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Genre: Quiz/Puzzle/Strategy :: Players: 3+ :: Released: 25/6/05

Trivial Pursuit 20th Anniversary Edition Review

Developer: Mr Goodliving


Game Features


Good electronic reproduction


You cannot see the whole board on the screen

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Review Details
Handset Nokia 6600

Costas Stephanides’s Review

Review Date: 27/6/05

20 years of the ultimate quiz compressed into 170k

Trivial Pursuit has been around for ages, 20 years actually (might be 21 by now). Following in the steps of Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit has also been transferred to the Mobile.

The graphics are good. Simple, bold colours ensure you know your pieces position and your available moves.

As you would expect, the categories faithfully match the cardboard original. One of the main differences in the mobile version is the introduction of multiple choice answers. This does help a lot, there are no more arguments like; 'You said Beatles but the answer is actually THE Beatles'.

To make things even easier and faster, the answers are numbered 1, 2 and 3 and you can just press the corresponding button rather scrolling through to select.

They have put a little sound in the game as well, a little dice roll and some tones if you are right or wrong.

The questions are not too hard, especially compared to Trivial Pursuit Classic and your percentage of correct answers are stored and used as a high score.

In case you have never played Trivial Pursuit before, here's some quick instructions. A die is rolled and you can move your piece in any single direction. If you land on a coloured square you must answer a questionp; 'Roll again' squares are also dotted around the board. Each colour relates to a specific category; Sound ansd Film, News, Innovations, etc. If you land on one of the six large sectors and you get the question correct, then you get a coloured wedge to put in your cheesecake (or pie, or whatever you wish to call it). Once you filled all six sections you must then travel to the centre spot (answering questions on the way) and a answer a final question from a random category. Depending on the luck of the die and your knowledge, the game could be over in 5 minutes or 50 minutes. The game can be played with 5 other players if you really want to test your battery.

As well as the standard mode, they have introduced Time Attack. This is pretty self-explanatory, each question must be answered within a time limit. However, the timer doesn't start until you click to see the multiple choice. Unlike standard mode, where you play until you complete your cheesecake, you are only allowed 5 wrong answers before its game over. In addition to this, every correct answer will gain you a wedge for that category. If you manage to answer the 6 different categories correctly then you enter the bonus round. Here, you get to answer one question from each category. If you get them all correct then a big points bonus is in store for you. As with most Mr Goodliving games, the high score will take plenty of attempts to beat.

The gameplay is great, there are two modes and the game speed is as fast as you want it to be.

If quizzes are your bag, then add this to your collection.