TriviArt: A Blast From the Past . . . Literally

Price: $0.99
 

TriviArt: Written iPhone App Review

TriviArt for iPhone

Reviewed by Luke Patrick

Here at the iPhone App Review, we really like trivia and trivia games. In fact, it may yet be our favorite genre of title for iOS. We like anything that tests our mettle and knowledge of history, which is perhaps why we’re so excited for TriviArt by developer RectorSoft. The app presents the user with a unique mixture of history, fine art, and endless, endless trivia. You’ll have to work hard to plow through all 200 questions included within the game, and by the end, we promise you’ll feel better about yourself than when you started. For our full review, you need only to slide on down below the break!

Concept and Gameplay

As stated, TriviArt offers a rather unique approach to the whole idea of a trivia game. To begin with, you’ll not find simple, bland multiple choice questions here. Rather, the app serves you up a classic painting or illustration, and then directs your attention to portions of it. You can then either use your brute force knowledge of art to get you through, or you can deduce the answer using clues from the painting. The app itself offers questions from ancient Rome to Greece, then to Egypt, and even all the way up through to the modern era. As such, if you come prepared with a wide set of historical facts to work with, you can often figure out the answer quite easily from the datum provided.

It’s a unique approach to the methods, and we rather liked it. In fact, we enjoyed the entire game quite a bit more than the next trivia game. However, we don’t think it’s a perfect pitch yet. For our reasons why, you’ll need to slide one lower:

Design and Content

TriviArt for iPhone

TriviArt for iPhone

Our only real complaint with the app is the fact that, out of the 200 included questions, a lot of them will be about the same events, paintings, or trivia points. All in all, you’ll be viewing the same materials quite a bit, though admittedly from a different angle. It’s not a terrible way to approach things (we didn’t notice it after a while) but a wider variety in core resources might be a better approach. The option to buy additional question packs, for instance, is a tremendous boon for the application.

Overall Value

All in all, though, TriviArt is still a great trivia game, and at a dollar in the App Store, it’s one of the single best ways we know of to enjoy history, art and questioning all in one go. It comes with a lot of content for your money, as well as a lot of opportunity to flex some memorizing muscle. We enjoyed TriviArt to the umpteenth, and as new updates bring along more question packs, we can only assume that TriviArt will improve beyond our wildest imagination.

TriviArtTriviArt requires iOS 5.0 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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One Response to “TriviArt: A Blast From the Past . . . Literally”

  1. Anmarkle says:

    Great App. I’ve played through the included questions and just purchased the expansion pack. Can’t wait to get started.

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