monthly retro gaming quiz

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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/

here is the current quiz image again: https://i.imgur.com/tUnIAFQ.png

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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!
https://i.imgur.com/tUnIAFQ.png

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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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