Forget Jeopardy! or Wheel of Fortune for your puny 16-bit systems. 3DO is the new king on the game show block with Twisted: The Game Show. What's it like? Let's just say you'll never press your buzzer the same way again.
Wheel of Misfortune
The minute you meet host Twink Fizzdale you know you're in trouble. Twisted is a very funny multi-player game that takes you through a futuristic game show arena called The Matrix. You have to get through dozens of twisted challenges like trivia contests, a sound-bites game where U.S. Presidents (past and present) get their due, puzzles that involve zapping commercials from late night TV, and more.
Moving through the Matrix is hazardous. You could end up on the Bozo Square (and lose your turn) or trade places with a fellow contestant who's fallen way behind.
The graphics in Twisted are outstanding, as clean as full-motion video. The humorous commercials are slightly less clear, but they're still sharp.
No current game has a lifder range of speech or sound effects. Evervtone, every gasp, every laugh is crystal clear, and every time someohe opens their mouth they fey something funny.
The control is a no-brainer. Use your directional pad to highlight squares or multiple-choice answers, and hit a button to choose, twisted doesn't waste any time with long, involved answers, so be prepared to be quick.
Tell 'Em What They've Won!
Although this is by far the funniest game around, its replay value is low. Once you've seen the games, you've seen the games, so don't expect too much after a couple of play-throughs. Also, this game relies a lot on the interactivity between two or more players. It doesn't seem as funny when you play by yourself.
You can adjust the challenge, so don't feel that Twisted will go over your head. Some of the trivia questions are hard, and as you progress through the game, more questions are added to the challenge. Twisted is definitely more fun than sitting around all day watching game shows.
- Getting through Sound Bites can be easy if you quickly sample all the bites, then 90 back and pick the matches.
- To get off the Wheel of Torture, close your eyes and listen for the ding! that sounds when three matching items are achieved, then immediately press a button, if you try to do this by looking at the wheel, you'll fail.
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
Twink Fizzdale's the smooth-talking host of this wacky TV game show. Choose from six off-the-wall contestants and eight interactive contests. Trivia quizzes, video puzzles, and matching tests will challenge your coordination and your memory. The challenges are automatically tailored for different skill levels. Gaudy sets and cheesy commercials will help make this the goofiest game show any couch potato ever played.
Before you tune in to one of those dull, daytime game shows, make sure you check this page out! 3DO owners will now be able to compete against three other friends in an extremely bizarre but highly hysterical game show aptly named Twisted! This game sports a truly original cast of stereotypical characters (The giant Pez dispenser being the most) and all kinds of craziness ranging from audience shots with black and white footage, to flat out insults and goofy reactions! After you go through all of the nasty uzzles, torture wheels and questions, le grand prize is ... well, we'll leave you to find that out! A great game indeed!
For 3DO owners, this title is a must purchase! It contains some great visuals and tons of hilarious antics!
The only thing that keeps this one from lasting is the fact that most of the gags get old after a while!
If you're into Monty Python or slapstick humor, then this is your game!