Parents' Guide to

Smarty Pants

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Pricey trivia game with age-adjustable questions.

Game Nintendo Wii 2007
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What makes this a good game across generations is that it adjusts the difficulty of the questions based on the age of the participants. As you play, the game keeps track of your progress and adjusts the difficulty of the questions to your performance. The 20,000 questions filtered by age is a plus, as is the method of buzzing in by raising your arm. But for a multimedia game, there's very little multimedia, as most questions are just written across the screen and then show four possible written answers.

The worst problem is the price: $50. For what you get, this game should have been priced in the $20 to $30 range. If you own a Wii, are looking for fun ways to entertain a family group, and price is not an issue, pick this one up.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Release date: November 15, 2007
  • Genre: Party
  • ESRB rating: E
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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