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 & 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 & 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 tounge
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