Apr 29 AT 6:05 PM Guest Blogger 2 Comments

GeoQuiz: Learn about the world, brag about your score


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.

The Good:

  • 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.

The Not-So-Good:

  • 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.

Final Verdict

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.

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