Answer: "Hosted by Alex Trebek, this American television game show features answers in the form of questions." Give up? Correct question: What is Jeopardy!? Here's another one: "This Macintosh application features over 3,500 sports questions ranging from batting equipment and famous managers to bowl games and college standouts." Correct response: What is Jeopardy! Sports Edition?
Jeopardy! Sports Edition incorporates gameplay found on the television show and other computerized versions of the game. Before you get into the actual game, you sign in a new character and choose a difficulty setting; the higher the difficulty setting, the faster your opponents buzz in and the more accurate their answers. However, if you've already established a champion character, you can select the Returning Champion option to win more money.
There are two rounds of questions -- Jeopardy! and Double Jeopardy!. Whereas the questions are easier in the former with dollar amounts ranging from $100 to $500, the latter round ups the ante with questions peaking at $1,000. Categories and questions are selected from a large television grid of corresponding dollar amounts and topics. If you ring in with the correct answer, you get that amount added to your overall total; ring in with the wrong answer and it'll be deducted from your current winnings.
Additionally, there are three Daily Double questions hidden throughout the game; there's one in the first round and two in the second. When you've uncovered a Daily Double, you can wager up to the amount of cash you've earned thus far in the round. If you're not too keen on the category, you can risk a minimum of five dollars. Lastly, Final Jeopardy! features a last question where contestants can wager an amount of money depending on how much they've accumulated. Whoever comes out of the final round with the highest dollar total wins the game and becomes the returning champion!
Jeopardy! Sports Edition also features graphical adjustments and a tournament mode for contestants smart enough to win five games in a row. Following in the footsteps of the actual television show, this simulates the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions with semifinal and quarterfinal rounds. Dollar amounts determine who moves onto the final round. ~ Matthew House, All Game Guide
|Jeopardy! Sports Edition||Sega Genesis|
|Jeopardy! Sports Edition||PC|
|Jeopardy! Sports Edition||Super Nintendo Entertainment System|
|Jeopardy! Sports Edition||Game Boy|
|Jeopardy! Sports Edition||Commodore 64/128|
|Jeopardy! Sports Edition||Sega Game Gear|
Minimum CPU Type: XT/Compatible
Graphics Type: Text/Character Based
Graphics Resolution: 640x480
Color Depth: 4 ~ Joe Lamb, All Game Guide
|Number of 3 1/2" Floppies||1|
|Tech Support Phone||305-935-3995|
|Legal Copyright/Trademark Line||Jeopardy Productions|
|Included in Package||8-page Instruction Manual|
|Included in Package||Registration Card|
|# of Alternating Players||3|
|Based on a Television Show||Jeopardy|
|Feature 1||Put your sports knowledge through 3,500 questions|
|Feature 2||Hosted by Alex Trebek|
|Feature 3||Topics span numerous sports-related topics including golf, coaches, rookies, and horse racing|