Oh dudes, I am a Jeopardy FAN. Anyone who knows me knows my love of Jeopardy. It's the only show I like NEED to watch during the week. I just love it, and have for years. And given this, I've played A LOT of Jeopardy video games in my life. This goes way back to the early 90's when I starting with the NES game. Not that I was good at it back then. I was a kid. And spelling out answers on a time limit was tough for me. But still.
I had super high hopes for the Switch version of Jeopardy. But it was terrible. First of all, who wants multiple choices in a Jeopardy game? That's awful. Not to mention how quickly you'll start to see repeat questions. And I guess the consensus was in because anytime I tried to play it online against real people to really test myself... there would be like one or two people online total. I'm talking about in the entire world. This was when the game was a new release... on one of the most popular platforms available... during the height of Jeopardy James' big run that should have driven fans to the game. So yeah. Not good.
This week my wife decided to dig out the DS version of Jeopardy so we could make a new character to play together. You'd think that combining our brains would make it easier, but there's now the challenge of trying to quickly have two people decide if they know something and communicate that we need to ring in. Also, things like coming to agreement on wagers. Things like that. It adds another dimension to the game that makes it feel different than if I were playing solo. I'm always looking for new and interesting ways to approach a loved game.
I'm impressed with the DS take on Jeopardy. I hadn't played it in a few years. But it's still quite good. The question pool is decent. The AI is pretty good - wrong guesses generally seem like "good" guesses for instance. It's all pretty believable. And of course, typing out answers with the stylus makes perfect sense. The DS was such a good platform for brain games. I can't even tell you how many hours I spent on the NY Times Crossword Puzzles on DS. My goodness.
Anyway, yeah Jeopardy is still great. We own other console editions as well, but it seems like leaving the cart in my wife's DS and playing a round when we have time after dinner or something with this new shared profile should be a fun way to revisit this particular version.