Jeopardy: Sports Edition
Reviewed by Dyson Turner
Jeopardy Sports Edition was a challenging game. Know not
because of some mega hard boss, or intriguing story line, or
even it being a lot of fun. This game really tested your
sports knowledge, and you had to be pretty good to beat it.
I actually had a good time playing this game, every time I
pick it up I find new questions I never been asked before.
Well that is because there are over a thousand questions,
and this game is kind of sports educational. After a few
plays of this your old sports knowledge will increase, and
you have to either get a good shake of categories that you
are familiar with, or you might just go home with nothing.
Since this game really doesn't have a set "story" if you
would like to call it that. I will talk about the graphics.
The graphics were stellar, and each character was real large
in highly detailed from a far. Trebek was done well as well,
he looked like his television counterpart too. The set
resembled the older dated one that was on the show not the
newer sleeker one where use to seeing today. When I said
that the players look good from far away is this, when you
get up close they look real grainy and pixilated, but from
far away they look good though. You will notice this even
when you first play it, that the characters just don't look
good close up. Even though they don't look good up close
this doesn't take away from the graphics at all. When you
think about it these are some of the best graphics on
genesis not too many games have people that look this
realistic. Their isn't an audience and I find that strange,
well if you count the flat audience you see during the
beginning of the game, during the title screen. Overall
everything in the entire graphics department did a good job
of making this look as realistic as possible.
Sound 8.0/ 10
The music in this game was great. Hey who didn't love the
old jeopardy theme; this is a good midi re make of the
theme. Even when the game starts up you here grainy voice
say "This is Jeopardy" well that was pretty good too. When
you play you hear all the noises from the game like the
buzzer and Trebek's voice. Alex Trebek said quite a few
things though, like I'm sorry, Categories, and the correct
response. There wasn't any other music in the game besides
the Jeopardy theme song, and the Final Jeopardy music, which
goes slower than the theme song does. Both of these songs
are the older version, and not the one's you may be use to
listening to today. Sound effects were at a minimum besides
when the categories are being called off, and you hear that
little note for each one and the buzzer you don't hear much
else. As a whole the graphics and sound work well together
and produce a great game for both the eyes and ears.
Game Play 9.0/ 10
This game is for one or two players. You get 5 different
characters to chose, form. A Basket ball player, Figure
Skater, 2 Tennis Players, and a Base ball player, each one
is know different from the next unless you consider their
looks. You first play Jeopardy, then Double Jeopardy, and
then Final Jeopardy just like the Television show. When the
categories are presented to you, you have the option of
asking for new categories if you don't know much about what
they show you. There are all sorts of categories, like
Classic Football, Basketball, Olympics, numbers, potpourri,
Baseball, Ice Hockey NCAA and many more. Even if you seen
the category before the questions will be different though.
It is more fun to just keep the original categories, than
changing because you don't know much about what has been
shown. You have about 30 seconds to type in your response
after the question has been read and the timer starts
counting down. Spelling errors aren't counted, so if you are
not good at spelling then you will have a hard time.
Although you can cheat, you can type in as many names as you
want and if one of them is correct then it will be counted.
When naming a person you only have to know their last names.
The same thing with cities and states, I wouldn't advise
this takes away from the game and I consider it bad. Playing
with 2 players is a lot of fun, because sometime neither opt
to go first because they want to see which one is wrong. You
can also practice by choosing one player and play by
yourself or you and a friend can play with the , or
by yourselves. The difficulty is intermediate, and their
isn't and save or passwords.
This is still a good game, and on a rainy day it poses a
good challenge and quite a fun one. The replay value is
high, unless you played this a million times, you still will
run into new questions, or at least in a different order
because their always random. The Fun factor is high to
because with two players go 1 on 1 it can get heated, and
there is some strategy involved. Which is different from
real life because in the real show you don't know your
opponent's weaknesses. This game you do if, you're boxing
buff just take all the boxing questions to knock them out of
contingency. This game is more adult generated because
younger audience may not know some of these questions. The
only problems I had were it was too easy to cheat and it
took the fun out of this game, they should of put something
in to stop that. Same thing with numbers just put in all of
them and you'll get it no matter what. If you are looking
for a good game, to test your vast sports knowledge then
looks no further than this one.