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Anticipation [Round Seal Box - No Seal Cart]
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Console: Nintendo NES
Region:U
Year: 1988
RFG ID #: U-027-S-00360-A
Part #: NES-AP-USA
UPC: 045496630461
Developer: Rare
Publisher: Nintendo
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Genre: Game Simulator
Sub-genre: Board Game
Players: 1-4
Controller: Standard Controller
Media Format: Cartridge 64 KB
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Collection Stats:

  • 381 of 7330 collectors (5.1%) have this game in their collection
  • 7 of 7330 collectors (0%) have this game in their wishlist.
  • 8 of 7330 collectors (0.1%) have this game for sale or trade.
Overview:

NOW YOU'RE PLAYING WITH BRAIN POWER!

Bored with board games? Tired of pursuing trivia? Had your fill of ethical questions? Then you're ready for ANTICIPATION. This zany, unpredictable, totally wacked-out video board game begins with a giant connect-the-dots puzzle. Suddenly, a video pencil starts connecting the dots and, before you know it, you're in a maddening race against the clock, trying to solve the puzzle. Is it an Igloo? A Penguin? A Pineapple? Whatever it is, you - and all your friends - will have a great time trying to guess what the pencil is drawing. Guess right and you'll get a crack at the really tough puzzles - no dots or clues, just the pencil drawing a picture. Think you're up to it? Then challenge your friends. Or take on the Computer. Either way, this off-the-floor board game will challenge you, excite you and generally drive you crazy for years to come.

Review:

Anticipation is a one to four player game, with the pieces being high heels, a bugle, a teddy bear, and an ice cream cone. Choose the number of players, and computer players. Select your skill level and you start. You'll be on a board. There will be four different colors you can land on: yellow, green, blue, and pink. When you land on a spot, you get taken to a new area. A picture is drawn on this area, and when it is done, you have to spell out the name of the whatever the picture is of (if it is a picture of a rabbit, you spell out rabbit). In the upper right hand corner, a die will slowly move from six to zero. If you don't attempt to answer before it hits zero, you get another card. Otherwise, it will be on a number while you solve the puzzle.

Sounds fun huh? Well, it sometimes can be. Most of the time, however, this game is fairly annoying. There are a few main problems. First of all, if you answer a puzzle wrong, the game never tells you the right answer! It's a pain. Also, you're timed to answer the puzzles. Sometimes you need to scroll so quickly, you easily skip past the letter you want. Do that 2 times and you lose the puzzle.

It isn't all bad...It'll kill an hour of your time easily. Before you memorize all the answers, it will keep you entertained!

Variations:

Console Reg. Type Title Publisher Year Genre
Nintendo NES A S Anticipation Nintendo / Mattel 1989 Game Simulator
Nintendo NES DK, FI, NO, SE S Anticipation Nintendo 1989 Game Simulator
Nintendo NES Germany S Anticipation [Square Box] Nintendo 1989 Game Simulator
Nintendo NES K S Anticipation Hyundai 1989 Game Simulator
Nintendo NES U S Anticipation [Oval Seal] Nintendo 1989 Game Simulator
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