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For various reasons the "spot the difference" game genre has taken off on the App Store. These games involve looking at two nearly identical photographs and tapping on the areas of difference. It's a simple game but well suited to the iPhone's touch screen.

We've tried a variety of these games over the past few months, and most have them have been pretty disappointing. Photo Spot [$0.99, Lite] was probably one of the best ones available and came out back in Febraury. However, a new contender called What's the Difference [$1.99] was recently highlighted by longtime forum member Carlos-SZ and highly recommended -- and we can see why.

393069_3JVL's entry into this field offers great production value, a variety of modes, a library of 500 photos and even a global high score system.

The game offers both timed (Challenge and Survival) modes as well as a more relaxed Practice mode. Taps on the wrong areas during Challenge and Survival modes incur a time penalty to prevent random guessing High scores are synced to a central server so you can see Daily, Weekly and Champs (all time) score.

If you've been considering a photo comparison game, What's the Difference seems to be one of the best ones available with a variety of gameplay modes and relatively large library of photos.

App Store Link: What's the Difference, $1.99

  • Lucky

    Awesome, I'll give it a try ..

  • Lucky

    Awesome, I'll give it a try ..

  • WeirdingWay

    I'm still waiting for one that actually has challenging comparisons to make. This example here is just another downer of boring spot the missing gorilla targets.

    Until I see a good clone of Photo Hunt from those Megagame 3000 (Don't remember the real name) machines, I will be keeping my money.

    • arn

      you should try the photo spot one (lite linked above), it had a bit harder comparisons from my testing of it. size differences of objects.

      arn

    • Carlos-Sz

      Do you mean MegaTouch? They make commercial machines and they have already released an iPhone game: PHOTO HUNT.

  • WeirdingWay

    I'm still waiting for one that actually has challenging comparisons to make. This example here is just another downer of boring spot the missing gorilla targets.

    Until I see a good clone of Photo Hunt from those Megagame 3000 (Don't remember the real name) machines, I will be keeping my money.

    • arn

      you should try the photo spot one (lite linked above), it had a bit harder comparisons from my testing of it. size differences of objects.

      arn

    • Carlos-Sz

      Do you mean MegaTouch? They make commercial machines and they have already released an iPhone game: PHOTO HUNT.

  • http://www.3deified.net Senior Coconut

    From the same gaming minds who brought you Word Search, Press Any Button and Guess Which Line is Longer...

  • http://www.3deified.net Senior Coconut

    From the same gaming minds who brought you Word Search, Press Any Button and Guess Which Line is Longer...

  • Exodus

    Another good example: PHOTO PLAY: Find it! There is also a free version in the AppStore. It's also a port from these commercial machines in bars and includes a mass off pictures, but I bought it for 99c. ;)

  • Exodus

    Another good example: PHOTO PLAY: Find it! There is also a free version in the AppStore. It's also a port from these commercial machines in bars and includes a mass off pictures, but I bought it for 99c. ;)

  • Lucky

    I tried it, pretty easy and boring ... Don't buy it.

  • Lucky

    I tried it, pretty easy and boring ... Don't buy it.

  • n8r

    I guess I have the highest score in the world right now so...
    Awesome app! Someone beat me! Come on!!

  • n8r

    I guess I have the highest score in the world right now so...
    Awesome app! Someone beat me! Come on!!