Bet Your Life

Release Date: 1981
Assortment / Tape No.: 82215-3
Accessories: Button relabel card (scan pending)
Programs: 2
Running Time: 22:00 (x2)
review pending

Other Comments: Rather than start calling the programs General Information IV, V, etc., Dr. Freeman started using slightly more creative concepts to tie general information programs together. One of them was making the programs into "games," where 2-XL assigns points depending on how well you answer, and then evaluates your score. This program does four such games, with Game 1 & Game 2 on the first program, and Game 3 & Game 4 on program 2.
2-XL also occasionally gives you choice of difficulty level, with more difficult questions being worth more points. Of course, being a two-program tape, it's not threaded like the Tiger tapes are, so once you answer he can only tell if you're right or wrong and can't actually remember what difficulty level you picked, so you have to rely on the honor system in those cases.

2-XL goes for a few questions on the bizarre, but he makes the choices a little more believable. Well, except for the one about people eating automobile tires. (Which you really have to get wrong once-- 2-XL's reply is just too funny.)

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* A NOTE ABOUT PRINTING CARDS OR BOOKLETS: I'm attempting to make these files in the original sizes. Unfortunately computers are odd beasts, and something that looks the correct size doesn't always print at the correct size (or even show up as the same size on different computers). If it doesn't print at the correct size for you, your best bet is to save the file and open it through an image program such as Adobe Photoshop and resize it there.

A NOTE ABOUT MUSIC: All music titles have been arbitrarily chosen by Frank and myself. These titles were picked based on many different things: the program we first heard the song on, or the project we first used it in, or whatever imagery it made us think of the most. 15 second wav samples (approximately 325k each) have been included for your convenience to be used as a reference. The running times listed in the description above are NOT the sample length. They are the length of the song as it is used on the 2-XL tape pictured.

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