Iconic - Guess The Name Quiz From Picture Icons (Free) by Flow Studio a.s. is a beautiful quiz game that will test your knowledge of pop culture icons. If you enjoyed guessing games like Draw Something and Heads Up!, then you are bound to enjoy what Iconic has to offer.
While I am not a hardcore trivia game fan, I do enjoy them every now and then. They are fun and put my knowledge of pop culture to the test — it’s always fun to see exactly how much I know. One thing I do love, though, are icons. And Iconic is the perfect mix of trivia and beautiful, sharp icons.
The design of Iconic is minimally beautiful, as you can tell from the trailer. The game makes use of vibrant color backgrounds that are pleasing to the eyes, as well as helping make the contrasting colored icons stand out even more. The hand-drawn icons themselves are crisp and clean, just as they should be. The sans serif font used is also appealing, even though everything is in caps. While the game may not be packed with a lot of animations, what is there is smooth and fluid. The game does not have a soundtrack, but there are quirky sound effects that are nice to hear as you play.
Iconic is based on levels, with a new puzzle to solve for each. Things are fairly linear, as you will go through the puzzles in order, though you can always go back to the grid and select a puzzle you’ve already solved. The game has trivia in three categories: Movies, Music, and People, with more to come in future updates. At the moment, you can see what category a puzzle falls into above the icons.
I think it would be cool if the game could separate everything into groups, so you can test your knowledge on one category at a time. The layout right now means everything is jumbled together.
The layout of each puzzle is simple. You’ll see the category, and then an icon. Under the icon, you’ll have blank slots that you’ll fill in with the letters at the bottom pool. A good hint for each puzzle will be the number of words and letters that make up the solution. When you think you have it figured out, just tap on the letters that you want to use in order to spell it out. If you make a mistake, just tap on the letter again to move it back to the pool.
Solving a puzzle correctly will get you some in-game coins. These can be used to purchase hints if you’re stuck. The hint options include exposing a letter, removing letters from the pool, or solving a question. Another option that you can use is to ask Facebook friends to help you, though I would only use this sparingly — otherwise it may come off as spammy. If you’re running low on coins, you can buy more coins via in-app purchase, or earn coins with a few tasks, like tweeting and rating the app.
If you go back to replay levels, the solution is displayed by default, but you can hide it with the eye icon in the top left corner. Unfortunately, you don’t get cash for answering old questions, but it’s fun if you want to see if someone else can get it.
A feature I thought was pretty cool about Iconic is the fact that each puzzle includes an excerpt of the topic from Wikipedia. When you solve a puzzle, just tap on the “i” button and watch it unfold and reveal itself.
Even though Iconic is free and contains in-app purchases, they are not necessary to enjoy the game itself. It’s more about your knowledge of pop culture icons, and it’s a rewarding feeling when you finally figure out the solution (that “a ha!” moment) to a puzzle you’ve been stuck on.
I highly recommend checking out Iconic for yourself if you like iconography, pop culture, and trivia type games. You can find it on the iPhone App Store for free.