Jeopardy

 
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Trivia-based TV show comes to life in a challenging Wii way.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

The atmosphere of the game is friendly and encouraging, and makes sharing knowledge fun.

Positive role models

Alex Trebek is the only character featured in the game and the computer-generated version comes across with style and grace that emulates the real-life host of the television game show.

Ease of play

The title's controls are intuitive and easy to use. Players that have Wii Speak can speak category selections, select dollar amounts and answer questions. Those without the Wii Speak, will find the game easy to navigate with the Wii remote.

Violence & scariness

The questions can reference violent world events in which people were killed.

Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

There is the tie-in to the television show, and the occasional answer may refer to a movie, musical albums or other items in pop culture.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that JEOPARDY is based on the television game show.  As in the show, players attempt to answer questions tied to dollar amounts, and occasionally bet earned cash on questions when the Jeopardy and Double Jeopardy cards appear as well as during the final question in the game. The answers (players are required to determine the best 'question' for the given answers) can reference news, history, geography, pop culture, and a wide range of other topics, all of which means that younger players may find the game too hard even though this title is presented in a multiple choice format. Up to three players can participate but a Wii remote is needed for each player.

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What's it about?

JEOPARDY follows the format of the television show with categories appearing on a board and dollar values assigned for each of the 'answers' within the category. After the clue is given, players buzz in and select the answer they feel is most appropriate from several choices. There are two rounds to the game with a final question at the end that allows players to bet cash earned during the previous rounds. In addition to the main game modes, there are two types of mini-games between rounds, and players can unlock contestant customization options and concept art from the television show.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Jeopardy may follow the pacing of the television show, but the pacing may be a touch slow for many people. The graphics are rather mundane and while there are more than 2,400 clues (or answers) in the game, the game just lacks excitement associated with other video games that are based on television game shows. This is not a bad game, by any means, and it will appeal to those who enjoy trivia and keeping up to date on current events.

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Game details

Platforms:Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
Price:$24.99
Available online?Not available online
Developer:THQ
Release date:November 2, 2010
Genre:Party
ESRB rating:E for Alcohol and Tobacco Reference, Violent References (Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi, Nintendo Wii)

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Adult Written byJEDI micah June 21, 2012
 
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I'M THE FIRST USER ON COMMON SENSE TO REVIEW THIS GAME!!!

I like the show, so that makes this game a good one because it is exactly like the show! It is perfect for people of all ages! Some of the questions are hard, so I suggest playing this game on the easy level!
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Great role models
Too much consumerism

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