Boing Boing Video Game Quiz!


72 Responses to “Boing Boing Video Game Quiz!”

  1. PixelFish says:

    73.3 percent.

    Missed Sea Battle, the one I thought was Splinter Cell, the one I thought was Alpine Skiing, and the final one.

  2. cyberscythe says:

    I find it interesting how nascent the video game industry is, so much so that you could have lived through its entire existence. I wonder if there are these sort of quizzes for other media; like a book quiz which has a paragraph of prose for you to match.

    I got 80% myself. 15 isn’t so hard if you use elimination; the other three options are all first person shooters.

  3. Anonymous says:

    The last question isn’t difficult (as it claims) if you go by process of elimination.

  4. hisdevineshadow says:

    53.3% and I quit throwing my money down that rat hole over 25 years ago!

  5. Salamalecs says:

    100%, but with a couple guesstimates and luck…

  6. hisdevineshadow says:

    And I got stuck with about $20 worth of tokens that became worthless!

  7. cymk says:

    73.3% Not bad considering. Guessed a few correct, missed a few I had guessed, but knew most of them.

  8. Anonymous says:

    100% without guessing. It’s really not too hard if you’ve been playing computer and video games for the last 25 years. :)

    • Anonymous says:

      C’mon Alpine Ski was pretty rough. And I wouldn’t expect most people to get the sea battle one either.
      Of course, I missed Hitman 2 since I don’t play any stealth games…
      And 15 was easy, cause I’d laugh at anyone who can’t recognize all the other games.

  9. Anonymous says:

    60%. That was fun.

  10. Anonymous says:

    93.3%. That quiz was a joke; the choices were way too obvious. The only one I guessed wrong was Age of Empires II (I’m not an RTS fan).

  11. Anonymous says:

    100% woohoo!!!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Scored 66.7%, not bad.

  13. Anonymous says:

    93.3%. I guessed on a couple (Stronghold? never heard of it), but the only one I missed was the skiing one. Guess I spend too much time playing or reading about vids. :P

  14. Anonymous says:

    86.7. Missed the skiing and racing games, but I don’t play much sports or racing games anyway.

  15. Kludgegrrl says:

    Hmmm, I don’t even play video games and I got a 60%. I guess all those years of doing multiple choice exams paid off… And some amount of awareness of background geekyness I guess.

  16. techdeviant says:

    That was fun!

  17. Dealspwn says:

    I’d consider mine a fail though, as I only got 60%. I’m not good with the older titles.

  18. surreality says:

    That was fun! I hardly game, although it is something I’d like to get more into, but I still managed 60%. Definitely guessed on a lot.

  19. SamSam says:

    I don’t know which is more self-selecting: the people who took the quiz, or the people who posted their scores. I’m thinking that both factors contributed to the scores I’m seeing above.

    Oh well, I’m not going to be shamed into posted the currently-lowest score here: I got 40%. And several of the ones I got correct I guessed at…

  20. Anonymous says:

    I now know where all my extra time went. I got 100%

  21. pignoli says:

    93.3% Got Galaga wrong:( But no googling! My idea for a quiz is: more videogame quizzes. Could be called me forte, heh.

  22. Avram / Moderator says:

    I actually got 10 right, for a score of 66.7%. I’m surprised I did as well as that.

    I’d never even heard of Freshly-Picked Tingle’s Rosy Rupeeland before.

  23. Phrosty says:

    100% The skiing game and that last one were the only ones that stumped me. Luckily, the other multiple-choice options for the last one were super obvious, and I pretty much guessed for the ski game.

    *sigh* Memories. :)

  24. Rosscott says:

    80%. WOOOO

  25. Anonymous says:

    that skiing one was just unfair. nobody plays those games :P got the sea battles one wrong too, wasn’t around for that one I spose

  26. Anonymous says:

    The Treasure game, you wrote “Had to end with a real tough one”. And it would’ve been… if the other games on the list weren’t easily recognisable FPSs.

    Other than that it was fairly easy, which I think is a good thing, I hate it when there’s a quiz like this and I don’t know any answers

  27. rollo333 says:

    73.3, not bad for a 67 y.o. dude.

  28. smgrady says:

    86.7% , and I’ve played 66.7% of them!!!

  29. Anonymous says:

    Fun quiz!

    I have a suggestion: don’t ever, ever, resize the browser window unless you have a very, very, good reason.

    The suggestion works in tandem with an axiom: there is never a good reason. Never.

  30. naam says:

    80%, but gran turismo threw me off. Why would you call it a playstation 2 game when clearly showing a playstation 1 screenshot? I needed that 86.7%!

  31. andigopow says:

    86.7% – Have played Hitman and Gran Turismo which both almost tripped me up but failed on skiing and Stronghold. I knew it wasn’t Age of Empires but … oh well.

  32. Anonymous says:

    Peace of cake. I only missed the sea battle and the skiing one

  33. MrT says:

    86.7%… Until grad school made me realize that I spent a bit too much time with video games I was a happy gamer for a whole decade. But I had no clue about the retro sea battle thing and even though I love (real outdoor) winter sports I’ve never seen the skiing game. The others are mostly true classics… ahhh good times :)

  34. Tedsville says:

    86.7%, Only two wrong.

    Does that make me a huge geek? I guess so…

  35. The Nakizo says:

    86.7% damn…after almost 40 years of gaming…

  36. Matthew_H says:

    93.3%, mistook the Sims screenshot for Singles, if you can believe that. It really was a mix of obvious (most) and obscure (Winter Sports, Sea Battle maybe) references, with only a few ‘medium difficulty’ games (Stronghold, Raving Rabbids). Radiant Silvergun really doesn’t count as obscure, being as it is one of the greatest shmups of all time. I don’t even play the genre and I’ve heard of it.

  37. Mahmoth says:

    73.3% Missed Galaga, Gran Turismo (fooled into thinking it was something earlier by the relative poorness of the graphics. Could’ve sworn GT looked better.), Winter Sports and Marine Wars.

  38. Christhegirl says:

    Amazed I made it to 60%, and ashamed, because I thought I knew my stuff better. Most of the ones I got wrong I had narrowed down to two: the right answer, and the one I invariably picked. Good quiz.

  39. jimmy2x2x says:

    Not bad, managed 80%

    Answers could have been presented a little better, showing which ones you got wrong more clearly.

    Oh and why resize the browser for the answers? (FF 3.6 win7 x64)

    MORE pls ;)

  40. Anonymous says:

    Got 80%. Missed 4, 6 and 10 :-(

  41. Bavi_H says:

    73.3% (11/15, missed 4).

    Knew: 1, 2, 11, 12, 13, 14.

    Guessed correctly: 3, 4 (educated guess), 5 (recognized Rayman), 7, 9 (process of elimination).

    Guessed incorrectly: 6 (knew it wasn’t Doom), 15.

    Left blank: 8, 10.

    #4, Sea Battle: I took an educated guess. If I remember correctly, Activision liked to display their logo on the screen at all times. The game looked like an Intellevision game, and I think they tended to have simple names like Sea Battle.

  42. Modusoperandi says:

    93.3% (what the hell is “skiing”?)

    I don’t know whether to be proud or sad.

  43. Terry says:

    I scored a whopping 60%. I don’t know if I should be proud or ashamed.

  44. Anonymous says:

    Bode Miller, you jackass! Keeping me from 100%, Hulk smash!!

  45. Felton says:

    I scored 60%, which is pretty good, since I was only absolutely sure of about four of them.

  46. JonStewartMill says:

    60% here too. I guessed on at least a third of them.

  47. Felton says:

    I did enjoy the quiz, of course. Thanks, David!

  48. tongpu12 says:

    86.7%. The majority of them should be rather easy for any true gamer, though a few were tough. I had no idea what that old atari-looking sea battle game or the skiing game were. Decent quiz, some diversity of questioning might make it more involved.

    • Anonymous says:

      I hear ya, got an 80 percent. felt a little dumb missing the Thief question.

    • Anonymous says:

      HE HE…same results 86.7

      I failed on the Sea Battle game and the Ski game !

      The rest was rather easy…I was expecting more obscure pieces though !

  49. daneyul says:

    66% here. Did take some guesses.

    (That mattel sea battle game, Sea Battle, was on Intelivision–awesome game, actually).

  50. dculberson says:

    73.3%… although I didn’t know a few of them that I got right, but was able to get them through process of elimination. Especially Radiant Silvergun. But also Metroid Prime; I never had a game cube.

  51. johnocomedy says:

    53.3 and i only have played two of those games. The wide time frame was interesting. Some of those are kid’s games that came out when i was well into adulthood.

  52. schwal says:

    80% Missed sea battle and the skiing one, the rifle in the hitman screenshot made me think it was metal gear. I’ve played about half of them, and sequels to a few more.

  53. Anonymous says:

    86.7% Most games were pretty easy if one is or was at least a bit into gaming. But some of them… never seen

  54. Anonymous says:

    86.7% too, i had the sea battle and skiing game wrong too. Most were easy, some are easily reduced to the right answer by looking at the screenshot :P

  55. Stooge says:

    93.3%. I was so offended that Horace Goes Skiing wasn’t even an option on the skiing one that I picked one at random and moved on in disgust.

  56. Anonymous says:

    60%, and I haven’t played a game since my original Atari died years ago. That doesn’t say much for some of you. :-0

  57. Anonymous says:

    Holy cow 93.3% 2 of them so obscure i’m lucky I knew the name.

  58. wispsmoke says:

    80%. I got the Sonic screen correct, of course, but I wish they had actually put a screen up from Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine.

  59. Anonymous says:

    deff got a score of 80%. i missed numbers 4, 8, and 10. :(

  60. Anonymous says:

    93.3% Missed the Hitman one. Pleased with that.

  61. Anonymous says:


    Some of them were painfully obvious, but the more sports-oriented ones were a challenge.

  62. Keneke says:

    86.7%! I missed Splinter Cell and Age of Empires, and I got lucky on the skiing one.

    • jungletek says:

      Neither of those were in the quiz.

      OT: I got two wrong, sea battle and stronghold. Though like others, I guessed on the skiing one.

      If you guys do another one, make it longer!

  63. Anonymous says:

    yes. did better than expected 14 outta 15! especially since several of those games i have never played, were before my time, or after; as I have stopped playing them.

    Made me smile to see screenshot 15!!! now there’s a beauty of a game.

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