Scene It? Box Office Smash

Think you know movies? Prove it with the new game from Scene It?!

What It Is

Did you know that Scene It?, the DVD board game, also has a line of Xbox 360 editions available? It’s true! The first Xbox 360 edition was 2007’s Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action. Scene It? Box Office Smash is the latest game for the Xbox 360 and features new questions, more high-definition (HD) movie clips and several new puzzle styles. The game allows up to four people or teams to compete in a contest that tests your movie trivia knowledge through a variety of puzzles and questions.

Why It’s Fun

Scene It? Box Office Smash is fun because the broad spectrum of movies (such as Flushed Away, Juno, The Bourne Ultimatum, SinCity) that the challenges are based on ensure that players with varying film interests, likes, and experiences can enjoy playing the game together. Additionally, the game can be played by up to four people or teams, which makes it great for groups of any size to take part in.

This game is more than just trivia questions. There are also several entirely new puzzle challenges such as Pixel Flix, where players try to name the film after watching an old-school, 8-bit-style animation of a famous scene. Another challenge, Celebrity Ties, asks players to link together a series of clues to solve the answer ala six degrees of separation style.

Who’s Going To Love It

This is a great party game and will be enjoyed most when played by groups of people. Like many board games, as few as two people can play (there is also a one-person vs. computer option) but the more people playing, the more fun the game will be.

Thanks to the wide film selection mentioned above, people with many different favorite movie categories can play this game, however, chances are good that a person who rarely watches any movies at all  is not going to have fun playing Scene It? Box Office Smash.

What To Be Aware Of

The game is sold with four wireless controllers created specifically for the Scene It? Xbox games. You can also buy the game alone if you already own the controllers.

People can challenge each other around the world using the Xbox Live online function.

One complaint many people have about the Scene It? DVD games is the slow load time between scenes and during scoring. The Xbox 360 games remove that lag with instant scoring and fast load times, which can't be achieved on a DVD player.

Fun Scale

0 out of 5

It has to be fun or it wouldn’t be on Time to Play. But some games are more fun than others so here’s our scale: 1 is fun, 2 is a lot of fun, 3 is great, 4 is awesome and 5 is out-of-this-world!

Video Game Information

Scene It? Box Office Smash
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Developer: Krome Studios Pty Ltd. and Screenlife LLC
Rated: T (Teen)

System: Xbox 360
Genre: Party Game
Players: 1 - 4 plus online multiplayer available

SRP: $59.99 (With four wireless controllers), $39.99 (Game alone)
Available: Now, at most major retail and toy stores as well as electronic gaming specialty shops and many online e-commerce sites.
Launch Date: October 2008

*Rating determined by the ESRB


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