Power-ups help you in the quiz. As of TIQB, there are 3 kinds of power-ups. All which are hidden in the quizzes and have to be found in order to obtain them.
"Often mistaken for simple green arrows, these beasts allow you to skip one question" - TIQB instructions
Obviously, they let you skip the question. There are questions which can't be skipped though.
In the first quiz, the skip is pretty useless, because you would need a full skip metre (seven skips) to complete the last question, but in The Impossible Quiz 2 and The Impossible Quiz Book, it is the most powerful power-up available.
"Little purple semi-squishy, semi-robotic creatures that spend most of their lives asleep.They only awaken when they catch the smell of a burning bomb fuse...they can't stand it!" - TIQB instructions
Note: In Spatula Future (What an awesome pun!) The Fusestopper replaced the Lifebuoy because Splapp-Me-Do realised that the Lifebuoy was 'not that good'.
"So, you're 68% sure you know the answer to a question. But that still leaves you with a 32% chance of losing a life. It's a tough choice - what do you do, WHAT DO YOU DO?!" - TIQB2 instructions
- Skips make brief appearances in some episodes of Splapp's Badly Drawn Dawg series, namely in:
- Season 2, Episode 1, in the very beggining, where the dog gets gets hit by a flying Skip.
- Season 2, Episode 2, in a trash bag as an icon.
- The Christmas Special. It's seen when Badly Drawn Lemur is digging through a trash can.