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A Question Of Sport
By Superior/Acornsoft
Acorn Electron

 
Published in A&B Computing 6.04

This is confusing. The game is plastered with Elite's logo (not to mention BBC TV), but Superior are releasing it for the Beeb market. Hmmm, on with the game. First point - the price is completely out of order. Well constructed as it is, this seems to be taking royalty payments to a whole new level.

So - the game. Anyone who has seen the BBC TV quiz the game is based on (and I did watch one, just for research) will be very pleased. The graphics are excellent, the structure of the game is well thought out, the whole package is stylish. Only one problem - the game is boring as hell if, like me, you have no interest in and no knowledge of sport.

Starting at the beginning, you choose your team from adequate graphic representations and then, studio format suggested by screen layout, answer the Coleman questions which appear in a kind of speech balloon. There are lots of nice touches - classy dissolves between sections of the game instead of fast jump cuts, icons representing subject areas and so on.

All in all, it's an excellent game - well converted and well constructed. In fact, I can only see two main problems - first, the market is limited to sports fans and, secondly, even sports fans are going to learn all the answers sooner or later, especially given the fact that questions are in multiple answer format. Nice try, though.

Dave Reeder

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