What parents need to know
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.
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?
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.