Review Quiz, Pixel Quiz
Collect your favorite characters
Author: Tariq Abdulla
Date: 24 Aug 2016, tested on HTC One S
Cute characters, unusual game design, modern graphics
Quiz, Pixel Quiz for Android challenges you to guess popular cartoon and comic characters, with their images reduced to only 16 pixels. It is actually rather astonishing that there’s enough information and variety within 16 pixels to usually recognise the characters pretty quickly; but there is. If you’re a fan of Marvel or DC heroes, or like cartoons like the Simpsons or Family Guy, you’ll love these miniature versions of familiar characters, It’s great fun spotting them.
For each character, you’ll have a mixture of letters to choose from, as well as the character itself. Looking at the available letters can help prompt you. If you get really stuck, you can also use coins to reveal letters, or remove some of the redundant letters from those available. You’ll win a few coins with each correct guess, so you can use the easy ones to help bankroll the really tough or obscure ones.
The characters are organised in collections which you unlock progressively by guessing enough characters. This adds another reason to keep trying, and thinking about all of them, so you can open up new collections.
I think Quiz, Puzzle Quiz is a brilliant idea for a quiz game. I hope they will keep adding more characters, although there is obviously a limit when the main characters in popular knowledge have been used up. You absolutely need to check this out, it’s great fun.
Find all your favorite characters pixelized
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 04 Mar 2015, tested on HTC One M8
Features wonderful pixel art, the characters are all beautifully designed, offers a hint system
Coins used for the hint system are offered as in-app purchases, there is no other way to find answers when you get stuck
Several years ago pixel art made a comeback in a huge way. Games like Minecraft are partially responsible for putting some modern touches on the art style and perhaps making of the most popular games of the generation. Quiz, Pixel Quiz for Android is a lighthearted game that portrays a host of popular characters, from pop culture to comic books, and challenges you to guess who they are.
It plays more like a who’s who instead of a puzzle game because you should be able to instantly answer correctly unless you simply don’t know the character or don’t know them very well. The art style is very minimalist. There is no real character detail given away and most of the “hints” are based on iconic colors of each character. That said, there were definitely a few that left me stumped.
Aside from the picture you’re given, you also have access to a letter bank which can help aid you if the name of the character is on the tip of your tongue and you need the extra boost. On top of that there is an actual hint system built into the game that offers various tips like showing a letter from the name, removing letters, and viewing videos. These hints are purchasable through coins that you collect for getting the correct answer, but you can also buy them as well.
I really love the idea of Quiz, Pixel Quiz mainly because I’m a huge fan of pixel art since I grew up playing 16-bit games. The quizzes aren’t outrageously hard, but I do believe purchasing coins is kind of a cop-out because most people aren’t going to pay money for a quiz. If you’re a fan of pixel art or just pop culture in general then you should definitely give this app a shot.