App Review: Music iQ by Phase2 Media
Music iQ by Phase2 Media offers an entertaining take on “Name That Tune.” The app plays you clips of songs and gives you 5 choices for the title of the song. As the seconds tick away, your choices start disappearing. When time runs out, you are only left with the one correct answer. Guess wrong, and the correct choice will be identified and the round over. You don’t get a second chance to get it right. The faster you identify the songs, the better your score will be. The best part of this app, though, is that it pulls the songs directly from the music library on your iPhone or iPod Touch. They are all songs that you supposedly already know.
If you are like me, though, you have some albums and music tracks that don’t work so well for this game. When these songs or albums come up in the game, you can simply tap the “X” in the bottom right hand corner. This button will pop up a menu. You can choose to ban music by track, artist, album, or genre. Once you ban music, the app will not play it again unless you choose to remove it from your list of banned music. This can be done easily from the main menu.
There are two play modes in Music iQ; Classic and Quickplay. Quickplay is a short game consisting of a limited number of songs. At the end of the game, your stats are displayed on the screen. In Classic mode, you can play indefinitely. Your score is kept at the top of the screen. You can see how many songs you have gotten right out of the total number played, as well as the time it has taken you to identify them. You can play over and over and try to beat your best times and improve your accuracy. Change the game up by simply changing out the music in your music library. Music iQ is a great game for everyone.
Music IQ is $0.99 in the iTunes App Store.
Developer’s Website: http://www.phase2games.com/