Movies Trivia (DOS)

Movies Trivia DOS The title screen


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Movies Trivia is a shareware, or "try before you buy", quiz game for up to four players. This is a 'Trivia Shell' game meaning that the basic software can be applied to many different subjects by changing the load screen and question packs.

The game has three levels of difficulty which it applies to the same question pack. For example given the question "In what comedy western was the song "Buttons and Bows" first heard?" on the Beginner setting the player would be given the answer and True/False buttons; on the Intermediate setting the player would be given four choices; and on the Advanced setting the player would have to type in the complete answer. With multiplayer games it is possible to have players on different difficulty settings - useful when parents are playing against children for example.

The game has a hint feature and a high score table that shows the top five scores for each difficulty setting. If the player answers five correct questions in a row they are rewarded with a bonus question. Games can be configured to be any length, the default is thirty questions, and can be restricted to particular film genres. There is an optional hint feature. The shareware game has just 105 questions while the registered games have either three hundred or six hundred questions.


Movies Trivia DOS An example of a question using the Intermediate difficulty setting
Movies Trivia DOS An example of a question using the Advanced setting
Movies Trivia DOS The questions are held in a database which the player can browse and access randomly
Movies Trivia DOS Starting a new game. Here the film genres can be customised

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Alternate Titles

  • "Movies Trivia Deluxe" -- Registered Version (600 Questions)
  • "Movies Trivia Classic" -- Registered version (300 Questions)

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piltdown_man (151727) added Movies Trivia (DOS) on Oct 19, 2015