In the footsteps of Puzzle & Dragons, Quiz RPG rides TV ad to success


About a week ago we told you about how Japanese game developer Colopl (seriously, that’s its name) had added popular geo-location restaurant game Boku no restaurant II to its platform. The company is busy this week as well, pushing its Quiz RPG: Wizard & Wiz the Black Cat here in Japan.


The quiz/RPG hybrid game (which takes more than a few pages from the playbook of Puzzle & Dragons) has been promoted in a Japanese TV commercial (view it on YouTube) since August 19th, pushing it past the 4 million downloads milestone as of August 23. In the charts below (for iOS and Android rankings) you can see exactly the kind of boost TV promos represent for mobile games in Japan.

Meanwhile, the game has just been released in English as well for anyone who wants to give it a try. The official English language title is Quiz RPG: The World of Mystic Wiz [1]. I was curious to check it out and see what quality of questions it has. So far the questions are decent, although it seems to me that there are an unusual amount of ice hockey-related questions for some reason or another [2].

If you’d like quick walk-through of the English version (h/t Serkan Toto), you can check out my video demo above. The battle card mechanics will be familiar to anyone who knows the genre, letting you collect, enhance, and evolve cards as you proceed on your quest.

Overall the game is not a bad one. And I might play it a little more if I didn’t like Puzzle & Dragons so much. If you’d like to try it in English, you can download it for free from the App Store or Google Play.

Colopl has also released a Korean version of the title, and that’s also available for iOS and Android.

iOS rankings
iOS rankings
Android rankings
Android rankings

  1. Note that when I referred to the Japanese title in English in the first paragraph, I opted to translated the title directly.  ↩

  2. I’m not complaining. I’m Canadian.  ↩