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Jeopardy! Sports Edition (Game Boy) artwork

Jeopardy! Sports Edition (Game Boy) review


"Usually Jeopardy games become old fast, and even worse when it is on a portable system, with little to no ability to play two players. Sure you can stick to people on the same gameboy, but that gets annoying fast. Also you have to type in the answers by clicking each key which makes this game long and a hassle. However it redeems itself with it's tough but possible answers. This game is strange, that in most aspects it seems bad, and yet it comes off as an entertaining experience. "



Usually Jeopardy games become old fast, and even worse when it is on a portable system, with little to no ability to play two players. Sure you can stick to people on the same gameboy, but that gets annoying fast. Also you have to type in the answers by clicking each key which makes this game long and a hassle. However it redeems itself with it's tough but possible answers. This game is strange, that in most aspects it seems bad, and yet it comes off as an entertaining experience.

GRAPHICS (6/10): Really there is very little you can do with gameshow graphics, even less when it is on the Original Gameboy. However this a working combination for neither needs to be important, and if you need stunning graphics in a gameshow game, you really need help.

SOUND (4/5): Sound is another quality of little importance in gameshow games. You have the Jeopardy music which sounds fine, and the little buzzer. Unless you can get the people talking, which is near on impossible on the gameboy, there is nothing to expect here.

GAMEPLAY (29/50): Everyone knows Jeopardy, right. The game where you ding on the buzzers and answer triva questions of various prices. The person with the most money at the end wins. All the questions are sorted into 12 categories in 2 rounds. Each of these categories represents a various sport or such... Like Hockey, Tennis, Hodgepodge, etc. Some of these questions are very tricky and will stump you, while others you will cruise through. The gameplay is fun, specially when others are around to help, but it can get tedious. The competitors however will keep it close, so if you are doing bad they will do bad just so the margin isn't bad. This is good, and yet it makes it alot harder to win too.

CONTROLS (5/10): Now the controls are fine, although a bit strange. If you are playing with two players, watch for a few strange button conflicts, and you may miss your buzzer. The buzzer however will react fine when activated, so don't worry about that. The other problem is the annoyance of spelling out the words, for you could miss an answer cause spelling. There is no way around this, but it is annoying.

REPLAYABILITY (10/15): Now it's a gameshow, so you can only play so much if there is a weak replay. Some games the questions will repeat themselves rather quickly, making this a larger nuissance. However Jeopardy's questions you will not come across too much, so you should be fine. This game is fun to play in the car, asking for your parents for help, therefor being a nice game that you should play for awhile.

DIFFICULTY (5/10): This is a very important thing in the gameshow genre. If the questions are too hard, then the game is bad as a result. However with Sports Jeopardy some questions are fairly easy, and yet there are those categories that are near on impossible. Of course this a problem with all types of games, cause everyone has their specialty. So I can't penalize too much for the variety of difficulty.

OVERALL (59/100): Jeopardy: Sport Edition is a fun experience if you are a sports fanatic, who has stat knowledge you will like this game. However you must know your stats and your games to do good in this, for the questions are tough and will keep you thinking. As long as your mind is sharp and fill of sports you will surive.

Rating: 5.9/10

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Community review by ratking (July 11, 2002)

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