The ads are crazy!
By Lori Simon Gray
The game overall, it’s good. But you know what makes this game worse? The ads. For starters, it feels like if I click one button and a 30 second advertisement turns on which makes me lose my turn. This especially happens during a triviathon. It’s EXTREMELY annoying. Once I had a really good score on a triviathon and guess what happened next? A 30 second ad turns on making me lose my score. Secondly, some of the ads are inappropriate especially for young children. Now this statement was inspired by another review I saw earlier, so don’t think I’m copying anyone. Now I don’t want to get into details but let’s just say some of the ads are unnecessarily...gross. If I owned this app, I would reduce the ads just by a LOT. And I would actually care about the people who play this game and not the money. This is just sad. I read some other reviews and the game owners replies and all the reply’s basically say is “ oh we will try to help” or something other. And I haven’t seen a difference. AT ALL. Yes, I am saying what other reviews are saying but all I’m trying to do is spread the message. Remove the ads! In conclusion, the game overall is good but the ads are very unnecessary. Especially the 30 second ones. Please reply to this review I would like to see your response and if you really remove at least some of the ads. I have only seen you reply to two reviews. So again, remove the ads!
Overall good except one main problem
By Mr. Thornbush
Overall the game is fun and educational, but I have trouble with the process of submitting questions. I had a question that had a lot of like and hardly any dislikes and it was almost above 85% until someone rated it as it should not be in the game and they must have hit other then immediately hit submit, because I got it back and under reason there was nothing. So all the likes went away on it and I had to start all over. I don’t think if a question has a certain amount of likes and hardly any dislikes that it can be able to be reset by anyone so easily. It would be cool if after someone put that it should not be a question that the report would show up for the next few people to see and they can say if they agree or not. I don’t suggest that this should be the case for every time but if someone has a percentage above 70 for example it should not be so easy for someone to get rid of it. That is my main problem and if it could be fixed I and I’m sure others would greatly appreciate it. Also I’ve had it many times where I’ve clicked to watch an add so I can try again so the add plays but when it ends I appear right where I was and it says I ran out of time to answer the question that I never even saw.
The amount of ads is beyond ANNOYING!
Overall this game is extremely fun and very informative. If you like trivia, this game is for you! I enjoy the variety of questions for each category and the challenges the game has to offer. This app would’ve gotten 5 stars from me had it not been for the ads popping up every 2.2 seconds. Also, if you run out of lives, after every game played this obnoxious tab pops up and says “buy more lives”!!! I don’t want to. I said no. I shouldn’t have to close the tab requesting money for lives after every game played. I’m aware that I’m out of lives, I just used them all. Quit asking for money every 5 seconds. You know, this would be a great app if you’d just remove HALF OF THE ADS and make it more about being an entertaining trivia game for people all over the world rather than a money making machine. Don’t you make enough money as is or do y’all just insist on being greedy? I get it, ads bring in money. So what? Doesn’t need to be overdone. Also, the price for purchasing the app to get rid of the obnoxious amount of ads is a little overpriced in my opinion. Especially for what the game has to offer. Like I said, the game itself is 5/5 stars but the ads make it 1/5 in my book. So, if you’re into trivia games and a buttload of obnoxious ads I’d download this game and have a blast!
Please fix this
I like Trivia Crack, I think it’s a cool app, but there are some things that hinder it from getting five stars. I understand people need to make money through adds. I’m not saying there are too many adds, there are just adds where there shouldn’t be. When playing Triviathon you answer questions non STOP within 10 seconds and if you answer a question wrong or didn’t answer it in time you start again. Seems pretty legit to me, so when playing you shouldn’t be interrupted by adds that make you lose your streak and keep you from getting a higher score and high rewards right? I’m fine with adds but when they pop up and make me lose a round that shouldn’t have been lost, that makes me upset. Please don’t show me adds when I’m in a middle of a game, I’m sure no one wants that. Show me adds when I lose or before I even play. Don’t have pop up adds that take 15 seconds to show and get rid of when I only have 10 seconds to answer a question. This is very frustrating and almost makes me want to delete the app, again! I gave y’all another chance but it seems like things still need to be fixed. Please take this into consideration, I believe it’ll make this app a lot better and will reward itself 5 stars.
Ads, Lives, etc. What happened to just playing the game?
Once you play a certain amount of games (a very low amount) you run out of lives. Then, you have to wait an hour until your lives refill. Dumbest thing ever!!!! You need to get rid of that. I’m thinking about deleting app now. If it’s not fixed soon, I’m done. DO NOT PLAY IF YOU DON’T LIKE WAITING!!!!!!!! Also the ads are terribly long and often. The game is fun itself, 5 stars when you take out the non-trivial stuff like ads and lives. It ruins the game. Good trivia and categories. Good design. I like this game but all these problems makes it fun but annoying. Please fix it. We all know you’re going to say “thanks for the feedback” but you’re not thankful for it at all. As the “I need space” review says in its last paragraph, you ignore/delete the bad reviews and keep the good ones. You don’t care what we say. It is pretty much a scam, yeah, because all you do is fire an ad at us every question. “Buy this app”, “go to this store”, “buy this item”. Uh, no thanks. Sorry, but, we bought this app to play games, not to buy stuff. So stop asking us to. We don’t care. DUMB STUFF. Actually, forget what I said before. Even if you like waiting, don’t download. You’re gonna end up deleting it right away anyway. You’re going to end up leaving a bad review.
Ads, Ads & more Ads
Trivia Crack used to be fun. About 3 years ago it was great. Then...so called ”progress”. The format changes and in came the ads. Relentlessly so. It’s still fun but only somewhat. The coin usage makes little sense since there is no longer any explanation of how many you are spending if you skip a question or use “second chance.” In the earlier version you could count on three coins per use. Now...who knows. You could have a total of 180 coins and after 3 or 4 times of spending them for an advantage find out you don’t have any remaining. And the free spins - even though they allow for you to possible win coins, the other “wins” are absolutely useless. Yet, they are presented as though you actually won something. It’s too bad that this once very good game has devolved into a blatantly crass exercise in getting its players to watch as many ads as possible.
After having played over 5k games of Trivia Crack, I’ve been noticing a pattern whenever the wheel spins for the chance at a free prize. Literally 14 times IN A ROW, the wheel goes past the 500 coin slot into a 1 heart. Chance? No way. This game has become fixed. Soon to delete what was once a good game. I certainly won’t miss the avalanche of ads either.
The Looong Ads
The game is great, but what’s up with the ads that just sit there with “Install Now” on the screen and never go away. I left it up for 5 minutes and no X ever showed up, it just sits there and I have to close the game out just to get rid of it. The 30 second ads are bad enough, but this is ridiculous. Im uninstalling this game.
Responding to Developer Response:
Thanks for the generic response that you guys will do nothing to improve gameplay for free players. Eventually, people will get tired of the long ads and you will maintain a base set of paid players, which will in itself dwindle after so long because for every paid player, you have at least five free players. I understand ads help keep a game going that the majority of players it has are free playing. But your ads are longer, and more annoying than any other game out there. You give similar responses to anyone who complains, basically stating that you will change nothing and focus solely on pleasing advertising instead of customers. You pull wiki questions and answers, giving all of us, both paid and non-players a mediocre set of questions in an attempt to provide good content but toss it all away for a few quarters of pestering ads. Lowering my rating to two stars based off your uncaring response.
Awesome game, but it needs to be improved.
I enjoy doing trivia so I can learn new facts. I thought this game would be satisfactory, but there are a never-ending string of ads that appear throughout the game. There will be an ad if you guess the incorrect answer. I know there is a version of this game that does not include ads. However, it is not free and I honestly don’t want to spend money on some pixels. Many people cannot buy the “No ads” version either. I think that this is a major complaint and problem. I have read many of these complaints that have been posted a year or so ago, but apparently, the people that made this game are not doing anything about banning adds. I think that the ads should be eradicated in the free version of Trivia Crack because there are many complaints about it and it is frustrating for some people. I might delete this app soon and find a better trivia game to play that is free, and has a few ads or none of them. To be honest, I am a patient person. However, I do think that this game has too many ads. If there were fewer ads, I think this game would be even more awesome. Thank you for taking your time to read all of this is you did. I hope you have a nice day :)
An egotistical sellout of a game
By Screw you good sir
Like pretty much everyone, I had this game a long time ago and re-downloaded it with some friends. The depths this game has sunk to is astounding. First of all, the amount of ads is shameful. I've never seen an app sell out this hard. Every missed question, every screen change, pretty much anything you do results in an ad, and a lot of them are 30 seconds long. On top of this, I've experienced ads that appear in the middle of a timed game, and some that even make me exit the app, resulting in an automatic loss. It'a really disappointing to think that these developers care about their customers as little as these developers apparently do. They have no pride in their work, no loyalty to fans, all they care about is money. Speaking of loyalty, the developers are trying to fein interest in the desires of their fans when you look at the app's reviews. Many reviews apparently have feedback from developers, but if you dig a bit deeper, you find that it's only a few responses, copied and pasted over and over again. All in all, the game was good and fun at the beginning, but it got corrupted and monetized by the creators somewhere along the way. At this point they might as well be EA. Honestly I feel stupid giving such a pathetic development staff my time by playing the game, and writing such a long review.
Amazing game, ridiculous bug
By nickname that i am making0274
Trivia Crack is a great game. I've had it for about two (2) years now. Throughout this time they've added many amazing features such as cards, triviathon, and trivia rush. They're all great additions to the game that make it thrilling to play. However there's a bug in trivia rush that makes it far from thrilling. In some tournaments in trivia rush, more than often my app will freeze. I was forgiving and thought it was just me or my wifi and it wouldn't happen later. However once I finished one round, the next round it would freeze again. I found out that this happened with my other friends who played the game as well. Now normally if something like this happened I would brush it off and play just for fun and refresh the app and continue to play. However, if I'm paying coins to play the tournament, then it's extremely frustrating when it freezes. I don't have the most coins to start off with. If I have to pay 800 coins to play a tournament and it freezes every round, soon I'll have no coins. Please fix this bug as it is causing me to possess an extreme dislike towards the trivia rush game feature.