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More picture IDs:
The Solar Jetman
Neff, Lord of the Underworld
Morton Koopa Jr.
Laharl the Demon Prince/Overlord
Cidolfus Orlandu (Thunder God "Cid")
Blob (ladder form)
The Prince of Persia
Baron of Hell
Frog (or Glenn)
Velvet (Cousin Velvet)
Elite (An Elite aka Elite commander)
Spyro the Dragon
Give game(s) as well as the original or indicated platform(s). All games are the US releases, unless otherwise noted.
- Until you get a spaceship in this game, you'll have to make do getting around on the Enterprise and the Falcon.
Final Fantasy 2, SNES
- When cutscenes were an exciting new thing in games, this title brought horror to the puzzle-adventure genre.
The 7th Guest, PC
- The middle-aged protagonist of this classic adventure game has one simple goal: to get laid.
Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards, PC
- This arcade (opposed to simulation) racing game features crash modes, road rage races, and a slow motion feature which gives you control as to how spectacularly you crash. Sadly, buildings cannot be harmed.
Burnout 3: Takedown, PS2/XBOX
- A volleyball and dating simulator, this franchise spin-off is nothing like the rest of the franchise but can be an extremely addictive T&A simulator for those of us who enjoy dressing up and doing simulated photo shoots of improbably built and fictionally lethal babes.
Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball, XBOX
- A gripping plot (well, maybe not) that flings you deep into enemy territory, where you must track down your imprisoned comrade and infiltrate the enemy headquarters, and finally take out a recently revived Adolf Hitler.
Bionic Commando, NES
- Though this series had already appeared on other platforms, the first two episodes were re-released together as this title with the notable addition of full-motion cutscenes and voice-acting for its (at the time) cutting-edge system.
Ys Book 1 & 2, TurboGrafx 16-CD
- The fifth installment in the series, this one takes place in fictional cities derived from three real world metropolises. In this edition the player can also ride bicycles, take over a casino, buff up at the gym and date virtual girlfriends.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, PS2
- Starting one of the biggest franchises in video game history, the original game was released in a variety of different colors (though the game itself always looked green). Give all of the US colors that were released on its original system, as well as the Japanese-only color.
Pokemon Blue, Gameboy; Pokemon Red, Gameboy; Pokemon Yellow, Gameboy; Pokemon Green, Gameboy (Japan only)
- As a special bonus in this remake, it is possible to unlock a special message from the game's director thanking you for playing, if you beat the game in a certain mode within a certain amount of time.
Resident Evil, Gamecube
- According to Seanbaby, what is the worst game of all time? What is the worst NES game?
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Atari 2600; Deadly Towers (NES)
- The original fishing game, this one involves a shark.
Fishing Derby, Atari 2600
- Fight the Covenant and the Flood. This version features the ability to wield two one-handed weapons at a time.
Halo 2, XBOX
- This game uses one of the commercially available d20 game engines and allows up to 4 simultaneous players to hack and slash their way through worlds populated with various legendary monsters on a quest to save the land from a gathering army of evil orcs and goblins. Characters can even be imported into the sequel, where they are given a higher level limit. Give both games.
Champions of Norrath, PS2; Champions: Return to Arms, PS2
- Six spell-casters, eleven rings, and probably the most atrocious control response of any game of its console generation. Also infamous for its Easter egg with partial nudity.
Rings of Power, Sega Genesis
- Though made into an iconic part of the series in the U.S., the original Japanese game was an unrelated Arabian-themed IP. Give both the U.S. and Japanese games.
U.S.: Super Mario Bros. 2, NES; Japanese: Doki Doki Panic, Famicom
- The only one of its franchise to be a proper sequel to a previous game, this one features costumes that indicate your characters' special powers. Quests include matchmaking, advertising and spectacular gunplay. The final goal? Grow up and/or find your dream boyfriend!
Final Fantasy X-2, PS2
- In this game, you try to fly a flightless bird higher than your opponents' carrion birds.
- In this game, you try to fly a flightless bird to a garage at the docks.
Grand Theft Auto III, Playstation 2
- This was originally supposed to be a Bond game, but the contract fell through. Elvis, however, plays a featured part.
Perfect Dark, N64
- The plot: your pet frog escapes down a hole, and you jump down after it, only to wake up next to a combat suit and a tank.
Blaster Master, NES
- A unique racing game, with quite likely the most entertaining game instructions ever written. Features unique comments for each racer, a surf guitar soundtrack, and a super-slow-motion mode that takes a dig at its system's competitor. Give the game, as well as the super-slo-mo mode.
Uniracers, SNES; "hedgehog mode"
- The first big name in arcade racers, as well as the name of the strip club in a Rockstar classic.
Pole Position, arcade
- Originally a Japanese release, this fabulously addictive and psychedelic game features a quirky soundtrack, a sticky ball, star-making, a tiny prince and a King with a gigantic purple crotch.
Katamari Damacy, PS2
- This ill-fated system came bundled with one game clearly inspired by the console developer's cinematic arcade classic, and also saw the release of a sports game that included licensed footage; it could even play movies. The price point of the system was a little steep at roughly $2500. Give both games.
Thayer's Quest, RDI Halcyon; Raiders vs. Chargers, RDI Halcyon
- The hero of this game was originally created to directly compete with the competition's favorite plumber, but only featured in this one game on this system before being supplanted by a hedgehog.
Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle, Sega Genesis
- What is the world's first book of video game poetry, and which game was the inspiration for the title poem?
Blue Wizard is About to Die; Gauntlet II, Arcade
- This CD console release combined two previous handheld games in the series with a new third chapter, but the third could only be accessed if you owned a particular accessory. Give the game and platform as well as the accessory.
Shining Force CD, Sega CD; the Sega CD backup RAM cart
- This popular pen-and-paper RPG made the move to video games on two competing platforms, developed by two different companies, and released in two consecutive years, though the games share a single title. Give the name, as well as both platforms.
Shadowrun, SNES; Shadowrun, Sega Genesis
- This game, whose franchise specializes in making realistic driving simulators, includes over 720 licensed car models from more than 80 automobile manufacturers, and time penalties for striking barriers and other vehicles.
Gran Turismo 4, PS2
- One of your companions is named Poo.
- A sequel that has you making a pet out of a newborn threat to the galaxy, which will come to save your life at the end of the third episode of the series.
Metroid II: Return of Samus, Gameboy
- A game where you lead your men (or mice) to victory, and which taught us that the only way to advance is by eradicating everyone of a different skin color.
- Published as part of a special exclusive deal with Capcom, this cel-shaded game brought the 2D platformer back into critical prominence with its innovative art style and over-the-top action hero themes.
Viewtiful Joe, Gamecube
- Which game was given a sneak preview in a Fred Savage vehicle? Name the movie as well.
Super Mario Bros. 3, NES; The Wizard
- At the end of this game, the protagonist's hat turns into a wizard who uses his powers to banish all the monsters in the world and return the townsfolk back to normal, before giving the hero a new hat and departing; give the name of this wizard as well.
The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap, Gameboy Advance; Elzo
- When this handheld system launched, it included both a built-in program as well as a demo disk of an upcoming release. Give both "games" along with the system.
PictoChat; Nintendo DS; Metroid Prime: Hunters - First Hunt, Nintendo DS
- A Lee Brothers adventure, where the difficulty level chosen dictated how many levels the game had.
Double Dragon II, NES
- The original home console version of Tekken-with-weapons.
Soul Blade, Playstation
- Fighting game with weapons, where a successful hit either means death or a disabled limb.
Bushido Blade, Playstation
- All characters but two have weapons, but the weapons only represent one third of the fighting styles of each character.
Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance, Playstation 2/XBOX/Gamecube
- Its claim to fame is that it was the first multi-level example of its genre, but a good player has got to know some English.
Black Knight, pinball
- One of the classics in its well-known series, it breaks tradition both in that the style is strongly reminiscent of one of Nintendo's big series, and that the main character's bloodline is actually that of the recurring villain. In addition to the game and platform, give the principle protagonist's name.
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Playstation; Alucard
- Consumers who registered this system, which utilized plastic screen overlays and various other props to play the games, received this game for free. Give this game, as well as the game that came packaged with the next home console system to be released.
Percepts!, Magnavox Odyssey; Pong, Home Pong
- This is the second racer in this franchise. The player gets kudos for displaying special driving skills, which unlock new vehicles.
Project Gotham Racing 2, XBOX
- The proper sequel of this game was released for the SNES, while the 3rd game in the series was never legally ported to the U.S. market. A significantly updated re-release of the original came out in 2003. Give the U.S. names of the original, sequel, and re-release, the Japanese name of the third game in the series, as well as the 4th game in the series.
Final Fantasy Adventure, Gameboy; Secret of Mana, SNES; Sword of Mana, Gameboy Advance; Seiken Densetsu 3, Super Famicom; Legend of Mana, Playstation.
- Features rapping aliens who give each other high fives, as they search for humans to put in jars.
Toe Jam & Earl 2: Panic on Funkotron, Sega Genesis
- Though certainly not the first game development production to get a cease and desist, what game's fan-updated demo project got the legal axe last September? And what was the name of the project?
Chrono Trigger, SNES; Chrono Ressurection
- A quirky launch title developed with the younger audience in mind, this game's cut scenes feature a melanin-deprived cast surrounded by 60's era decor. The object of this puzzle game is to make spectacular fireworks displays.
- If you bought a mouse for your video game system, these were the games that might have come along with.
Mario Paint, SNES; Wacky Worlds, Genesis
Give all of the cartridges/disks/disk sets ever bundled inside the system boxes of the following systems (the US releases only, and excluding clone systems; e.g. not Nintendo PAL-only releases or Sears Video Arcade clones of Atari):
* Please note: each of these systems was bundled with somewhere between three and a dozen cartridges/disks over the system's lifetime.
- Atari 2600
Combat; Pac-Man; Asteroids; 32-in-1
Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack; Astrosmash; Burgertime; Lock 'n' Chase
Super Mario Bros; Super Mario Bros/Duck Hunt; Gyromite; Duck Hunt; Super Mario Bros/Duck Hunt/World Class Track Meet; Super Mario Bros 3; Super Spike V'Ball/Nintendo World Cup
Super Mario World; Super Mario All-Stars; The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past; Killer Instinct; Super Mario World/Super Mario All-Stars; Ken Griffey Jr. Presents MLB; Mario Paint; Super Game Boy; Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island; Donkey Kong Country
- Nintendo 64
Star Wars Episode 1 Racer; Pokemon Stadium; Donkey Kong 64; Hey You Pikachu!
- Sega Mastersystem
Hang On/Safari Hunt; Hang On/Astro Warrior; Missile Defense 3D; Alex Kidd in Miracle World
- Sega Genesis
Altered Beast; Sonic the Hedgehog; Sonic the Hedgehog 2; Streets of Rage 2; NFL Football '94; The Lion King; Vector Man; Sega 6-Pack; Sonic Spinball
- Sega 32X
Virtua Fighter; Star Wars Arcade; Doom
- Sega CD/CDX
Sewer Shark; Tomcat Alley; Sonic CD; Sega Classics V; Ecco the Dolphin; Sega Classics 4-in-1; Sherlock Holmes 1; Sol Feace; Hot Hits/Rock Pantings; Power Rangers; Joe Montana Football
- Sega Saturn
Virtua Fighter; Sega Rally Championship; Bootleg Demo; Virtua Fighter 2/Virtua Cop/Daytona USA
- Sega Dreamcast
Sega Smash Pack Volume 1; NFL 2K; NBA 2K; NFL 2K1; NBA 2K1; Sonic Adventure; Sonic Shuffle; Sonic Adventure 2 Demo; World Series 2K1; Blue VMU
What color(s) is each button, joystick, knob etc. on the standard controller for each of the following systems:
- Atari 2600
Button: red; joystick: black
- Intellivision I
sidemounted action buttons (2 on each side): black; 0-9, clear, enter: black on gold; circular direction disk: gold
L/R side triggers: grey; 0-9: black on white; */#: white on black; joystick: black with silver face
start/select: black; A/B: red; direction pad: black
- Sega Mastersystem
1/2: black; control pad: black
- Super Nintendo
Start/select: dark grey; A/B: Purple, X/Y: Lavender; L/R: light grey; direction pad: dark grey
- Sega Genesis
Start: white; A/B/C: black; direction pad: black
- Atari Jaguar
A/B/C: red; Pause/Option: black; 0-9/#/*: black; direction pad: black
- Nintendo 64
Start: red; A: blue, B: green, C: yellow; L/R/Z: grey; direction pad: dark grey; analog stick: light grey
L/R/Start: grey; A: red, B: blue, X: yellow, Y: green; analog stick/direction pad: grey
- Playstation 2
L1/L2/R1/R2/Start/Select/Analog: dark grey; X: blue on dark grey, O: red on dark grey, Square: pink on dark grey, Triangle: green on dark grey; up/down/left/right: dark grey (actually four buttons!); L3/R3 (analog sticks): dark grey
Start/L/R/X/Y: grey; A: green, B: red, Z: purple; C analog stick: yellow; analog stick/direction pad: grey
L/R/Start/Back: black; A: green, B: red, X: blue, Y: yellow,; White: white, Black: black; analog sticks/direction pad: black
- What's the code for your warrior to start with extra lives in the Konami sequel to Contra for the NES, Super C?
right left down up A B (start)