Introducing Powerups!

The latest update improves the game experience by adding powerups, which give players special abilities if they land on a space with a powerup.

Note: This feature is optional and can be turned off from the game options on the launch screen.

The powerups are placed randomly on the game board. If you land on one, you will get a special ability. Which ability you get is random, but also based on your position on the game board. This means players who are further behind will get more offensive (attack) powerups to help them get ahead, whilst players in the lead will get powerups which are more defensive, to help them retain their position.

Another thing to note, is that a player can use a powerup at any time. It will show in a little box at the top right of their screen, where they can click/tap on it at any moment to activate it.

This player has the cannon powerup

Here’s a full list of all the available powerups, along with explanations:

Cannon

When this powerup is activated, the player will get a view of the game board pop up on their screen, where they can click/tap on a space to choose where to fire at.

If there are any players on that space, then they will move backwards 2 spaces.

This powerup is available to all players, no matter what their position. However a player who is at the top is less likely to get this.

Energy Blast

This is available to those players who are at the bottom. When this is activated, an energy blast will emit from the player causing all other players to move backwards 1 space!

+1 Score

This simply increases the player’s score by 1. This is available to players who are at the top as well as the middle, albeit less likely. It helps to strengthen their position (remember, score is taken into account when there are multiple players on the same space).

Speed Boost

This moves the player 2 spaces forwards. It is available to players who are at the middle and bottom positions.

Teleport

This will teleport a player randomly between -3 and +3 spaces (yes, you can go backwards with this!).

It is available to players around the middle positions.

Swap

This will cause a player to swap position with the player in front. It is available to players at the middle and bottom.

Shield

This will create a force field around the player which protects them against other player powerup attacks, such as the cannon, energy blast and swap. It is available to all players, however you are most likely to get it when you are at the top.


Attack powerups, such as the energy blast, cannon and swap, will only affect players who are still playing (players who are finished will not be effected – so they don’t have to worry about losing their place!)

What do you think of this update? Do you have an idea for a powerup? Let me know in the comments below!

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Tim

I launched QuizWhizzer in 2017 when I was a student. It was built for my physics teacher and the goal was to digitalize one of his methods of teaching, to make it quicker and easier and as a platform other teachers could use. Now it is used by teachers all over the world and I'm actively working on making it better!

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