GHOSTS OF GRUNLEY GRAMMAR
Professional, Originally Released On Cassette Only
Game Type : Educational; Ages 5-10
Standalone Release(s) : 1984: GHOSTS OF GRUNLEY GRAMMAR, Magic, £9.95
Compilation Release(s) : None
Stated compatibility : Electron
Actual compatibility : Electron
Supplier : MAGIC. No further information.
Disc compatibility : Unknown
Instructions currently unavailable.
Review (Electron User)
Have you ever wondered what became of the grammar schools when the comprehensive came along? Well, I know what happened to one of them, Grunley Grammar. It was shut up, forgotten and left to decay; the only inhabitants the ghosts of its own teachers. These ghosts are doomed to spend all eternity teaching spectral classes the subjects refused to learn in their lifetimes. They would far prefer to teach, test and taunt a living child. And with Magic Software's cassette, THE GHOSTS OF GRUNLEY GRAMMAR, they get the chance.
You take the part of a child who has foolishly entered the ghastly grammar school and fallen into the hands of the ghosts. You go from room to room and in each room, the master asks you three questions on his subject.
Should you fail any of them, he gloatingly tells you the answer and back to the beginning you go. But only after the ghosts have taunted you about your stupidity!
It's amusing and becomes compulsive. All the usual school subjects are covered and there's a fair selection of questions. It's the kind of game that kids love - not just playing it themselves but also watching others make mistakes and get insulted. And they're learning all the time.
The program is fun and original. No doubt educationalists will say that it just teaches facts, not understanding, but that's just a quibble. The program is amusing and addictive. In fact it's magic.
Trevor Roberts, ELECTRON USER 1. 3