|Welcome to Nintendo Jeopardy, exclusively at Nintendo Reviews! On July 8th, 2005, the first
version of Nintendo Jeopardy was released, and it is Pokemon Edition 1. Our second Jeopardy
game is Pikmin Edition 1! Rules are listed below. You can also send in your own questions to be
put in our next edition! Below is the e-mail information and rules.
|Pokemon Edition 1 was first posted on July 8th, 2005. Questions range from all over the series,
so be ready for anything! The game's questions/answers are accurate as of the day published.
Pikmin Edition 1 was first posted on January 11th, 2006. Questions range to anything from
Pikmin or Pikmin 2.
|Send your own Nintendo Jeopardy questions and answers to:
Make sure that the questions you send aren't already questions on any of our existing games, and make sure
that the question and answer are in 'Jeopardy format'. (Read more about that in the Rules). They must also be
factual Nintendo questions, not questions that relate to other companies. Yes, you can send in Pokemon
questions and the questions don't have to be on games exclusive to Nintendo systems, just as long as they are on
any Nintendo system, it's acceptable. In general, we usually don't use too many third-party game questions.
Unlike other e-mail addresses, you may send in as many questions as you want. Don't worry about categories
and money values for the game: we'll take care of that. We keep your e-mail address anonymous and never
reveal any other information about you. (Read more about privacy by clicking this link.) Have fun!
|If you are still confused on the rules, send your questions to:
If you have a debate on a correct answer (whether or not we misprinted the information) e-mail the problem
immediately. Because we cannot respond right away, skip that question and players who lost money values
because they may have said the correct answer should be given back those points. Whether or not we did make a
mistake on the content, we will still e-mail back to you to let you know. Be sure to clearly state the question that
you need answered, and please provide as many details as possible. Thanks!
You'll need at least two players. You can have as many players as you want, but to easily keep track of other players, you
should limit it to five. In the real Jeopardy, there are three players, so that really works best. Unfortunately, we cannot
provide buzzers, so it's best to just have each player hold a different household item (something that won't break easily)
and use those as 'buzzers'. Or get near a piano or keyboard and assign each player to a key that's easily discernible from
the other players. Whatever works best is fine. One person who isn't a player needs to be the host who will read each
category's questions and have the provided answers. This person should also keep track of score. Be sure to play in a
well-lit area and in a place where the players won't be easily distracted.
2. Basic Jeopardy Rules
Any player starts the game by choosing a category and money value in points. The host looks up the question and reads it
aloud. In Jeopardy, the 'questions' are actually answers and the 'answers' are really questions. For example if somebody
chose the category of "Super Mario Bros." for 2 points, the 'question' would read, "This is Mario's brother."
Grammatically, that is not a question, but really a statement. The 'answer' would be "Who is Luigi?". The 'answer' is
really a question, so that's what I mean. When I say 'questions' I mean, read the statement in which there is one answer.
Anyway, after the host reads the question give the players four seconds to buzz in. If nobody buzzes in, then call time and
read the answer to it. In this case, the player who last chose the category chooses the next category as well. If somebody
does buzz in, they need to provide the answer in 'Jeopardy' format. Give them four seconds to say the answer. If they get
it correct, they earn the point value of the question, and get to choose the next category and question. If they get it
incorrect, they lose that point value, and it is deducted from their score. It is possible to be in the negative (-) zone. If they
get it wrong, give the other remaining players three seconds to buzz in, and then four seconds to provide an answer.
Play continues like this until every question has been said for the first round of Jeopardy. You can set a time limit for
each round as well. A good time limit would be 15 minutes. Move on to the second round, which contains twice as many
points but the questions are slightly harder. Continue through this round until you're done. Then there will be one final
3. Jeopardy Question Format
The host is instructed to read the question to each player. That means the 'statement', because you need to realize that I
really mean 'the clue that gives the answer to it'. The answer is stated as a question, but that is what the player is to come
up with to earn the points. If you are confused, then replace the word 'question' with 'clue'. So the host reads the clue and
the player comes up with the answer.
If you are sending a question to us for a future game of Nintendo Jeopardy, you'll need to send the clue as a statement,
and the answer as a question. So if you're clue is 'Mario's princess friend whose name starts with a P' the answer would be
'Who is Peach?'
4. Daily Double
In the first round, there is one Daily Double hidden behind a question (Two Daily Doubles are hidden in the second round).
Players do not see the Daily Doubles, and they don't know where each one is until one picks the question. The host reveals
that the player has found a Daily Double and asks how much they would like to bet on the question. The player chooses up
to an amount that they already have on their score; the value of the question become irrelevant. If a player bets all of
their money, then it is called a 'True Daily Double'. The question is read, and the host gives the player a couple more
seconds than usual to answer. If the player answers incorrectly, they lose their bet, but if the player answers correctly they
win their bet. Either way, that player gets to choose the next category.
5. Final Round
In this round, there is one category and one answer. Confirm all the players' scores with them. A player cannot play the
final round if they have a negative score. This probably won't happen, but if it does, they cannot play the last round. The
host should inform players to think about their bets for the final round at this time. A good idea for players is to think
about how much they can bet before they may go below other player's scores.
The host reads the category, not the question yet. After reading the category, give the players 15 seconds to write down
their bets on a small piece of paper. They can bet up to how much points they have. They may bet none of their points if
they want. Players should keep in mind that they only get their bet if they answer the question correctly. Since the players
are unaware of the question, and only know the category, it may be wise for a player not to bet any money, if they think
they'll get the answer wrong.
Collect their bets, and make sure their name's on each bet so you know whose bet is whose. Give each player another
small piece of paper to write his or her answers on. Then when everyone is ready, show and read the question to the
players all at once. Once you have completed reading the question once, give the players 30 seconds to write their answers.
Keep holding the question up, so players can reread it if they need to. After 30 seconds has passed, call time. Every player
puts their writing utensils down. The host asks each player, starting with the player who currently has the lowest score, to
show their answer. The player need not say anything. The answer needs to be legible so everyone can read it. The host says
if it's correct or not.
The host awards the player their bet if they answer it right. If they are incorrect, the host deducts their bet from them.
Keep going like this until all players have read their answers and the points have been added correctly. If no player
answered it correctly, then the host should read the correct answer to the players anyway. The winner of the game is the
player with the highest score after this round. Good Luck!
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