The Impossible Quiz 2 is the sequel to the original Impossible Quiz which was released back in 2007 on Newgrounds. Both games were made by Slapp-me-do who also released the “Impossible Quiz Book” in 2009, which is the quiz in book form with 3 grueling chapters of difficult questions. The premise of the games is quite simple. Just answer the question at hand correctly to continue. Easier said than done. Especially since some questions aren’t more like questions than they are tasks to perform, such as moving the mouse very precisely through a maze. The original quiz game was such a big hit, it needed a sequel and then Slapp-me-do came out with the Impossible Quiz 2. Both of these games even got their own iOS app ports so they can be played on-the-go.
The controls for the quiz aren’t too difficult to understand: Answer questions correctly and if you can’t, it’s game over. Only a computer mouse and keyboard are required. Any simple mouse and keyboard combo will do. The main point of the game is to answer questions correctly until you get to the end. Most of the questions in the quiz can be answered with the mouse but sometimes the question may want the player to type something on the screen, in which case a keyboard is definitely a necessity.
The player starts off with 3 lives, losing one each time a question is answered incorrectly and, if all 3 are gone, it’s game over. Slapp-me-do wasn’t too harsh with his quizzes since he did add some “Skips”. Skips are power-ups used to skip questions, although using these prematurely or on easy questions resulted in regret during the later parts of the quiz. Also, there aren’t any checkpoints during the game so good luck beating it on your first try with no cheating. Bombs are another aspect of the game, added in to up the difficulty even more. These bombs limit the time the player has for certain questions and gives anywhere between 1 to 11 seconds for the player to answer the question but if the player answers incorrectly or runs out of time, it’s game over.
Changes from The Impossible Quiz 1
This sequel to the original Impossible Quiz involves more questions, a new power-up, and a better overall design. The original quiz had 110 questions whereas this sequel has 120. The sequel also introduces a new power-up called the Fusestopper which defuses bombs. The amount of lives you start off with are now 5 in the sequel.