Review of the Apple Store app from Touch Arcade, a blog focused on the latest in iPhone gaming.

WikiHunt is an app which can be downoaded for $0.99 from the Aple Store is perfect for anyone who, like myself, has spent (see: wasted) several hours reading random articles on Wikipedia. The premise behind the game is quite simple: WikiHunt provides a start and and an end article and you try to find articles linking them together, in as few clicks as possible.

The game allows both a completely random version, and a custom version wherein the user chooses the start or end page.

From Touch Arcade;

The completely random article mode sometimes results in the two pages being so frustratingly different that you can go forever trying to link them together. You can almost always get to the Jesus article inside of a few clicks from even the most random starting article. Of course, if you get stuck, you can always view the solutions which often are extremely amusing by themselves as getting from one article to another often involves the absolute strangest links.

Wiki Hunt is surprisingly fun to play with friends, usually involving lots of shoulder surfing and arguing over whether or not you can get to the Christopher Columbusarticle by clicking through the 1950 Boston Red Sox season article or not. Also, since the game objective requires you to read each of the articles you’re clicking through to figure out how to go next, you find yourself learning all kinds of interesting facts, all while playing a game.

I really can’t believe how much more fun Wikipedia is when you add an extremely basic link searching game on top of it. If you’re a fan of reading random Wikipedia articles, you really need to give Wiki Hunt a spin.

For all those iPhone users, any thoughts? As I lack the mobile device, I can’t provide my own insight, but would like to hear your thoughts on this simple but amusing app.

-Jessie W.