New ZuneHD Apps: Music Quiz & Animalgrams


Looks like the folks at Microsoft are still continuing to roll out applications and mini-games for the Zune HD, some of which are being ported over to Windows Phone 7 e.g. 'Goosplat'.

Two news ones that are now available are 'Music Quiz' which  uses the Zune's music library to...well quiz you on music. Functioning like those common bar-quizzes, the game allows you to pick an artist, genre or playlist to test your skills on two-levels: 'normal' and 'hardcore'.  

The other game, 'Animalgrams',  falls into the puzzle category as it uses 'the Jungle of the Savanna' as a background theme for figuring out anagrams.  Hmmm...witty one there, Microsoft.

Both look like great time-killers and are quite fun. These two new games brings the ZuneHD game count up to 14--not bad for free, as all are actually really enjoyable.We also really hope 'Music Quiz' makes it over to the WP7 Marketplace some time. Fire up your Zune connect software and head to the Marketplace to download.

As always, both are free.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • only Music Quiz is new, animalgrams was released a couple weeks back with MSN money
  • I'm a big music player, now on my WM 6.5 AT&T Tilt2 (aka HTC Touch Pro2). I'm generally satisfied with WM Media Player and how it syncs with my PC. Does anyone know what will happen with Window Phone 7? I like the idea that Zune features will be added to Phone 7. But will Phone 7 sync "dated played" and increment "play count" as WM 6.x does with my PC now? Anyone have hands on experience?
  • Looks like Microsoft did it again...Now in Zune marketplace METRONOME.
    Their developers may be using Marketplace with Zune HD as their sandbox for developing the app store model for Windows Phone 7 Series. I thought I had read that the Zune software will be used for media syncing with Windows Phone 7 Series.
    I noticed also that Twitter was updated.