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Blockbusters (ZX Spectrum)

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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 Rocky has 30 seconds to answer the question
Blockbusters ZX Spectrum An incorrect answer has just been entered
Blockbusters ZX Spectrum ... but that letter can be erased so that the correct letter can be entered
Blockbusters ZX Spectrum The answer is typed in

Alternate Titles

  • "Ateb ac Atal" -- Welsh title

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Martin Smith (63138) added Blockbusters (ZX Spectrum) on Sep 08, 2004
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