In Japan, Quiz RPG is catching Puzzle & Dragons

23 million downloads vs 25 million

In Japan, Quiz RPG is catching Puzzle & Dragons

Quiz RPG,  the high grossing game from Japanese publisher Colopl (TYO: 3668), has hit the 23 million download milestone in Japan.

That's up from 17 million players in January, thanks in part to a TV advertising campaign.

It's now only a few million behind GungHo's (TYO:3765) $1 billion franchise Puzzle & Dragons,  which announced it had 25 million Japanese downloads in early March.

Colopl has also released promising numbers for Slingshot Braves,  one of its newer titles, which surpassed 1 million downloads on 2 April despite only launching on iOS in February, and Android in March.

[source: The Bridge]

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Andre Chai
Short Version: 
Innovative quiz format mixed with addicting collectible card game format equals a very entertaining experience! Use my invite code CHAUYMCS in all capital letters to get a boost in the game.

Full Review:
If you are into collectible card games and answering lots of trivia questions you will probably enjoy playing Quiz RPG. The great thing about this game and what differentiates it from the rest of the CCGs available on mobile devices is the trivia format of battling. The trivia questions are made up of different categories: science, entertainment, sports, history, geography. As a warning much of the questions are slanted towards an American perspective (lots of American sport questions and many American related geography and entertainment questions) so be aware of this before you start playing. 

In this game you have three elements: fire, lightning and water. The questions come in three difficulty levels based on the number of colors the question supports. A three color question will be the most difficult while a one colored question will be the easiest. Keep in mind however that the difficulty of the questions themselves are actually based on player answer choices! So some one colored questions may actually be difficult if you aren't accustomed to American related knowledge in all the trivia categories!

Having said that, this game is easier than Ayakashi (more free player friendly) and Valkyrie Crusade (no extra features to pay currency with). If you have played Ayakashi as a free player before you will know the difficulty ramps up significantly once you are trying to get the Lady Suzuka stones! This game doesn't have such a cutthroat environment. However obtaining cards outside of events in this game can be frustrating if you don't have the in game currency to spend.

This game has less extra features that rely on in game currency than Valkyrie Crusade. In Valkyrie Crusade you had to spend gems to increase your energy level and buy the high end buildings like the elemental buildings. Not in this game. In Quiz RPG you can use the in game currency to gamble for rare cards, refill energy level, continue a battle in case your whole party dies, expand card space and that's pretty much about it. Unlike Valkyrie Crusade your energy levels are pretty high so you can actually get some rest. This is very important for very active free players who want to efficiently manage their energy levels. You can get about four hours of sleep at level 35 while waiting for your energy to refill which is unheard of in Valkyrie Crusade where even buying as many trees as possible you would still find yourself tired in events.

Because it is still relatively new at the time of this review, with the game not too saturated with many actice players, the in game events are very generous with giving out in game currency. Like other CCGs the event cards you can get will be very helpful if you are a free player. They do make a noticeable difference in performance so event cards are worth striving for.

PVP is more skilled based as it's more balanced between your ability to answer questions and luck. Although if you do choose to use a mono color or dual color party you will have to accept the risk of not getting the right colored questions. Keep this in mind as you manage your card deck.

The gap between spenders and free players is less because of the quiz format. One major perk about the quiz format in this game is that you are learning something as you answer the game. For those who have been out of school for a long time like myself it's a very refreshing feeling to be able to review the things you learned in school or the shows/music you listened to growing up and enjoy yourself while playing a game all in one app. It is an ingenious idea to make a game that is not just fun and addicting but also educational. This gives this game some extra value I wouldn't normally find in other CCGs. You will learn a lot and enjoy collecting cards which is such an excellent idea I am surprised this idea hasn't caught on for many mobile CCG games yet!

Finally you can get a boost by using my invite code CHAUYMCS in all capital letters. You will receive 5 Crystals which is the in game currency which you can use to get more card space, replenish your energy, aim for a chance at getting rare cards and so on. If you wish you can follow me in game my id is tyummk. Study and have fun!