GeoQuiz by Brain Cafe is a multiple-choice quiz game that purports to ‘test your knowledge of the planet Earth and all its wonders’. Sleek and well-presented, GeoQuiz is part game, part visual tour of Wikipedia.
Open up the app and you’re greeted with a bright, simplistic menu screen more reminiscent of an iPhone app than your typical Android game. Pick a category (choose from topics like ‘People’, ‘Capital Cities of the World’ or ‘The Great Explorers’) and you’re taken to a simple game screen with a question on the left and a set of four possible answers on the right. Whether you pick right or wrong, an information screen will pop up explaining the facts behind the question. Thoughtfully, there’s a Wikipedia link to the relevant topic included with every answer.
Complete a quiz and your score is saved in the app’s records. Feeling the need to brag about your intellect? You can even tweet your score and time from within the game.
- It’s pretty. From high-res menu photos to bright buttons and crisp transitions, GeoQuiz comes across as clean and attractive.
- You might learn something. Most answers include detailed information about the facts behind the question, and if you want to know more, there’s a built-in Wikipedia link for every answer.
- No 3D or flashy effects. This means GeoQuiz runs great on older phones such as the T-Mobile G1 and HTC Magic.
- Some answers are missing explanations. Most of the quiz answers include detailed information explaining the facts behind the question, but around 10% of questions lack this detail.
- Questions often repeat themselves, occasionally in the same quiz.
GeoQuiz is easy to pick up and play for a few minutes at a time. The perfect casual time-waster for when you need a quieter, more cerebral game experience.
Note: This review was submitted by Xander Bennett as part of our app review contest.