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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