TouchMyApps » Trivia http://www.touchmyapps.com All Things iPhone and iPad for those who like to Touch. iOS App reviews, News, New Apps, Price Drops and App Gone Free Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:31:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.4 Ultimate Movie Buff In Review – Cinematic Trivia Excellence http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/06/16/ultimate-movie-buff-in-review/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/06/16/ultimate-movie-buff-in-review/#comments Wed, 16 Jun 2010 10:37:22 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=34422 I would consider myself to be a fairly big movie fan. I’m pretty much willing to go see anything. As a result I would also consider myself to be a fairly learned person when it comes to movie trivia. Usually this would only come in handy during portions of trivia games, not any longer though. … Read more]]>

I would consider myself to be a fairly big movie fan. I’m pretty much willing to go see anything. As a result I would also consider myself to be a fairly learned person when it comes to movie trivia. Usually this would only come in handy during portions of trivia games, not any longer though. The developers at Super Monko Studio have just what I need in their app Ultimate Movie Buff. A movie specific trivia game aimed at answering the pressing question “Are you a movie buff?”. Read on to find out how I did.

I’ve always thought that “trivia” apps are a risky venture in the App Store. They usually have a set number of questions and depending on how well thier programming is, the chances of repitition can increase which both lowers the fun and value of the app. I was surprised to see that you get almost 5000 different questions right off the bat, spread amongst 15 different categories. I said before that I was a fan of movies, but even I couldn’t come up with 15 different categories that you could ask questions about movies. Kudos to the developers for starting off with such a large number. As of now I still have not yet had a duplicate question, which to me speaks volumes.

I am really impressed by Ultimate Movie Buff’s design. It’s creative and eye catching. Questions are layed out in a way thats easy to read without getting boring or drab. I love the color choices and the use of shading and mixing tones. I know this is a little short compared to my usual speeches about design but that’s because it’s just simply a great design done well. As they often say, less is more.

The premise of Ultimate Movie Buff is simple. You start with a set amount of time and must answer various trivia questions relating to movies to increase/maintain that time as well as raising your score. Rather than just throw random multiple choice questions over and over though, they even incorporated images AND video. Definitely a lot of work went into this and it shows.

As far as game options go, you have 3 to choose from. Single player, head to head and turn based. The first is obvious, head to head has you and a friend fighting with the same device to see who can answer faster. Answers to questions are laid out on each side of the device and who ever is fastest gets the points. The last mode turn based, is also multiplayer but you just go back and forth with your opponent rather then at the same time. A great set of play options, however it would have been nice to see some sort of multiplayer/online mode. If you can do it with games like charadium I don’t see why you couldn’t do it here.

Another great feature of this game is the social integrations aspect. Trivia is one of those areas that friends will battle over all the time. The quest to find out who knows the most about “x” is probably one of my favorite quarrels with my friends. Having the ability to post to Facebook or Twitter aides me in that battle, and for that I am thankful.

If posting to your favorite social networks isn’t enough there is also a link that allows you to email your score to someone. After challenging all your friends, also be sure to check out how you sit in the hall of fame both globally and locally. All of this is as well as some instructions for the game are tucked neatly away in the options page.

As far as trivia games go, this one may be my favourite so far. If you are looking for a trivia style game and are as big a “Movie Buff” as I would like to think I am, then I think you will enjoy this app. I know I do. Hell, if you still don’t believe me at this point, check out their first movie trivia app just called Movie Buff. It’s in the appstore AND it’s free. Afterwards I’m sure you’ll take the leap and grab this version as well.

App Summary
Title: Ultimate Movie Buff Developer: Super Monko Studio
Reviewed Ver: 1.1 Min OS Req: 3.0
Price: $1.99 App Size: 22.0 MB
  • Great design
  • Tons of questions
  • Good variety in game play
  • No online play

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The Price Is Right 2010 in Review – Not Quite An Easy Sell http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/05/13/the-price-is-right-2010-in-review/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/05/13/the-price-is-right-2010-in-review/#comments Fri, 14 May 2010 03:40:52 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=32921 I have hazy memories of The Price Is Right – I was but a wee child of seven or eight when this show was all the rage. It wasn’t that easy to relate to – compared to other popular game shows, TPIR is very specific when it comes to its audience. A kid growing up … Read more]]>

I have hazy memories of The Price Is Right – I was but a wee child of seven or eight when this show was all the rage. It wasn’t that easy to relate to – compared to other popular game shows, TPIR is very specific when it comes to its audience. A kid growing up in the Philippines would have no idea how much an item or a showcase ought to cost, and before globalization kicked in, most of the brands and items on display were unfamiliar and “imported.” My jaw dropped at the gorgeous and creatively presented showcase items and the creativity the producers put in to make each Showcase Showdown unique.

Fast forward to 2010. What does 2010 hold for fans and newcomers to the game show? And how is it different from the original TPIR?

TPIR 2010 offers some updates and upgrades from the original TPIR for the iPhone and iPod Touch at the same price. The first thing that will grab your attention is the customizable 3D avatars that allow you to pimp your player. If you want to play multiplayer with friends, they can also choose and customize their avatars.

There are two game modes – 3 Strikes and Classic mode. Depending on your free time and inclination, either one will give you several minutes to hours of gameplay. One is the loneliest number so you might get a little restless playing solo. So far, TPIR 2010 is best enjoyed with friends.

The game plays out just like the tv show, with most of the rules and instructions following the tv format. Buoyed by Drew Carey’s perky tv show host voice, you need to pay attention so resist tapping anywhere on the screen to skip instructions. An option to re-watch or revisit the items/instructions would definitely be helpful.

While the app admirably recreates the mood of the original game show, complete with actual video clips and the creative presentations for the Showcase Showdown, the graphics and audio intensive game takes frequent breaks to load the next segment. It takes anywhere from 10 to 15 seconds in between the mini-games or game segments and once in a while, the app crashes.

TPIR’s main appeal is its collection of various mini-games from the show as well as some new additions in this version. The game features some old favorites – Big Wheel, Plinko, Spelling Bee, Check Out, Cliff Hangers, It’s In The Bag, Contestants’ Row, and the Showcase Showdown. New mini-games added in this version are the Clock Game, Golden Road, and Safe Crackers. The mini-games are fairly easy to play, but after a while, I’ve noticed that the same items pop up. If you’ve more or less memorized how much these items cost, then the challenge is lost.

The 3D graphics and animation are silky smooth, and I haven’t encountered any problems using the controls. The graphics are gorgeous on such a small real estate. The AI player isn’t infuriatingly good, so there’s still a chance to beat it. The in-between lulls while loading tend to be irritating after a while, however, and infrequent crashing will have you gnashing your teeth especially when you’ve advanced in the game.

At times, the mini-games feel loosely bound together even in such an attractive package. How can such an attractively designed and executed game not be as compelling it should be? I am ambivalent as to whether it’s a game to grab for your iDevice, with the plethora of other similar high quality games out there for the same price. Still, for the social animal in you (and if you love the actual game show), at $4.99, TPIR is a must have to share with family and friends.

App Summary
Title: The Price is Right ™ 2010 Developer: Ludia
Reviewed Ver: 1.0.0 Min OS Req: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
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Price: $4.99 App Size: 120 MB
  • Gorgeous graphics and animation, especially the customizable avatars and in-game video clips
  • Faithful recreation of the beloved family game – a neat game to play with friends
  • Easy to use and navigate
  • Drew Carey’s voice from start to finish, just like the game show
  • Frequent in-between lulls for loading gets annoying after a while
  • App crashes/freezes because of its heavy graphics and animation
  • Loosely bound mini-games that don’t quite gel together into a compelling package
  • Frequently recurring products and items, that take out the challenge and novelty

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Press Your Luck In Review – another Ludia game show great! http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/04/19/press-your-luck-in-review/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/04/19/press-your-luck-in-review/#comments Mon, 19 Apr 2010 08:43:50 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=31631 In my humble opinion, Ludia has been one of the best developers of gameshow-themed apps. I picked up The Price Is Right pretty much right when it came out, got Family Feud for the wife over the holidays. They really know what they are doing and it shows.  Finally, Ludia released Press Your Luck, the trivia … Read more]]>

In my humble opinion, Ludia has been one of the best developers of gameshow-themed apps. I picked up The Price Is Right pretty much right when it came out, got Family Feud for the wife over the holidays. They really know what they are doing and it shows.  Finally, Ludia released Press Your Luck, the trivia game based on the 80′s game show. It’s got my high hopes behind it; read on to see if I was able to get my Big Bucks and avoid the Whammies!

Feel free to discuss this review of Press Your Luck in our forums.


This isn’t Ludia’s first time at the game show dance. They’ve come up with a nice “shell” design to port the game into. The basic front landing page is similar for other game show titles from them with tweaks appropriate to each game. It’s a great formula that works well. Game shows are pretty straightforward so there isn’t a lot of work needed on the backend. Thankfully Ludia doesn’t clutter the game up with any unnecessary details.

The design of Press Your Luck (especially for an existing game show) is crucial.  One wrong move and purists will hunt you down and punish you for eternity. Thankfully, this game looks almost exactly like the original TV show.  Everything from the contestant podiums, to the Big Board, and of course my personal favourite, the Whammies!

They packed the game full of animations of the Whammies! as well as make sure that the Big Board looks acts and feels just like the one you watched on TV. The only downside (which is a curse of many games of this type) is that because Press Your Luck is a trivia based game, after a while, you start to see a lot of repeat questions.  Hopefully this will be solved down the road via updates/additions to the title.

To play the game, you first have to create an avatar of sorts.  You can customise it with various items and give it a name. Game wise, you have 2 options: single or multi-player.  In single player mode you play through a dozen levels unlocking items for your character.  In multi player mode up to 3 players can play at the same time on the device and either play as guests or characters of their own.

The game format is pretty simple and easy to follow.  You start off the game with some trivia questions, each correct answer earns you spins on The Big Board.  First to buzz/answer right gets 3 points while the other 2 get 1 point for a correct answer.  After that round you get to use your spins on The Big Board. For those that don’t know, the big board is exactly that – a big board! There are 18 squares that rotate between various prizes/monies and Whammies!  If you happen to land on a Whammie you are first treated to a funny little animation, then you lose all your winnings. If you hit 4 Whammies, it’s game over. You play that format twice and the person with the highest score at the end is the winner.

The trivia questions are quite good.  Some are recent, some a little older. Overall though it is a good mix of general knowledge type questions that most people shouldn’t have too much of a problem with.

I really have to give Ludia credit.  They know how to put together a “game show”.  They kept artwork and animations as close to the original as possible so you get that nostalgic feeling without it being corny.  If you are a fan of the old TV show you’re going to love this game. Heck, if you’re a fan of trivia type games and want to try something that’s just plain fun, get this title.  Act now while it’s still on sale!

App Summary
Title: Press Your Luck™ Developer: Ludia
Reviewed Ver: 1.0.0 Min OS Req: 3.1.2
Price: $2.99 App Size: 189 MB
  • Great graphics and animation
  • Perfect port of the original TV show style/format
  • Up to 3 people on 1 device
  • Not enough trivia questions (got repeat questions too often)

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That Ain’t It! Trivia Game in Review – Is it or Isn’t it? http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/06/29/that-aint-it-trivia-game-in-review-%e2%80%93-is-it-or-isn%e2%80%99t-it/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/06/29/that-aint-it-trivia-game-in-review-%e2%80%93-is-it-or-isn%e2%80%99t-it/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2009 20:40:35 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=14436 Another day, another trivia game released with the same old take on things. Or is it? Developer IMAK Creations has released a new trivia title in which there is a twist (the audiences gasps at the news of a twist). The objective is not to select the correct answer to the question asked. That would … Read more]]>

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Another day, another trivia game released with the same old take on things. Or is it? Developer IMAK Creations has released a new trivia title in which there is a twist (the audiences gasps at the news of a twist). The objective is not to select the correct answer to the question asked. That would be too simple and I think it’s been done before, hasn’t it? Anyways, the goal here is to select the answer that is incorrect! Sounds easy right? Not so fast my friend! With multiple topics, a large database of questions that will continue grow and add in some unlockable gameplay modes, That Ain’t It presents a fun yet challenging experience.

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Upon starting the app, you must first create your own user profile in one of the six available slots. Once the profile has been set up, you’ll enter the Game Show mode in which your goal is to answer 10 questions to win one million dollars. The wheel of fate will appear and you can touch anywhere on your screen to give that bad boy a spin. Whichever way lady luck works for you, it’ll land on one of eight categories: World, Culture, Media, Sports, Science, Words, US History and Nature.

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With the value of the first question being one dollar, you begin your quest to join the ever so exclusive millionaires club by attempting to answer all ten questions correctly. Now with the difficulty increasing as you climb up the ladder of questions, it would be nice if you had some help right? Well today is your lucky day my friend! Built into the game are four lifelines that can be used at your discretion. You can swap out the question for a different one under the same topic, request a 50/50 where the system removes two incorrect answers, choose a whole new category if you don’t like the topic you’ve landed on and last but not least, add an extra 30 seconds onto your timer (that way you can take a little longer if you’re trying to google your answer).

To add more variety to the gameplay, there is also a mode called Speed Trivia, which is unlocked when you win $250,000 in the game show mode. Once available for play, strap on your seatbelts because two minutes will go onto the clock and it’s a trivia battle royale as you have to answer as many questions as possible in the allotted amount of time.

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The main downfall to That Ain’t It is that the difficulty is definitely on the harder side of things. To some (aka hardcore trivia fans), they would say that’s a good thing, but for most I could see this as a negative. Luckily you do have those lifelines because you are going to need them.  Also, since this is a trivia game, there isn’t much you can do as far as animations go within the rounds of questions; but if IMAK Creations can find a way to add a rewards system of sorts during the actual gameplay (see Ben Stein: It’s Trivial), it can help spice up the action. Finally, adding a multiplayer challenge mode could make That Ain’t It an even more unique trivia experience, considering how the majority of trivia apps don’t support multiplayer and/or online play.

At the end of the day, it is a trivia game; what separates it from others in the genre though is its unique spin in which you must select the incorrect answer. Add that with all of the features this application has to offer, such as the 999 questions (and counting), 2 game play modes (one unlockable), 2 leader boards, 8 categories and facebook support, That Ain’t It should please fans on the look out for more trivia fun.

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App Summary
Title: That Ain’t It! ( v1.1 ) Developer: IMAK Creations
Price: $1.99 App Size: 7.4 MB
  • Multiple Game Modes
  • New Twist
  • Presents a challenge
  • $1.99 could turn non trivia fans off
  • Questions can be too challenging for some

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Jeopardy! in Review – This… is… Jeopardy! http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/04/07/jeopardy-in-review-this-is-jeopardy/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/04/07/jeopardy-in-review-this-is-jeopardy/#comments Wed, 08 Apr 2009 05:26:15 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=8744 I’m a long-time Jeopardy! fan and so was excited to see Sony release it in the app store. Even if you don’t like the show, Jeopardy! is a great trivia game. From the opening screen where Johnny Gilbert announces “This is Jeopardy!” to the final Jeopardy! music track and and encouraging, cheering audience, this is … Read more]]>

review-game-jeopardy-mainI’m a long-time Jeopardy! fan and so was excited to see Sony release it in the app store. Even if you don’t like the show, Jeopardy! is a great trivia game. From the opening screen where Johnny Gilbert announces “This is Jeopardy!” to the final Jeopardy! music track and and encouraging, cheering audience, this is a great Jeopardy! experience that thrills. When you first start the game, a big Jeopardy! sign pops up with smaller blue screens in the bottom. For those that don’t know (Bueller? … Bueller?), in Jeopardy! you are given a category (i.e. Medical, Movie Characters) and the “answer” (Robin Williams played this zany doctor), and your goal is to come up with the question (Who is Patch Adams?). So whenever I reference the “answer” in this review it’s really the question in the regular sense of the term and vice-versa.

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When you tap on the main screen you are taken to the main menu, which lists the following: Play, Career Stats, Options, Help, About, and More Games. Career Stats provides information about all played games, while Help gives information on Game Features, How To Play, and Controls. About gives a little info on the app (i.e. version number) and More Games takes you to the developer’s other apps. Options allows sound on/off toggle, avatar customization, signature (you get to put your own name in the blue marquee), and the option to reset the game or all stats.

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Avatar customization is extremely nice because there are many options to choose from. A slider allows option selections for: gender, skin color, hairstyle and color, clothing and glasses. You can also let the game create a random character for you.

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The marquee customization is also very nice. You get to sign your name and add anything else you want to it. A little rectangle in the lower left shows what it will look in the game (since it will be a lot smaller then). So now you too can have the complete Jeopardy! experience. This is a very small but very significant touch that shows extreme attention to detail. Sony’s got it right. If you select the Signature option once you have already completed one, you have to start from scratch. It would be great if you were able to modify existing marquees, but for now we will have wait for an update. Once you select Play from the main menu, you have the option of three difficulty levels or to play without computer players.

The main game area consists of three columns of five questions each, instead of the full six columns. This allows both the board and the three contestants to appear on the same screen, which is nice. The graphics are minimal but serviceable: Jeopardy! is not about flash, it’s about some good trivia playing. The other characters’ marquees are hand-written and animated, which is a nice touch. Another great detail occurs when a Daily Double appears – AI players throw up their hands up and cheer. There’s not much by the way of sounds and music during the game. Other than Final Jeopardy! there’s no music and unfortunately, no way to play your own music. There’s clapping and cheering, selection beeps and Final Jeopardy! music in game along with the familiar Jeopardy! theme at the title screen.

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Instead of coming up with a question, you are given three different questions to choose from. So you have a 33.33% chance of getting any question right. That means that if you are familiar with the subject, you should be able to raise your chance of answering correctly to 50%. They may have gone with this system to make it easier or because it was too difficult to implement a true show version. Maybe handwriting recognition is too hard to implement. And if you could type in the question, would it recognize that “What is Alamo” and “What is The Alamo” and “What is referred to as The Alamo” are all correct? Or how about “George Bush” vs. “George W. Bush” vs. “George Walker Bush”? In the first instance it’s a lot easier to say, “Please be more specific” in the show than it is in the game and brings up too many game design variables. This way works.

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It is disappointing that you don’t get the full game with all 30 answers especially when it wouldn’t be hard to design. Fortunately, true to the show, there is one daily double in the first round and two in the second but wager amounts differ from the TV version. On television, you can wager up to what you have earned so far, but in Jeopardy! for the iDevice, you can bet up to $1,000 for the first round and up to $2,000 in the second round, no matter if you have less or more than that. You can even go into the negative if you answer wrongly and have less than the amount wagered. In Final Jeopardy! you can bet up to your total earnings. When you answer a question, it shows you if it’s right or wrong and the amount lost or won. There’s also a nice Skip button in case you don’t want to bother with that question and just want to move on if no one else wants to answer it either.

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At the end of each game you get a summary of the results.

It would be great if this game had Multiplayer, either with the same device or with local WiFi or Internet multiplayer. Maybe there could be a buzzer button on each iPhone that you would have to press before the other players. It’d also be nice to have a mix of human and CPU opponents, that way you can have three contestants even if only two people are available to play.

The game is $5 which seems to be the most popular price point among big developers and it is definitely worth it at this price point because you can play Jeopardy! whenever and wherever you want to on your iDevice. It is true to the show, the questions are challenging, and there is a lot of customization available including the great custom marquee feature. Need I say more?

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App Summary
Title: Jeopardy! V 1.0.0 Developer: Sony Pictures Television
Price: $4.99 App Size: 9.0 MB
  • Faithful to Jeopardy! TV show
  • Great presentation
  • Challenging, but accessible
  • Lots of questions
  • Cannot input questions but must rely on a shorter, 3 category only play round

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Ben Stein: It’s Trivial – Stealing Stein’s….. Stuff? http://www.touchmyapps.com/2008/12/06/ben-stein-its-trivial/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2008/12/06/ben-stein-its-trivial/#comments Sat, 06 Dec 2008 21:35:54 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=2027 Ben Stein, most well known for his hit TV game show “Win Ben Stein’s Money”, has graced the iPhone compliments of a trivia game (not much surprise there). In Ben Stein: It’s Trivial, rather than trying to ‘win’ his money, your goal is to score as many points as possible via trivia questions. With enough … Read more]]>

Ben Stein, most well known for his hit TV game show “Win Ben Stein’s Money”, has graced the iPhone compliments of a trivia game (not much surprise there). In Ben Stein: It’s Trivial, rather than trying to ‘win’ his money, your goal is to score as many points as possible via trivia questions. With enough points, you can have Cheex the monkey steal Ben’s prized possessions.

Starting out each game, players can choose from four categories: Sports, Pop Culture, Natural Wonder and Random Steinage. There are 10 questions per round and 3 rounds all together. All questions are in the form of multiple choice. The faster you answer, the more points you earn. On normal questions, shaking the phone will take away 2 wrong answers and leave you with 2 final choices. Doing this though will halve the points earned as well.

Your life line is essentially Cheex climbing a vine. Answer correctly and he climbs higher, a wrong answer will see Cheex fall down the vine. Falling too far down and the round is over. During ‘Special Vine Climb’ questions, Cheex will gain a climbing boost if you answer the question correctly. Upon reaching the top of the vine and answering the subsequent Bonus Question correcly, players will receive even more points via the multiplier boost.

Adding to the gameplay is the option to either steal Ben’s stuff after every round OR continue to the next round. The catch here is that should you lose in the next round, all points earned will be lost. The questions do get harder after each round (while points earned increases), so there is no guarantee you will adding points to your total should you lose the round. This choice of quit now and keep your points or continue but risk everything certainly adds to the challenge.

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It is not hard to see that Ben Stein: It’s Trivial is a well polished game. The music and sound effects are nicely done and the artwork along with the Stein Bobblehead definitely adds to the fun. With over 1,200 questions in 4 categories, I have only seen a repeat question once or twice after few hours of play. With so many interesting items steal from Ben, players should have no trouble playing the game over and over again.

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While Ben Stein: It’s Trivia does carry a higher price tag ($4.99) compared to some of the other trivia games at the App Store, fans of the genre and Stein himself should enjoy this title. With so many questions available and the ‘go big or go home’ gameplay option found at the end of each round, players will find themselves wanting to take Ben Stein to the cleaners.

App Summary
Title: Ben Stein:It’s Trivial (v1.2) Developer: Griptonite Games
Price: $4.99 App Size: 63.2 mb
  • 4 Categories and 1200 questions
  • Excellent Presentation
  • Graphics and Sound are well done
  • Stealing Ben Stein’s stuff adds to replay value
  • Screens introducing bonus rounds and questions somewhat slows down the pace of the game
  • Shaking the iPhone to eliminate wrong answers not always responsive
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A look at Movie Challenge: You think you know your movies? http://www.touchmyapps.com/2008/11/17/a-look-at-movie-challenge-you-think-you-know-your-movies/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2008/11/17/a-look-at-movie-challenge-you-think-you-know-your-movies/#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2008 02:01:43 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=1367 Movie Challenge, developed by Redwind Software, is a recently released movie game for the iPhone. Looking around the App Store, there appears to be quite a few such trivia games out there already. While I personally haven’t tried the others just yet, most of them offer what seems to be limited styles of play. This … Read more]]>

Movie Challenge, developed by Redwind Software, is a recently released movie game for the iPhone. Looking around the App Store, there appears to be quite a few such trivia games out there already. While I personally haven’t tried the others just yet, most of them offer what seems to be limited styles of play. This is where Movie Challenge steps up to the plate. Redwind Software has designed the game with loads of features in mind. Besides a trivia mode where the user must choose the correct answer out of x number of questions (as seen in most trivia games), Redwind offers multiple game types:

  • Jumble – Rearrange jumbled letters to make the name of a movie in that category.
  • Order – Drag and drop answers in the correct order.
  • Preview- Reveal name of the movie by guessing one letter at a time. Every wrong guess and a member of your audience leaves. Must guess correctly before entire crowd leaves  the theater. Think hangman.
  • Quotes – This  Quote or tagline belongs to one of four movies. Guess the right one.
  • Trivia – The standard trivia affair where you must guess the right answer out of 4 questions
  • True/False – Verify or dismiss this movie fact
  • What Year? – Select the correct year to go with question. After the first wrong answer, you get a hint. Another wrong answer and you lose the question.

Main Game Board

Choosing a category on the board will take you here

The game revolves around a board which is made up of 20 squares which represent categories. Your objective is to make your way from the first row all the way down to the fifth row. Completing any square in this row will end your current game. Once you choose a square, you are taken to a screen with two rows of game types. Only the top row is playable and you must choose a game (trivia, true/false, quotes etc). A shuffle option is also available if you don’t like what the top row offers and want to try your luck with game types that appear on the second row. Completing a game for your category will open up previously unplayable squares directly adjacent, both horizontally and vertically. If you fail to complete that category square, it will stay locked and you are not able to advance to the next row via this route.

With so many options in the game, you can also go for the quick win by making your way down vertically without worrying about new squares that open up horizontally. If you want to try and crack the Global Top 100 scores though, you may want to work your way around the board and complete all the squares for your best score. Answering a question quickly will yield more points, while a wrong answer in the same amount of time will also deduct more points from your total. Movie Challenge also gives players Power Ups throughout the game. They range from giving you more time to solve a question to removing wrong options from an answer set. These power ups can also be replenished by reaching certain score targets.

Future question pack updates will add to the 5,000 original movie questions. Though I am not a huge movie buff by any means, I found Movie Challenge to be a well polished and fun game. With so many features and different ways to play the game, movie addicts will find hours of entertainment alone or with a group of friends. Available now for $1.99

This copy of Movie Challenge courtesy of Redwind Software

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