This spelling game features lively graphics and sprites. It's also a clever teaching aid for parents, teachers, and students in which spelling lessons can be reviewed and then practiced. Originally written for the TI-99/4A with Extended BASIC, there are also versions for the VIC and 64.
If you've ever played Hangman, you won't have any trouble learning Mystery Spell. Although it's similar in concept, there's a twist. Instead of a gallows, you'll see colorful balloons, flying blackbirds, cheerful music, and a happy face.
Mystery Spell was written by Doug Hapeman and published as type-in source code in Compute! Issue 40, September 1983.