Version Reviewed: 1.00.11
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5
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Quiz games are frequently about content over style. It's quite possible to create a successful trivia game without really bothering with pleasant visuals, focusing instead on the questions themselves. While QuizTix: Movies won't test the graphical prowess of any iOS device, it does add a more warm approach to the usual sterile quiz environment.
The idea behind QuizTix: Movies is that every time that one answers a question correctly, a seat within a cinema is filled by a quirky character. It's a small touch but oddly more satisfying than simply getting a congratulatory message. Starting out, players are given a fairly easy bunch of questions to answer with more unlocked at certain points within the game. While the layout might initially seem quite linear, soon enough one is tasked with multiple different categories to tackle.
Those categories encompass a fair few interesting topics such as Sci-Fi, Oscars, Horror, Blockbusters, and Animation. Some might take longer to unlock than others but that's all part of the appeal behind QuizTix: Movies. It's always possible for the impatient gamer to skip ahead through an in-app purchase, but I found myself quite happy to work through them the conventional way.
Elsewhere, there are in-app purchases relating to power-ups that can help one's progress, but again, these aren't essential by any means. It's often possible to pick up free ones too, making QuizTix: Movies a much more welcoming game than most when it comes to in-app purchases. Reminiscent of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, it's possible to ask a friend for help too, which adds a social element to things, alongside the leaderboard support already there.
Offering a welcoming and entertaining layout works well for QuizTix: Movies, making it more distinctive than other quiz games. While quiz fiends such as myself will soon crave even more categories to tackle, it's a pleasantly enjoyable time and made all the better by non-intrusive in-app purchases.