Pub Trivia sets out to replicate the machines that have taken pubs, clubs and hostelries by storm over the last two years.
There are no actual winnings, of course, but if you manage to get a cash question right then that acts as a credit for another game. The ratings for scores start at 'stupid', working up through 'dimwit' to less insulting titles. The only realistic way to get out of the DENSA category and into MENSA is to stash away loads of credits early on.
There are five different question categories: Sport, music, trivia, showbiz and jokers. Your first choice limits the future questions, so think carefully about your route to the top. Jokers are useful as they form a free pass to the next rank - but don't score points.
With over 2,000 questions in two separate loads, there are enough to keep you guessing for weeks.
The graphics feature the kind of uncomplicated cartoon-style characters and button pressing hand you can cope with after fifteen pints of Special Brew. The music wouldn't sound too bad then, either!
The elements of chance, skill and general knowledge combine well to make this a great budget quiz. There may be a limited number of possible posers, but this is balanced out by the random side of some questions and cash prize (credit) placement. These are sufficiently unpredictable to make Pub Trivia an addictive, tough challenge. Besides, the many use less facts may prove invaluable impressing people at dinner parties, after-dinner speaking or even scooping the jackpot next time you pop in the Ferret and Turnip!
Just like the original Trivial Pursuits - you either love it to bits or find the whole game style just too tedious to bear.
P. Cheeky cheerful graphics.
P. Twee theme tune.
Grab Factor 84%
P. Instant quiz fun.
Staying Power 64%
N. 2,000 questions...
N. ...but is that enough?
You won't call time on Pub Trivia for ages!