Magical Games says the inspiration for Game Show Adventure came from popular TV shows like the British shows Catchphrase and The Crystal Maze along with some of the best global electronic games from the Atari and Nintendo era.
Other contests include word games reminiscent of Scrabble and Wheel Of Fortune and a memory game that works like Simon, an electronic memory game that I played with my children.
Game Show Adventure is set in three different zones, starting with an Aztec city and moving to the pyramids of Egypt, then on to games of chance (and skill) in Las Vegas. The game tracks your scores and compares them to high scores from around the world. It is also self-contained, so you can play on an airplane or when you’re out of Wi-Fi range.
The game is available for handheld Android devices and tablets at the Google Play Store. The download and the first round are free, but once you’re hooked, it costs $3.65, £2.95 or 4 Euros to move on.
You can get a closer look as the game in the video below and on the Game Show Adventure website as well as GSA’s Facebook page and @gameshowapp on Twitter.