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This really is a game from my childhood and, in my opinion, the most iconic real-life game of the 00s. My sister got this when she was about 14, that would have made me about 8. I remember always wanting to have a go with it and she would generally refuse as she wanted to use it instead. I would then hear "Twist-it", "Flick-it", coming from her room, across the hallway and into my room - this did become a little irritating!
For those of you who haven't seen or played with this device. The concept to the game is simple; 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 si 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 with this device!
For those of your wondering, I think my best score was something like 70. However, for an 8 year old, this was pretty good going!
This game is suitable for those of any age to play with safely but Hasbro recommends ages 4 and over due to those younger not necessarily being able to use it correctly. Everything about the device feels high quality, the plastic casing seemed thick and didn't bend at all in your hands and all of the inputs seemed to be attached perfectly, giving a nice, smooth, natural motion.
The game was powered by standard batteries which, once installed, I do not think ever ran out for the time we used it, meaning it was very efficient. This was most likely thanks to the auto-off function the device had; if left unused fro a couple of minutes the device would "sleep", it would "wake up" again whenever the Bop-It button was pressed.
I believe this game once cost £15 but I am not too sure that it can be bought brand new anywhere now. There are newer variations on this classic Bop-It game though, including a revised version of this model and variations on the game itself.
My family got the Bop It Extreme about five years ago and I still play it from time to time to this very day.
Simply put, Bop It Extreme as a toy has five actions- the eponymous Bop It, Twist It, Spin It, Flick It and Pull it. Each time the voice calls out an action you do it as quickly as possible. The more commands you do correctly without getting it wrong, the higher your score. Sometimes the game may try to trick you by putting the same command twice or thrice in a row as a little challenge, plus the commands come at you faster (along with quicker music tempo) as you proceed along the game.
There are a few more modes in addition to the default 'Vox Bop: Solo' (what I described above) which you switch between easily with the actions when you aren't in-game. 'Pass it' is the same premise except you take turns performing commands until the game tells you to pass the toy to someone else until one of you misses a command. 'One-on-one' is basically a VS match where each player holds the toy at one end and performs the actions on their end, but score if they 'Bop It' first (as there are two sides to the Bop It button) with the first to five winning the game. This makes the game a great multiplayer experience and one-on-one games with my sister have gotten pretty tense and aggressive! Then, if you want a little extra challenge, swich to the 'Beat Bop' modes, which relies on listening to sounds rather than voices in regards to which action needs to be taken.
On a technical scale Bop It Extreme has an excellent design- it's easy to spot each action after getting used to the toy, although it might be a bit too big for younger children to hold comfortably. The voices are clear with the occasional witty comment if you get a really low score (i.e. lower than 15!) and the volume can be adjusted with Spin It if needed. One thing I will nitpick is that sometimes the 'Twist It' occasionally locks if and will need a little tweaking to get it loose again, but provided you don't overdo the twisting this is avoidable. Surprisingly it doesn't wear out batteries quickly either- we've had the same set in our Bop It Extreme for three years now and despite it going unused for months it has never discharged.
Overall this is a great toy for all the family or housemates. It's easy to get into and slightly hard to master, and makes an enjoyable party game.
My family and I are self confessed Bop It addicts! Its one of those games which really is suitable for the whole family and which you can enjoy if you're 7 or 97.....and believe me, it will be equally frustrating and fun for whoever takes up the challenge! You'll go to bed dreaming of the words Bop It! Twist It! Pull It! Flick It! Spin It! - only to wake up in the middle of the night thinking to yourself that you really are in the frame of mind to beat your high score.....or maybe I'm just a little bit of a sad case??
Bop It Extreme cost me £33 from Amazon and batteries were extra. It certainly is a fairly expensive toy, but it will provide a lot of enjoyment for everyone.
Bop It Extreme looks a little bit like a uncompleted driving wheel - but with bits attached to it. In the centre is a purple disc with the word "Bop It" on it. The attached to the peripheries of the "steering wheel" is a yellow twist it knob, a green flick it flicker, a red spin it wheel and a aqua blue pull it nozzle. The batteries go in the centre of the console on the underside of the Bop It logo - and you need one of those small screwdrivers to open the compartment and place the batteries in. However, the batteries do last ages and so this isn't something you need to bother with very often.
The toy is sturdy, being made of thick and non-mallible plastic. It seems very well made and, despite having it for over a year, and after extensive use, it actually still looks as good as new. Because its plastic, it can also be wiped over, which really is necessary with all of the sweaty hands that clutched onto the wheel for dear life!
There are different modes of play - depending on the circumstances and your personal favourite. I like the Solo mode where I essentially compete with myself and I can become quietly obsessed all by myself!
The Solo Mode is basically where you see how long, or how many instructions you can follow, in one go before you either make an error or time out. The Bop It wheel barks orders at you - to either Bop It! Twist It! Pull It! Flick It! Spin It! - and I simply have to follow. Simple, right? Well, you'd think so, but believe me, as the instruction rate speeds up and the time you have to respond decreases, I get very stressed and inevitably will make a silly error and fail! Once the inevitable failure drum roll sounds, it announces how many instructions I managed to follow......usually followed by me exclaiming "ooooohhhh" as I narrowly missed out by beating my high store. My high score, to date, is 112.......with 150 being the highest possible score. I'm not sure why there is a maximum score as I can imagine its actually a bit of an anti-climax when you do eventually get there! Its almost like having a goal you really want to reach so that you can brag, but also knowing that once you reach that level, there is no where left to achieve.
The Advanced solo mode is a lot harder - but I don't find it anywhere near as enjoyable. Basically, instead of the instructions being barked out at you, you have to respond to a series of noises which instruct you which action to take. I can't get my head around this and actually my high score on this is only 23!
The Pass It mode means that that literally you play it as in the Solo Mode, but that you pass it around the competing players - until one of the players makes a mistake or times out - and is excluded. You carry on until there is only one player left. This mode is really fun when playing in a group - and yes, I am the ultimate ULTIMATE champion in my house!
Overall, this is a really fun game that I would highly recommend for any family.
As it was my daughters birthday recently, and we truly had no idea as to what to get her, she quite happily gave us a list as long as my arm, with the toy I will now review being right at the top!
The toy I will now review is - "Bop it - extreme2"
For any Bop it novice (this includes me too!), the premise behind this toy is there are five different functions to compete, these being to "bop" the circular button on the side of the unit, pull a lever, twist a coil, spin a wheel (set on one of the arms) and finally flick a little nodule (ok, not the best description but I don't have another name for it!).
The reason this was initially bought (aside from it being on "the list"), was the fact it is in bright pink, I didn't see a boy's version which obviously limit's the companies market!
Alongside the girly colour was the main reason I LET my Mum buy it for Kaitlin, and this is the option to use headphone's when playing it, though in hindsight this was never going to the best idea due to the frantic nature of this game when being played!
After setting the unit up, which involves 3 x AA batteries and a small headed phillips screwdriver (I have had to buy a set of extraordinarily small one's for toys alone!), you are good to go!
You simply switch on and then pull the lever to pick the game you wish to play, with the choice being limited - one player (vox bop solo), two player - vox bop pass it, two player - vox bop one-on-one.
These games are literally following the instructions that the unit barks at you and either carrying on yourself or throwing it at a friend, and I mean throw, one of the problems we have found is not so much the weight of the unit, but the rigidity of it, meaning if the child payer gets a little too excite and passes it with a bit too much force, it could do some damage to surrounding furniture or even another child (my son dropped it on his foot!).
The voice on the unit is clear enough when giving the instructions, which are simply as I have set out above, "bop it, twist it, pull it, flick it and spin it".
This sounds simple enough until you try playing it.....at speed!
The unit itself is set out to be supposedly accessible to all sized hands, though I have never been quick enough to play this without being disqualified!
The unit is a circle with two arms, one that curls upwards and one that curls downwards on the opposite side, quite similar to a steering wheel type design, and to be held thus.
Each lever or button is situated on the top and bottom of these "arms", with the large bop it button right in the centre of the toy.
When the game starts (depending on the game you have chosen, and if you have chosen the unit to speak to instructions or have the sound option, yes there is a sound option, as if the game is not hard enough already!) you are given no time to ease yourself in, with the unit giving you around ten seconds to perform the task asked of you or else you are out.....I have got to four so far, and that was because my son was helping me!
The only real letdown (aside from me finding I have the reflexes of a sloth!) is the headphone aspect.
Due to how much you have to twist an turn the unit around to get to the various buttons and levers, it is almost impossible not to get tangled up with the wire from the headphone's.
Also you are not guaranteed to have a set that fits, with the toy instructions stating that you will probably have to buy a separate jack to use in this way, I'm sorry but if you are going to sell a toy almost specifically for that reason and up the price by nearly £10 pounds the least you could do is throw in a free jack....just in case!
If I am being honest this is not a toy I would have looked at twice for my children as I consider this to be a reasonably limited toy, play wise, but my children have thoroughly enjoyed playing with it and my daughter amazes me at times with the speed she manages to achieve!
The unit is quite sturdy in construction which is of course ideal due to how much this is thrown around and hit in excitement, though if dropped on feet it will bloody hurt!
Price wise this was purchased from www.toysrus.co.uk for around the £29.99 mark, as mentioned previously nearly £10 dearer than the others on sale there, due to the headphone port and also the fact it is pink!
This is a nice enough game, that my kids have got more excited over than I ever could!
Thanks for reading x
Bop It is a fun and possibly addictive electronic game that will prove popular with kids and possibly adults as well- depending on how determined and competitive they are.
The game can be held either way up, in either hand. You press the button in the centre to start it and it starts a rhythmic tune with regular instructions of bop it, twist it, flick it, pull it or spin it. You have to perform that action quickly otherwise you are out. This continues, getting faster as it goes along until you miss one. It will then tell you your score, including whether it is the high score, and a comment (in my case usually, 'That's not good', in a sarcastic voice).
You can play the game on different options, including solo and group (where you have to pass it to the next player when the instruction is 'pass it'). When you get really good you can also play just with different sound effects for each action, rather than a verbal instruction.
The game proved a hit at a children's camp I work on with there always being several children waiting for a turn. These children are aged 9-12 but I think the game would be suitable for children slightly younger, up to any age really. We have now bought our own one, and my husband played on it quite a lot initially, and even my Dad had a few goes, trying to beat his initial score of 5, and he doesn't normally like games at all. We did pick ours up at a car boot sale for the bargain price of £1. We would not have bought one at full price as for us this would not have been worth it for the amount of use it would get. It is very fun initially and it was picked up and played for a few minutes at a time quite a lot for the first couple of weeks. However, it has now gone on the games shelf and probably won't see much use for a long time, until it has another outing for a little while when we feel like playing it again.
I think it could be a good buy for children from age 8-18 who are determined and competitive and likely to keep coming back to play it to better their top score. It could also be a fun party game, for adults or children as it can be played in a group and causes lots of laughter and frustration as you try to beat the best score. With a large group you could even have more than one being passed around at one- now that would be funny!
BOP IT, SPIN IT, PULL IT, FLICK IT, TWIST IT, SPIN IT, SPIN IT, SPIN IT.................... ARRRRRRRRRRGH!!!!!!!!
Okay, i'll stop now, but the thing is once you start playing this mad, addictive, brilliantly frustrating toy, you just CAN NOT put it down!
I bought two off these for my daughters last christmas, and I got my son the slightly smaller version.
The only unfortunate thing about this toy is it brings out the most awful competitive streak in both yourself and your kids! It can get messy!!
After putting the batteries in (i always buy tonnes of batteries ready for christmas morning, all shapes and sizes, yay for poundland!) and hitting the BOP IT circle, it was hours and hours of seeing who could beat each other to get the highest score.
At first my two daughters were pitting themselves against each other with my eldest daughter clearly having a better rhythym for this game, which led to my younger stomping over to me with her toy, thrusting it in my face saying "I can't beat her, you do it". Clearly an invitation I couldn't refuse.
After 10 minutes of going, Oh ****, when i'd messed it up for the hundreth time, I watch my eldest and watched as she kind of rocked in time to the beat. Hmmmm, I can do that I thought.
I started it up, and while swaying in time to the rhythym and remembering which action was where, I was away.
Oh what bliss it is to finally, after hours of snotty tantrums (yes, me i mean) to walk up to my daughter with a score of 256 and saying there you go beat that! Horrible I know, but to be honest it didn't take her long - about 10 days - to get 257! So then it was her turn to say BEAT THAT!
Needless to say, its an ongoing thing in our household and I have no idea when it will finish.
We did decide one day that we wouldn't go against each other and that we would play PASS IT on bop it. This is where you can play with two or more people. It does about three to six actions and then tells you to pass it. With one unit its good and we had great fun, but we decided to up the anti and use both toys - it was funny, confusing and loads of fun.
Bop it, is a fantastic game for those with a competitive steak, and great for children learning reactions and indeed helping them get better reactions without really knowing they're doing it.
I got these half price which was fantastic, but I think even at full price you more than get your monies worth from this super toy!
This is a very addictive game that people of any age can play! There are 5 'actions' - bop it, pull it, twist it, flick it and spin it.
Although it is very difficult to store because of the shape, the design makes it easy to hold on to and easy to complete all the actions.
You can play on your own, or can compete against other people with you.
Bop-it has sounds too. To choose which type of game you want to play, to hear the highest score reached, and to adjust the volume etc., you use the different controls, and it talks to you to give you the different options.
When playing the game, it plays music with different beats to help you get a good rhythm, and a man's voice tells you which action to complete - if you do it right, he gives you another instruction, but if you do it wrong, the game finishes.
The music gets faster as you progress in the game, so you have to keep up!
This is a great family game and can keep everyone occupied for hours!
Go on just bop it!
What is it then?
Bop it is a game where you listen to the instructions and quite simply just have to follow them. Its computer stores the highest scores meaning that even within a family it can get quite competitive and addictive!
Who is it suitable for?
I would say any ages, provided they can understand the instructions, and particually younger ages you can team up so one person does two of the four, the other another two and both the middle bop it button. It keeps children and adults alike just as amused.
Seems simple.. but don't you get bored?
I have found that I have never actually got really bored of bop it! Sure I might put it down for a few weeks, but then you go back to it addicted to beating your previous best or your friends. The only catch is often in high street shops the product is quite expensive, however buying it on amazon its around £8, which I think for the number of hours of fun you would get out of it is very good value. A must for the family!
This is a fun game for all the family to play.
Its great to play alone too.
Its fun, addictive, competitive, and easy to play.
You can play two modes alone or a group, one speaks the commands the other makes sounds- they are both fun.
I started with the basic 3 action bop it many many years ago then upgraded to the 5 action one.
This pictured her is a newer version of the 5 action bop it extreme but apart from looks it players the same as the older bop it extreme- so if you want to save money then get the older one.
New players who havent tried the original bop it may take a while to grasp this extreme version as i discovered at a BBQ this weekend, most of them got it in the end though.
If you are new to bop it then i would reccomend buying the original one first its just as fun, but you can get it a lot cheaper, then if you enjoy that after a while then upgrade and go extreme!
everyone can enjoy this - i havent met anyone yet who doesnt!
Bop It Extreme takes Bopping to a new level. The toy looks a bit strange, a bit like a pilots steering with a wheel to spin, knobs to pull, twist and flick as well as a circle in the centre to hit or bop.
There are several modes to play Bop It Extreme in. The first mode is solo mode. To start the game you hit the bop it circle and an annoyingly perky American voice will shout out one of the five instructions and you will have to either bop, pull, twist, flick or spin within the time limit or you will fail and have the perky American tell you off in a cheeky manner. The game is accompanied by a drum beat in the background and the instructions are random, you might have to perform the same action a dozen times in a row or have a different command each time and it has small pauses and gets faster as you play for longer making it frustratingly addictive. Bop It Extreme tells you how you have scored, I think the maximum is 150 and you can challenge yourself to beat your high score or to beat the game. After several months of play nobody in my house has beat Bop It Extreme, I have yet to score over 100 but that doesn't stop me trying!
The second way you can play is a more advanced solo mode, instead of the voice shouting out the names of the actions the toy makes a different noise for each one instead, one that the kids have mastered but the adults cant seem to manage.
The third way to play is in one on one mode which as the name suggests has you playing against another player in either voice or beat mode. You hold one end of the toy each and have to co-operate to keep the game going but as soon as you have a bop it both of you rush to hit the centre first, when the winner is announced each time there are cheers from the winner while the loser swears under their breath and calls the winner bad names......or maybe that is just how it works in my house.
The fourth way to play is in pass it mode, again either using the voice or noise controls. As the name suggests you keep passing the game around a group of players and the one who misses is out and you just continue until you have a winner, this mode is especially good for parties.
Bop It Extreme is a really sturdy toy which it needs to be as it is thrown around in fits of temper. It is powered by 3 AA batteries, the battery life is really good we have only needed to replace them once in several months of heavy play. At £29.99 it is fairly expensive but it is worth every penny as it will be played with often for a long period of time.
My daughter got Bop It Extreme for Xmas last year and it quickly became a family favourite with the whole family trying to outdo each other in getting the high score, the pesky kids with their lightning quick reflexes being much better at the game than the adults. It is a game that kids and adults alike all love, we have had lots of fun playing in the solo modes and against each other, the toy is particularly good for parties as it is simple to master and gets everyone laughing and playing together. It's a toy that lives in the living room and not the cupboard with people picking it up every so often for a quick play. Bop It Extreme is a fantastic toy which will be enjoyed by kids from around 6+ to adults so is a fantastic buy.
This is one of the most addictive, infuriating and fun games i have played in a long time.
The aim of the game is basically to do what your told. The Bop It makes noises or gives instructions on which part of the Bop It to spin, pull, twist, flick or bop. You have to keep going as long as possible but once you mess up its over.
This can be played on your own but is also great when set to group mode where it is passed around the circle and someone drops out if they get it wrong or miss the instruction.
The machine keeps a record of your score that you can refer back to and try to beat. It has numerous types of games where you are instructed by words or sounds. You can even play with two people holding the bop it at the same time in a face off to see who can last the longest.
The only problem is that on one of the Bop Its i had was that the "flick it" stopped working which ruined the whole game. Overall though it is a great game and very addictive.
I love this. I bought this infuriating little game at christmas after one of my friends challenged me to a "Foxbop one-on-one" and I discovered that it was fun in a small, strange looking bundle. I got the pink one from amazon at slightly less than £30 and I must say it is the best gift you cold buy anyone
The whole point of this game is to try and get a very high score. My high score now is 150 on the beatbop, which I am very proud of. There are 5 different actions you can do on the Bop It Extreme. These are Flick it, Twist it, Spin it, Pull it, and of course, Bop it! All of these actions are pretty self explanitory. To start it up there is an awkwardly placed battery cover just underneath the Pull it thingy and underneath it you reveal place to put in 3 or 4 AA batteries. These last for pretty long, even if you just put in the cheap tesco value ones like I have.
One of the things I like about this is it can only be switched on by pulling the Pull it thingy, which means that you cannot accidentally switch it on. This is especially good if you are driving with it in your car. Every time you switch it on you are greeted by an American voice shouting either Foxbop, Solo!, Foxbop, Pass it!, Foxbop, one-on-one!, or the same but in Beatbop. Foxbop and Beatbop are two different functions on the Bop It. Foxbop has the instructions on what to do, like pull it, twist it etc and Beatbop only has a sound like *boom* *boiiiing* *Chhrrrk* *Whyooop* and *Whrrrrrr*. You can change between foxbop and Beatbop by flicking the flicky flicker. You can also change the volume by spinning the spinnerry thing and hear your high score by twisting the twistery thingamydoodaah. There is a little headphone socket to put in some headphones too.
This is great fun to challenge somebody with two different multiplayer options. With One on one, one person grabs one of the parts that stick up, and the other person grabs the other. you are both given a side, and the side with the colour green or yellow on it is your colour. You have to compete to get your bop in first and win!! On the normal bop it extreme, you get different colours circling the Bop it button to indicate which side is green and which is yellow. On the pink one it is silver on both sides, so harder to tell the difference. With pass it, you pass it between players and loads can play it. If you miss a shot, you are out and so you pass it to the next person. This could save on wrapping paper at a kids birthday party!
Everybody loves this, from children to adults. And let me tell you, children are GREAT at bop it.
Overall, this is a great toy and well worth the money. I would recommend this to anybody!!!
Have you ever been that addicted to something that you cannot put it down? Well this is definatley going to beat that.
My sister got bought this for christmas as a joke presant for her and her partner. Did he get to play it? No. This turned into the biggest family competition ever.
My sister had taken it home and started playing with it while sitting next to my dad when he started laughing. He told her to make sure she bought it to me to have a go at it and warned her that between us the competition would never end.
A week later she bought it to me and explained how you played it. There are two parts that look like handles that you hold on to. You press the bop it button in the middle to switch it on and flick the green button on the top to choose the game. The games are a basic score game that you do what it tells you which is the easy level, then you have bop it pass it that you play in a group which you do as it says and when it tells you to pass it you pass it to the next person to carry on the game. The one that I have played is the solo game. You control the game with the orange spin it mechanism which is high medium and low, then you can check the high score with the yellow twist it mechanism.
It will play a tune first then will tell you a command such as twist it (yellow mechanism) flick it (green mechanism) pull it (blue mechanism) spin it (orange mechanism) and bop it which is the middle round button that you press.
My sister had got 42 on this when she had bought it to me to play. When I first had a go I could not beat her at all so she left it with me. By the end of the night I had got 78 and text her to let her know. She came to fetch it the next day and it took her 3 days but got 93 and bought it back to me and this carried on for a while. I got the highest score so far at 176 that no one has been able to beat.
My son has also got addicted to this and has managed to score in the low 40's and he is only 5 which has taught him co-ordination and concentration.
This is a clever toy that can really annoy you just like the advert for it shows when the man throws it out of the window then fetches it to play it again because it can not be put down.
This is a bit of mindless fun that is great for everyone and I must applaude the inventor and maker of this. At £25 I think that this is brilliant and it can be played as a party game for the adults it is that hard to just put it down.
Does anyone remember an electronic kids game from the 80s called Simple Simon? Bopit is essentially Simple Simon for the new millennium. The game shouts commands at you ("pull it!" "bop it!") and you follow the commands until you make a mistake. The format is very straightforward, although the different modes give variations on the theme. "Beat Bop" uses sounds rather than words to give the command, which adds another layer of difficulty, and there are also multiplayer options.
This game is annoyingly addictive, and should have universal appeal. My 3 year old son thinks it is fantastic as it is noisy (although there are 3 volume settings, we always have to have it on 'high') and there are buttons to push and things to twist which pretty much guarantees it to be a hit. At the other end of the spectrum my mother was also surprisingly taken with it, as the challenge of it appealed to the Sudoku player in her.
The game is fairly portable, if a little heavy, so you can easily take it out and about to pass the time. Not one I'd recommend for the car though as my son did suffer a bit with travel sickness after playing.
Overall, I'd say that this is a game that the whole family will get a lot of use out of, and probably one that the kids will come back to every so often as they grow up. So in that sense pretty good value for money.
Bop it is an abnormal looking toy, to be quite honest I have never seen anything like it! It is not the sort of toy that you would understand what it was just by looking at it, and that is why I didn't purchase it myself until Id been introduced to it by a friend.
Bop it has four 'arms' and a middle button, so five different points of interaction all in all. The arms each have a different stlye of lever, which has a different shape, name and sound. They are pull it, Twist it, flick it, spin it, and the centre button is bop it.
Bop it is a battery operated toy and has a variety of games you can play with it. The easiest one (not easy, just easiest out of all of them...) and definitely the one that ebginners need to start with to learn the sounds is fox bop. This is where bopit speaks the names of the levers it wants you to pull. For example bop it will say pull it and then you pull it. If you miss it or dont do it in time then you have to start from the beginning. When you get it wrong it read you out a score and remembers the high score and you are back to square one. As you rpgress and learn the sounds you can play the game with the sounds instead of the names. This is much harder and only for those with lots of bop it experiences.
There are also team games on bop it, whereby you can pass it round in a circle and when someone gets it wrong they are out of the game. Bop it is a really fun and very addictive game for indiviuals and groups of almost any age. One little tip is to not let the batteries start to run out, bopits voice and reactions get slower, so its easier to keep up with it!!
The Bop It game has 5 actions: bop it, twist it, pull it, spin it, and flick it.