Jeopardy! (Game Boy) Playthrough - NintendoComplete -

Jeopardy! (Game Boy) Playthrough – NintendoComplete

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A playthrough of Gametek’s 1991 game show adaptation for thr Nintendo Game Boy, Jeopardy!

Following their 1990 release of Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy! was Gametek’s second game show game released for the Game Boy, and it was also the only “game” the company published for the handheld in 1991 – the rest of their line-up consisted of software in the short-lived “InfoGenius Productivity” series.

Jeopardy!’s first Game Boy adaptation is a slight upgrade over Wheel of Fortune, with character avatars and larger, cleaner graphics, but it lifts its interface almost wholesale from the earlier game. It’s a bit spartan, but it’s easy to see on the Game Boys blurry LCD panel, and it does its job just fine.

The appeal of Jeopardy! will depend on which what you think of the show. Being based in trivia, it requires a fair amount more thought that Wheel of Fortune (which is, at its core, a dressed-up version of Hangman), but that also gives Jeopardy! a lot more to engage with. The game’s packaging touts “over 1,500 new questions,” and while this isn’t a huge number, it is an improvement over earlier 8-bit translations of the game, and its enough that you’ll play several games before running out of new material.

Each game plays out like it does on television – you still play a Double Jeopardy! and a Final Jeopardy! round, and Daily Doubles are present and accounted for. And, even though there are only two contestants in any game, the cart does allow for two-player competitive play with the use of a link cable, providing both players have a copy of the game.

Like a lot of early Game Boy titles, Jeopardy! is simple and straightforward, but it works well with the format. If you are looking for a version of Jeopardy! to play on the go and don’t demand a ton of flashy bells and whistles, this version is still a solid way of providing some portable trivia fun.

*Recorded with Retroarch shaders to mimic the look of the original hardware.
No cheats were used during the recording of this video.

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  1. The first time I gave the question "Davis" and it said it was wrong, is about how long it would have taken me to throw that game into the gutter.

  2. It might not be flashy, but the original Jeopardy! Game Boy game does a solid job of recreating the famous trivia show for people who want to play on the go.

  3. Only two players? Well, not unusual. In the 1978-1979 run, the lowest-scorer was eliminated in the 2nd round, and only two players played in it.

  4. Love GameTek's US quiz show releases! There's something charming about them (J!, WoF and others), and they're fun to play!

  5. haha… I dunno why back then, I thought I would look intelligent watching this type of shows

  6. Anyone who bought a physical copy of this game is an asshole

  7. quiz games age as well as unregenerated milk

  8. This is interesting but it still makes you ask, why?!

  9. I also like how they still managed to have the players in such 80's/90's fashion.

  10. Am I the only one that really liked all the game show adaptations during this time? DOS, the NES, etc., I played just about all of 'em (with the NES Remote Control being a longtime favorite). Even outliers like Hollywood Squares was fun. Even my mom would jump in with Jeopardy on the NES (with me having to control it for her). I kinda miss these types of games.

  11. I call BS on your not getting the President Davis question correct. And it's hilarious to see your opponent Mike there grinning like an idiot.

  12. Little VG trivia: Any Jeopardy game/video game version that came before the 2001-2002 season has the old $100-500 values for Jeopardy and $200-$1000 for Double Jeopardy. During the 2001-2002 season they doubled the values to their current $200-1000/$400-$2000 values.

  13. Who’s watching this after Alex Trebek’s passing?

  14. This version of Jeopardy was actually done by Data Design Interactive, the same guys who would years later do all sorts of awful Wii games like Ninjabread Man.

  15. You can change the person?????? How did I not know this???

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