I'm stunned this has a five star rating.
I really want to love this app. I love the Schmoedown and play this game is like being in the schmoedown, to a point.
First the good: the production value is top notch. The clips of Mark and Kristian, the music, the wheel, opponents staring you down, having to fast-forward through the rules explanation... it all feels so much like the schmoedown!
And I commend Collider for putting out a pay once game rather than a pay-to-win free app.
Also, the system they have for tapping in your answers and the app confirming them against a database is beautiful! I wish more trivia apps did that.
But that's all the good I can say about it. Here are the problems:
Once you sink a few hours into this app, you'll get to the point where you'll see a question you've never seen before about once per game. Which means this game becomes less about knowing trivia and more about memorizing its very limited set of questions and answers. It's still a game at that point, but it's less Jeopardy! and more Memory.
The opponent matching system for league challenges is buggy as hell and it's impossible to earn a sizable amount of coins through that system, which means you have to shell out cash for Inner Geekdom access. IG seems cool at first (I get to play against Hector Navarro, my favorite YT movie guy!) but you don't get any new questions with inner geekdom... it's simply a filter that leaves out non-Geekdom categories. So you have a smaller set of questions and the geekdom questions just get older faster.
There's a bug in Sudden Death matches where you can answer the correct answer and still lose. This bug is what prompted me to come write this. It's super disappointing to get to Sudden Death, know you're safe because you answer correctly, and see the end screen announcing Tom Dagnino as the winner, with "not Finstock" staring at you with those shark like sociopathic eyes.
There are small bugs with some of the questions. You can answer James Stewart and be marked wrong because they were looking for Jimmy Stewart even though James Stewart must be in the database since your answers all come from the database.
Also it irks me every time it asks for the "make" of John Wick's car and the correct answer is "Mustang." C'mon, guys.
If this game had more questions and Inner Geekdom gave you even more questions instead of being just a filter, I'd give it 4 stars and recommend you purchase it. Five stars if all problems were addressed. But as is, it's a good tech demo and not worth paying for.