Beat the Intro (interactive) (DVD) (Amaray)
Test your music knowledge with friends, family or just yourself. Over 3,000 questions based on intros, lyrics, pictures and and the history of your favorite songs and artists from the past five decades. It's easy to play. Challenging trivia for rookies, know-it-alls and everyone in between makes it fun for the whole family! Randomized questions makes the game new every time! The clock's ticking... Beat the Intro!
Think you can name that pop tune in a few opening bars? Then Beat the Intro is the game for you. The wildly addictive game contains more than 3,000 song clips, grouped into decades: '50s-'60s, '70s, '80s, and '90s-'00s. The gist: a screen comes up with three possible artist/song title names and the intro to the song begins playing; use your DVD remote to choose your answer (some may prefer the faster gameplay of the computer, using your mouse). If you choose wrong, you lose; if you get each answer in a set right, you win, but are still evaluated by how quick you are. The mix of artists is impressive (from the '50s, you might hear Elvis, Doris Day, Buddy Holly or Jimmy Dorsey, for instance), and the game can be played solo or with up to four players. For the best challenge, choose "Random," to mix decades up, and it will soon be clear whose brain is littered with the most useful pop-culture flotsam and jetsam. (It can be a mixed blessing, however, to win a round, only to realize it was because you really did know the difference between Mac Davis' "Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me" and Bread's "Baby I'm-a Want You.") And don't think because you think you remember, say, the early '90s, that you'll have total recall of all the Country Hat Acts. Beat the Intro is great for families, parties, and know-it-all pals, challenging, but broad enough to let everyone test his or her knowledge. OK, strike up the band! --A.T. Hurley