Guessomania: Written iPhone Game Review
I’m sure you’re familiar with popular turn-based quiz games such as SongPop, but what about games that challenge your knowledge of the world around you? You might know the latest musical hit, but do you know how much water the earth’s population uses in a day?
Guessomania, developed by Goodbeans, is a brand-new game which is sure to be a favorite for those who enjoy picking their brain. Whether you’re looking to challenge friends or random opponents, I can guarantee you’ll learn something new with every turn.
Concept and Gameplay:
Seriously, who doesn’t love trivia games? It’s a chance for you to put your knowledge to the test and flex those brain muscles. Not only that, but you’re able to learn many interesting fact while you’re having fun.
For a new game, Guessomania runs very smoothly. When you first open it, you have the option to connect the game with your Facebook profile or create a new account using your email address. The main game screen shows any ongoing games you have, along with the option to nudge players who haven’t made their guess yet.
Creating a new match is as easy as deciding who you want your opponent to be. You can choose a random player, a Facebook friend, or find a player via the email address they used to create the account.
You can choose from three different question categories: Nature, Society, and Weird. If you’re interested in politics, however, there are two additional categories which contain questions about the upcoming election. You have the option to unlock more categories by using coins earned from successfully completing games or purchasing coin packs.
Don’t know the answer to a question? Guess! The best part about this game is the fact that you answer questions by using a slider to give it your best shot. Whoever correctly guesses closest to the answer wins the match. It really is as simple as that. Be sure not to take too long to answer the question, though, because you have a limited amount of time to do so.
There are a number of great features which really add to Guessomania. If 1,000 questions spanned over a total of 14 categories isn’t enough to pique your interest in Guessomania, I don’t know what is. Forget about repeat questions you can memorize the answers to.
You can purchase boosts in the store which will give you a special edge over the competition. Also, the free version of the game allows you to participate in up to 10 simultaneous matches.
Are you the type of player who takes their turn and forgets about the game? Push notifications help to keep you up to date when an opponent makes a guess or nudges you. Lastly, Guessomania includes a “Weekly Tournament” page, which allows you to see how your competitors stack up against you.
Even though Guessomania is a new game, it is very stable and fun to play. I love games which have the potential for expansion, and this definitely isn’t an exception. If you enjoy competing with friends while testing your knowledge and learning new things, don’t pass this free game up. The paid version of Guessomania is only $0.99 and it unlocks a huge number of additional features which aren’t available in the free version. Whatever your choice, you won’t go wrong with this great new game!
Guessomania is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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