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Old 11 December 2020, 18:03   #761
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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 entry 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 http://www.retrogamequiz.com/

Here the quiz again:
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Old 18 December 2020, 10:53   #763
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Struggling with this one. Looks like I have 12 so far.
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Old 18 December 2020, 17:15   #764
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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 http://www.retrogamequiz.com/

Here is the quiz again, good luck: https://i.imgur.com/GHEFGEE.png
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Here is the 2nd set of clues:

1) In game #9 you only fight with nuclear bombs.
An obvious clue for a game that I'd expect everyone on EAB who's participating to know
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An obvious clue for a game that I'd expect everyone on EAB who's participating to know
Aw I didn't recognize it...
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Aw I didn't recognize it...
You're joking right? It's a classic Amiga game.

...but you should easy be able to guess with that clue from Mr_Horizon i.e. nuclear.
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I would not have know it, but is was featured on a YouTubers LiveStream
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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 three 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 http://www.retrogamequiz.com/

Here's the quiz for one last time: https://i.imgur.com/GHEFGEE.png
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Have finally entered but this is a tough quiz for me as have never got into a strategy game after Stonkers on the Speccy (and sadly this crashed at the bridge)...not going to be my best score!
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Old 04 January 2021, 00:03   #772
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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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direct link: https://i.imgur.com/LeRoFRq.png


HIGH SCORE

01 - 25 points - eab - Biscuit
01 - 25 points - mtc - Valdien
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 - Biscuit
2 - 23 points - Nobby_UK
3 - 17 points - darkwave
4 - 16 points - Havie
5 - 01 points - mailman

Congrats to Biscuit for the local and global lead.

Thank you to all of you, for playing my gaming quiz for yet another year!
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Old 04 January 2021, 09:48   #775
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Well done Biscuit!

I can't believe I didn't get Powermonger!

Thanks once again Mr Horizon.
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Well done Biscuit!

I can't believe I didn't get Powermonger!

Thanks once again Mr Horizon.
Hold you head in shame! I don't even like strategy games and I managed to (Google) that one...

I wonder if EAB will do better overall for the year as we have a few more people joining in now. If we miss a higher position because I forgot to enter one month (even though I worked out most of the answers) then feel free to berate me!!!
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Well... this classic completely escaped my attention my entire life, I had never seen or heard of the game before.
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Oh, didn't expect to do that well. Nice.

Great mix of games. I especially love city builders.
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HIGH SCORES 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 and medals: https://i.imgur.com/H3cKDnJ.png


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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


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

A round of applause, 8th place for the English Amiga Board!

That's the same place as last year, but you got seven more points - thanks to Top 10 placements of Havie (1x), Biscuit (2x) and Nobby (3x). These three also scored endurance points (same order 2,1,4), along with darkwave (3) and mailman (1).


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: https://i.imgur.com/Lva9Ntj.png
Score of 2018: https://i.imgur.com/RpnKJJn.png

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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.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -



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.
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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.

Congratulations to Nobby_UK, darkwave, Havie and Biscuit for scoring over 100 points!

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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