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Old 27 February 2021, 09:23   #821
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2) It may be "the most famous "big gun" in pop culture."
But I could not find a match.
Don't worry, the name of the series is enough - the quiz (especially this round) is too difficult to be that specific.
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Old 27 February 2021, 22:24   #822
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I've put my entry in. Horrible, horrible round.

Still fun.
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Old 28 February 2021, 19:52   #823
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Yeah. I'm happy with what I managed to work out. Bit late though as I was really stuck on loads of them.
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Old 28 February 2021, 19:53   #824
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Don't worry, the name of the series is enough - the quiz (especially this round) is too difficult to be that specific.
And you're be kicking yourself if you don't get it!
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Old 28 February 2021, 21:19   #825
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That's me done - can't find anymore. Couple of guesses...
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Old 02 March 2021, 18:10   #826
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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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Answer image:

direct link: https://i.imgur.com/8yVJkRl.png


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 - 21 points - Nobby_UK
2 - 20 points - Havie
3 - 16 points - Biscuit
4 - 09 points - darkwave

Congrats to Nobby_UK for the local lead.

Thanks to all for joining and see you next time!
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Old 02 March 2021, 20:12   #827
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Surprized 'Subnautica' only got 12%

I know I did not get it --- but it seems very popular on the U-tubes

And the Heading for any that did not know:
Sex Machine's crotch gun (From Dusk Till Dawn)
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Old 02 March 2021, 21:44   #828
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Well done Nobby! Close...
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Old 02 March 2021, 22:37   #829
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Yep. I don't even know half of these games. I've really lost touch
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Old 02 March 2021, 22:53   #830
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To be fair - took a lot of research this month! There were very few I recognised and lots of games I have never heard of. Hoping for an easier Amiga based quiz next month (or 8 bit computers from the Uk)...
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Old 02 March 2021, 23:08   #831
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To be fair - took a lot of research this month! There were very few I recognised and lots of games I have never heard of. Hoping for an easier Amiga based quiz next month (or 8 bit computers from the Uk)...
...and now you see why I don't want to join the competition?

All seems like way too much work IMHO.

It should be fun but...
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...and now you see why I don't want to join the competition?

All seems like way too much work IMHO.

It should be fun but...
It's like any quiz/puzzle but with a competitive edge and based around one of our favourite hobbies. Only too much work when desperately trying to beat Nobby.
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Well done everyone. I found this one really tough, and can't really complain about my score of 9. The only way is up from here!
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Old 05 March 2021, 12:37   #834
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Well done everyone. I found this one really tough, and can't really complain about my score of 9. The only way is up from here!
Well done for the effort - it was a tough quiz and hopefully Mr H will ensure we have a nice easy Amiga centric quiz soon...
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I'll take another DOS games round, at least I did okay in that one
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Well done for the effort - it was a tough quiz and hopefully Mr H will ensure we have a nice easy Amiga centric quiz soon...
I'm not sure there'll be another Commodore round... but there will be another quiz with a heavy dose of 80s/90s home computers later this year.


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I'll take another DOS games round, at least I did okay in that one
Well, looks like I can make you happy this month.
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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 http://www.retrogamequiz.com/

Here is the quiz, good luck:

direct link: https://i.imgur.com/VD0Fu6c.png
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Even I can get 5 of those from a quick glance
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Pretty sure I know 10 of them, most of the others look vaguely familar.
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Hell yeah, there's my DOS quiz. 15 right off the bat
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