Do you think that you've got fast reflexes? Quick Fingers for Windows Phone is a gaming application that will put even the fastest of fingers to shame. It reminded me a little of the Moron Test but on steroids.
The concept is simple. Quick Fingers presents you with various tests spread over fifteen levels that gauges your reaction speed. Move too slow, you fail. Don't tap the screen enough, you fail. Luckily, there are three levels of difficulty (easy, medium and hard) to lessen the agony of defeat.
Follow the break for more on Quick Fingers and a video demo.
Choose your levels carefully
As mentioned, Quick Fingers offers fifteen levels of play with three difficulty levels (chosen in the Settings Menu). The Easy Level can be extremely humbling and Medium will just make you feel old. The Hard level is just plain embarrassing. My suggestion, start slow at the Easy level and work your way up.
Once you choose your difficulty, then you choose your test. The tests are progressive and once you complete a test successfully, you can re-test yourself from the main menu.
Before each test, Quick Fingers will give you instructions and when your ready to tackle the challenge, tap the screen to take the test. Read the instructions carefully. It's easy to let the excitement and anticipation turn into tunnel vision. The tests are graphically well presented and include simple tasks as tapping the a circle when it turns green.
And some of these tests are tough. Some require a reaction time measured in the mili-seconds or multiple taps within a set time frame. If you fail a test, you can always retry from the "fail" screen. Others calls upon your powers of observation and evaluation in addition to your speed. One test has you tap the screen as fast as possible only when a green rocket appears. Tap the screen after the green rocket leaves the screen and you fail. Tap it when a rocket of another color appears, you fail.
Should you fail a test, you'll have the option to return to the main menu, retry the test or save your score for posterity sake.
Quick Fingers is a fun app to tinker with but it can be so difficult at times that you can find yourself loosing interest quick. I could see Quick Fingers being a conversation piece or a means to some friendly competition but as a solo game, I just don't see it having much staying power.
Graphically the game is well presented and it ran smoothly with no bugs, glitches or crashes experienced. The tests themselves are interesting, challenging and definitely will show you how slow your reflexes really are. Those that throw in an evaluative measure will not only make you feel slow but also door knob dumb.
There is a free trial available for Quick Fingers to let you try it before you buy it. The full version will run you $.99 and you find Quick Fingers here (opens Zune) at the Marketplace.