How Smart Are You?
The year is 3518. You and your crew land on a distant planet where traces of intelligent life have been detected, the first time this has occurred. In the remains of a lost civilization, the technology of nearly forgotten creatures asks you the pivotal question: How Smart Are You? A puzzle game by Entertainment Forge, How Smart Are You? is a work where, in order to get some answers, you'll need to provide some first. Use the [arrow keys] to move and [spacebar] to interact with objects. In each room is a puzzle or challenge you must complete before moving on to the next room. Answering questions correctly will raise your IQ point gauge and grant you credits to buy hints and power-ups. Answering incorrectly will lower your point gauge. There is no penalty for skipping a room but every set of five rooms you complete will unlock more of the planet's history. Completing all thirty will allow you access to the ruins' inner sanctum.
How Smart Are You? looks a lot like Mystery IQ Test, it plays a lot like Mystery IQ Test, it was made by the same people as Mystery IQ Test, and it was referred to as Mystery IQ Test 2 on the developer's website right up until the moment the game got a different sponsor from the original. So I guess Keiji Inafune isn't the only developer not even trying to fool anyone. So it should be no surprise that it has the same mix of sleek design, engagingly quirky puzzles, and fourth-wall breaking humor as that game. Admittedly, some of the late-game twists in the story are telegraphed so early that it might take a moment for them to even register as plot twists, but that's a minor quibble. How Smart Are You? may not claim to accurately answer the titular question with its challenge but, hey, get a high score and you'll feel like quite the intelligent baked-good indeed.