How would you like to take part in a thrilling online scavenger hunt set in virtual London? Not interesting enough for you? What if I mentioned that the winner of the first round receives a nice $1,600 and the winner of the second set wins $8,000? Interested now? I sure hope so!
In this iPhone app review, we explore The Chancellor’s Gold, from Interactive Places LTD, a new app for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Users all across the world with iOS devices may attempt to solve the riddles in Chancellors Gold, as they vie for the top monetary prizes!
The Chancellor’s Gold has seven photos for the initial contest that must be solved before the game can be beaten. Users are encouraged to either visit the locations in person (in London) or do their research online. The exact terms of the how to win the “gold” and details of the contest are listed on the Chancellor’s Gold website, be sure to read them before embarking on this puzzle adventure!
Once you’ve registered (this part is skippable), users can view a total list of places with associated questions and riddles. These are in thumbnail form, overlaid over a sketched-up map of the region. Tapping the thumbnails brings up the specific question and image, and it’s fairly easy to figure out from there what to do. Each answer is typed into the app and it will then let you know if it’s right or wrong, with the option of trying again if you are incorrect.
I found that some of the first series of questions weren’t too difficult, but the app developer’s state that the second contest will have some more challenging puzzles.
Graphical Layout and Sounds:
The Chancellor’s Gold has a neat, orderly layout that allows for quick access of the main portions of this “game.” It’s easy to access the different section of the app and the thumbnail images (and the full-size images) show up nice and clear. Sounds, both soundtrack-wise and sound effects, are pretty sparse in Chancellor’s Gold. There are a few special sound effects when you tap on different items and questions, but that is about the limit of audio to be found in Chancellors Gold.
As an entertaining online contest, The Chancellor’s Gold is a pretty interesting game. There’s a lot of puzzles to solve and figure out, plus a really hefty monetary prize for the winners! People who enjoy scavenger hunt or riddle-style games will probably find Chancellors Gold quite fun. The price tag of $1.99 may deter less dedicated players, but for those truly interested in pursuing the prize, it may be worth the cost.
The Chancellor’s Gold iPhone app requires iOS 3.1.3 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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