Mattel’s most popular family game Apples to Apples goes digital! THQ Inc. and Mattel bring families everywhere the ability to experience Apples to Apples the game of hilarious comparisons, on their XBOX 360 and PlayStation 3. The game features single-player, local and online modes for up to six players. Apples to Apples also comes packed with customizable play modes, backgrounds, and Golden Apple cards that can add surprising twists to the game! Players can also choose between 16 animated avatars like Pirate Apple, Space Apple and Ballerina Apple.
The digital version is much like the card game. One player is the judge and selects a green card to find a descriptive word like the word Swift in the picture above. The other players have red cards and will select a word that they think the judge thinks most resembles the word on the green card. The words on the red cards are random from places to famous people.
Once everyone has selected their red card, the judge will pick the red card that they think most resembles their word on the green card. That is what makes this game so fun because the correct answer is completely subjective. Believe me, you will be laughing about some of the words and what people pick!
We played the game this way locally because we had the minimum of 3 players and remotes. You can also play it this way while using XBox live with up to 6 players. Just send them an invitation to your game, or opponents can be found for you online.
Unlike the original card game, there is also a way to play Apples to Apples as a single player, although it was my least favorite way to play. When you play single player, the computer gives you a green card, then you select the word on the red card that you think best matches. Then quickly, before time runs out, spell out the word on the grid in the center. If it is correct, you move on. If it is not, you loose time and quickly pick a new word. There were times that I had absolutely no idea why the computer would pick that word, but looking at how the Apple was dressed does help give you a clue. Playing this way was fun, but I think the game is best played with a group of your friends or family.
Apples to Apples is available for download on XBox Live Arcarde for 800 Microsoft Points, Playstation 3 for $9.99, and will soon be available on Facebook and mobile devices.
Apples to Apples is rated E for Everyone 10+.
Disclosure: I received the item above for the purpose of review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.