Video Game History Test! Trivia Quiz

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Do you know anything about video game history? Video games have been around ever since early on in the 1970s. The earliest commercial arcade video game, computer space by Nutting Associates, was launched in 1971. In 1972, Atari presented Pong to the arcades. Nolan Bushnell created Atari, and he was also the man who created computer space. If you would like to understand further about video game history, try this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What company created the Odyssey?

    • A.

      ATARI

    • B.

      NINTENDO

    • C.

      SONY

    • D.

      MAGNAVOX

    • E.

      SNK

    Correct Answer
    D. MAGNAVOX
    Explanation
    MAGNAVOX is the correct answer because they were the company that created the Odyssey. The Odyssey was the first home video game console, released in 1972. It was developed by Ralph Baer and his team at Magnavox. The console was a pioneering device that laid the foundation for the future of video gaming.

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  • 2. 

    What did Nintendo start off as?

    • A.

      A Video Game Publisher

    • B.

      A Video Game Developer

    • C.

      A Playing Cards Manufacturer

    • D.

      A Console Manufacturer

    • E.

      As Part Of Universal Pictures

    Correct Answer
    C. A Playing Cards Manufacturer
    Explanation
    Nintendo started off as a playing cards manufacturer. Before venturing into the video game industry, Nintendo initially began as a company producing handmade playing cards in 1889. They later expanded their business into various other ventures, including toys, cab services, and eventually entered the video game market in the 1970s. However, their origins can be traced back to their humble beginnings as a playing cards manufacturer.

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  • 3. 

    The protagonist of the God Of War series (Kratos) started out as:

    • A.

      Just a more graphically inferior version of his current self

    • B.

      Hercules

    • C.

      Just some guy with a sword and a shield

    • D.

      Just some guy with a spear

    • E.

      A Cloud Strife wannabe

    Correct Answer
    C. Just some guy with a sword and a shield
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Just some guy with a sword and a shield." In the God of War series, Kratos initially begins as a mortal Spartan warrior who wields a sword and a shield. He is not yet the powerful and god-like figure that he becomes later in the series. This answer accurately describes Kratos' starting point in the game.

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  • 4. 

    The director of the Super Smash Brothers games is also the creator of:

    • A.

      Kirby

    • B.

      Zelda

    • C.

      Resident Evil

    • D.

      Ninja Gaiden

    • E.

      Mario

    Correct Answer
    A. Kirby
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Kirby because the director of the Super Smash Brothers games, Masahiro Sakurai, is also the creator of the Kirby series. Kirby is a popular video game franchise featuring a pink, spherical character who has the ability to inhale enemies and copy their abilities. Sakurai created Kirby in 1992 and has been involved in the development of every Kirby game since then.

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  • 5. 

    Why is Megaman (Rockman) blue?

    • A.

      So he can fit the name "The Blue Bomber"

    • B.

      Because blue is a 'calm' color

    • C.

      Due to the limitations of the NES

    • D.

      The director just wanted it that way

    • E.

      The color blue was very big in Japan (see Sonic)

    Correct Answer
    C. Due to the limitations of the NES
    Explanation
    Megaman (Rockman) is blue due to the limitations of the NES. During the development of the game, the NES had a limited color palette, and the developers had to work within those limitations. They chose blue as the color for Megaman because it stood out well against the backgrounds and other elements of the game. This decision was made purely based on technical constraints rather than any specific artistic or symbolic reason.

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  • 6. 

    The actress Megan Fox who stared in the movie Transformers stated she:

    • A.

      Is a big Halo fan

    • B.

      Hates Gears Of War

    • C.

      Doesn't play games

    • D.

      Is huge Mortal Kombat fan

    • E.

      Hates the so-called 'console wars'

    Correct Answer
    D. Is huge Mortal Kombat fan
    Explanation
    The given correct answer suggests that Megan Fox, the actress who starred in the movie Transformers, is a huge fan of the game Mortal Kombat.

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  • 7. 

    What franchise created the formula we now see in almost every Action/Adventure Hack n' Slash game?

    • A.

      Bayonetta

    • B.

      Devil May Cry

    • C.

      God Of War

    • D.

      Castlevania 64

    • E.

      Ninja Gaiden Sigma

    Correct Answer
    B. Devil May Cry
    Explanation
    Devil May Cry is the correct answer because it is widely regarded as the franchise that popularized the formula for Action/Adventure Hack n' Slash games. It introduced a fast-paced combat system, stylish combos, and a focus on intense action and exploration. Devil May Cry's success influenced many subsequent games in the genre, including Bayonetta, God of War, and Ninja Gaiden Sigma. Castlevania 64 is not the correct answer as it is not known for creating the formula seen in these games.

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  • 8. 

    Which console has the superior Hardware from the following list:

    • A.

      SEGA DREAMCAST

    • B.

      SONY PLAYSTATION 2

    • C.

      SEGA 32X

    • D.

      ATARI JAGUAR

    • E.

      NINTENDO GAMECUBE

    Correct Answer
    E. NINTENDO GAMECUBE
    Explanation
    The Nintendo GameCube has superior hardware compared to the other consoles listed.

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  • 9. 

    What was the original idea for the Biohazard (Resident Evil) franchise?

    • A.

      A FPS with Aliens

    • B.

      A 3rd Person RPG with Ghosts

    • C.

      A FPS with Zombies

    • D.

      An Alone In The Dark game with Zombies

    • E.

      An RPG with Mythical Creatures

    Correct Answer
    A. A FPS with Aliens
    Explanation
    The original idea for the Biohazard (Resident Evil) franchise was a FPS with Aliens. This means that the creators initially envisioned a first-person shooter game that would involve aliens as the main theme or enemy. This idea eventually evolved into the survival horror game series that we know today as Resident Evil.

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  • 10. 

    What was the primary reason for the Sega Dreamcast's failure?

    • A.

      It was a bad console

    • B.

      It was too expensive

    • C.

      It couldn't compete with the PlayStation 2

    • D.

      It had faulty hardware

    • E.

      It couldn't compete with the 3DO

    Correct Answer
    C. It couldn't compete with the PlayStation 2
    Explanation
    The primary reason for the Sega Dreamcast's failure was its inability to compete with the PlayStation 2. The PlayStation 2 had a larger game library, better graphics, and more advanced technology, which made it more appealing to consumers. Additionally, the Dreamcast faced tough competition from other consoles like the PlayStation 2 and the Nintendo GameCube, which further contributed to its failure in the market.

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