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Sporting Triangles

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A licensed version of a British TV game show from the late 1980s.

The game features 3 players, all either human or computer. Each chooses a category of questions out of 12 on offer - some are for a single sport (such as soccer or cricket) while others a more general (such as Indoor Sport and Pot Luck).

Four of the seven rounds involve each player being asked a question, which could be from one of the 3 selected categories, or it could be general sport. A die is rolled, and the colour of its final position on the board indicates the type of question.

The other 3 rounds include Hit For Six, in which you get a succession of clues and have to work out which of the 6 named people they refer to - get it as quickly as you can to maximize your score.

The Jigsaw round involves identifying a club crest, pitch for a particular sport or similar, with a piece added to the picture after each incorrect guess. Again the score declines the more guesses you need. There's an 'on the buzzer' questions round at the end.


Sporting Triangles ZX Spectrum The final act of setting the game up is to determine the length of each round, 0 means the rounds are un-timed. Here 15 seconds has been entered and the game asks for confirmation that all is correct
Sporting Triangles Atari ST The Jigsaw round is of variable difficulty
Sporting Triangles Amstrad CPC The answer?
Sporting Triangles Atari ST The final results

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Amiga Format Amiga Jan, 1990 65 out of 100 65
ST Action Atari ST Jan, 1990 61 out of 100 61
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Dec, 1989 40 out of 100 40


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