Game of the Week – Quiz RPG: World of Mystic Wiz

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This week we took a look at Quiz RPG: World of Mystic Wiz, a Japanese smartphone game that was only recently translated to English. The game mashes up casual RPG gameplay with trivia and card battling. It’s a unique deviation from a tried and true model of mobile gaming, and it’s a lot of fun if you enjoy trivia.

The game puts you in the shoes of a young magician enlisted into the service of the Wizard’s Guild under the guidance of the Sage, Wiz. If it sounds cookie cutter, it’s because it is. But the Story only needs to be good enough move you through the meat of the game which is the battling. The minimal story is serviceable enough anyway, with some fun characters and a nice anime style in the cut scenes.

Quiz RPG is as much You Don’t Know Jack as it is Yu-Gi-Oh!, but its biggest influence has to be Puzzle Vs. Dragon. GungHo Entertainment’s Puzzle Vs. Dragon has achieved massive worldwide success thanks to its addictive gameplay model, and COLOPL paid attention when crafting its own mobile title.

You’ll play through battle after battle, pitting your roster of monsters against increasingly difficult foes. A simple elemental system dictates which attacks are effective against certain opponents. You increase the power of the monsters in your roster  by upgrading them with lesser monsters you win in your battling. This is all very much like Puzzle Vs. Dragon.

Where Quiz RPG varies is in the way those battles play out. Instead of swapping gems, you’ll answer trivia questions. So for those of you who, like me, find yourself blurting out the answers to Jeopardy or Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, this game will be a ton of fun. The questions come in categories such as Science, History, Geography, Entertainment and Sports. A correct answer means an attack, an incorrect one makes you more vulnerable to your enemies’ attacks.

Like Puzzles Vs Dragons, Quiz RPG uses a depletable in-game currency (in this case magic crystals) that allow you to buy (or “invoke”) more powerful monster cards and continue playing after defeat or using up your Magic Points. Of course, more crystals can be purchased for real money.

Unlike Puzzle Vs. Dragon, it really doesn’t seem like you need to purchase extra crystals to play the game. You’ll be allowed  a few half hour sessions or so per day, and you constantly are leveling up your team. I’ve played it every day for a week and haven’t spent any real money. But I could see how it could be convenient to spend a little on some great monster cards, to avoid losing a battle, or to drop a buck or two on a much longer play session. Free to play games are always walking a line and Quiz RPG does a pretty good job of offering the option to spend a little money for perks, without it feeling like the purchases are required to advance in the game.

I love Trivial Pursuit, game shows, pub quizzes and the like, and I’ve had a lifelong love affair with JRPGs. So this game is about as far up my alley as the day is long. Still, I realize it’s kind of a niche title, and Quiz RPG probably isn’t for everyone. If anything about this appeals to you, I suggest giving it a download. It’s free and it oozes polish. From the cut scenes and battle effects to the surprisingly cool leveling animations, everything looks great. The trivia is also very well done, with a huge library of questions, meaning you’ll rarely see a repeat.

I’m totally hooked on this game.

If you like trivia, grab Quiz RPG in iTunes or the Google Play Store now! For more information check out the description from iTunes below the gallery.

Description

Quiz RPG: The World of Mystic Wiz is a new Quiz RPG from Kuma the Bear! Answer questions while tackling quests and battle with other wizards in online tournaments!
Download it for free with no registration or complicated controls required. Travel the world with Wiz on a quest to become a Master Wizard!

~Unleash your knowledge as magic!~

The gates of wisdom.
Wisdom is what connects the 108 worlds,
opening the door to mystical powers.
People called these powers magic,
and those who wielded them were known as wizards.
This is the story of a wizard who lived in a world filled with magic…

Quiz RPG: The World of Mystic Wiz is a quiz/trivia card battle RPG, where you will answer questions while taking on quests. The game takes place in a magical fantasy world known as Ques=Arias. You assume the role of a wizard, completing tasks and investigating incidents while competing with other wizards in a bid to become a Master Wizard.

? Just answer the quiz/trivia!
Select from categories such as Sports, Lifestyle, Science, and Geography to start answering questions! If you answer correctly, the spirits (cards) will come to life and attack your enemies!

? Enhance and Evolve your spirits (cards)!
Your spirits will have various Elements, Answer Skills, and Special Skills. You can strategically build your deck around those stats, and combine your spirits by Enhancing or Evolving them to make them more powerful. The game features over 400 beautiful spirits to collect!

? Battle with players from around the country!
Battle other players in online tournaments! You can challenge other players in quests to see who is the superior quiz master! Tournaments are always available, and if you place highly, you will be rewarded with an item that can be used in-game! Go on quests alone, or stage epic quiz battles with other players; the choice is up to you!

? Play the game with your friends!
Follow your friends in-game, and have them follow you back! You can earn Friendship Pts by encouraging the friends you follow. Use the Friendship Pts you’ve earned to invoke new spirits!

-COLOPL, Inc.-

[Via: Google Play]

  • Oak

    So I just cleared the third area”Forrest Village Rallydon” but now I don’t have any other quests? Any ideas?

  • Armani

    Yeah, seriously. Htf do I get to the fourth village? And why haven’t I found the answer online? Every question in existence has at least some type of answer, except this one. Wtf.

  • Kevin

    Great game ! Can’t stop play !

    Use this code to begin the
    game after earning a bonus!
    Invite Code: 85LHPW83

  • Yolo

    This game might seem pretty easy with some of its painfully obvious questions and answers, but there are some really hard questions (get your Google tab ready), its spirit evolve system is also quite difficult in terms of getting the required spirits, there is an event type Daily Quest that can net you that important spirit.To the people asking why the quests end at the 3rd village I think its cos the game hasn’t been fully translated yet..
    Oh and if you all need an invite code….:KGTERH36
    my users ArticFox!

  • 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!

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