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Well this is great, after a while in the wilderness, Barnstorm ARE BACK with an excellent Tenable app.
Like in Barnstorm’s best apps, it really nails the feel of the show. The main differences are AI Warwick doesn’t bang on about being in Star Wars and it works as effectively a large multiple choice quiz, presumably to get round parsing issues.
If that sounds worrying don’t be. Every question has a selection of 16 possible answers to choose from (other than the final where it’s twenty) and the wrong answers all feel very plausable in the time I’ve had with it so far, to the point where I was experiencing quite a lot of self-doubt throughout. You can ask the computer to nominate an answer as on TV, although whether it’s selection is predetermined (useful) or random (not so useful) I don’t know. Right now you have to scroll all the way to the right to select a nominate rather than use the three big N buttons above the question, but I’m assured this is going to be changed in an update.
You can play multiplayer either as a team or as a two player take-it-in-turns versus mode. The game boasts 300 questions (I don’t know how many are lifted from the show), you can buy question packs (right now they have 300 more questions total) and more free questions are promised at a later date. You get little facts with the right answers, some relevant, some not so relevant.
If you like the show, this is an easy recommendation. And it’s great to see Barnstorm get it basically right straight out of the gate again.