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Franky Mikey

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Apr 26, 2020
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I'm stupid for missing Magic Carpet, that one was so obvious! Also kicking myself over the fifth "Angel" in n*17, I had a hunch about it but I ran out of time and patience to investigate. No big regrets otherwise, I would say 18 points is a decent score for having played exactly zero of the games that were on the quiz. :p

Thank you as usual and looking forward to the next one.
 

Parsnip

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Couldn't get #15, even after figuring out the theme for it I just had no idea what I was even looking at. :grinning-face-with-smiling-eyes:

It was pretty interesting quiz overall because of how it's possible to approach it from couple of different angles. Like, I initially didn't recognize Magic Carpet or Curiosity but after I noticed the then potential Molyneux connection, it narrowed the pool of games a lot and confirmed the theme as soon as I found the the two missing games.
 
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Wibblewozzer

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My only miss was the half point for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe being wrong. I don't play the games to really be able to visually tell them apart and honestly I already purged the dumb RC car game from my head.

The funny thing for me was I figured out themes quite quickly overall but even with them I was shuffling games around trying to figure out how things fit. Like Angel from Wing Commander was nothing to me. I got to the point knowing she had to be Angel by process of elimination but then kept searching Angel + Point and Click Adventure on Google. I spent a good thirty minutes looking through point and click adventure games and other similar searches.

Curiosity I looked up really early but all the screens were zoomed out and didn't look like what was shown. I eventually went back and searched for the power ups for the game since I remembered it had some and was able to see matches.

Magic Carpet was another funny one for me since I didn't have that settled as a Molyneux game and I wanted to find a 2D game but kept getting Magic Carpet screenshots in the results so I was trying to remove them from my search. I spent a good 10 minutes looking at other stuff and being annoyed that Magic Carpet kept coming up and then I finally noticed the UI elements and got so mad.

This was a really good challenge and due to the themes it made me want to spend more than my usual time to try to get everything. I hope this type of quiz returns next year.
 
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December Quiz - King of the World

Are you the mayor of your town? The chieftain of your tribe? The president of your country, or even the emperor of your galactic realm?! This time we look at the bigger picture - games where you control leaders and decision makers that steer entire countries as well as armies and civilians alike.
This can mean political and armed conflict or peaceful building strategy. Sometimes it's all about the survival of your people in a harsh environment, or about political intrigue for more power.

Do you like to be king of the world? Then take a look at this quiz and show us what you know. :)


Deadline is Thursday the 31st December, participate via December Quiz - King of the World

Here is the last quiz of the year, enjoy!

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mssq

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Apr 22, 2019
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And here I was all ready for my comeback, but I know like 2 of these... :suicide-blob:
 

Valdien

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Tough one for sure. But I'm able to recognise at some of these at first glance. 10's the easiest for me since I played the crap out of that game back when it released.
 
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Valdien

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[UWSL]Actually, it wasn't too bad. I guess being a huge fan of [/UWSL][UWSL]genre redacted [/UWSL][UWSL]games in general help. :p And, as always, last row is the hardest. :sweaty-blob:[/UWSL]

[UWSL]Also Mr_Horizon , is 20 actually a game? I know what it is, but not sure if it's from a specific game that was made using it.[/UWSL]
 

Wibblewozzer

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As someone who typically does rather well I agree the difficulty is quite high. At a glance, I think I know six? And there's another five I feel confident I could confirm the game with some Googling. But at least half I really don't have a strong thought on and would just start sifting through stuff online. I don't have high hopes for me just yet but maybe the hints will be enough to get me over my usual goal of around 20 correct.
 
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Franky Mikey

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At first glance, I have one title, two or three (probable) series, and… not much else. Maybe the clues later in the month will make things simpler, but I don't know if I can even aim for a half score on this one. Tough challenge for sure!

I am not at all versed in political games and there appears to be a number of these.
 
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December Quiz - Clues #1

The first 16 wannabe rulers have already arrived (none from here), but no one is near a full score - so it's a perfect opportunity to join in and score some points before Christmas takes over. ;)

Here are the first clues:

1) Picture 1 shows the SNES version of the most famous city building sim game.
2) With Title 3 we have an RTS game that was released even before Dune 2.
3) Game 6 is part of a long series of british strategy games - the visible installment is one of few without a historical background.
4) Number 5 and 16 are probably the most famous series of computer games from Germany.

Deadline is Thursday the 31st December, participate via December Quiz - King of the World

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

For real, just seven days and it's Christmas? Well, be quick and join the quiz before that! So far there's 35 people in the game, and I hope you'll be among them soon. :)

Here is the 2nd set of clues:

1) In game #9 you only fight with nuclear bombs.
2) The 11, 13 and 15 are the only titles of this round that are set in space.
3) Number 20 is a real dinosaur - its first version is from the 1960s.
4) With Title 10 we see an entry of a RTS trilogy for Windows PCs.

Deadline is Thursday the 31st of December, participate via December Quiz - King of the World

Here is the quiz again, good luck!
 

Valdien

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Looks like I was way off with number 20 (just the game, not the platform), but I've got it now thanks to the hint.

Still stuck at 15 and 21. :suicide-blob:

Edit: Just cracked 15. Only one left!
 
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December Quiz - MERRY CHRISTMAS

Happy holidays to all of you! Are there any presents?? Well of course, here are the final clues. :p

So far there's 48 people in this round, and two of them from this community.

Here we go:

1) Game #15 has a really long name - 18 characters!
2) Number 6 is not Heroes of Might and Magic.
3) Title 8 has nothing to do with Age of Empires.
4) The #19 was never released on consoles.

Deadline is Thursday the 31st of December, participate via December Quiz - King of the World

Here's the quiz for one last time!
 
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December Quiz - Answers & High Score

On the last day of 2020 a bunch of you nerds still came and joined the quiz, I am very happy. :) Now the year is over, and the 7th quiz season is as well! A happy new year to all, I hope you were able to score some points and have fun along the way - the big season results are coming next week. :)

Now let's have some answers about those 25 games of december:


1) Sim City
Here is the SNES version of the famous city builder game, only three of you didn't recognise it.
solved by: 95%
other suggestions: -

2) Age of Empires
solved by: 71%
other suggestions: Age of Wonders, Civilization, Civilization 2, Empire Earth

3) Mega lo Mania
solved by: 51%
other suggestions: Command & Conquer, Herzog Zwei

4) Tropico
Das Cover des allerersten Tropico.
solved by: 91%
other suggestions: -

5) The Settlers 3
solved by: 81%
other suggestions: Anno 1601, Anno 1602, Civilisation 4

6) Total War: Warhammer
solved by: 47%
other suggestions: Age Of Empires, Fantasy General 2, Heroes of Might And Magic, Heroes of Might and Magic 6, Spellforce

7) Powermonger
solved by: 47%
other suggestions: Caeser 3, Civilization, Civilization 2, Die Patrizier, Imperator

8.) Pharao
The sequel Cleopatra also counted as a correct answer.
solved by: 66%
other suggestions: Age of Empires, Age of Empires Online, Age of Mythology, Age of Wonders, Cesar, Civilization, Empire Earth

9) Nuclear War
solved by: 51%
other suggestions: Annihilation Total War, NetNuclear, Popolus

10) Empire Earth
solved by: 47%
other suggestions: Battle isle 3, battlezone, Ground Control, Supreme Commander

11) Stellaris
solved by: 57%
other suggestions: Alien Wars, Galactic Civilizations, X-Com

12) Europa Universalis IV
solved by: 42%
other suggestions: Crusader Kings, Empire - Total War, pirates!, Risiko, Sid Mayers Civilization, Victoria, Viking Wars

13) Master of Orion
solved by: 31%
other suggestions: Alpha Centauri, Imperium, Imperium Galactica, Sid Meier's Alpha Centuri, Star Trek, UFO / Xcom

14) Rise of Nations
solved by: 38%
other suggestions: Age of ?, Civilization, Empire Earth 3, Popolous, Populous Wars

15) Sins of a Solar Empire
solved by: 31%
other suggestions: Future Wars Infinity, Homeworld, Star Citizen, Star Trek RTS, X-Com

16) Anno 1602
solved by: 70%
other suggestions: Civilation 4, Die Siedler, Feldweg Wars, Path Of War

17) Cities Skylines
solved by: 52%
other suggestions: Cities in Motion 2, Scotland Yard

18.) Frostpunk
solved by: 52%
other suggestions: -

19) China: Mao's Legacy
solved by: 34%
other suggestions: Hail China, Ostalgie: The Berlin Wall, Papers Please, The Gang of Four

20) Hamurabi
I played this as a child on the family computer (an Atari 800XL), here you see the C64 version. :)
solved by: 26%
other suggestions: Adventure, Alter Ego, C64 Bootscreen, C64 Wars, Dictator, Grand Strategy, kaiser, President Elect, President Elect 88

21) Balance of Power
solved by: 27%
other suggestions: diplomacy, Risk, Turborisk, World at War

22) Democracy 4
solved by: 38%
other suggestions: Election Manager

23) Hidden Agenda
solved by: 25%
other suggestions: Imperialism, Papers Please

24) Conflict
solved by: 19%
other suggestions: Empire, Empire Deluxe, Wargame

25) Metal Wolf Chaos XD
You play the US president himself! ^_^ The "XD" means that it's the HD remaster.
solved by: 39%
other suggestions: -


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HIGH SCORE

01 - 25 points - mtc - Valdien
01 - 25 points - eab - Biscuit
01 - 25 points - ntl - lifer
01 - 25 points - can - Dark Kariya
01 - 25 points - pcx - Splunge
01 - 25 points - spz - The_BACH
07 - 24 points - mnc - Gerhard S.
08 - 24 points - can - Franky Mikey
09 - 24 points - rta - residentgrigo
10 - 24 points - hcg - excelsior

11 - 23 points - rta - Roarer
12 - 23 points - rta - EarthPainting
13 - 23 points - m!g - Kong
14 - 23 points - eab - Nobby_UK
15 - 22 points - rta - AuraPaladinne
16 - 22 points - rpg - J.R.
17 - 22 points - rta - malus
18 - 21 points - gsg - partykiller
19 - 21 points - lgs - AirBaeron
20 - 19 points - rpg - Calastellio
21 - 17 points - eab - darkwave
22 - 17 points - mtc - Parsnip
23 - 17 points - gav - Wizdom
24 - 17 points - rta - Illusionary
25 - 17 points - sh2 - Vino
26 - 17 points - gms - kopyright
27 - 16 points - hcg - teroknor
28 - 16 points - eab - Havie
29 - 16 points - gms - Rogar
30 - 15 points - mnc - Mangamaniac2171
31 - 14 points - mmx - Knuckles
32 - 14 points - mnc - Dreamteam
33 - 14 points - mmx - fedprod
34 - 14 points - mnc - HomiSite
35 - 12 points - rpg - D4rkD
36 - 11 points - lgs - svenoble
37 - 11 points - sh2 - godzella
38 - 10 points - gms - KellogsFrosties
39 - 10 points - 4py - DancingDan
40 - 10 points - gms - RC2225
41 - 10 points - rta - Embrodak
42 - 10 points - lgs - goschi
43 - 10 points - pop - Don Como
44 - 10 points - spz - Striderblade
45 - 10 points - gms - hellifanboy
46 - 09 points - lgs - Frosch
47 - 09 points - gpo - rave
48 - 09 points - pcx - Pascal Parvex
49 - 08 points - rta - Giard
50 - 07 points - pop - Sascha
51 - 07 points - gms - hellermarie
52 - 07 points - mmx - Shades
53 - 07 points - mnc - Mitschel
54 - 07 points - m!g - geohound
55 - 06 points - mnc - the_korben
56 - 06 points - sh2 - BVBFabi09
57 - 05 points - 4py - Khorneblume
58 - 05 points - gpo - Bully
59 - 05 points - rpg - Evermore Secret
60 - 05 points - gav - Sun
61 - 04 points - mnc - elementalMaster
62 - 04 points - rtc - Elgin_McQueen
63 - 04 points - gpo - GAMEPROFF
64 - 04 points - mnc - Yeboah17
65 - 04 points - vgz - LOX-TT
66 - 04 points - mmx - Loxagon
67 - 03 points - rpg - Zion
68 - 03 points - m!g - Red XIII
69 - 02 points - pop - PUH
70 - 02 points - pop - Daiyama
71 - 02 points - sh2 - FoxSpitzer
72 - 02 points - ntl - Dogorilla
73 - 01 points - eab - mailman
74 - 01 points - sh2 - the_joker2
75 - 01 points - hcg - Snake
76 - 01 points - vgz - Walti
77 - 00 points - ntl - BabyYoshi12

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


The last winners celebration of 2020: Congratulations to Biscuit, Valdien, lifer, Dark Kariya, Splunge and the_BACH - you all have FULL POINTS and won this round!

Also Kudos to Gerhard S, Franky Mikey, residentgrigo and Excelsior - together you are the Top 10. :)


Local High Score

1 - 25 points - Valdien
2 - 17 points - Parsnip

Congrats to Valdien for the local and global lead. :)

Thank you to all of you, for playing my gaming quiz for yet another year!
 

Wibblewozzer

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I completely forgot to submit answers but I would have done pretty poorly. I likely wouldn't have spent the time to research many of them since I'm not overly familiar with these games and wouldn't have a lot to start from so it'd be a lot of random generic Googling. This was some good variety and I really like seeing the answers with how many (seemingly) oddball choices there were, though. Kind of surprised Metal Wolf Chaos XD was the last shot as I knew that one immediately upon seeing it and often I assume the last spot will be some super tough, random homebrew thing.
 
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HIGH SCORE 2020

The first year of the new decade is over, and I'd like to announce some overall winners (and winning forums) from all the contestants and points of 2020. The german language forums already got their high scores last week, so now it's about time for the english communities.

As this quiz is a competition among several online forums (23 in total!), I'd like to explain how you score points for your forum.


SCORE HIGH
If you make it to the top 10 in any of the quizzes, you gather between one and five points for your forum.

ENDURANCE
Frequent participation also gets you (between one and four) points for your forum, that's how you can contribute even without lots of nerd knowledge. :)


Details on points.


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Alright, this is how the participating forums have made it through the year:



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


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A round of applause, 12th place for the MetaCouncil!
Unfortunately that means quite a drop from your 5th place in 2019. Well, I hope you will regain it all in the coming months. :)

There were five new forums last year: the Canard PC, Gamers Global, last game standing, Shock² and the Spazio PC. Welcome! :) There was also the "Gaming Village", but that's the (already participating) exiled community of the shut down website "Gaming Universe". The "Dialogoption" Community has been switched off for months, just as a zombie does it still participate in the ranking. The "Gamepro" Forum has been shut down as well, survivors have split between a Discord Channel and the sister community "Gamestar".

Score of 2019
Score of 2018

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And the forum score aside, who made the actual points?

Top 10 Placements

1 x 5 points - Valdien
1 x 2 points - Wibblewozzer
1 x 1 points - Parsnip

Frequent Participation

3 points - Parsnip
2 points - Wibblewozzer
1 point - MegaApple
1 point - Ruvon

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Before I forget, here the results of the last survey:

The easiest vs the hardest riddle:


The best vs the worst riddle:


You really liked the "Five Themes" and the "Frankensteins", but seems like the "zoom-out quiz" was a bit controversial. Got it. :)

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Lots of thanks to all of you for participating - if there weren't hundreds of people playing, I would have stopped long ago. So thanks for making this fun for me too. :)

In a few weeks a new season will start.
GLOBAL TOP 100

For comparison and motivation - here is the global top 100 for the year 2020.

47 Users achieved more than 100 points, and 11 of them even more than 200.

The first place goes to lifer from NintendoLife, first MetaCouncil player is Wibblewozzer (coming in at place 21).

01 - 259 points - ntl - lifer (+259)
02 - 256 points - rta - EarthPainting (+188)
03 - 255 points - rpg - J.R. (+108)
04 - 248 points - rta - residentgrigo (+206)
05 - 242 points - mnc - Gerhard S. (+23)

06 - 235 points - hcg - Excelsior
07 - 230 points - spz - The_BACH
08 - 230 points - pcx - Splunge
09 - 228 points - m!g - Kong
10 - 222 points - eab - Nobby_UK
11 - 208 points - rta - Illusionary
12 - 197 points - eab - darkwave
13 - 193 points - spz - Striderblade
14 - 191 points - mmx - Fedprod
15 - 191 points - gav - Wizdom
16 - 191 points - rta - AuraPaladinne
17 - 191 points - rpg - Calastellio
18 - 180 points - eab - Havie
19 - 179 points - mmx - Knuckles
20 - 176 points - rta - malus
21 - 171 points - mtc - Wibblewozzer
22 - 167 points - eab - Biscuit
23 - 166 points - mtc - Parsnip
24 - 162 points - hcg - teroknor
25 - 159 points - mnc - Mangamaniac2171
26 - 151 points - mnc - Dreamteam
27 - 143 points - pop - Don Como
28 - 139 points - gms - hellermarie
29 - 137 points - gms - kopyright
30 - 134 points - pop - a gentle breeze
31 - 131 points - ntl - JoakimZ
32 - 128 points - rtc - Antiriad2097
33 - 127 points - mnc - ElementalMaster
34 - 123 points - 4py - DancingDan
35 - 121 points - mmx - TheSnesFreak
36 - 119 points - 4py - Crimson Idol
37 - 119 points - rta - Lafazar
38 - 119 points - can - Franky Mikey
39 - 118 points - hcg - Windfisch
40 - 117 points - m!g - SonicFanNerd
41 - 116 points - mnc - HomiSite
42 - 111 points - dgo - fL0riaN
43 - 108 points - m!g - Red XIII
44 - 107 points - gsg - partykiller
45 - 106 points - mtc - mssq
46 - 106 points - rta - aLaxLuthor
47 - 106 points - gpo - Rave

48 - 99 points - rta - Roarer
49 - 98 points - can - Dark Kariya
50 - 96 points - rtc - ElginMcQueen
51 - 96 points - 4py - Scorplian
52 - 95 points - m!g - Geohound
53 - 93 points - m!g - Thrawn
54 - 90 points - rta - Blufunk
55 - 90 points - mmx - Klunky
56 - 89 points - mnc - Mitschel
57 - 86 points - rta - jett
58 - 85 points - ntl - Dogorilla
59 - 85 points - pop - Sascha
60 - 85 points - pcx - Pascal Parvex
61 - 83 points - can - Kulfy
62 - 83 points - gms - hellifanboy
63 - 82 points - mmx - Shades
64 - 77 points - hcg - Snake
65 - 76 points - vgz - Walti
66 - 75 points - rta - Embrodak
67 - 74 points - mtc - MegaApple
68 - 74 points - spz - Neural
69 - 71 points - rta - Hamlet Machine
70 - 71 points - mtc - Valdien
71 - 70 points - can - Strife
72 - 69 points - 4py - Akabei
73 - 67 points - gpo - j1m
74 - 64 points - lgs - Darkcloud
75 - 62 points - rta - Zolbrod
76 - 61 points - mnc - Lukulus
77 - 61 points - mtc - Ruvon
78 - 61 points - can - Bouyi
79 - 58 points - rta - Qwark
80 - 58 points - rpg - D4rkD
81 - 57 points - m!g - Rudi Ratlos
82 - 55 points - gpo - Klingsor-
83 - 55 points - eab - gimbal
84 - 55 points - mnc - Yeboah17
85 - 54 points - sh2 - godzella
86 - 50 points - lgs - Frosch
87 - 48 points - mnc - Sonic2d
88 - 47 points - rta - Frump
89 - 46 points - mmx - LittleChoco
90 - 46 points - mnc - Superfrog
91 - 46 points - rpg - Dezue
92 - 45 points - rta - PsionBolt
93 - 44 points - can - FoxDy
94 - 42 points - mtc - QFNS
95 - 41 points - gpo - Maryokutai
96 - 41 points - hcg - Cacao
97 - 41 points - pcx - Wiede
98 - 38 points - m!g - zweibloom
99 - 36 points - can - M.Rick75
100- 35 points - 4py - Khorneblume
 
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GLOBAL TOP 100

For comparison and motivation - here is the global top 100 for the year 2020.

47 Users achieved more than 100 points, and 11 of them even more than 200.

The first place goes to lifer from NintendoLife, first MetaCouncil player is Wibblewozzer (coming in at place 21).

01 - 259 points - ntl - lifer (+259)
02 - 256 points - rta - EarthPainting (+188)
03 - 255 points - rpg - J.R. (+108)
04 - 248 points - rta - residentgrigo (+206)
05 - 242 points - mnc - Gerhard S. (+23)

06 - 235 points - hcg - Excelsior
07 - 230 points - spz - The_BACH
08 - 230 points - pcx - Splunge
09 - 228 points - m!g - Kong
10 - 222 points - eab - Nobby_UK
11 - 208 points - rta - Illusionary
12 - 197 points - eab - darkwave
13 - 193 points - spz - Striderblade
14 - 191 points - mmx - Fedprod
15 - 191 points - gav - Wizdom
16 - 191 points - rta - AuraPaladinne
17 - 191 points - rpg - Calastellio
18 - 180 points - eab - Havie
19 - 179 points - mmx - Knuckles
20 - 176 points - rta - malus
21 - 171 points - mtc - Wibblewozzer
22 - 167 points - eab - Biscuit
23 - 166 points - mtc - Parsnip
24 - 162 points - hcg - teroknor
25 - 159 points - mnc - Mangamaniac2171
26 - 151 points - mnc - Dreamteam
27 - 143 points - pop - Don Como
28 - 139 points - gms - hellermarie
29 - 137 points - gms - kopyright
30 - 134 points - pop - a gentle breeze
31 - 131 points - ntl - JoakimZ
32 - 128 points - rtc - Antiriad2097
33 - 127 points - mnc - ElementalMaster
34 - 123 points - 4py - DancingDan
35 - 121 points - mmx - TheSnesFreak
36 - 119 points - 4py - Crimson Idol
37 - 119 points - rta - Lafazar
38 - 119 points - can - Franky Mikey
39 - 118 points - hcg - Windfisch
40 - 117 points - m!g - SonicFanNerd
41 - 116 points - mnc - HomiSite
42 - 111 points - dgo - fL0riaN
43 - 108 points - m!g - Red XIII
44 - 107 points - gsg - partykiller
45 - 106 points - mtc - mssq
46 - 106 points - rta - aLaxLuthor
47 - 106 points - gpo - Rave

48 - 99 points - rta - Roarer
49 - 98 points - can - Dark Kariya
50 - 96 points - rtc - ElginMcQueen
51 - 96 points - 4py - Scorplian
52 - 95 points - m!g - Geohound
53 - 93 points - m!g - Thrawn
54 - 90 points - rta - Blufunk
55 - 90 points - mmx - Klunky
56 - 89 points - mnc - Mitschel
57 - 86 points - rta - jett
58 - 85 points - ntl - Dogorilla
59 - 85 points - pop - Sascha
60 - 85 points - pcx - Pascal Parvex
61 - 83 points - can - Kulfy
62 - 83 points - gms - hellifanboy
63 - 82 points - mmx - Shades
64 - 77 points - hcg - Snake
65 - 76 points - vgz - Walti
66 - 75 points - rta - Embrodak
67 - 74 points - mtc - MegaApple
68 - 74 points - spz - Neural
69 - 71 points - rta - Hamlet Machine
70 - 71 points - mtc - Valdien
71 - 70 points - can - Strife
72 - 69 points - 4py - Akabei
73 - 67 points - gpo - j1m
74 - 64 points - lgs - Darkcloud
75 - 62 points - rta - Zolbrod
76 - 61 points - mnc - Lukulus
77 - 61 points - mtc - Ruvon
78 - 61 points - can - Bouyi
79 - 58 points - rta - Qwark
80 - 58 points - rpg - D4rkD
81 - 57 points - m!g - Rudi Ratlos
82 - 55 points - gpo - Klingsor-
83 - 55 points - eab - gimbal
84 - 55 points - mnc - Yeboah17
85 - 54 points - sh2 - godzella
86 - 50 points - lgs - Frosch
87 - 48 points - mnc - Sonic2d
88 - 47 points - rta - Frump
89 - 46 points - mmx - LittleChoco
90 - 46 points - mnc - Superfrog
91 - 46 points - rpg - Dezue
92 - 45 points - rta - PsionBolt
93 - 44 points - can - FoxDy
94 - 42 points - mtc - QFNS
95 - 41 points - gpo - Maryokutai
96 - 41 points - hcg - Cacao
97 - 41 points - pcx - Wiede
98 - 38 points - m!g - zweibloom
99 - 36 points - can - M.Rick75
100- 35 points - 4py - Khorneblume

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...and at the end: achieved with skill and/or via persistence - the Local High Score of this forum for the year 2020:

01 - 171 points - Wibblewozzer (-10)
02 - 166 points - Parsnip (+166)
03 - 106 points - mssq (+106)
04 - 74 points - MegaApple (+74)
05 - 71 points - Valdien (+71)
06 - 61 points - Ruvon (-4)
07 - 42 points - QFNS (+19)
08 - 20 points - xxr (+20)
09 - 15 points - RionaaM (-2)
10 - 10 points - DriftedPlanet (+10)
11 - 09 points - freshVeggie (+9)
12 - 00 points - blindrhythm (-156)
 
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February Quiz - Big Guns

Wait what, a new year? Then let's get to it! Massive first person shooter guns, oversized artillery in strategy games, the laser satellite of a mad scientist or straight to a planet killing super weapon? This round we got it all, just making sure everything explodes a whole lot more than it usually would.

Do you recognise everything? No?! Well, then enter a game of your choice at the bonus question, as this year we'll have another "make a wish" round that is completely built from user requests. :)

Deadline is Sunday the 28th of February, please participate via Video Game Quiz - February - Big Guns

Here is the first quiz of the year 2021, good luck!

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February Quiz - Clues #1

Ready, Aim, Fire - you know the drill, this months "big gun" theme just takes it up a few notches. Twentyfive people are already in on this challenge, even though the difficulty is quite painful once again (oops?). Anyway, here is the first set of clues! Maybe you'll recognise some more titles now. :)

Clues #1:

1) The games 2, 13, 18 and 20 are famous J-RPGs.
2) Number 5 and 21 are installments of well known realtime strategy series.
3) With the titles 4, 7, 14 and 16 we can see first person shooters.
4) And game 9 is a western RPG highly praised for its grown up storytelling.

Deadline is Sunday the 28th of February, please participate via Video Game Quiz - February - Big Guns

Here is the quiz again, good luck!
 
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February Quiz - Clues #1

Ready, Aim, Fire - you know the drill, this months "big gun" theme just takes it up a few notches. Twentyfive people are already in on this challenge, even though the difficulty is quite painful once again (oops?). Anyway, here is the first set of clues! Maybe you'll recognise some more titles now. :)

Clues #1:

1) The games 2, 13, 18 and 20 are famous J-RPGs.
2) Number 5 and 21 are installments of well known realtime strategy series.
3) With the titles 4, 7, 14 and 16 we can see first person shooters.
4) And game 9 is a western RPG highly praised for its grown up storytelling.

Deadline is Sunday the 28th of February, please participate via Video Game Quiz - February - Big Guns

Here is the quiz again, good luck!
Awesome, thank you. Figured out what number 18 is now. The only one that I'm still stuck at is 24. I'll wait for the next batch of hints.
 
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February Quiz - Clues #2

We are getting closer to the end of the month... just one week left to recognize every single one of these big guns! It's a tough round alright, so how are you all getting on? :) So far there's 37 people playing, and one from this forum.

Here is the probably last set of hints:

1) Number 12 is originally an arcade game, but was also released on Dreamcast and Switch.
2) The planet in the background of #4 is Mars.
3) The screenshots 7 and 10 come from the Nintendo 64.
4) Title #5 was released in three parts.

Deadline is Sunday the 28th of February, please participate via Video Game Quiz - February - Big Guns

Here is the quiz again, good luck! :)
 
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February Quiz - Clues #3

So dear ladies and gentlemen, final sprint! We have 62 players, two from here... and on sunday this round finishes, so join now or game over. ;)

1) Nobody has a full score!
2) Game #1 is the most famous "big gun" in pop culture.
3) Number 16 ist not Doom.
4) The apparatus of picture #14 shoots chainsaws.

Deadline is sunday 28th february, participate via Video Game Quiz - February - Big Guns

...the quiz, for the last time...
 

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Curious to know what 24 is. I have tried very hard to crack that one. Came across two games that match the overall aesthetic.
 
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February Quiz - Answers & Score

A tough beginning of the new quiz year is now over. Nobody got everything right and just a handful of games have been guessed by more than 50% of all players. This means you can be proud of correctly guessing a title... because probably most participants won't have gotten it. ;)

Warning: There are some unmarked spoilers in the comments, as some "big guns" are part of the narrative of the game (think about doomsday devices in J-RPGs).


1) Star Wars Arcade
Here's a segment from the Sega 32X port of the Arcade Game from 1994. What you see is of course the giant laser of the Death Star. :)
solved by: 76%
other suggestions: Another World, Metal Gear, satelite reign, Star Wing, Wing Commander

2) Final Fantasy VII
The 7th part has several big stationary guns ("Big Cannon" and "Sister Ray").
solved by: 80%
other suggestions: Grandia, Nier Automata

3) Advance Wars: Dual Strike
Along with FF7 this title was the easiest entry in this riddle.
solved by: 80%
other suggestions: 3x Metal Slug

4) Doom Eternal
This is the BFG-10000 on Phobos.
solved by: 49%
other suggestions: 4x Halo, 3x Dead Space, Destiny, Endurance, Mass Effect, Star Citizen, X3: Albion Prelude

5) Starcraft 2
solved by: 50%
other suggestions: 4x Command & Conquer, Myth III, Warcraft

6) Saints Row IV
solved by: 45%
other suggestions: 4x Metal Wolf Chaos, Bulletstorm, Fallout, Freedom Fighters, Homefront, Metal Gear Rising Revengance, Quake 4, Vanquish, Wolfenstein

7) Turok
The Chronoscepter, you have to collect its individual parts first.
solved by: 73%
other suggestions: -

8.) Monster Hunter World
The perfect game for oversized weaponry.
solved by: 49%
other suggestions: Xenogears, Xenoblade Chronicles, White Knight Chronicles, Armed and Dangerous

9) Planescape Torment
Here you see the "Mechanus Cannon".
solved by: 38%
other suggestions: Wasteland, Valiant Hearts, Shadowrun Returns, Final Fantasy 7, Disco Elysium, Deadlands

10) Donkey Kong 64
This ray gun is the "Blast-O-Matic" of King K.Rools floating base.
solved by: 42%
other suggestions: Banjo Kazooie, Banjo Tooie, Conkers Bad Fur Day, Crash bandicoot, Golden Eye, Hexen, Jet Force Gemini

11) Shadows of the Damned
solved by: 51%
other suggestions: Battlefleet Gothic, Bayonetta

12) Giga Wing
solved by: 34%
other suggestions: 3x Strikers 1945, 1942, Aero Fighters, Air Strike 1944, Firehawk, Gunbird 2, Ikaruga, Raiden, Zero Gunner 2

13) Skies of Arcadia
The "Moonstone Cannon" of the Delphinus.
solved by: 40%
other suggestions: Final Fantasy, Phantasy Star Online, Serious Sam, Sonic Adventure, Sonic Heroes, Xenogears

14) Serious Sam 4
The FRPCL - "Flaming Rocket-Propelled Chainsaw Launcher"
solved by: 43%
other suggestions: Borderlands, Destiny 2, Doom, Final Fantasy 8, Halo, Rage. Team Fortress
Unreal Tournament 3

15) Steredenn Binary Stars
solved by: 32%
other suggestions: Aqua Kitty
Devil Engine, F.T.L., Halcyon 6, Jets'n'Guns, R-Type, Steel Empire

16) Bulletstorm
Twenty percent of all participants entered "Doom" on this one...
solved by: 33%
other suggestions: 18x DOOM, Duke Nukem, Gears of War, Halo, Quake, Unreal, Wolfenstein

17) Battlefleet Gothic Armada
This giant spaceship of the Chaos faction in Warhammer 40K is also called "Planet Killer", as its weapons can destroy entire worlds.
solved by: 26%
other suggestions: Battlestar Galactica Deadlock, Eve online, Galaxy on Fire, Homeworld, Stellaris

18.) Grandia
Spoiler ahead: the "Steam Cannon" (left) is about to fire on "Gaia" (right).
solved by: 10%
other suggestions: Doom, Fallout, Final Fantasy, Xenosaga

19) GTA V / GTA Online
solved by: 47%
other suggestions: Dead Space, Halo, Prey

20) Tales of Destiny
This is "Belcrant", a giant floating sword which shoots the ground below to form new land from the material. The picture is from the PS2 remake.
solved by: 26%
other suggestions: Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy, Grandia, Legend of Mana, Secret of Mana

21) Command & Conquer Tiberium Wars
The Low Orbit Ion Cannon from a menu screen.
solved by: 41%
other suggestions: EVE Online, Factorio, Starcraft, Vanquish

22) Subnautica
Welcome to the "Quarantine Enforcement Platform", which occasionally forces spaceships to crashland by shooting enormous energy rays at them.
solved by: 12%
other suggestions: 5x Metal Gear Solid, Minecraft, Dark Reign, Halo

23) Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War
This is "Excalibur", a stationary air defense laser tower, best avoided if you're in an airplane.
solved by: 25%
other suggestions: Anno 2205

24) Sword of the Stars
The "System Killer" is a serious threat in this space strategy game. Nobody recognised it, it's really been a long time since the last "solved by: 0%"!
solved by: 0%
other suggestions: 3x Stellaris, 3x Homeworld, EVE Online, Star Control, Star Trek, X3 Reunion

25) Panzer Corps 2
A enormous railway gun in this WW2 tactics game. Not an easy title to know, as WW2 games have a tendency to look a bit alike.
solved by: 14%
other suggestions: 6x World of Tanks, 3x Blitzkrieg, 3x Heart of Iron, 3x Men of War, 3x Sudden Strike, Besiege, Panzer General 3D, Steel Division 2, Valkyria Chronicles


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HIGH SCORE

01 - 24 points - ntl - lifer
02 - 24 points - gsg - TheLastToKnow
03 - 24 points - mtc - Valdien
04 - 23 points - rta - residentgrigo
05 - 23 points - mmx - fedprod
06 - 23 points - rta - malus
07 - 23 points - mnc - Gerhard S.
08 - 23 points - rta - EarthPainting
09 - 23 points - pcx - Splunge
10 - 22 points - spz - The_BACH

11 - 22 points - rta - AuraPaladinne
12 - 22 points - mmx - Knuckles
13 - 21 points - eab - Nobby_UK
14 - 20 points - mtc - Parsnip
15 - 20 points - eab - Havie
16 - 20 points - mtc - mssq
17 - 19 points - mmx - Linkey
18 - 18 points - rta - Illusionary
19 - 18 points - m!g - Kong
20 - 18 points - gav - Wizdom
21 - 17 points - gms - Kamerl
22 - 17 points - rta - Roarer
23 - 16 points - eab - Biscuit
24 - 15 points - rta - aLaxLuthor
25 - 15 points - sh2 - Vino
26 - 14 points - sh2 - Gatar
27 - 12 points - gms - kopyright
28 - 12 points - pop - Don Como
29 - 12 points - hcg - excelsior
30 - 12 points - mmx - Klunky
31 - 11 points - gms - hellermarie
32 - 11 points - mtc - Wibblewozzer
33 - 11 points - mnc - HomiSite
34 - 11 points - spz - Striderblade
35 - 11 points - rta - Nihilistic Monk
36 - 11 points - mmx - Cutter Slade
37 - 10 points - can - Dark Kariya
38 - 10 points - rta - Het_Nkik
39 - 10 points - m!g - Thrawn
40 - 10 points - gpo - Navarone
41 - 09 points - lgs - Adrian
42 - 09 points - eab - darkwave
43 - 09 points - rta - OnePointZero
44 - 08 points - hcg - teroknor
45 - 08 points - gsg - partykiller
46 - 08 points - gms - hellifanboy
47 - 08 points - 4py - Khorneblume
48 - 08 points - mnc - Mangamaniac2171
49 - 08 points - mnc - Mitschel
50 - 08 points - gpo - rave
51 - 08 points - mnc - Dream-Team
52 - 07 points - mmx - Dnamei
53 - 07 points - gpo - KHlover
54 - 07 points - gpo - Eddie
55 - 07 points - m!g - Red XIII
56 - 06 points - mmx - Lynx
57 - 06 points - lgs - svenoble
58 - 06 points - can - Franky Mikey
59 - 05 points - lgs - Darkcloud
60 - 05 points - pop - A Gentle Breeze
61 - 05 points - mnc - elementalMaster
62 - 05 points - m!g - SonicFanNerd
63 - 04 points - lgs - goschi
64 - 04 points - vgz - Walti
65 - 04 points - mmx - Shades
66 - 04 points - rta - Blufunk
67 - 04 points - pop - Sascha
68 - 04 points - mnc - Yeboah17
69 - 04 points - gpo - Bully
70 - 04 points - rpg - Evermore Secret
71 - 04 points - m!g - Kaoru zero one
72 - 04 points - rta - Embrodak
73 - 04 points - ntl - Dogorilla
74 - 04 points - sh2 - godzella
75 - 04 points - hcg - windfisch
76 - 04 points - hcg - alexmate
77 - 04 points - mmx - LittleChoco
78 - 04 points - hcg - Snake
79 - 04 points - pop - dixip
80 - 04 points - pop - Daiyama
81 - 03 points - rtc - Elgin_McQueen
82 - 03 points - 4py - Scorplian
83 - 03 points - gav - Yoshi
84 - 03 points - pop - PUH
85 - 03 points - sh2 - FoxSpitzer
86 - 02 points - rpg - Zion
87 - 02 points - gsg - Drapondur
88 - 02 points - sh2 - Neo_SUC
89 - 02 points - m!g - geohound
90 - 02 points - ntl - Blooper987
91 - 02 points - mmx - Loxagon
92 - 01 points - mmx - Vitalos



Alright, a winners ceremony! Congratulations to lifer, TheLastToKnow, Valdien, residentgrigo and fedprod... you are the TOP 5 and have won this round. :)

Also Kudos to malus, Gerhard, EarthPainting, Splunge and the_BACH... together you form the TOP 10!


Here is the local high score:

1 - 24 points - Valdien
2 - 20 points - Parsnip
3 - 20 points - mssq
4 - 11 points - Wibblewozzer

Congrats to Valdien for the local lead. :)

Thanks to all for joining and see you next time!
 

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This was definitely a tough one for me but I got frustrated looking for a couple (and annoyingly I saw the correct games but didn't confirm they were the images so I didn't enter the titles on like three or four of them) so I ultimately just gave up and stopped bothering looking for more. Congrats to the rest but this simply wasn't the quiz for me. Turns out I apparently don't pay attention to weaponry in games!
 

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For 24, I narrowed it down to Homeworld & Sins of a Solar Empire (used in a previous quiz).

Never heard of Swords of Stars, though! Guess I'm not the only one. :p
 
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I missed 17, 18, 22, 24 and 25 if I remember right.
Looking at the answers, I had The Battlefleet Gothic Armada on my shortlist but couldn't find the exact ship for some reason and just gave up on that.:surrenderblob:
And 22, Subnautica, I knew I had seen it fairly recently but just couldn't place it.
 
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March Quiz - DOS classics #3

A third entry of the MS-DOS riddles? Well, who really needs Microsoft Windows... this round focuses on PC classics from the 80s and 90s, a true retro quiz! It's not easy this time either, so will you still get at least half of the titles? I'm curious. :)

Deadline is Wednesday the 31st of March, please participate via Video Game Quiz - March - DOS Classics #3

Here is the quiz, good luck:

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