Price at release - £7.95
Released in 1988, this is a conversion of the BBC quiz show hosted by Paul Daniels. There is a choice of 6 question blocks which are loaded before the game starts. 1-3 players can take part and you get a choice of 6 characters from which to form a couple.
The game consists of 2 rounds, each followed by a bonus round and the winning couple gets to play in a final round. The first round consists of true or false style questions where you have up to 9 questions displayed per player with a choice of two answers. For example, a list of 9 TV animals are displayed that are either cats or dogs and for each, you choose meow or woof. Each correct answer awards points whilst a wrong answer ends that player's round. Each player in a couple gets chance to answer a question.
The bonus round is a traditional question from one of three offered categories and requires the answer to be type in via the keyboard. You get 10 guesses with each incorrect guess subtracting a point from the available score.
If multiple couples are playing then the lowest scorer is eliminated after each round. The remaining couple in the final round has their points total converted into seconds and are given a choice of two categories. Four of seven lights on the desk in front of the couple are lit and the aim of the final round is to extinguish all the lights. Every correct answer extinguishes a light and a wrong answer adds a light. A new category is offered after every question and the game continues until all lights are lit or extinguished or the timer reaches zero.
Zzap!64 - Issue 40 - August 1988 - Overall 52% - "Doesn't have the lasting potential to be a great game."
The Games Machine - July 1988 - Overall 61% - "While generally well-executed, Every Second Counts is limited by the shortness of each game"
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