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Xbox 360 Game Review: Scene it? Box Office Smash

Posted by Mister Random on November 29, 2008

Game Details

  • Title:  Scene it? Box Office Smash
  • Developer: Krome Studios
  • Released (UK): 14/11/2008
  • Typical Price (UK) : £20 solus, £35 with Big Button Controllers
  • Age Rating: 12
  • Game Type: Movie Trivia Game
  • Online Multiplayer: Up to 4 players

    One Sentence Summary

    An Enjoyable Movie Trivia Party Game

    Overview

    Graphics

    Not really applicable for this type of title, they do their job and the movie clips are of a good quality, my only issue is that my Avatar is not brought into the game correctly and is bald for some reason in the Scene it game

    Sound

    Again not really applicable, the movie clip sound is clear so it does the job

    Gameplay

    I have never played the Scene it? board game but the Xbox 360 version is a series of movie trivia based mini-games, some of which are buzz in to win and others are points given depending on how quickly you answer. The types of game vary from watching a movie clip and answering questions some of which are only loosly based on the clip, to putting films in order of their year of release. There are 2 types of standard game, short games that last 15-20 minutes and long games which last 30-45 minutes depending on the games selected and how quickly people answer.

  • I also recommend playing with the big button pads rather than the controller as the pads are arranged so that the buttons match up to how the answers are displayed on screen and makes it very easy to play, it also allows up to 4 people to play on one xbox if you get the version with pads or the earlier version with pads Scene it? Lights Camera Action.

    Learning Curve

    Practically None

    Difficulty

    To play the game easy, to get the right answers that can be hard especially if you haven’t even heard of the films

    Lifespan

    This is a game which can have quite a long life span especially if you often have friends over and want something everyone can play

    Flaws

    For the type of game it is, none of real substance aside from the aforementioned avatar issue. The main thing against it is that it offers little over the Original Scene It? and is essentially an expansion of the game, but it is pitched at the type of price that means this is not that big of an issue.

    Overall

    A very good party game for the Xbox 360, and a useful game to have at hand even if you think it will only be used infrequently

    A quick note from a practical standpoint if you need the big button pads (in the UK) I would recommend rooting out the earlier version of Scene it with the pads and buying that and the Solus Version as it only comes to ~£5 more than buying the Version of Box Office Smash with the pads

    Rating 

    4/5 – If you want a party game for the Xbox 360 and like movie trivia games a must buy

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