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Quest For Fame - PC, 15/1/96


Digitiser, Teletext - 1996

Digitiser, Teletext - 1996

Digitiser, Teletext - 1996

Digitiser, Teletext - 1996

Quest For Fame - PC

Hello, this is a game with its own special little bit of hardware which is like a plectrum and you bang it against your leg to Born To Be Wild.

Only a company the size of IBM could afford to do this, and only a company that's made as many mistakes as thay have could imagine it would make money.

It's funny for us, but stupid for them. Why, it's even hosted by Aerosmith.

Quest For Fame woozes uneasily between guitar tutorial and adventure.

You plug the stubbly blue Virtual Pick into your printer port, choose a song and a "part" (rhythm/lead/basic), then slap along to match an on-screen ECG-style strum-ometer.

Master a few numbers and some Aerosmith div will steer you towards a nascent garage band, whom you must impress before joining them on their quest...for...wolfsbane.

Quest For Fame insists on behaving like a prisoner, but not in the right kind of way.

The manual asks you to whisk the pick against a tennis racket in true Biffo "bedroom wristy" style.

But we found that only a rather less convincing technique - that of smacking the thing against your chair - provided any sort of effective consistency.

Very funny, but not for very long. Especially if you hate Aerosmith.

Quest For Fame - PC CD-ROM - by IBM

Req: 8MbR DX W95
Graphix: 81%
Sonix: 88%
Gameplay: 82%
Lifespan: 43%
Originality: 94%
Uppers: A bit like playing the guitar
Downers: Aerosmith
Overall: 71% - Guest Cobain

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