Note: iOS 9 + Facebook users w/ trouble scrolling: #super sorry# we hope to fix it asap. In the meantime Chrome Mobile is a reach around
hot  /  reviews  /  videos  /  cblogs  /  qposts

The Great Retro Olympics!: Fencing

2:13 PM on 08.21.2008 // Chad Concelmo

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” all the bald cab drivers in Beijing to stay home during the Olympics. Crazy, huh?

Luckily, taxi drivers of all types can participate in the Great Retro Olympics! Heck, anyone with knowledge of random retro trivia can take part! That’s what makes these games so much better. Not only are we universally accepting, you don’t even have to lift a weight or step on a treadmill to prepare.

Today’s event -- the second to last of these games -- is fencing. Do you have a good memory of weapons in retro videogames? Take the quiz to find out! Just leave your answers in the comments and check my community blog tomorrow (8/22) for the dramatic results.

Get your mental epee in ready position and … good luck!

The Great Retro Olympics!
Category: Fencing
Number of questions: 20
Difficulty: Normal

1. Which of the below weapons does Master Higgins throw in Adventure Island?

2. How many different swords can be equipped in Crystalis?
a. 2
b. 3
c. 4
d. 5

3. According to the original Bionic Commando box art, which of main character Nathan’s arms equips the famous grappling hook?
a. Right
b. Left

4. Without looking at the letters, which of the following capsules gives you the laser in Arkanoid?

5. Based on the items used as weapons in Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers, which of these buildings would supply the most ammo for Chip and Dale?
a. A library
b. A church
c. An armory
d. A warehouse

6. Do you remember which Contra game introduced the (amazing!) Homing Missiles?
a. Contra
b. Super C
c. Contra III: The Alien Wars
d. Contra 4

7. Dr. Yang uses all of the following weapons in The Legend of the Mystical Ninja except:

8. How many times can Simon Belmont upgrade his whip in Castlevania for the NES?
a. 0
b. 1
c. 2
d. 3

Some Gauntlet cosplayers mixed up their weapons! Help make things right again!

9. Eric dressed as the Elf
10. Vicki
dressed as the Valkyrie
11. Winston
dressed as the Warrior
12. Wendy
dressed as the Wizard

13. Karnov decides to give up fighting monsters and return to the circus. Based on his main weapon, what should be the name of Karnov’s freak show?
a. Karnov the Master of Knives!
b. Karnov and His Boomerang of Doom!
c. Karnov and the Magical Orb!
d. Karnov the Fire Breather!

One of the below old men offers his hero an arrow, the other a sword. Do you remember which one offers what?

14. Arrow
15. Sword
*Bonus point: Which games are the two old men from?

16. Besides your gun, what other weapon can you equip in Ikari Warriors?
a. Rocket launcher
b. Landmine
c. Grenade
d. Sniper rifle

17. Nerbert the nerd wants to dress like Milon from Milon’s Secret Castle for his school’s Halloween party. If Nerbert wants to recreate Milon’s weapon, what children’s toy should he take with him to the party?

18. True of false: Missile and bombs in R.C. Pro-Am are activated by different buttons on the NES controller.

19. Immature laughing alert! Which Genesis game equips its main character with a ball gun (hehehe --- I just typed “ball”)?
a. Earthworm Jim
b. James Pond
c. Landstalker
d. Vectorman

20. Which of the following items from Zelda II: The Adventure of Link is used to destroy an enemy?

The Great Retro Olympics! Instant Replay

Event #1: Opening ceremony
Event #2: Decathlon
Event #3: Gymnastics
Event #4: 200 meter freestyle



Chad Concelmo,
 Follow Blog + disclosure

This blog submitted to our editor via our Community Blogs, and then it made it to the home page! You can follow community members and vote up their blogs - support each other so we can promote a more diverse and deep content mix on our home page.





 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community fisters, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding *.disqus.com to your whitelists.

 Quickposts
Status updates from C-bloggers

RadicalYoseph avatarRadicalYoseph
We were discussing Ben Carson, pyramids, corpses, SoFlo, and Nekro's fetishes in the Discord chat if anyone wants to know what it's like down there.
lewness avatarlewness
Nintendo just sent me an email to say "Congrats on your new Wii U!". It wasn't new it got fucking FRIED and now all my stuff's gone after repairs - I was in Chapter 9! Chapter 9! 70+ hours on XCX! And that's just one game! I was- *walks off ranting*
JPF720 avatarJPF720
Bravo Undertale, bravo.
SpielerDad avatarSpielerDad
The most depressing Valentine's Day song ever, courtesy of Ole Blue Eyes.
PappaBear avatarPappaBear
I love my Elgato HD60
PappaBear avatarPappaBear
I'm doing a Jackbox Party games stream this afternoon/evening at 6PM EST. Would love to have the DToid community come join in! https://gaming.youtube.com/watch?v=axZGgeTepzs
TheKodu avatarTheKodu
It's Alcohol day. I've had Alcohol. Here have a page to hire Anita Sarkeesian for public appearances or speeches only $10K a time http://speakerpedia.com/speakers/anita-sarkeesian?from=speakear-sidebar
EdgyDude avatarEdgyDude
Irony: over 9000!. The same UN with staff distributing child porn, Saudi Arabia heading its Human Rights Council and troops accused of rape wants to school Japan on their treatment of women in videogames. You can't can't make up this stuff.
Solar Pony Django avatarSolar Pony Django
So I got my game recorder. That's good! But I ordered the wrong one. That's bad. So just gotta send back to Amazon and order it. Could've sworn on the website it said the HD60 Elgato let you record old games too.
Gamemaniac3434 avatarGamemaniac3434
It just occured to me that given the 99% probablility of there being an update pack to XCOM 2-ala Enemy Within-waiting for a while may be a better option, so that when I do get the game I get it in its optimal form-and on sale, to bring it below 90 total
Dr Mel avatarDr Mel
My mustache froze while walking home from work. Fun!
Sir Shenanigans avatarSir Shenanigans
I've discovered Fangamer... This stuff's amazing!
Jed Whitaker avatarJed Whitaker
No comment.
Parismio avatarParismio
Omg i love the internet
Mike Martin avatarMike Martin
Iron Paladin avatarIron Paladin
Jed Whitaker avatarJed Whitaker
I can't wait to mute Niero. #NoRules #ThePurge
Joe Parlock avatarJoe Parlock
I spent all last night playing Day of Defeat: Source. If only Valve gave it even half the attention it did to TF2 or CS:S...
BaronVonSnakPak avatarBaronVonSnakPak
Nearing Platinum status.
CoilWhine avatarCoilWhine
THIS IS THE BEST EMAIL I'VE EVER GOTTEN HOLY SHIT
more quickposts


Contest!


Seriously

Invert site colors

  Dark Theme
  Light Theme


Destructoid means family.
Living the dream, since 2006

Pssst. konami code + enter

modernmethod logo



Back to Top


We follow moms on   Facebook  and   Twitter
  Light Theme      Dark Theme
Pssst. Konami Code + Enter!
You may remix stuff our site under creative commons w/@
- Destructoid means family. Living the dream, since 2006 -