Acting all cool and casual, he said, “Fi, my friend told me about this new app called The Test and it’s amazing, you should get it.”
Starting to become slightly more interested, I said, “What’s it about then?”
He replied, “It’s where you test how well your friends know you, and how well you know them.”
At this point my brother was looking as smug as if he’d discovered something amazing, so I shot him down by saying, “Oh right.”
Still, after he went back up to his room, I thought: Actually, that does sound interesting…so without wasting a moment longer I picked up my phone and opened my App Store. I then carefully and curiously typed in ‘The Test’. There it appeared at the top of my search list with a generous 4.5 rating out of 5. Without a thought I pressed ‘download’. This was surprisingly a very quick process and within a minute the app had downloaded. When I opened it, I suddenly heard a loud noise travelling at speed down the stairs. My brother once again skidded into the room and yelled, “You got it, you got it!”
He then said,“Play it with me, I’ll go first.” I now looked at the screen, all confused, when suddenly my brother’s name popped up and it said ‘play’ next to his name. Reluctantly I pressed play and two
questions appeared, requiring me to match my brother’s answers, which I did successfully, and our friendship bar rose. Following this, two more questions came up on the screen, and I had to enter the answers that I thought my brother would give to them. Once that stage was finished, the app instructed me: please wait, it is George’s turn (my brother).
This was my first encounter with The Test and I loved it. It is on-going and can be played with
loads of friends; all you need to play is Wi-Fi. I was not very optimistic about the game when my brother first told me about it, but I tried it anyway and now it is a great pass time and I have found out many surprising facts about my friends which I may not have ever known. I highly recommend this game to anyone of any age from any place. The app is limited in some ways: occasionally I have received the same question more than once, which can be a bit boring and repetitive. Despite this, it is also a test in another way, in that you have to try to remember what answer your friend put the first time.
In conclusion this app is the best thing I have played in a long time. It is a free, fun, active way to communicate with your friends. The Test is quick and easy to play; after playing it once you will feel like you’ve been playing it your whole life!