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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
A high school friend of mine had this game. I suggested playing it, and he said it was crap. We played through the trivia sections, which were well out of date, so I didn't care much for it. However, when the lightning round hit, my friend told me the game-breaking strategy of just pressing down and A repeatedly to rack up a whole bunch of points. I already had a low opinion of the game, and this ruined it.
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A high school friend of mine had this game. I suggested playing it, and he said it was crap. We played through the trivia sections, which were well out of date, so I didn't care much for it. However, when the lightning round hit, my friend told me the game-breaking strategy of just pressing down and A repeatedly to rack up a whole bunch of points. I already had a low opinion of the game, and this ruined it. Later, I played the game by myself just to prove I could beat the AI and add it to my listed of games I've beaten.
  
 
==Status==
 
==Status==
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===Bad===
 
===Bad===
 
* The graphics are pretty terrible, the faces especially. The screen shaking animation doesn't shake the faces, which is creepy.
 
* The graphics are pretty terrible, the faces especially. The screen shaking animation doesn't shake the faces, which is creepy.
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* Not of the rounds from the game show are included in the adaption.
 
* The commentary by the host is more annoying than funny.
 
* The commentary by the host is more annoying than funny.
 
* Many of the trivia categories are well out of date featuring shows from the 1960s and 70s, though the game was published in 1990.
 
* Many of the trivia categories are well out of date featuring shows from the 1960s and 70s, though the game was published in 1990.
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* The manual is very poorly made.
  
 
===Ugly===
 
===Ugly===
* Because you don't lose points in the final round, you can rapidly press down and A to quickly try all possible answers and pretty much guarantee a lot of points. Even if you're losing, this will make it very easy to come back.
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* Because you don't lose points in the lightning round, you can rapidly press down and A to quickly try all possible answers and pretty much guarantee a lot of points. Even if you're losing, this will make it very easy to come back.
 
* The sound effects are aggravating and the same poorly-made song plays for the bulk of the game.
 
* The sound effects are aggravating and the same poorly-made song plays for the bulk of the game.
  

Revision as of 15:23, 31 March 2020

US box art.

Remote Control is a video game adaption of the television quiz show Remote Control developed by Riedel Software Productions and published by Hi-Tech Expressions for the NES in May of 1990. It is the second video game adaption of the show, and similar to the first.

Personal

A high school friend of mine had this game. I suggested playing it, and he said it was crap. We played through the trivia sections, which were well out of date, so I didn't care much for it. However, when the lightning round hit, my friend told me the game-breaking strategy of just pressing down and A repeatedly to rack up a whole bunch of points. I already had a low opinion of the game, and this ruined it. Later, I played the game by myself just to prove I could beat the AI and add it to my listed of games I've beaten.

Status

I don't own the game, but I have beaten it.

Review

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4 4 3 2 8

Best Version: NES

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Good

  • If you're looking for a trivia game about 1970s-80s pop culture, this will suit you.
  • Some of the questions have nice large cartoon graphics with them.
  • It's nice that you can play a female character.

Bad

  • The graphics are pretty terrible, the faces especially. The screen shaking animation doesn't shake the faces, which is creepy.
  • Not of the rounds from the game show are included in the adaption.
  • The commentary by the host is more annoying than funny.
  • Many of the trivia categories are well out of date featuring shows from the 1960s and 70s, though the game was published in 1990.
  • The manual is very poorly made.

Ugly

  • Because you don't lose points in the lightning round, you can rapidly press down and A to quickly try all possible answers and pretty much guarantee a lot of points. Even if you're losing, this will make it very easy to come back.
  • The sound effects are aggravating and the same poorly-made song plays for the bulk of the game.

Media

Box Art

The game was only released for a single platform in a single region. It uses a production photograph from the show with the logo on top. It's quite fitting, but the layout is pretty dull.

Documentation

Videos

Links

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