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Anticipation [Round Seal Box - No Seal Cart]
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Console: Nintendo NES
Year: 1988
RFG ID #: U-027-S-00360-A
Part #: NES-AP-USA
UPC: 045496630461
Developer: Rare
Publisher: Nintendo
Genre: Game Simulator
Sub-genre: Board Game
Players: 1-4
Controller: Standard Controller
Media Format: Cartridge 64 KB
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  • 392 of 7622 collectors (5.1%) have this game in their collection
  • 7 of 7622 collectors (0%) have this game in their wishlist.
  • 8 of 7622 collectors (0.1%) have this game for sale or trade.


Bored with board games? Tired of pursuing trivia? Had your fill of ethical questions? Then you're ready for ANTICIPATION. This zany, unpredictable, totally wacked-out video board game begins with a giant connect-the-dots puzzle. Suddenly, a video pencil starts connecting the dots and, before you know it, you're in a maddening race against the clock, trying to solve the puzzle. Is it an Igloo? A Penguin? A Pineapple? Whatever it is, you - and all your friends - will have a great time trying to guess what the pencil is drawing. Guess right and you'll get a crack at the really tough puzzles - no dots or clues, just the pencil drawing a picture. Think you're up to it? Then challenge your friends. Or take on the Computer. Either way, this off-the-floor board game will challenge you, excite you and generally drive you crazy for years to come.


Anticipation is a one to four player game, with the pieces being high heels, a bugle, a teddy bear, and an ice cream cone. Choose the number of players, and computer players. Select your skill level and you start. You'll be on a board. There will be four different colors you can land on: yellow, green, blue, and pink. When you land on a spot, you get taken to a new area. A picture is drawn on this area, and when it is done, you have to spell out the name of the whatever the picture is of (if it is a picture of a rabbit, you spell out rabbit). In the upper right hand corner, a die will slowly move from six to zero. If you don't attempt to answer before it hits zero, you get another card. Otherwise, it will be on a number while you solve the puzzle.

Sounds fun huh? Well, it sometimes can be. Most of the time, however, this game is fairly annoying. There are a few main problems. First of all, if you answer a puzzle wrong, the game never tells you the right answer! It's a pain. Also, you're timed to answer the puzzles. Sometimes you need to scroll so quickly, you easily skip past the letter you want. Do that 2 times and you lose the puzzle.

It isn't all bad...It'll kill an hour of your time easily. Before you memorize all the answers, it will keep you entertained!


Console Reg. Type Title Publisher Year Genre
Nintendo NES A S Anticipation Nintendo / Mattel 1989 Game Simulator
Nintendo NES DK, FI, NO, SE S Anticipation Nintendo 1989 Game Simulator
Nintendo NES Germany S Anticipation [Square Box] Nintendo 1989 Game Simulator
Nintendo NES K S Anticipation Hyundai 1989 Game Simulator
Nintendo NES U S Anticipation [Oval Seal] Nintendo 1989 Game Simulator
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