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Re: monthly retro gaming quiz

Post by Mr_Horizon » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:39 am

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July Quiz- Clues #1

1980s and early 90s Games for Commodore home computers are not that well known anymore despite their many excellent titles. Due to their age you have to be well over 30 yourself to have come in touch with them naturally. ;)
So I am quite happy that even with a niche topic like this, we already have 30 participants after the first week (none of which are from this community).


I believe it's time for some clues:

1) here is a graphic that shows when the individual games have been released. The 16 and 64 stand for the C16 and C64, and the red/white ball is the symbol for an Amiga game.
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2) Number 13 has the same name as an old German (later international) TV-show, but it's not a license game.

3) Game 18 is a horizontally scrolling shooter, very similar to a legendary japanese shmup game.

4) On picture 14 you can see a computer virus, which you have to hunt in this action game. To do so you are using a small yellow robot with lots of different weapons.

5) Game number 1 has a few wannabe 3D sequences with static backgrounds, but number 16 and number 24 are first person shooters with real 3D graphics.

6) Before I forget... the games 1, 2, 3, 4, 19 and 20 are also PC titles, and the games 1, 2, 6 and 9 were also released for at least one console.
All others were either exclusives for that Commodore computer, or have only been ported to other home computers of that time (Spectrum, Atari) or iphones/ipads.

Deadline is Tuesday the 31st of July - please participate via http://www.retrogamequiz.com/

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Re: monthly retro gaming quiz

Post by Mr_Horizon » Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:13 am

July Quiz - Clues #2

Ladies and gentlemen, there are now 9 days left to participate in this quiz! We are almost 40 people now, and I hope some more will join despite this being a niche topic. The lowest score right now is zero, so you won't be an embarassment. :)

There is currently one person from this forum.


I think it's time for the last few clues:

1) There are action figures and a cartoon show to go along with game 21.

2) Number 19 serves as an inspiration for the fallout series.

3) The games 11, 13, 15 and the 23 are titles for the C16.

4) Title 22 took the wrong lessons from "rise of the robots" - also a 2D beat'em'up with render graphics and bad gameplay, but this time not even the graphics are pretty... rightfully getting it scores way below 50%.

5) Game 25 has a killer soundtrack! :) https://youtu.be/bHtd916cegw


Deadline is Tuesday the 31st of July - participate via http://www.retrogamequiz.com/

Here is the quiz again... good luck!
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Re: monthly retro gaming quiz

Post by Mr_Horizon » Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:30 am

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July Quiz - answers & score

Now look at that, I thought the niche topic would reduce participants, but actually we even got more than last time - 63 people in total! :)
So it seems that the 80s Home Computer topic didn't take away as much fun as I feared... but regardless, the next riddle will be more varied again.

And the results? FOUR people won this round by getting every last game correct... you can see more when you scroll down.

Now we first have the names of the games as text, then as images, and the scoretable comes at the end of this post.

1) It came from the Desert
solved by: 82%
other suggestions: -

2) California Games
solved by: 81%
other suggestions: Summer Games, The Surfing Game

3) Super Stardust
solved by: 58%
other suggestions: -

4) Barbarian
solved by: 83%
other suggestions: Conan

5) Walker
solved by: 66%
other suggestions: -

6) Shadow of the Beast
solved by: 61%
other suggestions: Altered Beast

7) Aztech Challenge
solved by: 63%
other suggestions: Montezumas Revenge, Zak McKracken, Custers Revenge

8.) Fightin' Spirit
solved by: 48%
other suggestions: Body Blows, Fatal Fury, Street Fighter 2, Shaq Fu

9) Paradroid
solved by: 60%
other suggestions: Giant Bomb, Paranoid

10) The Chaos Engine 2
solved by: 66%
other suggestions: Speedball

11) Finders Keepers
solved by: 32%
other suggestions: Spellbound, Treasure Island, Kings Quest

12) Banshee
solved by: 55%
other suggestions: 1941, 1942, 1943

13) Tutti Frutti
solved by: 52%
other suggestions: Mr.Do, Q-Bert

14) Virocop
solved by: 37%
other suggestions: Smash TV, Ghostbusters

15) Trailblazer
solved by: 63%
other suggestions: Ball Blazer, Cosmic Causeway

16) Alien Breed 3D
solved by: 50%
other suggestions: Maya, Microcosm

17) forbidden forest
solved by: 53%
other suggestions: Granny's garden

18.) Katakis
solved by: 32%
other suggestions: Missile Command, Uridium, Wizball, Dropzone, Moon Patrol

19) Wasteland
solved by: 47%
other suggestions: Ultima V, Commando, Who dares wins

20) Slamtilt
solved by: 34%
other suggestions: OnEscapee, Pinball Illusions

21) MASK
solved by: 27%
other suggestions: GI Joe, X-Fighter, Gemini Wings, Star Wars, Wasteland, Ikari Warriors

22) Olofight
solved by: 24%
other suggestions: Metal: A Robot Combat Simulation, Another World, Flashback, Space Ace

23) Tom Thumb
solved by: 35%
other suggestions: Vampire's Empire, Miner, Hunchback

24) Genetic Species
solved by: 44%
other suggestions: Breathless, Gloom, Fears

25) not even human
solved by: 11%
other suggestions: Space Invaders, Jumping Jack, Alienator, Classic Invaders, One Man and his Droid


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answer image:
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HIGH SCORE

01 - 25 points - mnc - Gerhard S.
01 - 25 points - m!g - MontyRunner
01 - 25 points - mmx - J.R.
01 - 25 points - pcx - Splunge

05 - 24 points - spl - fl0rian
06 - 24 points - m!g - geohound
07 - 24 points - pop - a_gentle_breeze
08 - 24 points - rtg - Antiriad2097
09 - 23 points - m!g - Kong
10 - 22 points - eab - Nobby_UK

11 - 22 points - eab - CodyJarrett
12 - 21 points - eab - Havie
13 - 21 points - vpf - cebix
14 - 20 points - mnc - Superfrog
15 - 20 points - mnc - Deadly Engineer
16 - 19 points - pop - Barbarian
17 - 18 points - mmx - fedprod
18 - 17 points - ntl - JoakimZ
19 - 17 points - mnc - PaulBearer
20 - 17 points - m!g - zweiblooom
21 - 16 points - mnc - MH
22 - 16 points - eab - Predseda
23 - 15 points - mmx - Whiz-zarD
24 - 15 points - gpo - j1m
25 - 15 points - gms - kopyright
26 - 15 points - pcx - Singler
27 - 15 points - pcx - Triggerhappy
28 - 14 points - guf - Wizdom
29 - 14 points - mnc - Mangamaniac2171
30 - 14 points - 4py - Akabei
31 - 13 points - pcx - Aurelio
32 - 13 points - m!g - SonicFanNerd
33 - 13 points - 4py - LouisLoiselle
34 - 13 points - eab - Z3k
35 - 13 points - rtg - Hiro
36 - 12 points - mnc - elementalMaster
37 - 12 points - eab - Cobe
38 - 11 points - gpo - MadMoxxi
39 - 10 points - eab - lilalurl
40 - 09 points - mmx - Knuckles
41 - 08 points - pop - Sascha
42 - 08 points - pop - PUH
43 - 08 points - pcx - Pascal Parvex
44 - 07 points - hcg - Woody Alien
45 - 07 points - spl - Abalone
46 - 07 points - mnc - euph
47 - 06 points - pop - Don Como
48 - 05 points - m!g - Rudi Ratlos
49 - 05 points - mnc - HomiSite
50 - 04 points - mmx - Shades
51 - 04 points - mnc - millimil
52 - 03 points - m!g - Red XIII
53 - 02 points - 4py - Crimson Idol

54 - 2 points - ntl - Dogorilla
55 - 2 points - mnc - Yeboah17
56 - 2 points - gpo - kataka
57 - 1 points - guf - Yoshi
58 - 1 points - mmx - Klunky
59 - 1 points - mnc - Mitschel
60 - 1 points - vgz - Walti
61 - 1 points - vgz - Revolvermeister
62 - 0 points - vgz - LOX-TT
63 - 0 points - ntl - Binary Solo


4py = 4Players Forum
eab = English Amiga Board
gpo = Gamepro Forum
gms = Gamestar Forum
guf = Gaming Universe Forum
hcg = hardcore gaming 101
m!g = M!Games Forum
mmx = Multimediaxis Forum
ntl = NintendoLife Forum
mnc = old maniac Forum
pcx = pcx Forum
pop = PowerPlay Forum
rtg = RetroGamer Forum
spl = Superlevel Forum
vgz = Videogameszone Forum
vpf = Vierpfeile Forum


Here is the Retrogamer-local-list:

1 - 24 points - Antiriad2097
2 - 13 points - Hiro

Congrats to Antiriad for the local lead and the top 10 place in the big list. :)

Thank you all for joining and see you next time!

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Re: monthly retro gaming quiz

Post by Mr_Horizon » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:54 pm

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August Quiz - Retro Pixel #2

Hossa, almost forgot the quiz for this month! I'm having a busy couple weeks right now with moving countries and job hunting... that means the SoundFX quiz that some of you are looking forward to is coming a bit later.

Instead we are getting a new entry in the "retro pixel" series. For August we don't focus on a specific platform, but are looking for a wild mix of zoomed in characters from all kinds of genres, devices and decades. :)


Deadline is friday the 31st of August - please participate via http://www.retrogamequiz.com/

Here is the quiz... good luck! :)
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Re: monthly retro gaming quiz

Post by Mr_Horizon » Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:47 pm

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August Quiz - Clues #1

Despite my experience in creating these riddles, sometimes I misjudge the difficulty - like this time apparently. ;) The first two rows turn out to be sorta doable, but afterwards it gets dark for everyone - and we are only ten people so far (none from here).

The average score is below 10, and many titles have not been found out at all.

I hope there's going to be some more people soon, I intend to help with these clues:

1) These games exclusively run on Nintendo hardware: 1, 3, 4, 6, 11, 24.

2) On all screenshots you see the protagonist, to be directly controlled by you. The exceptions are 8+23 (part of a team), 11+17 (enemies), 16+18+20 (your guests & your tribe), and number 24 (tutorial character).

3) Nr 15 and 25 were only released on Commodore home computers.

4) The following titles are handheld-exclusives: 1, 3, 4, 11, 24.

5) In game #2 you see the Arcade version of a multiplatform title from the early 80s.

6) Number 14 is a point & click adventure from the mid 90s.


So, I hope this does help a little? :)

Deadline is Friday the 31st of August, please participate via http://www.retrogamequiz.com/

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Re: monthly retro gaming quiz

Post by Mr_Horizon » Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:59 pm

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August Quiz - Clues #2

Ladies and Gentlemen, it's time for the final rush - there are only six days left to join this round. Chances for scoring in the top 10 are good, for just 12 points you get a seat. ;) Average score is at 9.5, and even the best candidates have barely made twenty points.

So far there are no users from this forum.


Okay, here are the final clues:

1) Two games in this round are classics by Bullfrog Productions.

2) The 21 is a tough platformer with a "circus" theme, which has been released on most modern platforms.

3) On image number 12 you can see one of four playable cowboys.

4) Game 24 is a well known racing series.

5) In title number 6 your perspective frequently changes from a Sim City style top down view to an action oriented sideview.

6) The protagonist on 13 is from a well known western RPG series.


So, I hope this does help a little? Come on and join the game! :)

Deadline is Friday the 31st of August, please participate via http://www.retrogamequiz.com/

here the quiz one last time - good luck!
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Re: monthly retro gaming quiz

Post by Mr_Horizon » Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:46 am

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August Quiz - Answers & Score

This was a tough one - with 9.8 points on average this is the hardest round of the year so far. Most games have been solved by less than half of you, great that there were still 56 people that joined for the August quiz. :)


Now we first have the names of the games as text, then as images, and the scoretable comes at the end of this post.

1) Wario Land 4
Everyone got him right!
solved by: 100%
other suggestions: -

2) Tapper
No, it's not Mario... but the arcade classic Root Beer Tapper.
solved by: 52%
other suggestions: Mario, Mario Brothers, Hotel Mario, Pizza Time, Punch Out

3) Super Princess Peach
The princess finally got her own platformer game.
solved by: 82%
other suggestions: Mario Kart, Legend of Zelda, Super Mario RPG, Super Mario, Super Mario World, Zelda

4) Shantae
Only real on on the Game Boy Color. ;)
solved by: 84%
other suggestions: -

5) Landstalker
solved by: 41%
other suggestions: Link (three times!), Zelda, Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy, Actraiser, Alex Kidd

6) Actraiser
solved by: 50%
other suggestions: Kid Icarus, Theme Hospital, Wonder Boy, Cupid

7) Mutant Mudds
His name is "Max", had to look that one up.
solved by: 46%
other suggestions: Actraiser, Earthbound (three times!), Dilbert

8.) Sensible Soccer
12 pixel tall and already a soccer player?
solved by: 55%
other suggestions: Match Day, Kick Off 2, International Superstar Soccer, Cup Final

9) Bubba n Stix
solved by: 30%
other suggestions: -

10) Global Gladiators
McDonalds!
solved by: 36%
other suggestions: Captain Planet, Larry

11) Resident Evil Gaiden
Zombie slaying... on Game Boy Color?!
solved by: 38%
other suggestions: Snatcher, Dr Franken, Zombie, Sweet Home, Touch the Dead

12) Sunset Riders
solved by: 38%
other suggestions: Kings Quest, who framed Roger Rabbit, Link

13) Ultima V
solved by: 32%
other suggestions: Hunchback, King Arthurs World, Mega-lo-Mania, Link

14) Teen Agent
solved by: 21%
other suggestions: Earthling Priorities, Paperboy, Legend of Kyrandia, Kings Quest, Day of the Tentacle, Dunkle Schatten, Flight of the Amazon Queen, Das Erbe

15) Traps n Treasures
Pirate adventures on the Amiga
solved by: 32%
other suggestions: Skull&Crossbones, Pirates

16) Theme Park
Bullfrog game number one...
solved by: 48%
other suggestions: Die Siedler

17) Hexen
No, it's not Doom. ID software also made other games. ;)
solved by: 16%
other suggestions: Eye of the Beholder, Blood, Doom (fifteen times!)

18.) The Settlers
solved by: 48%
other suggestions: Rayman, Lemmings, Lemmings 2

19) Greendog
solved by: 18%
other suggestions: Hardyman, Earthworm Jim

20) Populous
...Bullfrog game number two.
solved by: 39%
other suggestions: Megalomania, Powermonger

21) Penarium
solved by: 27%
other suggestions: Circus Charlie

22) Ultrionus
Sci Fi Action J'n'R with a large chested (and triggerhappy) protagonist.
solved by: 5%
other suggestions: Wet, Rumble Roses, Streets of Rage, Jill, Ogre Battle, Phantasy Star 3, Final Fantasy, Metroid Fusion, Lemmings

23) UFO / X-Com
solved by: 18%
other suggestions: Wolfenstein, System Shock, Micro Machines, Streetball

24) F-Zero Climax
There was a F-Zero on the GBA where this character explained the tutorial. Along with Ultrionus the hardest title in this quiz.
solved by: 5%
other suggestions: Mario Kart, Micro Machines, Need for Speed, Speed Racer, Super Dodgeball Advance

25) Sams Journey
A really nice C64 game released this year.
solved by: 21%
other suggestions: Doofus, Sunday Funday, Mother


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answer image:
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direct link: https://i.imgur.com/BUgsKiy.png


HIGH SCORE

01 - 24 points - mmx - J.R.
02 - 22 points - mnc - Gerhard S.
03 - 21 points - hcg - windfisch
04 - 19 points - eab - Nobby_UK
05 - 19 points - m!g - Kong

06 - 18 points - pop - Barbarian
07 - 17 points - mmx - fedprod
08 - 16 points - rta - dearodie
09 - 14 points - mnc - Rac
10 - 14 points - eab - lilalurl

11 - 14 points - eab - haynor666
12 - 14 points - gpo - Jin-Roh
13 - 13 points - spl - fl0rian
14 - 13 points - ntl - JoakimZ
15 - 13 points - vpf - cebix
16 - 12 points - gms - kopyright
17 - 12 points - mnc - PaulBearer
18 - 12 points - 4py - Crimson Idol
19 - 12 points - guf - Wizdom
20 - 12 points - pop - Don Como
21 - 11 points - 4py - Akabei
22 - 11 points - rtg - Antiriad2097
23 - 11 points - m!g - Red XIII
24 - 11 points - mnc - Mangamaniac2171
25 - 10 points - eab - Havie
26 - 10 points - m!g - SonicFanNerd
27 - 10 points - m!g - geohound
28 - 10 points - mnc - Yeboah17
29 - 9 points - mmx - Knuckles
30 - 9 points - ntl - ReaderRagfish
31 - 9 points - mnc - Superfrog
32 - 8 points - mnc - elementalMaster
33 - 8 points - hcg - Moran
34 - 8 points - mmx - Klunky
35 - 8 points - mnc - Sonic2d
36 - 7 points - mmx - Linkey
37 - 7 points - guf - Ripchip
38 - 7 points - gpo - j1m
39 - 6 points - pcx - Triggerhappy
40 - 6 points - pcx - Pascal Parvex
41 - 6 points - ntl - Dogorilla
42 - 6 points - mnc - Mitschel
43 - 6 points - 4py - DancingDan
44 - 6 points - mnc - euph
45 - 5 points - pop - Sascha
46 - 5 points - hcg - surnshurn

47 - 5 points - ntl - Scrummer
48 - 4 points - pcx - Aurelio
49 - 4 points - mmx - Shades
50 - 3 points - eab - alexh
51 - 3 points - gpo - kataka
52 - 3 points - guf - Yoshi
53 - 2 points - pop - Daiyama
54 - 2 points - pop - PUH
55 - 2 points - vgz - LOX-TT
56 - 2 points - vgz - Walti


4py = 4Players Forum
eab = English Amiga Board
gpo = Gamepro Forum
gms = Gamestar Forum
guf = Gaming Universe Forum
hcg = hardcore gaming 101
m!g = M!Games Forum
mmx = Multimediaxis Forum
ntl = NintendoLife Forum
mnc = altes maniac Forum
pcx = PCX Forum
pop = PowerPlay Forum
rtg = RetroGamer Forum
spl = Superlevel Forum
vgz = Videogameszone Forum
vpf = Vierpfeile Forum


RetroGamer-local-list:

1 - 11 points - rtg - Antiriad2097

good result, that's above average. :)

Thanks for participating and see you next time!

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Re: monthly retro gaming quiz

Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:29 pm

Thanks for making these, always fun :)

Should have done better this month, there were quite a few more I recognised but the old memory cogs weren't working to help me get to a title.

A slight hiccup with the title for number 12 on your answer sheet. You've correctly listed this as Sunset Riders, but the image sheet shows Sunset Raiders. Not a big deal, but might confuse those who want to seek out these games to find out more about them.
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Re: monthly retro gaming quiz

Post by Mr_Horizon » Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:17 pm

Antiriad2097 wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:29 pm
Thanks for making these, always fun :)
A slight hiccup with the title for number 12 on your answer sheet. You've correctly listed this as Sunset Riders, but the image sheet shows Sunset Raiders. Not a big deal, but might confuse those who want to seek out these games to find out more about them.
Thanks, always glad to see someone likes the quiz. :)

And you are correct about Sunset R(a)iders, I must have been tired when I wrote that!

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Re: monthly retro gaming quiz

Post by Mr_Horizon » Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:18 pm

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September Quiz - Couch Multiplayer Party

Sometimes you just can't get enough... in this round nobody is sitting in front of his screen alone, but with at least three people: Couch Multiplayer is the theme, and the games of the September quiz offer three to eight players a chance to compete against each other with a lot of fun and chaos.

But this time one thing is different...WATCH OUT:

To shake up the quiz a bit and to pay tribute to a wild multiplayer experience, you get a chance to pick a "Mario Kart Item" in addition to using your usual skill factor.

These items will do about what you expect:

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This time Bananas also work against Lightning and blue shells.

But what about strategy? Won't everyone just go with a triple shroom for three extra points?!

Answer: not everybody can use every item. Next to each item is this field:
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You have to guess your position in the high score list - with green you get the item, with red you don't.


Are you a top candidate and in the upper 10-20%? Then you can only pick items which show green on the far right side of the red/green field. So, in this case that means bananas. ;)

Or do you estimate you'll be more in the center of the field, at about 50-60%? Then you can select items where the field shows green in the center - so except for the blue shell, lightning and triple red shell you can go for anything.

And if you are quite sure to end up on the bottom of the field this time (10-20%)... well, then the items you can pick have green markers on the left side, which means the blue shell or lightning can be yours. ;)

Those who estimate wrong and pick an item unfitting for their position in the field, will instead get nothing - so be careful! :O

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You are right, this round is unnecessarily complex and distorts real skill to favour random luck. I expect all of you to hate this, which is why we are only doing it once. :)

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Deadline is Sunday the 30th of September, please participate via http://www.retrogamequiz.com/

Here is the quiz... good luck. :)
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Re: monthly retro gaming quiz

Post by Mr_Horizon » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:42 pm

September Quiz - Clues #1

The first 17 people have already entered this multiplayer riddle (no one from here yet), and it appears this is not a very easy quiz either. Oh dear! I hope the following clues will help you. :)


1) Number 9 is a partygame for the first Xbox, with lots of Minigames for up to four players.

2) The 10, 16, 19 and 23 first appeared for the Ouya console, before they were later ported and developed further on more succesful platforms.

3) Game 12 is a 2D vertically scrolling Shoot'em'up with pixel-look and a four player mode.

4) The following titles had a release on the Sega Dreamcast: 2, 6, 13

5) The games 18 and 24 are racing games for up to 8 players, and they were both released on the same Nintendo console.

6) And the last one, number 25 is an Amiga game from the year 1996.



If you're not convinced about this rounds "Mario Kart items"... just pick a banana and you'll be playing it safe. :P

Deadline is Sunday the 30th September, participate via http://www.retrogamequiz.com/

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Re: monthly retro gaming quiz

Post by Mr_Horizon » Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:41 pm

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September Quiz - Clues #2

Players, get ready! Now there's over 20 people already in the game (none from here so far), and while nobody has gotten a full score, there is an odd divide in points - just 8 people have achieved more than ten points, and of those only four managed to get 20 or more.

In terms of the items... this is the most defensive Mariokart game of all times, barely anything goes on besides bananas and mushrooms! That's not what I had in mind, but so be it, as you wish. :P


Let's see if I can help a bit more - here is the 2nd round of clues:

1) Game 8 is the first part of a well known trivia quiz series.

2) In title 10 you fight each other with bow and arrows.

3) Number 17 has a lot going on onscreen, it's difficult to spot your own character in the crowd (it's made for four players).

4) Game 21 has just been released a month ago, you fight each other with very agile vehicles.

5) The german developers of title 23 openly admit being heavily inspired by Starfox.

6) I'm gonna be honest - I don't expect anyone to figure out game 25. It was developed by two guys (Dave and Den) in the UK, and it's not listed in the usual game databases. I only remember it because I found the 8 player mode quite impressive back in the day.
So I hereby declare: Who gets #25, will receive TWO points. :P

Deadline is Sunday the 30th of September, participate via http://www.retrogamequiz.com/

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Re: monthly retro gaming quiz

Post by Mr_Horizon » Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:51 am

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September Quiz - Answers & Score

Hey, thanks to all of you! With 52 people thats a pretty big couch for couch multiplayer. ;) The items have shaken up the results a bit, we saw losing 1,5 points from red shells to gaining 2,5 points from mushrooms.

the big high score table shows only the final results after applying the item effects, you have to look at the local table to see what impact your choices actually had.

Now we first have the names of the games as text, then as images, and the scoretable comes at the end of this post.

1) Bomberman
solved by: 96%
other suggestions: Minesweeper

2) Worms Armageddon
solved by: 92%
other suggestions: Lemmings

3) Golden Eye
solved by: 88%
other suggestions: Duke Nukem, Medal of Honor

4) Micro Machines
solved by: 92%
other suggestions: -

5) Super Smash Bros
solved by: 65%
other suggestions: Lylat Wars, Populous

6) Power Stone 2
solved by: 55%
other suggestions: -

7) Mario Party
solved by: 78%
other suggestions: Kirbys Adventure

8.) You don't know Jack
solved by: 61%
other suggestions: Eye Toy, Buzz, Jeopardy, Trivial Pursuit

9) Fusion Frenzy
solved by: 43%
other suggestions: -

10) Towerfall
solved by: 57%
other suggestions: -

11) Spelunky
solved by: 24%
other suggestions: Metal Slug

12) Jamestown
solved by: 33%
other suggestions: GigaWing 2

13) Chu Chu Rocket
solved by: 67%
other suggestions: -

14) Overcooked
solved by: 69%
other suggestions: Cooking Mama

15) keep talking and nobody explodes
solved by: 35%
other suggestions: zero escape

16) no brakes valet
solved by: 37%
other suggestions: -

17) hidden in plain sight
solved by: 18%
other suggestions: Runescape, Mystaria

18.) Driift Mania
solved by: 31%
other suggestions: Micro Machines, TNT Racers, Brakes are for Losers

19) Toto Temple Deluxe
solved by: 33%
other suggestions: -

20) Gauntlet 4
solved by: 39%
other suggestions: Legend of Zelda: Four Swords, Sokoban

21) Treadnauts
solved by: 18%
other suggestions: Tanks, Borderlands, Neon Drive

22) Bishi Bashi Special
solved by: 18%
other suggestions: Wario Ware, Eye Toy, Tomodachi Life

23) Super Sky Arena
solved by: 24%
other suggestions: Orbits of Conquest

24) Wheelspin / Speed Zone
solved by: 25%
other suggestions: Fast Racing, Fast Racing NEO, F-Zero, Wipeout

25) Skirmish
hardest title of this round. A tiny public domain game on the Amiga, not visible in the Amiga game databases like lemonamiga or hall of light. There's not even screenshots - I had to reconstruct the fragment you see here from the only existing low-res video clip.
With all my hints, eight people managed to find it (congrats, double points!). But honestly - how did you find it?? Actually played it back in the day, or did you do some elaborate research?
solved by: 16%
other suggestions: The Flying Penis Circus!


quiz image:
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answer image:
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direct link: https://i.imgur.com/5qGququ.png


HIGH SCORE

01 - 25 points - mnc - Gerhard S.
01 - 25 points - pcx - Splunge

03 - 24 points - pop - Barbarian
04 - 24 points - mmx - J.R.
05 - 23 points - guf - Wizdom
06 - 23 points - rta - Wibblewozzer
07 - 23 points - vpf - cebix
08 - 22 points - eab - Nobby_UK
09 - 21 points - eab - darkwave
10 - 17.5 points - 4py - Scorplian190

11 - 17 points - rta - dearodie
12 - 17 points - gms - hellermarie
13 - 16.5 points - mmx - fedprod
14 - 16 points - m!g - Kong
15 - 16 points - ntl - Dogorilla
16 - 14.5 points - pop - Don Como
17 - 14 points - pcx - Aufklaerer
18 - 14 points - m!g - Red XIII
19 - 13 points - mnc - elementalMaster
20 - 13 points - 4py - Crimson Idol
21 - 12.5 points - mnc - HomiSite
25 - 12.5 points - hcg - windfisch
22 - 11.5 points - mnc - Lukulus
23 - 11.5 points - m!g - geohound
24 - 11.5 points - rta - Frump
26 - 11.5 points - mnc - Mitschel
27 - 11 points - pcx - besux
28 - 8.5 points - pop - Sascha
29 - 8.5 points - gpo - kataka
30 - 8.5 points - mnc - Yeboah17
31 - 8.5 points - vgz - Walti
32 - 8.5 points - guf - Yoshi
33 - 8.5 points - eab - haynor666
34 - 8.5 points - m!g - SonicFanNerd
35 - 8.5 points - vgz - LOX-TT
36 - 8.0 points - gms - Macabre
37 - 7.5 points - vpf - Senbei
38 - 7.5 points - pcx - Pascal Parvex
39 - 7.5 points - gpo - Jin-Roh
40 - 7.5 points - 4py - schockbock
41 - 6.5 points - hcg - snake
42 - 6.5 points - mmx - Shades
43 - 6.5 points - eab - lilalurl
44 - 6.5 points - mnc - Mangamaniac2171
45 - 6.5 points - pop - PUH
46 - 6.5 points - ntl - Scrummer
47 - 5.5 points - pcx - Karl Ranseier
48 - 5.0 points - mnc - millimil
49 - 4.0 points - 4py - Akabei
50 - 2.0 points - pop - Daiyama
51 - 2.0 points - dgo - gmpearl
52 - 1.0 points - mnc - Klees

4py = 4Players Forum
eab = English Amiga Board
dgo = Dialogoption Forum
gpo = Gamepro Forum
gms = Gamestar Forum
guf = Gaming Universe Forum
hcg = hardcore gaming 101
m!g = M!Games Forum
mmx = Multimediaxis Forum
ntl = NintendoLife Forum
mnc = altes maniac Forum
pcx = PCX Forum
pop = PowerPlay Forum
vgz = Videogameszone Forum
vpf = Vierpfeile Forum


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October Quiz - Sound FX #3

Post by Mr_Horizon » Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:29 pm

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October Quiz - Sound FX #3

Feared by some, celebrated by more: It's time for the extra-elaborate version of my series... the sound FX quiz!

So then, in its third installment... for 40 years video games have been beeping and ringing into our ears - do you think some of these sounds and words stuck with you? Time to find out!

As I can't post sound effects in this forum (the picture below is just a dummy), you can find the quiz at the URL below. The form to enter your answers can be found by clicking the "click to join" button.

Here is the quiz: http://www.retrogamequiz.com

Deadline is Wednesday the 31st of October.

And don't forget: Sure this is ridiculously difficult, often even harder than the image riddles. But remember that's the case for everyone, so please don't be discouraged and join in. :)

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Re: monthly retro gaming quiz

Post by Mr_Horizon » Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:12 pm

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October Quiz - Clues #1

"Hey! Listen!", "Now let's take a look...", "50.000 people used to live here..." and then just a row full of laughter?! - that's the October sound quiz for you. :) How are you getting on so far?

The average score is just shy of six points (oh dear!) and so far we are 25 people (none from here). The number one spot is currently tied between the Multimediaxis and English Amiga Board - but both still have less than half of the points.

Think we can do more? I hope so! So far there's only three titles nobody found out (22,23,24), but numbers for the others are still really low. Here are some clues:

1) The Sounds 6, 13, 19, 21 and 22 are from the intros of their games.

2) The games 2, 4, 6, 7, 16, 17 and 25 are played from the first person perspective.

3) Number 23 and 24 are succesful MMOs.

4) Titles 1, 5, 12 and 14 are from Nintendo.

5) Game 8 is based on a disney license.

So, did that help? :P


Here is the quiz: http://www.retrogamequiz.com

Deadline is Wednesday the 31st of October.

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