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And during only an hour or two with the game, I already started seeing some question repetition, which is embarrassing. Cheating by peeking at your classmate's paper for help, or flat-out copying an answer, is a viable option and a safer alternative to guessing, for example, what the Peruvian currency might be.
That has always been the kicker of the gameshow. You pick from one of five students to help you on two questions apiece. After all, this is a videogame you're playing. Hopefully that tells you all you need to know. If they get it correct, you are saved, earn some cash and move on.
After each question, the next person takes their turn. You have your own category and questions.
This makes getting to the big million dollar question a lot easier. Make the Grade Review Share.
Besides the hope of getting entered into the Honor Roll, I see no incentive for playing this game beyond the satisfaction one would receive for answering questions correctly. And by winning a million dollars, I mean winning an imaginary million dollars that you can't take with you. These anomalies hamper the simplistic fun of testing your knowledge against yourself, because some truly challenging questions can put you out of the game.
You don't lose money, you don't win money. The most obvious problem with Make the Grade are the atrocious visuals, which are terribly buggy, at best.
First of all, the only reward you get for playing Make the Grade is earning imaginary money. Whoever finishes with the most money, wins.
That puts you at three choices. If you manage to get something wrong, which is all it takes to get kicked off the podium for good, your classmate can keep you in the game by backing you up with the correct response. After all, trivia games are a communal event. Answering it, not so much. Jeff Foxworthy dispenses a special kind of justice.
Since there's no collective stat on what you've earned, there's never a reason to drop out. Getting to the big question is pretty easy. These work well enough, but the implementation is extremely awkward.
These don't do much other than give you something to show off on your report card, but they do offer achievements if you're looking to fluff your gamerscore with brain power. Trivia games are best when a group can enjoy it together.