Christmas comes but once a year, and with it a horde of computer trivia games to keep the kids (and the parents, usually) amused after the turkey has been scoffed, the presents have become boring and the BBC1 showing of Only Fools And Horses has finished.
Sporting Triangles is one such game. Based on the ITV quiz show hosted by smooth 'n slimy Nick Owen, the idea is to correctly answer your way through seven rounds of frustrating sports trivia. Each of the three players (conmputer players are added if there are less than three players) must first choose a specialised subject from the twelve available, ranging from horse racing to ball-sports. Should computer players be taking part in the quiz, the player is free to select the machine's level of intelligence from one of either Perfect, Good or Average. The time allocated to the answering of each question can also be preset here, and anything from between one second and unlimited time is allowed.
Sporting Triangles is fast-paced and, even though the questions themselves are obviously intended for sport fans only, the answer selection system gives lots of scope to cheat (I did - I still lost though!). Sporting Triangles is a game which won't appeal to many people because of the subject matter, but if you're one of those types who watches every footy match, snooker tournament and athletics meeting on the telly, as well as some of the more obscure sports on Channel 4 late at night, oodles of pleasure can be gleaned from this accurate quiz show tie-in.
Strictly for fans of the series and of sport generally. If you are one of these people, get your hands on Sporting Triangles, one of the most playable quiz games since Trivial Pursuit.
As playable as the Amiga version, although loading time is a bit of a bugbear. Graphics have transferred well, pictorial clues being easily recogniable. A playable sports trivia game but only recommended to ardent sports freaks.
Practically a spitting image of the Spectrum conversion, boasting all of the good points of the other two.