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Overall, Austin Powers Operation: Trivia is a solid game. A very entertaining and humorous way to pass the time, Operation: Trivia should make it to the shelf of You Don’t Know Jack fans, Austin Powers connoisseurs, and especially those who are both.
Overall, if you enjoy games of this type and aren't annoyed by Austin Powers, you'll have a lot of fun with this one, especially if you play it at a party with friends. It's not as much fun playing it solo.
While this obvious movie tie-in lacks some of the ingenuity of the You Don't Know Jack series, Austin Powers trivia does hold its own and maintains its fun 1970-ish theme throughout. The price of $29.95 (suggested retail price) also seems a bit high to me, as games of this nature would likely sell better if they were closer to $20. Still, although single players will be hard-pressed to win, the game does challenge the seasoned trivia buff, and, with its wacky world of the International Man of Mystery, should entertain especially Austin Powers fans.
In the end (oh, behave!), Austin Powers Operation: Trivia is a mixed bag. While at some points it's more fun than a pair of cheerleader twins, other times it just feels like you're watching a commercial for the Austin Powers movies. If you're in the market for a trivia game, you're better off with You Don't Know Jack. But, if you're a big Austin Powers fan, than this game is perfect for you. Now, I'm off to fight crime . . . care for a ride in my Shaguar?
Had Operation Trivia been released under the You Don’t Know Jack brand, the game would have been much more fun. In any case, this game gets a 5 for writing and a 1.5 for acting. If you really love Austin Powers, you're going to be somewhat dissapointed. If you don’t mind some bad voice work getting in the way of your trivia, however, go out and get it, pussycat.
The same goes for Austin Powers; the voices are not done by Mike Myers, and are therefore hard to listen to. You get the impression that the game was done by someone who desperately wanted to be these characters, but couldn't quite do it. It's a shame that the voices are so bad though; the questions are truly brilliant at times. Austin Powers: Operation Trivia is humorous, but don't have a thrombo trying to get a copy.