jeopardy screenFans of everyone's favorite game show will be pleased to hear that Sony Pictures Television has just released Jeopardy! [App Store] for the iPhone and iPod touch.

This...is...JEOPARDY! Put your knowledge to the test in this exciting new game created for the iPhone and iPod touch! Pick a category and dollar amount and answer clues written by Jeopardy writers. Buzz in quickly and answer correctly to watch your earnings rise, then hum along with the classic Final Jeopardy theme music while you respond to the final clue. Play America's favorite quiz show today!

Features listed by Sony:

  • Use the touchscreen to write your name on the podium, just like a real contestant on Jeopardy!
  • Play in Landscape mode so that you see the contestants and the categories on the same screen
  • Includes real sounds from the game, including the classic Final Jeopardy Music!
  • Listen the famous voiceover "This...is...Jeopardy!" from the famous Johnny Gilbert when the game starts
  • Create your own custom contestant
  • Packed with over 1500 clues, enjoy hours of entertainment!

jeopardy_gameplay

Each round of the game is played across three different categories (as opposed to the TV show's six) with answers at five different dollar amounts for each.  In normal play (where there are three levels of difficulty), when you pick an answer a timer begins ticking down and you have the option to respond or pass--but choose quickly, as at any moment another contestant may buzz in.  For each answer you choose to respond to, three question choices are presented.  The multiple choice approach makes for a rather simpler game than the TV show, but is not a surprising move for a computer edition of the game.

Jeopardy! also features a single-player mode which is the same game, but lacking other contestants.

The graphics are nothing to write home about, but then that's not the focus of the game, and the authentic audio does add nicely to the experience.  (And who hasn't wanted to write their name on that glowing blue screen?)  In all, fans of the 25 year old quiz show will likely find Jeopardy! for the iPhone to deliver an enjoyable mobile take on the game.

App Store Link: Jeopardy!, $4.99

  • http://www.appmania.webs.com yourofl10

    Lol........ First person's name on the left is named Blake... Good one.
    I;m not realy interested in Jeopardy....... I think I will pass but I;m sure its fun.

  • http://www.appmania.webs.com yourofl10

    Lol........ First person's name on the left is named Blake... Good one.
    I;m not realy interested in Jeopardy....... I think I will pass but I;m sure its fun.

  • DannyV

    Is it just me or do the guys in this game look like Steve Nash?

  • DannyV

    Is it just me or do the guys in this game look like Steve Nash?

  • inferi22

    should be blake, arnold, and eli

  • inferi22

    should be blake, arnold, and eli

  • Mike

    Too expensive. Only 1500 clues? Should be $0.99 for that many clues.

  • Mike

    Too expensive. Only 1500 clues? Should be $0.99 for that many clues.

  • Stephen

    Games that look crap for $100.

  • Stephen

    Games that look crap for $100.

  • Engteach

    I'm a huge Jeopardy fan, having tried out and qualified to be a contestant on the real show (though I was never called!), but multiple choice Jeopardy?Lame. Might as well just get Who...Millionaire? for true dumbed down Jeopardy.

  • Engteach

    I'm a huge Jeopardy fan, having tried out and qualified to be a contestant on the real show (though I was never called!), but multiple choice Jeopardy?Lame. Might as well just get Who...Millionaire? for true dumbed down Jeopardy.

  • http://www.spacedoggy.wordpress.com Spacedoggy

    Sony's iPhone game apps look lame - they look and play like they are made for my old Samsung 411 - Anyone agree?

  • http://www.spacedoggy.wordpress.com Spacedoggy

    Sony's iPhone game apps look lame - they look and play like they are made for my old Samsung 411 - Anyone agree?

  • http://www.qype.co.uk Alistair H

    This game is ultra-lame. It's not worth waiting for it to download and install, never mind actually paying money for it...

  • http://www.qype.co.uk Alistair H

    This game is ultra-lame. It's not worth waiting for it to download and install, never mind actually paying money for it...

  • Racer-X

    Can we get some more details? Is there a career or leaderboard feature allowing you to accumulate cash? Will there be additional clues available later for download?

    Otherwise, as a pickup and play game with no eye for long-term or expandable play later on, this title is truly lame.

  • Racer-X

    Can we get some more details? Is there a career or leaderboard feature allowing you to accumulate cash? Will there be additional clues available later for download?

    Otherwise, as a pickup and play game with no eye for long-term or expandable play later on, this title is truly lame.

  • Matty

    Yeah, that's my thing...I'm not concerned with the graphics or the multiple choice...will you be able to buy more clues?

  • Matty

    Yeah, that's my thing...I'm not concerned with the graphics or the multiple choice...will you be able to buy more clues?

  • DreamPod

    As trivia games go, that Ben Stein one looks to be a lot more polished.

  • DreamPod

    As trivia games go, that Ben Stein one looks to be a lot more polished.

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  • http://www.samsungmomentforum.com Vincenzo Moraitis

    Just purchased a Mythic for myself and will be obtaining 1 for my wife quickly! It has just the correct mix of attributes. just brief of the full smartphone. I'm maintaining an eye within the Captivate for any possible future cellphone...prices are way too substantial when released. I've been in great tech for 20+ years and in essence hack everything I very own to generate it better laptops, GPS, auto navigation devices, and so on. and yes cell phones too. Inside couple of days I've owned the cellphone I have currently set up Opera Mini, Bolt 2.1, freecaddie, Google Maps w/GPS functionality, deleted all locked useless apps after backing them up and completely modified the menu system to my exact requires with out all unproductive apps.