I love trivia games.
That said, this one has been really annoying lately. I’ve been playing for years, and most of my complaints come from as of late. First, while my family has downloaded the ad-free version, but there are perks to clicking on the videos to watch like an extra answer or an extra spin on the wheel when your turn is over. In order to make them play, I usually need to close and reopen the app, and then the video will commence. Oftentimes it just crashes outright in the middle of my turn, and when I open it back up, it says, “Incorrect.” I win 75% of my games, and of the quarter that I lose, this issue comes up often. Perhaps it’s your way of evening the playing field. Then there’s the fact that in the middle of my turns, where I should be able to click to watch a video to gain something, usually going with the bomb to halve the choices, it craps out. Basically, in order to make it work again, I have to close the app entirely, and then reopen. I have uninstalled/reinstalled, and that hasn’t helped. The only ideas I have for you as a software tester is to hire someone to identify your bugs so you can fix them before you start losing even more of your constant players. Also, the same ad over and over again... some of them, I can assure you the fact that the same ad has gone 100x or more in a day, I’ll probably be too annoyed with your sponsors to ever buy anything from them.
A few issues
It is overall a fun Trivial Pursuit style game, get right a final question from each category to win a point, earn six points to win. Other game modes are also available. However, some issues stand out.
The first, ads, is certainly by design. They are rather obtrusive, and sometimes automatically leave the game and make you fully close the app to get back to the game. This has been detailed by countless other reviewers, so I’ll leave it at that.
Another is notifications. It would be great to set notifications to only when it’s my turn, or someone started a game with me, or a game ended. I don’t want notifications that there is a new challenge out, so I’d like to disable notifications for those, but it’s apparently all or nothing.
Lastly is what is likely a glitch. In the question factory, I find that my questions are often sent back for no reason at all. Sometimes it’ll say “Reason: repeated question” or “Reason: too specific” or something like that, but I have resubmitted questions that just said “Reason: ” and nothing following. It’s really quite annoying. There’s also the fact that sometimes you can’t even change the rejected questions.
In short: too many ads, not enough notification freedom, and very buggy question factory.
The Looong Ads
The game is great, but what’s up with the ads that just sit there with “Install Now” on the screen and never go away. I left it up for 5 minutes and no X ever showed up, it just sits there and I have to close the game out just to get rid of it. The 30 second ads are bad enough, but this is ridiculous. Im uninstalling this game.
Responding to Developer Response:
Thanks for the generic response that you guys will do nothing to improve gameplay for free players. Eventually, people will get tired of the long ads and you will maintain a base set of paid players, which will in itself dwindle after so long because for every paid player, you have at least five free players. I understand ads help keep a game going that the majority of players it has are free playing. But your ads are longer, and more annoying than any other game out there. You give similar responses to anyone who complains, basically stating that you will change nothing and focus solely on pleasing advertising instead of customers. You pull wiki questions and answers, giving all of us, both paid and non-players a mediocre set of questions in an attempt to provide good content but toss it all away for a few quarters of pestering ads. Lowering my rating to two stars based off your uncaring response.
An egotistical sellout of a game
By Screw you good sir
Like pretty much everyone, I had this game a long time ago and re-downloaded it with some friends. The depths this game has sunk to is astounding. First of all, the amount of ads is shameful. I've never seen an app sell out this hard. Every missed question, every screen change, pretty much anything you do results in an ad, and a lot of them are 30 seconds long. On top of this, I've experienced ads that appear in the middle of a timed game, and some that even make me exit the app, resulting in an automatic loss. It'a really disappointing to think that these developers care about their customers as little as these developers apparently do. They have no pride in their work, no loyalty to fans, all they care about is money. Speaking of loyalty, the developers are trying to fein interest in the desires of their fans when you look at the app's reviews. Many reviews apparently have feedback from developers, but if you dig a bit deeper, you find that it's only a few responses, copied and pasted over and over again. All in all, the game was good and fun at the beginning, but it got corrupted and monetized by the creators somewhere along the way. At this point they might as well be EA. Honestly I feel stupid giving such a pathetic development staff my time by playing the game, and writing such a long review.
Amazing game, ridiculous bug
By nickname that i am making0274
Trivia Crack is a great game. I've had it for about two (2) years now. Throughout this time they've added many amazing features such as cards, triviathon, and trivia rush. They're all great additions to the game that make it thrilling to play. However there's a bug in trivia rush that makes it far from thrilling. In some tournaments in trivia rush, more than often my app will freeze. I was forgiving and thought it was just me or my wifi and it wouldn't happen later. However once I finished one round, the next round it would freeze again. I found out that this happened with my other friends who played the game as well. Now normally if something like this happened I would brush it off and play just for fun and refresh the app and continue to play. However, if I'm paying coins to play the tournament, then it's extremely frustrating when it freezes. I don't have the most coins to start off with. If I have to pay 800 coins to play a tournament and it freezes every round, soon I'll have no coins. Please fix this bug as it is causing me to possess an extreme dislike towards the trivia rush game feature.
Ads Are Trash
First off, the ads are outrageous on this game. It was never like this in the past, but I understand it needs to be funded somehow. Secondly, there are some ads that pop up that are kind of inappropriate for younger crowds, and being that this is a game, I am sure there is quite a handful of youngins playing. Third, the thing that bugs me the most is that I will have my phone on silent and somehow, some way, the ad will start playing and the sound will start up (loud as h*ll - and catches me off guard) only to see that the “speaker” button has already been muted on the ad.. which makes absolutely zero sense.
Finally, the thing about the ads in this game that happens to be the strangest thing in the world is that for some reason the length of the ad is just abnormally Long.. even though the time is the same as ads on the other games. It really doesn’t make sense how that even works, but I assure you others have noticed it too..
To wrap things up, I gave it a 2-Star instead of a 1-Star because I actually enjoy the game as a whole. It’s fun, and easy to use (minus the constant ads getting in the way). I believe for now, that is all I have to say. Would love to see some improvements in the future though.
What is up?!?
First, I love this game, however, the ads etc., have gotten out of hand, and on my iPhone 6s they often CRASH my app! Ev n when I watch the video I often do not get my prize or the video replays two or three times until I have to exit and force the app to quit!
Here’s problem # 2 - game cheats- I’ve been hearing people know wats to force quit and reopen to find answers, this really ruins the game - PLEASE FIX THE Ability to see questions before you answer them!
Problem 3 — TODAY I PLAYED TWO NEW ROUNDS- on both games I got TWO CORRECT ANSWERS and then the game just quit. This is getting common place, I like this game a lot, but if I can’t play a normal game, and then my challenger wins because the game quits on me, IT IS JUST NOT FUN OR CHALLENGING ANYMORE! There was no link in the game to report this problem, so I’ve had to go back to the App Store to post this. If I need to pay to fix it, I will but I absolutely don’t wish to play if the games is having this many problems, please please work on the game, because no matter how many advertisements you add, if you lose players then it doesn’t really matter what the game is or what sponsors support it
HELP- fix this game!
Waste of Time
By **lexi 654**
This review is aimed at anyone who, like me, is thinking of redownloading the game that used to be super fun. Unfortunately, it’s super obvious the developers of this game don’t care whatsoever about the quality or even their customers because every single review calls attention the alarming amount of ads that ruin the game. The ads in the game have gotten to the point that you are spending a significantly larger amount of time watching adds and Xing out of videos/pop ups that you don’t actually get to play the game. The company is so intent on making a profit that the ads actually interfere with your games. I’ve lost turns and therefore even entire games because I’ll have an Ad pop up during the (TIMED) game. It seems that every time you click on something or change screens another ad pops up. And some are even scam ads so shame on the company for subjecting your loyal game players to this. I will never download this app again. It’s absolutely shameful. Developers of you do read this, creating an app should be a fun and creative experience for both you and your customers. App making is not intended on making profits and there are better ways to go about getting money that sacrificing the entire game and your fan base. Pitiful really.
Overall fun and addicting trivia game. Only a few repeated questions in around 50 or so matches. One thing is the tournaments. On the one that's 200c to play, it pays double for a win and a tie you break even which is fine, but the next one that costs 1200c, if you tie you only get 1000c back. So you lose if you tie, kinda dumb. Also I think a 5-5 tie (both people answer all correct) should award both with the winning amount. All other ties you should at least get your full credits back. Just my suggestion.
Edit: Played a bit more now. Yea you guys need to do something different for a tie in the Trivia Rush mode. First of all since when does a tie automatically mean a loss? Would it be so hard to add a tie column to the stats? W-L-T. If not why even allow a tie? Give the win to whoever answered fastest, or keep asking questions until there is a winner. If not change that then you should at least give the players with a perfect 5-5 tie both the winning amount. Also still think it's kinda BS in the higher levels you don't get your entry credits fully back in a tie.
Thoroughly entertaining but too many ads
I’ve played this game for a while now and I can honestly say it’s a great game for trivia. The questions are usually well written and the categories cover a wide expanse.
Recently though the number of advertisements has increased to a frustratingly high amount. The new single player mode is great but features a mandatory ad after every wrong answer and after a string of five. I’ll glance away after seeing the same product ad for the fifth time in two minutes only to find that I’ve missed half of the question. The other troubling thing is that in classic mode you have to watch an ad after every wrong answer and then get a bonus wheel where as what could be offered is “hey want to play the bonus wheel? Watch this ad first” this way you don’t have to watch the ad if you don’t feel like spinning the wheel.
Other than that though the game is good. Friendly advice to all players: if you see a question with a wrong answer don’t forget to report it. The mods seem pretty on the spot about it because I’ve only ever seen one or two blatantly wrong ?s.
It was fun until it became pathetic.
I had fun playing the game until anytime I lost a turn, it wouldn’t let me watch a video to revive myself. It will sit there on a blank grey screen then I have to close the app and re open it. I had 19 diamonds and I said for whimsical to go 9 times. It took 10 diamonds not 9 and it didn’t give me 9 characters. It gave me 2. I tried again and it took the rest of my diamonds (10 more) and didn’t give me any characters at all and I tried to get the diamonds back but it won’t give it to me. Pathetic app. Very disappointed with the making of this app and the developers. If a developer reads this, I want 20 diamonds back.
- I posted the review above on January 21st 2018. I am writing about it now, June 6th 2018.
I still haven’t gotten a response from a developer and now I really need help. It logged me out cuz I restored my phone and I went to play later and it said I need a password. I never had one before and the email I had my account under is gone(like I am physically not allowed to use it) and now I can’t play and I’m realllly mad cuz I spent $ on the game to get lives and I was on a high level and now it is all gone. I am expecting a well written response on why this is happening.
Shadow of its former self
I first started playing Trivia Crack when it was released. I've never actually deleted the app. So over the years I've witnessed the changes that have been made and it's unfortunate that the developers have focused more on the financial profits rather than the quality. Nearly anything you do within the app itself now almost results in some type of ad ranging from 5-30 seconds. Honestly, sometimes I feel as if the developers should pay me for watching so many of them. Other times the ads crash the app or freeze any other activity.
One other problem I hate is that the content of the questions has become less educational and more pop culture. I may know what the Treaty of Versailles is or what the significance of the Industrial Revolution may have had on Europe but surely not who Kanye West dated 7 years ago or what year Miley Cyrus lost her first tooth. It's like the developers have no interest in returning to their glory days of the app. Sadly, I think Trivia Crack will one day be forced to dissolve under the ever growing presence of marketing ads. And based on the reviews I've read, that day may come sooner than the makers think.
I started playing trivia crack a few years ago on my iPad. I really enjoyed the game. It had fun trivia questions from different categories in a competitive manner. It has many fun additional features, such as a card vending machine. So imagine my surprise when I install it and find it crawling in ads.
Now, I play many mobile games. Each one has its fair share of advertisements. But this game overdoes it. Every time you open the app you receive an ad. When you close that, you find ads on the main screen. Then, whenever you lose a game, you get another ad. Then, after getting a lucky spin, you get another ad. Finally, your at the main screen where you get a bunch of ads. On top of that, while your playing, you have a chance of being interrupted by an ad, making you lose the game. Ever single action find you make in the game an ad appears. I used to think that the developers were respectable, but clearly I was wrong. I am furious about that amount of ads that are on the game. The game itself is good, but the ads make it unplayable. Until they actually start doing something about it, I’m leaving this review at one star.
Fun, but a lot of glitches and ads
First, let me say if I didn’t enjoy the game I would never put up with all the problems. It crashes too often and at inopportune times. Recently, there was some kind of glitch where when I opened the game it was caught in a series of asking the same five questions fired in a row ending with”we cannot connect to your internet” i was connected and had no problem with other apps. I could do nothing to get out of the loop. Iturned the phone off and on and still no way out. What was really weird was that the first question was “ who is the prettiest coder in the place”. Which makes me feel like some coder screwed something up. I emailed etermax with no reply and I used to sit through every ad that they put on which makes me a paying customer. After about a week I turned on the game and it suddenly worked. Like I said, if I didn’t enjoy it as much as I do I would have chucked it a long time ago. ... but the aggravation is starting to outweigh the enjoyment. We’ll see......
Game will not work and no assistance from customer support
So I love this game but around November I began having issues when the game ( I paid for the ad free game) and reached out to customer support. The response was amazing and they tried to assist with the issue. I was even provided some coins for my inconvenience.
The game still didn’t work, I uninstalled the game and reinstalled so many time ma but still nothing. So I stopped trying for a while and tried one day and the game was working. I started a game to play but then the game stopped working again so I was unable to complete the game.
I then reached out the customer support and no response. I realized about a couple weeks or more no response from customer supper so I reached our again and to date still no response.. I’ve since deleted the app from my phone because it’s useless.
1st email was 11/28 they responded immediately then 12/5 no response, then 1/16 no response, then 1/25 no response, my last response was 2/16 and to date no response. I mean what kind of company does that. I paid to be able to play the game and now it’s just deleted. This is so disappointing
Ludicrous amount of advertisements
In the past I was an avid fan of this app. I enjoyed the opportunity to play competitively with friends and strangers alike. But I took a brief break from the app, and when I returned this month, the gameplay was virtually unrecognizable. The sheer number of ads forced upon the player, some of which are up to 30 seconds long, is quite frankly ludicrous. Providing the opportunity for in-app purchases is one thing. But disrupting the basic interface to the point where it is maddening, frustrating, and disrespectful to players is another, and the primary reason I will never, ever purchase this app, or any other app from this developer.
Additionally, you will see in their response to the multitude of reviews expressing the same concerns, they provide a contrite “we appreciate your feedback and will incorporate it into future versions” response, that frankly could have been composed by a message-generating response bot, or is simply some cut and paste marketing jibber-jabber from a company that really doesn’t give a crap about their app users and former loyal base.
Zero stars, don’t waste your time on this app.
Don’t Update! No more skip question!
If you didn’t update from 2 updates ago, don’t! I’ve been playing this game for several years and it is the only game I still play on a regular basis. I’ve always just update as a matter of course but now I’m checking what each update will do. The last one got rid of the skip question feature and replaced it with a correct answer feature. This feature gives you 3 free correct answers then it cost coins. It looks like all the coins you have! Blatant money grab from the developers! Bad move!
The ads are also getting out of control. They have started popping up in the middle of a turn, during the classic game, causing you to lose that round and possibly the game. Not cool if you’re extremely competitive. The ads also freeze if you’re trying to get an extra life. The only way to unfreeze the ad is to close the app and lose your turn. Each update says bug fixes but each update seems to bring out more problems.
SO MANY AD’S
Developers you might not read this but I must put out there is that you half to stop putting so many ads in here it’s honestly really annoying i just got this game 20 minutes ago and I am already thinking of deleting it I like the game but not the ads they just keep popping up and it’s really unnecessary for so many ads so please do something about it cause I am considering on deleting this game and by the way the ads aren’t making people want to play the game shown on the ads it really just making the person watching them get irritated and want to delete the game and if this is someone else reading this don’t download this game unless you know that there aren’t these many ads and also make the game safer you shouldn’t just be able to talk to random stranger around the world like what if some creep just starts talking to you and I also don’t like the fact that my email is my name I actually feel like somebody is going to hack my account and I have encountered a hacker hacking my account and I had to change it so if you are reading this please don’t download this game thank you🙄
Used to be amazing
The concept of the game is wonderful. I loved everything about it when it first came out. Now it is a game we all download occasionally with friends. I recently did and am IMMENSELY disappointed. The amount of ads riddled in this game makes me not want to continue on after losing round. Every time another ad pops up that I can't skip, I lose desire to play my other games and close the app. After every single round, and almost everything you do, you are presented with a lot ad that you never can skip. Another frustrating thing, which is actually quite sad, is that you can watch ads for second chances. The point of the game is essentially seeing who is smarter. Allowing players to watch ads creates a game where it is 100% luck to win and it is very frustrating. I will only have this disappointment downloaded for a few more days anyways before my friends get tired but I am hoping when I redownloadihg it in a few months it is back to how it was. Not an app solely driven to give you guys money
Great game, update even better! Thx! ❤️
I suggest people who complain about ads but the “opt out” for under five dollars! It’s so worth it. The developers have to make a living too! I was not happy with some aspects of the game and developers got right back! Amazing! Thank you! I love this new update! What a difference in game play! Trying to get people to play because they think it’s the older version I don’t know... but I will keep trying.. at least my husband and I play regularly. If you could give us a little more time to answer questions as he can’t get to all on busy work days. Maybe a week grace period or more.. people do have busy life’s. My son stopped playing because of that restriction. And others say it’s not enough time and get annoyed because they almost win and go back and find the game closed.. but otherwise.. love it! Five stars if timing of days get set longer... thx again!
I used to REALLY like this game Trivia Crack (free version) but since the last update which was at the beginning of April 2018, whenever I use a “free boost” when the game asks, my screen on my phone goes black. I can still hear the ad but I can’t see it. I don’t mind not seeing the ad, I just can’t do anything until I click my home button (on my phone) & go back to the main screen & then pull the game back up. I DO NOT close the game, I just go out of it. Then double click my home button & it bring the game back up so that I can finish watching the ad then I can proceed with the game as usual. This happens EVERY SINGLE TIME I use a “free boost” BUT I also happens when I get a 2nd chance at the question if I get it wrong! This is SO AGGRAVATING although I LOVE PLAYING THIS GAME!! I have turned my phone completely off for 10 min or more & then back on & that hasn’t helped. And most of the time I don’t have any other apps running in the background. This is the only app/game that’s running. PLEASE HELP ME OR EITHER FIX THE PROBLEM. Thank you!!!
Too many ads
By Top #5fan
This game has way too many ads. This game has way too many ads. They don’t actually care about your experience playing the game they only care about all the money they’re going to make off the ads, as a result of this it has crashed on my newly updated iPhone 8 plus multiple times and it makes you lose the round automatically. As someone who played this game a lot I really thought it was going to be fun but now it’s just full of ads. To all the game developers working on this, you don’t have to just care about money don’t forget about all the people playing the game and how much they like it but what they do not like about it or all of the ads and some are 15 to 30 seconds long with no skip or an X button. This is a really great game but it would be even more nice if there weren’t so many ads can you please fix this game developers. Sincerely,
An angry player of this game
(P.s, I don’t really care are use the voice to speak because I’m not going to type out that much I am also going to delete the game)
So like many I had this game a while ago. It was great. It was amazing, but now the adds! It’s understandable that you have to make money, but on every single thing you try to do an add pops up. In the section where you answer as many questions until you get one wrong, an add pops up at question 5 every time! I wait till the thirty second add is over, and whoops somehow I lost the game and only got to five... but I can watch a video to continue going. So even when I do that the same thing happens. I watch the second video that I chose to watch and the games still over. Please at least fix this. I enjoy all the new options that have been added as well as all of the original content. In all this is a great game, the adds do get annoying but it’s understandable, and please fix the issue mentioned above.
Trivia Crack is pretty good
By Music loving God 61928
The games pretty good in terms of trivia question it could use a lot more question and genres but other than that it’s great and in terms of making you smarter and more intelligent it’s excellent, overall it’s a solid game, and the question they ask are questions that remind you of all the things you’ve really learned over the course of you life as well as what you can remember, one thing I really enjoy about this game is how I feel like I’m learning new things everyday, the only thing the game could improve on is the matchmaking or opponent vs opponent match up system, so that you don’t always have to wait for for your opponent to answer also I think that 25 rounds in classic match up is a bit long, 10 or 15 rounds would be much more reasonable but it still works for the most part at 25 rounds so maybe I’m just trying to make up a complaint.