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Chart Challenge 87
By Outlook Enterprises
BBC Model B

Published in The Micro User 4.11

Must for the musical

I am a dedicated Trivial Pursuit player, so it was with eager fingers that I tore open the wrapping of this pop trivia game.

Chart Challenge may appear a mite pricey but you get a lot for your money - five cassettes, or up to five discs. Disc one contains the programs, while the others are reversible so you are supplied with the equivalent of eight single sided discs of data!

The first game is called Trivia, designed to replace the box of questions in a game of Trivial Pursuit. Before play commences you select five categories on which you wish to be questioned from a choice of ten - the sixth category is always pot luck. These are assigned a Trivial Pursuit board colour.

During play you select a colour using the cursor keys and the next question will be displayed. You are not required to type your answer, merely speak it out loud then pressing any key to display the correct answer and check if you are right.

Game number two is Hangman, the number of dashes corresponding to the letters of a song title are displayed on the screen. You must type in letters until you have guessed the title. This is repeated for the group's name.

Game number three is a straightforward quiz in which you must score as many points as possible in 10 minutes. Questions are selected from a wide variety of categories, and a help key provides clues if you are stuck.

Finally there is the connections game. A numbered list of mis- matched artists and song titles is displayed and you have to reunite artist and song within a given time limit.

You must then do the same with title and date, title and record label, and title and chart position.

I like to think that my musical knowledge is pretty good but I was stumped on numerous occasions. Chart Challenge is a must for the music buff.

Carol Barrow

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