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Telly Addicts (DS)

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Manufacturer: Ubisoft / Genre: Family & Entertainment / Release Date: 2007

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      22.09.2009 13:59
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      good 2 player mode but can be boring to play on your own

      This game for the nintendo DS is based on the progamme telly addicts which was presented by Noel Edmunds. As a former fan of the show, I decided to buy this game when I saw it for a cheap price in my local game shop.

      The game consists of several rounds including the following:
      1st round...The screen test.... this is where you have to select three TV screens and then you are asked three questions on unconnected tv programmes.

      2nd round...The Spotlight Round...this is where you have to answer 5 tv show questions.

      3rd round... The Classis Clips.... this is where you watch a brief clip of a tv programme and then have to answer 3 random questions on that particular programme.

      4th round... The Reveal Round... This is where an image of a tv related star/characted is gradually shown and you have to click on the screen as soon as you know who it is. The quicker you answer the more points you get.

      5th round... Guess The Year... you have to guess the year that a programme was released and then answer some questions on it.

      After these rounds, you then have a final round where you have to tap on 'spin' with your DS pen and then answer questions on whatever category the spin has landed on... categories include soaps, comedy and drama as well as others.

      I enjoyed this game although after a few goes it can get repeatitive and a bit boring. However, it has two player mode so you can play friends and then it becomes quite competitive and fun. It takes about 15 minutes to play against an oppenent. It isn't a difficult game but some questions go back to programmes that were on in the 60s so children would probably struggle with it.

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      25.06.2009 21:53
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      Not recommended but was cheap

      As I was always a big fan of the Telly Addicts game show on TV you can imagine my delight when I saw the DS game version of the show. It was very cheap as well at just £9.99. When I started to play it however the reason for the low cost soon became apparent. It was total rubbish. There are a total of six rounds which you will soon know all the answers to after just a few games. This isn't a game with much scope for playing for a long period. The graphics were very basic and the sound effects were terrible quality as well. I am really disapointed at the poor quality of this game which I think has an awful lot of potential and would have been a great hit if a little more thought would have been put into the making of it. It was good to see noel in action again though and it brought back a lot of memories from the tv show. Wouldn't recommend it though.

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      14.05.2009 01:16
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      Good for quiz game fans, limited appeal for others

      Telly Addicts is a game for the Nintendo DS and is based on the BBC television quiz show which was presented by Noel Edmonds.

      It's strange to think that years after Telly Addicts finished the producers of this game still feel there is a demand to release this title, but as a former fan of the show, I was quite pleased to see it released a couple of years ago.

      There are six rounds to work through in the game. You start with the screen test round, then the classic clips round, spotlight round where you get a range of different questions, reveal round where a picture is slowly uncovered, guess the year from various different clips and then finally the random questions round. If you get the most points over those six rounds, then you're the winner!

      The controls in the game are easy to use, using the stylus to select the answers. The game sometimes seems to move a little slowly, but it's easy to pick up and play. There is also the advantage that if you're not sure of the answer, you can normally guess as there are a range of multiple choice answers to pick from!

      Sounds wise, there are some sound effects which are adequate, although there's not much that can be really added to this genre of game in that sense. There are quite a lot of audio elements from Noel Edmonds himself, but these soon became irritating to me, and there are rather more frequent than I would have liked.

      There is a multi player mode, but this is one of those where you pass the console to each other as opposed to a wi-fi network system where you can play with other people. It is better than nothing, but doesn't add a great
      deal to the game or its longevity.

      The game's recommended retail price is twenty pounds, but at the time of writing the game can be found on Amazon for less than seven pounds new, or for just a few pounds second hand on sites such as eBay and Amazon. The game is rated 3+ so is suitable for all but the very youngest of children (although the younger children probably won't know many of the answers!).

      Overall, the game isn't too bad. The relatively short nature of each game does mean that this is a handy game to play when you have a spare twenty minutes or so, and it is easy to play so does have some long term playability value. Eventually though question repetition does mean that the game does become repetitive in general, but if you can get this game for a few pounds, it's not a bad buy.

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      09.02.2009 21:04
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      A nice relaxing blast from the past.

      I have always been a bit a telly addict myself, and eighties tv (from when I was a teen) is definately my speciality.

      I saw this DS Telly Addicts game advertised before I had a DS, and so when I got a DS for xmas, I went straight out on Boxing Day and bought this game.

      It features tv shows from the 60's to modern day, and consists of 6 rounds.

      Round 1 is called "Screen Test", and you have to choose 3 TV screens out of 6, which each have a question behind them.

      Round 2 is called the "Spotlight" Round, and you have to answer 5 random tv show related questions.

      Round 3 is called the "Classic Clips" round where you watch a clip and answer 3 questions about it.

      Round 4 is called the "Reveal" Round, and you have to idenify a pixelated tv personality who slowly becomes more visible, scoring from a maximum of 5 (which is fairly unlikely unless you just guess) down to 1.

      Round 5 is called "Guess the year", where you do guess a year, followed by 2 questions about the show it relates to.

      The final round is called the "Randomiser" where you click the "spin" button using your stylus and answer questions on whatever category it lands on, such as soaps.

      A full "game" takes about 10 minutes, so this is handy if you want a quick game of something while you take a break.

      All the questions have multiple choice answers, apart from guess the year, where the first 3 numbers are provided, and you only have to guess the last number of the year.

      This doesn't allow true 2 player multiplay or download play, and so if you play in two player mode you have to share the console.

      It can also get a bit repetative and some of the same questions do reappear sooner than I would like.

      Finally, there are also an awful lot of the questions which seem to refer to childhood cartoons (Dangermouse etc). That's fab for me, but is not to everyone tastes.

      Overall I this is a nice relaxing, and not particularly difficult game, and so if you are, ideally, a 30-something, then this is a nice way to fill some spare time.

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    Telly Addicts is a TV show, where the aim of the game is to correctly answer as many questions as possible to win the game. As you play, youâEuro(TM)ll progress through a series of quiz rounds, collecting points as you go, with the aim of accumulating the most points to win the game.