Love trivia? Recreate that quiz-night competitive spirit with TriviaBurst, the first competitive online trivia game for the iPhone. A joint project from developers Bit33 and E5, TriviaBurst features the largest database of trivia on the App Store, with over 5500 questions and a continually growing number of user-submitted questions and answers.
Open TriviaBurst and first up you’re given the option of signing in to an existing account or creating a new one. Creating a new account only takes a few seconds, and signing in to TriviaBurst then brings up the ‘home’ screen – from here you can jump straight into a game, compete, submit trivia, view top scores or adjust your game settings.
When playing TriviaBurst, there are 3 general categories of questions to choose from : Entertainment, General Knowledge and Sports. Within Entertainment and Sports, there are a number of additional subcategories such as Music, Football, Tennis and TV. There are 3 difficulty levels of questions in TriviaBurst, and more difficult questions earn you more points. Each round also has a time bonus – so you have to be accurate and quick to maximize your score.
TriviaBurst allows you to form groups with other players, as well as compete against friends for top score. An in-game message centre and leaderboard allow you to keep track of players and groups you’ve challenged as well view the scores of both the groups and individuals. There’s also the facility to post your score straight to your Facebook wall so you can boast to your TriviaBurst-playing friends.
TriviaBurst is easy to play – you can jump straight in from the get-go, and the interface is clean and straightforward. There’s more than enough variety in the questions and the difficulty in TriviaBurst to keep any serious trivia fan happy. And at $2.99, TriviaBurst represents solid value.
Trivia Burst requires the iPhone OS 3.0 or later and is compatible with both the iPhone and iPod Touch.