Music guessing games really took off with the release of Song Pop. The mechanics of that game was extremely straightforward – you listen to a snippet of a song and the person with the fastest time in guessing the song takes the point. It mimics the game mechanics of an old game show called Name That Tune.
A new app is riding on the wave of Song Pop’s popularity and hoping that it will get its own following. Name That Jam! has similarities to Song Pop in that the object of the game is to guess what the song is based on a small sampling of the song. The difference with Song Pop is that there is a “back and forth” element to the game. You choose which song you want your opponent to guess and vice versa. Only one song is sent to your opponent to guess and after he has tried to guess it, it’s his turn to send a song to you. Then you amass points for each correct answer.
Name That Jam! is a fun game especially if you’re a music buff. I don’t know how extensive the library is but I do keep getting some songs quite often so maybe it’s not that deep yet. Another glitch in the app is that I always get a “File Error: Unable to configure network read stream” message. I don’t know how rampant this error is but the developers should look into it ASAP.
If you’re a music buff then you should take the time to check out Name That Jam!