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Professional, Originally Released On Cassette Only


Game Type          : Questions And Answers Based On The Television Series

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Standalone Release(s)   : 1985: BLOCKBUSTERS GOLD RUN, Macsen, £9.95

Compilation Release(s)   : None

Stated compatibility    : BBC Side A, Electron Side B

Actual compatibility    : As stated

Supplier            : MACSEN, GBA Ltd, 17 Nott Square, Carmarthen, DYFED SA31 1PQ

Disc compatibility     : Unknown




"GOLD RUN from Macsen Software is based on the well-known television series BLOCKBUSTERS. The TV game is a Central Production made in association with Mark Goodson and Talbot Television."


Gold Run is complementary to Macsen's BLOCKBUSTERS program. It is a single player game, adapted from the successful TV quiz. The objective is to answer a series of general knowledge questions with 2 or 3 word answers and forge a path across the 5 x 4 matrix of hexagons. The cassette includes the game itself and hundreds of general knowledge questions to give you hours of competitive enjoyment. Due to the memory constraints of the BBC/ELECTRON, the questions are split into a number of files.



After loading the main program, you will be asked whether or not you wish to load in new questions. If you answer "Y", the next set of questions will be loaded into memory. If you answer "N", the computer will use the questions already in memory. Should there be no questions in the machine, a new set will be loaded from tape.


Playing The Game

Before playing the game, you will be asked:

* Whether or not you wish to have sound

* The level of difficulty (1-9) - the higher the difficulty level, the shorter the time allowed.


During the game, a question may be chosen by pressing the first letter of the 2 or 3 letters shown in a hexagon. There is no need to press <RETURN>. As the question is written across the screen, it can be interrupted by pressing <SPACE>. Having then typed your answer, press <RETURN> to have the computer check it. A clock on screen counts down the time allowed for answering. If a slight misspelling occurs, the players will usually be given another opportunity to answer.


As long as you continue to make the GOLD RUN from gold to gold within each game's time limit, the computer will keep track of various running totals.


To load new questions or restart, press <ESCAPE>. Pressing <BREAK> will delete the game from memory. If this occurs, it will have to be reloaded.



Instructions' Source   : BLOCKBUSTERS QUESTIONMASTER (Macsen) Inner Inlay


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