A Question Of Sport
Copyright/Publisher: Elite Systems Limited, Programmed By: Richard Underhill,
Visuals By: Steve Beverley, Music By: Mark Cooksey, Designed By: Ian Upton,
Release Year: 1988, Genre: Mixed Sports, Number Of Players: 1 to 2

Quite extraordinary! Elite seems to have been keeping a low profile since Live and Let Buggy Boy, then all of a sudden you hear adverts for this on independent radio. And they've slapped an extra fiver on the price to pay for them! Quite extraordinary!!

Fans of the TV programme, and I count myself among them, will need no introduction to the format of this sports quiz game. For those of you terminally bored by sport be it showjumping or football, why are you reading this review?

The conversion of the game to the home computer has obviously involved some corner cutting. Quite a great deal actually. Whilst the 16 bit version has digistised pictures, the 64 simply has representations of team members. The picture board has been replaced by numbers which reveal a particular topic like motor racing, football, tennis etc.

The David Coleman picture then asks a question about the subject. The question scroll across the screen and you're given a time limit.

Yhe next round is the Mystery Personality. No you don't get a fragment of ear lobe or a broken nose to identify, instead you´re given clues as to someone's identity. You get three chances to guess correctly.

Home or Away follows next, in which you can either answer questions on your favourite subjects or take a flyer on knowing the name of Bolivia's 1927 Palotta champ.

What Happened Next clearly caused a few more problems, so you are given descriptions of an event and you have to say from four options what you think occured.

Round five is the Quick Fire and you're pitted against your apponent or the computer to give the answer. After that it's back to the picture board for a nail biting finish.

It all takes place in about as much time as it takes to read this, so there's no time wasted playing it. As the translation of licence it´s about the best you could expect.

There's five banks of questions, which I don't think is enough, but they're easily read and understood and clearly wellresearched. That said, the time might be right for trivia games, but the board version is better, and you can still play along to the real thing at home


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