Tired of educational games that aren't educational? Here is a fun game that provides an authentic learning experience alongside traditional gameplay. Answer literally hundreds of figurative language questions in this simple and fun platform game. Gameplay follows the classic myth of Orpheus, who travels to Hades to win back his love. Created by an English teacher. Because this is the free version of this game and it includes advertisements, it is recommended for players 17+.

What's New

Version 1.2

Added the ability to continue your games where you left off after the program closes.

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5

28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Great App, it's Fun and Educational


I would rate Orpheus the Lyrical 5 stars. When I initially downloaded the app, I had wanted a fun and educational language arts game, and that is exactly what I got. I really love the game because it not only allows you to participate in great gameplay levels, but in the game you still have to answer figurative language questions. Though I really love the actual gameplay and questions part of the app, I would really like the app developers to consider creating the free version of the app add free. The adds are always popping up all over my screen. This would make the app more enjoyable for everyone who uses the free version of the app. Compared to another language arts related app I got, Werdsmith, Orpheus the Lyrical is a lot more fun, due to the fact that there are no real gameplay options in Werdsmith. In Werdsmith, you can only use the app to write in, the app has no additional purpose. Overall, I love this fun, educational language arts game, Orpheus the Lyrical.

Educational and Fun


Orpheus is a great app to learn poetic terms such as metaphors, similes, personification, and hyperbole. I gave this app 3 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️ because Orpheus was fun and educational, but it could use some improvement. I downloaded this app because it looked more like a fun game than a boring educational app. I liked how you had to avoid obstacles and stay alive to pass the level. But I would change that u didn't only have one chance to stay alive. I would change it to we would only have three lives to pass the level. This app is a better app than Prefix and Suffixes another app that I downloaded because in Orpheus if was more entertaining than finding prefixes and suffixes. Orpheus wasn't just fun though it was also educational, while Prefix and Suffixes was only educational and not fun. Orpheus was a great app and more fun than Prefix and Suffixes.

Great app, could be better.

ErBear 🐻

There are some great, fun language arts apps. But none of the other ones were as entertaining as this one. Orpheus The Lyrical is fun with retro type platform levels, and educational figurative Language questions. But there are a few things that I would change about it. One of these would be to be able to choose what the questions are about. For example maybe add questions about main idea, theme or other literary related things. This app is great especially compared to the app Bluster! Bluster only allows you to play simple boring games rather than the enjoyable platformer style levels of Orpheus the Lyrical. Overall, this app was fun and I recommend it to anyone who wants to work on figurative language in an easy, entertaining way.


ereading worksheets inc.
38.3 MB
Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© 2014


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