The original Bop It Extreme was about as addictive a toy as we have seen here at Firebox House, particularly when used in conjunction with a pint or twelve of your favourite alcoholic beverage. (You could play it sober, but the fun factor is exponentially larger when addled by lager). Imagine our excitement, then, to learn that the creators of Bop-It Extreme have not been content to sit on their laurels, but have blessed us with the next evolution in all things Bop-It-esque: introducing Bop-It Extreme 2! (They could have called it Bop-It Extremer, but that would be silly).
More than just a cursory tweak of the winning formula, Bop It Extreme 2 represents a quantum leap in rhythmical gaming design. Now you can BOP IT! TWIST IT! PULL IT! FLICK IT! to a mix of four different music styles - Pop, Rock, Latin and R&B!
But wait, there's more...much more! Taking a cue from video game design where you can often 'unlock' new levels, with Bop It Extreme 2 you can now unlock new beats - the longer you play, the more the beats evolve and change. So as the tempo ramps up - try to keep up!
You can Bop-It solo and hone your skills and coordination in silence without driving your house or office-mates mad thanks to the handy headphone jack. (Alternatively, you could drive your neighbours insane by plugging Bop It into your Hi-Fi and cranking it up to eleven.)
Much more fun than solo Bopping, however, is to go one-on-one with a friend, or get a group together and see who is the Bop-meister. Preferably in the pub. With three games in two modes there are six ways to play. Bop On!