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Brain Buster Quiz is a one or two player quiz aimed at children aged seven to eleven.

The quiz is key board controlled. Most questions are multiple choice and are answered with keys 1,2, or 3 but others need the player(s) to respond to something they see on screen and for that each player has an action key - called a 'zapper' in-game, it's 'B' for the single player game and 'A' & 'L' for the two player game.

A Quiz can be played at either of three difficulty settings and consists of three rounds, the value of the questions increases in each round. There are five questions to a round, four 'standard' questions and one 'game question', the latter being a rapid fire, five part question where the point value of the questions is determined by a spinner.

The game relies a lot on it's audio, so much so that the game will not run if there is no sound card present, but both questions and the choices for answers are displayed on-screen. There is an in-game help file that the player(s) can access from the main menu but at the start of each round and at the beginning of the quick fire questions the in-game player help is entirely spoken.

There is a high score table and players can earn 'jokes' told by Seemore the Skeleton in a kind of faux comedy club manner, Seemore is the animated quizmaster and his lines are delivered in a style similar to the way Robin Williams played the genie in Aladdin.

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Brain Buster Quiz Windows The start of a quiz.
Seemore the quizmaster does his presentation thing and then the categories behind him are highlighted one at a time. 
The player zaps the one they want
Brain Buster Quiz Windows In this end of round question the player must use their zapper when one of the two words showing is the plural of the other
Brain Buster Quiz Windows The first screen of the in-game help file
Brain Buster Quiz Windows At the end of a round in the two player game there is a winner and a loser

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Trivia

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This quiz was originally released in 1997 but it was revised and re-issued in 2005
piltdown_man (138874) added Brain Buster Quiz (Windows) on Feb 13, 2015