Smarty Pants review

Newsflash: pants are not intelligent

GamesRadar+ Verdict


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    Trivia with local flavor a nice touch

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    Turning on Jeopardy instead

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    Other Planet Moon games


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    Boring as toenail clippings

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    Shallow as a pee-infested kiddie pool

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    Costs as much as a parking ticket

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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.

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DescriptionWho would have thought that an educational game aimed at kids could suck?
US censor rating"Everyone"
UK censor rating"Rating Pending"
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)