In a brand new blog series we compete in a games based on popular television quiz shows from the Eighties. First up is Blockbusters. Let’s see how we did…
Round 1 We didn’t get off to the best of starts. Geography was one of my worst subjects at school, but I was confident I could guess the answer – after all, how many American states begin with the letter V? After a quick think I came up with Vancouver and Virginia. With time rapidly running out I go with the former. Big mistake. No sooner have I hit return that it instantly occurs to me that Vancouver is actually in Canada. I’m putting my idiocy down to the pressure of appearing on game shows. That and being amazingly rubbish at Geography.
Round 2 ThankfullyI did know the answer to the next question, and so the battlefield was once again looking level.
Round 6 I was now cooking on gas, getting the last few questions correct. In the excitement of knowing the answer to this question though I misspelled the word peasants. Thankfully virtual Holness was generous enough to give me the point. It then hit me I had clearly forgotten how Blockbusters worked and was making a bit of a dog’s dinner in getting from one end of the board to the other.
Round 9 The Spectrum had started to make a bit of a comeback, but all was not lost. Bob asked me a question about beer and I returned confidently with the answer. Better than that though, my long-winded method of winning control of the board was actually starting to pay off - the Speccy was getting bottlenecked.
Round 14 By round 14 this was now starting to become one epic round of Blockbusters (sort of). I’m down to the last question to win the round and I feel I have this one in the bag; I type ‘jack’, and confidently hit return.
The game is mine and the Spectrum is beaten. *
*Ignore the total score of 1-1 - the first round was simply a practice game to get fully acquainted with how the game worked.