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A pretty good quiz game that is overpriced and contains too many permissions!
on October 9, 2012
When the game starts you are offered three categories for the quiz, select one and the questions start. When you answer the question it tells you whether you have answered it correctly and also provides you with a bit of trivia about the question. There are 25 rounds and once you finish a round you are given a selection of three more categories to choose from. Some of the categories are abstract like Welcome to Taiwan or questions of Jewish History and Judaism. For me the worst types of questions were filling in the blank. Many questions are multiple choice selections.
This is a single player game and if you want you can play it against the world by comparing your score with other players. Each part of the quiz has 10 questions and there are over 2500 questions in the app. I did play one level on car symbols that had 20 questions. You get 40 seconds to answer the question so no using the internet for research; this is a brain game and not a cheating game.
The game controls work well and you simply have to touch the screen. I only had difficulty selecting a category as the screen touch did not seem to take the first time or the game many have been compiling a questions list.
* Scoreboard - This game uses Amazon Game Circle and if you touch this you are asked to turn it On.
* News - a message from the developers
* Colors - select a color scheme for the app
* Get more - direct link to buy more of the developer's games on Amazon. Touching a game takes you to the Appstore or to the Amazon Browser.
* Sound on/off
* Question Mark - list of rules
Main screen pops up that this game uses Amazon Game Circle and your score is automatically shared on the global score board if you turn on this option
What I like:
This is a good quiz game but some of the categories are abstract and unless you are a world traveler for example, you would not know many answers in some categories. The app is entertaining as long as you know the categories. The app does contain pictures and many times the picture can give away the answers. Some of the pictures are so small though that they almost cannot be seen.
I like the trivia that is provided with the answer to the question. This makes the game a learning experience and more fun.
What I don't like:
This app has a long list of permissions that can have negative results if the developer was a data miner. This app has full internet access, access to your known accounts and thus can enter into and interact with your other accounts and it also learns your device ID and learns your IMEI and IMSI and can be used to track incoming and outgoing phone call numbers.
This game is very large and it puts a majority of the game data in an area of the Kindle Fire that I like to reserve for books and documents. I don't care for that aspect of the game and I wish developers would put the game in the Application Storage memory area and not move it into the Internal Storage Area of the Kindle Fire.
The bad part about having to type in answers is that they must be spelled correctly. That can be difficult when you are typing an obscure person's name or a trade name. In this regards I believe multiple choice is a better type of answer to select.
While this is a good quiz game and is somewhere between a 4 and a 5 star app I cannot get past the number of and the criticality of the permissions asked for. For that reason alone I cannot justifiably rate it that high. I also feel that the price is too high. If you go to the web and type, top 10 natural disasters, the answer pops up in minutes. The research to do this game is easy using the internet. To me, transforming this into a Q&A format and adding Amazon Game Circle is not worth $5.99.
Size compressed is 39.9 MB. Installed on the Kindle Fire the app puts 1.70 MB into the app memory and installs 42.652 MB in your data storage area.
* Storage - modify/delete internal storage contents
* Network communication - full internet access
* Kindle calls - Read Kindle state and identity
* Network communication - view network state, view WIFI state
* Your Accounts - discover known accounts.