Overview:
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 1/10 [with a guide], 2+/10 [without a guide] [Achievement Difficulty Rating]
- Offline: 32 [1000gs.png]
- Online: 0
- Approximate amount of time to 1000gs.png: 1-2 hours [with a guide], 3+ hours [without a guide] [Estimated Time to 100%]
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1 [Partial]
- Missable achievements: No
- Does difficulty affect achievements: No
- Unobtainable/glitched achievements: No
 
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Introduction:
“The classic word wheel puzzle goes digital! Find as many words as you can from the letters shown, always using the middle letter! There are 120 puzzles to solve and 120 groan-worthy jokes to reveal! Up to four can play! Connect extra controllers to solve the puzzle as a team, or see who can find the most words.” - xbox.com

Word Wheel by POWGI is the latest puzzle game from Lightwood Games. This is a fun word search game where you try to make as many words as possible from the nine letters in the puzzle. Each word must include the letter in the center of the wheel and no letter can be used twice. See how many combinations you can find!

There are a total of 120 puzzles; 30 words, each with 4 puzzles. To earn the full 1000gs.png, you need to find at least one 9-letter word in all 120 puzzles, find all words in one puzzle, find 100+ words in one puzzle, find one bonus word, find one offensive word, and finally find 500 words total. For your convenience, the guide contains all the solutions you need to make this game a quick completion.

Abbreviated Walkthrough:
Each puzzle has between 10 and 178 4- to 9-letter words to find. For every puzzle, you are given a wheel of 9 letters and for each word that is found in the puzzle, it must contain the center letter. The same letter cannot be used twice, but some puzzles include more than one of the same letter.

To select a letter, move the analog-left.png to highlight the letter then press button-a.png to choose it. If you make a mistake, press lt.png or button-b.png to clear the word or reselect the last letter chosen to delete that letter. When you’re ready to submit the word, press rt.png or button-y.png.

Here is a step-by-step guide to earning all of the achievements efficiently:
 
  • In Word #1, ‘PLAY’, for puzzle ‘P’, enter the word ‘PENIS’ to unlock Keeping It Wheel (25G) and Wheely Mature (50G)
  • In Word #24, ‘WAVE’, for puzzle ‘V’, enter the 10 words in the achievement solution to unlock Wheels in Motion (25G) and Full Circle (100G)
  • For each of the 25 word achievements, there are four puzzles for each word. Enter the 9-letter key word for each puzzle. Refer to the individual solutions below
  • There are five additional words in the game that do not have individual key word achievements. In order to unlock Nice Set of Wheels (25G), you need to find the 9-letter key words for each of those puzzles. Refer to that achievement for the solution
By now, you should have found a minimum of 130 words and should have earned 30 achievements. For Reinventing the Wheel (50G), you need to complete a puzzle that has more than 100 words in it. Word #2, ‘STAR’, puzzle ‘S’ has 105 words. Refer to the screenshots in that achievement to unlock it.

You should now have approximately 265 words remaining. For … and I Would Find 500 More (100G), you need to find a total of 500 words. If you complete puzzles ‘P’ (66 words), ‘L’ (28 words) and ‘A’ (178 words) in Word #1, ‘PLAY’, this will fulfill the requirements (screenshots are provided in that achievement). But, any combination of puzzles totaling 265 words will unlock this. Note that bonus words do not count towards the 500 found words.

Conclusion:
Word Wheel by POWGI follows the tradition of other POWGI games as being a relatively simple completion. You need some thought and word-solving skills if you choose not use this guide, but all-in-all it isn’t really that difficult. Of course, if you do choose to use this guide, it will be an effortless 1000gs.png. Congratulations!
 
[XBA would like to thank bLaKgRaVy for this Roadmap]

Word Wheel by POWGI Achievement Guide

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There are 32 achievements with a total of 1000 points

  • Find a nine-letter word

    This will unlock as you are entering the 9-letter key words for each of the 25 individual word achievements. If you are going in puzzle order, this will unlock upon entering the word ‘HAPPINESS’ in Word #1, ‘PLAY’, puzzle ‘P’.
  • Find a bonus word

    In Word #1, ‘PLAY’, puzzle ‘P’, enter the word ‘PENIS’. This will unlock this achievement and Wheely Mature (50G).
  • Find 100 words in a single puzzle

    There are quite a few puzzles that have 100+ words in them. In Word #2, ‘STAR’, puzzle ‘S’ has 105 words. You do not need to find all 105 words for this achievement, just 100, but finding them all will progress towards … and I Would Find 500 More (100G).

    Note: Bonus words do not count for this.

    Image of puzzle ‘S’ in ‘STAR’ - page 1 of 3

    Image of puzzle ‘S’ in ‘STAR’ - page 2 of 3

    Image of puzzle ‘S’ in ‘STAR’ - page 3 of 3
  • This will most likely be your final achievement. By the time you have completed all the other achievements, you should have a minimum of 235 words found. Provided below are screenshots of the first three letters in Word #1, ‘PLAY’. Completing them will give you 272 words which will unlock this achievement. If you do not want to use these puzzles, feel free to use any combination of puzzles that total at least 265 words.

    Note: Bonus words do not count for this.

    Image of puzzle ‘P’ in ‘PLAY’ - page 1 of 2

    Image of puzzle ‘P’ in ‘PLAY’ - page 2 of 2

    Image of puzzle ‘L’ in ‘PLAY’ - page 1 of 1

    Image of puzzle ‘A’ in ‘PLAY’ - page 1 of 4

    Image of puzzle ‘A’ in ‘PLAY’ - page 2 of 4

    Image of puzzle ‘A’ in ‘PLAY’ - page 3 of 4

    Image of puzzle ‘A’ in ‘PLAY’ - page 4 of 4
  • Find every target word for one wheel

    One of the shortest puzzles in the game is in Word #24, ‘WAVE’, puzzle ‘V’. There are only 10 words you need to find.

    9 letters - VARIATION
    8 letters - AVIATION
    7 letters - AVIATOR, OVARIAN, VARIANT
    6 letters - TRIVIA
    5 letters - AVIAN
    4 letters - NOVA, VAIN, VINO
  • Find every key word in "PLAY"

    Enter the 9-letter key word for each puzzle in Word #1, ‘PLAY’.

    P - HAPPINESS
    L - WHIMSICAL
    A - CARTHORSE or ORCHESTRA
    Y - XYLOPHONE
  • Find every key word in "STAR"

    Enter the 9-letter key word for each puzzle in Word #2, ‘STAR’.

    S - SPARKLING
    T - SPOTLIGHT or STOPLIGHT
    A - SUPERNOVA
    R - ASTRONOMY
  • Find every key word in "BAND"

    Enter the 9-letter key word for each puzzle in Word #3, ‘BAND’.

    B - BANDICOOT
    A - GUITARIST
    N - RECORDING
    D - ELONGATED
  • Find every key word in "TYPE"

    Enter the 9-letter key word for each puzzle in Word #4, ‘TYPE’.

    T - CHARACTER
    Y - KEYBOARDS
    P - PUBLISHER or REPUBLISH
    E - VARIETIES
  • Find every key word in "RAIL"

    Enter the 9-letter key word for each puzzle in Word #5, ‘RAIL’.

    R - CONDUCTOR
    A - DISPARAGE
    I - FREIGHTER
    L - PALISADES
  • Find every key word in "PAGE"

    Enter the 9-letter key word for each puzzle in Word #6, ‘PAGE’.

    P - PRINTABLE
    A - TRANSLATE
    G - MESSAGING
    E - NEWSPAPER
  • Find every key word in "HINT"

    Enter the 9-letter key word for each puzzle in Word #7, ‘HINT’.

    H - WHISPERED
    I - ANNUITIES or INSINUATE
    N - SUSPICION
    T - UNDERTONE
  • Find every key word in "WIND"

    Enter the 9-letter key word for each puzzle in Word #8, ‘WIND’.

    W - BELLOWING
    I - INTERLACE
    N - BREATHING
    D - CONCLUDED
  • Find every key word in "FAST"

    Enter the 9-letter key word for each puzzle in Word #9, ‘FAST’.

    F - UNFAILING
    A - AMBULANCE
    S - SPEEDIEST
    T - PERMANENT
  • Find every key word in "SPIN"

    Enter the 9-letter key word for each puzzle in Word #10, ‘SPIN’.

    S - GYROSCOPE
    P - PIROUETTE
    I - EXCURSION
    N - REVOLVING
  • Find every key word in "HAIR"

    Enter the 9-letter key word for each puzzle in Word #11, ‘HAIR’.

    H - BLEACHING
    A - HANDLEBAR
    I - EXTENSION
    R - SCRUNCHED
  • Find every key word in "SNOW"

    Enter the 9-letter key word for each puzzle in Word #12, ‘SNOW’.

    S - HAILSTONE
    N - FOOTPRINT
    O - TOBOGGANS
    W - MIDWINTER
  • Find every key word in "MIND"

    Enter the 9-letter key word for each puzzle in Word #13, ‘MIND’.

    M - MENTALITY
    I - ATTENTION
    N - AWARENESS
    D - KNOWLEDGE
  • Find every key word in "ENVY"

    Enter the 9-letter key word for each puzzle in Word #14, ‘ENVY’.

    E - BEGRUDGES or DEBUGGERS
    N - JAUNDICED
    V - RIVALRIES
    Y - JEALOUSLY
  • Find every key word in "WING"

    Enter the 9-letter key word for each puzzle in Word #15, ‘WING’.

    W - FOLLOWING
    I - BLACKBIRD
    N - AIRPLANES
    G - SHADOWING
  • Find every key word in "TURN"

    Enter the 9-letter key word for each puzzle in Word #16, ‘TURN’.

    T - DEFLECTED
    U - CURVATURE
    R - TRANSFORM
    N - INDICATOR
  • Find every key word in "PAIN"

    Enter the 9-letter key word for each puzzle in Word #17, ‘PAIN’.

    P - DEPARTEES or DESPERATE
    A - ANALGESIC
    I - SENSATION
    N - SCREAMING
  • Find every key word in "BOLD"

    Enter the 9-letter key word for each puzzle in Word #18, ‘BOLD’.

    B - UNABASHED
    O - CONFIDENT
    L - LETTERING
    D - EMBOLDENS
  • Find every key word in "RAIN"

    Enter the 9-letter key word for each puzzle in Word #19, ‘RAIN’.

    R - BAROMETER
    A - SPLASHING
    I - DRENCHING
    N - RESHOWING or SHOWERING
  • Find every key word in "FUEL"

    Enter the 9-letter key word for each puzzle in Word #20, ‘FUEL’.

    F - FIRELIGHT or FLIGHTIER
    U - COMBUSTED
    E - RENEWABLE
    L - CHEMICALS
  • Find every key word in "JOKE"

    Enter the 9-letter key word for each puzzle in Word #21, ‘JOKE’.

    J - JESTINGLY
    O - JOVIALITY
    K - WISECRACK
    E - RIDICULES
  • Find every key word in "EVEN"

    Note: The achievement description is wrong as there is no ‘EVEN’ in the game. The correct word is ‘VENT’.

    Enter the 9-letter key word for each puzzle in Word #22, ‘VENT’.

    V - VENTILATE
    E - FIREPLACE
    N - PRONOUNCE
    T - PERFORATE
  • Find every key word in "TIME"

    Enter the 9-letter key word for each puzzle in Word #23, ‘TIME’.

    T - STOPWATCH
    I - DIMENSION
    M - METRONOME
    E - TIMETABLE
  • Find every key word in "STOP"

    Enter the 9-letter key word for each puzzle in Word #25, ‘STOP’.

    S - ARRESTING
    T - OSTRACIZE
    O - CANOEISTS or CESSATION
    P - INTERRUPT
  • Find every key word

    For every one of the 120 puzzles in the game, each has a 9-letter key word that you must identify. There are 30 4-letter words in the game and each letter in those words counts as one puzzle. 111 of those puzzles contain one 9-letter key word. For the remaining 9 puzzles, each has two 9-letter key words, but only one is required to be found.

    To unlock this achievement, you must find a total of 120 9-letter key words, one for each puzzle in each word. 25 of the 30 words in the game have achievements for finding the key words and their solutions are listed in this guide. For the remaining 5 words, the key words are listed below.

    Word #26 - ‘MAKE’
    M - COMPOSITE
    A - FABRICATE
    K - KICKSTART
    E - SYNTHESIS

    Word #27 - ‘BUGS’
    B - BELEAGUER
    U - ANTIVIRUS
    G - DRAGONFLY
    S - DISPLEASE

    Word #28 - ‘PINK’
    P - RASPBERRY
    I - MORGANITE
    N - CARNATION
    K - MILKSHAKE

    Word #29 - ‘FIRE’
    F - FUSILLADE
    I - ENKINDLER
    R - TERMINATE
    E - EXPLOSION

    Word #30 - ‘OPEN’
    O - DISCLOSED
    P - RECEPTIVE
    E - AVAILABLE
    N - UNCOVERED
  • This is a family game!

    In Word #1, ‘PLAY’, puzzle ‘P’, enter the word ‘PENIS’. This will unlock this achievement and Keeping It Wheel (25G).
 

Secret achievements

  • Find every key word in "WAVE"

    Enter the 9-letter key word for each puzzle in Word #24, ‘WAVE’.

    W - OVERFLOWS
    A - SURFBOARD
    V - VARIATION
    E - UNDULATED

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