BUZZ! Quiz TV
is a trivia game, one that can be played by yourself, or with up to 8 local friends or 4 online. There are 5 quiz channels to choose from, so there's something here for everybody. You can opt to answer questions from all channels, some or even one channel only. The channels are Music, Movies, TV, Braniac and Sports & Lifestyle. There are over 5000 questions, so there's a good bit of content here to digest. Needless to say, you shouldn't see the same questions popping up over and over. If you get bored with what's there, you can also head over to BUZZ! News and check out the user-created content from the PlayStation Network community. By logging into the MyBUZZQuiz website
, you can create your very own quizzes, then upload them for others to play. The quizzes will then be rated as to how popular they are, how relevant they are, etc. There's a ton of stuff up there and what we saw was pretty cool.
In the midst of a game, you'll encounter various rounds within a game such as Fastest Finger, where the quicker you buzz in, the more points you score; Pie Fight, my favorite, where you earn cream pies with every correct question and you can then throw them in your opponents' faces; Short Fuse is like a game of hot potato, only with a bomb! Answer quickly so you can hand off the bomb to some unlucky competitor. If you answer incorrectly, you have to keep trying until you get it right... or blow up. Finally, there's Final Countdown. All of your points through the earlier matches will translate into time. The more points, the higher your pedestal is. As you answer questions, you can get a time bonus, but a wrong answer makes you lose time. When you lose time, your pedestal drops. When you hit rock bottom, you lose. He who has the highest pedestal, wins. Isn't that the way it always is.
If you opt to play online instead of locally or by yourself, simply sign into the PlayStation Network, which is free as opposed to Xbox Live. You can invite existing friends to play or allow anyone on the network to join your game. While in-game, you can play the existing quizzes or play MyBUZZ! quizzes. You can choose based on the topic or from the most popular or most recent quizzes. Playing is as simple as selecting a quiz and hitting the buzzer!