People who regularly play board games will recognize the name Trivial Pursuit, a game which as made its way to the Nintendo Wii console. Wii Trivial Pursuit: Bet You Know It is a game that, as a fan, I figured would be flawless and play without a hitch, though unfortunately for this review, I am always very thorough when I review a game. If you want to play Trivial Pursuit Wii, make sure you set enough time aside to get it done; games can get lengthy, especially when Electronic Arts has added additional game modes to further extend the life of the game.
In terms of graphics, Trivial Pursuit: Bet You Know It has its high points. The presentation is good, and it feels like a regular board game but interactive. It also has its low points, though; for example, it is not entirely kid-friendly — while not frequent, there are some statues that show full human nudity, and it sticks out like a sore thumb. There was no reason for it to be added, so it’s confusing why it was.
The background music while you play Trivial Pursuit: Bet You Know It is decent to listen to, but I wouldn’t really know its lasting appeal; the announcer irritated me to the point where I had to mute the television just to get away from him. It’s his attempt at being funny, but people can easily perceive it as insulting — not everybody knows every subject mentioned in this game, so a much more optimistic and positive attitude would have been considerably better.
Nonetheless, Trivial Pursuit: Bet You Know It is still a game that can become very addicting for the right people, and it can take many hours to fully complete a game. If you do not have the time necessary to devote to this game in one sitting, however, the game fortunately saved frequently, so you can turn it off and continue where you were last time. Add the different possible modes, and you have yourself a game full of fun.
Trivial Pursuit: Bet You Know It seemed like an ideal family game at first, but there were some questions that left even our more knowledgeable relatives stumped and confused. This means, if nothing else, that families should have no problem learning a thing or two about all sorts of subjects, such as the closest relative to the dinosaur.