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Description

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.

Screenshots

Trivial Pursuit Atari 8-bit Title screen
Trivial Pursuit Amiga CD32 selecting a space
Trivial Pursuit Thomson TO I'm not a film critic, but I'll choose my answer!
Trivial Pursuit Amstrad CPC A visual question

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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

Amtix! Amstrad PCW Feb, 1987 89 out of 100 89
CU Amiga CDTV Sep, 1992 86 out of 100 86
Video Games Amiga CD32 Apr, 1994 80 out of 100 80
Le Geek SEGA Master System Jul, 2008 4 out of 5 80
64'er Commodore 64 Dec, 1986 12 out of 15 80
Amiga Power Amiga CD32 Apr, 1994 77 out of 100 77
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) SEGA Master System Jan, 1993 9 out of 12 75
Amiga Format CDTV Oct, 1992 65 out of 100 65
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Oct, 1989 50 out of 100 50
High Score Amiga CD32 Jul, 1994 2 out of 5 40

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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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