Excerpt: Family Gameshow is essentially three different game shows on the same Wii disc. There is Control Freak, Puzzle Addict, and Brain Strain. Each of these games are different, and will appeal to different kinds of gamers. Control Freak is where you select a section, and answer questions. Puzzle Addict takes you on a Crossword puzzle game, and Brain Strain will test your calculating abilities (editor: along with other brain games).
Review: GSN Presents Family Gameshow (Nintendo Wii)
10 January 2012
Summary: Family Gameshow is a bland game that features old, tired concepts that are presented as fresh just because they are drowned in neon colours and hosted by annoying characters. As a collection of mini-games, it lacks variety. As a game show, it lacks the feel of the real thing. It might try to coast on its Game Show Network licence, but don’t be fooled. Nothing you see here has ever made its way on television, and if it did, it was in a better format.
Summary: Parents need to know that Family Game Show offers three reasonably clean game show-style activities. The word and brain games are completely innocuous and offer difficulty levels suitable for multiple ages, starting around ten and going all the way up to adult. The trivia game has a similar target audience, though parents should be aware that a handful of questions reference violence, sexuality, and controlled substances, though never in explicit ways.
Summary: Grab your Wii Remote and become a contestant in the amazing world of Family Gameshow. The Gameshow Channel is packed with quizzes that will test your logic, numeracy and general knowledge skills.