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About the Product
- 5000+ Questions and 5 Channels (Music, Movies & TV, Sports, Knowledge, Lifestyle)
- Play With Up to 8 Friends & Family Live In Your Living Room
- 4 player Sofa vs. Sofa Online Multiplayer Gaming
- Downloadable Quiz Packs on PLAYSTATION Network to Extend Your Gameplay Experience
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Bored with "Who wants to be a Millionaire?"
With Buzz! Quiz TV, you'll never need another trivia game for your Playstation 3.
Inside the box is the game, four wireless controllers and a USB dongle. The dongle can connect up to 4 controllers, 2 dongles can be used to connect up to 8 players in one room. Two AA batteries are needed for each buzzer.
The instructions for turning the buzzers on and off are included in the game manual. For the less tech-savvy, the Buzz! website has a 5-page PDF file which explains how the buzzers work.
Buzz! can be played alone, with friends, or online.
The following categories are selectable for Buzz! games:
(1) All types
(2) Movies & TV only
(3) Brainiac only
(4) Sports only
(5) Lifestyle only
(6) MyBuzz! questions
There is the option to choose "Mature" MyBuzz quizzes (online only), view online leaderboards, or test the Buzz! buzzers.
So what rounds are available?
For the single player, there are 3 rounds of "Stop the Clock" - the faster the player answers a question, the more points are awarded.
In multiplayer mode, a single game consists of 7 rounds:
(1) Point Builder - Players answer questions with a time limit, each answer is worth 250 points.
(2) Short Fuse - A random player gets a bomb and must answer a question correctly to pass it. The player holding the bomb when it goes off loses 300 points.
(3) Fastest finger - The player who answers a question the fastest receives more points.
(4) Pie Fight - Answering correctly grants control of the host to throw a pie at your opponents - if hit with 2 pies, a player is eliminated.Read more ›
Cons: Character models are a little generic, lack of variety in in-game question modes.
This is my first experience with the Buzz! game series, and so far it's been very enjoyable. My wife and I invited over another couple, and we played multiple games of 4 player head-to-head matches. The questions are just about the right diffuculty, with some being easy, while others were stumpers. With 4 buzzers going, it's nice that they were all wireless, although you'll have to make sure you buy a bunch of AA batteries to power all of them. We also jumped online to check out some of the top-rated user-created quizzes. These are shorter than the regular game mode (8 questions each), but it is a nice change of pace if you don't want to play the full game.
A few nitpicks; I would've liked to make my own custom character, which is a standard feature in many other games. As it is, you get to choose from about a dozen characters, pick an outfit, and that's it. Also, the game show follows the same format each time, meaning the it has the same series of sections as the game progresses (pie fight, fastest finger, etc)...we felt it could have mixed in a few other modes so that the experience is slightly different each time, and you wouldn't know which mode to expect as the game progresses.
But these are minor complaints, and overall this game was a lot of fun for a few 30-year-olds. grab a few beers, order a pizza, and spend a night inside throwing pies at your friends and family.
If you have to buy one, go for the 2009 version of Buzz Quiz World, everything about it
is 100% better than 2008: graphics, game play, sound, format of game, types of questions, etc....
And of course, "REMEMBER"....for both games you have to BUY A SET OF 4 "BUZZERS", or the game
is unplayable. The "SINGLE WIRELESS BUZZERS are only for replacement Buzzers, in case one of
the 4 Buzzers stops working...If you enjoy TRIVIA with multiple choice answers this game is fun and is
especially fun when competing with others, OR you can play a singles version and try to increase your scores....SAVE YOUR MONEY ON THE 2008 VERSION OF QUIZ TV !!!!.....AND GO FOR THE
2009 version of BUZZ QUIZ WORLD....!!! and have fun, I do....!
First off, this is a really fun game especially when playing with a large group. However, it does have one huge drawback. It requires its own special controllers which can be very expensive and difficult to find in complete working order. I am writing this review in hopes of saving potential buyers from unnecessary frustration, and perhaps even save them some money too.
This game originally came with four wireless buzz controllers. These wireless controllers require a special usb stick, called a dongle, which plugs into the controller port on the ps3. When buying these controllers used they are often missing the dongle, making them completely useless. Unscrupulous sellers will often fail to mention this fact when listing these items. Therefore, always make sure to ask the seller before purchasing them used. These wireless controllers were also known to have calibration problems. In short, it can be a real hassle to get them working properly, even when they are complete.
However, there is a way to get around some of these issues. Buzz games sold for the PS2 also required special controllers, but these controllers were not wireless and were actually much more reliable. The good news is that these wired PS2 controllers also work on the PS3. (Yes, I am 100% sure of this.) They are usually much cheaper also. So then, if you don't mind being tethered to your PS3, you can save yourself alot of time, hassle, money, and frustration simply by getting the wired PS2 controllers instead. In fact, I managed to get both PS3 buzz games, and a working set of 4 wired controllers, all for a grand total of $7.00 from my local used game shop.
Therefore, while I highly recommend these games, just make sure to get the controllers first. The games are useless without them.
Hopefully this review helps you out.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Even thought the main photo explicitly states that it comes with 4 wireless controllers, it does not. Read morePublished 12 months ago by terry
I love the Buzz game! I had it on PS2 and was hoping to find it on PS3. I love the wireless buzzers with the PS3Published 20 months ago by Shanell Wooden
Love the game, unfortunately have been waiting two years and STILL don't have the buzzers. Hitgaming Video Games have said they have sent them, they will send them, they are... Read morePublished on August 12, 2014 by SABrown
It doesn't come with the buzzers, I couldn't figure it out by reading the description.Published on July 9, 2014 by Jennifer L. Monek
Buzz is a great family game; however, this bundle is not priced correctly. The info for this "bundle" indicates that it comes with a PS3 system, hence the $249.00 price. Read morePublished on January 25, 2014 by Raymond L. Robinson