Geogame World Series, by developer Shoppapp, is on a mission to educate you about your geography. The app contains several different trivia game modes, each designed to encourage your learning and global knowledge. With a free trial and more content available via in-app purchases, those looking to dust off the old globe might first take a look at Geogame World Series.
Concept and Gameplay
As an app, Geogame World Series is first and foremost a trivia game. As such, the app is most concerned about the geography of the world, quizzing players about the nations of several different world areas. The game allows users to pick which area they’d like to be quizzed on: These categories include territory, flag, currency, and capital. As expected, there is a time-limit on the whole affair, and if the clock maxes out, the player has lost.
Geogame World Series brings content for several different parts of the world, including South America, Oceania, North America, Asia, Europe, and Africa. South American is the only region that can be played with sans an in-app purchase. Each additional pack costs a dollar a pop, or the entire world can be had for $2.99.
All in all, Geogame World Series is a fun way to brush up on some select geography trivia. The app makes learning a blast, and the potential for classroom use with the app is a definite boon. The information offered is brilliant, and with an optional learning mode available (which allows users to browse the globe and access Wikipedia for reference) Geogame World Series is truly a geography powerhouse.
Graphics and Design
Geogame World Series keeps things simple, offering only a basic, tabbed list of regions at the home screen for users to peruse. With a flick of a finger and a quick tap, the player can launch a game in a matter of seconds. It’s quick and painless, while the game itself could not be easier. The layout makes extensive use of iOS stock affairs, like striped backgrounds and blue bottom buttons, making Geogame World Series feel comfortable on the iPhone.
When finished with a trivia match, though, users are unable to browse their responses, which comes across as an odd omission. Surely having the option to see one’s mistakes would further aide the development of global knowledge? Regardless, both the learning and gaming modes work beautifully, and the interface is so simple even my grandmother could use it.
Users can have a free crack at Geogame World Series’ gameplay using the free South America pack. Additional content will cost a dollar at the minimum, but if geography learning is the goal, that ninety-nine cents could not be better spent.
Geogame World Series offers simple interface, two different learning modes, and a fun variety of games to encourage geographical knowledge. It’s a tight fit, and one that comes at an excellent price to boot, making the app a great value.
Geogame World Serires requires iOS 4.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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