94 Seconds - Categories Game

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Saturday, January 19, 2019
Category

Description of App

1 category, 1 letter and 94 seconds to reach the highest score!

A fruit starting with K...
A vegetable with P...
A Sport with T...

Want to play ? then download 94 Seconds right now! More than 25 different categories and many more to come : Clothing, Countries, Colors, Fruits, Sports, Burger ingredients...

INSTRUCTIONS

  • 1 category and 1 letter, you have 94 seconds and no more to get as many correct answers as possible
  • 4 different jokers can help you to find the answer or reach the highest score
  • Spelling mistakes and typos are permitted, within reason...
  • Rare or hard response : 1 point if answer is easy, 2 if it is rare or difficult. Example: A fruit beginning with P? Peach 1 point, 2 points for Persimmon !
  • Series: responses in a row enable bonus points
  • Skip : can't find it? Skip, but 3 seconds are removed
  • Unlock achievements with different records in the app or on Game Center

Analyze your results at the end of the game, look at the examples ("I knew it!") And try to improve your score: best series, average, all statistics are available.


FACEBOOK RANKING
Log into your Facebook account and compare your score to those of your friends!

Version

3.0

Free or Paid

Free

Apple Watch Support

Not Known

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPod Touch

Accessibility Comments

The game is still playable after the latest update, but the accessibility is really all over the place. Up on first starting, you are presented with a what's new blurb. The only way I found to get rid of it is by removing the app from your switcher and opening it again. Then, most of the buttons in the main menu are unlabelled. If this is your first time playing, you get a tutorial which as of writing has 7 pages that you need to advance by flicking left with 3 fingers. When you get to the last page, you need to turn off VO and turn it on again to see the close button. Thankfully, this only happens once. after you enter the game, all the controls there read perfectly, the devs going as far as adding hints to them. The gameplay works just like before, and you can see some comments on it below.Original comments for v2.1: Apart from some of the buttons having slightly verbose labels, it's pretty accessible. At times, you will get tutorial popups and it might look like you're stuck. For those, you just need to double-tap to advance to the next screen and eventually it will go away. When you're guessing, the first letter is given as the text fields label (the part spoken in the low pitched voice), but not entered. I'm not sure if you do need to enter it or not since I played with a bluetooth keyboard and just always entered it.

iOS Version

Unknown

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads most page elements.

Button Labeling

Most buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

There are some accessibility issues with this app, but it can still be used if you are willing to tolerate these issues and learn how to work around them.

Other Comments

This game is really enjoyable, especially if you have an external keyboard. It has a lot of sounds and music so it's definitely interesting. There could be small tweeks made that would improve the experience even more, like automatically reading new categories as they come up, but I'd still like to recommend this game to everyone. Especially because it's free.

Developer's Twitter Username

@94Seconds

Recommendations

1 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Piotr Machacz 7 years 4 months ago

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Comments

Submitted by jukesy1992 on Tuesday, March 5, 2013

I've also given this game a try, too. At the end of a game, iyoucan double tap a word in the list that pops up of your ansers, to get correct spellings and such, it automatically changes. If you got an answer incorrect, you can double tap to view an example of a correct answer. You can also use Jokers which do diffferent things, such as allowing you to lock the category and letter, or gives four different answers, or automatically enters a correct answer.

Submitted by Elena Brescacin on Wednesday, March 6, 2013

hi, i just wanted to warn you that i contacted 94-seconds developer privately about voiceover issues documented in this article and he answered me as follows: --- Thank you so much for your mail! Indeed, we know VoiceOver, but we forgot to integrate it well on our app. We corrected it two days ago, so it will be available in the next update on iPhone and iPad. --- it's just matter of time! I hope he'd accept my help to translate it into italian language, it's a bit complicated when you have words games written in a language you are not properly familiar with. I have no problems with english but when there is a word game based on guessing or association or anagrams, it's less immediate to find a proper word in little time!

Submitted by Clare Page on Thursday, March 7, 2013

In reply to by Elena Brescacin

Hi! I got the 94 Seconds app after reading about it here, and I like it a lot. I played it typing in answers with the onscreen keyboard at first, but, even though I don't consider myself a very slow onscreen typist, I didn't have time to answer many questions for the time ran out. Things were much better when I used my bluetooth keyboard to type answers: I could type them much quicker that way, a pretty important thing to consider with the limited time you have to answer clues in this game. I'm not saying nobody should play this game with the onscreen keyboard, I'm just saying that I personally did much better when using my bluetooth keyboard for it.

Submitted by Piotr Machacz on Thursday, April 18, 2013

Looks like, even though there has been no mention of this in the changelog the devs have been busy. In the new version that just came out, all of the buttons now have clear labels and hints. You still need to manually read the category and first letter, but it's nice to know they have indeed listened to our feedback.

Submitted by KLove on Thursday, July 11, 2013

In reply to by Piotr Machacz

I just downloaded this game and I don't see where buttons are labeled or how to play the game. some things are labeled but not everything. am I doing something wrong? or maybe I got the wrong game.

Submitted by Brooke on Thursday, July 11, 2013

In reply to by KLove

Agreed, KLove. I couldn't get the game to work at all, couldn't get past the tutorial. I could hear the hint and the first letter, knew what word I needed to enter, but the onscreen keyboard wouldn't come up no matter what I did.

Submitted by Piotr Machacz on Friday, July 12, 2013

`I just updated the entry with the issues that just came up. It may be worth taking a look at it again if you're stuck in the tutorial.

Submitted by David Goodwin👨‍🦯 on Tuesday, July 30, 2013

What's New in Version 3.1 
  • Become a GOLD member: Unlimited categories, possibility to choose the difficulty level of your opponent in random challenges, no ads, doubles won Chronos, unlimited avatars, 100 Chronos for free...
  • Use jokers up to 3 times: Every joker can be used up to 3 times in every game of 94 Seconds.
  • Improvements Relax Mode: Small bugs in the Relax mode have been corrected, especially those linked to the usage of the letter joker. New levels are available.
  • Improvements VoiceOver: The accesibility for visually impaired has been improved. 

Submitted by Victoria F on Thursday, September 4, 2014

I'll try this! Thanks for recommending. It sounds like great fun.

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