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Blockbusters

MobyRank MobyScore
Electron
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Amstrad CPC
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5.0
ZX Spectrum
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5.0
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Description

Bob Holness hosted this fondly-remember quiz show, in which students competed to answer enough questions correctly to complete a run of answers across the board. This was the latest and most sophisticated computer version of the concept.

The exact mechanics of the game have been customized slightly. You start by choosing a question, which are all represented by the first letter of the answer. You must 'buzz in' by pressing your letter to input the answer (don't worry about exact spelling). If you get the question wrong, the computer chooses a square (seemingly with no strategy). In two player games each player has their own buzzer, and a correct answer sees you choose the next question. A digitized version of Bob's face reads out the questions - just be careful if you get any where the answer is 'organism'...

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Blockbusters ZX Spectrum Game Option - do you want sound?
Blockbusters Amstrad CPC ... and the questions are not easy. Game Over!
After failing the Gold Run the player is taken back to the game configuration screen
Blockbusters ZX Spectrum ... but that letter can be erased so that the correct letter can be entered
Blockbusters Amstrad CPC In the Gold Run the answers are names or phrases...

Alternate Titles

  • "Ateb ac Atal" -- Welsh title

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Contributed to by piltdown_man (62809), Kabushi (116224) and Martin Smith (63198)