|Genre: Puzzle & Trivia|
|Min OS X: 10.4 CPU: G4 RAM: 256 MB Graphics: 800x600 @ 16-bit|
If you like watching Jeopardy! on television, then you may find yourself in love with Encore Inc.'s Jeopardy! Deluxe, because this game is probably about as close as you will be able to get to the actual television show in a computer game — unless you get to be a TV contestant. The only thing that is truly missing from the game is its host, Alex Trebek.
Jeopardy! if you are not familiar with it, is a quiz show. It's been around since the mid-1960s, having been created by Merv Griffin, who hosted numerous talk and game shows on television during a career that spanned many decades.
The rules of the computer game are almost exactly the same as the television show. You can play by yourself, or you can play as part of a threesome. Along with this regular gameplay, there is also Daily Clue. In this part of Jeopardy, you get one opportunity per day to answer one question. In all three game types, the idea is to guess the correct answer to a trivia question.You can choose the gender, race, hairstyle and wardrobe for your player and also your two opponents, if you play a threesome. You also get to select the intelligence level of your opponents to make them more or less challenging to play against.
Each game consists of three rounds. In each round, you can select up to six question categories. The categories are provided for you buy the game, so your only option is to either allow the category to stand or to skip it. Categories consist of a wide variety of different topics, such as automobiles, movie stars, politics or science.
Once the game begins, you are presented with a gameboard with the various categories arranged in columns on the grid. Each category has five questions, and each question has a dollar value assigned to it. Categories are things like, "That's So 90s" or "Country Cookbooks."
However, one of the unique aspects of this show is that your answer must be given in the form of question. The questions are quixotic and demand a question for the answer. Questions are worded like puns, or some other form of play on words. For example, in World Capitals, a question could be, "It's the largest urban center in the West Indies & is due south of the Tropic of Cancer." The answer, which must be also in the form of a question, is "What is Havana?"