Take The Money: Written Android Game Review
Who doesn’t love a great trivia game? To me, there’s nothing better than surprising yourself with just how much you know. These types of games never get boring, and it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll learn something while playing.
Concept and Gameplay:
If you remember “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”, you’ll know exactly how to play Take The Money. Both games are surprisingly similar to each other, right down to the lifelines that are available if you happen to get tripped up by a question. There are 500 trivia questions to feast on, meaning endless hours of brain-bending gaming.
Don’t take educated guesses, though, because Take The Money doesn’t offer a strike system. If you get a question wrong, you’re outta there and the game is over. However, each correct answer will propel you toward the ultimate $1,000,000 prize. If you’re feeling extra intelligent, why not challenge someone else? Take The Money features multiplayer capabilities, both online and via Wi-Fi.
The only issue I experienced with Take The Money was pretty invasive advertising. Occasionally the ads crippled my Nexus 7 and I had to restart the game after my previous session ended. If the ads were a bit more subtle, I’d definitely feel better about playing the game.
Take The Money not only boasts a database of 500 trivia questions, but also makes them available in 12 different languages. This means it’s a truly global game, and you can easily challenge anyone around the world. Question categories consist of TV shows, sports, movies, politics, science, math, and much more.
As I mentioned before, you have three lifelines at your disposal while playing. 50/50 will eliminate two incorrect answers, “Phone a Friend” allows you to seek the counsel of the game’s AI, and a handy poll shows which answer the “audience” thinks is correct. Sound familiar? These are the exact same lifelines used in the super awesome “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” show.
Lastly, if you’re not a huge fan of the generic background design of Take The Money, you can easily change it to a solid color or an image that you uploaded from your device’s gallery.
Take The Money is available for free or as a paid app. I’m not too fond of a couple of limitations in the free app, such as the fact that you need to pay in order to unlock features like two more chances.
Spending $1.03 to upgrade to the full version also adds 30 seconds to the question timer, a second “Phone a Friend” attempt, and disables ads. The free version of Take The Money is still playable if you’re not fazed by them. If you’re looking for great free trivia game, this one is worth checking out.