David K. Israel at 4:44 am Sat, Nov 6, 2010
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"Pac-man's skeleton" by Le Gentil Garçon, in collaboration with François Escuilié, palaeontologist
Twaggies presents a quite impossible quiz that should tax even the hardest-core retrogamers. The subject: musical scores from arcade and video games by Namco, one of the golden-age greats from Japan. Test your knowledge after the jump!
69% as well. The ones I got right I had no problem with so apparently I liked obscure games. I only got wrong ones where I’d never heard of any of the 4.
Missed 1. Might not be necessary to have an arcade machine but it didn’t hurt.
53 percent. My weak defense is that I was often listening to my Walkman very loudly during my Eighties arcade days.
I managed a non-guessing 62%. And there were two others I should have gotten but got tricked by how “easy” the right answer stood out in a sea of weaker choices. I thought it was a trick!
Not as hard as advertised, really.
92.3! I didn’t Time Crisis was Time Crisis, though. You threw in some obscure choices that made some of the answers obvious. That, and I’ve always been a big Namco fan.
I’m surprised there aren’t more 100%s yet. Yes, I knew this was going to be hard for most gamers, but then again, BB-ers aren’t most gamers. Stevezilla hit it on the head when he said some of the choices were just too obscure, which I hoped would help you narrow things down. Ah, well, at least the tunes are fun to listen to, right?
BTW, you can now buy many of these games in a single joystick for under $20! I got one for my son at Target, but they’re available at Amazon, etc. too…
53.8% … I didn’t play all those games. :P
Only got 69%, but a lot of it was that the games were so obscure! Oh well, I am proud of my 69%.
Happy to walk away with 46%. I was mostly trying reverse hack the quiz-writer to figure out answers. Only a couple were obvious.
Though I doubt anyone will miss this 8-bit ditty…
84.6% was my score. I mixed up Pac & Pal with Super Pac-Man.
Missed 3, although I’ll admit a lot were guesses.
Only on a couple I was really confident.
I play Galaxian on my silly phone all the time!
Wow it’s like gamer’s trivial pursuit. Very cool. Glad I found this. screen printing supplies
84.6%. I missed 3 and 6. And now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got a date with a MAME.
23%. (Hangs head in shame.) I blame my mother.
I would have aced this if it had been a “Namco songs from Katamari Damacy levels” quiz, though.
11/13 for me (missed Burning Force and Pac-Land). Once or twice I guessed what the music would be before it even loaded, just from the game choices (e.g. Xevious).
92.3 here. I was just thinking this weekend about how great it would be if there was an Aladdin’s Castle at the mall around here so I could go and waste a Saturday afternoon and pretend it was the 80’s again for a little while.
Somehow I got 9 right. That’s a bit of a nerdy self esteem boost.
53% with no prior experience with any of those games! (Well, except pac-man which I got wrong… go figure!)
86%, transposed the pac man themes…
His teeth look worn down.
Blast the quiz!!! (besides PacMan, DigDug and BurgerTime. . .I care not!)
I WANT THAT SKULL!!! I would display it so proudly. . .
100% Easy because the answers are not the obscure ones.
92.3% – I knew that spending 1000s of hours playing games would one day give me immense rewards! Only one I missed was Steel Gunner.
The prices! The quality!!
Thank god they accept the paypal.
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