Smarty Pants (Nintendo Wii, 2007)
About this product
- Product InformationBilled as an "age-targeted trivia game," Smarty Pants offers 20,000 questions across multiple categories. The difficulty level is based on a user's age rather than a fixed setting, allowing older and younger players to compete simultaneously. Answers are also tracked over time, allowing the game to further adjust the question pool to provide a suitable challenge. Motion-sensitive controls involve raising one's hand to answer questions, spinning a wheel, dancing, and engaging in a tug-of-war contest over correct responses.
Eight featured categories include sports, art, books, science and math, people and places, fashion, games, and entertainment. Up to four contestants can compete in two play modes: countdown and wager. The former awards the most points for the quickest answers, while the latter involves manually adjusting point values before categories by targeting the Wii Remote at plus or minus icons. Smarty Pants also incorporates Mii characters as on-screen alter egos, or players can choose from an assortment of pre-existing personas.
- PublisherElectronic Arts
- GameSmarty Pants
- PlatformNintendo Wii
- ESRB RatingE - Everyone
- ESRB DescriptorAlcohol and Tobacco Reference
- Control ElementsGamepad/Joystick
- Number of Players1-4
- Release Year2007
- Game Special Features
- Includes 20,000 questions across eight categories
- Question difficulty automatically adjusts by age
- Compete in a choice of two play modes
- Includes 20,000 questions across eight categories
Most relevant reviews
- 1098660472@dele...Feb 23, 2012by
Fun for us older folks!
I purchased this item so that I may play this with my Grandchildren who are 12 & 13 years of age. I must say a lot of the questions are rather difficult. I wish that I were able to select easy, medium or hard. It only lets you select the time to answer the questions such as slow, medium or fast. Also, the questions are very repetitive. Personally though, I do enjoy playing the game in solo mode but, it does not save the data which is okay with me.
- 706rharris528Aug 01, 2011by
A way for the family to connect!!!
This game is great for the whole family. Some of the questions are hard, but you can set it up so that after you get a question wrong.. the correct answer will display. I know love playing. I bought this game so my family could play and be educated too. There is nothing I dislike about this game. You can even set it up so that you can play a fast game if you are tight on time or just want to play a quick game.
- dageeksterFeb 06, 2008by
Smarty Pants (Wii) - Trivia with a few twists
Smarty Pants is a trivia game with a few cute little twists to it. The questions range from very easy to moderately hard. It is somewhat comparable to Trivial Pursuit in terms of the variety of questions (there are eight topics: Science, Art, Books, Entertainment, People & Places, Sports, Fashion, and Games). You can play this game solo, competitively or cooperatively. What makes this game different is the "cute little twists". Do not think you will just be sitting around answering questions all day. Oh No! There is movement involved. Questions are selected by spinning a wheel. You have to use the Wii Remote to spin the wheel and you have the ability to "nudge the wheel" to land on the desired space. There are helper cards you can play that will improve your chances on answering more questions. You may play the card when indicated, but it does not stop there. In order to take advantage of that card, you may have to play tug-of-war (yes I said "tug-of-war") against your opponent to use the card, or you may have to dance your way to bonus points opportunities, literally. In cooperative mode, while one person answers a question, you may have to jump, dance, wave, or shake, to extend the time on that question. Graphics are nothing to brag about, but do you expect graphics in a trivia game anyway? The game can get a little repetitive in terms of the routine, but so far, I have not seen any repeated questions and I and/or my wife have played it via a rental about 10 to 12 times over the past 4 to 5 days. In any case, I would recommend this game for trivia buffs, especially those with active school-aged children that simply hate to just sit around. This game is appropriately rated "E" (for Everyone). Smarty Pants promotes activity and take good advantage of the Wii Remote abilities. It is easy enough for kids and the non-savvy video game player. I would recommend an average spend of $35-40 (including shipping).Read full review
- iukate36Jan 05, 2009by
Smarty Pants Wii Game
I bought Smarty Pants Wii trivis game and have played it about 3 times. It's a fun group game. I like that there's variations on how the game can be played (you can place wagers or play short games to determine pt worth of questions). I read reviews where people think the game could be better because it's not different enough but I think it's great. I didn't expect anything too outrageous just a fun trivia game with a little twist (ex: If I pick up a "that's too easy card" I can use it when an opponent beeps in faster for a question that's way too easy. Then a challenge will happen to determine whether they answer that question or get a harder one). All and all very fun game but already have seen a few repeated questions which makes me nervous since I haven't played very much yet.
- bradley5899Jun 08, 2014by
Great value, good for kids...
Really good game for kids that can read....Seems easy to set up and the game was fun. Older kids or teens may not like it....but I will try.