The definitive quiz game once again returns on the PlayStation
Portable, however this current installment is targeted towards the
ďaussieĒ gamer with a variety of Australian based quiz questions
For those unaware of Buzz which was originally released on the PS2,
itís a quiz show game that allows up to four players to engage in a
variety of entertaining quiz questions that is hosted by ďBuzzĒ, aka
Jason Donovan (Neighbours) and provides some comedic relief. Best of
all, this quiz-like experience has been successfully translated to
the portable world of gaming.
Buzz is looking for Australia's
greatest quiz brains! With thousands of questions on your
Australian culture, movies, music, sport and more, do you have
what it takes to be Brain of Oz'.
Over 4000 questions included (1000
unique to PSP version), alongside hundreds of licensed picture
assets and videos.
Exciting Pass-Around and
game-sharing multiplayer quiz modes all tailored especially for
Extensive single-player mode
challenges players to beat various quiz rounds and earn medals
for strong performances.
Buzz in anytime, anywhere. Enjoy
Buzz! portable quizzing wherever you are on PSP.
5 question topic channels to test
your knowledge (Movies and TV, Sport, Music, Lifestyle,
Thankfully Buzz! Brain of Oz does not take itself seriously which is
probably why it has succeeded and even though the PS2 and PS3
version requires buzzers to play, the developers have ensured that
the majority of the gameplay, including the fun has been
successfully transferred to the PSP.
Although the PSP version boasts an in-depth single-player mode where
the gamer must choose their avatar and attempt to answer an almost
unlimited number of questions, itís actually quite fun in attempting
to beat your previous attempts. Eventually questions will come up
again, however there is a huge amount available.
Add in an interesting and fun multiplayer version that we played on
the plane from Melbourne to Sydney and this is the perfect party
game for people on the go. The multiplayer version is great because
no one can see the other players answers and you can even target
your friends or ďfoesĒ with certain questions that may be their weak
spots such as categories on music or films.
Although the majority of questions are international, the game does
contain that odd Australian question and we were horrified on many
we got wrong. Itís ironic that the international questions are
easier to answer than the Australian questions, however Iím guessing
thatís what years and years of US and UK television will do to you.
Graphically, the title is quite reminiscent of Buzz on the PS2 and
PS3 and it uses a wide variety of animated graphics from the players
and buzz to assist with that whole quiz show experience. Add in
clips, stills and sound clips and you have one good looking and
sounding game. The music sounds just like a quiz show and there is
also quite a large amount of dialogue in the game.
At the end of the day, itís good to see another Buzz! game on the
PSP that although doesnít add much, actually nothing new in terms of
gameplay, itís good to see that there is a plethora of new
questions, 4000 to be exact that should keep most gamers going for
quite some time.
Definitely a fun experience that has more content than those
Nintendo DS games!