Answer fifteen general knowledge questions to get a high score.
Players: 1 player
Age: 12 plus
Game Time: About a minute per round
Developer or Designer: WalkMe Mobile Solutions
Publisher: WalkMe Mobile Solutions
Great for European players
Enough time to read questions
Can choose specialist subjects
Google Play has a number of versions of Trivial Pursuit. After being underwhelmed with Trivial Mobile
, I tried again with Trivial Quiz Free
, which is a definite improvement, but not without its disappointments. For example, it still does not have a multiplayer mode, and there is no 'board' to travel around like in the classic game; instead, only questions.
Also, unlike Trivial Mobile Trivial Quiz Free
has no different difficulty modes, meaning younger players are probably going to be unable to answer a lot of the questions. For this reason, I gave a suggested age of no less than twelve.
There are more positive aspects of the game, however. To start with, the questions are not submitted by the general public, so lacks the errors present in Trivial Mobile. The timer in this game is also visible, and it gives you enough time to read the actual question and answers.
Something I find annoying with a lot of quiz games in apps is the tendency for them to be skewed to American-based trivia - I have often encountered Monopoly questions all about the American version, and I only know the English version - but WalkMe Mobile Solutions is a European developer, so questions tend to be more about facts relevant to European countries. This is a nice breath of fresh air.
You can choose between six specialist subjects, including sports, geography, history, entertainment, art & literature, and science & nature. You can also choose to get a mixed selection.
As the title suggests, this is a free game, but there is the option to buy a version that comes without a timer or adds. If you can put up with adds, then I don't see the point in paying, as the timer is part of the challenge, and without it, there's nothing stopping you from cheating by looking up the answer.
In total, there are fifteen questions per round, and your score will not only depend on how many questions you get right, but how quickly you answer, and how many you answer correctly in a row. I think this is a good way of scoring, as it makes it far more competitive and provides the opportunity for far farther ranging totals.