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This is the earliest home computer incarnation of Horn Abbot International Ltd's classic board game, Trivial Pursuit. The game involves answering questions on one of six subject categories to gain moves, and answering questions on special squares to gain one of the six 'Wedges' you need to gain the right to take on the final winning question. Questions are aimed at British players - many entertainment questions are based on British TV, and sport questions relate to popular British sports.

Two game modes are available: Single Player (which involves answering questions against the clock) and Multiplayer (where you can take on up to five human-controlled players). The computer reveals the answer, and you select 'yes' or 'no' to tell it whether you got it right.

The question categories are exactly the same as the board game: Art & Literature, Science & Nature, Geography, History, Sports & Leisure, and Entertainment. However two different question styles are added to take advantage of computer technology - some questions relate to a picture or diagram and some relate to a piece of music.

One additional feature not available in the board game is a statistical analysis of the number and type of questions answered correctly. This can be split into the performances of all the players, or the performance of an individual player within the six categories. It is especially useful at the end of the game, when choosing which category a player must answer to win the game.

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Trivial Pursuit SEGA Master System Oh well.
Trivial Pursuit Atari 8-bit My comparison to other players.
Trivial Pursuit Atari 8-bit He says he didn't know the answer either.
Trivial Pursuit CDTV Throw dice

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Alternate Titles

  • "Trivial Pursuit: The CDTV Edition" -- CDTV title
  • "Trivial Pursuit: The CD32 Edition" -- Amiga CD32 title
  • "Trivial Pursuit: Genus-Edition" -- In-game spelling
  • "Trivial Pursuit: Genus Edition" -- Master System title
  • "Trivial Pursuit: Genus Ausgabe" -- German title

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Critic Reviews

Sega Force (UK) SEGA Master System Nov, 1992 83 out of 100 83
Le Geek SEGA Master System Jul, 2008 4 out of 5 80
Video Games Amiga CD32 Apr, 1994 80 out of 100 80
Power Play DOS Nov, 1989 73 out of 100 73
Amiga Format CDTV Oct, 1992 65 out of 100 65
Sega Power SEGA Master System Feb, 1993 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga CD32 May, 1994 59 out of 100 59
Amiga Games Amiga CD32 Aug, 1994 53 out of 100 53
High Score Amiga CD32 Jul, 1994 2 out of 5 40
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Mar, 1993 33 out of 100 33

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Trivia

Russell

The CDTV and CD32 versions feature a host, a bird called Russell, played by actor Chris Langham.

Awards

  • Commodore Force
    • December 1993 (Issue 13) – #63 “Readers' Top 100”

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