If you fancy yourself as a bit of a music buff, then why not put down your copy of NME, stop strumming your guitar, and take a break from heading out to the latest gig, by picking up a buzzer and testing your knowledge of all things musical with a quiet evening in front of your TV as you play Buzz! The Ultimate Music Quiz. The merchants listed above are parting with copies of the game for £14.98, which'll save you just over £3 on the next best offer coming in from HMV. Also, this one includes some buzzers along with the game, so you can jump into things as soon as you get the box open!
If you're a Twilight fiend who knows every nitty gritty detail of Edward and Bella's history, then you might get a kick about grabbing this game and having a themed quiz night, otherwise it'll probably make you vomit faster than a supernatural creature falls in love with a vulnerable young woman. There are two modes in the game that fire a variety of questions at you, some of which come with clips from the film. Grabbing a copy from HMV'll set you back £4.99, which is £3 cheaper than the next best offer coming in from Amazon.
The Buzz games are pretty good fun for a quiet night in with family and if you grab one of the various instalments it'll definitely make an appearance at some point during one of the many holiday seasons. This one's great for those of you who are plugged into the music scene, and not only will you get a copy of the game, you'll get four buzzers as well. Also, the £17.99 price tag over at Amazon'll save you over £2 on the next best offer coming in from Cool Shop UK.
Want to test your general knowledge of sport, wildlife, and TV in the UK whilst you're on the move? Well why not grab a copy of Buzz Brain Of The UK on the PSP for £9.39, which is over £3.50 cheaper than the next best offer coming in from HMV. Thanks to the pass around mode included in the game, you'll also be able to use the PSP version for a cheap and cheerful quiz night at home with a total of six people.
NB. Although this went out of stock minutes after being written up, you can still reserve to collect for next week at this price, which, considering the saving, we figured might be good to bring to your attention.
Apparently if you want to play any family games with your nearest and dearest, you're going to need multiple extra bits of hardware tat. Quiz games, let's be honest, don't really need an extra pad with a big red button (there are plenty of buttons on your standard controller!), but it's a good way of bundling things with games and potentially squeezing more money out of us: the innocent consumers.
Well this would be the case, except for the fact that someone over at HUKD has stumbled upon a mega-deal of quiz-flavoured awesomeness. Argos are currently giving away copies of Scene It? Box Office Smash for £4.99, along with four buzzers. Now considering that the game by itself is retailing at the moment for around £8, and that the buzzer bundle can't be found for less than £13, I'd say that's a bit of a corker.
In fairness, the buzzers appeal to something that's deeply ingrained within all of us: the desire to press big red buttons. The controller can't really match it for sheer simplicity and, let's face it, these games are really designed to appeal to everyone, including people who've never heard of Dual Shock or an analogue joystick in their lives.
Scene It? is surprisingly good, more or less striving to be Microsoft's answer to Buzz!, and it makes for some excellent multiplayer entertainment that isn't rude, offensive or particularly taxing in terms of mechanics, but will instil a healthy dose of competition and a deep seated desire to win.
Although limited to the movies, this proves extraordinarily well focused, with some cracking rounds such as Sketches, where a clue is slowly drawn on the screen Pictionary-style, Pixel Flix, which sees an 8-bit recreation of a movie you have to name and then answer questions on, and Celebrity Ties, where you have to guess the correct link between a smattering of celebs.
It's all very straightforward and accessible, with a wide range of questions designed to probe the minds of movie buffs, whilst not alienating the casual audience who don't own Hitchcock's entire collection and who can't quote every last word from Withnail and I. All in all, then, it's a bit of a steal at under a fiver, and well worth a look for some Easter weekend fun.
Thanks to Cos2k3 at HUKD
Yes I know. It's a PS2 game, and not even a terribly good one at that...unless you're a kid. And that's absolutely fine. You see, the Buzz controllers were made to appeal to the most childish of instincts: the desperate urge to press the big red button. This may be a PS2 game, and therefore only compatible with certain PS3 models (why Sony, WHY?!), but the four Buzz controllers included here will certainly work with your next-gen rig.
Essentially, therefore, you're getting four Buzz controllers for just over a fiver. They're almost certainly wired, but at this price, who's complaining?
If you do have a backwards-compatible PS3, then you'll find out that Think Fast is actually far from a bad game, invite some friends around and it's actually quite fun for a little while. Robin Williams' genie was born to be a gameshow host in another life, and the Disney subject matter makes it perfect for good clean family fun. It might seem a bit babyish to some, but put an eight year old in front of it and the game strikes gold.
To be honest, this is worth it just for the buzzers, wired or not, and with the library of Buzz games expanding, it's a surefire investment for some family downtime.
Thanks to skusey at HUKD!
There’s There's nothing quite like having a few laughs with a good old interactive quiz game over the Christmas holidays. So if you’re one of those competitive movie buffs who love to decimate confused grandparents and in-laws with your superior film knowledge, you can currently get hold of Scene It! Bright Lights Big Screen! for £16.95 from Zavvi which is the cheapest price available. Remember to text Zavvi to 82100 to get £1 off the original price however.
Scene It! Bright Lights Big Screen! is the third iteration of the Scene it! series. The game challenges players to answer questions based upon films released in the last four decades and up to the first half of 2009. Players can select from a range of different game modes which include Party Play, where players can drop in and out of a series of non-stop puzzles. Play Now, in which players can select from either a long or short, more structured kind of game. Or the new Fast Fire mode, where players have five minutes to answer as many questions as possible.
Most of the mini-games are carried over from previous Scene it! titles. Most consist of watching a clip from a particular movies and answering questions, but old favourites such Child’s play – in which you have to guess the name of a movie from a child’s drawing – are still present. However many of the reviewers do acknowledge that although fun, Scene It! Bright Lights Big Screen! isn’t quite up to the same standard as its predecessors. The visuals aren’t as good, and there is no avatar support, which means tha Scene It! Bright Lights Big Screen! feels more like an expansion than a credible sequel.
Thanks to Millarcat from Hotukdeals.
It’s true that Christmas is still a fair way off but we all know how time flies. So if you fancy getting your hands on Scene it? Lights, Camera, Action for the Xbox 360 – a perfect game to play with family and friends etc over the holiday season – it’s currently going for just £9.73 from The Hut. The package includes four Big Button Wireless Pads and beats the next best deal by more than £5 according to price comparison.
Just like the popular series of interactive quiz games Buzz! Hollywood, Scene it? Lights, Camera, Action challenges players to compete against each other by answering various questions on movie trivia. However unlike Buzz! Hollywood, Scene it? Lights, Camera, Action is a game which will please film buffs as it’s more challenging, with greater emphasis on obscure and underground film titles rather than just commercial releases.
The game itself consists of various rounds hosted by the Mr Scene it, the innocuous, but rather irritating producer who informs you at the start of the game that he wants to evaluate your movie knowledge. Mr Scene it then proceeds to guide you through various rounds and ask questions based on a short clip from a film, or a particular drawing, or a sound clip.
The idea of the game is of course to buzz in with the correct answer before your opponents. With some 1800 questions which feature a diverse range of film trivia, Scene it? Lights Camera Action is a highly accessible addition to the home quiz game genre, and one which would make the ideal Christmas gift.
Thanks to Adslave from hotukdeals.