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 limited engagement. Over the next two weeks, the Great Retro Olympics! (see what I did there?) will be testing your knowledge of retro videogames with themes based on actual events in the Summer Games.
Here is the upcoming schedule of mind challenging events:
As you can see, this first event -- the “opening ceremony” -- is all about opening cutscenes and game intros. Do you have what it takes to earn a precious gold medal and be adored by beautiful women the world over?
Just leave your answers in the comments and check my community blog tomorrow (8/9) for the dramatic results.
Click here to set the mood, hit the jump, and ... good luck! Let the retro games begin!
The Great Retro Olympics!
Category: Opening ceremony
Number of questions: 20
1. At the beginning of Castlevania for the NES, which direction does Simon Belmont walk on the screen towards the castle’s front gate?
a. Right to left
b. Left to right
c. Neither; he starts in front of the gate
2. Name the game opening!
a. Ikari Warriors
c. Metal Gear
3. What event do balloons and fireworks erupt from during the peaceful opening aerial shot in Chrono Trigger?
a. The Carnival of Time
b. The Millennial Fair
c. The Guardia Gathering
d. The Truce Festival
4. Roland Emmerich must love the Super Nintendo! What classic videogame opening most likely inspired the below iconic scene from 1996’s Independence Day?
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