Sometimes a CD-ROM just isn't enough. You Don't Know Jack: the netshow brings home a slightly different version of the popular quiz show game via the Internet -- and for free. Several five to 15-second commercials pay for this online version of YDKJ, which features a new episode every Monday. Were you too busy one week and missed an episode of YDKJTN? Relax. There's a feature built in that enables you to play (or replay) past episodes, by yourself of with up to two friends.
Those familiar with the popular CD-ROM series will be able to delve right in since many of the features key to the success of YDKJ games are present within YDKJTN. Gibberish Questions, where players must rhyme nonsensical phrases with common sayings, must be answered, as must DisOrDats, forcing one player to determine which of two totally unrelated categories something belongs (e.g., "Are the following beings members of MTV's The Real World cast or residents of the Underworld? -- Syrus, Charon," etc.). Of course, YDKJ's trademark irreverent questions are there, often involving current events.
Also keeping with the CD-ROM versions, the "screw your neighbor" feature enables players to force one competitor per round to answer a question. Since wrong answers are penalized, this feature can work to the screwer's advantage -- unless, of course, the screwee answers correctly, subtracting from the score of the malevolent one.
After three rounds of 14 questions (differing from the two rounds of 20 questions found on the CD-ROM version), the Jack Attack lightning round will determine the winner of You Don't Know Jack: the netshow. ~ Christopher Michael Baker, All Game Guide
Minimum CPU Type: Pentium
Minimum CPU Speed: 90 MHz
Minimum Hard Disk Space: 10 MB
Graphics Type: Text/Character Based
Graphics Resolution: 640x480
Color Depth: Mono ~ Christopher Michael Baker, All Game Guide
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