What's My IQ?
Have you ever been told not to second guess your answers on a test? Well, forget that! The seemingly obvious answer usually isn't the right one in What's My IQ?, Orangenose's new mobile puzzle/quiz game. Most of the questions are multiple choice, but since there's such a wide variety of categories and tricky responses, you'll never know quite what to expect next.
Every puzzle in What's My IQ? has some sort of trick to it, whether it's in the wording of the question, where you find the answer, or how you interact with the game itself. Many of the most difficult puzzles have ultra simple solutions, the kind that are obvious if you know the trick but baffling until that "a-ha!" moment. Some of the puzzles might be a bit too obscure, making it unclear how you were supposed to find the solution even after you know the trick. This wouldn't be a problem if it wasn't for the limited number of attempts you have at the quiz. Too many wrong answers sends you back to the last checkpoint. Skips are limited and cost money in the in-app purchases store to refill, so be cautious if you don't want to dip into the microtransactions.
The occasional unfair puzzle is worth overlooking for the sake of a smart, engaging game that constantly forces you to think outside the box. The lineup is impressive though, with 101 questions in the paid app and a generous 50 in the free version. Towards the very end, some of the questions lose their edge and feel like padding, as if they're only there to round out the number of questions. There's several hours worth of content here, though, if you're determined to solve each question without help, and even after completing the game, an additional time trial mode allows you to race against Facebook friends. With a clear, crisp presentation, a wide variety of puzzles, and some clever twists, Whats My IQ? takes the best moments of games like Impossible Quiz, and distills them into one defining puzzle game. Every test in school or college will seem like a cinch compared to this.
NOTE: This game was played and reviewed on an iPad 3. Game was available in the North American market at the time of publication, but may not be available in other territories. Please see individual app market pages for purchasing info.