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Old 14 September 2022, 23:49   #1421
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Damn - found a mistake and had to correct, in my haste to upload before HIM!
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Old 14 September 2022, 23:50   #1422
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Also, I hope our answers are coming up correctly as when I came to put my answers in, the page remembered me as Little Havie and then wanted to revert to saved answers so I left Chrome and went to Edge!
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Also, I hope our answers are coming up correctly as when I came to put my answers in, the page remembered me as Little Havie and then wanted to revert to saved answers so I left Chrome and went to Edge!
Don't worry, both your entries are in, with each of you having a small update afterwards.
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Don't worry, both your entries are in, with each of you having a small update afterwards.
Thanks.
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just to note: If ever a little gimby starts to participate... That's just my split personality. I'm my own best friend.
I'd like to see his avatar as plainly Little Havie had to pick a bigger dalek!
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Don't worry, both your entries are in, with each of you having a small update afterwards.
That's when I convinced him that if I got the bonus right then I could score 26! How gullible are the youth...
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September Quiz - Clues #1

The first 35 players have sent in their entries to identify the twentyfive games we are looking for.... No doubt a lot of first-person shooters were released between 1988 and 2023, so this round probably won't be a walk in the park. I wonder how high your answer rate will be?

Here are the first clues:

1) In title number 8, there are always four players.
2) Games 4 and 6 were developed by a pioneer of the fps genre.
3) Picture 7 shows a game that was only released for Xbox and Windows.
4) And last, #11 is a "near sci-fi" entry of a well-known series.

Deadline is Friday 30th September, enter via http://www.retrogamequiz.com/

Here's the quiz again - good luck! https://i.imgur.com/9tI8cQv.png
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'Only Released for...'

You mean 'debuted on' or 'Initially Released On'

As it is now on PlayStation 4 & 5, iOS, Android + Switch
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'Only Released for...'

You mean 'debuted on' or 'Initially Released On'

As it is now on PlayStation 4 & 5, iOS, Android + Switch
Mmh, I have two established sources saying it's Xbox and Windows only.
Feel free to send me a PM with a link showing that it released on playstation and switch!
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Mmh, I have two established sources saying it's Xbox and Windows only.
Feel free to send me a PM with a link showing that it released on playstation and switch!
Number 2 not number 1 I think? Unless I have got completely the wrong game...
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Number 2 not number 1 I think? Unless I have got completely the wrong game...
I don't think you have the wrong game, but it's difficult to talk about it now without revealing the answer... I stand by my words! Next week we'll know.
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Mmh, I have two established sources saying it's Xbox and Windows only.
Feel free to send me a PM with a link showing that it released on playstation and switch!

The Wiki Page... (probably me misreading it)

But I see Moby says "Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One"

I did think 'iOS, Android + Switch' were 'Unlikely'
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The Wiki Page... (probably me misreading it)

But I see Moby says "Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One"

I did think 'iOS, Android + Switch' were 'Unlikely'
Let's postpone this conversation to end of next week.

Last set of hints is coming this friday!
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September Quiz - Clues #2

Fifty players are already in this round, in a first person shooter that would be a pretty wild death match. The deadline is in a week - don't forget to join in!

Here come the second and final clues:

1) Only 15, 16, 17, 19 and 20 (plus two from the bottom line) are platform exclusive, the rest are available on several devices.
2) Game 14 is the console port of one of the very first multiplayer fps ever.
3) Number 12 is a licensed game based on a movie: you don't just shoot from the fps perspective, you also drive.
4) Numbers 15 and 16 are console games.

Deadline is Friday 30 September, enter via http://www.retrogamequiz.com/.

Here is the quiz again - good luck: https://i.imgur.com/9tI8cQv.png
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September Quiz - this round ends on Friday

Attention folks, there's no weekend this week - the September quiz will be over at midnight on Friday! There are already almost eighty people playing, of which four are from this forum. Can we get it any higher?

Between one point and a full score we got every kind of entry, and a top 20 position is already available from 16 points.... so no more hesitation - join in, you only have 48 hours left!

Deadline is Friday the 30th of September, participation via http://www.retrogamequiz.com/.

Here is the quiz - one last time: https://i.imgur.com/9tI8cQv.png
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Entry in. Not feeling too hot about this one. 17 tops.
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Old 02 October 2022, 18:37   #1438
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September Quiz - Answers & Score

126 players confirm it for me - there really are a hell of a lot of first-person shooters out there, and I could create two more puzzles from this round's incorrect submissions alone! I wonder which game in this round was the most guessed? One of the heavyweights of the shooter scene perhaps, so Halo, Doom, Quake or Half-Life? Nah, it's a newcomer that's not even ten years old. Scroll down and see for yourself which one it is.

Briefly on the bonus question - the background video is a really old Windows screensaver, called "3D Maze". 53% of you guessed that correctly too! There was no bonus point because some of the answers were a bit vague and I didn't want to be unfair.

But now let's start with the answers... first the names of the games as text, then the pictures, then the high score.

1) Halo 3
You got all the Halos wildly mixed up, but it's actually a picture from the third part.
Answer rate: 85%
Other suggestions: Destiny, Haze, Splitgate

2) Superhot: Mind Control Delete
The third entry of the stylish fps with the cool time control feature, and also the most guessed game of this round!
Answer rate: 92%
Other suggestions: Killer 7, Superliminal

3) Team Fortress 2
Who still remembers Valve's "Orange Box"?
Answer rate: 90%
Other suggestions: 4x Serious Sam, Borderlands, Fortnite, XIII

4) Quake 3 Arena
Maybe the answer rate would have been higher if I had taken the Sarge with the cigar as an opponent and not the funny eye?
Answer rate: 67%
Other suggestions: Daikatana, Doom, Serious Sam, Unreal, Unreal Tournament, Duke Nukem Land of the Babes, Fortnite, Silent Hill The Escape, The Legs have Eyes

5) Half Life: Blue Shift
This version of the Half Life story was even available for the Sega Dreamcast!
Answer rate: 91%
Other suggestions: Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, System Shock 2

6) Doom Eternal: the ancient gods 2.
The "Dark Lord", final boss in the second DLC to Doom Eternal.
Answer rate: 65%
Other suggestions: 5x Destiny, Daikatana, Gobots, Metal Hellsinger, Painkiller, Unreal, Warhammer 40k

7) Titanfall
Even before Apex Legends, Titanfall Assault and Titanfall 2 - this game kicked it all off in 2014. Why did you guess "Gears of War" so often?
Answer rate: 42%
Other suggestions: 17x Gears of War, Armoured core, Halo, Hawken, Killzone, Resistance, Unreal Tournament

8.) left 4 dead 2
Answer rate: 48%
Other suggestions: Serious Sam, Back 4 Blood, Far Cry, Gears of War, Bioshock, Call of chtullu, dead island, Goblin Commander, GTFO, Killing Floor 2, Rage, The hunchback of Notre dame, The Thing, Unreal Tournament

9) Wolfenstein: The New Order
The double assault rifle combo immediately reminds me of the new Wolfensteins.
Answer rate: 54%
Other suggestions: Fallout, Resistance: Fall of Man, singularity, The Darkness

10) Dusk
Answer rate: 49%
Other suggestions: Witches, Medal of Honor, Painkiller, Blood, Clive Barker's Undying, Daikatana, Quake, SiN, Unreal

11) Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
This is the CoD with Kevin Spacey as the villain.
Answer rate: 44%
Other suggestions: 5x Deus Ex, Mass Effect, Prey, Battlefield, Cyberpunk, Titanfall, Apex Legends, Bioshock Infinite, Crysis, Dead Space, Destiny.
Half Life: Alyx, Haze, Portal, Quake 4, The Persistance

12) RoboCop 3
The technically "ambitious" adaptation of a bad film for home computers (Amiga, Atari, DOS).
Answer rate: 35%
Other suggestions: The Matrix, Terminator, Siphon Filter, MIDI Maze, Killer 7, John Wick Hex, James Bond 007, Die Hard

13) Borderlands: the Pre-Sequel
Answer rate: 56%
Other suggestions: Titanfall, Bulletstorm, Mechwarrior, Metal Gundam, Project Warlock

14) Faceball 2000
Away from consoles, also known as "Midi Maze".
Answer rate: 41%
Other suggestions: Gremlins, Maze War

15) Metroid Prime: Federation Force
Controversial fps for the 3DS.
Answer rate: 49%
Other suggestions: Halo, Gundum Evolution, Overwatch, Speedball 3

16) Battle Frenzy
Released exclusively for the Mega Drive, also known as Bloodshot.
Answer rate: 28%
Other suggestions: 9x Terminator, 6x Zero Tolerance, 4x Robocop, Alien Syndrome

17) Behind the Iron Gate
The first Amiga exclusive game of this round, a cumbersome fps that is almost devoid of textures for performance reasons.
Answer rate: 18%
Other suggestions: 5x Star Wars, Mech Warrior, Alien Trilogy, Master Spy, Nuclear Blast, Starbucks, Substation, System Shock 2

18.) The Colony
The oldest game of this round (80s), here the version for the Apple Macintosh.
Answer rate: 20%
Other suggestions: Antichamber, Maze War, Sega Rally

19) Forgive me Father
A Lovecraft-inspired modern shooter with an interesting graphics style.
Answer rate: 25%
Other suggestions: 6x XIII, 6x Borderlands, Mad world, Rage 2, Red Steel, The Darkness, Walking Dead, ZPC

20) Breathless
The second Amiga exclusive game, graphically and gameplay-wise already much closer to Doom than #17.
Answer rate: 18%
Other suggestions: Star Wars Dark Forces, Rise of the Triad, Butt shooter, Marathon, Po'ed, Rebel Moon rising, Zero Tolerance

21) Corporation
Answer rate: 22%
Other suggestions: Catacomb 3-D, Descent, Marathon, Mechwarrior, Transformers

22) Red Faction
A port of Red Faction...for the Nokia N-Gage!
Answer rate: 28%
Other suggestions: Quake, C&C Renegade, Gunman Chronicle, Killzone, Marathon, Opposing Force, Robocop, Shogo: MAD, Soldier of Fortune, Terra Nova: Strike Force Centauri

23) Forbes Corporate Warrior
A really weird first person shooter and the most difficult game of this round.
Answer rate: 13%
Other suggestions: 4x Tron, MissionX, System Shock 2, Virtual Nightmare, Virtual Reality

24) Dread
A Doom clone for home computers (Amiga & Atari) coming out next year, with phenomenally low hardware requirements (A500 with 7MhZ & 1 MB Ram). [ Show youtube player ]
Answer rate: 17%
Other suggestions: 11x Doom, 6x Duke Nukem, 6x Wolfenstein, 4x Rise of the Triad, Gloom, Avenging Angel, Dark Forces

25) Chex Quest
It's not a waffle, it's a breakfast cereal! The game had its beginning as a promotional CD of a cereal box and was then continued several times.
Answer rate: 32%
Other suggestions: Bernd the Bread, Duke Nukem 3D, Minecraft, Birdseye potatoe waffles, The Evil Waffle, Egg Waffle Killer, Waffle Wars



Here is the quiz picture again, followed by the answers:



Answer picture:

Direct link: https://i.imgur.com/404usu4.png


HIGH SCORE TABLE

01 - 25 points - rta - EarthPainting
01 - 25 points - rta - Marek
01 - 25 points - eab - Nobby_UK
01 - 25 points - eab - Little Havie
01 - 25 points - eab - Havie

01 - 25 points - mnc - Mangamaniac
01 - 25 points - mmx - Nayuta
01 - 25 points - spz - Striderblade
01 - 25 points - ntl - lifer
01 - 25 points - spz - The_BACH
11 - 24 points - mnc - East West Elite
12 - 24 points - mnc - Gerhard S.
13 - 24 points - mnc - Dreamteam
14 - 23 points - mtc - Valdien
15 - 21 points - gsg - TheLastToKnow
16 - 21 points - rta - Illusionary
17 - 20 points - rtu - Antiriad2097
18 - 20 points - gpo - DocMoody
19 - 20 points - mmx - Knuckles
20 - 19 points - rpg - Fyrchtegott

21 - 18 points - can - Dark Kariya
22 - 18 points - gsg - partykiller
23 - 18 points - gpo - KHlover
24 - 18 points - mtc - Wibblewozzer
25 - 18 points - hcg - dsparil
26 - 17 points - gav - Wizdom
27 - 17 points - gms - hellermarie
28 - 16 points - eab - darkwave
29 - 16 points - gms - kopyright
30 - 16 points - mtc - Parsnip
31 - 16 points - ntl - Matt_Barber
32 - 16 points - gms - j1m
33 - 15 points - rtu - Chinnico
34 - 15 points - gpo - Gameproff
35 - 15 points - rta - malus
36 - 14 points - ftg - Lizard
37 - 14 points - ftg - RumMonkey
38 - 14 points - cib - LockeBoss
39 - 14 points - sh2 - BVBFabi09
40 - 14 points - mtc - MegaApple
41 - 13 points - hcg - windfish
42 - 13 points - mmx - fedprod
43 - 13 points - ata - jgkspsx
44 - 13 points - sh2 - Vino
45 - 13 points - mmx - Klunky
46 - 13 points - hcg - personman
47 - 13 points - mtc - mssq
48 - 12 points - gpo - Konsolomio
49 - 12 points - gpo - MessorTorvus
50 - 12 points - rpg - D4rkD
51 - 11 points - mnc - Mitschel
52 - 11 points - rpg - Zion
53 - 10 points - mnc - elementalMaster
54 - 10 points - eab - Mailman
55 - 10 points - mtc - FunnyJay
56 - 10 points - ftg - rwklau
57 - 10 points - f64 - Jammet
58 - 10 points - spz - Geddoe
59 - 10 points - rta - knightnawk
60 - 10 points - gms - KellogsFrosties
61 - 10 points - rta - Blufunk
62 - 10 points - gms - RC2225
63 - 10 points - hcg - Apollo Chungus
64 - 10 points - ftg - Rhaegyr
65 - 10 points - ntl - ReadytoShock
66 - 10 points - ftg - LockeTribal
67 - 09 points - rtu - necronom
68 - 09 points - pop - dixip
69 - 09 points - gpo - Eddie
70 - 09 points - gpo - rave
71 - 09 points - mnc - HomiSite
72 - 09 points - nto - 4C8en
73 - 08 points - gav - Cube
74 - 08 points - mtc - freshVeggie
75 - 08 points - wtd - jenoogle
76 - 08 points - rta - *Splinter
77 - 08 points - mmx - Cutter Slade
78 - 07 points - sh2 - godzella
79 - 07 points - gms - Schneitzel
80 - 07 points - rta - SinOfHeart
81 - 07 points - rkb - Grandhanate
82 - 07 points - rtc - ElginMcQueen
83 - 07 points - pop - Don Como
84 - 07 points - rkb - DSOP_ape
85 - 07 points - rta - Gygas
86 - 07 points - mtc - QFNS
87 - 07 points - rkb - BobvonKrakauerzuSenf
88 - 07 points - rkb - flof1ghterLegend
89 - 07 points - rkb - Philippe161
90 - 06 points - rta - Aldo
91 - 06 points - m!g - Red XIII
92 - 06 points - gpo - Bully
93 - 06 points - ntl - Dogorilla
94 - 06 points - spz - Kal1m3r0
95 - 06 points - ntl - StarPoint
96 - 06 points - gav - Rippi
97 - 06 points - mmx - Dnamei
98 - 06 points - gms - hellifanboy
99 - 06 points - rtc - StayAwhile
100 - 6 points - smu - Mischief Maker
101 - 6 points - cib - IchoTolot
102 - 5 points - sh2 - FoxSpitzer
103 - 5 points - nto - Ande
104 - 5 points - rkb - FolderOfDoom
105 - 5 points - ftg - Destria
106 - 5 points - gpo - Navarone
107 - 5 points - ntl - Bunkerneath
108 - 5 points - mnc - Klees
109 - 4 points - mnc - Yeboah17
110 - 4 points - rkb - salversurfer
111 - 4 points - mmx - Lynx
112 - 4 points - gpo - FireSmoke
113 - 4 points - pop - Sascha
114 - 4 points - wtd - svenoble
115 - 3 points - cib - Elemental Master
116 - 3 points - gav - Yoshi
117 - 3 points - m!g - Kong
118 - 3 points - gav - Scorplian
119 - 3 points - sh2 - the_joker2
120 - 3 points - pop - Daiyama
121 - 3 points - mnc - Arne
122 - 2 points - hcg - snake
123 - 2 points - pop - PUH
124 - 2 points - sh2 - Neo_SUC
125 - 1 points - cib - tharathiel
126 - 1 points - mmx - LittleChoco


ata - Atari Age
can - PC Canard
cib - Circuit Board
eab - English Amiga Board
f64 - Forum64
ftg - fontgeek
gav - Gaming Village
gms - Gamestar
gpo - Gamepro
gsg - Gamersglobal
hcg - hardcore gaming 101
m!g - Man!iac
mmx - Multimediaxis
mnc - old maniac
mtc - Metacouncil
ntl - NintendoLife
nto - NTower
pop - Powerplay
rkb - Rocket Beans
rpg - RPG Maker
rta - ResetEra
rtc - RetroCanteen
sh2 - Shock²
smu - Shmups
spz - Spazio PC
wtd - Wasted



LOCAL HIGH SCORE:

1 - 25 points - Nobby_UK
1 - 25 points - Little Havie
1 - 25 points - Havie
4 - 16 points - darkwave
5 - 10 points - Mailman

Congratulations to our three full-score players, more than any other forum!

And thanks to all for playing. ^_^
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That was a very stressful one! Well done to everyone who entered and especially Nobby_UK and Havie for getting 25!
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Well done all and especially Nobby and Little Havie! A good result for EAB this month.
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