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June Quiz - Clues #1

SEEEEE-GAAAA! That's really some masterful sound branding here... and you can be masterful too, when you ace this round because you have had some Sega in your live. ;) So far no one of the 35 players has achieved a full score.

But why am I still talking? Here's the first set of clues:

1) This time there's 9 games for the Dreamcast, 6 for the Saturn, 3 each for Master System and Arcade, 2 for the Genesis and one entry for SegaCD and 32X.
2) Three titles have "Sonic" in their name, but only for the first one I will accept "Sonic" as the correct answer.
3) Game 11 and 15 are both strategy RPGs in a steampunk setting, released on Saturn.
4) Number 20 is a racing game with airplanes.

Deadline isWednesday the 30th of June, please participate via Video Game Quiz - June - SEGA

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June Quiz - Clues #2

The last four days are on, this Wednesday night everything will be over... 53 Users already joined this very special SEGA challenge, and one from here. What about you? :) Now I am helping you out one last time - here are the clues #2:

1) Game 4 is a well known Lightgun Shooter, you see the Saturn version.
2) The 13 is SEGA's answer to Resident Evil.
3) Titles 10 and 16 were released on the Genesis.
4) Number 12 is the Dreamcast port of an arcade fps.

Deadline is Wednesday the 30th of June, please join via Video Game Quiz - June - SEGA

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Damn, was hoping there'd be a hint for No. 25. It's the only one I can't figure out. Guess I'll submit my answers. :p
 
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I know generally the difficulty is meant to get harder with each game in the sequence but for me the fourth row and the fifth row should be flipped. I made zero progress on the fourth row (outside of the gimme with the hint) and the last row I got three of the five really easily.
 
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June Quiz - Answers & Score

Wohoo, one hundred players! Seems like you enjoyed this one... and while there won't be any more SEGA consoles, its amazing games will hopefully keep coming for many many years. :)

Before we get to the answers, here's the result of the "do you have kids?" survey:

Oh dear, will our forums stay alive with these reproduction rates? ;) Keep in mind the average quiz player is 38! Thanks for all your answers, fascinating stuff.


Here are the answers you have been waiting for:

1) Seaman
answer rate: 95%
other suggestions: Finding Nemo

2) After Burner Climax
answer rate: 71%
other suggestions: 5x Ace Combat, AeroWings, Sega Strike Fighter, Sky Target, Star Fox

3) Virtua Fighter 3tb
answer rate: 99%
other suggestions: -

4) Virtua Cop 2
answer rate: 79%
other suggestions: Confidential Mission, James Bond, Die Hard Trilogy, Metal Gear, Silent Scope, Time Crisis

5) Sonic Adventure
This sequence SCREAMS Dreamcast hype! :D
answer rate: 81%
other suggestions: 7x Echo The Dolphin, Bayonetta, Free Willy, SEGA Bass Fishing

6) Alex Kidd in Shinobi World
answer rate: 81%
other suggestions: Juju Denetsu

7) Shen Mue
answer rate: 83%
other suggestions: 3x Yakuza

8.) Fantasy Zone: the Maze
answer rate: 57%
other suggestions: Parodius, Sonic Spinball, Twinbee, UFO

9) Crazy Taxi 2
answer rate: 73%
other suggestions: Daytona, Jet Set Radio, Taxi Driver, Top Skater

10) Monster World 4
The sixth game in the Wonder Boy / Monster World series.
answer rate: 68%
other suggestions: Lemmings, Magical Drop

11) Sakura Taisen / Sakura Wars
answer rate: 41%
other suggestions: Age of Sega, Airs Adventures, Battle Tech, Shining Force, Wachenröder

12) Outtrigger
answer rate: 51%
other suggestions: Alien Shooter, Bazooka Boy, Blue stinger, Phantasy Star Online

13) Deep Fear
answer rate: 56%
other suggestions: 3x Resident Evil, House of the Dead, Alone in the Dark, Blue Stinger, Carrier, Die Hard, Dynamite Deka, Zombie Revenge

14) Knuckles Chaotix
This is a platformer for the 32X... no points without "Knuckles" in your entry. ;)
answer rate: 59%
other suggestions: 8x Sonic, Sonic Boom, Dynamite Headdy, Freedom Planet, Pulseman, Rayman, South Island Adventure, Tails Adventure, Tales, Tryrush Deppy

15) Wachenröder
answer rate: 46%
other suggestions: 5x Burning Rangers, 4x Phantasy Star Online, Phantasy Star, Battlebunny, Fighting Vipers, Jetset Radio, Silver

16) Phantasy Star 2
answer rate: 34%
other suggestions: Alien Syndrome, Batman, Eternal Champions, Frankenstein, Shin Megami Tensei

17) House of the Dead
answer rate: 47%
other suggestions: Condemned, Corpse Killer, Gargoyles, Scream, Skeleton Warriors, Sonic

18.) Battle Out Run
answer rate: 61%
other suggestions: 3x Chase HQ, Lotus, Rad Racer, Top Gear

19) Sonic Shuffle
SEGAs answer to Mario Party. Amazing fish!
answer rate: 20%
other suggestions: Get Bass, Jet Set Radio, Seaman 2, Segagaga, Sonic, Sonic Racing Allstars, Tempo

20) Racing Aces
answer rate: 44%
other suggestions: 9x Red Baron, Ace of Aces, Aero Wing

21) Mr Bones
answer rate: 64%
other suggestions: Moonwalker, Rock of Death

22) SegaSonic Cosmo Fighter
Arcade machine for children, a space shoot'em'up with Sonic.
answer rate: 59%
other suggestions: 15x Sonic, Sonic Jump, Sonic Mania, Sonic Spinball, Sonic in Space, Mean Bean Machine

23) Propeller Arena
Quite mean - the character select screen of this unpublished plane arena shooter.
answer rate: 46%
other suggestions: Crazy Taxi, Fat Pizza Boy, House of the Dead, Yakuza, Zombie Revenge

24) SubRoc 3-D
An early SEGA Arcade machine, turned out to be the hardest entry of this round.
answer rate: 14%
other suggestions: 5x After Burner, Aerial Assault, Aero Blasters, Aaargh!, air buster, Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom, G-Loc, Jet Race, Poseidon Wars 3D, Space Harrier, Subnautica, Super Thunder Blade, Thunder Force III

25) Time Stalkers
This is a minigame on the Dreamcast VMU, from the game Time Stalkers.
answer rate: 31%
other suggestions: Burning Rangers, Dreamcast VMU RPG, Maze, Phantasy Star, Xybots, Zero Tolerance



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HIGH SCORE

01 - 25 points - mnc - Gerhard S.
01 - 25 points - hcg - windfisch
01 - 25 points - eab - Havie
01 - 25 points - hcg - excelsior
01 - 25 points - gsg - TheLastToKnow
01 - 25 points - hcg - teroknor
01 - 25 points - ntl - lifer
01 - 25 points - sh2 - Vino
01 - 25 points - spz - The_BACH
10 - 24 points - rta - residentgrigo

11 - 24 points - rta - AuraPaladinne
12 - 24 points - eab - darkwave
13 - 24 points - m!g - SonicFanNerd
14 - 24 points - rta - EarthPainting
15 - 24 points - mmx - Knuckles
16 - 24 points - mnc - Mangamaniac2171
17 - 23 points - mmx - fedprod
18 - 23 points - ign - Striderblade
19 - 22 points - mtc - Valdien
20 - 22 points - gsg - partykiller
21 - 21 points - sh2 - Gatar
22 - 21 points - mnc - Dream-Team
23 - 21 points - rta - Roarer
24 - 20 points - m!g - Kong
25 - 20 points - pop - A Gentle Breeze
26 - 19 points - rtc - Antiriad2097
27 - 19 points - mtc - Wibblewozzer
28 - 19 points - pop - dixip
29 - 19 points - eab - Nobby_UK
30 - 18 points - rta - malus
31 - 18 points - pop - Don Como
32 - 18 points - mtc - Parsnip
33 - 18 points - mnc - elementalMaster
34 - 18 points - can - Dark Kariya
35 - 18 points - m!g - Red XIII
36 - 18 points - gav - Wizdom
37 - 17 points - sh2 - godzella
38 - 17 points - mmx - Klunky
39 - 17 points - eab - gimbal
40 - 17 points - rta - Cucurbitacée
41 - 16 points - rta - Illusionary
42 - 16 points - rta - Blufunk
43 - 16 points - hcg - alexmate
44 - 16 points - gpo - Eddie
45 - 15 points - mtc - FunnyJay
46 - 15 points - mnc - Klees
47 - 15 points - mmx - Ligiiihh
48 - 15 points - mnc - Yeboah17
49 - 14 points - m!g - Thrawn
50 - 14 points - mmx - LittleChoco
51 - 14 points - rtc - Elgin_McQueen
52 - 14 points - gpo - rave
53 - 14 points - mnc - HomiSite
54 - 14 points - gms - hellermarie
55 - 14 points - mtc - MegaApple
56 - 14 points - rta - Emmadanstonu
57 - 13 points - hcg - Snake
58 - 13 points - eab - Biscuit
59 - 13 points - mnc - Sonic2d
60 - 13 points - mnc - Dolphin
61 - 12 points - hcg - Personman
62 - 12 points - ntl - Dogorilla
63 - 12 points - can - M.Rick75
64 - 12 points - mnc - Lukulus
65 - 12 points - lgs - Rossyrg
66 - 11 points - sh2 - FoxSpitzer
67 - 11 points - pop - Sascha
68 - 11 points - rta - aLaxLuthor
69 - 11 points - gav - Yoshi
70 - 11 points - rta - jett
71 - 11 points - rta - PsionBolt
72 - 10 points - gav - Rippi
73 - 09 points - ntl - Blooper987
74 - 09 points - sh2 - BVBFabi09
75 - 09 points - mtc - freshVeggie
76 - 09 points - mnc - Mitschel
77 - 08 points - nto - Eims
78 - 08 points - rtc - carrot007
79 - 08 points - sh2 - Neo_SUC
80 - 08 points - off - varia
81 - 08 points - nto - Zarathustra
82 - 07 points - ign - master94ga
83 - 07 points - mmx - Lynx
84 - 07 points - ign - Maogp
85 - 07 points - ign - Yellowsands
86 - 07 points - gms - kopyright
87 - 07 points - gpo - Bully
88 - 07 points - rpg - Zion
89 - 06 points - rpg - D4rkD
90 - 06 points - mmx - Dnamei
91 - 06 points - pop - PUH
92 - 06 points - rta - Luke88
93 - 06 points - nto - Ande
94 - 06 points - pop - Dayiama
95 - 04 points - gms - hellifanboy
96 - 04 points - nto - Brewmaster
97 - 04 points - lgs - Numfuddle
98 - 03 points - nto - Donkey-Kong
99 - 03 points - 4py - Scorplian
100 - 01 point - mmx - Shades

So, let's have some WINNERS: Congratulations to Gerhard S, windfisch, Havie, excelsior, TheLastToKnow, teroknor, lifer, Vino and the_BACH, you all have FULL POINTS and won this round!

Also kudos to residentgrigo, he completes the Top 10. :)


LOCAL HIGH SCORE

1 - 22 points - Valdien
2 - 19 points - Wibblewozzer
3 - 18 points - Parsnip
4 - 15 points - FunnyJay
5 - 14 points - MegaApple
6 - 09 points - freshVeggie

Congrats to Valdien for the local lead. :)

Thanks to all for playing and see you next time!
 

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Mr_Horizon By the way, the Sonic Shuffle picture isn't the same! To be honest the sharpness of the original image is what threw me off a ton. I assumed it must be arcade for it to be so high res compared to other stuff. But oh well!
 
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By the way, the Sonic Shuffle picture isn't the same!
You are right, the Sonic Shuffle image was a bit of trickery. I wanted to kick it out and have some Sidescrolling Brawler instead (should have done that instead of two Saturn Steampunk RPGs...) because I couldn't get a screenshot I liked, but then I found this tweet. I loved that bizarre fish so much that I decided to have that as the quiz picture. I promise in the future we will have only regular screengrabs again. :)
 
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July Quiz - Retro Pixel 2021

I know you all are disappointed about the lack of 4K in the new Switch, but come on: do we really need more than the 320x200 of the 90s? ;) This month you may again throw yourself into a pixel soup of zoomed-up characters and try to find the right game name out of twentyfive wildly different titles. Good luck! :)

Deadline is Saturday the 31st of July, participate via Video Game Quiz - July - Retro Pixel

Here's the quiz, have fun:

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July Quiz - Clues #1

No question, after the slightly easier Sega Quiz you've got some work to do this time.... It's a tough selection of titles and just 13 players (with modest scores) have turned up after the first week. Then actually, Parsnip doesn't seem to mind. ;) Now there is some help from me, I hope this can serve as motivation. :)

Hints #1:

1) In the games 1 to 4 there is a lot of shooting, but in indie game #5 there is "dancing".
2) Titles 7 and 13 are horizontal autoscrolling shoot'em'ups with arcade versions from the 90s.
3) Title #12 is an 80s home computer game with Gauntlet-like gameplay.
4) Game 6 is a turn-based strategy title with permadeath for computer and Switch.

Deadline is Saturday 31 July, enter via Video Game Quiz - July - Retro Pixel

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July Quiz - Clues #2

Ouch, the month has less than ten days left and just 24 people (none from here) are in the game. Looks like I finally actually overdid it with the difficulty!
But see it this way, was it ever easier to land on the upper spots in the high score? Especially as just a single user managed to barely achieve the twenty points threshold.

Here is the second set of clues, I wish for lots of inspiration as well as motivation! :)

1) Game #2 is a well known Indie Metroidvania from the past decade.
2) That figure on picture 11 is not some horizontally scrolling Knight, but rather a very vertical King!
3) The Titles 10 and 16 are both platformers with a soccer/football theme, which they also carry in their names.
4) The games 3, 10, 12, 15, 17 and 18 (plus two from the last row) were released on the Commodore Amiga, number 15 even as an exclusive.

Deadline is Saturday the 31st of July, participate via Video Game Quiz - July - Retro Pixel

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July Quiz - Clues #3

Sixty people in the game, five from here, and zero with a full score? Well, then I'm helping one last time - so that all the fair-weather people can get back to their screens and maybe one particularly creative nerd will guess everything correctly after all. :)

Here is the third and last portion of clues, because this round ends this Saturday:

1) The Penguin Game #9 first appeared as an arcade title in 1982.
2) The #17 has you shoot up some crazy TV show and also first came out as an arcade game.
3) Look at #19! That's rare indeed, a Sega Saturn exclusive.
4) Game #8 is a story-heavy platformer from 2019, you control a robot.

Deadline is this Saturday the 31st of July, enter via Video Game Quiz - July - Retro Pixel

Here's the quiz one last time! freshVeggie Wibblewozzer FunnyJay
 
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July Quiz - answers & score

That's the way I like it - about 100 participants (okay, 95), lots of good entries and exactly ONE player with full score... a truly deserved first place. :) The difficulty level was a bit higher, so I had to help with more clues. I hope you had fun though!

You'll see who it is at the end of this post, now first the names of the games as text, then the pictures, then the high score.

1) Mega Man 6
Only one player did not know the "Blue Bomber"....
Answer rate: 99%
Other suggestions: -

2) Axiom Verge
I expected the mad scientist with the giant "glitch" gun to be more recognisable, hasn't this game been highly praised by the gaming press?
Answer rate: 68%
Other suggestions: Bionic Commando, Broforce

3) Turrican 3
Alternatively "Mega Turrican".
Answer rate: 76%
Other suggestions: Metroid, Probotector, Robo Cop.

4) Metal Slug 2
From the second part onwards, there were also female characters.
Answer rate: 82%
Other suggestions: Super Star Wars

5) Crypt of the Necrodancer.
Two people named the Zelda sequel "Cadence of Hyrule", which was also fine.
Answer rate: 80%
Other suggestions: Iconoclasts, Ittle Dew, Legend of Zelda.

6) Into the Breach
Answer rate: 75%
Other suggestions: Nectaris, Riftwalkers, Space Hulk, XCOM 2.

7) Parodius 2.
This game has several names, but the series was enough for me.
Answer rate: 64%
Other suggestions: Ordyne

8.) Horace
Answer rate: 63%
Other suggestions: Crash Test Dummies, Kairobotica

9.) Pengo
Answer rate: 58%
Other suggestions: Dig Dug, Flappy Bird, S

10) Soccer Kid
Answer rate: 76%
Other suggestions: -

11) Jump King
Guys, I spent a whole clue to make it clear that it is NOT Shovel Knight!
Answer rate: 53%
Other suggestions: 20x Shovel Knight, Shuffle Knight, Gunbird.

12) Time Bandit.
Four games were really hard to guess this time, this is one of them.
Answer rate: 16%
Other suggestions: 6x Garrison, Quartet, Xenophobe

13) Fantastic Night Dreams: Cotton
Answer rate: 72%
Other suggestions: Mystic Riders, Touhou Project

14) Mappy
Answer rate: 58%
Other suggestions: The Mouse Police, Itchy & Scratchy

15) Arabian Nights
Answer rate: 55%
Other suggestions: Aladdin, Magical Hat

16) Markos Magic Football
Solving rate: 55%
Other suggestions: -

17) Smash TV
At first it was very difficult, but after my hint it wasn't anymore ;)
Answer rate: 55%
Other suggestions: Another World, Judge Dredd, Parodius.

18) Cruise for a Corpse
Answer rate: 26%
Other suggestions: Alone in the Dark, Pixel Detective, Police Quest 2, This Is The Police.

19) Tryrush Deppy
Answer rate: 35%
Other suggestions: Car-Vup, Clockwork knight, Putt-Putt, Super Skidmarks, Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

20) Shower with your Dad Simulator
Answer rate: 53%
Other suggestions: Ministry Of Broadcast, The Age Of Decadence

21) Jungle Hunt
This arcade screenshot was also among the particularly difficult four titles, only ten people got it right.
Answer rate: 11%
Other suggestions: Boulder Dash, Climber, Hard Hat Mack, Lanky Miner, Manic Miner, Pitfall, Skate or Die, Skate Peasant.

22) Nuclear Throne
Answer rate: 36%
Other suggestions: Bards Tale, Dropsy, Enter the Gungeon, Fish, Minecraft Pocket Edition, Wargroove, Zelda Oracle of Ages.

23) Elite
Getting this one right wasn't for casuals... only four people were able to correctly match this graphic from the space travel classic.
Answer rate: 4%
Other suggestions: 4x Space Quest, Manic Mansion, Metroid, Revenge of the Mutant Camels 2, Star Commander, Star Trek, Wing Commander.

24) Lunar Lander
And BAM, here's the kingmaker: only Windfish recognised the protagonist of this Japan-only Game Boy game (an extended version of the arcade classic) and thus scored full points!
Answer rate: 1%
Other suggestions: Catrap, Digger, Going Home, Miner, Mole Mania, Our Church and Halloween.

25) Dangerous Streets
An excruciatingly bad fighting game.
Answer rate: 27%
Other suggestions: Street Fighter, Body Blows, Total Carnage, Wrestlemania, Zelda.



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HIGH SCORE

01 - 25 points - hcg - windfisch
02 - 23 points - ntl - lifer
03 - 23 points - mnc - Dream-Team
04 - 23 points - gsg - TheLastToKnow
05 - 23 points - hcg - excelsior
06 - 23 points - rta - marek
07 - 23 points - spz - The_BACH
08 - 22 points - ign - striderblade
09 - 22 points - eab - Havie
10 - 22 points - rta - AuraPaladinne

11 - 22 points - eab - darkwave
12 - 22 points - rta - residentgrigo
13 - 21 points - mmx - Knuckles
14 - 21 points - mmx - fedprod
15 - 21 points - mtc - Valdien
16 - 20 points - gsg - partykiller
17 - 20 points - mnc - Gerhard S.
18 - 20 points - rta - Roarer
19 - 19 points - hcg - teroknor
20 - 19 points - rta - Mushirigo
21 - 19 points - eab - Biscuit
22 - 19 points - eab - Nobby_UK
23 - 19 points - rta - EarthPainting
24 - 19 points - mtc - Wibblewozzer
25 - 18 points - rta - Cucurbitacée
26 - 18 points - mtc - Parsnip
27 - 18 points - rtc - Antiriad2097
28 - 18 points - pop - A Gentle Breeze
29 - 18 points - sh2 - Gatar
30 - 18 points - mnc - Mangamaniac2171
31 - 17 points - rta - Illusionary
32 - 17 points - can - Dark Kariya
33 - 17 points - mnc - elementalMaster
34 - 17 points - mnc - Dolphin
35 - 17 points - ntl - GrailUK
36 - 16 points - m!g - Red XIII
37 - 16 points - m!g - Kong
38 - 15 points - nto - Lockenvogel
39 - 15 points - mmx - Klunky
40 - 15 points - mnc - Lukulus
41 - 15 points - sh2 - Vino
42 - 14 points - mtc - MegaApple
43 - 14 points - hcg - Personman
44 - 14 points - mnc - Yeboah17
45 - 13 points - pop - Don Como
46 - 13 points - mmx - TheSnesFreak
47 - 12 points - mtc - FunnyJay
48 - 12 points - lgs - Numfuddle
49 - 12 points - hcg - alexmate
50 - 12 points - gpo - Navarone
51 - 12 points - mtc - mssq
52 - 12 points - m!g - geohound
53 - 12 points - m!g - SonicFanNerd
54 - 11 points - gms - hellermarie
55 - 11 points - rta - Emmadanstonu
56 - 11 points - gpo - Eddie
57 - 11 points - rta - malus
58 - 11 points - nto - Zarathustra
59 - 10 points - ntl - Dogorilla
60 - 10 points - gav - Wizdom
61 - 10 points - pop - dixip
62 - 10 points - rta - Blufunk
63 - 09 points - 4py - schockbock
64 - 09 points - rta - PsionBolt
65 - 08 points - rtc - Elgin_mcqueen
66 - 08 points - rpg - Zion
67 - 08 points - gms - kopyright
68 - 08 points - mmx - Lynx
69 - 08 points - mnc - HomiSite
70 - 08 points - rta - aLaxLuthor
71 - 07 points - mmx - LittleChoco
72 - 07 points - gpo - rave
73 - 07 points - sh2 - godzella
74 - 07 points - rta - Luke88
75 - 07 points - mnc - Mitschel
76 - 06 points - mtc - QFNS
77 - 05 points - rpg - D4rkD
78 - 05 points - hcg - Snake
79 - 05 points - mnc - Klees
80 - 04 points - eab - Mailman
81 - 04 points - pop - PUH
82 - 04 points - lgs - svenoble
83 - 04 points - mmx - Dnamei
84 - 04 points - pop - Sascha
85 - 04 points - nto - Ande
86 - 03 points - nto - Matchet1984
87 - 03 points - sh2 - FoxSpitzer
88 - 03 points - gpo - Bully
89 - 03 points - gms - hellifanboy
90 - 03 points - 4py - Scorplian
91 - 03 points - sh2 - BVBFabi09
92 - 02 points - rpg - Glubbfan
93 - 02 points - nto - 4C8en
94 - 02 points - gav - Yoshi
95 - 01 points - mmx - Shades

Well then, award ceremony: Congratulations to windfisch, lifer, Dream-Team, TheLastToKnow and marek, you are the TOP 5 and have won this round!

Also Kudos to excelsior, The_BACH, striderblade, Havie, and AuraPaladinne, together you are the Top 10. :)


LOCAL HIGH SCORE:

1 - 21 points - Valdien
2 - 19 points - Wibblewozzer
3 - 18 points - Parsnip
4 - 14 points - MegaApple
5 - 12 points - FunnyJay
6 - 12 points - mssq
7 - 06 points - QFNS

Congratulations to Valdien for the local lead. :)

FunnyJay is just 0.069 points ahead of mssq.

Thanks to everyone for taking part and see you next time!
 

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How do I have a fractional higher score than mssq? Where does the decimals come from?
I know ties are sorted by the time they're received with the person that sends it in first coming out ahead. I'm assuming that's where that comes from.

If instead there are hidden fractions of a point for naming exact game names instead of franchise names or something it could be from that but I don't think that's ever come up. I only really know of the time factor.
 

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I'm amazed Smash TV had such a low percentage. That was a total gimme for me and it's a huge classic game. I was surprised it was in the fourth row as that would ba a first row game if I was ordering things. But the percentage of answers (and apparently needed hints) were needed to help boost the percentage up? I honestly thought it was meant to trick me because it seemed too easy so I was worried it was some Smash TV-like game and even looked up Total Carnage thinking I misremembered what that looked like and that was the trick.

Anyhow, had fun with this one. I could have really used a more direct hint for the last row since I had nothing for those.
 
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Arabian Nights was interesting, since I recognized Soccer Kid and double checked Wikipedia or some such, which mentioned another game called Arabian Nights.
The artstyle on the player character is identical.

Also, I so recognized the Turrican sprite, but was convinced it was from Probotector...
 
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Question:
How do I have a fractional higher score than mssq? Where does the decimals come from?
The points are weighted depending on how many people got the answer correct. Last round is a nice example, as only one person didn't know "Mega Man", while only one person had the answer to "Lunar Lander". In the old system, both games would have given the same amount of score, but would that have been fair? So to solve this, I have started to use an excel formula to add small decimal amounts to each point, depending on the answer rate:

Mega Man 6 has an answer rate of 99%, the correct answer is worth 1.0011 points.
Lunar Lander has an answer rate of 1%, the correct answer is worth 1.0989 points.
Jump King has an answer rate of 53%, the correct answer is worth 1.0474 points.

Those scores are added together, which forms a much better ranking that just "sort by entry time".
Here are all users with "12 points" with their full score listed:

FunnyJaymtc
12.426​
Numfuddlelgs
12.412​
alexmatehcg
12.371​
Navaronegpo
12.369​
mssqmtc
12.357​
geohoundm!g
12.341​
SonicFanNerdm!g
12.338​

Hope that helps! :)

I know ties are sorted by the time they're received with the person that sends it in first coming out ahead. I'm assuming that's where that comes from.
That's right! I don't like using timestamps to decide who gets the higher position, but sometimes I have to.

If instead there are hidden fractions of a point for naming exact game names instead of franchise names or something it could be from that but I don't think that's ever come up.
No, there's no bonuses for correct franchise installments. :)

I'm amazed Smash TV had such a low percentage. That was a total gimme for me and it's a huge classic game.
I also was surprised that it needed a hint to get more correct answers, as it was successful ported to so many systems. Well, you never know in advance!

Anyhow, had fun with this one. I could have really used a more direct hint for the last row since I had nothing for those.
Well, the new rule is that there's never direct hints for the last row. ;) You have to work hard to get more than twenty points!

Of the ones I didn't get, Arabian Nights was the most obvious one I missed.
I am actually surprised that Arabian Nights is so well known. That's an Amiga exclusive, how did you all get to see/play it?
 

Wibblewozzer

Robot on the inside
Dec 6, 2018
858
1,296
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The points are weighted depending on how many people got the answer correct.

Well, the new rule is that there's never direct hints for the last row. ;) You have to work hard to get more than twenty points!

I am actually surprised that Arabian Nights is so well known. That's an Amiga exclusive, how did you all get to see/play it?
The weighted points is a fun change. You probably mentioned it some previous time but if you did I obviously hadn't remembered.

I guess no hints for the last row makes some sense. But it sure can feel brutal!

And I think I found Arabian Nights by accident as I was looking for the sports focused games. I often look through lists of Amiga games or skim through videos of them and I think I was just looking through loads of platformers and happened to spot it. Amusingly I misread the hint/numbers and thought you had said it was one of the sports games so I was super confused but my early searches were for things with sports players wearing fezes. I dropped that after a minute when I realized my error but I was so confused before realizing it.
 
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August Quiz - Riddles & Puzzles

The players have decided, the next round is all about puzzles!



Not quite what I expected (my "time travel" material collection was already done...) and not really my genre either, but let's have a look. :) So this time it's about puzzle games and puzzles in games... lots of expected classics are included, but I've tried for a few surprises too!

Deadline is Tuesday 31st of August, enter via Video Game Quiz - August - Riddles & Puzzles

Here comes the quiz, enjoy:

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Valdien

✵ Chaos! ✵
Mar 26, 2020
1,035
2,080
113
Sydney
Damn, I voted for Survival Horror. At least there are two horror games in the Quiz. :p

Anyhoo, got 23. Gonna need clues for the missing two.
 
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August Riddle - Clues #1

Somehow I forgot about last Friday, what a shame. So there are the clues today. :) Over thirty people have already joined in, I hope these hints help you out!

Hints #1:
1) Pictures 6, 8, 10 and 12 show puzzles from classic point and click adventures.
2) Number 3 also shows a puzzle, but the game (heavily advertised online) is a different genre.
3) Game 4 is an indie game (about two years old) that has won many awards.
4) The following series (or the game pictured if no series exists) were first released on mobile devices: 2, 3, 5, 7, 13, 16, 18 plus one of the last row.

Deadline is Tuesday 31 August, enter via http://www.retrogamequiz.com/

Here is the quiz again, good luck.
 
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August Quiz - Clues #2

What's exciting, totally popular and only runs for four more days? That's right, this month's "Riddle Riddle". Fifty players are competing, two from here, and the clock is ticking - here are the last clues in time for the final weekend. So everybody (and especially Valdien Wibblewozzer Parsnip MegaApple mssq QFNS ), let's go! :)

Clues #2:

1) What you can see in picture 6 has to do with monkeys in several ways.
2) Number 13 first appeared on the Nintendo DS.
3) Game 19 is not Portal, but another title has a reference to the Portal series.
4) There is one Game Boy game in this round, and one for the Atari 2600.

Deadline is next Tuesday (31st of August), enter via Video Game Quiz - August - Riddles & Puzzles

Here's the quiz one last time, good luck.
 

Valdien

✵ Chaos! ✵
Mar 26, 2020
1,035
2,080
113
Sydney
Got 'em all, although I'm unsure of no. 22. I've found screenshots similar to what's shown on the list (the "zero" specifically), but cannot find an exact match. Curious to know where you got it from Mr_Horizon :p
 

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Plays too many card games
Nov 18, 2018
740
1,523
93
All I can say is I tried lol. Got it in before the submission deadline at least haha.
 
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August Quiz - Answers & Score

Okay, to you over a hundred (wow!) fellow players: it's puzzled out, the round is over. Now come the answers plus high score, and we got everything between one and all points.
But wait... two new forums have joined the quiz, the IGN Italia Board and the Play3 Community. Thanks and have fun! :)

1) Fez
Answer rate: 81%
Other suggestions: Anthem

2) Professor Layton.
The start screen of the first entry of the series.
Answer rate: 87%
Other suggestions: Control

3) Hero Wars.
The free-to-play game with the annoying online advertising actually has puzzles. ;) However, "Hero Rescue", which has been mentioned several times, is a different game with a different main character.
Answer rate: 54%
Other suggestions: 4x Hero Rescue, Dragon Quest Heroes, Terraria

4) Baba is you
A really excellent puzzler that has rightly won many awards.
Answer rate: 83%
Other suggestions: Deltarune, Hades, Undertale, Youtubers Life.

5) Monument Valley
Answer rate: 70%
Other suggestions: Patapon, Q*Bert

6) Monkey Island 2 Special Edition.
Use the Monkey Wrench on the Monkey Island, here the HD Special Edition.
Solving rate: 70%
Other suggestions: Atelier Viorate, Day of the Tentacle, Putt-Putt.

7) Picross S
Answer rate: 75%
Other suggestions: Sudoku, Battleship

8.) Baphomet's Curse / Broken Sword
Well, which one of you has dared to mess with this goat?
Solving rate: 68%
Other suggestions: Secret of the Druids, Deponia, Discworld, Rusty Lake, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, The Inner World.

9) Return of the Obra Dinn.
"Sudoku with corpses"
Answer rate: 73%
Other suggestions: Melty Blood Actress Again, Sega Rally

10) The Dig
Answer rate: 46%
Other suggestions: Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, King's Quest, Monkey Island 3, Portal, Runaway, Terra Topia, The Pit.

11) Bridge Constructor Portal
Answer rate: 56%
Other suggestions: Exit, Hearthstone, Sega Rally

12) Gabriel Knight 3.
A moustache made of cat hair....
Answer rate: 39%
Other suggestions: Shen Mue, Secret Files Tunguska, Monkey Island, Pirates of the Carribbean, Plumbers Don't Wear Ties, Shaq Fu, Sherlock Holmes, Where in the World is Freddy Mercury.

13) Polarium Advance
Answer rate: 44%
Other suggestions: Lumines, Picross, vvvvvv

14) Silent Hill.
My favourite Silent Hill puzzle
Solving rate: 53%
Other suggestions: Black Mirror, Resident Evil, Stories Untold

15) Sokoban.
The original box pusher!
Answer rate: 57%
Other suggestions: BMX XXX, Puzzle Boys, Undertale

16) BoxBoy! + BoxGirl!
The most recent game in the Boxboy series.
Answer rate: 56%
Other suggestions: Block Dude, Pile Up, Wet

17) Murder by Numbers
Answer rate: 51%
Other suggestions: Blocks that Matter, Persona, Pile Up, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

18.) Kwirk
Answer rate: 52%
Other suggestions: Cool Spot

19) Chromagun
No, this is not Portal...
Answer rate: 41%
Other suggestions: 14x Portal, Bridge Constructor, Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, MAG Massive Action Game, Q.U.B.E., The Witness.

20) Phantasmagoria 2
Answer rate: 27%
Other suggestions: Daedalus Encounter, Emergency Room: Private Patient, Lsd, Spore, The Tiny Bang Story, Total Annihilation, Trauma Center.

21) SpaceChem
Answer rate: 50%
Other suggestions: Fable 2

22) Codebreaker.
Not a very good game for the Atari 2600.
Answer rate: 34%
Other suggestions: 3x E.T., Atari Brain Games, Basic Math, Dante`s Inferno, Fun With Numbers, Space invaders, Tetris

23) Pokemon Ruby / Sapphire
Answer rate: 32%
Other suggestions: Zelda, Breath of Fire 2, Earthbound, Fifa 15, Final Fantasy Adventure, Zak McCracken.

24) Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
Graphic remake of the 80s text adventure based on the famous novel, and the hardest entry of this round.
Answer rate: 28%
Other suggestions: Antichamber, Overlord, Return of the Obra Dinn, Sega Rally.

25) Minesweeper.
I thought this would be difficult!
Answer rate: 87%
Other suggestions: Solitaire


Now here is the puzzle picture again, followed by the solution:


Answer picture:

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HIGH SCORE

01 - 25 points - hcg - Excelsior
01 - 25 points - rta - EarthPainting
01 - 25 points - rta - residentgrigo
01 - 25 points - rta - marek
01 - 25 points - gsg - TheLastToKnow
01 - 25 points - gav - Wizdom
01 - 25 points - eab - Havie
01 - 25 points - mnc - Dream-Team
01 - 25 points - eab - Nobby_UK
01 - 25 points - spz - The_BACH
01 - 25 points - m!g - Kong
01 - 25 Points - ntl - lifer

13 - 24 points - rta - Roarer
14 - 24 points - mmx - fedprod
15 - 24 points - mmx - Knuckles
16 - 24 points - mtc - Valdien
17 - 24 points - mnc - Mangamaniac2171
18 - 24 points - rta - malus
19 - 23 points - mtc - Parsnip
20 - 23 points - mnc - Gerhard S.
21 - 22 Points - hcg - dsparil
22 - 22 Points - mnc - wynk
23 - 22 points - rta - Illusionary
24 - 22 points - sh2 - Gatar
25 - 22 points - rta - AuraPaladinne
26 - 22 points - eab - Biscuit
27 - 22 points - mtc - Wibblewozzer
28 - 21 points - mtc - mssq

29 - 20 points - gms - hellermarie
30 - 19 points - gsg - partykiller
31 - 19 points - mnc - Lukulus
32 - 18 points - mnc - Dolphin
33 - 18 points - eab - gimbal
34 - 18 points - ntl - Blooper987
35 - 18 points - eab - darkwave
36 - 17 points - lgs - Mister_L
37 - 17 points - hcg - teroknor
38 - 17 points - hcg - windfisch
39 - 17 points - pop - A Gentle Breeze
40 - 17 points - rta - Cucurbitacée
41 - 16 points - mtc - FunnyJay
42 - 16 points - gms - kopyright
43 - 16 points - can - Dark Kariya
44 - 16 points - sh2 - Vino
45 - 16 points - lgs - Numfuddle
46 - 15 points - m!g - geohound
47 - 14 points - mnc - elementalMaster
48 - 14 points - mtc - Arsene
49 - 14 points - mmx - Lynx
50 - 14 points - rta - aLaxLuthor
51 - 13 points - ntl - Dogorilla
52 - 13 points - rtc - Antiriad2097
53 - 12 points - gms - kanedat
54 - 12 points - gms - hellifanboy
55 - 12 points - gpo - OutOfBounds
57 - 12 points - m!g - Red XIII
56 - 12 points - lgs - svenoble
58 - 12 points - rta - Luke88
59 - 12 points - pop - Don Como
60 - 12 points - mnc - Klees
61 - 12 points - mnc - Mitschel
62 - 12 points - mnc - Bozbar!
63 - 11 points - rtc - Carrot007
64 - 11 points - nto - Ande
65 - 11 points - nto - Curly Bird
66 - 11 points - nto - Zarathustra
67 - 11 points - gpo - Eddie
68 - 11 points - hcg - Personman
69 - 10 points - ign - striderblade
70 - 10 points - gpo - rave
71 - 10 points - can - M.Rick75
72 - 09 points - mnc - the_korben
73 - 09 points - sh2 - BVBFabi09
74 - 09 points - rta - Blufunk
75 - 09 points - can - Kulfy
76 - 08 points - 4py - Scorplian
77 - 08 points - 4py - schockbock
78 - 08 points - mtc - QFNS
79 - 08 points - gpo - Navarone
80 - 07 points - rta - EmmaDansTonU
81 - 06 points - gpo - KHlover
82 - 06 points - hcg - Alexmate
83 - 06 points - nto - Matchet1984
84 - 06 points - sh2 - godzella
85 - 06 points - gpo - Bully
86 - 06 points - m!g - SonicFanNerd
87 - 06 points - mmx - Dnamei
88 - 06 points - sh2 - FoxSpitzer
89 - 06 points - mmx - LittleChoco
90 - 06 points - rpg - Zion
91 - 05 points - pop - Sascha
92 - 05 points - nto - 4C8en
93 - 05 points - ntl - CactusMan
94 - 04 points - ign - master94ga
95 - 04 points - gav - YOshi
96 - 04 points - mmx - Shades
97 - 03 points - rpg - D4rkD
98 - 03 points - 4py - Akabei
99 - 03 points - pop - Daiyama
100- 02 points - py3 - President Evil
101- 02 points - hcg - Snake
102- 01 points - pop - PUH
103- 01 points - pop - Arne


Participants from here are bold, in case of equal scores weighted points decided (less often guessed titles give more) or as an emergency solution the date of the entry.


Wow, 12 people with full points? A whole dozen winners?! That's a first!!!

Well then, congratulations to (in order of first entry) Excelsior, EarthPainting, residentgrigo, marek, TheLastToKnow, Wizdom, Havie, Dream-Team, Nobby_UK, The_BACH, Kong and lifer. .. you all WON and share the first place. :)


Here is the local high score:

1 - 24 points - Valdien
2 - 23 points - Parsnip
3 - 22 points - Wibblewozzer
4 - 21 points - mssq
5 - 16 points - FunnyJay
6 - 14 points - Arsene
7 - 08 points - QFNS

All hail to Valdien for the local lead. :)

Thanks to everyone for taking part and see you next time!
 

Parsnip

Riskbreaker
Sep 11, 2018
1,730
3,562
113
Finland
Despite saying that I got 22 in my last post, I ended up doing one last quick search on the atari2600 game and got a hit very quickly so I got 23 instead. Huzzah!
 
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September Quiz - Time Travel

Good old time travel is a popular stylistic device to make a story a bit more interesting (dinosaurs! AND laser weapons!). In video games, Max Payne taught us about "bullet time", and some modern titles use time as a gameplay element even beyond slow motion. In this round you have 25 representatives in one bunch, do you know them all? :)

Deadline is Thursday the 30th of September, participation via Video Game Quiz - September - Time Travel

Here comes the quiz, have fun:

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Valdien

✵ Chaos! ✵
Mar 26, 2020
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Done. :evilblob:

This one was quite easy for me since I'm a fan of time travel based games, even if I haven't played half of the games on the list. I've seen all of them at least once before, though.
 
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