I’m not a gamer, and most of my iPhone games are more time fillers than serious addictions. And while I do enjoy a good board game, I have to say it’s been awhile.
My first attempt brought up the question “Name the Movie”, with a play button. I tapped play and recognized the movie in seconds – Steve Carell flying off a bike through a billboard for erotic perfume is a pretty easy one, though. You can stop the movie clip at any time to answer. Aside from naming the movie, you might also be asked questions about actors (both in and not in the scene), specific lines, and other trivia.
Sometimes a clip is an 80s arcade-style graphic reenactment of a scene, which in many ways is even more entertaining. Watching a little Lego girl hop on a Lego guy’s back to fly through the forest, then seeing him rip off his shirt to reveal giant pixel sparklies, made me almost cry laughing. (Haven’t seen the real flick, and honestly, I’d much prefer this version anyway.)
It’s not all clips – you get questions, quotes (always fun), matching villains to superheros, and naming actors based off of clues. The only question I didn’t like was finding a movie ticket for a specific movie in a sea of tickets. The words were so small I couldn’t really make anything out, and just let the time run out rather than search.
All of the questions are timed, and the faster you answer, the higher your score. But you do get to read the question and hit play before the timer starts, so there’s time to pass your iPhone to any friends who are playing too.
Scene It? doesn’t have ads, but occasionally after you watch a clip a small “Buy It” icon will appear in the corner for about three seconds before you move on to the next question. I can’t stand ads in apps, but this honestly didn’t bother me much at all.
The bottom line? This game offers more entertainment than many games out there at a great price. Movie fanatics – download it. You won’t be disappointed.