GeoGame World Series iPhone Game Review.
You think you know geography? Or, quite the contrary, every time you visit a foreign country you have to do a lot of research because you can’t even position it on the map? Geogame puts your geographical knowledge to the test and fills in the blanks.
How it works
With Geogame, you can choose to learn or test your knowledge concerning a certain continent or the world. The app is free to download, but it will only allow you to explore South America, while the other continents are available as in-app purchases ($0.99 each or $2.99 to buy all of them).
Before diving into the actual game it’s noteworthy to mention that a lot of the game mechanics are available in the Settings menu (button in lower-left corner). You can choose between gaming and learning, what type of challenge to complete and various other less important things like setting the question timer (30s max) or deciding whether you’re willing to receive hints in the form of territory flags.
Obviously the most important of the two are the Gaming vs. Learning and the type of challenge you can complete, with a choice between territory, flags, currency or capital. Each question is based on the same model. You are shown a region on the map or a flag and you have to say the name of the region, its capital, flag or currency, depending on what you chose at the beginning of the game. Each question offers you four possible answers, but only one is the right one. At any point, you can choose to restart, exit or pause the game.
Gaming vs. Learning
Gaming mode will let you take the quizzes for each of the challenges and each of the continents. If you set the app on learning mode, you access a continent and choose from a list of countries or search for the country you would like to explore. Once you have selected a country, you will be shown its position on the map, its capital, currency or flag, depending on your previous settings.
My question is, why not have them both? My one concern with Geogame is that the quizzes won’t show you the correct answers for the questions you missed. You are indeed shown a statistic at the end of each quiz with how many questions you got right and how many you missed, but the learning from your mistakes part is missing.
Geogame helps form a basis for your knowledge on the geography of the world. However, what would make it more fun and educational is adding other aspects that users could learn about, like population, language or symbols, persons and buildings that define a certain region.
With Geogame you can learn and test your knowledge whenever and wherever, no internet connection is required. You don’t have to take our word for it. Just download the free version and try it for yourself. Geogame™ World Series is also available for the iPad.
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