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Old 30 April 2021, 20:25   #901
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Put in a last ditch effort..pretty sure I've got 19/25 now.
That'll be a good total I think - hard quiz!
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I'm sorry but No. 25 character has clearly escaped from School Daze on the Speccy...
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Old 30 April 2021, 20:55   #903
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Just got No. 25 so now we know what Mr Withit did with his days off from Geography teaching...
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April Quiz - Answers & Score

Congratulations, the mission has been completed succesfully! A small group of just seven agents even managed to retrieve the complete set of error-free information... very impressive. Please continue reading for the debriefing.

We'll start with the names of the games as text, then as images, followed by the High Score table including everybodys ranking.


1) Syndicate
Looks like I overestimated how well known this dystopian sci-fi agent team actually is.
Solved by: 69%
Other suggestions: 3x Shadowrun, Jagged Alliance, Metal Gear Solid, James Bond

2) Gex - enter the Gecko
The lizard in a suit was the easiest title of this round.
Solved by: 95%
Other suggestions: -

3) Archer Danger Phone
No, it's not XIII. There are two games for the Archer cartoon show (P.I. and Danger Phone), both gave the full point.
Solved by: 79%
Other suggestions: 10x XIII

4) James Pond: Underwater Agent
The first part of the series.
Solved by: 88%
Other suggestions: -

5) No one lives forever
Can we please get a new sequel here?
Solved by: 79%
Other suggestions: Lipstick Grenado

6) Spy vs Spy
This is the 1980s version for the Commodore 64.
Solved by: 93%
Other suggestions: -

7) Hitman 2
The bald head at the lower end of the screen gave it away?
Solved by: 56%
Other suggestions: Fear Effect, GTA, Saints Row, Daikatana, Spy Fiction, VIP, Syphon Filter, TimeSplitters

8.) Kingsman - the secret service
A mobile game to the Kingsman/Kingsmen spy movies.
Solved by: 47%
Other suggestions: Wonderful 101, Dexter, South Park, Rick Dangerous

9) Deus Ex
Solved by: 53%
Other suggestions: Blade Runner, Cyberpunk 2077

10) Flashback
Solved by: 58%
Other suggestions: 3x Another World, Impossible Mission, Fade to Black, guy spy and the crystals of armageddon

11) 3 Engel für Charlie
A terrible game, but they are "agents" nonetheless.
Solved by: 31%
Other suggestions: 4x GTA, VIP, Saints Row, Hitman

12) Dishonored
Solved by: 33%
Other suggestions: Splinter Cell, Metal Gear Solid, Manhunt, Hitman, Thief, The Saboteur, Tenchu

13) Teen Agent
Solved by: 39%
Other suggestions: -

14) Invisible Inc.
Solved by: 47%
Other suggestions: Fear Effect, Jet Set Radio, Techno Babylon, C

15) Confidential Mission
A lightgun shooter with a spy setting, for Dreamcast and Arcade.
Solved by: 52%
Other suggestions: 6x Time Crisis, 3x Deus Ex, Perfect Dark, Silent Scope, Half Life, TimeSplitters

16) xXx
Solved by: 22%
Other suggestions: Crash Test Dummies, Alien Extinction, Splinter Cell, Johnny Sins, Batman Begins

17) Mission Impossible
Hier die N64 Version.
Solved by: 56%
Other suggestions: 3x Metal Gear Solid, 3x Deus Ex, James Bond, Syphon Filter, Project IGI, John Wick, Metal Gear Solid, Golden Eye, Perfect Dark, Winback

18.) Spy Party
Solved by: 53%
Other suggestions: Mission Impossible, Skyfall, James Bond, The Sims 4, Knives Out

19) Impossible Mission 2025
The Amiga exclusive third part of Impossible Mission.
Solved by: 33%
Other suggestions: Rolling Thunder, James Bond JR, Splinter Cell, Elevator Action Returns, Project Firestart, Simple Jack

20) Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror
Solved by: 48%
Other suggestions: 4x Splinter Cell, Alpha Protocol, Sniper, Mission Impossible, Phantom Doctrine, Sniper Elite, James Bond

21) Typing of the Dead 2
Hardest title of this round... this guy is Agent "G".
Solved by: 21%
Other suggestions: The House of the Dead III, Guns tm, Fallout: New Vegas, Rage, Alias, Saints Row, Keyboard Assassin

22) Mission Elevator
No, "Elevator Action" is a different game and will be featured in the next spy quiz.
Solved by: 27%
Other suggestions: 6x Elevator Action, Spy vs. Spy, Home Alone

23) KGB
Solved by: 48%
Other suggestions: Impossible Mission

24) Covert Action
Hey, this is by Sid Meier!
Solved by: 31%
Other suggestions: Impossible Mission, Secret Agent, Deja Vu

25) James Bond 007
Hello?! The most famous spy of them all, with countless videogames, and less than half of you recognise him?!
Solved by: 40%
Other suggestions: Mission Impossible


Quiz Image:


Answer Image:

Direct link: https://i.imgur.com/dc5oopR.png


HIGH SCORE

01 - 25 points - mnc - Gerhard S.
01 - 25 points - rta - EarthPainting
01 - 25 points - mtc - Valdien
01 - 25 points - spz - The_BACH
01 - 25 points - hcg - excelsior
01 - 25 points - rta - AuraPaladinne
01 - 25 points - rta - residentgrigo
08 - 24 points - gsg - TheLastToKnow
09 - 24 points - ntl - lifer
10 - 24 points - spz - Striderblade

11 - 23 points - mtc - FunnyJay
12 - 23 points - can - Dark Kariya
13 - 22 points - gsg - partykiller
14 - 21 points - eab - Biscuit
15 - 21 points - eab - Nobby_UK
16 - 20 points - pop - A Gentle Breeze
17 - 20 points - pcx - wiede
18 - 20 points - rta - Roarer
19 - 19 points - eab - Belgarath
20 - 19 points - eab - darkwave
21 - 19 points - lgs - Numfuddle
22 - 18 points - hcg - windfisch
23 - 18 points - rta - Nihilistic Monk
24 - 18 points - eab - Havie
25 - 18 points - mtc - Wibblewozzer
26 - 17 points - m!g - Thrawn
27 - 17 points - rpg - Calastellio
28 - 17 points - mmx - fedprod
29 - 16 points - eab - gimbal
30 - 16 points - hcg - teroknor
31 - 16 points - mnc - Dream-Team
32 - 16 points - mtc - Parsnip
33 - 15 points - mnc - Mangamaniac2171
34 - 15 points - mmx - Knuckles
35 - 15 points - mmx - TheSnesFreak
36 - 14 points - hcg - alexmate
37 - 14 points - 4py - malus
38 - 13 points - gms - hellermarie
39 - 13 points - gms - kopyright
40 - 13 points - 4py - schockbock
41 - 13 points - rta - drock5k
42 - 13 points - can - 00754122
43 - 13 points - rta - Illusionary
44 - 12 points - mnc - elementalMaster
45 - 12 points - mnc - HomiSite
46 - 12 points - rta - aLaxLuthor
47 - 11 points - rtc - Antiriad2097
48 - 10 points - gpo - KHlover
49 - 10 points - gpo - Eddie
50 - 10 points - gav - Wizdom
51 - 09 points - sh2 - Vino
52 - 09 points - mnc - Klees
53 - 09 points - pop - Don Como
54 - 09 points - mnc - Mitschel
55 - 09 points - sh2 - Gatar
56 - 09 points - lgs - goschi
57 - 09 points - m!g - SonicFanNerd
58 - 08 points - gpo - Navarone
59 - 08 points - lgs - Mister_L
60 - 08 points - gpo - Bully
61 - 08 points - other - ???????
62 - 08 points - m!g - Kong
63 - 08 points - pop - Sascha
64 - 08 points - ntl - dmcc0
65 - 08 points - mnc - Lukulus
66 - 07 points - eab - Mailman
67 - 07 points - lgs - Darkcloud
68 - 07 points - vgz - Walti
69 - 07 points - sh2 - godzella
70 - 07 points - sh2 - FoxSpitzer
71 - 06 points - gms - hellifanboy
72 - 06 points - mmx - LittleChoco
73 - 06 points - m!g - Red XIII
74 - 06 points - gpo - rave
75 - 06 points - mnc - Yeboah17
76 - 06 points - hcg - Snake
77 - 05 points - lgs - svenoble
78 - 04 points - rpg - D4rkD
79 - 04 points - ntl - Dogorilla
80 - 04 points - mmx - Shades
81 - 04 points - 4py - Scorplian
82 - 04 points - rta - Anaustart
83 - 03 points - sh2 - Neo_SUC
84 - 03 points - pop - Daiyama
85 - 02 points - gav - Yoshi
86 - 02 points - pop - PUH


Well then, a winners ceremony: Congratulations to Gerhard S, EarthPainting, Valdien, the_BACH, excelsior, AuraPaladinne and residentgrigo... you all have FULL POINTS and won this round!

Also Kudos to TheLastToKnow, lifer and Striderblade, together you form the TOP 10.



Local High Score:

1 - 21 points - Biscuit
2 - 21 points - Nobby_UK
3 - 19 points - Belgarath
4 - 19 points - darkwave
5 - 18 points - Havie
6 - 16 points - gimbal
7 - 07 points - Mailman

Congrats to Biscuit for the local lead, 0.007 (ha!) points ahead of Nobby.

Thanks to all for playing and see you next time!

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Old 03 May 2021, 03:13   #905
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Well Done Biscuit
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Old 03 May 2021, 11:45   #906
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Well done Biscuit!

Let's hope this month's quiz is a bit easier...
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Old 03 May 2021, 12:30   #907
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Typing of the Dead 2... I would have got the first one! I should have made the connection.

Well done Biscuit and Nobby. Thanks again Mr Horizon
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Old 03 May 2021, 19:03   #908
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So yeah, now I have my answer to the bonus question: "which game should have been in there" - Splinter Cell, any of the pile but probably Splinter Cell: Double Agent would have been the most prudent I was kind of wondering if #20 was a Splinter Cell game but I couldn't find a single screenshot or video which looked somewhat like it. Syphon Filter had completely slipped my mind.

KGB! That one was driving me bonkers. I knew I had seen that exact shot as a screenshot in a magazine, but I just couldn't find which game it belonged to. For the longest time I was so positive it was Wings or Rocketeer because the graphical style is very Cinemaware-like.

Number 12 pisses me off. I was kind of sure that Dishonored was one of the games that should have been in this list... but I couldn't find a single screenshot of the game which displayed those flair icons (the most prominent thing in the screenshot). I didn't play the game long enough yet to really remember that those icons were in the game :/

So yeah, #16 is a GBA side scroller eh... I spent several hours going through lists of GBA games in any of the categories platformer, run & gun, action, shooter, sidescroller... not once did xXx come up :/ The same for lightgun shooters, I saw so... so many lightgun shooters... not once did Confidential Mission come up.

Typing of the Dead... now the keyboard gun makes perfect sense. Any permutation of google search into that did not at any time point me towards that game I was very happy when I discovered that Perfect Dark has a "laptop gun" - that must be it I cheered! Nope. Perfect Dark is not even in the list in the end

I scoured hol looking for impossible mission and in the process by accident stumbled upon Mission Elevator (hurray!)... I just didn't see it. Looking back at it I'm not too surprised, the default screenshot for the game does not exactly clearly show the player character

I feel like the universe was conspiring against me.


At least #25 I found with a bit of thinking. Just by looking at the screenshot you can know it is a classic Gameboy game, but not one I've ever seen. So I was going through lists of "gameboy spy game" and the like until I reasoned: Wait, this is a Gameboy game. A platform where half of the games are tie-ins to movies and such. What movie would make most sense given that main character which seems to be wearing a tuxedo? The answer: James Bond of course.

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So yeah, now I have my answer to the bonus question: "which game should have been in there" - Splinter Cell
Yes, I had Splinter Cell on my original list... I don't remember why it didn't end up in this round, seems like such an obvious choice. Well, thanks to all the user input I have more than enough for a second spy riddle next year.

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Number 12 pisses me off. I was kind of sure that Dishonored was one of the games that should have been in this list... but I couldn't find a single screenshot of the game which displayed those flair icons
You're not alone with this one (ResetEra link). Those icons seem to be less frequent than I thought, I hadn't played Dishonored myself.

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So yeah, #16 is a GBA side scroller eh... I spent several hours going through lists of GBA games in any of the categories platformer, run & gun, action, shooter, sidescroller... not once did xXx come up :/
Didn't you recognise Vin Diesels face.

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Typing of the Dead... now the keyboard gun makes perfect sense.
I was really curious here, as the keyword gun only makes perfect sense in the typing of the dead "universe". So I was wondering if this game would actually be much easier to guess - well no it wasn't.

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(...) by accident stumbled upon Mission Elevator (hurray!)... I just didn't see it. Looking back at it I'm not too surprised, the default screenshot for the game does not exactly clearly show the player character
It's the last row, those are always a bit mean. I found the trenchcoat guys to be surprisingly memorable, but maybe that's because Mission Elevator is one of my first Amiga games ever.

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At least #25 I found with a bit of thinking. (...) that main character which seems to be wearing a tuxedo? The answer: James Bond of course.
Excellent thinking Mr.Holmes, err Bond!
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It might be a tutorial thing actually, they may only come up once.
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Considering how hard everyone was finding it (me too) I'd say good scores all round.

Mission Elevator!!! I knew I'd seen it before. Darn. I kept thinking it looked like an Inspector Gadget game.
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May Quiz - Make a Wish!

In the first quiz of this year I had asked for your wishes - so which game should appear in one of my riddles to make you especially happy. This month your wish might come true, so take a close look.
Because of this rounds nature there is no bigger theme connecting the 25 games, they reach over all decades, genres and platforms... but there is one special rule, which says that if you don't recognise your own wish, you get a penalty point. D:

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

Here is the quiz, good luck!

Direktlink: https://i.imgur.com/pNXoeCM.png
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Oh dear... only 6 without searching...
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I can't remember what I wished and now I'm really paranoid it's in there, lol.

Probably not as I'm struggling to name more than 1. Hardest one yet!
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6 ? That's more than I know
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7, I just remember #23 A game I just couldn't manage to like.

#5 and #22 are driving me nuts, I've played both those games I am absolutely positive... but my mind is a black hole trapped inside the twilight zone.
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2 at best - worst start ever! Arghhhhhhh...
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2 as well. Some look vaguely familiar...most don't
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Had a good look and maybe up to 6? Has the quiz got tougher? Got the one that would lose me a point though...
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Well after some effort I think I have 18 ?

Clues needed to get any more...

What would loose me a point ?
I think I just said Bethesda ?
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