Wheel of Fortune Junior Edition (NES)

Wheel of Fortune Junior Edition Box Art

Wheel of Fortune Junior Edition

System: NES

Release Date: October 1989

Developer: Rare

Publisher: GameTek

Genre: Game Show

Two days in a row, Rare and GameTek give me a half-hearted release with Wheel of Fortune Junior Edition. Just like the Jeopardy! Junior Edition, this game is exactly the same as its predecessor. Honestly though, I couldn’t even tell if the puzzles were actually easier.

Gert and I played two rounds. The first was against the hard CPU level. I don’t recommend it, because once they get control, they don’t miss. Playing on normal difficulty, you can blow the computer away. But you’re not getting anything new here.

Graphics: 0.5

My wife made the Vanna White looks like RuPaul comment again. I told her she already said that.

Sound: 0.5

The sound needed to get better and hasn’t.

Gameplay: 1.5

There have been no upgrades in the game, which means it’s a downgrade.

Difficulty: 2.0

I was hoping for the Prize Round to give me RSTLNE, but we’re not there, yet.

Fun Factor: 1.0

Still not as fun as Jeopardy!

Overall Grade: 1.1

Wheel of Fortune Junior Edition earns a D. Two disappointing sequels down. Let’s hope we get something good next week!