Attack Of The Z

Let’s all practise our alphabet.

Catch me some zzzzzzzzzs

Except in a really confusing way.

Super Letter Game is a Flashy little number that requires you to find all the letters of the alphabet hidden inside a sea of Zs (which only sounds good if you pronounce it the sensible American way). It’s not easy though. The letters swim and spin in the direction in which you move your cursor. So move toward a letter and it will dash away. It’s all about carefully moving in the opposite direction, and then pouncing at the right moment. And missing those evil Zs. It’s the work of Laurie Cape, a Leeds-based web designer, with a strange mind.

I’ve always found Z to be particularly sinister. It’s not pretentious like Q (what the hell does Q think it’s doing all the way up there in the middle of the alphabet, with the likes of N and R? It belongs at the end, and I’m starting the petition to get it moved now). And it’s not Mr Out Of Sorts K. Z is over-confident, and too powerful for its own good. In Super Letter Game, it’s downright threatening. It’s madly comforting to find a nice friendly C, or a jolly old W, sliding around inside. Don’t worry little letters! I’ll rescue you from the Zs!


  1. Del Boy says:

    Sensible American way? Pfft.


  2. GibletHead2000 says:

    Finding the ‘n’ can be tricky

  3. John Walker says:

    You can see the sneaky bugger right there in the picture!

  4. Janek says:

    I have unfortunately taken on the rubbish American pronounciation thanks to years of foreign maths lecturers with silly accents.

    Plus I find it does sort of roll off the tongue a lot easier in big equations.

    End maths interlude.

  5. Monkfish says:

    Zed’s dead, baby. Zed’s dead.

    I found “I” harder to track down than “N”. It’s definitely one of those “shout at the screen” games…

  6. Willy359 says:

    What kind of rain man did that in 1:12? Took me about eight on my third try.

  7. LlamaFarmer says:

    Bloody N, grrr! (Finished in 6-7 mins, want to try again!)

  8. Super Letter Game About - The Lawrie Cape Blog says:

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