hot  /  reviews  /  videos  /  cblogs  /  qposts

The Great Retro Quiz! .02: The Virtual Console (SNES)

11:40 AM on 09.19.2007 // Chad Concelmo

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 towards the computer monitor as if it was a shiny new car or fancy dishwasher. I am trying to set the mood.

As with last week, this quiz is all about games available on the Wii’s Virtual Console. But instead of the NES, we are moving forward in time to focus on my personal BEST CONSOLE EVER!, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.

This one is a little harder than last week, but, again, the more you have downloaded the better chance you have to win (and by “win” I mean “do well and feel good about yourself,” since I have no prizes available yet – be patient, though)! Like before, you can check my community blog tomorrow (9/20) for the answers to see how you did.

Hit the jump to prove your retro worth! Good luck!

[UPDATE: Oh, wow, I now have a prize to give away! Because of the amazing Topher, whoever gets the most questions correct this week will win a cool Wiimote keychain (see below for a pic). Just leave your answers in the comments and I will reveal the winner tomorrow on my community blog. If there is a tie, well, this week I don't have a tiebreaker question prepared, so I will just pick a name out of a hat or something. Thanks so much, Topher; now my pretty assistant has something to model.]

The Great Retro Quiz .02
The Virtual Console (SNES)
: 25
Level of Difficulty: Easy

Quick, match the lettered button to where it belongs on the Super Nintendo controller!

1. A
2. B
3. X
4. Y

5. If the playable character Bow from Breath of Fire II decided to try and make it in Hollywood, who would be his biggest competition?
a. Lassie
b. Flipper
c. Duma
d. Babe

6. How many overhead levels are there in Contra III: The Alien Wars?
a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 4

7. In Donkey Kong Country, Donkey Kong can ride on all the following animal buddies except:

8. In Super Metroid, who is the boss of the submerged Space Pirate lab?
a. Kraid
b. Phantoon
c. Draygon
d. Ridley

9. In The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, who do you receive the Magic Boomerang from?

10. Who are the two playable characters in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest?
a. Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong
b. Donkey Kong and Dixie Kong
c. Diddy Kong and Kiddie Kong
d. Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong

11. It’s your first day working as a valet and you are asked to pull Captain Falcon’s vehicle around. What racer would you drive up?

12. In the original version of Final Fight, during the transition from arcade to Super Nintendo, what playable character was sadly left behind?
a. Cody
b. Guy
c. Haggar
d. Jake

13. How many power-ups must the player collect in Gradius III before being able to select the “Double” weapon?
a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 4

14. Green Yoshi just helped Mario defeat Bowser in Super Mario World. To celebrate, he makes a date with Lakitu’s little sister, but can’t seem to find a way to reach her house in the clouds. Who should he eat to give him the power to get there?

15. Tiger Woods is annoyed. He wants to play a round of golf on Kirby’s Dream Course, but just found out he has to do what before he can even putt the ball in the hole?
a. Kill all the enemies on the level
b. Collect a certain amount of stars
c. Flip a rainbow switch
d. Perform five special techniques

16. The first level of what classic arcade game is available as a mini-game in The Legend of the Mystical Ninja?
a. Shinobi
b. Gradius
c. Contra
d. Defender

17. Where on the below map of Actraiser does the final stage appear?

18. How many heart pieces do you have to collect to form a full heart container in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past?
a. 2
b. 3
c. 4
d. 5

19. In the Super Nintendo version of Sim City, what is your assistant’s name?
a. Dr. Light
b. Dr. Wright
c. Dr. Maxis
d. Dr. Lem

20. All of the characters in Street Fighter II: The World Warrior are tied to a specific country? What country is Chun-Li associated with?
a. China
b. Korea
c. Japan
d. Thailand

21. Oh shoot, Link just entered the Dark World and forgot he left his Moon Pearl on Zelda’s nightstand. What animal did he just turn into?

22. Out-of-focus alert! Name this boss from Super Castlevania IV:

a. Frankenstein’s Monster
b. Dracula
c. Koranot
d. Death

23. What 'N Sync member could have been named after the hero’s starting weapon in Super Ghouls n’ Ghosts?
a. Axe Chasez
b. Lance Bass
c. Dagger Fatone
d. Sickle Kirkpatrick

24. Bowser moves to the real world and frantically wants to replicate the vehicle he flew in Super Mario World. Who would he most likely hire to ride around on?
a. A magician
b. A clown
c. A football player
d. An opera singer

25. Which of the following creatures helps Samus learn the Wall Jump technique in Super Metroid?

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 moderators, 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 * to your whitelists.

Status updates from C-bloggers

Pixie The Fairy avatarPixie The Fairy
Yay, I got off of work early and may have Friday off! I have a sinking feeling I'm going to work 10 hours on Saturday as a result, though :/ We ran out of stuff to make stuff with so they must ship us stuff so we can ship stuff.
SeymourDuncan17 avatarSeymourDuncan17
Yo yo I'm Marie and I got dat gangsta flow. High scores ain't no trip, cuz I whip that shit like Sonic quick. I-I mean no! I didn't say anything! Stupidrecordbreakingcombodolt. [img][/img]
Mike Martin avatarMike Martin
I'm watching you.
FlanxLycanth avatarFlanxLycanth
SkarKrow avatarSkarKrow
Work noooooooooooooooooo D:
The Dyslexic Laywer avatarThe Dyslexic Laywer
I had such a awkward time playing Catherine because it shared the same name as my mother....
JayDGee avatarJayDGee
Broforce is coming out of early access on the 15th. I had no Idea it was an early access game.
James Internet Ego avatarJames Internet Ego
I have now played all 3 Witcher games. My verdict: Witcher 1 - alright, aged badly, lots of sex. Witcher 2 - good, very short, not much sex at all. Witcher 3 - Excellent in every way.
ikiryou avatarikiryou
I really wish MGO had been implemented with free-roam gameplay PMC (clan) setup instead of the standard matchmaking. Imagine roaming bands of PMC's opposing each other on the battlefield. How sexy would that be?
SkarKrow avatarSkarKrow
Playing Shantae & The Pirates Curse, must say I'm loving it for the most part, barring the odd WHERE AM I D: moment
JayDGee avatarJayDGee
Added a humble code to my steam account when I already had the game. Purely because the soundtrack was attached. Now I see it on 2 friends wishlists. They must never know.
SkarKrow avatarSkarKrow
Okay so what 2, 3, 4 years later I bothered to finish. Now to write up that blog on why FFXIV lost my love by never challenging me and see if it's actually interesting...
FlanxLycanth avatarFlanxLycanth
What's up with taking your phone or a magazine to the toilet? Y'all need more fibre in your diet, why should a toilet visit take more than 2 minutes? What are you people doing with your asses.
Pixie The Fairy avatarPixie The Fairy
Finished Momohime/Jinkuro's story in Muramasa last night. I always liked that ending. I didn't know there were more endings, though. On to Kisuke's story!
OrochiLeona avatarOrochiLeona
It feels like each day I get up, do the rounds of my bookmarks, and am immediately brought down by kneejerk hate: new stuff, old stuff, last nights stuff, 2moros stuff, a game, a film, TV. Critical thinking is fine, but dang, pure cynicism's winning :(
Vuster avatarVuster
Rpg Maker MV is coming soon O: I mean I am overjoyed but... I JUST GOT USE TO VX ACE!! Either way, I intend to do a form of quick summery of the features on release o:
Flegma avatarFlegma
Nintendo's(?) weekly SMM level picks: [url][/url] - scroll down a bit for the list. I wish I didn't need to type in the level ID myself, though.
Shinta avatarShinta
Metal Gear Online, Day 2. The maps in this game are amazing. Try out all 3 classes, because they're all pretty different. Really getting the hang of the game now.
Jay Escobar avatarJay Escobar
Video game voice actors are threatening to go on strike if EA, Activision, Disney, WB, and others refuse to pay them the necessary bonuses (
GoofierBrute avatarGoofierBrute
I love how Final Fantasy Record Keeper is making a big deal about being able to unlock FF XII's Vaan. I do get to unlock Ashe though, so that's cool.
more quickposts



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 -