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All Game Guide (1998)
If you haven't played any of the You Don't Know Jack games before, this is a nice place to start, but if you've done them all, you might find yourself getting bored. For all the bells and whistles, this is déjà vu.
Computer Gaming World (CGW) (Apr, 1999)
The trivia has a high school flavor to it: Water is made of hydrogen and oxygen and the Boston Tea Party involved throwing tea in a harbor. There is nothing wrong with knowing these things, of course, and the questions are still asked in funny terms. The host of HEADRUSH batters the players with fewer put-downs than JACK’S, but on the whole I enjoyed the game far less. HEADRUSH is a reasonable JACK knock-off, but it doesn’t have the JACK magic.
Electric Games (1998)
Aimed primarily at teens, Headrush maintains most of the quality of the Jack games. Many of the questions in the older games referenced information and culture that made the games more difficult for teens. This version features questions and references that teens will recognize. Bottom Line: Headrush is You Don't Know Jack for teenagers. Much of the same great gameplay as the original Jack games jazzed up for the current generation. You can't choose the length of your game in this version. A couple of opinion questions make the game a little frustrating, especially if your opinions differ from those of the game makers.
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) (Jan 07, 1999)
Head Rush is an average trivia game. The questions are fun and challenging and the game is set up better than the YDKJ games in a few ways. The main drawback was that I kept waiting for a great laugh to come at any minute, and it never did. When I played The Ride it took all of two minutes to get there. This might not be a bad purchase for the younger set who is tired of playing trivia games that ask questions about things from before they were born. Head Rush’s upside is the more current “hip” subjects and familiar topics. Just don’t expect to laugh a lot.
ESC Magazine (Sep 23, 1998)
The bottom line? It’s lots of fun, but If you have YDKJ, you’ll probably be satisfied with that game and its many official add-ons. If you’ve got $30 to blow and just can’t resist the lure of new, young, hip questions, this is a fun way to spend the cash.