The Great Retro Quiz

This is it. With this closing ceremony, the Great Retro Olympics! is officially over. I know there were a lot of these quizzes the past two weeks -- and most of you understandably got a little burnt out -- but I truly appreci...
So, the “real” Olympics are slowly wrapping up. Only a few more days until all the bald Chinese taxi drivers can go back to work. And, seriously, I’m not kidding: the Chinese government “asked” a...
Don’t panic, everyone, but there are only a couple more Great Retro Olympic events left before the closing ceremony on Sunday. Don’t miss out on a chance to walk away with a shiny medal. Your friends and family wi...
Watching gymnastics is the most stressful thing on the planet. I tell myself I love it, but then when I watch I do nothing but freak out the whole time in fear that the poor people on the dangerous equipment are going to hurt...


Forget the tension of the “real” Olympics; we have our own dramatic competition going on right here with the Great Retro Olympics! During last week’s Opening ceremony quiz, heavy favorite welkstar emerged wi...
The Olympics start tonight! Woo hoo! Am I going to watch them? Oh, yeah, every minute. Will my TiVo explode? More than likely.To celebrate this once-every-four-year world competition, the Great Retro Quiz! is returning for a ...
This is it, folks: the season finale of The Great Retro Quiz! Don’t fret, though; it will be back for an even better “Season 2” after a short break. I just need to tweak a few things -- may...
Welcome to another edition of the Great Retro Quiz!, the weekly feature that puts your knowledge of classic videogames to the test!This week is all about Donkey Kong Country for the Super Nintendo Entertainment....
In your honest opinion, which is more embarrassing? The fact that I know every single lyric to every single song in Aladdin or the fact that I owned (and wore, mind you) a t-shirt in high school with a pictu...
Hey everyone. I’ve gone and distracted Chad with a Japanese copy of Ecco: The Dolphin, giving me the chance to steal his weekly Retro Quiz column. You may have noticed in my Retro TV Game Revival profile, the store had ...
First off, a huge round of applause is necessary for Mr. Topher Cantler for the awesome new Great Retro Quiz! image shown above. He did an incredible job. I get giddy each and every time I look at it. I can&...
In honor of the incredible Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword coming out for the Nintendo DS, this week’s Great Retro Quiz is all about the even more incredible Ninja Gaiden for the Nintendo Entertainment System. ...
Hello, everyone, and welcome to another edition of The Great Retro Quiz!, the weekly trivia challenge that puts your knowledge of retro games to the test. I am your host, Chad Concelmo, and, as always, this week...
It seems that the direct sequels to many ridiculously popular videogames during the retro glory days were unfairly chastised by the public. Super Mario Bros. 2, at least in America, was completely different ...
Hey, guess what? There is a game called Super Smash Bros. Brawl coming out this weekend for the Wii. You may have heard a little something about it.In celebration of the occasion that either makes some peopl...
This is a really emotional quiz for me. I grew up on the old Sierra “Quest” games and pinpoint them as the main reasons I love videogames today. Sadly, I debated whether or not to even do a quiz on t...
Do you remember playing the Super Nintendo Entertainment System classic Star Fox for the first time? I was (and still am?) obsessed with the game and really thought it had some of the most amazing graphics I had...
I know, I know, calling the PlayStation “retro” is up for debate, but a few months ago I decided to make it official: the original PlayStation and the Nintendo 64 are retro consoles in my mind. I can...
I think it is about time to test your (so far very impressive) retro knowledge on something a little less “mainstream” than Super Mario Bros. or The Legend of Zelda. After considering many different ...
This week’s edition of The Great Retro Quiz! introduces the first ever Character Examination. Instead of a quiz about a particular game (or wacky theme), the Character Examinations will test your knowl...
Welcome, everyone, to another edition of The Great Retro Quiz: the weekly feature that puts your knowledge of classic videogames to the test! *holding up applause sign*This is the first quiz of 2008, so ...
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday yesterday and the scary red chimney ninja gave you everything you wanted. Wait, what? You asked for a special end of the year Great Retro Quiz and didn’t find one...
What better way to celebrate the upcoming holidays than with a quiz all about a brooding vampire hunter that brutally kills mythical beasts by whipping them to death or stabbing them in the face? Merry Chris...
This month is Destructoid Boot Camp, so SOUND OFF, YOU WORTHLESS MAGGOTS! DROP AND GIVE ME TWENTY! MOVE IT! MOVE IT! Um, sorry about that. Actually, Destructoid Boot Camp is a celebration of all things sports ga...
I have a friend who is a genius at Sonic the Hedgehog. She played it religiously in college, but even today can sit down, load it up on my Virtual Console, and still remember where every single jump and powe...
After an unfortunate one-week hiatus, The Great Retro Quiz! is back, although a little bit worn out from all the traveling and unhealthy amounts of eating. Even though it may look a little heavier, let’s a...
Hopefully you all have been playing Super Mario Galaxy this week and enjoying the hell out of it as much as I have. I am going to hold my fanboy exclamations for another time, but ... oh, who am I kidding? I...
Welcome, everyone, to another edition of The Great Retro Quiz! I am extra excited about this week because it is all about Final Fantasy IV (or “II” as I will always remember it) for the Super Nin...
Hello, all you ghouls and ghosts out there, this is Elvira. That’s right, the Elvira. Chad asked me to host this week’s edition of the Great Retro Quiz because, well, it’s Halloween and I was d...
The Contra series has been on my mind a lot this week. Not only did I play a ton of Super C and Contra III: The Alien Wars, but Konami had an expanded, playable version of the upcoming Contra 4 at E for All and,...
Aaaaaaaaaaaand welcome to another edition of The Great Retro Quiz!, the weekly feature that puts your knowledge of classic games to the test! *thunderous applause*This week is all about one of the most influ...
To complete the “triforce” of Nintendo systems on the Virtual Console, this week’s quiz is all about the Nintendo 64 (the Triforce of Courage, if you will, to the NES’s Wisdom and SNE...
With the release of Phantom Hourglass for the Nintendo DS, this week is all about Zelda! Go ahead, you can giggle like a school girl; don’t be embarrassed. And while I love all iterations of the Zelda ...
To celebrate the biggest and best videogame release of the year, this week’s quiz is dedicated to one of the greatest multiplayer games ever created: Bomberman. This series has … wait, Halo who?...
Hello, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to another edition of The Great Retro Quiz! You can’t see me right now, but I am dressed like a game show host and have a very pretty lady standing next to me gesturing...
How well do you really know your retro games? Sure, you may know that Mario needs to collect 100 coins for a 1UP and Link wields the Master Sword, but sometimes even the most basic of game-related trivia que...