Parents' Guide to

Scene It? Twilight Edition

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Trivia game for the vampire-obsessed; includes film clips.

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age 14+

Based on 1 parent review

age 14+

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 movie and he picked Twilight.. I ended up watching it with him and by the end was hooked, wanting to know what happened next. Needless to say that day I purchased all 4 of the books and read them all cover to cover within 2 days. I then found myself watching the movie again and this time it piqued my 7 year old daughters interest. Well from that moment on my daughter and I have become Twilight fans. Twilight Scene It for Wii was at the top of my daughters want list for Christmas and lo and behold Santa came through. As soon as all the presents were opened she immediately wanted to play the game, so we popped it in and set it up for a two player game. At first the controls were a bit confusing as to how to answer the questions; I think that it should have been set up where you could point to the answer with your remote and click a button to lock in your choice, though it only took me a few seconds to figure it out and about two minutes later she took to it. At the beginning we had high expectations and were having a good time, but in no time she became very frustrated because she did not know hardly any of the answers to the questions, whereas I had watched the movie quite a few times ( and yes I am too embarrassed to admit to exactly how many - but let’s just say a lot and at times I would listen to it in the background while working or cleaning as well) so I was able to answer all of the questions with ease - not getting a single question wrong and always scoring the highest for each. It didn't take long for her to become extremely frustrated because mom was kicking her butt. She has subsequently played with her friends (Twilight fans on the same level as herself) and I while watching them play I found that had a real hard time and were unable to answer the questions, which manifested into frustration, followed by boredom and moved on to another game. Since then I have not seen her play the game again. I decided to give it another try on my own, with no kids present, but after playing through the longest round (I believe it was 30 questions) I found I had lost my interest as well, because it became repetitive and not challenging. I rated it for 14+ - but it seems that age isn’t the easiest way to rate this game; it should be rated by how big a Twilight fan you are, how many times you have seen the movie or have read the books. The more "obsessed" you are with the movie/books, the more challenging and fun the game could be (as you would know the answers for many if not all of the questions). But for the younger gamer/child who just went and saw the movie and then move on waiting for the next movie to be released, this game might be just too much for them and become more frustrating and fun. Whether you are a Twilight expert or a novice, the game does get old quick. It is not the type of game that can be played often, as once you go through all of the questions there is nowhere else to go. I see it more as a game to rent, have fun, and return it and move on. I think that if they structured the game with the choice of different levels – novice through expert, and structured questions under each category to fit the knowledge level it might have had a wider appeal. I also think that if they had added some sort of capacity to download new questions/clips or to make it more interactive it would have vastly improve the gaming experience as a whole.

This title has:

Educational value

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (2 ):

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.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Nintendo DS , Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: 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
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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