August 28, 2008
THQ TESTS YOUR BOOK SMARTS THIS
FALL WITH ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A FIFTH GRADER?: MAKE THE GRADE
Join Host Jeff Foxworthy and His
New Crew of Classmates to Answer Thousands of New Elementary Questions –
THQ looks to flex its brain power
with the release of Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?: Make the Grade this
fall. The new brain-busting sequel to last years Are You Smarter Than A 5th
Grader? game will be available nationwide for Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii,
PlayStation 2, Xbox Live Arcade, Windows PC and PC download in October. With the
hit television show returning to FOX on September 5, Are You Smarter Than A 5th
Grader?: Make the Grade gives fans and gamers alike a chance to be a virtual
contestant on one of televisions most academically challenging shows.
In Are You Smarter Than A 5th
Grader?: Make the Grade, contestants of all ages have the chance to prove their
smarts in a game where every question is based on grade school curriculum and
the answers are elementary. Contestants will choose their partner from five
all new brainy 5th graders and test their skills in over 23 subjects while
earning coveted gold stars on the way to the virtual Million Dollar Question.
Throughout the game, just as on the television show, Jeff Foxworthy encourages
and teases the contestants with his trademark brand of humor.
Contestants playing the Nintendo
Wii, PlayStation 2, Windows PC and PC downloadable version of the game will be
challenged by over 6,000 questions in 23 subjects including Animal Science,
Cultural Studies, Grammar, Music, Reading, US Geography, Vocabulary, Health and
Astronomy. Four exciting game modes will put contestants skills to the test:
contestants can go head-to-head against friends in the Academic Academy Mode or
see who can answer questions the quickest in the fast-paced Flashcards Mode.
Spelling Bee Mode challenges contestants to quickly identify misspelled words,
while the Homeroom Mode gives contestants the opportunity to play just like they
do on the actual show. The Nintendo DS version of the game boasts 3,000 new
questions and gives players the opportunity to partner with 5 unlockable bonus
classmates. A brand new multi-player mode allows contestants to play head to
head against their friends, or pass and play to see whos the smartest.
Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?:
Make the Grade for Xbox Live Arcade allows players to challenge themselves with
over 6,000 questions through three unique game modesSingle Player, Local and
Xbox LIVE Multiplayer. Players can earn Gold Stars as they answer grade school
questions on their way to the virtual Million Dollar Question.