QuizTunes – Review

On September 18, 2008

When I was a kid I loved watching the show Name That Tune. I would play along and, being a music lover, would often do better than the contestants themselves.

QuizTunes is a fun take on the same concept. The game is simple. Once you start the app it plays a hit song, lists four possible musicians and asks, "What artist sings this song?"
If you answer correctly within 20 seconds you receive points. The faster the answer… the quicker the points. Plus, if you like the second you can tap a button and jump to iTunes to buy the song.

It is fun, simple and entertaining. But it isn’t perfect.

First, it uses its own songs. Out of thirty rounds there were only a few that actually had music I liked. Most of the time, in fact, the question, "What artist sings this song?" was overly kind in using the term “Artist”. QuizTunes would be so much better if it pulled songs from your device.

Second, the app is free but the advertising is PAINFUL. I would much prefer to pay for the app and not have the ad screens popping up every few rounds.

Those criticisms are real but despite them, this app is a fun one and is worth a look.



Quick Take

Value:  High
Would I Buy Again:  Sure
Learning Curve: Zero
Who is it for: Any music lover
What I like:  Fun, free
What I Don’t:   Ads, Music selection, can’t use your music

Final Statement:  This is fun. Try it.