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I didn't submit any additions to my first entry, hints were either for games I already knew or which I had absolutely no clue about so. :)
 
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March Quiz - Answers & Score

Everybody back at home, washed your hands and ready for the Corona lockdown? Great! We were exactly one hundred people (wow!), and ten from here. Given the amount of participants I guess you must have liked this round with slower and less action heavy games. :)

But some people clearly didn't get the theme of this month... who puts scary stuff like "outlast" or "five nights at Freddies" in a quiz about mainly walking simulators? ;)

Before we dive into the answers, to this first round of the year I want to welcome three new communities:

the LastGameStanding community: Monatliches Videospiele Bilderrätsel
the french PC Canard Forum: Monthly Videogame Quiz (thanks to Ruvon!)
and the austrian Shock² Forum: Monatliches Videospiele Bilderrätsel

Welcome to the quiz everyone!


1) Firewatch
A very recognizable watch tower, the easiest game of this round. :)
solved by: 95%
other suggestions: -

2) Journey
solved by: 94%
other suggestions:

3) Professor Layton
solved by: 91%
other suggestions: -

4) Abzû
solved by: 74%
other suggestions: Subnautica, Gravity Rush, Scuba the Diver, Steep

5) RiME
solved by: 79%
other suggestions: The last Guardian, Beyond Eyes, ICO

6) Lost Ember
solved by: 48%
other suggestions: the first Tree, the last Tree, the long Dark, Zelda Twilight Princess, Shelter, WolfQuest, Silent Hill, Spirit of the North, Wolfenstein, Tokyo Jungle

7) Myst
This tough puzzle game classic is the only 90s title this time.
solved by: 76%
other suggestions: Everybody's gone to the Rapture, Another World, Reah: face the unknown

8.) Among the Sleep
solved by: 51%
other suggestions: Five nights at Freddies, what became of Edith Finch, Everybody's gone to the Rapture, Resident Evil, Naughty Bear, Bear with me, Little Nightmares, Stacking

9) Dear Esther
solved by: 70%
other suggestions: the Path, Stalker, Bioshock

10) Everybody's gone to the rapture
solved by: 58%
other suggestions: The Sims 4,

11) Kentucky Route Zero
solved by: 43%
other suggestions: Untitled Goose Game, Tetris, State of Mind, Another Life

12) Gone Home
solved by: 48%
other suggestions: Outlast, Tetris, SAW, Layers of Fear, the moon sliver

13) Talos Principle
solved by: 49%
other suggestions: Tetris, Unfinished Swan, Serious Sam

14) the Stanley Parable
solved by: 84%
other suggestions: Portal, Half Life 2, Ether One, Inside, Superliminal, Anti Chamber

15) What remains of Edith Finch
solved by: 66%
other suggestions: Myst 2, this war of mine, a way out, Dear Esther, Sword and Scorcery

16) the Vanishing of Ethan Carter
solved by: 57%
other suggestions: The Walking Dead, Electric Blue Bogaloo, Murdered: Soul Suspect, Game of Thrones, the Astronauts, Alan Wake

17) Proteus
solved by: 54%
other suggestions: Star Wars, Pixel, Undertale

18.) Tacoma
solved by: 52%
other suggestions: Inviso-Man, Deus Ex, Detroit Become Human, Etherborn, State of Mind

19) Flower
solved by: 90%
other suggestions: -

20) the Witness
solved by: 72%
other suggestions: Beyond the Eyes, Awkward Dimensions Redux

21) Universal Paperclips
https://www.decisionproblem.com/paperclips/
solved by: 55%
other suggestions: Farm Simulator, Dear Blank Please Blank

22) Hatoful Boyfriend
Someone entered "that bird visual novel"... technically correct, but no points regardless. :p
solved by: 69%
other suggestions: Braak, Hotline Miami, Mohawk Cyber Bird Pirates, that bird visual novel

23) Inner Space
A multiplatform title without danger or enemies, where you fly around exploring and solving button puzzles. Here's a trailer for the Switch version.
solved by: 23%
other suggestions: Zelda Breath of the Wild, Aerial Assault, Abzu, Yonder Cloud Catcher Chronicles, Fe, Aer - Memories of the Old, No Mans Sky, Panzer Dragoon, Journey to the Savage Planet, Shape of the World, Sky: Children of the Light

24) Mosaic
solved by: 39%
other suggestions: Inside, Orwell, AVGN the game, to the moon, Kentucky Road Zero, Dreams, Virginia, Dead Synchronicity

25) Extrasolar
A Browsergame, active from 2014 to 2018. You were controlling a robot rover in slow, slow realtime on a distant planet. Extrasolar: The Archive
solved by: 22%
other suggestions: Death Stranding, Obduction, Lifeless Planet, the solus project, Corona Simulator, Rock Simulator, Geogessr, Dream, Amikrog, Outer Wilds


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And here are the answers:

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HIGH SCORE

01 - 25 points - rta - Earthpainting
01 - 25 points - dgo - fl0rian
01 - 25 points - rta - Hamlet Machine
01 - 25 points - pcx - Splunge
01 - 25 points - rta - Lafazar
01 - 25 points - rpg - J.R.
01 - 25 points - rta - residentgrigo
08 - 24 points - m!g - Kong
09 - 24 points - mnc - Gerhard S.
10 - 24 points - rta - Qwark

11 - 24 points - rpg - Calastellio
12 - 24 points - can - FoxDy
13 - 24 points - eab - Nobby_uk
14 - 24 points - rta - AuraPaladinne
15 - 24 points - rpg - Dezue
16 - 24 points - gms - hellermarie
17 - 24 points - ntl - lifer
18 - 23 points - rta - Illusionary
19 - 23 points - mtc - MegaApple
20 - 23 points - mtc - Wibblewozzer
21 - 23 points - mnc - Marukka
22 - 22 points - rta - malus
23 - 21 points - mtc - Ruvon
24 - 21 points - 4py - DancingDan
25 - 21 points - rta - Roarer
26 - 21 points - m!g - SonicFanNerd
27 - 21 points - mnc - Mangamaniac2171
28 - 20 points - mtc - xxr
29 - 20 points - hcg - cacao
30 - 20 points - 4py - Crimson Idol
31 - 19 points - gms - mekk
32 - 19 points - eab - Havie
33 - 19 points - mmx - fedprod
34 - 19 points - hcg - Excelsior
35 - 19 points - mtc - mssq
36 - 19 points - mmx - Knuckles
37 - 18 points - mmx - Klunky
38 - 18 points - mnc - HomiSite
39 - 18 points - gpo - Maryokutai
40 - 18 points - m!g - geohound
41 - 17 points - guf - Wizdom
42 - 17 points - gpo - j1m
43 - 17 points - mnc - Lukulus
44 - 17 points - hcg - windfisch
45 - 17 points - eab - darkwave
46 - 17 points - rta - Frump
47 - 17 points - mnc - Sachiel
48 - 16 points - 4py - Akabei
49 - 16 points - rta - DalaiLlama
50 - 16 points - m!g - Red XIII
51 - 16 points - rta - aLaxLuthor
52 - 16 points - vgz - Walti
53 - 15 points - lgs - Frosch
54 - 15 points - rta - Het_Nkik
55 - 15 points - mtc - RionaaM
56 - 15 points - mtc - Parsnip
57 - 15 points - rta - Blufunk
58 - 14 points - pop - Don Como
59 - 14 points - mnc - Schlomo
60 - 14 points - guf - Colt
61 - 14 points - mnc - elementalMaster
62 - 13 points - mtc - QFNS
63 - 13 points - 4py - schockbock
64 - 13 points - rta - jett
65 - 12 points - rtc - Antiriad2097
66 - 12 points - rpg - D4rkD
67 - 12 points - pop - Carnivore
68 - 12 points - ntl - Krull
69 - 12 points - mnc - Mitschel
70 - 12 points - ntl - Dogorilla
71 - 12 points - gms - hellifanboy
72 - 11 points - lgs - Alicinger
73 - 11 points - 4py - Scorplian
74 - 11 points - rta - aaa
75 - 11 points - 4py - Stryx
76 - 10 points - pop - Sascha
77 - 10 points - gpo - Klingsor-
78 - 10 points - gms - kopyright
79 - 10 points - ntl - WaffleKnight
80 - 10 points - rpg - Dusty
81 - 10 points - gms - der.Otti
82 - 10 points - mtc - DriftedPlanet
83 - 10 points - can - Bobby Colique
84 - 09 points - hcg - teroknor
85 - 09 points - rta - Storminormin
86 - 09 points - mtc - freshVeggie
87 - 08 points - mmx - LittleChoco
88 - 08 points - gpo - rave
89 - 08 points - mnc - Yeboah17
90 - 08 points - ntl - JoakimZ
91 - 07 points - rtc - Elgin_McQueen
92 - 06 points - sh2 - BVBFabi09
93 - 05 points - m!g - Rudi Ratlos
94 - 05 points - m!g - Sonic2d
95 - 05 points - mmx - Shades
96 - 05 points - rpg - Cosmo
97 - 04 points - guf - Yoshi
98 - 03 points - pcx - Pascal Parvex
99 - 02 points - hcg - Snake
100- 01 points - pop - Daiyama


4py = 4Players forum
can = Canard PC
dgo = Dialogoption forum
eab = English Amiga Board
gpo = Gamepro forum
gms = Gamestar forum
guf = Gaming Universe forum
hcg = hardcore gaming 101
lgs = last game standing
m!g = M!Games forum
mtc = Metacouncil forum
mmx = Multimediaxis forum
ntl = NintendoLife forum
mnc = altes maniac forum
pcx = PCX forum
pop = PowerPlay forum
rta = ResetEra forum
rtc = Retro Canteen forum
rpg = RPG Maker MV forum
sh2 = Shock² forum
vgz = Videogameszone forum


So then, a winners ceremony: Congratulations to Earthpainting, fl0rian, Hamlet Machine, Splunge, Lafazar, J.R. and residentgrigo... you all have FULL POINTS and won this round!

Also kudos to Kong, Gerhard S & Qwark, together you form the Top 10. :)


LOCAL HIGHSCORE:

01 - 23 points - MegaApple
02 - 23 points - Wibblewozzer
03 - 21 points - Ruvon
04 - 20 points - xxr
05 - 19 points - mssq
06 - 15 points - RionaaM
07 - 15 points - Parsnip
08 - 13 points - QFNS
09 - 10 points - DriftedPlanet
10 - 09 points - freshVeggie


The local lead goes to MegaApple, well done. :)

Thanks to all for participating and see you next time!
 
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Hey, 21, not bad :) Damn, one of the people of Canard PC forum I brought in have a better score than mine :LOL:
Yes, FoxDy did pretty well. :)

Here is the local highscore for the Canard PC forum:

1 - 24 points - FoxDy
2 - 10 points - Bobby Colique


I'll let them know the results, thanks again Mr_Horizon !
Little question Mr_Horizon : How do you rank people with the same number of points ?
That's a good question! In the early years, whoever had the same number of points was just ranked by order of submission, so if you entered your 10 points a day earlier than your competitor, you got the higher of the two positions.

But now I use a different system - every game title is weighted by how often it was answered correctly. In the last round, Firewatch was guessed right 95% percent of the time, answering it earned you 1.005 points. However, Inner Space was answered right only by 23% of users, and getting that right awarded you 1.077 points. The differences are very small, and would never earn you a full additional point - but they are usually enough to make sure 7 people who all got 17 points get a distinct ranking.

Here are all people with 17 points from the current quiz, without having their results rounded:

1 - 17.569 points - Wizdom
2 - 17.545 points - j1m
3 - 17.510 points - Lukulus
4 - 17.503 points - windfisch
5 - 17.499 points - darkwave
6 - 17.487 points - Frump
7 - 17.487 points - Sachiel

You can see, with the exception of the last two it has worked out very well. :)
 

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Yes, FoxDy did pretty well. :)

That's a good question! In the early years, whoever had the same number of points was just ranked by order of submission, so if you entered your 10 points a day earlier than your competitor, you got the higher of the two positions.

But now I use a different system - every game title is weighted by how often it was answered correctly. In the last round, Firewatch was guessed right 95% percent of the time, answering it earned you 1.005 points. However, Inner Space was answered right only by 23% of users, and getting that right awarded you 1.077 points. The differences are very small, and would never earn you a full additional point - but they are usually enough to make sure 7 people who all got 17 points get a distinct ranking.

Here are all people with 17 points from the current quiz, without having their results rounded:

1 - 17.569 points - Wizdom
2 - 17.545 points - j1m
3 - 17.510 points - Lukulus
4 - 17.503 points - windfisch
5 - 17.499 points - darkwave
6 - 17.487 points - Frump
7 - 17.487 points - Sachiel

You can see, with the exception of the last two it has worked out very well. :)
FoxDy was happy with the quiz and she will certainly play again ;) I'll try to get more people on board, some of them didn't submit even though they were interested in...

About the ranking : that's a perfectly clear explaination but...

Why is Frump ahead of Sachiel then ? :p
 
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About the ranking : that's a perfectly clear explaination but...

Why is Frump ahead of Sachiel then ? :p
Easy, in these cases I fall back to the original method: order of submission - look at their timestamps:

3/02/2020 02:39:50 Frump
3/24/2020 18:38:29 Sachiel

I don't expect to ever have a problem here - I can't imagine a case where two users have the exact same score and also the same submission date down to the second. :D
 

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Easy, in these cases I fall back to the original method: order of submission - look at their timestamps:

3/02/2020 02:39:50 Frump
3/24/2020 18:38:29 Sachiel

I don't expect to ever have a problem here - I can't imagine a case where two users have the exact same score and also the same submission date down to the second. :D
Looks like you covered every possibility here :D I'll explain that the best I can.

Can't wait for the next quiz ;)
 
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April Quiz - Cool Cars

Be it almost the entire racing game genre, car based mini games, shootouts on wheels or just background decoration - cars are everywhere in our video game entertainment. This quiz round is all about recognising games throughout decades, genres and platforms... all just by the exterior of some car. Think you can do that? ;)

If you take a closer look at these screen fragments, you might notice there's none of the famous racing simulations around. That's because modern realistic racing games like Forza, Gran Turismo or Driveclub do unfortunately look a bit similar. Instead of those you'll get a mix of genres featuring lots of colourful cars in many different graphics styles.

Thanks to Francis W.M. we say hello to the Spazio PC community in Italy: Spazio PC :)


Deadline is Thursday the 30th of April, participate via April Quiz - Cool Cars

Here is the quiz, good luck! :)

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April Quiz - Clues #1

Ignition, check mirrors, off we go - we are past the half time for this round. I'd like to post some clues for all of you, so the 33 participants (three from here) might get joined by more. :)

The car quiz is much tougher than the previous round... does the following list help?

1) Just twelve titles are racing games - barely half!
2) Several games are based on licenses from movies, comics or music: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 15, 25.
3) Number 12 is a multiplatform racing game from the last year.
4) Five screenshots show arcade versions.
5) Title 11 is an open world game.

Deadline is Thursday the 30th of April, participate via April Quiz - Cool Cars

quiz link
 

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I'm on my mobile now and can't be sure but I think these hints helped me get at least one more. Going to have to do verify when I get home and update.
 
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Submitted my updates, I think I got a few more.
There are still a few more that I've definitely seen before but just can't place em.
 
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April Quiz - Clues #2

Okay guys, watch out: please take the next exit off the highway, as this round is about to end soon! So far a convoy of 55 players has formed (four from here), but nobody managed to guess every game correctly - and just seven participants made it to twenty or more points. :)

So here is the final set of clues, good luck to all of you:

1) Just on Nintendo consoles? That's right for the 6, 7, 14 and 15.
2) The numbers 13, 19 and 23 show screenshots of games for the Commodore Amiga.
3) Game 16 and 21 make you build a vehicle from many single parts.
4) One of the games in the last row is a RPG.
5) Number 17 is a side scrolling shoot em up.

Deadline is Thursday the 30th April, please participate via April Quiz - Cool Cars

Here's the quiz image one last time: link
 

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April Quiz - Clues #2

Okay guys, watch out: please take the next exit off the highway, as this round is about to end soon! So far a convoy of 55 players has formed (four from here), but nobody managed to guess every game correctly - and just seven participants made it to twenty or more points. :)

So here is the final set of clues, good luck to all of you:

1) Just on Nintendo consoles? That's right for the 6, 7, 14 and 15.
2) The numbers 13, 19 and 23 show screenshots of games for the Commodore Amiga.
3) Game 16 and 21 make you build a vehicle from many single parts.
4) One of the games in the last row is a RPG.
5) Number 17 is a side scrolling shoot em up.

Deadline is Thursday the 30th April, please participate via April Quiz - Cool Cars

Here's the quiz image one last time: link
I'm guessing results must not be as strong this time around because those hints almost made things too easy, not that I'm complaining since it helped me get three or four more that I didn't have correct. I believe that left me one without an answer and the hint on that one didn't help since it now makes me uncertain what exactly I'm seeing. It'll probably be like the last quiz where it's more modern and I just don't keep up with everything so it's something completely outside of my attention and with how many games are out there these days it can feel impossible trying to search for something!

Well, good month all around. Curious to see the results!
 
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Hi Mr_Horizon,

Just dropping by to personally give you a huge thumbs up for your work on the monthly quiz.
I first heard about it last month from Ruvon on Canard PC, and when I recognized a few games right off the bat on the April edition, I decided it was time to give it a proper go.
I never imagined I would get anywhere close to completion (or that I would end up spending so much time trying!), but here we are... hopefully. ;)

I had an absolute blast researching all those games, and I gotta say it's been a very much-needed break from all the lockdown-induced boredom.
Anxiously looking forward to the results now!

Thank you so much, keep it up.
 
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(...) those hints almost made things too easy, (...)
There will be changes to the way I do "hints" starting next month - I will try to avoid hinting on specific games (unless answer rate is below 20% or so), and will skip hints on the bottom row completely. Have the masterminds work hard to earn that full score. ;)


Just dropping by to personally give you a huge thumbs up for your work on the monthly quiz.
Thank you! Glad to hear you are enjoying this. :)
 

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There will be changes to the way I do "hints" starting next month - I will try to avoid hinting on specific games (unless answer rate is below 20% or so), and will skip hints on the bottom row completely. Have the masterminds work hard to earn that full score. ;)
Yeah, to be honest, I generally have liked the more broad hints that just note like five games are Nintendo exclusive, or this row has this genre in it, etc. For example, once I knew which numbers specifically had games from a console it makes it easy to do a search and find each title.

But I'm sure preferences vary quite a bit and I enjoy each monthly quiz so just giving my thoughts on things!
 

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I'm probably with you on this - both sets of clues were a big help with a couple specific entries, but I did feel a tiny bit frustrated that they might be making things too easy for some of the others that I had already cracked on my own. ;)
 
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April Quiz - Answers & Score

April is over, all cars are back in their garage - now we count some points! :) We had 93 participants and four from this community. However... THIRTEEN people have full score?? That's a lot, and I wonder if I have been to generous with my hints this year. :/ So starting next round I will put some rules on myself regarding to that:

  • never more than four clues in one post
  • less specific, more general
  • no clues at all for the last row of the quiz

I want the masterminds among you to struggle a bit if you're really after those 25 points! :D


Now let's open the hood and look at the answers:

1) Batman Returns
solved by: 93%
other suggestions: Project Gotham Racing

2) Ridge Racer
solved by: 86%
other suggestions: Daytona, Rave Racer

3) Ghostbusters
solved by: 95%
other suggestions: -

4) Virtua Racing
solved by: 83%
other suggestions: Formula One Grand Prix, Formel 1, Grand Prix 2, Indy 500

5) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
this is the "Party Bus" of the four turtles
solved by: 90%
other suggestions: Scooby Doo, Retro City Rampage

6) Top Gear
solved by: 65%
other suggestions: Lotus Challenge, Rad Racer, Chase HQ, S.C.I.

7) Herbie: fully loaded
solved by: 83%
other suggestions: Beetle Adventure Racing, Beetle Crazy Cup, Gran Turismo

8.) Clustertruck
solved by: 62%
other suggestions: 18 Wheeler

9) back to future 2
screenshot taken from the Commodore 64
solved by: 67%
other suggestions: Knight Rider, Double Dragon, MASK

10) Horizon Chase Turbo
solved by: 49%
other suggestions: Hotshot Racing, Racing Apex, Gran Turismo 2, Porsche Challenge, Midnight Club

11) Lego City Undercover
no, "Lego" isn't good enough. And "Lego Racer" is neither. :)
solved by: 73%
other suggestions: Lego, Lego Racers, Lego Worlds

12) Xenon Racer
solved by: 32%
other suggestions: Gran Turismo, RISE race the future, Need for Speed, Dangerous Driving, GRID, Project Cars 2, Assetto Corsa Competizione, Initial D

13) ATR: All Terrain Racing
exactly half of you have gotten it right. One of my favourite Amiga Games.
solved by: 50%
other suggestions: LED Storm, Micro Machines, F-Zero, Road Fighter

14) the Stretchers
solved by: 46%
other suggestions: Ambulance, Mario Ambulance Chasers, Totally Reliable Delivery Service, Emergency Mayhem, Super Mario Odyssey

15) Mad Max
solved by: 57%
other suggestions: Battle Cars, Breakthrough, Rock and Roll Racing, Death Race, Micro Machines, Badlands, Spy Hunter

16) Crossout
solved by: 41%
other suggestions: Twisted Metal, Mad Max (2015), Command & Conquer, Borderlands

17) Silkworm
you pick either the helicopter or the car - here you see the latter from the arcade version.
solved by: 33%
other suggestions: UN Squadron, P-47 The Phantom Fighter, Army moves, Contra, Choplifter, Cannon Fodder, Midnight Resistance, Lemming vs Humans, Broforce

18.) Vigilante 8 - 2nd offense
seven people went for Twisted Metal instead, that was a good candidate.
solved by: 45%
other suggestions: Twisted Metal, Auto Destruct

19) Nitro
eleven people guessed Micro Machines.
solved by: 53%
other suggestions: Cube Rally Racer, Micro Machines

20) All Star Fruit Racing
solved by: 36%
other suggestions: Crash Team Racing, Grip, Re-Volt, Wreck It Ralph: Sugar Rush, Sega All Stars Racing, Rollcage, Team Sonic Racing

21) Besiege
okay, those are siege machines and barely count as "cars". ;)
solved by: 60%
other suggestions: Trailmakers, Grip Combat Racing,

22) Disco Elysium
this RPG proved to be the hardest title of this round.
solved by: 30%
other suggestions: Frost Punk, Folklore, Gene Rain, Crossout, Final Fantasys 7 Remake

23) Flyin High
solved by: 37%
other suggestions: MegaRace, Stunt Race FX, Turbo Racer, Carmageddon, Skidmarks, Super Skidmarks, Destruction Derby, Buggy Boy

24) Fire Truck
an arcade game from the late 70s, where you and a buddy had to drive a fire truck as fast and far as possible.
solved by: 43%
other suggestions: Tanker, Undertale, Auto Duel

25) Crazy Frog Racer
back to the roots! video
other suggestions: Oddworld


quiz image:


answer image:

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HIGH SCORE

01 - 25 points - rtc - Antiriad2097
01 - 25 points - spz - The_BACH
01 - 25 points - rta - Lafazar
01 - 25 points - can - Franky Mikey
01 - 25 points - rta - residentgrigo
01 - 25 points - hcg - Excelsior
01 - 25 points - rta - AuraPaladinne
01 - 25 points - eab - Havie
01 - 25 points - guf - Wizdom
01 - 25 points - rpg - Calastellio
01 - 25 points - pcx - Splunge
01 - 25 points - m!g - Kong
01 - 25 points - rpg - J.R.

14 - 24 points - rta - Earthpainting
15 - 24 points - mnc - Gerhard S.
16 - 24 points - rta - Illusionary
17 - 24 points - mnc - Superfrog
18 - 24 points - mtc - Wibblewozzer
19 - 23 points - ntl - lifer
20 - 23 points - rta - Hamlet Machine
21 - 22 points - eab - darkwave
22 - 22 points - dgo - fl0rian
23 - 22 points - rpg - Dezue
24 - 21 points - mtc - Ruvon
25 - 21 points - 4py - Crimson Idol
26 - 20 points - can - FoxDy
27 - 20 points - rta - malus
28 - 20 points - eab - Biscuit
29 - 19 points - rta - aLaxLuthor
30 - 19 points - rta - Qwark
31 - 19 points - mmx - Knuckles
32 - 19 points - pop - Don Como
33 - 18 points - spz - Strider
34 - 18 points - can - McCauley
35 - 17 points - eab - NOBBY_UK
36 - 17 points - mnc - elementalMaster
37 - 17 points - pop - a gentle breeze
38 - 17 points - mmx - fedprod
39 - 17 points - gpo - j1m
40 - 16 points - can - Kulfy
41 - 16 points - 4py - DancingDan
42 - 16 points - 4py - Akabei
43 - 16 points - mmx - TheSnesFreak
44 - 16 points - gms - hellermarie
45 - 15 points - pop - Sascha
46 - 15 points - spz - Neural
47 - 15 points - spz - Rabum Alal
48 - 14 points - mnc - Mod-Team
49 - 13 points - lgs - AirBaeron
50 - 13 points - hcg - windfisch
51 - 13 points - mnc - HomiSite
52 - 12 points - 4py - Scorplian
53 - 12 points - mtc - Parsnip
54 - 12 points - rta - Blufunk
55 - 12 points - rta - 5pectre
56 - 12 points - rta - Roarer
57 - 12 points - rta - Frump
58 - 12 points - m!g - geohound
59 - 12 points - hcg - teroknor
60 - 12 points - rta - malus
61 - 11 points - spz - thehive88
62 - 11 points - gms - kopyright
63 - 11 points - mnc - Mitschel
64 - 11 points - mnc - PaulBearer
65 - 11 points - mnc - Sachiel
66 - 11 points - rta - Nihilistic Monk
67 - 11 points - rtc - markopoloman
68 - 11 points - mnc - Yeboah17
69 - 10 points - hcg - mainpatr
70 - 10 points - gpo - rave
71 - 09 points - rtc - Aztecca
72 - 09 points - m!g - sonic2d
73 - 08 points - mtc - MegaApple
74 - 08 points - m!g - SonicFanNerd
75 - 08 points - rta - jett
76 - 08 points - hcg - Snake
77 - 07 points - gms - hellifanboy
78 - 07 points - spz - diennea2
79 - 07 points - mmx - Shades
80 - 07 points - rta - Giard
81 - 07 points - vgz - Walti
82 - 07 points - m!g - Red XIII
83 - 06 points - lgs - M0rr1s0n
84 - 06 points - ntl - Dogorilla
85 - 06 points - sh2 - BVBFabi09
86 - 06 points - sh2 - retro74
87 - 06 points - pcx - Pascal Parvex
88 - 05 points - sh2 - the_joker2
89 - 05 points - gpo - Klingsor-
90 - 05 points - pop - Daiyama
91 - 04 points - pop - PUH
92 - 03 points - guf - Yoshi
93 - 02 points - pop - Carnivore


4py = 4Players Forum
can = Canard PC
dgo = Dialogoption Forum
eab = English Amiga Board
gpo = Gamepro Forum
gms = Gamestar Forum
guf = Gaming Universe Forum
hcg = hardcore gaming 101
lgs = last game standing
m!g = M!Games Forum
mtc = Metacouncil Forum
mmx = Multimediaxis Forum
ntl = NintendoLife Forum
mnc = altes maniac Forum
pcx = PCX Forum
pop = PowerPlay Forum
rta = ResetEra Forum
rtc = Retro Canteen Forum
rpg = RPG Maker MV Forum
sh2 = Shock² Forum
spz = Spazio PC
vgz = Videogameszone Forum


So then, a winners ceremony: Congratulations to AuraPaladinne, Lafazar, residentgrigo, Kong, Splunge, Wizdom, The_BACH, Havie, Franky Mikey, Calastellio, Excelsior, Antiriad2097 and J.R.... you all have FULL POINTS and won this round! :)


Here the local high score:

1 - 24 points - Wibblewozzer
2 - 21 points - Ruvon
3 - 12 points - Parsnip
4 - 08 points - MegaApple

Congrats to Wibblewozzer for the local lead. :)

Thanks for participating and see you next time!
 
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Franky Mikey

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Thank you for compiling the results so fast!

Looking back, I had only played two games from this list (n°10 and n°22), so you can imagine it was quite a journey to uncover the rest. So many cool discoveries along the way! The one I nearly lost my mind about was n°23 (Flyin' High), the screenshot's angle made it look like an isometric game so I spent ages investigating Super Skidmarks and every single related game I could find! In the end I had no burst of genius, just brute forced all Amiga racing games after your final hints.

I had a nice surprise along the way: having played n°10, I've grown quite fond of the soundtrack and I was actually listening to it while researching some games. Then I stumbled across n°6, and I thought I'd gone crazy! Turns out the same composer did both soundtracks, some 25 years apart - and remixed at least one of his old tracks in the process, as an homage to the classic game.

Thanks again, eagerly awaiting the next edition now. :)
 
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Disco Elysium! Argh! I own and have played a little bit of it but there's no way I would have placed that car with that game. I knew it was the RPG based on the hint but for me that wasn't enough help because I wasn't sure how to interpret it. I was picturing it more like a standard open world-ish RPG where you drive around the world in car and I couldn't figure out anything that really fit that description outside of Final Fantasy XV and I knew it wasn't that.

I went from thinking this quiz was really hard but got up to around 18-20 without hints but then the hints were a bit too easy and helped me get up to the final 24 I got. Knowing that three games were Amiga it's pretty easy to search for Amiga racing games and come across those three games I had been missing. Funny enough I had actually searched Amiga racing games during my first pass because I know you tend to include games from it but I barely spent time looking before moving on.

Fun quiz, as usual. And very speedy results!
 
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May Quiz - DOS classics #2

Everybody loves a classic - but also if it means exclusively MS-DOS games from the 80s and 90s?? For some those will be sweet memories of their childhood or youth, and for console users or those born after these games were released... well they're classics regardless. ;)

The first instalment of the "DOS classics" was the most successful quiz round of all time - so of course you're getting a part two. :) The March round was very new, this one is very retro... I am sure everybody appreciates a good balance.


Deadline is Sunday the 31st of May, participate via May Quiz - DOS classics #2

Here is the quiz:

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May Quiz - Clues #1

Well, is that old DOS tower still booting properly? Or do you satisfy your nostalgia via emulators instead. ^_^ This months riddle is well received so far - forty people are in, and one from this forum.

Here are some clues - good luck! :)

1) Four games were published by EA.
2) In the 11, 13, 15 and 16 you are driving a car.
3) There is a first person shooter hidden in the second row.
4) I made a mistake with game #5, that isn't a DOS game. -_-


Deadline is Sunday the 31st of May, participate via May Quiz - DOS classics #2

Here is the quiz again: link
 
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May Quiz - Clues #2

Did you know? The data transfer rate of an original 90s single speed CD-ROM drive was 150 kb/sec. The disc drive of a modern Playstation 4 however reads 27000 kb/sek. :) Look at all that progress!

But let's hurry back to this months quiz... as sunday next week it'll be over. So far there are 70 people playing, and three from here.

Here are the last hints - good luck to all of you. :)

1) Two entries were developed by Bullfrog.
2) The oldest game is from 1987, the newest one from 2000.
3) Three titles were published by Microprose.
4) Image 18 shows the intro of the game.

Deadline is Sunday the 31st of May, participate via May Quiz - DOS classics #2

Here is the quiz one last time: link
 
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Submitted mainly so I don't have a break in submissions for the year-end scoring. This is not a strong period for me. I had to leave more blank spots than I normally would and many took a lot of research. Others I probably could have found with more research but since I don't really know the games of the period it would take a lot of looking and I decided this time I'd just move on.

I also found the bonus open question at the end way harder than I would have expected. Turns out I don't really have a favorite video game monster.
 
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Thank you for the answer. Looks like I'll mostly be going for a participation award this time in any case. ;)
 
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May Quiz - Answers & Score

Alright the DOS classics #2 quiz is over, time to wake up from that sweet 90s nostalgia slumber party!
With 110 participants it's the second largest quiz of all, just slightly behind its predecessor (DOS classics #1) last year. Think we'll have another sequel one day? ;)
And how many people joined from this community? --> five :)

In France the quiz got shared to another community, so I welcome the first players from "Abandonware France"!


Now, let's have some answers:

1) Star Wars Rebel Assault 2
I am very lenient when it comes to answers in the first row... but can the person that entered "SW Rouge Sqadroon 2" please step forward and apologize!
solved by: 95%
other suggestions: Fifth Element

2) Lemmings 3D
Everybody got this one right! It baffles me that the Lemmings are still such a recognisable bunch after all these years.
solved by: 100%
other suggestions: -

3) Fallout
solved by: 85%
other suggestions: -

4) UFO Enemy Unknown / X-Com
solved by: 65%
other suggestions: Sim Earth, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Super Stardust, Populous, Where in the worls is Carmen Sandiego

5) American McGees Alice
This was a Windows game, sorry. -_-
solved by: 73%
other suggestions: Fallout, Alone in the Dark, Revolution 60, Adams Family

6) Loom
solved by: 65%
other suggestions: Manhunter, Dune, The Dig, The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate, Wasteland, Star Wars, Eye of the Beholder

7) Gabriel Knight
solved by: 63%
other suggestions: Dark Forces, Lionheart, Monkey Island, Dune, Monkey Island,

8.) Z
solved by: 74%
other suggestions: Dune, Doom, Space Quest 4

9) Exhumed / Power Slave
Ten people have guessed "Diablo", but that's not a DOS game. ;)
solved by: 54%
other suggestions: Diablo, Lands of Lore, Dungeon Keeper, The Mummy, Waxworks, Baphomets Fluch

10) Master of Orion
solved by: 52%
other suggestions: Star Control, Robots, Beneath a Steel Sky, C-3PO

11) Stunts / 4D Driving
solved by: 65%
other suggestions: Test Drive 3, Stunt Racer, Stunt Cars, Cars, Car And Driver, Race Drivin, Hard Drivin'

12) Dungeon Keeper
solved by: 58%
other suggestions: Baldur's Gate, Legacy of Kain, Genewars, Your Father Smellt of Elderberries

13) Destruction Derby
There were ten entries for "GTA".
solved by: 60%
other suggestions: Grand Theft Auto, The Need for Speed, Interstate 76, demolition derby, Driver

14) Scorched Earth
solved by: 50%
other suggestions: Bunker Buster, Tanks, Tank Wars, Artillery, Moonraker, Missile Command

15) the Need for Speed
solved by: 60%
other suggestions: Lotus, Carmageddon, Bleifuss, Test Drive, Interstate 76, Sega GT

16) Death Rally
solved by: 52%
other suggestions: Carmageddon, VW Beetle Race

17) Police Quest - pursuit of death angel
Eight people went with "back to the future"... number 17 was the second hardest game of this round.
solved by: 23%
other suggestions: Back to the Future, Shadow of the Comet, KGB, Flashback, Flight of the Amazon Queen, Broken Sword, Harvester, Beneath a Steel Sky

18.) Theme Park
Taken from the 3D render intro of the CD version.
solved by: 73%
other suggestions: Little Big Adventure, Constructor, big, Theme Hospital

19) Raptor - call of the shadows
solved by: 65%
other suggestions: Herzog Zwei, Command and Conquer, Tyrian 2000

20) one must fall 2097
solved by: 52%
other suggestions: Rise of the Robots, Transformers, Bioforge

21) Jill of the Jungle
solved by: 56%
other suggestions: Command & Conquer, Swimsuit Runner, Golden Axe, L'amerzone Queen, Street Fighter

22) Red Baron
solved by: 49%
other suggestions: Panzer General, Iron Cross, Command & Conquer, Wolfenstein 3D, Blue Max: Aces of the Great War, Adolf Hitler's Revenge 2, ancient art of war in the skies, Knights of the Sky

23) Railroad Tycoon
solved by: 49%
other suggestions: Where is Carmen Sandiego, Theme Hospital, Monopoly, Airline Tycoon, Terminal

24) Return to Zork
An entry of the famous "Zork" series, this time with oddball FMV characters. Hardest title of this quiz!
solved by: 11%
other suggestions: Tex Murphy - under a killing moon, Harvester, Soviet Adventure, Willi Lemkes Fussballmanager, Normality, Noctropolis, Resident Evil, The Dame Was Loaded, Commander, Half Life, Martian Memorandum, Oil Imperium, Phantasmagoria, Toonstruck, Beneath a steel sky

25) Might and Magic 1
solved by: 38%
other suggestions: The Lords of Midnight, Doomdark's Revenge, Wizardry, Knight Games, Samurai Senpai, Barbarian, Ultima, Undertale, Majik Adventure, Thexder


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HIGH SCORE

01 - 25 points - can - Bouyi
01 - 25 points - rta - residentgrigo
01 - 25 points - rpg - J.R.
01 - 25 points - ntl - lifer
01 - 25 points - pcx - wiede
01 - 25 points - mnc - Mod-Team
01 - 25 points - pcx - Splunge
01 - 25 points - spz - Strider
01 - 25 points - spz - The_BACH
01 - 25 points - rta - Lafazar

11 - 24 points - rta - Earthpainting
12 - 24 points - mnc - Gerhard S.
13 - 24 points - can - Dark Kariya
14 - 23 points - eab - Biscuit
15 - 23 points - dgo - fl0rian
16 - 23 points - mmx - fedprod
17 - 23 points - rta - Hamlet Machine
18 - 23 points - abf - Barbarian_bros
19 - 23 points - eab - NOBBY_UK
20 - 23 points - hcg - teroknor
21 - 22 points - rpg - Calastellio
22 - 22 points - m!g - Kong
23 - 22 points - pop - A Gentle Breeze
24 - 22 points - mnc - Superfrog
25 - 22 points - spz - Hacking
26 - 22 points - rta - AuraPaladinne
27 - 21 points - guf - Wizdom
29 - 21 points - 4py - Pag
30 - 21 points - rta - malus
31 - 21 points - eab - darkwave
32 - 21 points - rta - Nihilistic Monk
33 - 21 points - gms - kopyright
34 - 21 points - can - Kulfy
35 - 21 points - lgs - Rossyrg
36 - 20 points - mmx - TheSnesFreak
37 - 20 points - mnc - PaulBearer
38 - 20 points - mmx - Knuckles
39 - 19 points - rtc - Antiriad2097
40 - 19 points - rta - Illusionary
41 - 19 points - mtc - Ruvon
42 - 19 points - hcg - Excelsior
43 - 18 points - lgs - Veniale
44 - 18 points - eab - scifi
45 - 18 points - mnc - Mangamaniac2171
46 - 18 points - rta - Frump
47 - 18 points - can - Strife
48 - 17 points - m!g - geohound
49 - 17 points - can - Franky Mikey
50 - 17 points - mnc - Brooklyn
51 - 16 points - eab - Gimby
52 - 16 points - mtc - Wibblewozzer
53 - 16 points - rta - Roarer
54 - 15 points - pcx - Pascal Parvex
55 - 15 points - rta - Qwark
56 - 15 points - hcg - windfisch
57 - 15 points - mnc - HomiSite
58 - 14 points - rtc - markopoloman
59 - 14 points - 4py - Akabei
60 - 14 points - mtc - Parsnip
61 - 14 points - gpo - j1m
62 - 14 points - rtc - Elgin_McQueen
63 - 13 points - gms - Angel
64 - 13 points - pcx - KaiM
65 - 12 points - m!g - Thrawn
66 - 12 points - lgs - MrBlack
67 - 11 points - 4py - Stryx
68 - 11 points - abf - UBN22
69 - 11 points - mnc - MOGli
70 - 11 points - eab - Tweeky
71 - 11 points - m!g - SonicFanNerd
72 - 11 points - 4py - Crimson Idol
73 - 10 points - eab - Mailman
74 - 10 points - gms - KellogsFrosties
75 - 10 points - hcg - Woody Alien
76 - 10 points - can - Mechatama
77 - 10 points - m!g - Rudi Ratlos
78 - 10 points - mnc - Sonic2d
79 - 09 points - sh2 - Marzi
80 - 09 points - mnc - elementalMaster
81 - 09 points - pop - Don Como
82 - 08 points - pop - Sascha
83 - 08 points - mtc - MegaApple
84 - 08 points - ntl - JoakimZ
85 - 08 points - gms - hellermarie
86 - 08 points - gms - RC2225
87 - 08 points - mtc - QFNS
88 - 08 points - 4py - DancingDan
89 - 08 points - gpo - rave
90 - 08 points - rta - Blufunk
91 - 07 points - lgs - Darkcloud
92 - 07 points - rta - aLaxLuthor
93 - 07 points - gms - MuSu
94 - 07 points - sh2 - godzella
95 - 06 points - guf - Slartibartfaß
96 - 06 points - pop - Carnivore
97 - 06 points - m!g - Red XIII
98 - 06 points - mnc - Mitschel
99 - 05 points - pop - PUH
100 - 5 points - mnc - Yeboah17
101 - 5 points - vgz - Walti
102 - 5 points - mmx - Shades
103 - 5 points - pop - Daiyama
104 - 4 points - hcg - Snake
105 - 4 points - gms - hellifanboy
106 - 3 points - ntl - Ben Dover
107 - 3 points - sh2 - BVBFabi09
108 - 3 points - gpo - Klingsor-
109 - 2 points - ntl - Dogorilla
110 - 2 points - 4py - Scorplian

4py = 4Players Forum
abf = Abandonware France
can = Canard PC
dgo = Dialogoption Forum
eab = English Amiga Board
gpo = Gamepro Forum
gms = Gamestar Forum
guf = Gaming Universe Forum
hcg = hardcore gaming 101
lgs = last game standing
m!g = M!Games Forum
mtc = Metacouncil Forum
mmx = Multimediaxis Forum
ntl = NintendoLife Forum
mnc = altes maniac Forum
pcx = PCX Forum
pop = PowerPlay Forum
rta = ResetEra Forum
rtc = Retro Canteen Forum
rpg = RPG Maker MV Forum
sh2 = Shock² Forum
spz = Spazio PC
vgz = Videogameszone Forum


So then, here's a winners ceremony: Congratulations to Bouyi, residentgrigo, J.R., lifer, wiede, Mod-Team, Splunge, Strider, The_Bach and Lafazar... you all have FULL SCORE and won this round!


Here is the local high score:

1 - 19 points - Ruvon
2 - 16 points - Wibblewozzer
3 - 14 points - Parsnip
4 - 08 points - MegaApple
5 - 08 points - QFNS


Congrats to Ruvon for the local lead. :)

Thanks to all for participating and see you next time.
 
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