Developer Scimob is on a roll with their â€ś94â€ť series. The first entry, 94 Seconds, challenged players to a Scattegories-style word game of finding as many items as possible that fit a specific category in 94 seconds. Their second, 94 Degrees, cleverly used the classic â€śwarmer / colderâ€ť hint system to direct players toward pinpointed areas on an object or image, such as a city on a map.
Their third entry in the less-than-100 trilogy, 94%, utilizes a category-guessing system similar to Family Feud, but with a few playful changes.
94% pits players against general categories like those you would find in Family Feud, such as â€śFruit with seeds or pitsâ€ť or â€śFirst thing you do in the morning.â€ť As a break between standard categories, theyâ€™ve also included standalone pictures where you have to list objects found in the image.
While there are dozens or potentially hundreds of â€ścorrectâ€ť answers, you have to submit the choices that add up to 94% of the surveyed answers. This means instead of only searching for the single, most popular choiceâ€”e.g., â€śappleâ€ť for the fruit category at 33%â€”youâ€™ll also need to think of less popular answers to fill in the rest of the missing percentage.
This can be tricky in cases of really low-percentage answers, but the game offers a number of supports to help you track them all down. First, it lists the number of answers you need to uncover (some categories have more than others) as well as the percentage that chose that item, even before you find it. So, before typing in â€śappleâ€ť in the above example, you would see a blank box with â€ś33â€ť on it to indicate it was a popular selection. When you see a box with a â€ś5,â€ť you know you need to start thinking, well, outside of the box.
There are also â€śletter jokersâ€ť available for purchase with the coins you earn by completing levels. These provide the first letter of a missing answer, as well as how many letters it contains total. These are cheap at 10 coins a piece, considering 94% generously starts you with 600 coins, meaning you should never feel completely stuck on any given word.
The final help and one of the most impressive is the gameâ€™s ability to accept similar and almost-there answers. You donâ€™t have to get a word exactly right for it to count and can often even use loose synonyms. On the â€śFirst thing you do in the morningâ€ť category, I typed â€śeatâ€ť and was awarded the correct answer for â€śbreakfast.â€ť I typed â€śyawnâ€ť and it counted for â€śstretch.â€ť This is a far cry from the days of NES Jeopardy! when â€ścatsâ€ť would not be accepted for â€ścat.â€ť Occasionally the game over-corrects your answers, as it thought my answer of â€ślemonâ€ť in the fruit category was a misspelling of â€śwatermelon,â€ť but Iâ€™m too impressed by the other instances to dwell on the few aggressive handholds.
94% currently has 135 categories to work through, as well as surveys you can answer to help contribute to future levels. It’s a free download on Â iOS and Android, and one of our top answers for â€śGames you should try this week.â€ť