Everyone's familiar with peekaboo, that simple yet enthralling game that's a hit with babies everywhere. Babies can't get enough of it, and that makes grownups keep playing. I've also heard that it's actually beneficial to the babies' brains as they are developing.
ANDROLIFE introduced us to an Android app called Shocking! Peekaboo! that puts a new, rather terrifying spin on the game.
Gameplay is really basic. Start up the app, and a picture of a baby pops up.
Cover your smartphone with your hand like you're playing peekaboo, then uncover your smartphone quickly and a picture of a different baby pops up.
Do this a couple times, then all of a sudden you get quite a fright with a pretty terrifying pic!
I've posted a video below that gives away the entire gag, so don't watch it if you want to try the game out.
Google Play has a lot of positive comments with stories of people scaring their loved ones.
I knew what was coming before I tried this app so the surprise was lost on me, but this app will definitely fool your friends if you can get them to play it on your phone.
So please, scare all your friends with this app. I wish someone had used it on me before I found it!
Device used: Xperia arc (SC-01C)
Publisher: fuate Co., Ltd.
Last updated: 9/12/2011
Compatibility: Android 1.6 and higher
Translation by Jason Morgan