A more hideous gaggle of creatures, I’ve never seen.
PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous
GENRE: Game Show
RELEASE DATE: September 1989
Hollywood Squares is even sillier than other game show video games. For starters, there are no celebrities in the squares; only faceless drones like Val, Daz, and other similarly titled vacuous names. Like the show, a question is asked, a “celebrity” answers (with random quips thrown out for good measure), and you either agree or disagree with the celebrity. If you’re right – regardless of whether the celebrity is right ot wrong – their square will light up with either ‘X’ or ‘O,’ depending on who you are. Yes, the entire game is essentially Tic Tac Toe, with egotistical ninnies acting as a go-between. Once you win three rounds (and the A.I. is quite stupid, so that shouldn’t be too big of a problem), you pick a key and a car and you hope the key unlocks the car. If it doesn’t, shucks, bad luck, you don’t get a car. But hey, at least you can play Hollywood Squares again, right? Right? It doesn’t matter if you win or lose. No really, it doesn’t matter. No fulfillment comes from either.