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April Quiz - Answers & Score

Did you know that strawberries are not berries, but nuts? But bananas are berries? So weird! Let's make things clearer by solving the veggie puzzle... we start with the bonus question. If you had imagined the quiz players to be a rather homogeneous group, you were right: if you leave out the almost 15% "don't like to answer" fraction, the field of players (this time 132 people strong) of this quiz series is almost 95% male and about 90% white. Here's a pie chart: link
Does it matter? No. Was it interesting to see once? I think it was. :)

But now something really important, namely the answers to lasts months puzzle... first the names of the games as text, then the pictures, then the award ceremony.

1) Kirby and the Forgotten Land
This is a damn good tomato, because it replenishes all your life energy.
Answer rate: 91%
Other suggestions: 8x Super Smash Bros, Mario World

2) Bubble Symphony
One of the many sequels to Bubble Bobble, "Bubble Symphony" appeared as an arcade machine in 1994 and was later ported to the Saturn. One of you slipped through with "Puzzle Bobble", I was tired.... shouldn't have happened. ;)
Answer rate: 88%
Other suggestions: Yoshi, Rainbow Island

3) Mario Kart 64
All but two players recognised the classic N64-funracer.
Answer rate: 98%
Other suggestions: -

4) Ms. Pac-Man
That's FEMALE Pac Man, did you not see the lipstick? ^_^ Pac-Man also gave the full point though, accordingly everyone guessed this title correctly.
Answer rate: 100%
Other suggestions: -

5) Celeste
Answer rate: 79%
Other suggestions: Undertale, Stardew Valey

6) Dig Dug
...another arcade classic.
Answer rate: 74%
Other suggestions: Q*Bert, Boulder Dash

7) Donkey Kong Country
Here we see the version for the GBA.
Answer rate: 92%
Other suggestions: -

8.) Streets of Rage
Answer rate: 73%
Other suggestions: Double Dragon, Street Fighter, Sega Rally, Final Fight, Comic Zone, Fighter Bros

9) Super Mario Bros 2
Here's the beefed up version from Super Mario All-Stars. I personally wouldn't have recognised it, but I never played the second Mario Bros.
Answer rate: 72%
Other suggestions: Yoshi, Bonk's Adventure

10) Zool
For "Zoop or zoot or something with the green guy and yellow horns" by Embrodak there was just barely no point, because unfortunately Zool doesn't have yellow horns. ;)
Answer rate: 64%
Other suggestions: -

11) Super Mario Sunshine
Who remembers those nasty fruit mini-games?
Answer rate: 66%
Other suggestions: Animal Crossing, Katamari Damacy, Banjo-Kazooie

12) Parappa the Rapper
Significantly better known than I expected! Should have swapped it in order with number 5. :)
Answer rate: 88%
Other suggestions: Gitaroo Man

13) Kid Icarus Uprising
This is really a fun vegetable enemy design.
Answer rate: 68%
Other suggestions: 4x Dragon Quest, Immortals Fenys Rising, Blue Dragon

14) Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania
Answer rate: 76%
Other suggestions: Fruit Ninja, Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze, Donkey Kong Country Returns, Diddy Kong Racing

15) Pikmin 3
Friendship points for "Picman & Pickmin" by Zion & CactusMan. :)
Answer rate: 75%
Other suggestions: It Takes Two, Unravel

16) Final Fantasy 12
Above the fourth row the answer rates were over 60%, but starting in row four everything was below 50%.
Answer rate: 47%
Other suggestions: 4x Little Big Planet, 3x Sackboy A Big Adventure, Zelda Twilight Princess, Tomato Man, Psychonauts, No mans sky, Mr Do, immortals fenyx rising, Fortnite, Conkers Bad Fur Day, Bravely Default II

17) Plaque Attack
Answer rate: 34%
Other suggestions: 4x Space Invaders, E.T., Dr. Mario

18.) Goof Troop
The password screen of Goof Troop. Pretty mean! ;)
Answer rate: 25%
Other suggestions: 6x Super Mario, Super Mario Kart, Mario Vs Donkey Kong, Mario Paint, Mario Fun with Typing, Donkey Kong, Jeopardy, Final Fight, Doki Doki Panic, superfrog, Mickey Mouse

19) Mr. Do!
...another well-known arcade game.
Answer rate: 33%
Other suggestions: Centipede, Fruity Frank, Dr.Fruit, Dig Dug 2

20) Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom
With that name, the game was a must in this round. ;)
Answer rate: 34%
Other suggestions: Wario Ware, Wario Party, Undertale, Cabbage Patch Kids, Atomic Veggies

21) Marvin's Marvellous Adventure.
From the obscurity shelf, a rather average Amiga jump'n'run from 1994. Here's the scene used: youtube
Answer rate: 11%
Other suggestions: "Something that wants to be Yoshi's Island but isn't" by jgkspsx, 5x Yoshi's Island, 3x James Pond, super mario 2, Super Mario World, Jazz Jackrabbit, Game and Watch Gallery, Dynamite Heady, Bloodborne

22) Bonsai Barber
You have to cut the "hair" of the vegetable.
Answer rate: 27%
Other suggestions: 4x Loco Roco, The Tree Lady, Wario Ware, Warioware: Smooth Moves

23) Kangaroo
This arcade title was long only available in ports for 80s Atari consoles, but since 2020 you can also play Kangaroo on Switch & ps4.
Answer rate: 27%
Other suggestions: Donkey Kong Jr, fruity kong, Mappyland, Spanky's Quest

24) Pressure Cooker
This was a difficult screen and the hardest entry of this round after #21.
Answer rate: 20%
Other suggestions: 12x Frogger, 5x Burger Time, Chipwits, Fruit Panic, Fruit Sports, E.T.

25) Aladdin
A very tough fragment from a well-known game. My respects to all who guessed it right!
Answer rate: 37%
Other suggestions: Minecraft, Banana Prince, (Super) Burger Time, Castle of Illusion, Ice Age, Stardew Valley, Zelda



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HIGH SCORE TABLE

01 - 25 points - mnc - Gerhard S.
01 - 25 points - rta - AuraPaladinne
01 - 25 points - hcg - excelsior
01 - 25 points - rta - EarthPainting
01 - 25 points - mnc - Mangamaniac2171
01 - 25 points - ntl - lifer
01 - 25 points - spz - The_BACH
01 - 25 points - rta - marek
01 - 25 points - rta - EmmaDansTonU
10 - 24 points - eab - Little Havie
11 - 24 points - hcg - windfisch
12 - 24 points - rpg - Calastellio
13 - 23 points - eab - Havie
14 - 23 points - rta - nonstoptechnopop
15 - 23 points - ata - jgkspsx
16 - 23 points - rta - Roarer
17 - 23 points - mtc - Wibblewozzer
18 - 23 points - rtc - Antiriad2097
19 - 23 points - mnc - Dream-Team
20 - 23 points - spz - Striderblade

21 - 22 points - mtc - Valdien
22 - 22 points - gsg - TheLastToKnow
23 - 22 points - hcg - Son of Suzy Creamcheese
24 - 22 points - gpo - DocMoody
25 - 21 points - rta - Illusionary
26 - 21 points - gsg - partykiller
27 - 21 points - wtd - jenoogle
28 - 20 points - mtc - Parsnip
29 - 20 points - eab - Nobby_UK
30 - 20 points - mmx - Knuckles
31 - 20 points - rta - jett
32 - 20 points - rpg - Dezue
33 - 20 points - hcg - dsparil
34 - 20 points - eab - darkwave
35 - 19 points - hcg - mainpatr
36 - 19 points - smu - BulletMagnet
37 - 18 points - mmx - fedprod
38 - 18 points - rtc - elgin mcqueen
39 - 18 points - can - M.Rick75
40 - 18 points - mmx - Klunky
41 - 18 points - mnc - Dolphin
42 - 18 points - rkb - Kirika1987
43 - 17 points - ftg - Lurker
44 - 17 points - pop - Don Como
45 - 17 points - gav - Wizdom
46 - 17 points - sh2 - Gatar
47 - 17 points - smu - drauch
48 - 17 points - rkb - Addearheart
49 - 16 points - hcg - Woody Alien
50 - 16 points - rta - PsionBolt
51 - 16 points - gpo - Navarone
52 - 16 points - hcg - personman
53 - 16 points - rta - Nihilistic Monk
54 - 16 points - gpo - OutOfBounds
55 - 16 Points - mtc - mssq
56 - 16 Points - ntl - Dogorilla
57 - 16 points - ntl - Fizza
58 - 16 points - ftg - cubby
59 - 15 points - mmx - Cutter Slade
60 - 15 points - mnc - elementalMaster
61 - 15 points - m!g - Kong
62 - 15 points - wtd - Credit00
63 - 15 points - nag - Booze cruise
64 - 15 points - hcg - teroknor
65 - 15 points - rta - Blufunk
66 - 15 points - m!g - Red XIII
67 - 15 points - rta - Het_Nkik
68 - 14 points - ata - JeremiahJT
69 - 14 points - hcg - snake
70 - 14 points - gms - kopyright
71 - 14 points - wtd - zoltan.schwegler
72 - 14 points - gms - hellermarie
73 - 14 points - mnc - Mitschel
74 - 14 points - gpo - rave
75 - 14 points - rtc - Antiriad2097
76 - 14 points - mnc - Yeboah17
77 - 13 points - rtc - Carrot007
78 - 13 points - nto - curly
79 - 13 points - hcg - Alexmate
80 - 13 points - gpo - Eddie
81 - 13 points - ftg - LockeTribal
82 - 13 points - ntl - CactusMan
83 - 13 points - mtc - FunnyJay
84 - 13 points - gav - Rippi
85 - 13 points - mtc - Bufbaf
86 - 12 points - gav - Cube
87 - 12 points - ftg - Ryands
88 - 12 points - sh2 - FoxSpitzer
89 - 12 points - rta - Embrodak
90 - 12 points - ftg - Stuz359
91 - 12 points - m!g - geohound
92 - 12 points - rta - Gygas
93 - 12 points - rpg - Zion
94 - 12 points - can - Dark Kariya
95 - 11 points - wop - Desparion
96 - 11 points - sh2 - BVBFabi09
97 - 11 points - pop - PUH
98 - 11 points - mtc - QFNS
99 - 11 points - rta - malus
100- 11 points - ntl - Minecraftemery
101- 11 points - gpo - Konsolomio
102- 11 points - gav - Yoshi
103- 10 points - mmx - Lynx
104- 10 points - spz - Geddoe
105- 10 points - ntl - StarPoint
106- 10 points - gpo - KHlover
107- 10 points - mmx - LittleChoco
108- 10 points - gpo - Bully
109- 10 points - can - Jean-Luc Hazek
110 - 9 points - eab - mailman
111 - 9 points - sh2 - Bonz
112 - 9 points - rkb - flof1ghterLegend
113 - 9 points - ntl - Krull
114 - 8 points - wtd - svenoble
115 - 8 points - smu - Guigui
116 - 8 points - gms - hellifanboy
117 - 8 points - nto - 4C8en
118 - 8 points - sh2 - godzella
119 - 8 points - can - Franky Mikey
120 - 8 points - pop - Sascha
121 - 7 points - pop - Arne
122 - 7 points - mtc - freshVeggie
123 - 7 points - mmx - Dnamei
124 - 7 points - rkb - salversurfer
125 - 6 points - mmx - Shades
126 - 6 points - ntl - BabyYoda71
127 - 6 points - rpg - D4rkD
128 - 5 points - rkb - Grandhanate
129 - 5 points - gpo - Gameproff
130 - 4 points - rpg - Glubbfan
131 - 4 points - gms - Black Friday
132 - 2 points - pop - Daiyama

Well then, here's an award ceremony: Congratulations to Gerhard S, AuraPaladinne, Excelsior, EarthPainting, Mangamaniac2171, lifer, The_BACH, marek and EmmaDansTonU... you all got FULL POINTS and won this round!

Scroll up if you want to see the other players in the top 20 :)


LOCAL HIGH SCORE:

1 - 23 points - Wibblewozzer
2 - 22 points - Valdien
3 - 20 points - Parsnip
4 - 16 points - mssq
5 - 13 points - FunnyJay
6 - 13 points - Bufbaf
7 - 11 points - QFNS
8 - 07 points - freshVeggie

Congratulations to Wibblewozzer for the local lead. :)

FreshVeggie, with that name I thought you'd have done better this round. ;)

Thanks to everyone for playing!
 
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May Quiz - Topless Dudes

Over the many years of this quiz series, we've really had quite a few puzzles whose theme was more or less "women".... number one, two, three and the totally not juvenile number four. ;)

It's an absurdity that we never did this with the male video game characters! So we're making up for it now, and "topless" the 25 gentlemen have to be as well. So how about it - do you recognise all games just by the sixpacks???

This round is considerably less retro than usual, I hope you can still manage. :)

Deadline is Tuesday 31 May, enter via Video Game Quiz - May - Topless Dudes.

Here comes the quiz, have fun:

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This is going to be a really tough month. I only recognize around half and since the shots often don't give much for hints on stuff to search by it kind of falls into either "you know it or you don't" territory.
 
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(...) the shots often don't give much for hints on stuff to search by it kind of falls into either "you know it or you don't" territory.
I feel like this an issue with many modern games that have a more realistic look... it doesn't stand out and is harder to tell apart. There's not much UI this time either (apart from 4, 7 and 10...) that might have helped otherwise. Let's see what you can do this month, and I promise a return to Retro and Pixels for June. ;)

This might be an easy month for me. Got 23 so far!
Glad to hear it! The first dozen player entries tell me this round is more difficult that the Veggies. :p
 
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May Quiz - Clues #1

In this round we'll know if someone uses Google or not... your browser history will have some very strange entries and you'll have probably seen some "fan art" that you would rather forget again (at least that's how I felt during the research). Sorry not sorry ;)

There are 25 players so far, and today I would like to give you a few hints:

1) There was a lot of excitement around AAA title #3 in the current decade. I can't say anything about the style though, because that's also the name of the game. ;)
2) Questions about #8? Several characters from this series can also be found in Super Smash Bros.
3) Five games in this round have only appeared on Nintendo consoles (but one of them is just an exclusive remake).
4) Four titles are pure fighting games, where the gameplay consists 100% of 1vs1 fights.

Deadline is Tuesday 31st May, participation via Video Game Quiz - May - Topless Dudes.

Here's the quiz again, have fun: link
 
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May Quiz - Clues #2

There are only nine days left for you to get in on this round.... are you in yet? So far no one from here (out of just under 40 total), so probably NOT. :p Let's go, here are the final clues!

1) The #13 is a dating sim, if you want you can date the gentleman pictured!
2) Number 7 comes from a long line of creative JRPGs.
3) Game 18 is part of a series with stealth gameplay and is played from either first or 3rd person perspective.
4) And last - the titles in this picture did NOT make it into this round for various reasons: picture ...because I didn't know the games, I had forgotten the character, didn't think they were suitable, they are already scheduled for another round or have already been used in the past. :)

Deadline is Tuesday 31st of May, enter via Video Game Quiz - May - Topless Dudes

Here's the quiz again, have fun: picture
 
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May Quiz - Clues #3

Attention, this is the last weekend before the deadline! Early next week this round will be over.
So far, one player from this community has joined, out of a total of over fifty. Neither number is particularly large, so Valdien Parsnip Wibblewozzer MegaApple mssq QFNS freshVeggie KainXVIII Mutant Strawberry Ruvon xxr RionaaM Bufbaf ...get a move on!

Maybe it will help if I give a third set of clues for once? :) Here you go:

1) Game number 4 is from Electronic Arts.
2) The 3, 17 and 19 are AAA open world titles, but only the former plays mainly in first person perspective.
3) Only two games in this round have appeared on the Commodore Amiga.
4) Picture 11 shows the final boss.

Deadline is Tuesday 31st May, participation via Video Game Quiz - May - Topless Dudes.

Here's the quiz one last time, join now: link
 
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This'll be one of my worst months. Didn't bother counting but I think I'll score around 13ish? Probably 3-5 of them look familiar but practically zero of the screenshots give me enough of anything to base a search off of so I didn't bother even trying to search for many of them. Definitely relies on either knowing them right away or just not knowing it at all.

I know I'll be annoyed when the few I recognize are given answers but oh well.
I feel like this an issue with many modern games that have a more realistic look... it doesn't stand out and is harder to tell apart. There's not much UI this time either (apart from 4, 7 and 10...) that might have helped otherwise. Let's see what you can do this month, and I promise a return to Retro and Pixels for June. ;)


Glad to hear it! The first dozen player entries tell me this round is more difficult that the Veggies. :p
Funny enough I tend to prefer more polygonal and modern games in your quizzes just because I usually do better there. But since this one has no genre theme, and a bunch of characters kind of just blend together, many of them just go into a generic "fit white male" sort of bucket in my head. Like I'm sure I've played or seen #11 but that dude is giving me nothing in my brain to remember who he is or what game it's from. But I'm sure once I see the answer I'll think "Oh yeah, of course". But also it gives me nothing to try to Google. "White man end boss" is too many games!
 
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May Quiz - Answers & Score

For a while it looked like we had a "gay panic" at our hands and the player numbers were far from 100... then in the last two days enough people have turned up for a triple digit number anyway, so I'm happy. :)

Here are the results of the poll:

Beat'em'ups clearly won! Well then, there will be a good beating sometime this year. ;)

But I have to ask you a question: Why was "Cyberpunk 2077" so hard to guess? Less than half got it right, even though I gave several hints about it (AAA, open world, this decade, first-person perspective, lots of press). Also the picture shows the implants on the arms and the "facial stumps" which I only know from Cyberpunk. How come I have misjudged this so much?


But now it's time for the results of the quiz... first the names of the games as text, then the pictures, then the award ceremony.

1) Wii Sports
The Wii launch and flagship title is a nobrainer, everyone got this one right.
Answer rate: 100%
Other suggestions: -

2) God of War 2
Answer rate: 96%
Other suggestions: Bryan Fury

3) Cyberpunk 2077
As discussed in the intro text, it's a mystery to me why so few have recognised this.
Answer rate: 48%
Other suggestions: 8x Grand Theft Auto, 7x Saints Row, Anarchy Reigns, Far Cry, Wolfenstein, Pro Wrestling X, Wrestling, WWE 2K

4) The Sims 3
Answer rate: 87%
Other suggestions: Playboy

5) Tekken 7
Answer rate: 90%
Other suggestions: God of War, Mortal Combat 11, Soul Calibur

6) Yakuza 4
Answer rate: 80%
Other suggestions: King of Fighters, Saints Rows

7) Persona 4
Answer rate: 68%
Other suggestions: Catherine, Catherine Full Body, Hades, Narupo Shippuden

8.) Fire Emblem
I think it was Path of Radiance? Heavens, now I'm not sure myself! :/
Anyway, bet you don't dare to do a Google image search for "Ike Fire emblem topless"?
Answer rate: 67%
Other suggestions: Kingdom Hearts, Atelier Ryza, Breath of Fire, Chrono Cross, FFVII: Crisis Core, Final Fantasy, Trails Of Cold Steel, Xenoblade.

9) Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes
Answer rate: 62%
Other suggestions: Final Fantasy XII, Devil May Cry, Gabriel Knight 2, Horizon Zero Dawn, Xenoblade Chronicles

10) Super Punch Out
Answer rate: 82%
Other suggestions: Ready 2 rumble

11) Resident Evil 5.
Good Wesker, just before he mutates into the final boss - and not far from the famous Boulder Punch scene. :)
Answer rate: 55%
Other suggestions: 3x Final Fantasy, Devil May Cry, Dead or Alive, Duke Nukem forever, King of Fighters, Spec Ops: The Line

12) NieR:Automata
Answer rate: 49%
Other suggestions: 6x Final Fantasy, 6x Devil May Cry, Dead or Alive, Metal Gear Solid, Bayonetta

13) Dream Daddy
Answer rate: 68%
Other suggestions: Boyfriend Dungeon, Larry's Wet Dream, The Banner Saga

14) Street Fighter 4
Answer rate: 58%
Other suggestions: 4x Asuras Wrath, Dragon Quest XI, Immortals Fenyx Rising, Nioh, Odama, Zelda

15) Knockout Kings
Since "Knockout Kings" segues seamlessly into the "Fight Night" series, in my eternal mercy I let the latter count as well.
Answer rate: 51%
Other Suggestions: 4x Ready 2 Rumble Boxing, 3x Mike Tyson Boxing, Don King Boxing, Muhammad Ali Boxing, Foes of Ali, Boxing Legends of the Ring, Rocky

16) Muscle March
Answer rate: 56%
Other suggestions: 5x Cho Aniki, JoJos Bizarre Adventure, Space Channel 5

17) GTA 4 - the lost and damned
The first DLC for GTA4, I thought Ballad of Gay Toni was better.
Answer rate: 50%
Other suggestions: 5x Mafia, 3x LA Noire, James Bond, Metal Gear Solid, Saints Row, Scarface

18.) Hitman.
We see a half-naked guy with red pants in a Hitman game of the early 2000s.
Answer rate: 23%
Other suggestions: 11x Splinter Cell, 4x GTA, 3x Syphon Filter, Metal Gear Solid, Manhunt, Golden Eye, Mafia, Saints Row 2

19) Assassins Creed Odyssey
Answer rate: 27%
Other suggestions: 19x the Witcher, 6x Dragon Age, 3x Final Fantasy, Devil May Cry, GTA5, Metal Gear Solid, Saints Row, Skyrim, The Elder Scrolls Online

20) Devil May Cry
The pretty boy from the intro of the DmC remake is more famous than I thought.
Answer rate: 61%
Other suggestions: Dead Island, Far Cry, FarCry 3, Final Fantasy

21) Shen Mue 3
Why does an entry of such a well-known series have the same answer rate as #22, an obscure & ancient Amiga fps?
Answer rate: 15%
Other suggestions: 6x Fist of the North Star, 4x Soul Calibur, 3x Street Fighter, Castlevania, Conan, Kakuto Chojin, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, Middle Earth: Mordor, Mortal Kombat, Motörhead, Naraka Bladepoint, ROME, Shadow of Rome, Spacelords, Tekken, Two Worlds

22) Citadel
This is "Citadel remonstered", this year's graphics & gameplay update of the 1995 Amiga fps. link (screenshot from 9:18)
Answer rate: 15%
Other suggestions: 6x Doom, 4x Wolfenstein 3D, 3x Duke Nukem, Witches, Elder Scrolls Arena, A Bards Tale, Dungeon Master, Eye of the Beholder, Heretic, Juggernaut, Towers II, Wizardry

23) Dynamite Cop
"Die Hard Arcade" is close, but has different levels and, most importantly, a different intro (where the screenshot is from).
Answer rate: 19%
Other suggestions: Die Hard Arcade, 3x Too Human, Doom, Fallout New Vegas, Metal Gear Solid, Odin, Ring, Zeus

24) Time Commando
The hardest title of this round - I've probably never seen a more abstruse time travel story.
Answer rate: 9%
Other suggestions: 3x Asterix & Obelix, 3x Runescape, black&white, Dragon Age, Gabriel Knight III, Gladiator, Gothic, Hulk Hogan, Prince of persia

25) Paradroid 90
The strange looking "Space Pirates" in the Paradroid remake.
Answer rate: 28%
Other suggestions: Cho aniki, Contra 4, DJ man ,Master of Orion 2, Phantasy Star, Tal, Xenon 2


Now here is the quiz picture again, followed by the Answers:



Answer picture:

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HIGH SCORE TABLE

01 - 25 points - ntl - lifer
01 - 25 points - mnc - Mangamaniac2171
01 - 25 points - rta - Marek
01 - 25 points - mmx - Nayuta
01 - 25 points - spz - The_BACH
01 - 25 points - mtc - Valdien
07 - 24 points - gsg - TheLastToKnow
08 - 24 points - rta - EmmaDansTonU
09 - 23 points - mnc - Mod-Team
10 - 23 points - spz - Striderblade
11 - 23 points - mnc - Gerhard S.
12 - 22 points - rta - EarthPainting
13 - 22 points - gsg - partykiller
14 - 21 points - eab - Havie
15 - 21 points - rtc - Antiriad2097
16 - 21 points - sh2 - Vino
17 - 20 points - eab - Nobby_UK
18 - 20 points - rpg - Calastellio
19 - 20 points - gpo - DocMoody
20 - 20 points - sh2 - BVBFabi09

21 - 19 points - eab - Little Havie
22 - 19 points - mtc - Parsnip
23 - 19 points - ftg - spooky
24 - 19 points - rta - malus
25 - 19 Points - hcg - excelsior
26 - 19 points - gav - Wizdom
27 - 18 points - rpg - Dezue
28 - 18 points - eab - Mailman
29 - 18 points - eab - darkwave
30 - 18 points - gms - hellermarie
31 - 18 points - rta - Illusionary
32 - 18 points - smu - BulletMagnet
33 - 18 points - gpo - OutOfBounds
34 - 17 points - mmx - Knuckles
35 - 17 points - hcg - dsparil
36 - 17 points - mmx - fedprod
37 - 17 Points - mmx - Klunky
38 - 16 points - hcg - windfish
39 - 16 points - gpo - KHlover
40 - 16 points - gpo - rave
41 - 16 points - wtd - jenoogle
42 - 16 points - mmx - Cutter Slade
43 - 16 points - rta - Gygas
44 - 15 points - mnc - HomiSite
45 - 15 points - rta - Blufunk
46 - 15 points - nto - Ande
47 - 15 points - ntl - Fizza
48 - 15 points - rta - PsionBolt
49 - 14 points - gpo - Eddie
50 - 14 points - spz - Geddoe
51 - 14 points - can - Dark Kariya
52 - 14 points - rpg - Zion
53 - 14 points - hcg - Son of Suzy Creamcheese
54 - 14 points - gav - Cube
55 - 14 points - wtd - zoltan.schwegler
56 - 14 points - m!g - geohound
57 - 14 points - ftg - LockeTribal
58 - 14 points - hcg - teroknor
59 - 14 points - ata - jgkspsx
60 - 14 points - mtc - Wibblewozzer
61 - 14 points - mtc - mssq

62 - 13 points - ftg - lurker
63 - 13 points - rkb - Luggsen
64 - 13 points - spz - Kal1m3r0
65 - 13 points - mmx - Lynx
66 - 13 points - rkb - Addearheart
67 - 13 points - mtc - FunnyJay
68 - 13 points - hcg - personman
69 - 13 points - mnc - Dolphin
70 - 12 points - sh2 - FoxSpitzer
71 - 12 points - can - M.Rick75
72 - 12 points - gpo - Navarone
73 - 12 points - rta - aLaxLuthor
74 - 12 points - rta - Mtlspider
75 - 11 points - gpo - FireSmoke
76 - 11 points - rkb - flof1ghterLegend
77 - 11 points - mtc - freshVeggie
78 - 11 points - mnc - elementalMaster
79 - 11 points - mtc - QFNS
80 - 11 points - mmx - Shades
81 - 11 points - mnc - Mitschel
82 - 11 points - wop - Desparion
83 - 11 points - can - Kulfy
84 - 10 points - gpo - GAMEPROFF
85 - 10 points - pop - Don Como
86 - 10 points - gms - hellifanboy
87 - 10 points - gms - kopyright
88 - 10 points - mmx - Dnamei
89 - 09 points - gpo - Bully
90 - 09 points - sh2 - Bonz
91 - 09 points - wtd - svenoble
92 - 09 points - can - Jean-Luc Hazek
93 - 09 points - m!g - Red XIII
94 - 09 points - rkb - salversurfer
95 - 09 points - ntl - Matt_Barber
96 - 09 points - hcg - snake
97 - 09 points - ntl - Dogorilla
98 - 09 points - mnc - Yeboah17
99 - 08 points - gpo - Konsolomio
100 - 8 points - ntl - Krull
101 - 7 points - gav - Yoshi
102 - 7 points - ftg - cubby
103 - 7 points - pop - Sascha
104 - 6 points - gms - Black Friday
105 - 6 points - rkb - Kirika1987
106 - 5 points - nto - 4C8en
107 - 5 points - rkb - Grandhanate
108 - 4 points - gms - RC2225
109 - 4 points - mmx - LittleChoco
110 - 4 points - pop - Daiyama
111 - 4 points - sh2 - godzella
112 - 3 points - ftg - Destria
113 - 3 points - ntl - Cacuman
114 - 3 points - smu - Guigui
115 - 3 points - rtc - stayAwhile
116 - 2 points - ntl - Anti-Matter
117 - 2 points - pop - PUH
118 - 1 points - ata - JeremiahJT


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 Mangamaniac2171, lifer, Nayuta, The_BACH, Marek and Valdien... you all got FULL POINTS and won this round!

Scroll up if you want to see the other players in the top 20. :)


LOCAL HIGH SCORE:

1 - 25 points - Valdien
2 - 19 points - Parsnip
3 - 14 points - Wibblewozzer
4 - 14 points - mssq
5 - 13 points - FunnyJay
6 - 11 points - freshVeggie
7 - 11 points - QFNS

Congratulations to Valdien for the local & global lead :)

Thanks to everyone for participating!
 

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I was contemplating on voting for either Beat 'em ups or shmups, but eventually settled for the former because shmups can be very hard to differentiate since a lot of the older ones look alike.

Anyway, now that the quiz is over, I can finally post this :p :

 
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But I have to ask you a question: Why was "Cyberpunk 2077" so hard to guess? Less than half got it right, even though I gave several hints about it (AAA, open world, this decade, first-person perspective, lots of press). Also the picture shows the implants on the arms and the "facial stumps" which I only know from Cyberpunk. How come I have misjudged this so much?
It's because that's like the least Cyberpunk looking shot you can find. It's in daytime (which is anti-Cyberpunk settings), looks like a regular wooden slatted house or whatever behind the fellow with nothing really "future" in his surroundings, the tattoos don't look sci-fi and would fit some trashy character from a GTA game, and even when zoomed in it's just confusing what's on his face. I assumed it was just some sort of wrestler mask sort of thing that I wasn't understanding. It honestly just didn't make any sense to look at his face. And the guy isn't some main character that's been in marketing or anything that I recognize.

Edit: I voted Dating Sim because it seemed the most interesting and there are genres with dating elements within them which seemed like it could open up the variety while staying on theme. And I really, really don't enjoy beat em ups. That'll likely be another poor month for me when that comes along.

Edit 2: Also, that Hitman screenshot changed! It was most definitely some dude with like a tip of a gun coming in from the left side In the original quiz. GTA shot is also different but at least a lot more similar and the same character.
 

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I thought the Cyberpunk 2077 pic looked like someone from Horizon Zero Dawn. Guess I was tripped up by the red hair and "tribal"-isch look.
 

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I also didn't get Cyberpunk. The dude's just too generic looking and the face stuff just looks like weird half mask or something. :grinning-face: Other than that I suppose I should've gotten Hitman (though the pic was different). Other ones that I missed were 17, 22, 23 and 24.
 

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Both 17 and 18 had their pics changed, right?
Didn't 18 show that CIA agent that 47 keeps rescuing in each game? And now it's one of the Fuchs brothers (or whatever they are called). I'm simply asking since I think the guy in 17 looks like the CIA agent I saw in pic 18.
 
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It's because that's like the least Cyberpunk looking shot you can find.
Many people wrote lengthy explanations, but I like this one the most. Thank you! :)

Both 17 and 18 had their pics changed, right?
No, number 17 only had their answer pic changed - I wanted to show the player character of that GTA DLC to make it easier to connect.

But number 18...
Didn't 18 show that CIA agent that 47 keeps rescuing in each game?
Number 18 changed? Didn't it always show a half naked dude with red shorts from the early hitman games? :cool:
 
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June Quiz - Retro Pixel 2022

After last month's theme gave several people a strange browsing history and caused some discontent, we're falling back to familiar territory for June: the annual Retro Pixel Quiz with zoomed in game characters. ;)

We have 25 games with (mostly) 2D graphics from the years 1985 to 2023, so as usual old & new combined for your enjoyment and scaled up so far you could count all the pixels. Have fun! :)

We're looking for the name of the game and not the name of the character (even if they are sometimes identical), and if you recognise the series that's enough - you don't have to name the exact instalment.

Deadline is Thursday 30th June, enter via Video Game Quiz - June - Retro Pixel

Here comes the quiz, good luck:

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June Quiz - Clues #1

And once again the puzzle is DIFFICULT. So far 26 participants, very low average score and there's still games that have not been recognised.... Maybe YOU can do it? :)

Here come the first clues:

1) Eight games in this round have been released exclusively for only one system - three of them for Nintendo GBA and three for Commodore Amiga.
2) Number 6 - in this final part of a platformer trilogy, you play a ...fish.
3) #9 came out exclusively for the Switch in 2017, a sports game with more plot than usual.
4) Game 7 is the only title with 3D graphics in this round, here you are on a relaxing holiday and climb a mountain.

Deadline is Thursday 30 June, please enter via Video Game Quiz - June - Retro Pixel.

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June Quiz - Clues #2

Wow, what a short month: we are actually in the last weekend of June already! The short time meets an extra nasty puzzle where despite forty players (of which one from here) not all games have been recognised yet.
Whether it's 1986 or 2023, Spectrum home computer or Nintendo Switch... here are the last hints, your forum needs you! :)

1) The games are spread across the decades as follows: three from the 80s, ten 90s, three 00s, six 10s and three from this decade.
2) Numbers 8 & 14 are early spin-offs from famous & long-running JRPG series.
3) Numbers 12 and 17 you can only play on Windows and Switch... but one of them didn't come out yet.
4) The following titles have (also) been released on the Commodore Amiga: 4,6,11,16,19,20,22,25.

Deadline is next Thursday the 30th of June, participation via Video Game Quiz - June - Retro Pixel

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June Quiz - Answers & Score

It is rare that a game of this series has an answer rate of less than 10% - this time it was even just 0.7% for game #24, so only one user out of over 100 players found the right answer. Congrats to Marek from the ResetEra for this achievement! o_o

About the bonus question: 94% of you are vaccinated, 6% have no vaccination (and 24 users were left out because of no or unclear answer). Sounds quite reasonable?

And on a personal note - the NexGam community and the World-of-Players are dropping out due to a lack of players, instead the Forum64 and the Circuit Board are joining with a total of seven players. A warm welcome! :)


But now it's time for some answers... first the names of the games as text, then the pictures, then the high score table.

1) Crash Bandicoot XS
Also known as "Crash Bandicoot - the huge adventure".
Answer rate: 99%
Other suggestions: -

2) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
The adaptation of the first film for the GBA.
Answer rate: 96%
Other suggestions: -

3) Spyro 2: Season of Flame
Which character from the first row is the most famous: Harry, Simba, Spyro, Ecco or Crash? It's Spyro... As the only one with 100% Answer rate. :)
Answer rate: 100%
Other suggestions: -

4) Lion King
The adult Simba in battle against Scar.
Answer rate: 99%
Other suggestions: -

5) Ecco Jr
The prequel to the Sega Dolphin games.
Answer rate: 91%
Other suggestions: Arielle, EcoQuest, The Touryst

6) James Pond 3
Answer rate: 71%
Other suggestions: 3x Yoshi, Super Mario Bros, Wario world, Jelly Boy, Muppets, Rex

7) A Short Hike
This is a bird, not a penguin. :)
Answer rate: 53%
Other suggestions: 9x Animal Crossing, club penguin, Disgaea, Minish Cap, Pingu, The Turyst, Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero

8.) Final Fantasy 2
Answer rate: 53%
Other suggestions: 3x Gauntlet, Athena, Dragon Quest Monsters, Gianna Sisters, Kid Icarus, Red Sonya, Wonder Boy in Monster World

9) Golf Story
Sports Story, which has not yet been released, apparently uses the same protagonist and therefore also counted.
Answer rate: 57%
Other suggestions: Pokemon, Earthbound, Harvest Moon, go vacation, gravejard keeper, Andy Capp, Mother, River City, Stardey Valley

10) Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
From this title on, the answer rate drops below 50% and stays there...
Answer rate: 46%
Other suggestions: FEZ, Flashback, Hyper light drifter, Kingdom: Two Crowns, Machinarium, Salt & Sanctuary, Uncanny Valley

11) Arabian Nights
We already had this last year (my mistake), at least the sprite was completely different.
Answer rate: 33%
Other suggestions: 7x Aladdin, Earthbound, (Super) Mario Bros, Mario vs Donkey Kong, Soccer Kid

12) ElecHead
Released last month on the Switch, but has been available for PC for some time.
Answer rate: 38%
Other suggestions: 9x Mega Man, Chibi Robot, Blaster Master, Bomberman, Super Magnetic Neo

13) To the Moon
This is the fight against the squirrel! The sequels "Finding Paradise" and "Bird Story" also count.
Answer rate: 29%
Other suggestions: Always Sometimes Monsters, castlevania, Chrono Trigger, Crosscode, Dojo Dan, Iconoclasts, Lone Survivor, Moonwalker, Pokemon, Pokemon Ranger, Project X Zone, Secret of Evermore, Secret Of Mana, Zombies Ate My Neighbourhood

14) Persona
The very first "Persona" on the Playstation.
Answer rate: 23%
Other suggestions: Final Fantasy, Alone In The Dark, Clock Tower, Cogan Sword of Rewind, Fire Emblem, Flashback, King of Fighters, Might and Magic, Prince of Persia, Resident Evil Gaiden, Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones, Sword art Online, Ultima

15) Super Time Force
So many people have named the sequel that I'm not sure myself which part this is.
Answer rate: 30%
Other suggestions: Broforce, Door Kickers: Action Squad, Exit the Gungeon, Hero Legend, One step from eden, Zelda

16) Base Jumpers
One of the three Amiga exclusive titles in this round.
Answer rate: 23%
Other suggestions: Incredible Crash Dummies, Pilotwings, Amiga Boy, California Games, Commander Keen, Crazy Sue, Downwell, Magic Pockets, Mr. Pants, sega rally, Sky Scrapers, Sonic The Hedgehog

17) Gunbrella
This game doesn't come out until 2023! I discovered it in a Nintendo Direct just like ElecHead.
Answer rate: 15%
Other suggestions: 7x Spelunky, Anvil Saga, broforce, Bud Spencer and Terence Hill slaps and beans, Celeste, Don't Starve, Eastward, Golf Story, Indiana Jones, Inscryption, La-Mulana, LISA, Mother 3, Papers please, Rick Dangerous

18.) Cortex Command
Answer rate: 9%
Other suggestions: 4x Metal Slug, CT Special Forces.
Dead Ahead: Zombie Warfare, Contra, Braid, Broforce, Green Beret, Moss Warrior, The Mummy Returns, Z

19) Chiki Chiki Boys
...also known as "Mega Twins"
Answer rate: 36%
Other suggestions: 6x Wonderboy, Monster Boy, Magic Boy, Alex Kidd

20) Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters
Answer rate: 20%
Other suggestions: Addams Family, D-Generation, Impossible Mission, Nintendo World Cup, Speedball, Superball, Syndicate

21) Solitaire (Windows 98)
Not as difficult as I thought - a king from Windows 98 Solitaire. There are so many variations of it that I just accepted any "card game" in the end.
Answer rate: 75%
Other suggestions: Katamari Damacy, Kingdom hearts, King's Quest

22) Exolon
The Euro shmup classic Turrican would not be listed in the last row. ;)
Answer rate: 13%
Other suggestions: 13x Turrican, Doom, Megaman, Probotector, Soldier of Light, Terraria, X Com.

23) the Eidolon
Okay, a really mean screen fragment. My respect to the people who recognised it.
Answer rate: 12%
Other suggestions: 6x Godzilla, 4x The Hobbit, Bards Tale, Dungeon Master, Dungeons & Dragons, Final fantasy vi, Knight, Pokemon, Rampage, Thanatos, The Immortal

24) the Abduction of Oscar Z
An Amstrad CPC title, the winner of CPCRetroDev 2020. :)
convention: link
gameplay: link
Answer rate: 1%
Other suggestions: 23x The Simpsons, Milhouse Summer Games, Track and Field, Maniac Mansion, Day Of The Tentacle, Earthbound, Police Quest

25) Sensible Train Spotting
The last Amiga game by Sensible Software - published on the coverdisc of the "Amiga Power" magazine in September 1995.
Answer rate: 7%
Other suggestions: Police Quest, Back to the Future, Bench Sprayer, Forest Gump, Graffiti Man, Hobo Game, Rags to Riches, Shrek, Skate or Die, Street Fighter, Summer Games, Zach McCracken, Mr_Horizon on the Bench



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HIGH SCORE TABLE

01 - 25 points - rta - Marek
02 - 24 points - mmx - Nayuta
03 - 23 points - mnc - Ost West Elite
04 - 23 points - spz - The_BACH
05 - 23 points - gsg - TheLastToKnow
06 - 22 points - rpg - Calastellio
07 - 22 points - mnc - Mangamaniac2171
08 - 21 points - rta - EarthPainting
09 - 20 points - mnc - Dream-Team
10 - 20 points - smu - Herr Schatten
11 - 20 points - ntl - lifer
12 - 18 points - spz - Striderblade
13 - 18 points - eab - Little Havie
14 - 18 points - eab - darkwave
15 - 18 points - rpg - Dezue
16 - 18 points - rtc - Antiriad2097
17 - 18 points - gsg - partykiller
18 - 18 points - gpo - DocMoody
19 - 17 points - eab - Havie
20 - 17 points - mnc - Gerhard S.

21 - 17 points - mmx - Klunky
22 - 17 points - mtc - Valdien
23 - 17 points - mtc - Wibblewozzer

24 - 16 points - hcg - excelsior
25 - 16 points - can - M.Rick75
26 - 16 points - eab - Nobby_UK
27 - 16 points - hcg - dsparil
28 - 16 points - mtc - Parsnip
29 - 15 points - gpo - FireSmoke
30 - 15 points - nto - Lockenvogel
31 - 15 points - ata - jgkspsx
32 - 14 points - can - Dark Kariya
33 - 14 points - gpo - OutOfBounds
34 - 14 points - cib - sundog
35 - 14 points - gms - kopyright
36 - 14 points - smu - BulletMagnet
37 - 14 points - pop - Don Como
38 - 14 points - mmx - Dnamei
39 - 14 points - sh2 - Vino
40 - 13 points - rkb - Addearheart
41 - 13 points - hcg - Son of Suzy Creamcheese
42 - 13 points - rta - Bushmonkey
43 - 13 points - mnc - Bozbar!
44 - 13 points - nto - Ande
45 - 13 points - mmx - fedprod
46 - 12 points - ftg - Lurker
47 - 12 points - gav - Wizdom
48 - 12 points - wtd - zoltan.schwegler
49 - 12 points - mtc - MegaApple
50 - 12 points - rta - Illusionary
51 - 12 points - ftg - DeekyFun
52 - 12 points - ftg - LockeTribal
53 - 11 points - mnc - elementalMaster
54 - 11 points - hcg - windfisch
55 - 11 points - ntl - Matt_Barber
56 - 11 points - hcg - teroknor
57 - 11 points - ntl - ReadytoShock
58 - 11 points - mmx - LittleChoco
59 - 11 points - wtd - svenoble
60 - 11 points - ftg - rwklau
61 - 11 points - mtc - FunnyJay
62 - 11 points - gpo - Konsolomio
63 - 11 points - mmx - dasDull
64 - 11 points - gpo - Eddie
65 - 11 points - mnc - Mitschel
66 - 10 points - ntl - Fizza
67 - 10 points - rta - Blufunk
68 - 10 points - rta - SinOfHeart
69 - 10 points - ntl - Pirate_Capn
70 - 10 points - rtc - ElginMcQueen
71 - 10 points - f64 - Endurion
72 - 10 points - mmx - Lynx
73 - 10 points - spz - Geddoe
74 - 10 points - hcg - snake
75 - 10 points - mnc - HomiSite
76 - 10 points - ftg - mrpon
77 - 10 points - hcg - alexmate
78 - 10 points - ntl - Dogorilla
79 - 10 points - f64 - Jammet
80 - 10 points - rta - malus
81 - 10 points - sh2 - Bonz
82 - 9 points - mtc - xxr
83 - 9 points - cib - GaiaGensouki
84 - 9 points - mmx - Cutter Slade
85 - 9 points - m!g - Red XIII
86 - 9 points - gpo - Navarone
87 - 9 points - can - Marmottas
88 - 9 points - rkb - Kirika1987
89 - 9 points - smu - Guigui
90 - 9 points - m!g - geohound
91 - 9 points - gms - hellermarie
92 - 8 points - ftg - Destria
93 - 8 points - ntl - Krull
94 - 8 points - mmx - Knuckles
95 - 8 points - rta - Triggerhappytel
96 - 8 points - ftg - cubby
97 - 8 points - ata - JeremiahJT
98 - 8 points - rta - *Splinter
99 - 8 points - gpo - rave
100 - 8 points - rkb - Philippe161
101 - 8 points - wtd - jenoogle
102 - 8 points - rkb - salversurfer
103 - 8 points - sh2 - FoxSpitzer
104 - 8 points - ftg - Cappy
105 - 7 points - eab - Mailman
106 - 7 points - rkb - Phliege
107 - 7 points - gav - Scorplian
108 - 7 points - rpg - Zion
109 - 7 points - rkb - flof1ghterLegend
110 - 7 points - cib - Elemental Master
111 - 7 points - rta - Gygas
112 - 7 points - mtc - QFNS
113 - 7 points - sh2 - godzella
114 - 7 points - pop - Sascha
115 - 7 points - can - Jean-Luc Hazek
116 - 7 points - gpo - Bully
117 - 6 points - eab - TCD
118 - 6 points - gms - hellifanboy
119 - 6 points - gpo - Gameproff
120 - 6 points - rkb - Luggsen
121 - 6 points - gms - Black Friday
122 - 6 points - sh2 - BVBFabi09
123 - 6 points - pop - PUH
124 - 6 points - cib - IchoTolot
125 - 6 points - gpo - KHlover
126 - 6 points - mmx - Shades
127 - 6 points - nto - 4C8en
128 - 6 points - gav - Yoshi
129 - 6 points - cib - tharathiel
130 - 5 points - spz - Kal1m3r0
131 - 5 points - sh2 - the_joker2
132 - 5 points - rkb - Grandhanate
133 - 5 points - ftg - Ryands
134 - 5 points - m!g - Kong
135 - 5 points - pop - Daiyama
136 - 4 points - rkb - ToniLustig
137 - 4 points - rpg - Rainder
138 - 3 points - rpg - Moons.of.Kandar


Now then, an award ceremony: Congratulations to Marek, Nayuta, the East West Elite, The_BACH, TheLastToKnow, Calastellio, Mangamaniac, EarthPainting, the Dream Team and the Herr Schatten... you are the TOP 10 and have won this round!

Scroll up if you want to see the other players in the top 20. :)


LOCAL HIGH SCORE:

1 - 17 points - Valdien
2 - 17 points - Wibblewozzer
3 - 16 points - Parsnip
4 - 12 points - MegaApple
5 - 11 points - FunnyJay
6 - 09 points - xxr
7 - 07 points - QFNS

Congrats to Valdien for local lead, 0,0007 ahead of Wibblewozzer, smallest gap ever. :)

Can we get a comment for the press???

Thanks to everyone for participating!
 

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Lol, curious to know how I ended up getting that 0.0007 score.

Better luck next time, Wibble. :coffee-blob:
He explained it before in here when someone asked and I know I always think it has to do the timing of when the response was sent in. But for some reason I thought there was an alternate way of slight score differences (like teeny fractions of a point are added for exact answers vs just getting the series?). Mostly I think it just means you submitted yours right before I did.

Edit: Also, you're really lucky. I knew Cortex Command but couldn't recall the title and since I was doing this quiz while working (don't tell anyone!) I rushed it and ended up not doing much searching. That would have been the one to give me the extra point over you if I had taken more time!
 
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Lol, curious to know how I ended up getting that 0.0007 score.
He explained it before in here when someone asked and I know I always think it has to do the timing of when the response was sent in.
Yes, the timestamp theory was true for the first few seasons, that's probably why it is such a persistant misconception today. ;)
Here is an updated version of my explanation from last year:

The points are weighted depending on how many people got the answer correct. Last round can serve as an example, here only two people didn't know "Lion King", while only one person had the answer to "Abduction of Oscar Z". 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:

Lion King has an answer rate of 99%, the correct answer is worth 1.0015 points.
Abduction of Oscar Z has an answer rate of 1%, the correct answer is worth 1.0993 points.
Final Fantasy 2 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 "17 points" with their full score listed:

Havieeab17,7905
Gerhard S.mnc17,7336
Klunkymmx17,7095
Valdienmtc17,6854
Wibblewozzermtc17,6847

I hope that helps! :)

I don't like using timestamps to decide who gets the higher position, but sometimes (if two players really have identical answers) I have to.

(...) and since I was doing this quiz while working (don't tell anyone!)
Ahem, if my work didn't have frequent long gaps of waiting for coworkers, you wouldn't get the quiz results on the 1st or 2nd each month. ;) Luckily shuffling numbers in excel looks the same for every industry - or hobby.
 
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July Quiz - Gaming Maps

Well, when was the last time you drew a map yourself in a video game? :) I think my last really big dungeon map was in the RPG Ishar 2 in the 90s, in my old math exercise book... after that, small stuff at most. This round is about all kinds of "maps" - from futuristic radar UIs to classic dungeon crawlers, from transparent automaps to floor plans scribbled on paper.

So, how many do you know? And bonus question, where did I take the map from the intro picture from? ;)

Once again, I'm sure I've left out a lot of really great games because I simply didn't know them (or the titles were already in previous rounds). Leave me a comment with your favourite missing map? :)


Deadline is Sunday 31st of July, enter via Video Game Quiz - July - Game Maps

Here's the quiz, grab your compass and let's go!

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Interesting quiz theme. Looks very tough though.

Well, when was the last time you drew a map yourself in a video game? :) I think my last really big dungeon map was in the RPG Ishar 2 in the 90s, in my old math exercise book... after that, small stuff at most.
I don't remember if I've ever drawn a really big map, but La-Mulana 2 is probably the last time I mapped stuff out in a more serious manner.
 
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Fun idea for a quiz. I recognize some of these immediately, but also have no idea on a large number of them. Gonna be a tough one, I reckon.
 
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July Quiz - Clues #1

This round has been running for a week, so far 35 people have demonstrated their map skills. Not bad, but I'm sure there are plenty more to come! However, almost no one has got the bonus question right yet, so I want to give something away here - I cheated a bit, this is not a computer game. ;)

Here come the first clues:

1) Game 1 shaped its genre so much, the term "Game 1 clone" was very common for years.
2) In Game 14, the first in a long series, you are exclusively in the water.
3) The first version of map #3 more or less founded an entire genre.
4) Four titles in this round have been released exclusively for Nintendo consoles.


Deadline is Sunday 31st July, enter via Video Game Quiz - July - Game Maps

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July Quiz - Clues #2

One more weekend and then the final sprint of this round begins - you have just under ten days left to join! Forty-five players are already in.
There will be no more clues next Friday, just a reminder to the forgetful procrastinators among you. :)

Here come the second clues:

1) The 15 is an automap in a game from a west RPG series.
2) Game 10 was not released until over 20 years after its completion.
3) In title 12 you use a hovercraft as one of the ways to move around the game.
4) Nothing is Commodore exclusive, but 8, 17, 19 & 20 are multiplatform games that were also released on C64 or Amiga.

Deadline is Sunday 31st July, enter via Video Game Quiz - July - Game Maps.

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