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June Quiz - Answers & Score

Ancient spells dissolve, old mechanisms kick into action, dust falls from the ceiling - and the old iron gate opens, for the riddle has been fully solved! Two people actually managed to answer every game correctly, so our group of adventurers can finally get that treasure.

There were 73 participants (two from here, great number!), average score was 13... so it was not an easy quiz, but also not the hardest of the year.

What were the correct answers and who made it into the top 10? Scroll down and see for yourself!

1) Witcher 3
Even without seeing those facial scars - everybody knows the Witcher.
solved by: 97%
other suggestions: -

2) Dragon Quest Heroes
solved by: 84%
other suggestions: Dragon Kingdom

3) Baldurs Gate 2
solved by: 64%
other suggestions: Bioshock

4) Final Fantasy 8
solved by: 75%
other suggestions: Fallout 3, Persona 5, Zelda OoT

5) Mass Effect 3
solved by: 63%
other suggestions: Dead Rising, Dead Space, Resident Evil

6) Fire Emblem
solved by: 77%
other suggestions: -

7) Runescape
The british Browsergame classic didn't ring many bells here.
solved by: 21%
other suggestions: Fairy Tale Adventure, Ghost

8.) Panzer Dragoon Saga
solved by: 64%
other suggestions: Legend of Dragoon, Dragon Age, Might & Magic

9) Eye of the Beholder
solved by: 70%
other suggestions: Fantasy Star

10) Skies of Arcadia
solved by: 67%
other suggestions: Final Fantasy 9

11) Gothic 1
A german classic! Apparently very local in its fame.
solved by: 37%
other suggestions: Heretic, King Kong, Neverwinter Nights

12) Golden Sun
solved by: 68%
other suggestions: Chrono Trigger, Illusion of Gaia, Secret of Mana, Illusion of Time

13) The Elder Scrolls Oblivion
solved by: 60%
other suggestions: Fable, World of Warcraft

14) Shin Megami Tensei
solved by: 40%
other suggestions: Disgaea, Magic the Gathering

15) Ishar 2 - Messengers of Doom
solved by: 52%
other suggestions: Avalon, Lands of Lore

16) Xenoblade Chronicles X
solved by: 58%
other suggestions: Xenogears, Xenosaga, Custom Robo, Mobile Suit Gundam, Super Robot Wars, Zone of the Enders

17) Ultima IX - Ascension
solved by: 27%
other suggestions: Diablo 2, Everquest, Kings Field, Kings Quest 8, Neverwinter Nights

18.) Tales of Symphonia
solved by: 64%
other suggestions: Atelier, Final Fantasy CC, Ni No Kuni, Secret of Evermore

19) Dragon Age Origins
solved by: 27%
other suggestions: Fable, Phantasy Star II, Skyrim, Tornment, Ultima, World of Warcraft

20) Phantasy Star 3
solved by: 51%
other suggestions: Doom RPG, Lufia, Lufia: Fortress of Doom

21) Wizardry 5
solved by: 30%
other suggestions: Discworld, Might and Magic, Phantasy Star IV, The Immortal, Undertale

22) Grandia
Once you played it, you don't forget the rainbow cone save points.
solved by: 38%
other suggestions: Breath of Fire 4, Kings Field

23) Trapped 2
An Action-RPG from the end times of the Commodore Amiga, simple gameplay and rough graphics. The hardest title of this round, just eight people got it right. Here some gameplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-05s0UaMxoU&feature=youtu...
solved by: 11%
other suggestions: Arc Fatalis, Das Schwarze Auge, Kings Field, Realms of Arkania: Shadows over Riva, Shadow Madness, Tales from Heaven

24) Persona 4
I never played Shin Megami Tensei, so I realised way too late that Persona is actually a spin-off of number 14. So there should have been a different game here.
solved by: 45%
other suggestions: Shuffle Time, Slenderman

25) Rogue
An entire Genre named after this game. I made sure to give the clue player character is usually an "@"... but still, only 14 people recognised this home computer port with its improved graphics.
solved by: 19%
other suggestions: Dungeon, Dwarf Fortress, Nethack, ZZT

Bonus Question
The correct answer is WEST and EAST RPGs taking turns, for all even numbers are JRPGs, while all odd numbers are from western developers.
solved by: 37%
other suggestions: All part of a series, all sequels, all crap games, first person perspective, one game per alphabet letter, game world at war, all RPGs, declining sales

Quiz image:
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Answer image:
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HIGH SCORE

01 - 26 points - rta - AuraPaladinne
02 - 26 points - rpg - J.R.
03 - 25 points - gms - Aspen
04 - 25 points - mtc - Milena
05 - 24 points - mnc - Syxta
06 - 24 points - mtc - blindrhythm
07 - 24 points - mtc - Gizmo
08 - 24 points - mtc - Gevin
09 - 24 points - guf - Wizdom
10 - 23 points - mmx - fedprod

11 - 22 points - pcx - Splunge
12 - 22 points - rta - master_Willem
13 - 22 points - mnc - Gerhard S.
14 - 21 points - dgo - Abalone
15 - 19 points - mmx - Klunky
16 - 19 points - rta - Hamlet Machine
17 - 18 points - eab - Nobby_UK
18 - 18 points - rtc - Antiriad2097
19 - 18 points - mtc - Wibblewozzer
20 - 18 points - mtc - TubaZef
21 - 16 points - mmx - Knuckles
22 - 15 points - 4py - DancingDan
23 - 15 points - dgo - fL0riaN
24 - 15 points - rta - Illusionary
25 - 15 points - eab - jayminer
26 - 15 points - gpo - Maryokutai
27 - 15 points - pop - Don Como
28 - 15 points - m!g - Kong
29 - 14 points - hcg - mainpatr
30 - 14 points - eab - lilalurl
31 - 14 points - hcg - Snake
32 - 14 points - gpo - Klingsor-
33 - 14 points - gms - DorianGray
34 - 14 points - mnc - HomiSite
35 - 14 points - m!g - Rudi Ratlos
36 - 13 points - rta - aLaxLuthor
37 - 13 points - dgo - Klangspiel
38 - 13 points - mtc - sauce
39 - 13 points - rta - PsionBolt
40 - 12 points - eab - Havie
41 - 12 points - mnc - Klees
42 - 12 points - gpo - Jin-Roh
43 - 12 points - mnc - Sir Play-A-Lot
44 - 12 points - gpo - rave
45 - 11 points - mtc - QFNS
46 - 11 points - ntl - Krull
47 - 11 points - m!g - Red XIII
48 - 11 points - rta - Frump
49 - 11 points - 4py - Crimson Idol
50 - 10 points - dgo - M0rr1s0n
51 - 10 points - m!g - geohound
52 - 10 points - mnc - Mitschel
53 - 09 points - 4py - schockbock
54 - 09 points - mmx - Shades
55 - 09 points - rpg - Cosmo
56 - 09 points - gms - kataka
57 - 09 points - mmx - LittleChoco
58 - 08 points - pop - Sascha
59 - 08 points - mnc - elementalMaster
60 - 07 points - pcx - Pascal Parvex
61 - 07 points - ntl - Dogorilla
62 - 07 points - mnc - Yeboah17
63 - 06 points - rta - Optional Objectives
64 - 06 points - pcx - Aurelio
65 - 05 points - rpg - D4rkD
66 - 05 points - gms - kopyright
67 - 05 points - pop - Daiyama
68 - 05 points - 4py - Scorplian190
69 - 04 points - guf - Yoshi
70 - 03 points - off - Real Player
71 - 03 points - vgz - Walti
72 - 02 points - eab - mailman
73 - 00 points - rtc - Elgin_mcqueen

4py = 4Players forum
dgo = Dialogoption forum
eab = English Amiga Board
gpo = Gamepro forum
gms = Gamestar forum
guf = Gaming Universe forum
hcg = hardcore gaming 101
m!g = M!Games forum
mmx = Multimediaxis forum
mnc = old maniac forum
mtc = Metacouncil forum
ntl = NintendoLife forum
off = offline & unbekannt
pcx = PCX forum
pop = PowerPlay forum
rpg = RPG Maker MV forum
rta = ResetEra forum
rtc = Retro Canteen forum
vgz = Videogameszone forum

Congratulations to AuraPaladinne, J.R., Aspen, Milena und Syxta... you are the TOP 5 and won this round!

Also Kudos to blindrhythm, Gizmo, Gevin, Wizdom and fedprod, together you are the TOP 10.

Here the local high score:

1 - 11 points - Krull
2 - 07 points - Dogorilla

Congrats to Krull for the local lead.

Thanks to all for joining and see you next time!

Edited on by Mr_Horizon

Mr_Horizon

Mr_Horizon

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July Quiz - Videogame Jobs

Okay folks, it's time to brush up those CVs, because no matter if it's the British "job centre", the US "Job corps center" or the German "Arbeitsamt" - we are job hunting! Luckily you got into an especially modern institution that adapted their listings according to video games. That totally makes sense, because it's been decades since computer games only featured you as a space fighter pilot or some sword-wielding dragon slayer. Indeed, there's a wide spectrum of jobs on display!
For our quiz this means you not only have to name the 25 games, but also the job you are tasked to do. Do you know them all??

Here's an example (with games that didn't make it into this round):
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The correct answers (for 6x 0.5 points = full score) in the form would be as follows...

1) We Cheer 2, cheerleader
2) Bridge Constructor, engineer
3) Flight unlimited, pilot

Easy enough?

Deadline is Wednesday the 31st of July, please participate via http://www.retrogamequiz.com/

Here's the quiz:
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direct link: https://i.lensdump.com/i/WUEuIH.png

Mr_Horizon

Mr_Horizon

July Quiz - Clues #1

Don't hesitate, an entire riddle filled with wonderful lavishly well-paid (okay, some might be) jobs is waiting! So far the waiting room at the job centre has 23 people, but so far none from this forum.

Here are a few clues:

1) Number 4 is the oldest game of this round (40 years), and number 21 is the youngest (just shy of one year).
2) The games 2 and 6 are Sega classics.
3) Title 14 is the last of a series with five games.
4) Game 24 is all about sports.
5) Half a point for the game, half a point for the job - cheesing cheap half points was never easier than this round.

Deadline is Wednesday the 31st of July, participate via http://www.retrogamequiz.com/

quiz image: https://i.lensdump.com/i/WUEuIH.png

Mr_Horizon

Dogorilla

#17 looks familiar but I can't work out what it is

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NCyD3XoJgM

Mr_Horizon

Dogorilla wrote:

#17 looks familiar but I can't work out what it is

Yeah, it's pretty famous.

Mr_Horizon

Mr_Horizon

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July Quiz - Clues #2

So, your appointment at the Job Centre is almost over - forty people already went, and next Wednesday it's all over!

That means it's now time to join the so far two people from this forum - here are the last clues:

1) Game 7 is a digital-only title for a Nintendo console.

2) Title 12 was released for the PlayStation 2.

3) Number 10 and 22 are not related!

4) A big Sequel for title 17 is being developed.

5) The 23 is a Sci-Fi game.

Deadline is Wednesday the 31st of July, participate via http://www.retrogamequiz.com/

Here is the quiz a last time: https://i.lensdump.com/i/WUEuIH.png

Mr_Horizon

Mr_Horizon

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July Quiz - Answers & High Score

You are relieved to leave the job centre, after you decided for one of the 25 jobs on offer. Great how simple this is! Which one would you pick?

A total of 72 people joined, and three from this community. Eight users managed to get full score, scroll down to see if you are one of them! Due to the creativity involved with the job names, parts of the "other suggestions" are multilingual this time.

1) Harvest Moon (farmer)
subtitle "save the homeland", a game for the ps2.
solved by: 86%
other suggestions: My Time at Portia, Dark Cloud, Animal Crossing, Ingenieur

2) Crazy Taxi (taxi driver)
solved by: 96%
other suggestions: Kurierfahrer

3) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (lawyer)
solved by: 95%
other suggestions: -

4) Lunar Lander (astronaut)
I accepted Lunar Landing, but not Moon Lander.
solved by: 66%
other suggestions: Missile Command, Moon Lander, Thrust, Minenarbeiter, Tänzerin

5) Papers Please (border control)
solved by: 83%
other suggestions: Dwarf Fortress

6) Sega Rally Championship (driver)
solved by: 90%
other suggestions: Colin McRae Rally, Destruction Derby, Daytona USA, V-Rally, Dirt Ralley

7) Bonsai Barber (barber, gardener)
solved by: 57%
other suggestions: Imagine Fashion Designer, Crazy Carrot Cutter, Skipperclips, Wario Ware, Hutmacher

8.) Silent Scope (sniper)
this is the GBA version. I tried hard to find out if you're a cop in this game or not... all it says was "assist the police".
solved by: 69%
other suggestions: Virtua Cop, Syphon Filter, special ops, Sniper: The video game, Sniper Elite, Hostages

9) Moonlighter (sales clerk)
solved by: 61%
other suggestions: Stardew Valley, Retro Quest, Retiree: The video game, Fantasy shop keeper, Bauer, Waiter, retiree

10) Cooking Mama: Sweet Shop (cook)
solved by: 94%
other suggestions: -

11) Flight Control HD (air controller)
solved by: 60%
other suggestions: Air Control, Control Tower, Kennedy Approach, Micro Machines, Planes Control, Sim Airport, Pocket Planes, Flughafenmanager, Flughafenkoordinator, Pilot

12) Mad Maestro (conductor)
solved by: 69%
other suggestions: Rythm Detective, DSDS, singer, Magier

13) Real Heroes Firefighter (firefighter)
solved by: 34%
other suggestions: Serious Sam, Golden Fire Axe III, Firefighters: The Simulation, Confidential Mission, CarnEvil, Soldier, Sniper, hitman, pirate, cowboy, Terrorist, Polizist, Massenmörder, Bodyguard, paramedic

14) Trauma Team (doctor, surgeon)
solved by: 61%
other suggestions: Surgeon Simulator, Drilly Willy, Safe Cracker, Mechaniker, Carpenter

15) House Flipper (craftsman, painter, estate agent)
solved by: 58%
other suggestions: Paintkiller Reloaded

16) Black Gold / Oil Imperium (oil tycoon)
solved by: 44%
other suggestions: Drilling Rigs, Oil Tycoon, Sim City, Geologist, Miner

17) Beyond Good & Evil (photographer, reporter)
solved by: 42%
other suggestions: Yo Kai Watch, Bug Buster, Digimon, Metroid Prime, Käfersammler, Insektologe, Käferzüchter, Kammerjäger, Bounty Hunter, Tierarzt, biologist, Monster trainer, Tierpfleger, Vet, Hundesitter

18.) DJ Hero (DJ, musician)
solved by: 51%
other suggestions: Band Brothers, Jet Set Radio, Stickers DJ, Parappa the Rapper, Guitar hero, The world ends with You, graffiti artist

19) Densha de Go 2 (train driver)
this is the version for Neo Geo Pocket Color.
solved by: 67%
other suggestions: A-Train, Rail Simulator, Train Manager, Train Simulator

20) Pizza Connection / Pizza Tycoon (pizza chef)
solved by: 78%
other suggestions: Cooking Mama, Pizza Poker Parlor

21) This is the police 2 (policeman, sheriff)
solved by: 29%
other suggestions: Cop: the video game, Hitman go, Geheimagent, Söldner, Killer, Hausmeister, Spy, Detektiv, Commander

22) Science Papa (scientist)
solved by: 36%
other suggestions: Scoville Scavenger, Gärtner, Jalapeño Züchter, Chili Tester

23) Red Strings Club (Barkeeper)
no, it's not "VA-11 HALL-A"... that's the OTHER SciFi barkeeper game.
solved by: 58%
other suggestions: VA011 HALL0A

24) on the ball (Football Manager)
solved by: 60%
other suggestions: Hotel Dusk, Das Amt, Bundesliga Manager, FIFA Manager, Football Manager, receptionist, Bürgermeister, Detective, Lma manager, shopkeeper

25) Paperboy (...paperboy)
solved by: 63%
other suggestions: Sonnenstudiobetreiber

Here the quiz again...
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And here are the correct answers:
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HIGH SCORE

01 - 25 points - mnc - Pasu
01 - 25 points - dgo - fl0rian
01 - 25 points - mnc - Deadly Engineer
01 - 25 points - rta - AuraPaladinne
01 - 25 points - pcx - Splunge
01 - 25 points - rtc - Antiriad2097
01 - 25 points - rta - master_Willem
01 - 25 points - mtc - blindrhythm
09 - 24 points - mmx - fedprod
10 - 24 points - mnc - Gerhard S.

11 - 24 points - eab - Havie
12 - 23 points - rta - Illusionary
13 - 23 points - mtc - Milena
14 - 22.5 pnts - guf - Wizdom
15 - 22.5 pnts - rpg - J.R.
16 - 22 points - eab - Nobby_UK
17 - 21.5 pnts - mtc - Wibblewozzer
18 - 21 points - mmx - Knuckles
19 - 20.5 pnts - rta - Frump
20 - 20 points - rta - Hamlet Machine
21 - 19 points - mnc - Mitschel
22 - 19 points - rta - aLaxLuthor
23 - 19 points - dgo - gmpearl
24 - 18 points - pop - Don Cosmo
25 - 18 points - mnc - HomiSite
26 - 18 points - mnc - Mod-Team
27 - 17.5 pnts - m!g - Kong
28 - 17.5 pnts - eab - lialurl
29 - 17 points - hcg - cacao
30 - 17 points - gms - hellermarie
31 - 17 points - ntl - JoakimZ
32 - 16.5 pnts - gpo - j1m
33 - 16.5 pnts - mnc - elementalMaster
34 - 16.5 pnts - hcg - windfisch
35 - 16 points - 4py - DancingDan
36 - 16 points - m!g - geohound
37 - 16 points - ntl - RedderRugfish
38 - 16 points - mnc - Mangamaniac2171
39 - 15.5 pnts - m!g - Red XIII
40 - 15 points - 4py - Crimson Idol
41 - 14.5 pnts - hcg - mainpatr
42 - 14 points - m!g - Rudi Ratlos
43 - 14 points - pop - Sascha
44 - 13 points - gpo - rave
45 - 13 points - mmx - LittleChoco
46 - 13 points - gpo - Maryokutai
47 - 13 points - 4py - Akabei
48 - 12.5 pnts - ntl - Dogorilla
49 - 12.5 pnts - hcg - Moran
50 - 12.5 pnts - mtc - BlackRainbowFT
51 - 12 points - gpo - Klingsor-
52 - 12 points - rtc - Elgin_mcqueen
53 - 12 points - gms - kataka
54 - 12 points - vgz - Walti
55 - 12 points - mnc - Yeboah17
56 - 11.5 pnts - mnc - StefanK
57 - 11 points - mnc - Sir Play-A-Lot
58 - 11 points - guf - Sun
59 - 11 points - eab - Belgarath
60 - 11 points - mtc - TubaZef
61 - 10.5 pnts - mtc - QFNS
62 - 10.5 pnts - pop - Daiyama

63 - 10 points - 4py - Scorplian190
64 - 09.5 pnts - guf - Yoshi
65 - 09.5 pnts - rta - Optional Objectives
66 - 09 points - pcx - Pascal Parvex
67 - 09 points - mnc - Kaneda4Life
68 - 09 points - hcg - Snake
69 - 07.5 pnts - rta - choog
70 - 07.5 pnts - pop - NoGoProGamer
71 - 05.5 pnts - pop - PUH
72 - 03 points - mmx - Shades

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

So then, winners ceremony: Congratulations to Pasu, fl0rian, Deadly Engineer, AuraPaladinne, Splunge, Antiriad2097, master_Willem and blindrhythm... you all have FULL SCORE and won this round!

Also kudos to Gerhard_S and fedprod, together you form the TOP 10.

local high score list:

1 - 17 points - JoakimZ
2 - 16 points - RedderRugfish
3 - 12.5 pnts - Dogorilla

Congrats to JoakimZ for the local lead.

survey results
You are mostly from the UK and Sweden. The average birth year here is 1994... that makes this community the youngest (of 14 forums with at least two submitted birth years) of all! The oldest forum is the English Amiga Board (1968), and the overall average across all users is 1982.

Thanks to all for joining and see you next time!

Mr_Horizon

Mr_Horizon

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August Quiz - Sound FX #4

Listen to the music! This sound quiz isn't about effects or digitized speech samples, instead we are going after title and background music of mostly well known videogames. Some users had wished for this, and also I am slowly running out of suitable sound effects.

Watch out, there is something special: the music clips are just a few seconds each. If you guess them right, you get the full point. But in two weeks (22nd of August) the clips will be extended to up to 10 seconds. This will make it easier, but will only get you 0,66 points. And for the last three days (29th of August) the music plays twice as long again, but the correct answer at that time only gets you a meager 0,33 point.

So, it pays to be fast - but also the less audiophile users among you will be able to guess many games in the last days of the month.

Have fun!

Deadline is Saturday the 31st of August, participate via http://www.retrogamequiz.com/

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Mr_Horizon

August Quiz - Sound FX #4 - Clues

Can you hear the music? Just like its predecessors, this soundFX quiz is tough with lots of clips that ring frustratingly familiar - just with music instead of the effects & speech samples of the previous rounds. Almost 40 people are in so far, one from this community, and the average score is six.
This is the only set of hints. Instead of more clues, you get longer music clips next Wednesday, but those will also reduce the points you get for a correct answer to 0,66.

Here are the clues:

1) The games 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14 were only released on Nintendo platforms.
2) With the numbers 3, 7, 13 and 18 you hear music from Commodore home computers.
3) Lots of variety in the last row, the platforms are (not in that order) Dreamcast, DOS, ps1, VR and Genesis.
4) In the titles 1, 10, 18, 19, 22 and 24 you are moving in vehicles (land water or air).
5) Number 9 is a Sega Saturn game.

I hope these are useful.

Deadline is Saturday the 31st of August, participate via http://www.retrogamequiz.com/

Mr_Horizon

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