Deluxe Trivia Pursuit is exactly what the name implies; a computerized version of the classic board game. Allowing up to six people to participate at a time, this game is best played with as many friends as you can, as maybe then you will be so busy enjoying the social interaction that you can overlook the many annoyances this game has to offer!
At first glance the game is nicely done, with decent VGA graphics for the time, a variety of questions and options, and music that is good enough to serve as background noise, as one would expect of Trivia Pursuit. However, the execution is needlessly drawn out for a game that by its very nature is already a drawn out affair.
For example, rolling the die is animated, but there is no option or keystroke (that I could find) that bypasses the shaking cup and slow rolling die. Likewise, before a question is asked of the player, a slow walking bird plods across an otherwise nice, categorically themed room (i.e. a music room for questions on music), only to display the question one letter at a time at much too slow a pace.
If you love Trivia Pursuit and you have a pack of friends who can have fun together regardless of what they are doing, then this game could be a fun outing, otherwise I would consider downloading one of Abandonia’s other great games instead.
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