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Trivial Pursuit: A New Beginning

MobyRank MobyScore
ZX Spectrum
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2.0
Atari ST
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...
Commodore 64
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2.3

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Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Amiga 1 2.0
Amstrad CPC 1 2.0
Atari ST 1 1.8
Commodore 64 2 2.3
ZX Spectrum 1 2.0
Combined MobyScore 6 2.1


The Press Says

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77
AmigaPower Play
Auch wenn der Spielmodus etwas geändert, die Grafik verbessert und eine richtige Hintergrundstory dazuerfunden wurde: Trivial Pursuit bleibt Trivial Pursuit. Fans dieses Quizspiels werden vom Nachfolger sehr angetan sein, denn die zirka 4000 neuen Fragen sorgen für nächtelanges Grübeln. Domark hat sehr auf Altbewährtes gesetzt und große spielerische Experimente gescheut.
71
Amstrad CPCThe Games Machine (UK)
When the Amstrad is used well by programmers, it really comes into its own. A New Beginning, with graphics and presentation bettering other 8-bit versions, is just such a game.
69
ZX SpectrumThe Games Machine (UK)
Tortured tunes are made up for by extensive colours and pleasant spaceship-views of galaxies. This version makes better than average use of the host machine and follows on quite well from the more traditional style of Trivial Pursuit.
67
AmigaASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
„A New Beginning“, so lautet der Untertitel der brandneuen Ausgabe von TRIVIAL PURSUIT von DOMARK. Unter dem Namen GENUS II wurde ein Quiz-Spiel abgespeichert, das viel Gutes versprach, aber leider nicht das halten konnte, was man im Vorfeld erwartet hatte. Es handelt sich hierbei nur um eine spacemäßige Variante der Versoftung eines der besten Brettspiele aller Zeiten...
65
AmigaComputer and Video Games (CVG)
Probably the worst fault though is that you've seen it all before - it's absolutely no advance on the original computer version. If you really want to know what country has the nearest territory to Japan then by all means give it a try, but don't expect too much.
61
AmigaACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
This is hardly a revolutionary new style for trivia, but if you liked the first one you'll like the sequel.
61
ZX SpectrumACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
Same old game and the graphics are OK too. Surprisingly, it's got quite nice sound effects as well.
61
Commodore 64ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
The graphic presentation is good but once again it's just a trippery which makes little difference to the game. Same questions, same gameplay.
60
AmigaThe Games Machine (UK)
The most attractive version, but the worst for making use of its host. The rotating planets are average, featuring some atrocious patterns. Totally mystifying is the primitive use of the sound chip for music questions and FX. A more user-unfriendly game than the other versions due to the lack of humorous responses.
60
Amstrad CPCACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
The graphics are not too hot on the CPC but they always were unimportant to a trivia game. Same questions and gameplay as other versions.
59
Commodore 64The Games Machine (UK)
As in the original game, score charts can be displayed, new blocks of questions loaded in, a time limit imposed and other features familiar to those who've played Trivial Pursuit are present. And as such the title of a New Beginning is a dubious one.
52
AmigaZzap!
I really enjoyed playing the C64 A New Beginning but I'm disappointed that the Amiga version of one of my favorite games hardly makes any use of the Amiga's power. The graphics just don't amount to anything worthy of 16-bits and the sound, simply, is virtually non-existent. So what, you might say, it doesn't need them – well, no, but £19.95 still seems a bit steep when you can get the superior graphics and gameplay of Powerplay for a few quid more.
44
ZX SpectrumComputer and Video Games (CVG)
Probably the worst fault though is that you've seen it all before - it's absolutely no advance on the original computer version. If you really want to know what country has the nearest territory to Japan then by all means give it a try, but don't expect too much.
39
AmigaThe One
The original computer version of Trivial Pursuit was great, but this sequel falls way short of the mark. Scrapping the board and attempting to come up with a completely fresh approach was a good idea - but the new space adventure scenario certainly isn't. Any strategy that was present in the original board game isn't apparent in this new incarnation, and as such the game is little more than a long string of trivia questions.