Blockbusters

Critic Score User Score
Commodore 16, Plus/4
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2.6
BBC Micro
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5.0
Commodore 64
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2.8
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Description

Bob Holness hosted this fondly-remembered 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 There's some more flashing colours before the game starts
Blockbusters ZX Spectrum Load screen
Blockbusters Amstrad CPC The game allows for spelling mistakes and answers that are near enough the right answer to be classed as being correct
Blockbusters ZX Spectrum ... the game starts with a random question. First to buzz gets to answer

Alternate Titles

  • "Ateb ac Atal" -- Welsh title

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ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Nov, 1987 9.2 out of 12 77

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