Sunday, August 17, 2008
The Weakest Link!
My kids have been watching The Weakest Link recently, prompting my son to pick up the PS1 version of the game. I've never seen an episode of the show, so my kids had to show me how to play (they thought it was funny that it took a while for me to grasp the "bank the money" strategy). I like trivia, so I enjoyed the game, and my kids found particular delight in voting me out (meaning I lived up to the title of the game).
Players can select from 24 different characters and three difficulty levels, and there are 100,000 different questions, meaning repeats are relatively few and far between (compare this to the paltry 600 questions in Who Wants to be a Millionaire: 2nd Edition for the PS1). The obnoxious (yet popular) Anne Robinson is on hand to moderate the action, which can be enjoyed by up to 7 players. Categories include Arts & Entertainment, History & Politics, People & Places, Science & Nature, and Sports & Leisure.