type a single character and hit the enter key to check one letter.
type more than one and hit enter to check a word. unless the word is an exact match you won't be told even if some of the letters match, so use wisely.
click the hangman image to change to a different image set.
"50 / 50" takes away half the letters, and "hint" rather unsurprisingly gives you a hint. however both also take one life.