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Classic Concentration

DOS - 1988

Also available on: Commodore 64

Year 1988
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Puzzle
Theme Board / Party Game, Cards, Game Show / Trivia / Quiz, Licensed Title, Mental training, Tile Matching Puzzle, Turn-based
Publisher ShareData, Inc.
Developer Softie, Inc.
Perspectives Top-Down, Fixed / Flip-screen
Dosbox support Fully supported on current version
4.62 / 5 - 48 votes

Description of Classic Concentration

One of the better game show conversions for PC that Softie produced, Classic Concentration succeeds in capturing the excitement of the Alex Trebek classic TV show.

In this wonderfully original game, the goal is to solve the rebus that lies beneath 30 numbered panels (a rebus is a puzzle in which words are represented by combinations of pictures and individual letters). Two contestants face off, each taking a turn at control of the game board. On a turn, a contestant selects two panels, revealing a prize under each. If the two prizes match, the portion of the rebus that lies beneath is revealed. The contestant may solve the rebus, if he can, or may continue by selecting two more panels. A player loses control of the board to his opponent whenever the two panels he chooses reveal prizes that do not match. Control passes back and forth between the two players until one solves the rebus.

The computer version features hundreds of puzzles spanning a range of subjects, and a user-friendly interface. Although the graphics is only CGA, they are adequate for the game, and pictures in the rebuses (rebii?) are easy to see. The sequel, Classic Concentration 2nd Edition, features the same interface with even more puzzles to solve.

If you are a fan of the show, these two games are must-haves. If you've never seen the show, here's your chance to experience one of the most original game shows ever made that are no longer in production. Two thumbs up!

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews 2023-04-17 2 points

Please help dget this downloaded to my computer

Nana 2022-12-25 0 point DOS version

Love this game

Jen 2022-09-04 0 point

I loved this game

TF 2021-01-01 0 point DOS version

Played this a lot with my sister when we were kids. It was super hard as you have to type what the puzzle solution is exactly as they want it described. Sometimes the wording is weird so beware!

Overall an absolutely fantastic game show conversion that holds up and is kind of amazing given the technology of the time.

blondie 2019-11-25 0 point DOS version

this is one of my favorites games

verygoodyeahhh 2018-10-14 -1 point

still a very fun game to play with your friends

JR87 2015-01-23 -3 points DOS version

I need some help using this on DOSbox

pws 2011-09-19 2 points DOS version

another great game from when i was a kid

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