BLOCKBUSTER, from Compusound, is a two-tape package with the second tape bearing a new set of questions for this quiz.
On LOADing there is a choice of one or two players, sound and difficulty level ranging from one to nine. A board containing boxes marked with letters appears on the screen and whichever player answers a question correctly can choose another letter.
The difficulty levels are mainly dependent on speed of response for the player has to be very quick to answer the question, and at that level the computer response is always correct. Playing with two players requires a fast response on the part of either player.
As the questions are confined to a particular type, that of knowing the word that fits the description, the value of the program in educational terms is in practising definitions and spellings. Apart from that, Blockbuster is fun to play and reasonably priced.