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Smarty Pants review

Newsflash: pants are not intelligent

For

  • Trivia with local flavor a nice touch
  • Turning on Jeopardy instead
  • Other Planet Moon games

Against

  • Boring as toenail clippings
  • Shallow as a pee-infested kiddie pool
  • Costs as much as a parking ticket

Nov 21, 2007

And the EA success train chuffs ever onwards, from The Simpsons to EA Playground to this: the video game equivalent of bingo night at the senior center. You answer questions. You spin a category wheel with the remote. Occasionally you partake in a game to set a wager - a shooting gallery so shallow that it makes the remote synchronising screen look like Mario Galaxy firing on all cylinders. Dull, dull, dull. Localised questions are a nice-ish touch - even if it does result in a whole bunch of questions about the same few bits of pop culture. The saddest thing? In their earlier days, developers Planet Moon used to be cool. To see them working backwards to this utterly trivial pursuit isn%26rsquo;t smart, it%26rsquo;s just pants.

More Info

GenreFamily
DescriptionWho would have thought that an educational game aimed at kids could suck?
PlatformWii
US censor ratingEveryone
UK censor ratingRating Pending
Release date:13 November 2007 (US), (UK)
Available platforms:Wii
Genre:Family
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