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Re: 80s Arcade Screenshot Challenge

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:15 pm
by supermario
Bah 45 !

Re: 80s Arcade Screenshot Challenge

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:26 pm
by Lord Innit
49......messed up on Monster Bash.

Re: 80s Arcade Screenshot Challenge

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:39 pm
by Nemesis
48 with some educated guesses. Missed Dirtfox & Airwolf.

Re: 80s Arcade Screenshot Challenge

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:10 pm
by NorthWay
44

Re: 80s Arcade Screenshot Challenge

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:28 pm
by theantmeister
41 :oops:

And that was with a few guesses.

I always thought it was Continental Circus, which, on reflection is just a stupid name for an F1 game!

Re: 80s Arcade Screenshot Challenge

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:19 pm
by shiftytigger
45 - which isnt bad as ive never heard of a few of them and never played them either.

Re: 80s Arcade Screenshot Challenge

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:09 pm
by davyK
47

Re: 80s Arcade Screenshot Challenge

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:02 pm
by Ferret Oxide
theantmeister wrote:41 :oops:

And that was with a few guesses.

I always thought it was Continental Circus, which, on reflection is just a stupid name for an F1 game!
It is called continental circus. And yes, that is a stupid name.

Good game, though.

Re: 80s Arcade Screenshot Challenge

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:16 pm
by Hiro
45/50. Not bad.

About Continental Circus, I once read a story about the name, that was supposed to be Continental Circuit, but there was a "lost in translation" from the Japanese.

Re: 80s Arcade Screenshot Challenge

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:41 pm
by Prof Mango B Coconut
I don't know about the lost in translation business, but Circus is an apt name for F1. No, not because of the many clowns - and lord knows, there are many! - but due to the heritage of the word. The Circus Maximus, for example, which was a chariot racing venue open to the public.

I'm sure that Murray Walker at least once also referred to it as a circus (probably many times, but you know Murray!), as I think did James Hunt.

Re: 80s Arcade Screenshot Challenge

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:48 pm
by flatapex
22 :shock:

Re: 80s Arcade Screenshot Challenge

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:02 pm
by DoraemonTheCat
38/50

Should have been around 44 - some poor guesses on my part :(

Re: 80s Arcade Screenshot Challenge

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:18 pm
by r0jaws
I got 41, a few silly mistakes and a couple of good guesses, so it all evens out.

Re: 80s Arcade Screenshot Challenge

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:19 pm
by joefish
Prof Mango B Coconut wrote:I don't know about the lost in translation business, but Circus is an apt name for F1.
That's it - it may be a cultural reference that doesn't translate rather than an obvious error. Same as with Donkey Kong.

Re: 80s Arcade Screenshot Challenge

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:31 pm
by Prof Mango B Coconut
joefish wrote:
Prof Mango B Coconut wrote:I don't know about the lost in translation business, but Circus is an apt name for F1.
That's it - it may be a cultural reference that doesn't translate rather than an obvious error. Same as with Donkey Kong.
Thing is, I don't think it is a cultural mistranslation. As long as I can remember (which is only as far back as '83) F1 has always been referred to as a circus. It makes sense, if you think about it: F1 travels the globe, pitches tents (well, motor-homes these days) and goes racing. It is a circus in both historical and modern terms!