Bop It! XT is the newest member of the Bop It! game line. Reviewers say Bop It! XT is a fun, frantic and frustrating way for players ages 8 and up to test their reflexes. Bop It! XT features a series of colorful knobs, handles, and buttons that each perform a specific action. A computerized voice shouts out a random series of active commands, like "pull it," "twist it," and "shake it," and players must act quickly to perform each activity before time runs out. Bop It! XT offers a variety of play modes, so you can play solo, with a partner, or with a whole group of people. It also offers four different difficulty levels that are unlocked the further you progress. One of the more ingenious features of Bop It! XT is a headphone jack, so solo players can play without disturbing others, making it a useful distraction for kids on long road trips.
Bop It! has been a popular game with both kids and adults for years, and reviews indicate that Bop It! XT is no exception. Many parents who bought the game for their children say they themselves have trouble putting it down. As one user posting to Amazon.com says, "When I took it out of the box, the adults were practically fighting for their turn to play."
The addition of the headphone jack also scores points with parents. "No more being annoyed by the sounds of commands heard over, and over, and over again," says another Amazon.com reviewer.
Its various play modes make it ideal for any number of people to play together, and fans of the original Bop It! game say they like the new challenges that Bop It! XT offers. A few dislike the sarcastic comments the game makes when you lose ("You can give a game a personality without it being like salt on an open wound," says one user), but others find them funny and feel that they add to the game's entertainment value ("It's all in a happy upbeat cute, non-annoying or non-tiresome tone, I love it!" writes another owner). Some reviewers find that the game isn't always responsive to the "shake it" command, but they go on to say that there's an option to remove that command from the rotation.
Bop It! XT may be marketed toward kids, but it's clear from reading reviews that adults get just as much (if not more) enjoyment out of it. It's a great game for families to play together, especially as it requires no set-up and there are no small pieces to go missing. A few quibbles aside, most owner feedback suggests that Bop It! XT will keep players coming back time after time.
More than 30 customers review Bop It! XT on Amazon.com and none give it lower than a 3-star rating. Almost all reviewers say that both children and adults enjoy playing with it, and they like the multiple play modes. Some say they could do without the sarcastic comments from the computer voice, while others find them funny and all part of the entertainment. A few complain that the toy has a tendency to be unresponsive to the "shake it" command, but most add that it's easy to deactivate that command from the rotation.
Review: Bop It XT, Contributors to Amazon.com
A small number of customers review Bop It! XT on Kmart.com, and all give it high marks. They comment that it's an addictive game for people of all ages, and one reviewer who is a fan of the original Bop It! likes the new challenges offered with Bop It! XT.
Review: Hasbro Bop It! XT, Contributors to Kmart.com
So far, only one customer has reviewed Bop It! XT on ToysRUs.com, and they give it a high rating. It was purchased for a 6-year-old, but the entire family enjoys playing with it, and they like that there's the option to remove certain action commands from the game.
Review: Bop It XT Game, Contributors to ToysRUs.com
Argos.co.uk is an British online retailer where a few customers review the Bop It! XT. They all give it positive reviews and say how addicting the game is for children and adults. Some are fans of the original Bop It! and are excited by all the new features of Bop It! XT.
Review: Bop It! XT Game, Contributors to Argos.co.uk