Bop It is an electronic game made by Hasbro. It was first introduced in 1996 when the original Bop It was made. The aim of the game is to respond quickly to the commands that are produced by the game's speaker. A beat is played during the game and the beat will get faster as the player scores more points. Bop It is one of the most popular games on the market and is played with adults, children and even older people. The game is over when the player makes a mistake or when the player beats the game by achieving the highest score possible. Since 2008 when Hasbro re-made the toy, the voice actor has been a man called Buddy Rubino. He has recorded the voice for Bop It!, Bop It! XT, Bop It! Smash!, Bop It! for iOS, Bop It! Smash for iOS, Bop It! on Hasbro Family Games Night 2 for the Nintnedo Wii and Hasbro Family Games Night 1 for the Nintendo DS.
[change] Bop It
In 1996, Hasbro copyrighted the instructions to a handheld game called Bop It. The game features 3 different commands which were nicknamed Bop It (which is a round button), Twist It (a twistable crank) and a pull it (a pullable handle). The game had three different game modes and the highest possible score was 200. The score was reported by using different sounds. If the player scored 100 or greater, a victory celebration would be used to say that the player has achieved a very good score.
[change] Bop It Extreme and Bop It Extreme 2
In 1998, Hasbro copyrighted the instructions to the Bop It Extreme. The game had the same commands from the original Bop It but had 2 new commands which were nicknamed Flick It and Spin It. The highest score was changed to 250 and if the player scored over 150, a victory celebration would be played. At 250, it would trigger a different victory celebration to say that the player has beaten the game. Bop It Extreme become the first Bop It to give the player a comment such as "hey you win, not!" when the player makes a mistake.
In 2002, Hasbro copyrighted the instructions to the Bop It Extreme 2. This game added an additional One on One mode and the score announcing in Solo was changed to using numbers.
[change] Bratz Bop It
[change] Bop It Blast
In 2005, Hasbro made Bop it Blast. It was like the original Bop It but it had adjustable arms and the highest score was increased to 500. It had the option to change the voice of the game and for the first time allowed a high score for each game mode. Also, a new Light Bop mode was added..
[change] Bop It Download
In 2006, Hasbro made the instructions for the Bop It Download'. Software can be downloaded from http://www.playbopit.com which allows users to record their own voice, upload beats and sounds. Hasbro also made different accent voices. Bop It Download has a highest score of 1000 and 15 difficulty levels. It includes the ability to download beats, and sounds.
[change] Bop It!
In 2008, Hasbro made the instructions for the Bop It!. At the 2009 London Toy Fair, Hasbro demonstrated Bop It!. Bop It! has a new optional input, "Shout It," which requires a player to shout into the microphone. The Bop It! has three difficulty levels with "Novice" using only voice commands, "Expert" using a random mix of voice and sound commands, and "Master" calling out voice, sound, and color commands. If the player scores 100 points in either of the less difficult modes, the next most difficult mode is unlocked. Players that achieve a score of 100 points in "Master" mode are considered to have beaten the game. Hasbro also added a multiplayer game called "Party" where all the Bop It commands are replaced with body parts. .
[change] Bop-It! Bounce
[change] Bop It! XT
In 2010, the instructions for the Bop It! XT were copyrighted. The Bop It! XT is a newer version of the Bop It Extreme with the same commands but adding a new command, "Shake It". The game was shown at the London Toy Fair and it was out in the Fall of 2011. The Bop It! XT is based on the game play of the Bop It! and adds the "One on One" mode and the extra Pro level. In order to beat Bop It! XT, the player is given a set of three commands to remember with a mix of voice, sounds and color commands, 100 times.
[change] Bop It! Smash
In 2011 Hasbro manufactured the next Bop It game and was released in 2012. It is called Bop It Smash!. It has an arcade theme where the player has to smash the Bop It buttons when the lights are in the Zone. It features serveal multiplayer modes including the Pass It and Multiplayer game modes.
[change] Other Versions
In 2011, EA Games made an iPhone application which played exactly like the handheld game. It has the same commands from the handheld games and added extra commands which were never invented on the handheld game.
In 2013, Ea Games are going to make a Bop it Wack that concists of 5 commands. Bop it, Twist it, Pull it, And 2 new ones, Push it and Flip it. It will have lights that flash on to the one you have to do. It also has 3 game modes. Solo, Pass it, and Super Wack. It is likely to be in Big W first releasing in June 2013.
[change] Other websites
http://www.hasbro.com/games/en_us/bopit/ Bop It Site
http://www.playbopit.com Bop It Download Site
- Bop It (1996) Rules and Instructions
- Bop It Extreme Rules and Instructions
- Bop It Extreme 2 rules and instructions
- Bratz Bop It Instructions. Hasbro. 2004.
- Bop It Blast Game Instructions. Hasbro. 2005.
- Bop It! Bounce [Rules & Instructions]. Hasbro 2009.
- Bop It! XT [Rules & Instructions]. Hasbro. 2010.
- Hasbro Family Game Night 2 Wii. IGN. Retrieved 2010-07-07.
- Bop It iPhone App