Quizzer: iPhone Apps Written Review
Here lately we’ve been seeing a whole lot of games within the take-your-turn online arcade genre. There’s likely a much better word for that, but you lot know what we’re talking about: The sort of title that borrows a lot from the now tried-and-true Draw Something mechanic. Not that we’re complaining, of course, as we’re rather fond of the genre. Still, today’s offering (Quizzer by developer Frost Software) fits very squarely into the cupboard, but with enough variation to hold our interest. If you’re a fan of online puzzlers, and want something new to play around with, then you might want to keep scrolling down below the break to view our whole review.
Quizzer update: You can now invite your friends to a game of quizzer via text message or email. They will get a link to the iTunes page and your username. The update also fixes multiple crash bugs , and adds some design improvements.
Concept and Gameplay
As stated, Quizzer is the sort of app that has you playing against an online opponent. However, rather than playing pictionaries online, you’ll instead be answering trivia questions to score points. Essentially, each round the app will ask you a set of trivia questions with answers provided in multiple choice form. If you pick the right one, you get a good score. If you continue to pick nothing but correct answers, you’ll gain a score multiplier that adds up to serious bank. This keeps up, with both players answering questions and waiting for a response, until the score goal has been met, and the game is over.
It’s really quite a nice mix, and we have to admit that we favor it over everyone’s favorite doodling game. We’re fond of puzzlers to begin with, and we loved the fact that the app comes in multiple languages—we can speak the Hanglish with our USA and UK friends, while also including our Francophone Canadian mates. Overall, it’s a solid and fairly universal experience that we fancied quite a lot.
Design and Layout
That being said, Quizzer just doesn’t quite have the same polish that we see in apps like Draw Something. That’s not to say that the former is poor looking: In fact, it looks just alright. However, its jelly bean buttons and paltry menus make it seem slightly less polished than the more professional air that more classic apps on the field offer. Still, everything works like a champ, and the quality of the questions can hardly be argued. If you’re into trivia, you’ll have a hoot with the far-flung and varied questions included within Quizzer. And if that’s not reason enough to give the app’s looks a pass, we don’t know what is.
Best of all, the app is completely free for your first use. You can purchase the pro version for three bucks in-app, but this is hardly mandatory. All in all, Quizzer is the perfect way—at least in our eyes—to play through some solid puzzling action, save some money, and entertain your friends with online gameplay.
Quizzer 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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