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
Cor! You mean A Question Of Sport, just like on the telly? Well...nearly. First
off you take control of either Ian 'Goldilocks' Botham or Bill 'big ted' Beaumont,
pick your team and choose your favourite sport.
Next: the game. There are six rounds: pictureboard (multiple choice questions,
rather than photos), mystery personality (questions again), home or away (questions),
what happened next? (erm... multiple choice questions), quite fire (beat your
opponent to answering... yup, multiple choice questions) and pictureboard (again).
And that's it. Remarkable.
Oh well - I was really looking forward to hearing my second favourite theme tune
(my favourite's Bullseye) in 64 form. All this has is some warbly unrecognisable
tune. Sulk. The rest of this is OK but, to be honest, it's not that exciting -
just a load of interesting multiple choice questions and that's it.
No funny graphics or animation, no end-of-game jingle - basically not much.
If you're one of them all singing, all jogging trendy sports fans you might still
enjoy it - but at £14.99, check it out first.
It's not really A Question Of Sport, is it? More a question of whether a brilliant
TV game could ever have been transfered successfully to any computer. If you ask me,
Elite would have done better to leave this license alone.
Having translated all the exciting visual bits into a lof of questions, all
you're left is with a fairly average trivia game. It doesn't help that it hasn't
even been jazzed up with a few tunes, a bit of animation or more than basic sound
effects. Nothing to shout EXTRAORDINARY about.