Jeopardy! Junior Edition (NES)

Jeopardy! Junior Edition Box Art

Jeopardy! Junior Edition

System: NES

Release Date: October 1989

Developer: Rare

Publisher: GameTek

Genre: Game Show

It looks like Rare and GameTek were looking for the quick cash in with Jeopardy! Junior Edition. With our love for Jeopardy! I challenged my wife to play a game with me so we could see how the NES game evolved in the year since the original release.

Nothing has changed. It’s the same game with easier clues for kids. Oh, the player avatars look like kids. Everything else is exactly the same. Shame on you Rare and GameTek. Shame. I finished the game with $60,100. Just call me James Holzhauer.

Graphics: 0.5

The graphics have received no upgrades in a year, which is unfortunate, because it looks worse in comparison to other games in 1989.

Sound: 0.5

Sound and music are also exactly the same, when there have been upgrades in the rest of the industry.

Gameplay: 2.0

Jeopardy! Junior Edition works as intended.

Difficulty: 1.0

The questions have been made easier for children of 1989. The only category that stumped me was the Odd Couple.

Fun Factor: 1.5

I had considerably less fun with this version than the previous one. Though potential is still there.

Overall Grade: 1.1

Jeopardy! Junior Edition earns a D. If you need a dumbed down Jeopardy!, then this cartridge is for you. Otherwise, stay away.