Star Wars Trivia
Fancy yourself a real Star Wars expert? We'll see about that with this question-filled trivia game based on the whole series.
As I'm sure you're already aware, there's nothing more important in this world than having a wealth of Star Wars knowledge stored in that immense cranium of yours. The Civil War? The Renaissance? The history of the United States presidency? Unimportant! People want to know how many engines are found on a star destroyer, as well as how many triangular sections make up a TIE fighter's solar panel, which is why you'll really impress your peers and those annoying elders after playing THQ Wireless' Star Wars Trivia, a Cingular exclusive game that'll separate the true fans from the casual ones, or rather, the Darth Vaders from the Count Dookus.
Star Wars Trivia comes fully loaded with tons of cool questions based on the epic films, many of which are extraordinarily hard. The developers went out of their way to pump the game full of all sorts of obscure trivia that may break even the most hardcore fan, but that's why it's so much fun to play. Most of us are aware of what Greedo's occupation was, but not everyone knows how many engines power a Y-wing fighter, so unlike history class you'll actually learn something.
All of the questions are sectioned off into special trivia packs comprised of 45 each, and when you play Star Wars Trivia you'll select a pack and go through three rounds (15 questions per round). The catch is you're timed, and the faster you answer the more points you'll receive. Fail to answer and you don't earn any points. Your score is evaluated at the end of each round, and the goal is to attain the rank of Jedi Master and not wind up where I am: Youngling.
Now what's really cool about Star Wars Trivia is its developers aren't going to leave us all in the dark after we've mastered that first batch of questions. New trivia packs will be made available and they'll give us 45 brand new brain teasers including special "image" questions, which, if I understand correctly, challenge you to answer a question about what's in the background. For example, in the first pack it showed me a picture of a creature and asked me to name what it is.
Despite the fact that Star Wars Trivia is all about... well... trivia, its graphics are actually pretty cool. When you first boot up the game you're presented with a planet (which randomly changes) and there are shooting stars traveling past it, and during play there's pictures of various Star Wars characters. There aren't a whole lot of bells and whistles here, but the developers went above and beyond what they had to do and I appreciate it.
Compared to other cell phone games, Star Wars Trivia isn't going to rock your socks. It's not graphically intense and it doesn't feature cool animations, but it's not supposed to. All it's supposed to do is provide us with enough useless knowledge that we can use to impress hot party people. Now if you'll excuse me, that really attractive lady over yonder needs to know what R2-D2 claimed short-circuited his recording system.