Professional, Originally Released On Cassette Only
Game Type : Educational; Mathematics Quiz
Standalone Release(s) : 1985: COMPETITIVE MATHS, <Unknown>, £6.95
Compilation Release(s) : None
Stated compatibility : Unknown
Actual compatibility : Unknown
Supplier : Unknown
Disc compatibility : Unknown
Instructions currently unavailable.
Instructions' Source : COMPETITIVE MATHS (<Unknown>) Back And Inner Inlay
Quick Peek (Electron User)
Improve your mental arithmetic by beating the clock to a new high score. The idea is to answer as many quick-fire questions as possible within a minute. You can choose any of addition, subtraction, multiplication or division - with varying skill levels.
ELECTRON USER 3. 3
Review (Electron User)
This is one of those programs you might tend to dismiss on first sight. However on persevering I became quite addicted to it. The idea is to choose a mathematical subject out of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. You are then asked for the level of difficulty - there are three.
Now sit back and prepare yourself for the next sixty seconds of quickfire mental arithmetic questions as the computer prepares its barrage. I found I could cope well with the addition and multiplication questions, but when it came to subtraction or division I has some catching up to do.
That's where the program came into its own for me. Due to its competitive nature you feel that you can't stop - not yet anyway, just got to beat that last score.
After a while the questions became easier for me and I moved to level three. The levels of difficulty are well worked out. Each time you achieve a maximum score of 39 you move up a level.
On level 3 I have as yet been unable to better my high score of 27. One complaint I have about this program though is that in the rush to type your answer in, it is often easy to hit a wrong key and this causes a point to be deducted from your score. I suppose this helps to train your reflexes but I still found it somewhat frustrating.
This is an addictive game, that is both fun and educational for children and adults alike.
Robin Nixon, ELECTRON USER 3. 7