If you like "30 Rock" and have two bucks to spare, do yourself a favor and grab Scene It? 30 Rock, an iPhone game that'll have you "lizzing" with joy.
In case you're not familiar with them, the Scene It? games are basically interactive trivia. You might, for example, watch a video clip from the show, then have to answer a question about the scene. Or unscramble the letters from one of Frank's hats. Or match a catchphrase with the proper character.
Scene It? 30 Rock serves up 15 different kinds of questions spread out across 30 "episodes," the latter tagged with amusing names like Blerg, What the What? and Suck It Monkeys. All the questions are timed; the faster you answer (assuming you answer correctly), the higher your score. So even after you complete one episode, you might have incentive to go back and play it again.
Of course, like all Scene It? games, this one is best played with friends. The app supports local multiplayer via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi with up to four iOS devices. In an ideal universe, the app would offer online multiplayer, but perhaps we'll see that in future versions.
There's also The Beeper King, a last-man-standing game played by passing your iPhone (or iPad, iPod, etc.) from one player to another. Each person has to answer a question correctly before passing the device; a random timer knocks out whoever is too slow.
Except for a rather annoying number of "Buy 30 Rock" come-ons that appear both during the game and after, we think Scene It? 30 Rock, well, rocks. It's a must-have for fans of the show.
Confession time: until this review, we didn't know the Scene It? games (which started out in DVD form) had migrated to the iPhone. As it turns out, there are four more of them, including Movies, Comedy Movies, Twilight, and the just-released Horror. Like 30 Rock, they're priced at $1.99 each.
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Screenlife and NBC Universal invite you to join in the shenanigans at 30 Rockefeller Plaza when you play Scene It? 30 Rock on your iPhone! Featuring 30 Rock themed puzzleslike What the What?, Mind Grapes, Thats A Dealbreaker!, and Muffin Top, the Scene It? 30 Rock App delivers laugh-out-loud video and audio clips along with tricky trivia questions from one of the funniest shows on television.Scene It? 30 RockEdition features include:*Over 50still images, audio and video clips pulled directly from the hit NBC series*An engaging, fast-paced single-player mode that boasts 30 distinct games and *15 distinct puzzle types providing hours of challenging trivia, puzzles and mini-games*Multiplayer mode that utilizes Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to connect up to 4 iOS devices (iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad)*Facebook Connect, enabling players to challenge friends, post scores and translate game points into Scene It? Facebook Glitz*The Beeper King, a furiously fast-paced Group Play mode that shows who is the biggest 30 Rock trivia buff in the roomLike us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/sceneit Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/sceneit