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Buzz! The Hollywood Quiz

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

A great PS2 trivia game for film buffs.

Game PlayStation 2 2008
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If you're a movie buff, this is the PlayStation 2 game for you. Aside from showing clips and stills from some of the last half-century's greatest movies, the game also serves up plenty of fun and obscure trivia into which film fans can sink their teeth. Did you know, for example, that as a youth Jim Carrey wore his tap dancing shoes to bed in case his parents were ever in need of some spontaneous, late-night cheering up? Or that Casino Royale holds the record for most flips of a single crashed car? (007's Aston Marton flipped seven times, in case you were wondering.) And it's all been put together in a deep, highly customizable package that offers a variety of single- and multi-player game types.

Of course, the risk in making a trivia game dedicated to a single subject is that anyone not interested in that subject will likely perform poorly in the game. And while The Hollywood Quiz does offer several levels of difficulty -- the easiest of which even people who aren't fans of film should do reasonably well at -- it doesn't really level the playing field, since any respectable movie buff will ace every one of the easier questions. Still, the game's name ought to tell potential players all they need to know about its content, so any non-film fans who still elect to play will have only themselves to blame if they have a bad time.

Game Details

  • Platform: PlayStation 2
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Release date: March 11, 2008
  • Genre: Party
  • ESRB rating: T for Crude Humor, Drug Reference, Mild Language, Mild Violence, Suggestive Themes
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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