Day 11: What The?!

Posted: 2010/11/20 in Indie Games
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I’m purchasing an Xbox Live Indie Game every day, seeking out the quality titles that got lost in the shuffle and no longer appear in the top 50 downloads. Today is day #11, and today’s game is “What The?!”.

I must admit, I bought this in part because there’s still a “1 Vs. 100”-sized hole in my heart, after two great seasons of Microsoft’s online game show on Xbox Live. But whereas 1 Vs. 100 had a very glitzy and modern aesthetic, What The?! is an homage to 1970s game shows. Anyone who grew up with them, or has seen them in repeats, will feel right at home here from the sideburns on the host to tiles with dollar values being slotted into place by an unseen person behind the set. The game has a great sense of humour that didn’t wear on me. The game is fully voiced by two voice actors who play the host and the narrator respectively, with a reasonable lack of repetition (at least as far in as I’ve played thus far).

What The?! allows up to four players, and it’s in multiplayer where the game really shines. It’s a forgettable experience singleplayer, but if you have some friends or family members who will play local multiplayer with you then you’ll have a great time for 80 Microsoft Points. The game is recommended for trivia enthusiasts generally, and classic game show fans most especially.

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