Features & Use
Test device: HTC Desire
Android version: 2.3.4
Mods: Root, CM7 Custom ROM
Let me start off by saying that Who becomes rich (Quiz) isn’t affiliated with any of the above mentioned quiz shows, but you may nonetheless see a certain resemblance when it comes to the app’s gameplay.
The app starts off by listing the different options:
• New Game
• Options (different settings options)
• Submit a question (you can ask a new question via in-game submitter)
The game is a classical multiple choice quiz. For each question there are four answers listed, one of which is the correct answer. If you don’t answer a question correctly the game is over, but you do have an option of entering your score in the high scores.
Questions become trickier as you progress; by the 15th (and final) question you are playing for 5 million Euros. Be warned, the last rounds of questions are tough little blighters.
There are three jokers, each of which can be used only once. There’s a 50:50 joker, the ‘Tip’ joker which is a phone joker and the ‘Ask another question’ joker, if ever you really don’t have a clue what the answer could be.
When you’ve made your selection hit the answer you think is correct; the answer field when then briefly turn blue before becoming either red or green, depending on whether it’s the right or wrong answer. Go to settings if you want to make adjustments to how long you have to wait to find out if an answer was correct or not. You can also change the language the questions are asked in there.
Use the ‘Submit a question’ option if you want to enter one of your own questions to the quiz. Determine where you want to rank you question (there are 15 degrees of difficulty), as well as set a language for the question and answers. Other users have submitted plenty of new questions, and at the moment there’s a total of over 1200 questions and counting!
Who becomes rich (Quiz) makes the best out of an already existing gameplay by rendering it accessible via Android devices. It will take quite some time to make it through the 1200 different questions, so boredom won’t factor into the equation for a while. The highscore brings out the competitive beast in you and you can even improve your language skills thanks to the language settings.
All in all, this is a great concept. More game modes – such as multiple player – would be a welcome addition, but who knows what the future holds…
Screen & Controls
Playing Who becomes rich (Quiz) is easy and intuitive.
The design is also very nicely done in the sense that it’s nice and simple, but there is still room for improvement. For instance, the ‘End game’ dialogue seems a bit out of place with the usual Android style—the colours are a bit off.
Speed & Stability
Who becomes rich (Quiz) crashed once, but aside from this one bump in the road it was smooth and easy coasting all the way.
Who becomes rich (Quiz) can be downloaded for free from the Android Market or AndroidPIT App Center.