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SMARTY PANTS

PLATFORM Nintendo Wii

DEVELOPER Planet Moon Studios

PUBLISHER Electronic Arts

Smarty Pants is an all-ages trivia game containing 20,000 questions, and was one of the first trivia games to be released for the Nintendo Wii console.  

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CHALLENGE: GOING DEEP, BUT KEEPING IT SHALLOW

The game contains over 20,000 questions in Art, Books, Entertainment, Fashion, Games, Places & People, Science, and Sports. Because of the fast-paced nature of the party game, I had to choose questions that were interesting, had a variety of difficulty ranges (but not too hard), and were easy to phrase in ways that were quickly comprehensible and legible for players. 

 
The topics are well chosen, the questions varied; the Wii pointer functionality is dead-on and the tactile feel of buzzing in with the peripheral is very rewarding.
— IGN REVIEW