s 100th Daily Gambling Challenge! To celebrate, I’ve added a simple streak tracking system to the game, which may or may not work!🎉
— Sergio (@fireblend) Apr 21, 2022
Video game Heardle
Video game Heardle is a clone of Heardle, a tribute to the original Wordle with a twist. Instead of guessing words, players must guess a daily number based on the first sixteen seconds within six attempts. Video game Heardle takes that idea and lets players guess a randomly chosen number from a video game. Past daily songs include music from Catherine† Bastionand Super Mario Land†
You need to know a wide variety of games to win this one. I found it a bit challenging as there are some games that I just don’t know
— g0m (@g0m) Apr 18, 2022
With the recent announcement of the release date for Xenoblade Chronicles 3, it made perfect sense that there would be at least one Xenoblade Wordle variant. Xeno Heardle, like other remixes of the original Heardle, randomly picks a song from the Xenoblade Chronicle discography so that players can guess once a day.
And if one Xenoblade-themed Heardle isn’t enough for you, there are three Xenoblade-themed Heardles to choose from.
Xeno Heardle links for those interested.
word for Fortnite fans is taking shape fort† Like Wordle, players are given six attempts to correctly guess a five-letter word, but all of the words are Fortnite related. Released in early April, players are still sharing their daily Fortle attempts on Twitter.
The daily Fortnite word game Fortle is now live. Please report any bugs via DM.https://t.co/vzaGFl2R5Q
Kingdom Hearts Heardle
A new addition to the Heardle clone list, KH Heardle gives players a randomly chosen song from the Kingdom Hearts discography to guess. This in particular has given me some major challenges as I know where in the game a number will come from, but actually naming the number is difficult. It’s the perfect game to hold you back until Kingdom Hearts 4 launches.
Released mid April, Sonic Heardle asks players to guess a wide variety of songs that appear in Sonic titles, ranging from Sonic Adventure all the way to Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games† A detailed explanation behind the game is available that discusses where the creator gets Turquoise Coast numbers from, including unused tunes and numbers from other adaptations such as the early 90s animated series.
As with KH Heardle, there’s plenty of challenge here, even for hardcore fans who might not be able to post a song title right away.
I’ve seen a few people request a Sonic Heardle so I went ahead and made onehttps://t.co/cwpJDKJLNR
— Turquoise Coast (@LaughAndPeace11) Apr 16, 2022
Yordle gets its name from a race of ghosts from League of Legends† This one wordle clone lets players guess the names of League of Legends champion in six attempts. Originally shared on Reddit by creators Verevyta and uKruel, Yordle has a different number of letters every day that corresponds to the length of the champions’ various names.
High Score Day is a Wordle-style game that goes beyond guessing a word or number from a video game franchise. Every day, players get five screenshots from different video games. They have to guess the title of the game where each screenshot comes from. According to the site, for each correct guess, players get an extra life. If you guess wrong, you lose a life. Game titles listed in the submission box range from Dreamcast games to titles like Ghost of Tsushima and Fire Emblem: Three Houses†
Other video game themed Wordle and Heardle clones include: