Just recently we have seen a huge surge in the popularity of quiz based games on the iPhone 4S. Several high profile titles have been launched over the past few months, the latest of which is Tingo, an addictive new word based application.
Tingo is one of the most impressive quiz based games that we have encountered for the iPhone 4S. The man who developed the game was a researcher for the popular BBC quiz show QI so he is perfectly suited to producing a title such as this. The idea behind Tingo is that users are given a random word on the screen. Along with this word there are three possible meanings, just one of which is correct. The game contains a huge variety of different words and with over two thousand present you are unlikely to get the same word more than once. Users can opt to play in a rolling challenge against a friend or match up with a random opponent. This is done via the excellent Games centre which also enables you to post your scores online and see where you are in leader boards. On the subject of sharing the game also boasts some great social networking options so you can post scores on services such as Facebook. To help maintain interest levels Tingo also offers a word of the day challenge to compliment the main game options. Tingo is much more than a game as you actually learn as you play and there is even a Favourites option where you can store words and meanings that you like. This creates a kind of personalised dictionary which can be viewed at any time.
Tingo is the latest in a succession of excellent quiz titles that have graced the iPhone 4S. The natures of these games makes them perfect for mobile use with their relatively undemanding graphics and thanks to the great connectivity optins present on the phone it is easy to link up with and play other opponents. The trend really took off when the excellent Words With Friends was released. This popular game is based of Scrabble, the world famous board game that involves player compiling words from a selection of tiles. To score the highest points high scoring letters must be used and users aim to also use the high scoring spaces on the board that can double or triple you score. Since this title we have sen a number of other excellent games launched including the song quiz game Song Pop and the super single player title Logo Quiz.<p.
Tingo should prove a big success on the iPhone 4S thanks to its clever design and challenging game play. The beauty of this game is that it is educational as well as fun, something that cannot be said of many modern applications.