App Review: Trivial Pursuit by Electronic Arts
Trivial Pursuit fans, your favorite trivia game is now available for your iPhone and iPod Touch. Electronic Arts has recently released Trivial Pursuit in the iTunes App Store. Now you can test your knowledge by yourself or with your friends wherever you are.
There are four different types of game play; Classic Mode, Pursuit Mode, Pass’n Play, and Wi-Fi Multiplayer Mode. In Classic Mode you can play alone or against the app’s opponent. In starting the game, you can choose the number of wedges needed to win, whether you can earn the wedges on any square or just the larger tiles, the difficulty of your opponent, and the time limit for answering questions. You can also customize your player by changing your name, mascot, and color. Once you have determined the particulars of the game, you proceed straight into the game. To play the game, you roll the dice and then move your playing piece. Each time you move your piece, you must answer a question. If you answer the question correctly, you roll again. Answer incorrectly, and it is your opponent’s turn (assuming you have one, of course).
Pursuit Mode provides another single player game. In this mode there is a shorter game board. However, instead of rolling the dice and then moving, you answer the question first. The faster you answer the question the higher the number of spaces you will get to move. The goal is to make it to the other end of the board as quickly as possible.
Pass’n Play mode allows you to play a game with multiple players on the same device. The game play is the same as in the Classic mode. See which one of your friends can earn all 6 of their wedges first to win the game. You can also play a multi-player game over a Wi-Fi network using the Wi-Fi Multiplayer mode.
The only trouble I had with this game was figuring out the answers to many of the questions. They can by quite difficult. Trivial Pursuit by Electronic Arts is a great version of the classic game that you can play anywhere, anytime.
Trivial Pursuit is $4.99 in the iTunes App Store.
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