game show in which questions are answers has been revamped and
re-released as Jeopardy! 2003. The graphics are great,
Alex Trebek appears throughout with commentary (like, "you DO
know your history!"), and the popular trivia game show is
quite faithfully recreated.
can choose a Normal Game wherein they play against 2 computer
opponents. They can adjust the IQ of the computer opponents on a
slider. The computer contestants speak--they choose the categories
and provide answers. Players buzz in by pressing the spacebar, and
they can adjust the buzz-in time, if so desired, to any of 2, 4,
6, and 8 seconds. They need to type out their answer. Even though
the spelling accuracy required can be adjusted on a slider from
loose to strict, it is inevitable that there will be some
disappointments with answers (questions!) that are not accepted.
As long as you keep this in mind, however, this mode of play is
healthy and fun. Players advance through the Double Jeopardy round
to "crunch time", Final Jeopardy, in which they make a
wager and compete on the final answer.
Game" mode is supposed to be a great way to practice
Jeopardy, but the disappointing element of this mode of play is
that no correct answers are supplied when players' answers are
incorrect! We wonder why the game developers chose not to supply
correct answers in this learning/practice mode since correct
responses are given in the "Normal Game" mode.
This flaw aside, however, the
game is a pleaser. Jeopardy pros can choose to play in Tournament
of Champions and against other human opponents, although they must
have proven their abilities in their game "career" with
$75,000 of earnings. Taking a contestant exam is the other
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reviews, or to buy:
- Nice graphics.
- Entertaining gameplay.
- Rather faithful
recreation of the television game show.
- "Normal Game"
mode lets players know the correct responses.
- The "Solo
Game" doesn't provide correct responses.
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