Pub Trivia Simulator
By Codemasters
Spectrum 48K/128K/+2/+3

Published in Crash #73

Pub Trivia Simulator

Hey, this game is going to save me a lot of money! It's just as good as the quiz game in the local boozer, but you don't have to have a pocket full of tops for this one. Trouble is you don't win anything either.

Pub Trivia Quiz is really well put together. When you start off you're given a choice of five people to play, these are represented by animated pictures of them: really neat. Once into the game you control the options you choose by moving a hand around and pressing the correct button when it is above it. There are questions on music, trivia, showbiz and sport, as well as special joker cards that give you a free question.

You are only given 10p to begin with, and unless you answer enough questions to get to the top of the pyramid and go onto the cash bonus round you won't last long at all. The questions are good in that they are up to date, with pop questions on albums still in the charts! The only problem is that they tend to repeat after a while - solved by the fact that you can load new banks of questions.

Presentation, graphics and sound are of an excellent standard, in good old CodeMasters tradition. Pity there aren't more sound effects in the game itself.

Pub Trivia Quiz is much more fun when you play with a few friends, but even if you play the one player game you can get hours of enjoyment out of it.

Nick Roberts

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