The Ultimate Gamer Quiz V2.0

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The Ultimate Gamer Quiz V2.0

In order to take the audio questions in this quiz you will need to create an account on this site. There are only a few audio questions so if you choose not to it shouldn't affect your score by much. Test your knowledge of video games. Are you clueless when it comes to video games or are you a Universal Gaming God. This quiz features 100 general knowledge questions about video games from the past and present. Some questions will be easy and others will be more challenging. Found out how you compare. Real gamers don't cheat. If you have to look it up, you don't really know the answer! Just do your best. This test is still in development, I appreciate your feedback to help me improve it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    We'll start with classic games and progress all the way to modern games and consoles. Have fun!This game was largely responsible for starting the video game industry. What was the first commercially successful video game?
    • A. 

      Asteroids

    • B. 

      PacMan

    • C. 

      Pong

    • D. 

      Super Mario Bros

  • 2. 
    What was the first home video game console?
    • A. 

      Atari 2600

    • B. 

      Coleco Vision

    • C. 

      Odyssey

    • D. 

      Playstation

  • 3. 
    Pac-Man is often credited with being a landmark in video game history, and is among the most famous arcade games of all time. According to the Davie-Brown Index, Pac-Man has the highest brand awareness of any video game character among American consumers, recognized by 94 percent of them.In the classic game Pac-Man if you wanted to eat a ghost for bonus points you first had to eat what?
    • A. 

      Power-Pellet

    • B. 

      Fruit

    • C. 

      Pac-Dot

    • D. 

      A Power up Mushroom

  • 4. 
    What classic arcade game was the first to feature the carpenter Jumpman who would later change his career and be known as Mario?
    • A. 

      Mario Bros

    • B. 

      Pitfall

    • C. 

      Frogger

    • D. 

      Donkey Kong

  • 5. 
    Pitfall! sold more then 4 million copies on the Atari 2600. The gameplay primarily takes place in which kind of environment?
    • A. 

      Jungle

    • B. 

      Caves

    • C. 

      Forest

    • D. 

      Mountains

  • 6. 
    Created in 1980 Missile Command was popular and successful at arcades into the mid 90's. Ports of the arcade and remakes have sold millions of units worldwide. What is the object of the game Missile Command?
    • A. 

      Shoot down incoming aircraft.

    • B. 

      Destroy the enemy's cities.

    • C. 

      Save the princess.

    • D. 

      Defend the cities.

  • 7. 
    You're at a busy arcade and someone is playing the game you want to play. In order to be the next to play you...
    • A. 

      Wait for the person to get a game over and tell them it's your turn.

    • B. 

      Place your quarter or token on the edge of the screen.

    • C. 

      Shove them out of the way.

    • D. 

      Interrupt the person playing and tell them you've got the next game.

  • 8. 
    Released in 1985 the original Super Mario Bros for the NES has sold over 40 million copies to date. Mario will forever stand as one of the gaming industries most iconic characters. The final boss Bowser tries to defeat you with...
    • A. 

      Fireballs and koopas

    • B. 

      Fireballs and his super stomp

    • C. 

      Fireballs and jawbreakers

    • D. 

      Fireballs and hammers

  • 9. 
    Despite the concerns of Nintendo management The Legend of Zelda met with success when it was released in the USA in 1987. Members of the fanclub wanting to share tips and secrets for the game eventually resulted in the publication of Nintendo Power magazine. In order to defeat the final boss Ganon, link had to strike him with...
    • A. 

      A silver arrow.

    • B. 

      His magic sword.

    • C. 

      His ocarina.

    • D. 

      A magic spell.

  • 10. 
    The original Metroid was notable for its female heroine Samus Aran and open world environments. Samus could defeat her enemies using her bomb weapon, arm cannon and...
    • A. 

      Jumping somersault.

    • B. 

      Missile launcher.

    • C. 

      Flying kick.

    • D. 

      Screw attack.

  • 11. 
    Tetris has sold more than 70 million copies world wide making it one of the most popular video games ever. In the original version of the game what is the maximum number of lines that can be eliminated at one time?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      2

  • 12. 
    In the arcade style puzzle game Dr Mario, players matched corresponding colored capsules with viruses to destroy them. Two music selections were available for the game Fever and ....
    • A. 

      Flu

    • B. 

      Heartbeat

    • C. 

      Chill

    • D. 

      Cold

  • 13. 
    Before its North American release this famous game was featured in the Universal Studios Film "The Wizard".
    • A. 

      Ninja Gaiden

    • B. 

      Double Dragon

    • C. 

      Freddy Savage

    • D. 

      Super Mario Bros 3

  • 14. 
    Known as Rock Man in Japan, the first Mega Man released on the NES met with little success which put creating a sequel in question. Mega Man 2 was a huge success spawning multiple sequels across various game systems and to date is still one of Capcom's most successful franchises. After defeating a boss Mega Man...
    • A. 

      Acquires their power.

    • B. 

      Upgrades his arm cannon

    • C. 

      Can access the next level

    • D. 

      Learns a new attack

  • 15. 
    The long running series Ultima falls into which gaming genre?
    • A. 

      MMO

    • B. 

      Strategy

    • C. 

      RPG

    • D. 

      Adventure

  • 16. 
    The game released as Super Mario Bros 2 in the United States was not the true sequel to the first game which was considered to be too challenging to be successful in the US. The game was adapted from a non-mario game Yume Kojo: Doki Doki Panic. Despite the differences in gameplay the US version of Super Mario Bros 2 went on to sell more then 10 million copies. In order to defeat the first boss of the game you...
    • A. 

      Jump on it

    • B. 

      Shoot fireballs at it

    • C. 

      Throw darts

    • D. 

      Egg it

  • 17. 
    The final boss in the NES version of Punch Out!! is...
    • A. 

      Super Macho Man

    • B. 

      Von Kaiser

    • C. 

      Mike Tyson

    • D. 

      "Sugar" Ray Leonard

  • 18. 
    Dragon's Lair released in arcades in the 80's could best be described as ...
    • A. 

      An action adventure game

    • B. 

      A hack n' slash game

    • C. 

      A fantasy game

    • D. 

      An interactive movie

  • 19. 
    Even if you are a serious gamer, it may surprise you to know that the computer pictured below was the best selling computer of all time selling 30 million units. More then 10,000 commercial software titles were developed for this computer which dominated the computer market during the 80's. Given its popularity naming this computer should be easy right?What computer system is show in this picture?
    • A. 

      Apple II

    • B. 

      Commodore 64

    • C. 

      Atari 400

    • D. 

      Microsoft 464

  • 20. 
    What does MAME mean to you?
    • A. 

      Arcade games

    • B. 

      A gaming convention

    • C. 

      A text based game variant.

    • D. 

      Tearing opponents limb from limb.

  • 21. 
    This poem was the introduction of what successful RPG? The song I sing Will tell the tale of a cold and wintery day; Of castle walls And torchlit halls And a price men had to pay. When evil fled And brave men bled The Dark One came to stay, Till men of old For blood and gold Had rescued Skara Brae
    • A. 

      Lord of the Rings

    • B. 

      Ultima 3

    • C. 

      Wizardry

    • D. 

      A Bard's Tale

  • 22. 
    What game is shown in this picture?
    • A. 

      Ghosts 'n Goblins

    • B. 

      Arthur's Quest

    • C. 

      Dragon Warrior 2

    • D. 

      Terror Island

  • 23. 
    The first Final Fantasy was created while developer Square was nearing bankruptcy, the director Hironobu Sakaguchi, thinking the game would be his last, gave the series its name. It was not his "Final Fantasy". Over two decades later the series is still going strong. What was the name of the final boss?
    • A. 

      Garland

    • B. 

      Tiamat

    • C. 

      Vesper

    • D. 

      Chaos

  • 24. 
    The Sega Genesis also known around the world as the Sega Mega Drive sold 29 million units. When released it has superior graphics and sound to its competitor the NES. How many buttons were on the original Sega Genesis controller?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      10

  • 25. 
    Sonic the Hedgehog drove the Genesis to success and eventually replaced Altered Beast as the game bundled with the system. What is the name of the villain who is trying to collect the chaos emeralds before Sonic?
    • A. 

      Dr. Eggman

    • B. 

      Dr. Wiley

    • C. 

      Dr. Robotnik

    • D. 

      Dr. Tronic