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lifer

No hints for me there either.

lifer

BabyYoshi12

This is my first time participating here. Do the results get posted today or tomorrow or when? I’m eager to know if I got the bonus question right. 😜

ThanosRexxx wrote:
Especially since far as I can see, all of your contributions so far have been positive.

My tiny little website.

Mr_Horizon

BabyYoshi12 wrote:

This is my first time participating here. Do the results get posted today or tomorrow or when? I’m eager to know if I got the bonus question right. 😜

The german forums got their results last night, the english ones will get them today.

Mr_Horizon

Mr_Horizon

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June Quiz - Answers & Score

You did it, all monster parts have been identified and the beasts driven back. Congratulations!

A total of 82 people played this month, even though it was one of the hardest riddles of all. And exactly ONE USER really impressed me, as he actually managed to get EVERYTHING RIGHT. Wow!

Who was that? You'll see at the end of the post, but first we'll look at the correct answers game by game. There's a lot of text and images, so get ready to scroll.

MONSTER A (7x completely solved)

1) Resident Evil 3
The antagonist of the 1999 game "Resident Evil 3: Nemesis" is the head of the first monster, but taken from the 2020 remake instead.
Favourite of: Elgin_McQueen, Walti
Solved by: 89%

2) Silent Hill Homecoming
Are there any video game monsters more iconic than Pyramid Head? For "Monster A" his bloody skirt was used.
Favourite of: hellermarie, Hamlet Machine, Gerhard S.
Solved by: 77%

3) Shadow of the Colossus
Chest and left arm - those were taken from the colossus Gaius.
Favourite of: fl0rian
Solved by: 70%

4) Dead Space
The Necromorphs, horribly disfigured formerly human monsters from this space horror series. Their arms are mutated into giant scythes, which you can see in the quiz picture.
Favourite of: Biscuit
Solved by: 62%

5) Fallout 3
The Super Mutants are very ugly Fallout enemies, and the "Supermutant Behemoth" is the biggest of them all. His right arm was used in this quiz.
Favourite of: Carnivore, Klingsor-
Solved by: 34%

6) Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled
This is the mask, beard and feet of "Megamix", a mix of the Crash Bandicoot characters Dr. Neo Cortex, N. Gin, Tiny Tiger and Dingodile. The image used was taken from the last Crash Team Racing game. Those who instead of "Megamix or Crash Team Racing" just entered "Dr.Cortex or Crash Bandicoot"... sorry, no points this time. So mean!
Favourite of: Scorplian
Solved by: 29%

7) Dark Souls
To spot a Mimic chest in Dark Souls, one has to look at the shape of the iron chain on its right side... and it's this chain that has been added to complete Monster A. Sneaky!
Favourite of: Splunge, Rudi Ratlos
Solved by: 15%

Other suggestions: Alien Breed, Alien Isolation, Aliens, Banjo Kazooie, Banjo Tooie, Bio Freaks, Bioshock, Bloodborne Bloody Roar, Bowser, Breath of the Wild, Brutal: Paws of Fury, Crash Bandicoot, Dead by Daylight, Demon's Soul, Doom, Doom 3, Dr. Neo Cortex, Eternal Darkness, Fable II, Gears of War, Ice age, Iron Maiden, Jak & Daxter, Layers of Fear, Mario Kart 7, Mega Man, My Singing Monsters, Ninja Turtles, Nioh 2, Orc, Outlast, Predator, Primal rage, Quake, Ratchet and Clank, Shadow of Mordor, Skylanders, Skyrim, Soma, Sonic, Starcraft, Terminator, The evil within, The Surge 2, The Witcher, Unreal, World of Warcraft

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      • -</ul><u>MONSTER B[/u] (10x completely solved)

1) Doom
A flying sphere with an infectious smile - that's the Cacodemon from Doom. He's the central body of Monster B.
Favourite of: The_BACH
Solved by: 78%

2) R-Type
The first boss of this legendary Shmup is Dobkeratops, his tail and eye stalks were used here.
Favourite of: Dark Kariya
Solved by: 57%

3) Castlevania Symphony of the Night
The Medusa Heads from Castlevania were recycled that often, I didn't care what series entry you entered.
Favourite of: QFNS
Solved by: 52%

4) Metroid Fusion
This is "SA-X", going after you in its especially monstrous form. Taken from a GBA entry of the Metroid series. You can see its lower body in the finished Monster B.
Favourite of: fedprod
Solved by: 44%

5) Star Control
Most went with the better known 2nd entry, but the first part also had these graphics of the Ur-Quan Aliens.
Favourite of: Frump
Solved by: 24%

6) Xenon 2 Megablast
My compliment to all who recognised the head of the spider boss from this old vertical scroller.
Favourite of: Pascal Parvex
Solved by: 18%

Other suggestions: Alien Soldier, Apydia, Axiom Verge, Contra, Contra 4, Darius, Demon‘s Crest, Entomorph, Gradius, Grandia, Gynoug, Horror Story, Invaders, It Came From the Desert, Master Of Orion, Nemesis, Phelios, Psychosis, Quake, Space Rangers, Splatterhouse, Super Probotector, Terraria, ToeJam & Earl, Turrican

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      • -</ul><u>MONSTER C[/u] (2x completely solved)

1) Dragon Quest V
This is a "Slime", THE standard enemy of the series. It was used as the head of the monster.
Favourite of: Darkcloud, Mod-Team, Dogorilla, PUH
Solved by: 70%

2) Final Fantasy VIII
Welcome to "Tonberry", a frequent character in Final Fantasy. You see its left arm with the lantern.
Favourite of: Qwark
Solved by: 44%

3) Animal Crossing New Leaf
Tom Nook shows up and wants your money - here we have his eyes and legs.
Favourite of: MrBlack, Sonic2d
Solved by: 33%

4) Quake
The bloody body of Shub-Niggurath from the shooter legend Quake.
Favourite of: MOGli
Solved by: 27%

5) Earthbound
Trapped in the lamp is the bizarre final boss of Earthbound, Gigyas.
Favourite of: J.R.
Solved by: 23%

6) World of Warcraft
The "hair" of our creature are just the back stingers of two Murlocs.
Favourite of: Kulfy
Solved by: 18%

7) Halo 2
The gross Flood Gravemind serves as the right Arm - the most difficult title of this round!
Favourite of: malus
Solved by: 5%

Other suggestions: Alien, Alien vs predator, Banjo Kazooie, Call of Cthulhu, Conarium, Conker's Bad Fur Day, Dead Space, Doom, Dusk, Far Cry, God of War: Chimera, Gregory horror show, Guild Wars 2, Half Life, Half Life 2, Layers of Fear, Left 4 Dead, Mega Man, Metroid prime, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, Monster Hunter, Neocron 2, Nioh, Persona 4, Rayman raving rabbids, Resident Evil, Serious Sam, Super Smash Bros ultimate , System Shock 2, Terranigma, The Darkness, Toro Inoue, Zelda Majoras Mask, Zelda Ocarina of Time

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      • -</ul><u>MONSTER D[/u] (9x completely solved)

1) Day of the Tentacle
The "skirt" of our monster is nothing else but the purple tentacle from the 2nd Maniac Mansion.
Favourite of: Ruvon, wiede
Solved by: 83%

2) Space Harrier
The head of a flying dragon from this arcade classic.
Favourite of: Antiriad2097
Solved by: 48%

3) Terranigma
The Mecha-body including the wings come from Dark Gaia (aka Ragnara), the final boss of Terranigma.
Favourite of: Mitschel
Solved by: 34%

4) Lufia 2
The boss "Gades" donates his sword and shin protectors to complete this monster.
Favourite of: TheSnesFreak
Solved by: 27%

5) Pokemon Black
...or white. The fur of this little pokemon serves as hair.
Favourite of: AuraPaladinne
Solved by: 23%

6) Super Mario World 2
The feet and the small hair bit were taken from "Raphael", a boss in Yoshis Island. Tough!
Favourite of: Thrawn
Solved by: 17%

Other suggestions: Alien Storm, Angry Birds, Animaniacs, Breath of Fire, Chrono Trigger, Clock Tower, Daffy Duck, Doraemon 4, Dragon Quest, Dragonflight, Earthbound, Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy 6, Ghoul Patrol, Golden Sun, Jax and daxter, King of Demons, Legend of Zelda, Megaman, Micke Mous, Dark Souls, Romancing SaGa 3, Secret of evermore, Secret of Mana, Soublade, Super Mario Bros 2, Super Turrican, Sweet Home, The hobbit

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      • -</ul>Bonus question: What game served as source material for the intro and background pictures of this round? Well, that was the Final Fantasy VII remake!

See for yourself: https://i.imgur.com/UcAvcRD.png

Solved by: 27%

Other suggestions: Alien, Bioshock, Cyberpunk 2077, Evil Knevils Lab, Half Life Alyx, IDHAFC, Metal Slug, Metroid Prime, Persona 4 Golden, Persona 5 Royal, Resident Evil 0, Resident Evil 1, Resident Evil 3, Resident Evil 3 Remake, StarCraft, Super Metroid, Underwater, X-Com Chimera Squad

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      • -</ul><u>HIGH SCORE[/u]

01 - 27 points - rta - Earthpainting
02 - 26 points - rta - residentgrigo
03 - 26 points - rta - AuraPaladinne
04 - 25 points - rpg - J.R.
05 - 25 points - ntl - lifer
06 - 24 points - rta - Illusionary
07 - 24 points - spz - The_BACH
08 - 23 points - 4py - Scorplian
09 - 21 points - eab - Biscuit
10 - 21 points - pcx - Splunge

11 - 20 points - spz - Strider
12 - 18 points - mmx - Klunky
13 - 18 points - m!g - Kong
14 - 18 points - mnc - Gerhard S.
15 - 17 points - hcg - teroknor
16 - 17 points - hcg - excelsior
17 - 17 points - rpg - Calastellio
18 - 17 points - mmx - TheSnesFreak
19 - 16 points - gav - Wizdom
20 - 16 points - eab - Nobby_UK
21 - 15 points - mnc - Mod-Team
22 - 15 points - eab - darkwave
23 - 14 points - mnc - Mangamaniac2171
24 - 14 points - mmx - fedprod
25 - 14 points - pop - Don Como
26 - 14 points - eab - Havie
27 - 14 points - ntl - JoakimZ
28 - 13 points - mtc - MegaApple
29 - 12 points - lgs - Darkcloud
30 - 12 points - m!g - Thrawn
31 - 12 points - mtc - mssq
32 - 12 points - 4py - DancingDan
33 - 12 points - hcg - windfisch
34 - 12 points - mmx - Knuckles
35 - 11 points - pop - A Gentle Breeze
36 - 11 points - rta - Blufunk
37 - 11 points - eab - gimbal
38 - 10 points - m!g - Red XIII
39 - 10 points - 4py - Crimson Idol
40 - 10 points - mtc - Parsnip
41 - 10 points - mmx - Shades
42 - 10 points - m!g - zweiblooom
43 - 10 points - rtc - Antiriad2097
44 - 09 points - ntl - Dogorilla
45 - 09 points - dgo - Fl0rian
46 - 09 points - mnc - elementalMaster
47 - 09 points - rta - FluffyQuack
48 - 09 points - gpo - Echelon
49 - 09 points - hcg - Snake
50 - 09 points - m!g - SonicFanNerd
51 - 09 points - m!g - geohound
52 - 08 points - rtc - Elgin_mcqueen
53 - 08 points - m!g - Rudi Ratlos
54 - 08 points - gms - hellifanboy
55 - 08 points - mnc - Mitschel
56 - 08 points - gpo - rave
57 - 07 points - can - Bouyi
58 - 07 points - gms - kopyright
59 - 07 points - rta - malus
60 - 07 points - rta - Embrodak
61 - 07 points - pop - Carnivore
62 - 06 points - gpo - Klingsor-
63 - 06 points - vgz - Walti
64 - 06 points - gms - hellermarie
65 - 06 points - gpo - Maryokutai
66 - 05 points - can - Kulfy
67 - 05 points - rta - jett
68 - 05 points - rpg - Cosmo
69 - 05 points - pcx - Pascal Parvex
70 - 05 points - rta - Zolbrod
71 - 05 points - gms - KleinTee
72 - 04 points - gms - RC2225
73 - 04 points - mnc - Kaneda4Life
74 - 04 points - gms - DorianGray
75 - 03 points - pop - Sascha
76 - 03 points - sh2 - godzella
77 - 03 points - eab - mailman
78 - 02 points - dsc - SBOmega
79 - 02 points - pop - Daiyama
80 - 02 points - ntl - BabyYoshi12
81 - 02 points - gpo - j1m
82 - 01 points - gav - Yoshi

4py = 4Players Forum
can = Canard PC
dgo = Dialogoption Forum
eab = English Amiga Board
gav = Gaming Village
gpo = Gamepro Forum
gms = Gamestar Forum
hcg = hardcore gaming 101
lgs = last game standing
m!g = M!Games Forum
mtc = Metacouncil Forum
mmx = Multimediaxis Forum
ntl = NintendoLife Forum
mnc = old maniac Forum
dsc = unknown Discord
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 Earthpainting from ResetEra, I did not expect anyone to get full score... I truly am impressed!

Also respect to residentgrigo, AuraPaladinne, J.R., Lifer, Illusionary, The_BACH, Scorplian, Biscuit and Splunge - together you are the Top 10.

Here is the local high score:

1 - 25 points - lifer
2 - 14 points - JoakimZ
3 - 09 points - Dogorilla
4 - 02 points - BabyYoshi12

Congrats to lifer for the local lead.

Thanks to all for participating and see you next time!

@lifer: I wanted to tell you that EarthPainting submitted his winning entry before residentgrigo started to give hints to illusionary... who as you can see didn't keep up with you regardless. I'll keep an eye out so nobody gets put at a disadvantage in the coming riddles.

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Mr_Horizon

BabyYoshi12

@Mr_Horizon Haha, the only person BabyYoshi beat was Yoshi. 🤪

I got the slime right (with a special thanks to @Varazadi), so I’m guessing the other one was Resident Evil on Monster A? I didn’t guess 3, but did it count?

Good Job, @lifer! How do you decide ties, @Mr_Horizon?

I’m not good at horror games, so let’s move on to July’s Quiz!

EDIT: Just saw July’s theme, Retro Pixel. 🤦‍♂️

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ThanosRexxx wrote:
Especially since far as I can see, all of your contributions so far have been positive.

My tiny little website.

Mr_Horizon

BabyYoshi12 wrote:

@Mr_Horizon Haha, the only person BabyYoshi beat was Yoshi. 🤪

Oh I didn't see the two Yoshis. Nice!

How do you decide ties, @Mr_Horizon?

For a while I had just the timestamp decide any ties, so the earlier submit gets the better position. I never liked that, so I came up with "weighted points".
This means that no correct answer is worth exactly "1 point", but instead it is a little bit more, depending on how hard that answer was (I use a formula to determine the exact amount).
Example: In the last quiz, getting "Resident Evil 3" right got you 1.0110 points. But getting the toughest answer, "Halo 2", earned you 1.0951 points instead.
It rarely happens that two people have exactly the same answers right & wrong, so the five people who scored 14 points were still easily distinguishable by their decimal places - have a look at the full score:

14.6353 Mangamaniac2171
14.6109 fedprod
14.6060 Don Como
14.5902 Havie
14.5841 JoakimZ

In the odd case there is a complete tie... I still fall back to the timestamp, so the earlier bird catches the better position. I hope that answers your question!

Just saw July’s theme, Retro Pixel. 🤦‍♂️

Well, it's all about balance. The first quiz of the year featured mostly new games, the second one was a mix, the third one was old games (but focused on a single platform, DOS), and the last round also a mix of old and new. The next one will be a bit on the retro side again, but way more focused on consoles... don't worry, there is another round with newer games on the horizon.

Mr_Horizon

Dogorilla

I didn't do too badly there considering how difficult that round was. I'm kicking myself for not recognising Raphael the Raven though, I knew I'd seen those feet before somewhere (I thought they were Daffy Duck's at first)

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

BabyYoshi12

@Mr_Horizon Wow, that’s a very in depth description. So I actually beat someone else as well! Thank you for putting so much effort into these quizzes and clues and results!

Good there’s one with newer games coming soon! I only started gaming on the Wii/3DS, and I still didn’t own many games. It wasn’t until I started using this site that I know about most games. So I’d say about half the games on Switch.

ThanosRexxx wrote:
Especially since far as I can see, all of your contributions so far have been positive.

My tiny little website.

BabyYoshi12

@Dogorilla You’re right. You didn’t do too badly. I did.

I can’t believe I got Tom Nook wrong. 🤦‍♂️ I didn’t pay attention to the eyes as I assumed it was the Slime’s eyes and didn’t even look at the legs. 🤦‍♂️

ThanosRexxx wrote:
Especially since far as I can see, all of your contributions so far have been positive.

My tiny little website.

Dogorilla

@BabyYoshi12 Tom Nook was one of the few that I recognised straight away haha. Though I didn't actually realise those were his eyes until I saw the answers.

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

Mr_Horizon

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July Quiz - Retro Pixel 2020

Every year this classic makes a return - characters from mostly older games, zoomed in until you can count every single pixel. Can you tell the game from a screen fragment with just a 20x20 resolution?

Similar to the "DOS classics", most games were released in the 1990s, with few exceptions into earlier or later decades. This round has a much bigger focus on consoles though.

You can enter either the name of the game or the name of the character.

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

Here is the quiz, good luck!
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direct link: https://i1.lensdump.com/i/jMXHMo.png

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lifer

Thanks for sharing the info about EarthPainting's submission. Feels good to know. I wish I had made the best guesses on the other games, would have caught World of Warcraft at least...

The new quiz is the hardest yet for me. I can aim for 20 maybe...

lifer

BabyYoshi12

lifer wrote:

The new quiz is the hardest yet for me. I can aim for 20 maybe...

Oof... I’ll aim for two I suppose....

Any more clues coming in? I only know #3!

ThanosRexxx wrote:
Especially since far as I can see, all of your contributions so far have been positive.

My tiny little website.

lifer

@BabyYoshi12 I'm pretty sure you know a few other characters... you just didn't recognize them yet.

lifer

BabyYoshi12

Uhhh........ @Mr_Horizon, are we getting any clues? We’re half way through the month and I’m getting kind of worried (I only know two of them). 😅

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ThanosRexxx wrote:
Especially since far as I can see, all of your contributions so far have been positive.

My tiny little website.

Mr_Horizon

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July Quiz - Clues #1

A great weekend to you all, I hope you and your family have gotten around Covid-19 so far and can still find something to enjoy this summer... like the retro pixel quiz round maybe? ^_^

So far 24 people have joined, three of which from here. The average score is single-digit, so it's again not an easy round. However, every game has been guessed correctly at least once! But even the single user who managed to reach the 20-point-barrier is still missing several answers to get a full score.

So then, time for some clues!

1) In the first three rows, we got three well known 1on1 fighting games.
2) Game number 2 is the newest title of this round, having been released just two years ago. The oldest game on the other hand is 41 years (!) old.
3) Three games from the first two rows have appeared in episodes of the "AngryVideoGameNerd".
4) A total of six games have also been released on the Commodore Amiga (not always in the exact same version), one of which even as an exclusive.

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

Here is the quiz again: https://i1.lensdump.com/i/jMXHMo.png

Mr_Horizon

lifer

@BabyYoshi12 Why the passive aggression? Every round so far had some more recent games in the mix.

Hint 4 is a good one. I'm missing the exclusive still.

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