A trivia quiz based on the "Carry On" series of British comedy films.

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A trivia quiz based on the "Carry On" series of British comedy films.

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6 November 2006 (UK)  »

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Good Carry On DVD Trivia Game
25 August 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

'Carry on Quizzing' is an entertaining DVD interactive quiz game. It is hosted by Richard O'Brien who is pretty good, though his connection to the long-running film series is tenuous at best (he was an uncredited extra in 'Carry on Cowboy'). His links are amusing and he displays the easy charisma that made him such a popular presenter of the 'Crystal Maze,' but it would have been better if there had been more links to make multiple plays more rewarding. In particular his 'round one' joke gets tiresome pretty quickly.

The game is divided up into four rounds of five questions each, though there is not much difference between each round as they are all a mixture of categories. At the end of every round you or your team move along the corridor in the Carry on 'Hall of Fame' to a picture of one of the films or the stars. This is a little confusing as there does not seem to be any reasoning behind the order. There are over 600 questions containing stills images, quotes, and short, classic clips from the film series. The difficulty of the questions ranges from very basic to extremely obscure ones that even dedicated fans are likely to struggle with. This is because they often ask about the careers of the actors and crew outside of the Carry Ons. The game is better for multiple plays than some of the other DVD quiz games I have played where there seem to be much fewer questions or at least bad technology that allows a number of the same ones to be asked practically every game. There is a single-player mode as well as a multi-player mode, both of which work well though the latter relies on people not peeking at which buttons on the remote control other players/teams press.

The game is not without problems however. For example there are some noticeable mistakes in some of the answers, so that the correct answer is deemed wrong. There are enough of these that I really think there should have been a greater amount of error-checking done before release as it is extremely annoying. It is difficult to play a game or two without at least one of these errors and therefore despite its many qualities I cannot recommend it unreservedly.


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