Syp’s classic video game trivia!

Last night in RIFT, I had the pleasure of running our weekly trivia night. I themed my questions around classic video game trivia, and so to get the best bang for my buck, er, efforts, I thought I’d post them to see if any of you would like to try your hand answering in the comments:

  1. WHAT ARE THE NAMES OF THE FOUR GHOSTS IN PAC-MAN (you must name all four)?
  2. WHAT WAS MARIO’S ORIGINAL NAME (from Donkey Kong)?
  3. WHAT CLASSIC VIDEO GAME HAS THE SAME NAME AS A PLAY BY SHAKESPEARE?
  4. WHAT WAS THE JAPANESE NAME FOR ITS VERSION OF THE NINTENDO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM?
  5. WHAT WAS THE FIRST HOME VIDEO GAME CONSOLE?
  6. WHAT FAMOUS TECH INDUSTRY FIGURE HELPED TO CREATE THE GAME BREAKOUT?
  7. WHAT NOTORIOUS PHRASE WAS UTTERED WHEN YOU BEAT 1986’s PRO WRESTLING?
  8. WHAT WAS THE PASSWORD FOR METROID THAT LET YOU PLAY THE GAME AS SAMUS WITHOUT HER POWER SUIT?
  9. WHAT WAS THE FIRST VIDEO GAME TO BE PLAYED IN OUTER SPACE?
  10. WHAT WAS THE SIZE OF THE LARGEST LICENSED NES GAME?
  11. BONUS: WHAT IS WIDELY CONSIDERED TO BE THE FIRST “KILLER APP” OF VIDEO GAME CONSOLES?
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5 thoughts on “Syp’s classic video game trivia!

  1. WoolyDub January 26, 2017 / 12:11 pm

    #2 all i can remember is inky and blinky off the top of my head. #4 famicom. #5 odyssey? dude, those are tough. good stuff!

  2. Gamera977 January 26, 2017 / 12:27 pm

    I think I know about half of these:

    1). Yeah, Inky, Blinky, and Clyde, I don’t remember the other one though.

    2). Jumpman

    3). I assume you mean Tempest

    4). Famicom

    5). Yeap, it was the Magnavox Odyssey, not to be confused with the later Odyssey II. The original Odyssey played Pong, Pong, Pong, and when you got bored of Pong, more Pong…

    6). That Woz guy from Apple, after he did all the work Jobs sold it to Atari and took most of the money for himself.

    11). Space Invaders for the Atari VCS/2600

  3. ScytheNoire (@ScytheNoire) January 28, 2017 / 1:09 pm

    1. Inky, Blinky, Pinky, Clyde
    2. Jumpman
    3. Tempest? Although there was also a Hamlet game.
    4. Famicom
    5. Magnavox Odyssey
    6. Nolan Bushnell and Steve Wozniak both helped create Breakout, both are famous tech guys (Atari and Apple).
    7. A WINNER IS YOU!
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    9. Assuming you mean played by a human in space, not a game about space, Tetris.
    10. This question is confusing, size as in license cost or as in data storage? If the later, it’s Kirby’s Adventure. If it’s license fees, Nintendo never disclosed that information, but was often very high due to popularity.
    11. Opinion based question, too subjective to answer.

  4. Jerry Snook January 31, 2017 / 3:40 pm

    WHAT ARE THE NAMES OF THE FOUR GHOSTS IN PAC-MAN (you must name all four)?

    Inky Blinky Pinky and Clyde (although it depends on the version)

    WHAT WAS MARIO’S ORIGINAL NAME (from Donkey Kong)?

    Jumpman

    WHAT CLASSIC VIDEO GAME HAS THE SAME NAME AS A PLAY BY SHAKESPEARE?

    Tempest

    WHAT WAS THE JAPANESE NAME FOR ITS VERSION OF THE NINTENDO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM?

    Don’t know this one.

    WHAT WAS THE FIRST HOME VIDEO GAME CONSOLE?

    Depending on how you count it, I’d guess either the Odyssy or a Pong unit.

    WHAT FAMOUS TECH INDUSTRY FIGURE HELPED TO CREATE THE GAME BREAKOUT?

    Steve Jobs

    WHAT NOTORIOUS PHRASE WAS UTTERED WHEN YOU BEAT 1986’s PRO WRESTLING?

    A winner is you!

    WHAT WAS THE PASSWORD FOR METROID THAT LET YOU PLAY THE GAME AS SAMUS WITHOUT HER POWER SUIT?

    Dunno

    WHAT WAS THE FIRST VIDEO GAME TO BE PLAYED IN OUTER SPACE?

    Tetris

    WHAT WAS THE SIZE OF THE LARGEST LICENSED NES GAME?

    Dunno.

    BONUS: WHAT IS WIDELY CONSIDERED TO BE THE FIRST “KILLER APP” OF VIDEO GAME CONSOLES?

    Pong!

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