Hear their real voices * For Windows 95 or newer * See exclusive video footage of the guys * Learn new facts about the band * Use your Fantasy Phone as a game controller too If you love *NSYNC, and who doesn't, then you'll love Infogrames' *NSYNC Hotline Fantasy Phone & CD-ROM Game. Play 5 totally *NSYNC games including: Quick Change, Bowling, Make-A-Move, Trivia, & Charity Challenge. Take your Phone with you and get surprise calls Receive secret text messages from the guys Ask them questions in the Answer Hotline game Despite a few quirks, any die-hard 'N Sync fan will certainly go gaga over the 'N Sync Hotline Fantasy Phone and CD-ROM Game. After all, what young girl wouldn't swoon over Justin Timberlake calling at bedtime to say, "Hi, it's Justin. I just called to say goodnight, sleep tight, and don't let the bedbugs bite"? Yes, this unique combination toy cell phone and interactive game lets you receive virtual calls and special messages from all the 'N Sync boys, as well as play a handful of games featuring none other than Justin, Lance, JC, Joey, and Chris. The phone itself is the main attraction. After connecting it to the game port on your computer with the included cable, you tell the program your name, then enter your birthday and bedtime, and you'll receive personalized messages at these times. You can also download up to five messages at a time from any of the band members (out of dozens of possible messages from each guy), and you'll get periodic calls from them. Or, if you don't answer the phone right away, the messages will be delivered to your "voice mail" where you can listen to them later. You can also call each member of the band and ask the guys "yes" or "no" questions, à la Magic Eight Ball. If you're exceptionally creative or silly, this can be the most amusing part of the game. The five games for your PC, on the other hand, are nothing short of strange (or stupid, depending on how you look at it) and anyone will probably quickly tire of playing them. In the bowling game, for example, you send a ball down the lane to hit bowling pins that have the heads of the 'N Sync guys. If you knock them over or land your ball in the gutter, they'll either congratulate you on your skills or make fun of you. We found it nearly impossible to knock over all the pins, and quickly irritating, no matter how dreamy we thought a mini Justin-headed bowling pin was. And, though not necessary, you can use the phone as a controller for all the games while it's connected to the computer. However, after fumbling around with the controls, we found it much easier to just use the keyboard and mouse. The best of the pack is the trivia game, which is pretty cut-and-dry. The game asks questions about the members of the band, and you have to guess what Joey's favorite color is or which guy likes French fries. Some of the trivia is pretty juicy, and some just plain weird. The only reward for completing these games is a new message from the guys that you can download to your phone. But, being forgiving 'N Sync fans ourselves, we found the phone to be pretty cool, generally entertaining, and something we consistently want to show off to our friends. (Ages 8 and older) --Ara Jane Olufson
I can't begin to tell you how much fun this game is. I am about 4 years past my teens(you do the math) and I still love this game. For all the info on what is in the game, read the amazon info or the other review up here. I think my favorite part of the game is the messages from the guys and the fact that you can call the guys up and ask them yes or no questions kind of like having a Nsyncer magic 8 ball. I wasn't sure about spending my hard earned money on the game but it was well worth it and easy to set ..
The *NSYNC Fantasy Phone and CD Rom game is GREAT! I am an...um hum...older...fan of *NSYNC and love this game and phone. It comes with a plug to insert in your SoundCard and into the phone (note: phone needs 3 AAA batteries not included). You set up the phone with your name and birthday and bedtime (you get a message from your favorite *NSYNCer at bedtime!) You can set up your phone to receive up to about 4 selected 'messages' from the guys. You are permitted to listen to each message and then download the..