Jeopardy! Review

Developer: Artech Publisher: Atari
Release Date: October 28, 2003 Also On: None

The number two show in syndication, next to none other than Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy has finally made its way to the PS2. Just a few years ago, Atari (formerly Infogrames) released this same franchise for the PS One. The PS2 version brings improved visuals and layout, along with of course, brand new answers. Yes, answers, that’s if you have ever watched the show. If you haven’t seen the show, the host, Alex Trebek, gives the answer and you give the question. You pick from six different categories, which are broken up into five different money values, the higher the value, the more difficult it is.

Disclosure: We may earn a commission from links on this page

In the Jeopardy round, questions range from $200 questions to $1,000 questions. $200 and $400 questions can be easily solved, but $600, $800, and $1,000 will take an intelligent person to answer. Categories in each round range from sports, to history, to languages, to religion, and more. In the Jeopardy round, there is only one Daily Double, where you can bid all of your money or a minimum of $5. In the Double Jeopardy round, prices are doubled. The new money values range from $400 to $2,000. There are also two Daily Doubles, where you can bid all of your money or a minimum of $5.

Jeopardy! offers a few different game types, including normal game, solo game, tournament, and a contest exam. Normal game can be played with up to three human players or up to two computer players vs. one human. Before you can start a game, you must select a player slot (8 total slots), where you are allowed to write in your signature. Once you write your signature, it will save your file and then keep records, such as how many games you have won/lost, best score, worst score, best Daily Double, best final, the number of right answers, along with the number of wrong answers.

The solo game allows you to play Jeopardy! without any opponents. This means that you are allowed to pick the category and value every turn and you have the choice to answer only questions that you feel you will get correct. If you miss a question, the answer will not be given, unlike in the normal game. This allows you to keep playing the game and attempt to get questions that you got wrong right, without knowing the answer ahead of time.

The contest exam is a short, 50 question quiz, in which you need 35 correct answers to pass. Questions range from a large spectrum of topics and you are only given one minute per question, which is a 50 minute total. Unfortunately, there is no system (such as the one in the regular game) where when you spell something nearly right, it will show the word’s correct spelling and you can choose that.

If you are reading my review right now, chances are, you are at least somewhat interested in quiz shows and games based off of them. I suggest that if you are interested in expanding your knowledge while still having a good time, pick this title up today. Jeopardy! is the perfect game for fans of the show, along with people who enjoy spending time with family and friends, answering difficult questions in the form of a question.

Graphics: 7.5
Sound: 7
Gameplay: 8
Creativity: 6
Replay Value/Game Length: 8.5
Final: 7.4
Written by Kyle Review Guide

Leave a Comment