Product Type: Hasbro toys
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Bop-it all over again!
Hasbro Bop It Extreme 2
Member Name: NotMyToothbrush
Hasbro Bop It Extreme 2
Advantages: Great fun for everyone, added design features.
My sister used to own the original Bop-It Extreme. I always longed to play with it but the majority of the time, I was not allowed. She would essentially torment me with the noises of "Flick it, Bop it, spin it" coming from her room. After months of pleading to my parents at the age of around 9, they finally gave in and got me the newer version, Bop-It Extreme 2.
Both of the Bop-It games have the same concept. Hold the device at the handles with each of your hands. When the voice tells you to either "Flick it", "Twist it", "Spin it", "Pull it" or, you guessed it, "Bop-it", you must do the appropriate action to one of the five input devices on the toy. The aim of the game is to get the highest amount of consecutive correct actions within a reasonable time - you have a couple of seconds to perform each action but this time decreases as you progress). The concept sounds very simple, and it really is, however it does not get boring because of it. If you have another person with you, you will be ever trying to beat their high score but even alone, you can easily entertain yourself for an hour or two
Although the way you play is mostly the same between the two version of this game, there were many improvements made to this device between versions:
The casing of the device was made see-through for the most part.
Personally, I would have preferred it to have stayed opaque as I do not really see the need to see the internal wires and boards of the toy, however it still doesn't stop me enjoying the game.
There were rubberised sleeves added to the handles which made the device far more comfortable to hold, especially for long periods of time too.
The scoring system now used proper English language instead of, as with the last version, a series of beeps which you had to count up to work out your final score. This, along with a memory for the high score, helped me settle many disputes about who had the highest score on the game!
The input devices were also redesigned structurally. The biggest change being the wheel, instead of being a smooth-ish wheel it was changed to a ridges wheel which helped gain grip when sliding your hand down - although still only a minor improvement.
The overall game concept was exactly the same but the small improvements just added to the experience. At the time, this device, from what I remember, was around £15-£20 but has since been discontinued by Hasbro.
Summary: A very addictive game!