Parents' Guide to

Scene It? Box Office Smash!

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Movie trivia game features PG-style film clips.

Game Xbox 360 2008
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While Box Office Smash! feels akin to its predecessor, it features several subtle changes that enrich the game experience. For starters, the goofy preamble that preceded most rounds (and significantly slowed down play) has been drastically abbreviated. We're still treated to the odd quip, but it's short and sweet and doesn't feel like its coming at the expense of the game's pace. What's more, there are now more than 20 kinds of game types, including several new challenges such as Crossword, in which movie titles must be guessed based on gradually revealed clue words that highlight individual letters in a movie's name, and Pixel Flix, a puzzle that sees famous movie scenes recreated in old-school 8-bit video game graphics.

The most significant addition is an online multiplayer mode that lets us instantly hook up with other Box Office Smash! players over Xbox Live. It's a great way to satisfy a Scene It? fix when none of your friends are available to play. Plus, it makes use of the Xbox 360's new customizable avatars, which means your onscreen character in the game will be the one you created and attached to your Xbox gamer profile.

Game Details

  • Platform: Xbox 360
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Microsoft
  • Release date: October 28, 2008
  • Genre: Party
  • ESRB rating: T for Use of Alcohol and Tobacco, Violence, Crude Humor, Blood, Mild Language, Sexual Themes
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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