Professional, Originally Released On Cassette Only
Game Type : Educational; Ages 6+
Standalone Release(s) : 1983: TABLESUMS, Griffin, £9.95
Compilation Release(s) : None
Stated compatibility : Electron
Actual compatibility : Electron
Supplier : GRIFFIN, Ealing Road, Alperton, Wembley, MIDDLESEX HA0 1HJ
Disc compatibility : ADFS 1D00, CDFS 1D00, DFS 1D00
"How can you make learning multiplication tables fun for your child? TABLESUMS is a cassette containing two computer programs, TABLESUMS 1 and 2, which aid in the teaching of tables in an exciting and motivating way.
Both programs allow the child the choice of which table to practice from 1 to 10, whether the computer is to answer, or the choice of a mixed table. The main section of the program displays a running score total, with correct answers rewarded and wrong answers penalised.
After 20 goes the final total is shown on the screen in a novel way and you may play again. Simply follow the instructions given in the booklet and let TABLESUMS take the drudgery out of learning tables."
Press (and if necessary hold) <SPACE> to start. You will first be asked if you want sound; you should press Y for yes or N for no, followed by <RETURN>.
You now have to decide which multiplication table you wish to practise. Type in a number in the range 1-10 inclusive, or M followed by <RETURN>. If you press M then your questions will be mixed randomly by the computer and you will go on to the game immediately. If you press a number then a message will appear to that effect. You may then type C to display the multiplication table chosen. If you press P then you will have to fill in the table yourself.
Playing The Game
A sum will be displayed using numbers from the multiplication table you have chosen. The object of the game is to bomb the correct answer. Press <SPACE> to drop the bomb. If you hit the right answer you receive a reward, but if you miss or hit the wrong answer you get a penalty.
You have 20 bombs altogether. Throughout the game, the number of bombs you have left is shown at the top of the screen.
When you have had your 20 goes, your score is displayed. If you have gained 100 stars, which is quite a good score, 100 stars will be printed on the screen.
You may then choose to play again by pressing <SPACE>.
The operation of the program is similar in almost all respects to TABLESUMS1. The difference is that instead of dropping bombs from a plane onto tanks, TABLESUMS2 involves shooting firework rockets from a milk bottle to hit clouds.
Instructions' Source : TABLESUMS (Griffin) Back Inlay & Booklet
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