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79
ZX SpectrumSinclair User (Jun, 1989)
It's pretty fab. Of course, if you're not into "pop" or "quizzes" you'll think it's hopeless. Me? I reckon it's the best game Elite has done in ages.
71
Atari STST Format (Nov, 1990)
Questions are nicely weighted and the game follows very much the same format as the original quiz. One to play with the mates after the pub, if you're into that kind of thing. A nice feel to it, if you'll pardon the expression.
70
DOSRaze (Dec, 1990)
There's no doubt the PC needs a decent trivia game; this is one of the best.
68
Atari STRaze (Dec, 1990)
Nice digitized pictures of the contestants (which are the same as the ones in A Question Sport), but the sound is poor for a trivia game that's based around music.
66
AmigaRaze (Dec, 1990)
You'd have thought the Amiga would have really suited a music trivia game. Enormous possibilities, ultimately disappointing.
60
Atari STASM (Aktueller Software Markt) (May, 1989)
Gegenüber seinem Vorgänger hat das POP QUIZ den Vorteil, daß man, entsprechendes Interesse natürlich vorausgesetzt, die Fragen zumindest beantworten kann. Wer die Hitparaden verfolgt, wird auf jeden Fall einen Großteil der in diesem Spiel erscheinenden Künstler und sicher auch die meisten Songs kennen. Schwieriger finde ich es da schon, daß das Quiz einen Zeitraum von über 30 Jahren umfaßt. Und hat man dann eine Frage zu einem Rock‘n‘Roller zu beantworten, der Mitte der 50er Jahre einen Hit gelandet hat, so wird man dabei sicherlich schon Probleme bekommen. Eine Eingrenzung auf eine Zeitspanne von fünf bis zehn Jahren hätte ich daher schon für sinnvoll gehalten, und eine solche Limitierung hätte sicher auch dem Programm gutgetan.
58
Commodore 64The Games Machine (UK) (Jul, 1989)
It's blatantly obvious that this game is a simple rehash of Elite's other licensed quiz game, A Question Of Sport. The screen layout, control system and even round formats are all the same - only names and of course the questions have been altered. The computer itself is a pretty mean opponent and can soon be a bore, so really it's a two player game.
57
AmigaThe Games Machine (UK) (Jul, 1989)
Clear digitised portraits (of Elite staff) and screen surrounds are all there is to the graphics - the same as A Question Of Sport except a different colour scheme (and Mike Read near-constantly grinning out at you instead of Dave Coleman). The twee between-round jingle is the same as A Question Of Sport and the title music is no better.
56
ZX SpectrumThe Games Machine (UK) (Jul, 1989)
It's blatantly obvious that this game is a simple rehash of Elite's other licensed quiz game, A Question Of Sport. The screen layout, control system and even round formats are all the same - only names and of course the questions have been altered. The computer itself is a pretty mean opponent and can soon be a bore, so really it's a two player game.
55
If you're really desperate for a computer pop quiz game, Mike Read's Pop Quiz is a number one in a field of one. No one for the mainstream gamer, though, especially at this price.
53
Mike Read's Pop Quiz is dull as a one player game, and even as two player doesn't contain much of a challenge. It's nearly, but not quite, accurate - after all, everybody knows that "Nuthin But A Good Time" was by Poison, not the Quireboys.
52
ZX SpectrumCrash! (Jun, 1989)
Pop Quiz is a really poor effort; the graphic presentation isn't bad, but there are only 1,000 questions in six blocks; each block doesn't take long before it starts repeating questions. It's very like A Question Of Sport in style, but despite Elite's effort to make it rewarding and addictive, it turns out a bit of a turkey.
51
Hand-drawn pictures take the place of digitised ones, which when considering the Z80 resolution is not a bad thing. Still, it looks like Elite have come up with a universal title here, because it plays identically across all formats, including certain question discrepancies.