October 27th, 2021 by Simon Elliott

Quick Mafs - PS5 Platinum Review

Quick Mafs is almost exactly what it sounds like. A very fast Platinum earned by solving quick and simple maths questions.

There's not an awful lot to say about this game as it's about as basic as they come. There are four different "modes" to play, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Kids Mode. As you'd expect, the questions you'll have to solve under each mode are related to their name. For the Platinum you'll need to complete 50 questions in each mode, Skip 50 questions and enter some special numbers as values along the way - 13, 25, 42, 69. They'll still pop trophies even if they're not the right answers so just type them in from the start.

Initially I started playing the game properly and answered 50 addition questions in about 5 minutes or so - most of the time just coming from correcting the very responsive controls as you move the left analog stick to select individual numbers to type in the answer - but it turns out pressing the R1 button allows you to skip a question. Doing this has no penalty so you can actually skip all 50 questions in a matter of seconds and still pop the trophies. Although it took me about 10 minutes to pop the Platinum playing mostly legit, using the skip functionality should let you get all of the trophies in around a minute or two.

Gameplay-wise it's very basic. Choose a mode then you'll be presented with what I assume are randomly generated maths questions. Move the left analog stick onto any of the numbers at the bottom of the screen from 0-9 and press X to enter the number. Once you've typed in the correct answer, you'll move onto the next question. If you mess something up, you can press Square to delete a number or R1 to skip the question completely.




Overview

  • Release Date: 26th October, 2021
  • Publisher: Webnetic s. r. o.
  • Developer: Webnetic s. r. o.
  • Date Started: 27th October, 2021
  • Date Completed: 27th October, 2021
  • Version Played: Digital
  • Price: £1.19

The Good

  • It's almost impossible not to Platinum this game and it's cheap.
  • The graphics are quite nice, abeit simple.
  • Grab the Platinum in a minute or two.
  • Probably quite good for kids to improve their maths skills.

The Bad

  • The fact you can skip all of the questions and still get the Platinum probably means most people aren't going to learn anything from this 'educational' game.
  • The game is PS5-only, so there's no bundle with a PS4 version meaning only one Platinum is available (currently).
  • The controls are a bit fiddly as you'll need to use the left analog stick rather than the d-pad which would have been easier and more precise.
  • For some reason, about half of the screenshots I took from this game just came out completely black. I also didn't get a proper screenshot of the Platinum trophy as the PlayStation didn't capture one. I've not really had any issues like this with other games so I can only assume there's a bug or issue with this specific game when it comes to screenshots.

Hardest Trophy

  • Solve 50 examples in kids mode - Solve 50 examples in kids mode.

Literally none of the trophies are in any way difficult, but assuming you play through the modes in order, this will probably be the last one you pop.


Helpful Tips / Bugs / Glitches / Exploits

If you want the Platinum as fast as possible, this is everything you'll need to do;
 
  • Enter 13 as an answer (even if it's wrong)
  • Enter 25 as an answer (even if it's wrong)
  • Enter 42 as an answer (even if it's wrong)
  • Enter 69 as an answer (even if it's wrong)
  • In Addition Mode press R1 to skip questions 50 times
  • In Subtraction Mode press R1 to skip questions 50 times
  • In Multiplication Mode press R1 to skip questions 50 times
  • In Kids Mode press R1 to skip questions 50 times
That's it. Simple!


Platinum Difficulty Rating - 1/10

1/10

Even if you answered all 200 required questions properly, the game is still incredibly easy. It would definitely take longer, but I'd be amazed if anyone buys this game and doesn't get the Platinum trophy.


Platinum Time - 1+ Minutes

If you follow my little guide above you can grab the Platinum in a minute or two, just pause and jump back to the main menu after you've skipped 50 questions and enter a different mode. If you play it "properly" it might take you 30 minutes to answer all of the questions but either way it's very quick and easy. Why not set your kids away for their homework and have them unlock the trophies for you?


Platinum Enjoyment Rating - 8/10

8/10
I almost felt bad at how easy this was to Platinum, but I can see it being useful to help kids with their maths skills so it's certainly not one of the worst games I've ever played.


Overall Game Rating - 8/10

8/10
Again, it's good for kids and good for trophy hunters but I can't imagine anyone will keep playing this once the trophies have popped. It's cheap though and there's a market for fast and cheap games with Platinum trophies. Not everyone has hundreds of hours to sink into a huge story driven game so this will certainly appeal to people looking to boost their PlayStation Trophy Level.


Platinum #735

Here are my most recent Platinum Trophies up to and including this game.

# Game Date
735 Quick Mafs
PS5
27th October 2021
734 Lady in a Leotard With a Gun
PS4
27th October 2021
733 Zippy the Circle: Levels 11, 12, & 13
PS4
26th October 2021
732 Crazy Gravity
PS5
25th October 2021
731 Crazy Gravity
PS4
25th October 2021
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