Buzz! The Mega Quiz
Buzz! The Mega Quiz is
one of the latest Buzz! games on the PlayStation 2 that returns one of
the world's most popular quiz games with gamers playing against other
opponents in order to win huge dollars. With over 5000 questions, there
is definitely a genre and question for everyone which easily makes this
the most entertaining party games on the PlayStation 2.
Once again in order to truly experience
this title, the player needs to have the "Buzz" buzzers available which
can be purchased with this game, separately or previously purchased with
other games. The title also contains some mini-games that need the
traditional DualShock controller for something completely different.
The gameplay behind Buzz! The Mega Quiz
gives the players a variety of questions to answer and those that answer
the fastest by pushing the buzzer and correct colour, wins that
question which accumulates towards their points. As with real-world quiz
games, the speed of your answer plays a huge factor in beating your
opponents. Even if you push first, you still need to answer the
question. So make sure, you know what you are talking about.
The Mega Quiz contains a plethora of questions with various pictures,
music and even video clips to keep the questions varied and
entertaining. The first round of a standard quiz sees contestants being
allowed to pick categories for each other, which is straightforward
enough and pretty easy. Whether it's from sports, history or music, this
is as close as some of us will get to competing in a quiz show.
By halfway through, you'll be facing
elimination from an entire series of questions in Winner Stays On. At
the end of the game, all of your scores are converted into precious
seconds on a timer which trickle away as you answer questions, with the
timer only stopping when you get correct answers, and only granting you
extra time when you're the fastest to answer correctly. It's tense,
slightly silly, and extremely good fun.
Occasionally, you'll find a round which
doesn't do much for you such as the Buzz' Mystery rounds in the middle of the
standard game are a good example, as they're sometimes entirely random
in their allocation of points, often have nothing to do with general
knowledge, and don't do much to make the game fun. However, you can skip
them entirely by simply creating a custom game and unticking the rounds
you dislike or play a really straightforward test of general knowledge
by setting how many questions you want, and simply accruing scores for
The player characters, too, are amusing enough, without having the
"straining to be funny" feel that many other games end up suffering
from. Buzz' co-host, Rose, even gets a few moments in the limelight,
particularly when you choose to skip her descriptions of how to play each round. Rather than merely
skipping forward, you get a little comment on the way, some of which
are funny enough to induce a genuine laugh. It all contributes to a
great atmosphere; the little sarky comments, jokes and humorous digs are
perfectly tuned to ensure that the experience is fun and irreverent.
Graphically, Buzz! The
Mega Quizz may not win any accolades with its simplistic graphics but
what really draws out the game are the sounds and clips that when
matched with gameplay, create something unique.
In conclusion, Buzz! The Mega Quiz! is a
must have title for those lovers of the Buzz! franchise or for those
looking for an exciting party game that everyone can play. Check out!