The Bible Game
|The Bible Game|
|Release date(s)||PlayStation 2, Xbox
The Bible Game is a Christian-themed party game developed by Crave Entertainment. It is aimed at Christians and is "family-friendly". There are a variety of trivia questions related to the Old Testament. The main two modes are "TV Game Show" and "Challenge Games". The latter lets you choose any minigame.
In the Game Boy Advance version players explore different maps searching for demons. When the player finds one, they must hit the demon with their Bible. At this point the demon challenges you to Bible trivia in exchange for a piece of key (which opens the end level destination, the church).
This game features music from Toby McKeehan and other Christian artists. The Cover art for the packaging was illustrated by Dave Titus, a freelance illustrator who also created the original Netscape mascot, Mozilla.
Sites like IGN.com and GameSpot gave the game an average rating on the console versions, the only major problem being that the mini-games (based on events in the Bible itself) have no connection to the Bible stories. However, it is arguable that the minigames have a connection to the Bible and its stories, but isn't as connected as other games. The only 2 exceptions are the games "7 days" and "Leap of Faith". The games were considered great for children to play, but would turn-off the older, more religious gamers.
The Game Boy Advance version was poorly rated by IGN  and GameSpot  because while the game was aimed at children it had hard questions that most children could not answer. Additionally, the levels had scrolls with answers, but they can only be used once and can't be referenced later. The game lacked a battery save and had long load times which are normally uncommon with Game Boy Advance games.