Scene It? Twilight Edition

Game review by
Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media
Scene It? Twilight Edition Game Poster Image
Trivia game for the vampire-obsessed; includes film clips.

Parents say

age 14+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 12+
Based on 2 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Positive Messages

There are no real messages put out by the Scene It? game itself, but the messages kids could take from the Twilight scenes are mostly negative -- teenagers fighting, making suggestive comments, biting each other, etc.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Whether or not there's more to them in the stories, the Twilight characters, as presented here, in out-of-context clips, come across as violent, lascivious, sarcastic.

Ease of Play

How well you can do at this game depends entirely on how obsessed you are with Twilight. The questions revolve around the most minute of details. Actual game controls, however, are easy enough for anyone to handle.

Violence

In clips from the Twilight movie, we see vampires beating on both humans and other vampires, as well as destroying walls, floors, and furniture. In one particularly graphic scene, a vampire bites a girl on the wrist, leaving a horrible bloody wound, then gets into a fight with another vampire, which ends with one of the vampires seeming to bite a hunk of flesh from the other. Some of the trivia questions also reference violent acts, such as one character who must be ripped to pieces and burned.

Sex

Scenes from the Twilight movie show characters flirting and being intimate, but nothing graphic. Some of the dialogue is more suggestive, including a mind-reading vampire claiming to know that other characters are thinking about sex, one clip that contains a verbal reference to the size of a teenage girl's "boobs."

Language

Aside from the aforementioned use of "boobs," not much to worry about.

Consumerism

In addition to its obvious connection to the Twilight saga movies and books, the game package advertises a "Twilight Exclusive Offer Inside!" Kids will find they need to log onto publisher Konami's website in order to fill out a form to receive their free "Twilight lenticular" (which is a picture in which the image appears to change or move).

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Characters are seen holding, but not drinking bottles of beer in one clip. In one piece of dialogue, a character refers to a girl as his "own personal brand of heroin."

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this video trivia game exists specifically for megafans of the movie Twilight and the books upon which the film was based. Film clips used in the game sometimes show violent or suggestive behavior, but if your child wants to play this game, he or she is already a consumer of Twilight media and you've already dealt with any of those potentially problematic issues when your kid read the book and watched the movie. If your children are not Twilight fans, pass this one by.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 5 and 7 year old Written bylisam358 January 18, 2010

Definitely a game for Twilight fans - but you might be better off renting first and trying it

At the beginning of the Twilight craze I thought not much of it -that was until on a Saturday afternoon my 5 year old son was bored and we decided to rent a mov... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old November 26, 2009
hi!!!!!!!!! all
Teen, 17 years old Written byilovekristenstewart July 23, 2010

twilight-GOTTA LOVE IT!!!

i LOVED this game!!! i play it all the time!!! but, i am a twi-hard, so, if anyone out there isn't they may not get into this game!!! i knew the answer to... Continue reading

What's it about?

SCENE IT? TWILIGHT is a trivia game with questions based around the extremely popular teen vampire movie, Twilight. The game uses clips from the film (though not from its currently-in-theaters sequel) to illustrate questions, as well as still photos, character portraits, and sketches. Players buzz in, game-show style, to answer questions. Questions are extremely specific and may not direclty relate to the clips that are shown (e.g., a conversation between characters may be shown, followed by a question about where those characters first met -- in a previous, unshown scene).

Is it any good?

Whether or not you think Scene It? Twilight is any good is going to depend on how rabid of a Twilight fan you are. The Twilight saga is the kind of media franchise that has fans obsessed with the most minute details of the story. They know the names of every minor supporting characters; they remember what dress Bella wore to the prom; they can recite dialogue. So Twilight lends itself perfectly to this kind of trivia game treatment. If you're not a Twilight fan, or even if you're just a casual Twilight fan (do those exist?), you're likely to roll your eyes at the type of information the game expects you to know. But if that's the case, then this game is also not meant for you. From the mist-colored background to the seductive male host-voice that calls players by the names of Twilight characters, this game knows exactly who its audience is—and those people will love it.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about media obsessions. Whether it's Star Wars, Harry Potter, Twilight, or any other franchise, fans can become consumed by the intricate details of these fictional universes? In what ways is this a fun way to get more enjoyment from a movie or book? When can it go too far and become problematic?

Game details

  • Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii
  • Price: $49.99
  • Available online? Not available online
  • Developer: Konami
  • Release date: November 24, 2009
  • Genre: Party
  • Topics: Magic and Fantasy
  • ESRB rating: T for Drug Reference, Mild Blood, Mild Suggestive Themes, Mild Violence

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