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Interactive DVD games on sale from £7.99 @ HMV! (Deal or no deal etc)
Interactive DVD games on sale from £7.99 @ HMV! (Deal or no deal etc)

Interactive DVD games on sale from £7.99 @ HMV! (Deal or no deal etc)

Click the "Go to deal" button to have a browse of some of the interactive DVD games which are on special offer at HMV. Most are £7.99 which is a really good price for these! They work on your DVD player. I've been playing the catchphrase one this Christmas!!!

Choices: Deal or no deal | Family Fortunes | Little Britain | Who Wants To Be A Millionaire 4: Family Entertainment Edition | Question Of Sport | Classic Bullseye | Countdown Quiz | Trivial Pursuit | Empire Interactive Movie Quiz | Coronation Street | Carry On Quizzing | Telly Addicts 2

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Good deals emma but the deal or no deal game is awful in my opinion, very very slow and poor gameplay, can anyone recommend any of the others??

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jase.2

Good deals emma but the deal or no deal game is awful in my opinion, very … Good deals emma but the deal or no deal game is awful in my opinion, very very slow and poor gameplay, can anyone recommend any of the others??



Fair enough - I thought it would be one of the most popular at the minute I've played 2 of these, and I find the loading times very slow. Maybe it's just the DVD player I'm using, but they do seem to take a while to load.

yeah deal or no deal sucks. selecting a box takes ages. I reckon the richard and judy one would be good

emmajk42

Fair enough - I thought it would be one of the most popular at the minute … Fair enough - I thought it would be one of the most popular at the minute I've played 2 of these, and I find the loading times very slow. Maybe it's just the DVD player I'm using, but they do seem to take a while to load.



Ive tried deal or no deal on 2 different players and just the same speed so probably not your player emma, meant to add that although slow the bullseye one isnt too bad when you play 3 team format and it gives a few laughs when you see the ancient prizes on Bully's prize board lol

I got deal or no deal aswell and it takes an age to to select boxes, Out of the ones i got Strike it lucky is the best

I have to agree about Deal or No Deal, I've played pretty much every DVD game there is and this is defo one of the worse..

Who ever had the scrolly idea for selecting boxes should be shot.. it doesn't build tension as you're not really playing for anything and it just slows stuff down way too much - they'd have been better having a full screen of boxes and you can navigate up down left and right to select - I'm surprised Noel did this one as his Telly Addicts one is defo one of the best DVD games, it has smooth gameplay, is fun and well thought out and kept us entertained for ages last Christmas

Blankety Blank isn't bad, but isn't all that great - it's a bit sluggish and again I don't think has had a great deal of thought put into it

Strike it Lucky seemed okay - haven't played it enough to judge properly, but Barrymore makes me laugh as he keeps looking to the side as if being prompted constantly - lol

Thanks for the feedback on the Deal or No Deal game, was thinking of getting it but pleased I didn't now :santa:

Thanks for the pointer to the others Emma :santa:

I've tried a few of these interactive dvd games, and for the most part, I have to say they're pretty awful.

They're fine for playing with the family over Xmas etc.

The main problem is that they tend to have no lasting appeal due to not having enough questions.

Most of them tend to have around 1,000 questions or so.
Sounds impressive, but once you've played them a few times the questions start getting repeated and you'll start to remember the answers ( and that totally defeats the object of 'fair play' ).

Considering the amount of space on a dvd, I think they should have at least 10,000 questions each (and preferably more).

As it is, they're generally quite expensive and will probably be gathering dust a week or two after you've bought them and played them a few times.
They are mostly released at Christmas/holiday time purely to try and cash-in from gullible consumers.

Perhaps there are one or two with plenty of depth that you will be able to play for weeks/months without getting a sense of 'deja-vu' , but I've yet to come across one that falls into that category.

Just my opinion of course

Thanks for your opinion too martin_909 it's put me off any of these now lol. Perhaps they'll improve them for next year :santa:

Bought the Deal or no Deal for the kids for Xmas , worst £10 I've ever spent , it's awful . I've actually binned it as the kids got bored after a few hours of it .

It's a shame, as they look very promising at first glance too...

Yeah I got the Little Britain interactive DVD game for Xmas - good fun but sooooo slow and it crashes sometimes! I think these will be improved by next Xmas.

rayman

Thanks for your opinion too martin_909 it's put me off any of these now … Thanks for your opinion too martin_909 it's put me off any of these now lol. Perhaps they'll improve them for next year :santa:



No problem.

Thing is, the average consumer doesn't bother reading reviews etc. when it comes to this sort of product.

They see an interactive dvd based on a TV show they like and think "I love that show, this will be fun !" and buy it regardless.

Then they get it home, play it a few times, and realise it was a waste of money.

This is what the makers of these interactive dvds are banking on, and this is exactly what happens.

The makers know that they can release any old crap and it will still sell well to people who like the TV show.
Why should they spend extra time and money making a better quality product when people will still buy it regardless ?

Exactly the same theory applies to video-games based on films/TV shows.
90-95 per-cent of these are really bad, but people still buy them, so the makers have no incentive to try and make them better.

"Perhaps they'll improve them for next year "

Until people start voting with thier wallets, that's not likely to happen unfortunately.

[SIZE="3"]I did a terrible thing !!
I mixed the Deal Or No Deal DVD with two grandparents in their 80's.
The result was the worst 5 hours of my life!(no joke):w00t:
They wanted to play one game each and work the control aswell.
It all just seems a distant nightmare now but I do keep getting flashbacks.
NO NOEL, NO NOEL, GO AWAY
aaarrghhhhhhhhhhh

ps who knows a cheap shrink


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Well I have to agree with all you out there who say this is slow..... very slow incredibly slow I love the show and thought this would be ace, but its not. DO NOT BUY IT even if it is reduced in the sale.

Do you think we all could return these interactive DVDs to the shop for a refund on the grounds its so slow and not fit to play?

waves117

Well I have to agree with all you out there who say this is slow..... … Well I have to agree with all you out there who say this is slow..... very slow incredibly slow I love the show and thought this would be ace, but its not. DO NOT BUY IT even if it is reduced in the sale.Do you think we all could return these interactive DVDs to the shop for a refund on the grounds its so slow and not fit to play?



I remember returning the Big Brother game years ago on the grounds that it was "the worse thing ever" the store assistant could see how truthful I was being and refunded me with no issues..

..there are far too many of these DVD games now, in my experience the Universal ones are the best of the bunch, 2 | Entertain are the worse and well, the rest are a very mixed affair..

..true too, these put an incredible amount of work on your DVD laser which is why they crash and play so differently on one machine to the next - they're not a proven science and I really feel there should be some sort of come back if these refuse to work properly.. one which was playing good, but we paused it and then it crashed spoiling it, was The Great British Test - we were at question 28 out of 70 and then we had to restart - it really is the most disappointing experience ever when these crash and you have friends or family around and have actually really gotten into gameplay.

The Deal or No Deal DVD is a complete waste of your life. It amazes makes how these things ever get QA'd and released. What an utter, utter load of pantz ! And that's from someone who loves the TV game. It takes an agonising 5 weeks to scroll from one box selection to another and everyone just loses the will to live. We should all get this DVD returned. It really doesn't deserve to make ANY money...... it's that bad.
:viking:

I too was unfortunate enough to purchase Deal or No Deal for my parents Christmas gathering. What a horrible experience.

I honestly reckon i could have produced a better effort.

Do Not Buy This !!!!

I am away to email Play.com and ask to send it back as it is awful and i`m not happy with my purchase due to the terrible gameplay and also that it even froze once.

I think everybody needs to complain about it.

I really enjoyed Bullseye for a good laugh with mixed aged family.Would reccommend this one.

Also had a bash at Countdown. Wasn`t bad at all. Worst thing about it is when you start the clock the letters and numbers dissappear of the screen so you`ve got to keep writing them down where as i prefer figuring it out looking at them on the screen as per tv show.

Question of sport wasnt to bad either and is quite quick for a game.

This DVD is utter rubbish. I bought it for my wife this Christmas and it wouldn't even play on our DVD player. Had to run it on the computer and the interface is appalling having to click left and right to go through the list of boxes with a long pause every time.

I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole, complete and utter rubbish.

:santa:

Anybody tried the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire game ?

Original Poster

Hi Going_Digital, welcome to HUKD.

@ brianp9 - I've tried millionaire. Again I find them quite slow to load between questions, but I found that one good fun.

This Christmas we obtained Deal or no deal interactive game and blankety blank and bulls eye. I M O most (if not all) DVD games are slow and I think the cristism of DOND is unfair - we as a family enjoyed it very much

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pt2007

Blankety Blank £3.99 from £19.99 ] … Blankety Blank £3.99 from £19.99 ]http://www.hmv.co.uk/hmvweb/displayProductDetails.do?ctx=12;-1;-1;-1&sku=566234



Nice price on that one

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dabbit

This Christmas we obtained Deal or no deal interactive game and blankety … This Christmas we obtained Deal or no deal interactive game and blankety blank and bulls eye. I M O most (if not all) DVD games are slow and I think the cristism of DOND is unfair - we as a family enjoyed it very much



Sorry to say you must have too much time on your hands if you actually enjoyed DOND. What do you do at weekends, watch grass grow or paint dry? LOL :-) ;-) Sorry...my sense of humour.

Most DVD games suffer from lag, however mostly it is just about bearable. 'Who wants to be a Millionaire' can just about get away with it and keeps the interest going. DOND gameplay is torture, especially at the start when you try to choose box 11 and then realise that you have to sit through what seems like an eternity.....just talk amongst yourselves. Why not have them all visible on the screen as in the TV Show?

DOND....I now know what it feels like to live forever !

dabbit

This Christmas we obtained Deal or no deal interactive game and blankety … This Christmas we obtained Deal or no deal interactive game and blankety blank and bulls eye. I M O most (if not all) DVD games are slow and I think the cristism of DOND is unfair - we as a family enjoyed it very much



I must leap to the defense and say that the criticism of DOND is wholly justified.. you are a rare case if you enjoyed it, but even with that said, the production values of this presentation are well below standards - from a value point of view, the effort that went into the production doesn't come anywhere near to justifying the RRP

As I say, you may well have enjoyed it, but that doesn't mean this isn't a poor quality product - instead of the scrolling left and right, why didn't they just have a general shot of all the contestants with their boxes and allow you to scroll left and right to highlight which ever one - this would have been more true to the program and would have made it at least more bearable in this respect.

Just to add again - Telly Addicts is a great example of how DVD games should be made and play

I bought this as a result of another thread on hotukdeals from amazon for £8.97, although comments suggested this was crap I thought it could not be that bad, well it was worse than bad, words can't describe it. Sold it on ebay for £8.49, postage £1.80.. Am I bad?

MEHIGHLANDER

I bought this as a result of another thread on hotukdeals from amazon for … I bought this as a result of another thread on hotukdeals from amazon for £8.97, although comments suggested this was crap I thought it could not be that bad, well it was worse than bad, words can't describe it. Sold it on ebay for £8.49, postage £1.80.. Am I bad?



Not if you like warm places *going down*

Not sure how good the Barry Norman Interactive Movie DVD is but if you have a Vue Cinema complex nearby it's well worth £5.99 delivered. 4 free Vue cinema vouchers included for starters.

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littlejimmylad

Not sure how good the Barry Norman Interactive Movie DVD is but if you … Not sure how good the Barry Norman Interactive Movie DVD is but if you have a Vue Cinema complex nearby it's well worth £5.99 delivered. 4 free Vue cinema vouchers included for starters.



Thanks for the info littlejimmylad. Welcome to the forums! :-D

:thumbsup: Cheers, been watchin these forums for a whilegrabbin bargains, will try and add decent comments/offers!!!
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