Buzz! The BIG Quiz (PS2)
Genre: Puzzle, Party/Board Game, Kids/Family - Quiz/Trivia - Publisher: Sony - Developer(s): SCEE - Age Rating: 3+
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Review of "Buzz! The BIG Quiz (PS2)"
I asked my parents to buy me Buzz & Singstar 80s for Christmas, but they got me a digital camera instead (no complaints!) so I went and bought them for myself.
We had my fiancé's mother staying with us at the time so we all had a drink and played Buzz. She is a bit of a technophobe so it took some explaining to her, but we were soon on the edge of our seats.
The game starts as though you are being shown into the tv studio. You see the floor manager and answer questions about the game you want to play - e.g long or short game, older music, newer music, or all music.You choose a character from 16 lookalikes from the pop world, you then choose their outfit and the sound of their buzzer - these range from animal noises, to a burp or horns, name your player and away you go.
Into the studio and we meet Buzz & his assistant Rose. Buzz is the host of the quiz, introduces each round and gives a commentary of the scores. Rose will tell you how to play each round - when you know what you are doing you can just hit the red button and Buzz will tell her that the explanation isn't needed.
Buzz also makes some wisecracks if someone is falling behind, or if you're hanging around between rounds.
There are eight different rounds. The first round is the Point Builder which lets you build up some points.
Then we have Snap, if you see the right answer on the screen you have to buzz in as quickly as you can.
The third round is Fastest Finger - where you will get more points if you are first to answer. The points decrease if you are 2nd, 3rd or 4th.
Pass the Bomb is the 5th round - you are given a ticking "bomb" which will go off in a certain amount of time. Answer the question right to pass the bomb, if you get it wrong you keep the bomb and have to answer another question. If you are left holding the bomb when it goes off - KABOOM! There go your points!
Point Stealer - Here you get to steal points from other players, if you can buzz in first and get the question right!
Buzz Stop - When your buzzer is lit up you have to press it to get the question. I can never press it in time, so I tend to wait until others have tried to press it and missed. If you are the last one left who hasn't had a go you can have a go at the question. This is a pass or play, so if you think you know you can answer, or pass it on to someone else if you don't!
There is also a Tie-breaker round, but we've never got to that because my friends and family are so far behind me :o)
Very fun & exciting game - but I need some new competition cos I win all the time.There are also BUZZ Sports and BUZZ Movies coming soon this year, to add to the collection - my fiancé is looking forward to the Sports one because he will definitely beat me!
Product Information : Buzz! The BIG Quiz (PS2)
Manufacturer's product descriptionGenre: Puzzle, Party/Board Game, Kids/Family - Quiz/Trivia - Publisher: Sony - Developer(s): SCEE - Age Rating: 3+
Release Date: 17th March 2006
Genre: Puzzle; Party/Board Game; Kids/Family
Sub Genre: Quiz/Trivia
Platform: PlayStation 2
EAN: 711719673569; 711719676768
Listed on Ciao since: 09/11/2005