Blockbusters

Blockbusters Screenshots

Amstrad CPC version

The game's title screen
The game's configuration screen. Here its a one player game against the computer
The game allows for spelling mistakes and answers that are near enough the right answer to be classed as being correct
While waiting for an answer the target cell alternates between the players colour and their opponents
When two games have been won the player gets a chance at the Gold Run game
In the Gold Run the answers are names or phrases...
... and the questions are not easy. Game Over! After failing the Gold Run the player is taken back to the game configuration screen

Blockbusters Screenshots

Commodore 16, Plus/4 version

Title Screen.
The players.
First question.
Jack has nearly won.

Blockbusters Screenshots

Commodore 64 version

Title
Input required
These questions are quite hard
Oh
Wasn't that by the Supremes?
Wait, I know this
So I didn't add the space. Big deal
Commiserations are in order

Blockbusters Screenshots

ZX Spectrum version

Load screen
After loading the lozenge shapes flash alternate colours - just like the intro to the game did
Game Option - do you want sound?
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
There's some more flashing colours before the game starts
This game is intended to be a two player game and both names must be input
Next setup question is 'how many games are you going to play'
.... and finally - what level of play
Both players get their own 'buzzer' key
After some more flashing lights ....
... the game starts with a random question. First to buzz gets to answer
Rocky has 30 seconds to answer the question
The answer is typed in
The answer was correct, now its Dwayne's turn to choose a letter
Dwayne chooses the letter 'Y'. There's a pause while the question is prepared
The question is displayed
Dwayne started typing before pressing the buzzer, so the wrong letter has been typed....
... but that letter can be erased so that the correct letter can be entered
An incorrect answer has just been entered
The game recognises that an error has been made and gives the player a chance to correct it by re-typing
Dwayne has successfully completed a line and hence has won the game. The lights flash on an off in pretty colours
The scores are displayed and the next game starts when a key is pressed