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Old 13 August 2018, 09:25   #81
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According to previous rounds, there aren't a lot of cheaters, though.

You can't win a million dollars, a Ferrari 250 GTO or a villa in Malibu anyway, so I don't see the point in using google image serch at all. This is just for fun.
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Old 13 August 2018, 22:34   #82
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Hey everybody, now look at this ethics debate!

On the question of "is google image search allowed?", I simply say that I won't try to control something that I can't - so there is no rule here and google is not forbidden. In a quiz with more generous screenshots you might achieve something with image search, but in the current quiz it won't help at all. I just tried pulling screenshots of four different numbers into google, no results each time.

On the question of "is this a team/forum or individual effort?", it was meant as an individual effort, so ideally you shouldn't post all your answers in this thread. If you think it's more fun that way and you want to have a "joined entry" as the EAB Forum, we can try that - but you'd be the only community who does it that way.

The individual effort doesn't mean you can't talk about the quiz, just avoid to spell out the game titles.
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Old 15 August 2018, 19:24   #83
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I think I now have 10 Solid Answers and 3 Maybes ?
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Old 19 August 2018, 16:47   #84
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August Quiz - Clues #1

Despite my experience in creating these riddles, sometimes I misjudge the difficulty - like this time apparently. The first two rows turn out to be sorta doable, but afterwards it gets dark for everyone - and we are only ten people so far (one from here).

The average score is below 10, and many titles have not been found out at all.

I hope there's going to be some more people soon, I intend to help with these clues:

1) These games exclusively run on Nintendo hardware: 1, 3, 4, 6, 11, 24.

2) On all screenshots you see the protagonist, to be directly controlled by you. The exceptions are 8+23 (part of a team), 11+17 (enemies), 16+18+20 (your guests & your tribe), and number 24 (tutorial character).

3) Nr 15 and 25 were only released on Commodore home computers.

4) The following titles are handheld-exclusives: 1, 3, 4, 11, 24.

5) In game #2 you see the Arcade version of a multiplatform title from the early 80s.

6) Number 14 is a point & click adventure from the mid 90s.


So, I hope this does help a little?

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

here the quiz again - good luck!
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Old 20 August 2018, 22:10   #85
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Too hard...arghhh not going to achieve even the average!!!
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Old 21 August 2018, 14:02   #86
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Ok. I'm done
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Old 21 August 2018, 14:31   #87
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Not even close to the average. Perhaps 6
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Old 22 August 2018, 21:15   #88
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I think I have another 4 from the Clues...

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Old 23 August 2018, 13:56   #89
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I think I have another 4 from the Clues...
a bold statement.
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Old 26 August 2018, 21:58   #91
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August Quiz - Clues #2

Ladies and Gentlemen, it's time for the final rush - there are only six days left to join this round. Chances for scoring in the top 10 are good, for just 12 points you get a seat. Average score is at 9.5, and even the best candidates have barely made twenty points.

So far there are five users from this forum.


Okay, here are the final clues:

1) Two games in this round are classics by Bullfrog Productions.

2) The 21 is a tough platformer with a "circus" theme, which has been released on most modern platforms.

3) On image number 12 you can see one of four playable cowboys.

4) Game 24 is a well known racing series.

5) In title number 6 your perspective frequently changes from a Sim City style top down view to an action oriented sideview.

6) The protagonist on 13 is from a well known western RPG series.


So, I hope this does help a little? Come on and join the game!

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

here the quiz one last time - good luck!
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Old 27 August 2018, 21:36   #92
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I think that gave me another 3 ?
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@Nobby_UK: Won't go into specifics, but you are doing quite well at the moment.
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August Quiz - Answers & Score

This was a tough one - with 9.8 points on average this is the hardest round of the year so far. Most games have been solved by less than half of you, great that there were still 56 people that joined for the August quiz.


Now we first have the names of the games as text, then as images, and the scoretable comes at the end of this post.

1) Wario Land 4
Everyone got him right!
solved by: 100%
other suggestions: -

2) Tapper
No, it's not Mario... but the arcade classic Root Beer Tapper.
solved by: 52%
other suggestions: Mario, Mario Brothers, Hotel Mario, Pizza Time, Punch Out

3) Super Princess Peach
The princess finally got her own platformer game.
solved by: 82%
other suggestions: Mario Kart, Legend of Zelda, Super Mario RPG, Super Mario, Super Mario World, Zelda

4) Shantae
Only real on on the Game Boy Color.
solved by: 84%
other suggestions: -

5) Landstalker
solved by: 41%
other suggestions: Link (three times!), Zelda, Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy, Actraiser, Alex Kidd

6) Actraiser
solved by: 50%
other suggestions: Kid Icarus, Theme Hospital, Wonder Boy, Cupid

7) Mutant Mudds
His name is "Max", had to look that one up.
solved by: 46%
other suggestions: Actraiser, Earthbound (three times!), Dilbert

8.) Sensible Soccer
12 pixel tall and already a soccer player?
solved by: 55%
other suggestions: Match Day, Kick Off 2, International Superstar Soccer, Cup Final

9) Bubba n Stix
solved by: 30%
other suggestions: -

10) Global Gladiators
McDonalds!
solved by: 36%
other suggestions: Captain Planet, Larry

11) Resident Evil Gaiden
Zombie slaying... on Game Boy Color?!
solved by: 38%
other suggestions: Snatcher, Dr Franken, Zombie, Sweet Home, Touch the Dead

12) Sunset Riders
solved by: 38%
other suggestions: Kings Quest, who framed Roger Rabbit, Link

13) Ultima V
solved by: 32%
other suggestions: Hunchback, King Arthurs World, Mega-lo-Mania, Link

14) Teen Agent
solved by: 21%
other suggestions: Earthling Priorities, Paperboy, Legend of Kyrandia, Kings Quest, Day of the Tentacle, Dunkle Schatten, Flight of the Amazon Queen, Das Erbe

15) Traps n Treasures
Pirate adventures on the Amiga
solved by: 32%
other suggestions: Skull&Crossbones, Pirates

16) Theme Park
Bullfrog game number one...
solved by: 48%
other suggestions: Die Siedler

17) Hexen
No, it's not Doom. ID software also made other games.
solved by: 16%
other suggestions: Eye of the Beholder, Blood, Doom (fifteen times!)

18.) The Settlers
solved by: 48%
other suggestions: Rayman, Lemmings, Lemmings 2

19) Greendog
solved by: 18%
other suggestions: Hardyman, Earthworm Jim

20) Populous
...Bullfrog game number two.
solved by: 39%
other suggestions: Megalomania, Powermonger

21) Penarium
solved by: 27%
other suggestions: Circus Charlie

22) Ultrionus
Sci Fi Action J'n'R with a large chested (and triggerhappy) protagonist.
solved by: 5%
other suggestions: Wet, Rumble Roses, Streets of Rage, Jill, Ogre Battle, Phantasy Star 3, Final Fantasy, Metroid Fusion, Lemmings

23) UFO / X-Com
solved by: 18%
other suggestions: Wolfenstein, System Shock, Micro Machines, Streetball

24) F-Zero Climax
There was a F-Zero on the GBA where this character explained the tutorial. Along with Ultrionus the hardest title in this quiz.
solved by: 5%
other suggestions: Mario Kart, Micro Machines, Need for Speed, Speed Racer, Super Dodgeball Advance

25) Sams Journey
A really nice C64 game released this year.
solved by: 21%
other suggestions: Doofus, Sunday Funday, Mother


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HIGH SCORE

01 - 24 points - mmx - J.R.
02 - 22 points - mnc - Gerhard S.
03 - 21 points - hcg - windfisch
04 - 19 points - eab - Nobby_UK
05 - 19 points - m!g - Kong

06 - 18 points - pop - Barbarian
07 - 17 points - mmx - fedprod
08 - 16 points - rta - dearodie
09 - 14 points - mnc - Rac
10 - 14 points - eab - lilalurl

11 - 14 points - eab - haynor666
12 - 14 points - gpo - Jin-Roh
13 - 13 points - spl - fl0rian
14 - 13 points - ntl - JoakimZ
15 - 13 points - vpf - cebix
16 - 12 points - gms - kopyright
17 - 12 points - mnc - PaulBearer
18 - 12 points - 4py - Crimson Idol
19 - 12 points - guf - Wizdom
20 - 12 points - pop - Don Como
21 - 11 points - 4py - Akabei
22 - 11 points - rtg - Antiriad2097
23 - 11 points - m!g - Red XIII
24 - 11 points - mnc - Mangamaniac2171
25 - 10 points - eab - Havie
26 - 10 points - m!g - SonicFanNerd
27 - 10 points - m!g - geohound
28 - 10 points - mnc - Yeboah17
29 - 9 points - mmx - Knuckles
30 - 9 points - ntl - ReaderRagfish
31 - 9 points - mnc - Superfrog
32 - 8 points - mnc - elementalMaster
33 - 8 points - hcg - Moran
34 - 8 points - mmx - Klunky
35 - 8 points - mnc - Sonic2d
36 - 7 points - mmx - Linkey
37 - 7 points - guf - Ripchip
38 - 7 points - gpo - j1m
39 - 6 points - pcx - Triggerhappy
40 - 6 points - pcx - Pascal Parvex
41 - 6 points - ntl - Dogorilla
42 - 6 points - mnc - Mitschel
43 - 6 points - 4py - DancingDan
44 - 6 points - mnc - euph
45 - 5 points - pop - Sascha
46 - 5 points - hcg - surnshurn

47 - 5 points - ntl - Scrummer
48 - 4 points - pcx - Aurelio
49 - 4 points - mmx - Shades
50 - 3 points - eab - alexh
51 - 3 points - gpo - kataka
52 - 3 points - guf - Yoshi
53 - 2 points - pop - Daiyama
54 - 2 points - pop - PUH
55 - 2 points - vgz - LOX-TT
56 - 2 points - vgz - Walti


4py = 4Players 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
ntl = NintendoLife Forum
mnc = altes maniac Forum
pcx = PCX Forum
pop = PowerPlay Forum
rtg = RetroGamer Forum
spl = Superlevel Forum
vgz = Videogameszone Forum
vpf = Vierpfeile Forum


EAB-local-list:

1 - 19 Punkte - Nobby_UK
2 - 14 Punkte - lilalurl
3 - 14 Punkte - haynor666
4 - 10 Punkte - Havie
5 - 03 Punkte - alexh

Congrats to Nobby_UK for the local lead, and to lilaurl for making the top 10.

Thanks to all for participating and see you next time!
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September Quiz - Couch Multiplayer Party

Sometimes you just can't get enough... in this round nobody is sitting in front of his screen alone, but with at least three people: Couch Multiplayer is the theme, and the games of the September quiz offer three to eight players a chance to compete against each other with a lot of fun and chaos.

But this time one thing is different...WATCH OUT:

To shake up the quiz a bit and to pay tribute to a wild multiplayer experience, you get a chance to pick a "Mario Kart Item" in addition to using your usual skill factor.

These items will do about what you expect:


This time Bananas also work against Lightning and blue shells.

But what about strategy? Won't everyone just go with a triple shroom for three extra points?!

Answer: not everybody can use every item. Next to each item is this field:


You have to guess your position in the high score list - with green you get the item, with red you don't.


Are you a top candidate and in the upper 10-20%? Then you can only pick items which show green on the far right side of the red/green field. So, in this case that means bananas.

Or do you estimate you'll be more in the center of the field, at about 50-60%? Then you can select items where the field shows green in the center - so except for the blue shell, lightning and triple red shell you can go for anything.

And if you are quite sure to end up on the bottom of the field this time (10-20%)... well, then the items you can pick have green markers on the left side, which means the blue shell or lightning can be yours.

Those who estimate wrong and pick an item unfitting for their position in the field, will instead get nothing - so be careful! :O

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You are right, this round is unnecessarily complex and distorts real skill to favour random luck. I expect all of you to hate this, which is why we are only doing it once.

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Deadline is Sunday the 30th of September, please participate via http://www.retrogamequiz.com/

Here is the quiy... good luck.

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No idea what all that stuff before the pix means !

I might have 6 or 7 --- don't think I'll bother with this one.
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September Quiz - Clues #1

The first 17 people have already entered this multiplayer riddle (one from here), and it appears this is not a very easy quiz either. Oh dear! I hope the following clues will help you.


1) Number 9 is a partygame for the first Xbox, with lots of Minigames for up to four players.

2) The 10, 16, 19 and 23 first appeared for the Ouya console, before they were later ported and developed further on more succesful platforms.

3) Game 12 is a 2D vertically scrolling Shoot'em'up with pixel-look and a four player mode.

4) The following titles had a release on the Sega Dreamcast: 2, 6, 13

5) The games 18 and 24 are racing games for up to 8 players, and they were both released on the same Nintendo console.

6) And the last one, number 25 is an Amiga game from the year 1996.


If you're not convinced about this rounds "Mario Kart items"... just pick a banana and you'll be playing it safe. :P

Deadline is Sunday the 30th September, participate via http://www.retrogamequiz.com/

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@Nobby_UK: but you're this forums star contributor - you can't just drop out!
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