otten Tomatoes – the movie review aggregator site that divides movies into “fresh” or “rotten” based on critical consensus – has launched its own guessing game to cash in on the ongoing Wordle craze.
The Daily Tomato based on the site’s film archive and review excerpts, giving players five guesses to name the film. On the first go, you’ll be given some basic information about the movie, such as how many words the title is, the year it was made, its genre, and the critical consensus.
If you don’t get it based on this information, turns two, three, and four will give you a review snippet from the database to nudge you in the right direction. If you still fail at the fifth and final stage, the game will give you the general consensus of critics, which tends to include some plot elements that should push you over the line.
Like Wordle, there’s a new challenge every day, and Rotten Tomatoes promises “special weekend challenges and themed weeks tied to seasonal and holiday content.” It also tracks your performance so you can try to keep your movie streak going as long as possible.
This isn’t the first time someone has tried to adapt the addictive Wordle formula to movie buffs. Hollywood guess the five-letter movie title just like you would normally play Wordle. Actormeanwhile, it gives you a series of movies that a mystery actor has starred in and gives you eight guesses to find them, narrowing down their age with each turn.
The best, however, suit visual thinkers. Framedfor example, it requires you to make your guess based on a series of six stills from the film.
Poster, meanwhile, shows you a pixelated movie poster that gets progressively clearer over the course of 20 seconds. At any time you can stop the process and make up to three guesses before the poster is fully revealed to the players.
If you’ve got World Cup fever, of course, you can’t win Who are Ya. In it, you have to guess the football player based on his nationality, team, position, age and jersey number.
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