Anne Robinson. Chris Tarrant. Les Dennis. A robust triangle of inveterate quizzers, with the power to crush hopes, alter destinies and deliver killer catchphrases with ease. Yet even their might diminishes in the shadow of Quiz-It: the ultimate in MP3 gaming
. Hell, it’s the ultimate. Full stop.
If you love music, it’s got it all. Any owner of an MP3 player
can plug in their tune library
and Quiz-It transforms it into a brilliant tool that tests your abilities to the maximum. ‘Name that track’
, ‘Beat the intro’
, ‘Name the artist’
, and ‘Sing the next line’
are the four self-explanatory games wrapped up in one here – more than enough to get you and up to four friends up and shouting. Some might prefer singing, but given the standard of vocals we see on X Factor’s auditions these days, we’ll stick to the shouting.
And in fact, just like Jedward, the vacantly staring, ironic glitter-ball brains from X Factor, the Quiz-It has another level of brilliance waiting. Not only will it let you play about with your music in the form of questions, it also allows one of your players to take the role of quizmaster.
As your players hover over their answer buzzers, awaiting the next tune, the cunning quizmaster can really mess with their minds: his dastardly instrument panel contains volume control and three music distort buttons
which can obscure the sounds and increase the difficulty. When your players start faltering, you can even give them a taste of the built-in crowd effects
. Nothing like a boo and a cheer to keep the fever at Saturday Night levels.
With a built-in LCD scoreboard
and special button to award points, Quiz-It is the comprehensive party piece for music lovers. Deceptively simple and yet fiendishly competitive, all you need to do to upgrade Quiz-It is upload more tunes to your player. Now, can Anne Robinson do that? Hah!