Akinator The Genie: In-depth Review of a Mind Reader Game

For a while, I was searching for a good app that can read our mind. No, I am not talking about an app which simply tells what we are thinking, but this app asks us to imagine a person (Real or fictional) and asks us some questions about the person. We should answer them correctly, and within 20 questions it will guess the person correctly.

I am talking about ‘Akinator The Genie‘ from the company Elokence. We can say that this game is a success by looking at its downloads. It has over 50 million downloads and a rating of 4.3/5.

Akinator the Genie

Many have tried to understand the algorithm of Akinator the Genie because it’s algorithm is one of a kind, and that makes it magical. Rhett Allain of Wired has come up with a theory of how the game works, you can check out the article here.

I have personally used this app a number of times, and every single time it gives me the correct answer. I was surprised when it gave me the right answers even when I thought about South Indian actors and politicians. I thought about former President of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam and it gave me the answer in under 11 questions. Sometimes it answers faster than 11 questions too.

Note: They have a web version of this app so that you can try out this game before downloading. Click here to go to the web version of their app.

Here I have Uploaded some of the screenshots of me playing ‘Akinator the Genie’. Here I had Dr. APJ Abdul KALAM on my mind. Always answer correctly to the question asked by it. For each question you have 5 options to chose from, They are:

  • Yes
  • Don’t Know
  • No
  • Probably
  • Probably Not

There is a thing called ‘The PREMIUM potion’ which unlocks much more characters+No ads, and this is a paid potion for which you have to pay a small cost of about Rs. 20(around $0.30). If you have money, I would advise you to buy it, not for removing ads, but for paying respect for the hard work the developers had done for developing this app(You will understand it while playing). 

Another feature is called ‘Aki Award’.What you have to do is make him guess forgotten characters, who have not been played for a very long time. There are 5 awards: STANDARD:+100Gz, BRONZE: +200Gz, SILVER:+400Gz, GOLD:+800, PLATINUM:+1500Gz. The awards are in increasing order by the time the character you thought was played by someone else. Gz is Geniz(coins) which can be used to buy accessories and modify the genie to make it look beautiful.

We can connect via Facebook and see our rank with our friends who use this app and challenge them.

The game size is 47 MB, if u don’t have enough data, then you can try their lite app: Akinator Lite, which is only 7mb. They have another game called Akinator Safari, which guesses an animal.

So guys, try out this app and enjoy. Let me know in the comments section below, how you enjoyed the game.

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