Name This Song for the BlackBerry PlayBook by JimmyO Software combines two of my favorite things into one package: trivia and music. Growing up I was always a fan of the game show Name that Tune so it was a no-brainer when I saw this one in App World. I find it to be a fun and addicting game to play if not frustrating at times. There are just some songs I am not familiar with at all (sorry Country). If you're looking for something to keep you entertained click on the break for more information and screen shots.
Players compete against each other to be the first to identify the artist and song being played in the music clip. You're not just competing against other PlayBook owners but people logged in from every game site that hosts it including Facebook and Kongregate. Each match is based on style or category (i.e. Modern Rock, New Alternative, Country, Classic Rock) and consists of five songs. Players choose from among four possible answers and must tap on the corresponding thumbnail. Points are then awarded based on how fast you answer. Whoever has the highest score at the end is declared the winner. If you're not happy with how you're doing simply tap on another match to join.
It is a pretty cool game to play and I find myself spending too much time on it. Some users pointed out connectivity and song delay issues but after installing a recent update I didn't experience this. The only thing I noticed is that you can join a match currently in progress even if it's on Song 5. Other than that I think it's a really good way to challenge your music skills and discover new songs and artists to listen to. Just beware this game might cause you to jump on your computer to download or purchase some of the tunes played. Best of all, it's completely free.
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