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Blockbusters

MobyRank MobyScore
ZX Spectrum
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2.8
Amstrad CPC
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2.8
BBC Micro
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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 Load screen
Blockbusters ZX Spectrum There's some more flashing colours before the game starts
Blockbusters ZX Spectrum This is a misleading question. A set of questions has already been loaded. If you've played with question set No 1 then proceed and load set 2, else press 'N' to play with set No 1
Blockbusters Commodore 64 Oh

Alternate Titles

  • "Ateb ac Atal" -- Welsh title

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Contributed to by piltdown_man (72868), Kabushi (122973) and Martin Smith (63130)