was a British television show, airing from 1992 to 1998, and was the first ever UK television show dedicated to computer and video games. A large part of the show was the challenges, which saw gamers competing against each other over the course of the series to be crowned "GamesMaster
Champion" through a variety of different games and challenges (For example, a Speed Run
through Sonic The Hedgehog 3
's Angel Island Zone), before focusing more on the actual games than the challenges.
Debuting between the launches of the SEGA Mega Drive
and the SNES
, the show orginally had a target demographic of pre-teens, but as time went on, the show shifted to targeting teenagers and young adults instead.
Two of the show's tradmarks were the setting changing changing each year, much like levels in a video game; and the titular Games Master, a disembodied head (played by Sir Patrick Moore
) who dispensed advice on video games to those who needed it, albeit with a sharp tongue
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