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February Quiz - Clues #3

I have a message for all the top chefs gathered here - the menu must be ready by Monday evening! So you only have this weekend left.

At the moment there are just under sixty people, but nobody from this forum. :unsure: I hope there'll be some players from here too, come out of hibernation - even with less than twenty points you'll make it into the top 10. :)

So Valdien Parsnip Wibblewozzer FunnyJay MegaApple mssq QFNS Arsene freshVeggie KainXVIII Mutant Strawberry Ruvon xxr RionaaM and DriftedPlanet - how about it? :)

To make this round more palatable for you, here are the clues #3:

1) In game 17 you control a kitchen robot, it only appeared on Commodore computers.
2) There is no dinner bubbling in the cooking pot of 19, instead you mix up magic potions.
3) Titles 4 and 12 come from the arcades of the early 80s and were then ported to many other systems.
4) The number 18 is a cooking game from 2019 for all current modern systems.


Deadline is Monday 28 February, enter via Video Game Quiz - February - cooking & kitchens

Here's the quiz one last time: link
 

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I only managed to get 20... with 1 entry that I'm sure I'll get wrong.

I also never really pay attention to the cooking aspects in games, so yeah, not an easy one for me.
 
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February Quiz - Answers & Score

What a reception, with 108 guests it's no longer just a dinner but a real feast instead! :D Usually each quiz season starts off a bit sluggish, but with over a hundred players this round was really well attended.

Maybe it's also because of the new forums? :) With the Rocket Beans, the Shmups Forum and the World of Players community there are three new entries in 2022 - in addition, the "lastgamestanding" has moved to join the new "Wasted" gaming page. Welcome all!

Here are the answers... first the names of the games as text, then the pictures, then the high score.


1) Maniac Mansion
Answer rate: 88%
Other suggestions: Friday the 13th, Monkey Island, Thimbleweed Park, Zack McKracken.

2) Overcooked.
The easiest title of this round!
Answer rate: 91%
Other suggestions: Animal Crossing

3) Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Answer rate: 81%
Other suggestions: God Of War, Monster Hunter Tri, Valheim

4) Burger Time
Here you can see the C64 version of this classic.
Answer rate: 81%
Other suggestions: Cook Race

5) Pizza Connection / Tycoon
Answer rate: 83%
Other suggestions: Club Penguin, Cooking Mama, GTA Chinatown Wars, Pizza Maker.

6) Don't Starve
A striking graphic style makes this game easy to guess, even if you haven't played it yourself.
Answer rate: 77%
Other suggestions: -

7) Zak McKracken.
The protagonist in his kitchen.
Answer rate: 68%
Other suggestions: leisure suit larry, Maniac Mansion, Police Quest 2, The life of Ray McDonald.

8.) Deep Space Nine - Crossroads of Time
Answer rate: 66%
Other suggestions: Ministry of Broadcast, Streets of Rage

9) Kitchen Panic
Japan-only potato platformer, not as well known as I thought.
Answer rate: 36%
Other suggestions: Chuckie Egg, Dizzy, Hot Potato!, Potato, Potato Head, Potato Game, Potato Simulator, Spud Danger.

10) Job Simulator
A fun virtual reality romp - but I feel bad, "cooking simulator" would have been a much better choice for this quiz.
Answer rate: 64%
Other suggestions: 9x Cooking Simulator, Glover, The cooking game VR.

11) Chewy: Esc from F5.
I thought these characters would be hard to forget - but probably a lot of people have just never seen the game.
Answer rate: 22%
Other suggestions: 9x Leisure Suit Harry, 7x day of the tentacle, Escape from Monkey Island, normality, Orion Burger

12) Food Fight
Answer rate: 48%
Other suggestions: The Fruit Cook, Peter Pepper's Ice Cream Factory, Superstar Chefs.

13) Micro Machines 2
This is not a real ingame screenshot, but photoshopped - I removed all the cars to have only toast+coffee. ;)
Answer rate: 68%
Other suggestions: Professor Layton

14) the three Stooges
Answer rate: 62%
Other suggestions: 3x Monkey Island, Leisure Suit Larry, iron chef, Coffee Talk, 4 Fists for One Hallelujah

15) Guild Wars 2
Answer rate: 32%
Other suggestions: 3x Black Desert, 3x World of Warcraft, Runescape, Conan, Elder Scrolls Online, Skyrim, Fable, League of Legends, Neverwinter, Oblivion

16) Coffee Talk
Answer rate: 61%
Other suggestions: Necrobarista, Barista Life OMG

17) the big deal
Played it as a kid and never figured out what to do.
Solving rate: 40%
Other suggestions: Epic Chef, Lemmon, Lemon

18.) Brunch Club
The user EarthPainting gets a mercy point for "Crunch Club". ;)
Answer rate: 24%
Other suggestions: 3x cooking simulator, Alice in Wonderland, Art of Balance, "Cook, Serve, Delicious", Cooking Madness, Epic Chef, Crunch Club

19) Witchtastic
This came out last year, seems like it was inspired by Overcooked, along with #24 the most difficult title in this round.
Solving rate: 9%
Other suggestions: A Bards Tale, Alchemist Simulator, Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk, Harry Potter, the sims 4, Witch It.

20) Elvira: Mistress of the Dark
Answer rate: 25%
Other suggestions: Addams Family, Harry Potter, Lord of the rings, Prince of Persia, Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, Simon The Sorcerer, Ultima, Zelda Wand of Gamelon.

21) VA-11 Hall-A
I hate this name! And no, "red strings club" is the other sci-fi barkeeper game. ;)
Answer rate: 59%
Other suggestions: Coctail Cuppo, Death Road to Canada, The Red Strings Club.

22) the Supper
Answer rate: 25%
Other suggestions: Dead Cells, Graveyard Keeper, Rayman Legends, Secret of Monkey Island, Toonstruck, Soup - The Game.

23) Dungeon Munchies
Answer rate: 16%
Other suggestions: Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Battle Chef Brigade, Cuphead, Dragons Lair.

24) Tavern Master
A restaurant manager with a boring look, perfect for a mean puzzle entry ;)
Answer rate: 9%
Other suggestions: Alone in the Dark, Asterix and Obelix: Slap Them All, Bobby Cooks at Home, Ečstatica, The Settlers, The Sims, World of Warcraft.

25) Fast Food
Answer rate: 20%
Other suggestions: Aghata Christie, Day of the Tentacle.


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HIGH SCORE TABLE

01 - 25 points - mnc - Mangamaniac2171
02 - 25 points - rta - marek
03 - 25 points - hcg - excelsior
04 - 25 points - spz - The_BACH
05 - 25 points - rtc - Antiriad2097
06 - 24 points - spz - Striderblade
07 - 24 points - mnc - Gerhard S.
08 - 24 points - ntl - lifer
09 - 23 points - rpg - Calastellio
10 - 23 points - gsg - TheLastToKnow

11 - 23 points - rta - EarthPainting
12 - 22 points - gsg - partykiller
13 - 22 points - mnc - Dream-Team
14 - 22 points - eab - Nobby_UK
15 - 22 points - rpg - Dezue
16 - 21 points - mtc - Parsnip
17 - 21 points - rta - malus
18 - 20 points - mtc - Valdien
19 - 20 points - gav - Wizdom
20 - 20 points - eab - Havie
21 - 19 points - sh2 - Gatar
22 - 19 points - rta - Qwark
23 - 18 points - rta - Illusionary
24 - 18 points - mmx - fedprod
25 - 17 points - mmx - Knuckles
26 - 17 points - gms - kopyright
27 - 17 points - eab - darkwave
28 - 16 points - hcg - teroknor
29 - 16 points - rta - Roarer
30 - 16 points - ata - jgkspsx
31 - 16 points - rta - aLaxLuthor
32 - 16 points - eab - gimbal
33 - 16 points - rtc - ElginMcQueen
34 - 15 points - eab - mailman
35 - 15 points - mmx - LittleChoco
36 - 15 points - can - Franky Mikey
37 - 15 points - hcg - personman
38 - 15 points - hcg - windfisch
39 - 15 points - sh2 - FoxSpitzer
40 - 15 points - mnc - elementalMaster
41 - 15 points - mtc - Wibblewozzer
42 - 15 points - rta - Nihilistic Monk
43 - 14 points - mtc - FunnyJay
44 - 14 points - hcg - dsparil
45 - 13 points - sh2 - godzella
46 - 13 points - ftg - Lurker
47 - 13 points - nto - Lockenvogel
48 - 13 points - can - M.Rick75
49 - 13 points - can - Kulfy
50 - 13 points - pop - Don Como
51 - 12 points - gms - hellermarie
52 - 12 points - hcg - Woody Alien
53 - 12 points - m!g - Red XIII
54 - 12 points - sh2 - Vino
55 - 12 points - gpo - DocMoody
56 - 11 points - mmx - Lynx
57 - 11 points - wtd - Rossyrg
58 - 11 points - mmx - Klunky
59 - 11 points - gpo - rave
60 - 11 points - wtd - Credit00
61 - 11 points - can - Dark Kariya
62 - 11 points - m!g - geohound
63 - 11 points - gpo - Eddie
64 - 11 points - rkb - kirika1987
65 - 10 points - wtd - kristheb
66 - 10 points - mmx - Dnamei
67 - 10 points - mnc - HomiSite
68 - 10 points - rtc - Markopoloman
69 - 10 points - rta - Blufunk
70 - 9 points - pop - Sascha
71 - 9 points - mmx - Cutter Slade
72 - 9 points - mnc - Mitschel
73 - 9 points - mnc - Yeboah17
74 - 9 points - pop - Arne
75 - 9 points - rkb - DSOP_ape
76 - 8 points - wtd - zoltan.schwegler
77 - 8 points - gpo - Navarone
78 - 8 points - mnc - euph
79 - 8 points - sh2 - BVBFabi09
80 - 7 points - gpo - Konsolomio
81 - 7 points - rpg - Zion
82 - 7 points - hcg - Snake
83 - 7 points - gms - Kanedat
84 - 7 points - hcg - alexmate
85 - 7 points - gms - hellifanboy
86 - 7 points - ntl - Dogorilla
87 - 7 points - sh2 - Bonz
88 - 6 points - pop - PUH
89 - 6 points - ntl - CactusMan
90 - 6 points - gpo - OutOfBounds
91 - 5 points - ata - JeremiahJT
92 - 5 points - ntl - Fizza
93 - 5 points - rta - DaveLong
94 - 5 points - smu - Ed Oscuro
95 - 5 points - nto - Ande
96 - 5 points - gpo - Bully
97 - 5 points - mmx - Shades
98 - 5 points - rkb - Phliege
99 - 4 points - pop - Daiyama
100- 4 points - rkb - ToniLustig
101- 4 points - nto - 4C8en
102- 3 points - gav - Yoshi
103- 3 points - gms - Black Friday
104- 2 points - ata - BydoEmpire
105- 2 points - ntl - StarPoint
106- 2 points - ntl - Minecraftemery
107- 2 points - rkb - Grandhanate
108- 1 points - rkb - Lime


ata - Atari Age
can - PC Canard
eab - English Amiga Board
ftg - fontgeek
gav - Gaming Village
gms - Gamestar
gpo - Gamepro
gsg - Gamersglobal
hcg - hardcore gaming 101
m!g - Man!iac
mmx - Multimediaxis
mnc - old maniac
mtc - Metacouncil
ntl - NintendoLife
nto - NTower
pop - Powerplay
rkb - Rocket Beans
rpg - RPG Maker
rta - ResetEra
rtc - RetroCanteen
sh2 - Shock²
smu - Shmups
spz - Spazio PC
wop - World of Players
wtd - Wasted


Well then, an award ceremony: Congratulations to Mangamaniac, marek, excelsior, the_BACH and Antiriad.... you all got FULL POINTS and won this round!

Also congrats to Striderblade, Gerhard S, lifer, Calastellio and TheLastToKnow, together you are the TOP 10. :)


LOCAL HIGH SCORE:

1 - 21 points - Parsnip
2 - 20 points - Valdien
3 - 15 points - Wibblewozzer
4 - 14 points - FunnyJay


Congratulations to Parsnip for the local lead. :)

Thanks to everyone for playing!
 
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Just had no clue about 9, 11, 19 and 24.

Well, I think I've seen Chewy in some local magazine at the time, it seems vaguely familiar. But not enough to go on.
I've also probably seen Witchtastic somewhere too since it's so recent, I'm sure prudis has posted a trailer of it somewhere where I hang out. :grinning-face:
 

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This round was hard, but I still managed to do some sleuthing and finding out a few of the more obscure ones, like Deep Space Nine and The Big Deal.
Chewy definitely looked familiar, but I couldn't place it, and even now when I know the name I cannot say that I remember ever hearing about it.
I have probably seen it in a computer mag back in the day or something.
 
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I can take solace in the ten I didn't get were all games I didn't know at all. Not sure if I would have gotten points if I had just entered Star Trek for that Deep Space Nine game but I was pretty certain immediately that was Star Trek but none of my searches came up with anything remotely close looking to that so I just moved on. I think I've seen Fast Food before as the screenshot looks vaguely familiar and Witchtastic also looked like something I might have seen before. But the rest are largely just big blank spots.
 
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March Quiz - the "Mystery Theme"

February was about the kitchen, March is about.... yes, about what?? This time you can answer the question of the theme yourself! All 25 games this month have one crucial detail in common. Whoever finds out the secret theme (and enters it correctly in the bonus question) gets a bonus point for themselves AND the other players in their forum.

Maybe it's easy, maybe it's difficult - I'm curious myself how many of you recognise the theme. :)

Deadline is Thursday 31st March, participation via Video Game Quiz - March - the Mystery Theme.

Here comes the quiz, have fun:

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March Quiz - Clues #1

Halfway through the month I want to offer you some help. So far thirty people are playing, of which no one is from this forum. Will a few more people join in the remaining two weeks? I wish you a nice weekend, hopefully with enough time to take part! :)

So, here are the clues #1:

1) Game 12 is a famous JRPG.
2) The 16 is the only fighting game in this round.
3) In picture 3 you are just deciding on the faction of a well-known RTS game.
4) If you like 2D platformers, you should check out number 1, 6 and 8.

Closing date is Thursday March 31st, participation via Video Game Quiz - March - the Mystery Theme

Here is the quiz again, good luck: link
 
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March Quiz - Clues #2

Aaaand here it is already, the last weekend of March. One last time there's help from me - but then you're on your own for the last couple days. :)

The number of players has risen to over fifty, but no one from this forum! So Valdien Parsnip Wibblewozzer FunnyJay MegaApple mssq QFNS Arsene freshVeggie KainXVIII Mutant Strawberry Ruvon xxr RionaaM DriftedPlanet ...let's go? :)

Here are the final clues:

1) In game 7 you have to sneak and steal stuff.
2) Title 18 has been released on the Neo Geo.
3) Number 4 is a sci fi motorbike racing game. How many of these are there actually?
4) Game 11 is not from Sega! ;)

Deadline is Thursday 31st of March, enter via Video Game Quiz - March - the Mystery Theme.

Here's the quiz one last time, good luck: link
 

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Submitted mine, but I'm going to try and find the one I'm missing. Don't have super high hopes though based on some googling, maybe I'm interpreting the pic wrong so my search terms are not even close. :rip:


Oh hey, I actually found it. I think this will be my first full 25/25 round.

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March Quiz - Answers & High Score

Oh what a riddle! Oh what a secret! A mystery of the very special kind! What was the topic of the last round? ;) Less than half of you had guessed it correctly...

Let's go back to the past. About two years ago I asked you in the bonus question about your "best gaming year", eighty people had voted then and delivered a very clear result:



Accordingly, I've been wanting to do a round on this topic for a while. And since we set a new record with 128 players, I consider the experiment a success. :) Thanks to all who took part!


Now you'll get the results... first the names of the games as text, then the pictures, then the award ceremony.

1) Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus
Answer rate: 91%
Other suggestions: Goblin Platformer

2) Grim Fandango.
The easiest game of this round... only Snake, PUH and ToniLustig couldn't match the lady. What happened there? :)
Answer rate: 98%
Other suggestions: -

3) StarCraft
Mmmh... Terrans, Zerg or rather Protoss?
Answer rate: 72%
Other suggestions: 3x Warhammer, X-Com, Front Mission, MDK, Mechazoid, Omega Boost, Quake, Unreal

4) Extreme-G: XG2.
Close, but no point: Hazek with "G-Race".
Answer rate: 72%
Other suggestions: 4x F-Zero, Tron, Wipeout, G-Race, Future Cop, 32 Secs.

5) MediEvil
Answer rate: 85%
Other suggestions: Pandemonium, Robo Battle

6) Heart of Darkness
Answer rate: 65%
Other suggestions: Flashback, Monkey Island, Rock climber

7) Thief: the dark project
Close, but no point: Minecraftemery with "Temple Thief".
Answer rate: 70%
Other suggestions: 3x Elder Scrolls, Quake, Deus Ex, Kings Quest, Temple Thief, Unreal

8.) Skullmonkeys
I realised too late that the developers had used their clay graphic style in several games that looked very similar as a result. Therefore, besides Skullmonkeys, Armikrog and Neverhood also got full points.
Answer rate: 68%
Other suggestions: 6x Earthworm Jim, Clay Fighters, Rayman, Sam&Max, Stickman Jump.

9) Half-Life
Answer rate: 65%
Other suggestions: 4x System Shock, 3x Fallout, Deus Ex, Goldeneye, Techno Charger, Resident Evil

10) Resident Evil 2.
The first of the two survival horror classics in this round.
Answer rate: 61%
Other suggestions: 5x Deus Ex, Castle Wolfenstein, Goldeneye, Hitman, Kingpin: Life of Crime, Star Wars.

11) Colin McRae Rally.
Wild guess is half the battle? Rally games admittedly look very similar. ;)
Answer rate: 58%
Other suggestions: 14x Sega Rally, 14x V Rally, 10x Gran Turismo, 4x Daytona USA, Need for Speed, Richard Burns Rally, Ridge Racer

12) Xenogears
Answer rate: 49%
Other suggestions: 5x Final Fantasy, Vanguard Bandits, Chrono Trigger, Front Mission, Grandia, Phantasy Star, Battlebots, Super Robot Wars.

13) Virtual On: Oratorio Tangram
Close, but no point: Teroknor with "Cyber-On".
Answer rate: 52%
Other suggestions: 4x Gundam, 3x Custom Robo, 3x Transformers, Phantom Dash, Tokyo Robots, Cyber-On

14) F-Zero X
Answer rate: 76%
Other suggestions: 4x Wipeout, AeroGauge, Micro Machines V3

15) Warhammer 40k: Chaos Gate
Answer rate: 54%
Other suggestions: Starcraft, Command and Conquer, Darkstalkers, Fallout 2, Future Cop: L.A.P.D., Robot Pikmin, The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy.

16) Bloody Roar 2
The arcade version of Bloody Roar 2 was released in Japan in 1998.
Answer rate: 49%
Other suggestions: 6x Darkstalkers, Garou: Mark of the Wolves, Killer Instinct, King of Fighters, Lone Wolf, Metal Gear Solid IV, Mortal Kombat, Primal Rage, Tekken 3, Wolfenstein.

17) Forsaken
Here is a snippet of the Playstation version.
Answer rate: 39%
Other suggestions: 3x Future Cop LAPD, G-Police, Jet Force Gemini, Armored Core, Colony Wars 2, Expendable, Gex Enter the Gecko, Mech Assault, Quake 3 arena, Rayman 3D, Robo-Walker, WinBack Covert Ops.

18.) Shock Troopers: 2nd Squad
Answer rate: 43%
Other suggestions: 6x Metal Slug, Advance Wars, Contra: Legacy of War, Fatal Fury 2, Fighting Force, KKND, Total Carnage, Truck Battles, Turtles.

19) Parasite Eve
The second of the two survival horror classics this round. :)
Answer rate: 55%
Other suggestions: 5x Final Fantasy, Blood Omen, Castlevania, Diablo, DMC Dante's Inferno, Legacy of Kain, Nightmare Creatures.

20) KKND2: Krossfire
Answer rate: 35%
Other suggestions: 10x Command&Conquer, Dune 2000, Emperor: Battle for Dune, X-COM, Zombie Apocalypse

21) 1080° Snowboarding
Answer rate: 54%
Other suggestions: Airblade, ISS, Saint's Row IV, Sonic Riders, Space Race, Tony Hawk Pro Skater 4. Wave Race 64, Wipeout

22) Incoming: the final conflict
Answer rate: 35%
Other suggestions: 9x Destroy All Humans, Aliens Attack, B-Movie, Body Harvest, Secret, Invasion From Beyond, MDK, Perfect Dark, Red Faction, Trials Evolution, Unreal, War of the Worlds, X-COM: Interceptor

23) Robotron 64
The main menu of the Robotron remake on the N64.
Answer rate: 38%
Other suggestions: Crash Bandicoot, Blasto, Evil Genius, Kid Genius, MouseCraft, Psychonauts, Space Station Silicon Valley, Speed Freaks, Tonic Trouble, You don't know jack

24) Nightlong: Union City Conspiracy
Answer rate: 24%
Other suggestions: Baldur's Gate, Deadly Premonition, Final Fantasy IX, Heretic 2, Library Of Death, myst, Sanatarium, Soul Reaver, Twisted Metal, Vangers

25) Ultra Violent Worlds
By far the most difficult entry of this round was an unspectacular Shmup for Amiga and PC. If you want you can play the DOS version in your browser: Ultra Violent Worlds game at DOSGames.com
Answer rate: 7%
Other suggestions: Musha, Radiant Silvergun, Cyvern, Axelay, Battle Garegga, Demonstar, F-Zero: GP Legend, Gradius, Guardian Force, Image Fight, X Multiply, Shienryu, Strikers 1945, Tyrian


BONUSFRAGE

The correct answer of the bonus question was "the year 1998", in this forum Parsnip, Valdien, mssq, Wibblewozzer and MegaApple got it right :) As announced, because of that the other players from this forum can also enjoy the bonus point, be sure to say thanks!

Close, but no point: BulletMagnet with "All games released the same year"

Answer rate: 42%

Other suggestions
(summarized):
12x 90s decade
7x specific consoles (or generation)
6x something with death
4x ports/remasters/sequels
3x aliens & demons
3x future
2x retro
2x special names
exhaust fumes, blockbuster hits, motion capture, non-human characters, tuning, wrong answers of previous quizzes



Here is the quiz picture again, followed by the solution:



Solution:

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HIGH SCORE TABLE

01 - 26 points - spz - The_BACH
02 - 26 points - hcg - excelsior
03 - 26 points - mtc - parsnip
04 - 26 points - gsg - TheLastToKnow
05 - 26 Points - rta - marek
06 - 26 Points - ntl - lifer
07 - 26 Points - rta - AuraPaladinne
08 - 25 points - rta - Roarer
09 - 25 points - gav - Wizdom
10 - 25 points - mmx - Knuckles
11 - 25 points - rta - EarthPainting
12 - 25 points - mmx - fedprod
13 - 25 points - mnc - Mangamaniac2171
14 - 25 points - rta - Nihilistic Monk
15 - 25 points - rta - marek
16 - 25 points - rta - malus
17 - 25 Points - mtc - Valdien
18 - 25 points - mnc - Gerhard S.
19 - 25 points - rpg - Dezue
20 - 25 points - mnc - Dream-Team

21 - 24 points - gpo - DocMoody
22 - 24 points - rpg - Calastellio
23 - 24 points - gsg - partykiller
24 - 24 points - eab - Nobby_UK
25 - 24 points - mtc - mssq
26 - 24 points - rta - hamsterstyle
27 - 23 points - rtc - Antiriad2097
28 - 23 points - ftg - lurker
29 - 23 points - hcg - dsparil
30 - 23 points - rta - EmmaDansTonU
31 - 23 points - can - Franky Mikey
32 - 23 points - mtc - Wibblewozzer
33 - 22 points - sh2 - Gatar
34 - 21 points - rta - Illusionary
35 - 21 points - eab - Havie
36 - 21 points - sh2 - FoxSpitzer
37 - 21 points - smu - drauch
38 - 21 points - mmx - Cutter Slade
39 - 20 points - hcg - teroknor
40 - 20 points - mnc - Dolphin
41 - 19 points - mnc - Rapier
42 - 19 points - mmx - Shades
43 - 18 points - can - Dark Kariya
44 - 18 points - pop - Don Como
45 - 18 points - ftg - cubby
46 - 18 points - hcg - windfish
47 - 18 points - ftg - rwklau
48 - 18 points - rta - blufunk
49 - 17 points - nto - curly
50 - 17 points - wtd - rossyrg
51 - 17 points - ata - jgkspsx
52 - 17 points - mmx - Klunky
53 - 17 points - mtc - KainXVIII
54 - 17 points - eab - darkwave
55 - 16 points - gms - kopyright
56 - 16 points - ftg - spookyxelectric
57 - 16 points - wtd - Credit00
58 - 16 points - mtc - FunnyJay
59 - 16 points - mnc - HomiSite
60 - 16 points - hcg - personman
61 - 16 points - spz - Striderblade
62 - 15 points - rta - aLaxLuthor
63 - 14 points - gms - kanedat
64 - 14 points - smu - BulletMagnet
65 - 14 points - mnc - Lukulus
66 - 14 points - mtc - MegaApple
67 - 14 points - gpo - Eddie
68 - 14 points - gms - hellermarie
69 - 13 points - m!g - Red XIII
70 - 13 points - sh2 - BVBFabi09
71 - 13 points - mnc - Mitschel
72 - 13 points - can - M.Rick75
73 - 12 points - eab - mailman
74 - 12 points - mnc - elementalMaster
75 - 12 points - gpo - Konsolomio
76 - 12 points - gpo - rave
77 - 12 points - rkb - Addearheart
78 - 11 points - hcg - snake
79 - 11 points - hcg - alexmate
80 - 11 points - gpo - Navarone
81 - 11 points - wtd - M0rr1s0n
82 - 10 points - gms - KellogsFrosties
83 - 10 points - hcg - mainpatr
84 - 10 points - pop - Sascha
85 - 10 points - smu - Ed Oscuro
86 - 10 points - ftg - LockeTribal
87 - 10 points - nto - 4C8en
88 - 10 points - rkb - Grandhanate
89 - 10 points - mmx - Lynx
90 - 10 points - mtc - xxr
91 - 10 points - rkb - kirika1987
92 - 09 points - pop - PUH
93 - 09 points - rtc - Elginmcqueen
94 - 09 points - wop - Desparion
95 - 09 points - hcg - Woody Alien
96 - 09 points - rpg - Zion
97 - 09 points - gms - Bianco
98 - 09 points - rkb - DSOP_ape
99 - 09 points - gav - Cube
100 - 9 points - rpg - D4rkD
101 - 8 points - ftg - Destria
102 - 8 points - mmx - Dnamei
103 - 8 points - wtd - Svenoble
104 - 8 points - mmx - LittleChoco
105 - 8 points - mtc - QFNS
106 - 8 points - spz - Kal1m3r0
107 - 8 points - gms - hellifanboy
108 - 8 points - gpo - Bully
109 - 8 points - sh2 - godzella
110 - 8 points - gav - Yoshi
111 - 7 points - m!g - geohound
112 - 7 points - rta - Gygas
113 - 7 points - ftg - Ryands
114 - 7 points - can - Jean-Luc Hazek
115 - 7 points - ntl - CactusMan
116 - 7 points - ntl - Dogorilla
117 - 6 points - pop - Arne
118 - 6 points - ntl - Fizza
119 - 5 points - ntl - Krull
120 - 5 points - gms - Black Friday
121 - 5 points - gms - RC2225
122 - 5 points - wtd - Zoltan.schwegler
123 - 5 points - sh2 - Bonz
124 - 4 points - smu - Guigui
125 - 4 points - rta - Luke88
126 - 3 points - rta - Shshhs
127 - 2 points - rkb - ToniLustig
128 - 2 points - ntl - Minecraftemery


ata - Atari Age
can - PC Canard
eab - English Amiga Board
ftg - fontgeek
gav - Gaming Village
gms - Gamestar
gpo - Gamepro
gsg - Gamersglobal
hcg - hardcore gaming 101
m!g - Man!iac
mmx - Multimediaxis
mnc - old maniac
mtc - Metacouncil
ntl - NintendoLife
nto - NTower
pop - Powerplay
rkb - Rocket Beans
rpg - RPG Maker
rta - ResetEra
rtc - RetroCanteen
sh2 - Shock²
smu - Shmups
spz - Spazio PC
wop - world of players
wtd - Wasted


So then, an award ceremony: Congratulations to the_BACH, Parsnip, excelsior, AuraPaladinne, TheLastToKnow, lifer and marek.... you all got FULL POINTS (with bonus point) and won this round!

Due to the high number of players, I'm now introducing a new rule - if there are 120 or more participants, there will be no top 10, but a top 20 - so scroll up if you want to see the other winners. More points for everyone! :D


LOCAL HIGH SCORE:

1 - 26 points - Parsnip
2 - 25 points - Valdien
3 - 24 points - mssq
4 - 23 points - Wibblewozzer
5 - 17 points - KainXVIII
6 - 16 points - FunnyJay
7 - 14 points - MegaApple
7 - 10 points - xxr
8 - 08 points - QFNS

Congratulations to Parsnip for the local and global lead. :)

Thanks to everyone for playing!
 

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I'm pleased with my result as I feel like even if I spent a lot more time looking I was unlikely to spot the three I didn't get. Also, I really liked having to figure out the theme so I'm all for that being a thing in future quizzes.
 

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:blobpraise:

I was missing #25 for a bit there at the end, At that point I knew the theme and was fairly sure it was a shmup and tried to my best to google shmups of 1998 but of course couldn't find anything since it's not going to be on any top 10 list or anything of the sort.

So in the end I submitted the 24/25 first just in case my browser crashed due to all tabs and stuff. I had 158 mobygames tabs open. :D
Had limited my search to the year, selected genre as action, perspective top down and hoped for the best. And of course because the title starts with U, it would be one of the final 10 tabs, if I remember right.

Also yeah, echoing what Wibble said, figuring out the theme was a neat extra.
 

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Lol! I feel bad for not understanding the theme. I voted for that year and like quite a few of those games! Several that I didn't get. Great quiz
 
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I submitted Neverhood for number 8, but I guess that wasn't the actual game featured in the quiz. Thanks for the point either way!

I got number 25 wrong, though. I was pretty sure that it was Cyvern because it was also released in 1998. Should have given it another look. :p
 

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I submitted Neverhood for number 8, but I guess that wasn't the actual game featured in the quiz.
Yeah I did this at start too but I did eventually figure out the theme and had to take a double take if there was some version of Neverhood released in 1998 or what's up. :p

But hey 24 points! I think this was easily my best month.
 
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April Quiz - Fruits & Vegetables

This month I've had my hands full in my personal life and didn't finish my planned quiz.... Annoying, but luckily I always have another one up my sleeve! Accordingly, this time it's about healthy eating, er I mean fruits & vegetables. ;)

Whether it's simple fruit bonuses in arcade games, or talking vegetables with arms and legs from modern titles - it's once again up to you to figure out all the games. :D

No bonus points this round, but after being asked if the "gender & race" mix of the last intro gif was representative.... (no it wasn't, it was randomly selected!) ...I'll just ask you guys now to check. If you don't want to you don't have to, it's completely optional.


Deadline is Saturday the 30th of April, participation via Video Game Quiz - April - fruits & veggies.

Here comes the quiz, have fun:

Direct link
 

QFNS

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That was one of the ones I knew off the bat. KICK! PUNCH! Its all in the mind!
 

Wibblewozzer

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I'm sorry, but I was reminded of this after taking a look at the quiz.


Enjoy the free answer. :p
I have to expect that'll be one of the most answered (despite being halfway down the quiz) anyhow so not really a big concern. Fun quiz theme. At a glance I think I know around 18ish or so. The last row is always what stresses me the most since there'll be no hints for it and this time I know two right away so that's a bonus.
 
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I'm sorry, but I was reminded of this after taking a look at the quiz.
Enjoy the free answer. :p
Well, don't make it a habit and we're cool. ;)

I have to expect that'll be one of the most answered
Well no shit, with Valdien posting the answer! ;) But you are right, it is at 90% correct entries right now (we're at thirty players)... I underestimated how popular that game was!
I was more a Space Channel 5 kind of guy when it came to rythm games. :D Oh wait, Gitaroo Man was also nice.

Fun quiz theme
Thank you! :) A little bit rushed this month, so I'm happy to hear that. But I am still very bummed out that I forgot to include Bugsnax!
 

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Well no shit, with Valdien posting the answer! ;) But you are right, it is at 90% correct entries right now (we're at thirty players)... I underestimated how popular that game was!
I was more a Space Channel 5 kind of guy when it came to rythm games. :D Oh wait, Gitaroo Man was also nice.
Any reason to post morer clips from PaRappa is worth it. I think that game is really popular though maybe that's just cause I played so much of it as kid haha.

That said if you really wanted to get obscure I think there's an egg and chicken level later in the game that might not be instantly recognizable. Though that doesn't really fit the theme either....

I do remember that level if you mess up the cake you are supposed to be baking it comes out with like... starfish? or shrimp or something on it instead of being a cake. Good times.
 

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Any reason to post morer clips from PaRappa is worth it. I think that game is really popular though maybe that's just cause I played so much of it as kid haha.

That said if you really wanted to get obscure I think there's an egg and chicken level later in the game that might not be instantly recognizable. Though that doesn't really fit the theme either....

I do remember that level if you mess up the cake you are supposed to be baking it comes out with like... starfish? or shrimp or something on it instead of being a cake. Good times.
Shrimp sounds right.

And yeah, I think the only reason it's not 100% answered are some of the sites the quiz is posted at are probably a bit more specialty much older retro so it's easy to understand they might not have paid attention to stuff that was console related or after 1995 or something. Parappa is definitely one of the most instantly recognizable games, no matter what level.
 
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April Quiz - Clues #1

Dear kids, eat more vegetables! It's healthy and all. I don't want to preach any further, instead I wish you Happy Easter with enough time to participate in the April round. Over forty people are already playing. :)

To make participation palatable (ha!), I'll now write down a few hints:

1) In this round, Nintendo has supremacy - ten games are only available on their platforms.
2) At picture 10 you can see a small part of the main character.
3) For the strawberries of number 5 you need especially good platforming skills.
4) Only 8 games in this round use 3D graphics.


Deadline is Saturday the 30th of April, participation via Video Game Quiz - April - fruits & veggies.

Here's the quiz again, good luck!
 

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I'm up to 22 now. Missing two from the last row and one from the 4'th. Don't think I'll able to get them without hints; although for 22 I remember seeing it once before just can't recall the title. :suicide-blob:
 
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April Quiz - Clues #2

Have you ever wondered what the fruit on #1 is? After all, it's there from the very first game of the series from the early 90s... I googled it today, it's a tomato. Now you know. :)
Over 60 people are already taking part in this veggie round, you can too! :p

Even more so with these second and last hints:

1) Six games in this round-up first appeared as arcade machines.
2) In game 13 you fight against gods of Greek mythology.
3) Number 17 is a game for the Atari 2600.
4) And the last one - the 16th entry is a fantasy RPG

Deadline is next week Saturday the 30th of April, enter via Video Game Quiz - April - fruits & veggies.

Here's the quiz again, you have barely one week left :) link
 
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