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327 ratings

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GF Rating

Really Bad

$100,000 Pyramid, $1 Development Budget

posted by jayerk (BUFFALO, NY) Aug 5, 2011

Member since Apr 2011

I'm a huge fan of many trivia/word games, but this one is just so incredibly flawed that it's difficult to play.

The graphics are quite bad, which I don't normally expect to be wonderful, but it bears mentioning. The controls were jumpy and many times it took multiple button presses for the game to register the action. It was ridiculously easy as well.

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Really Bad

Not very good

posted by pg1067 (LONG BEACH, CA) Jul 11, 2011

Member since Jul 2011

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

The format of this game mimics that of the TV show. However, whereas the real game show was fun because of the interactions between the host, the celebrities, and the players, this game has none of that (and, in all fairness, it probably would have been impossible to recreate that in a game).

The clues given by the fictitious celebrities (would have been better to license real celebrities' likenesses, but I do understand that would have come with an added cost) are very awkward and short (often coming in the form of "synonym of mud; synonym of dirt; relates to filthy," etc.). The answer interface is also awkward. When you decide to answer, it freezes the clock, and you start typing your answer. If you've got it right, the correct answer (along with three alternatives) will come up after only two or three letters. There are also no categories that refer to pop culture (e.g., "things associated with [some TV show or movie]") or things like "famous Teds" (or, if there were, I didn't find them). While I suppose this keeps the game from being dated, it also leaves out a lot of the fun.

Finally, when I played one-plyer mode, the computer player was not at all challenging.

All in all, quite disappointing.

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not bad...but...

posted by JCBear (ANDERSON, SC) Jun 2, 2011

Member since May 2011

I give this game a fair 7. The gameplay was good, however my main complaint was having to SPELL OUT THE ANSWER. Otherwise I enjoyed it, hit the top of the Pyramid 4 times.

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