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Video Game Mind Teasers Vol. 17: Life's a Beach EDITION!

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As I mentioned before, the format now will be two types of puzzles a week. For the first time, there won't be a music puzzle (saving me the time of making a video and putting it on YouTube), but instead there's a messed-up collage, and wordplay-based Gamebusters to try and figure out.

PUZZLE #1: Image

It's been a pretty hot summer so far, so I figured I'd give this week's image a beach theme, since apparently that's a place people like to go to during hot weather. There's five different games in this collage, all involving a beach environment or level. All you have to do is name the game. Shouldn't be too hard...



PUZZLE #2: Gamebusters

"Gamebusters", based on Karl Pilkington's Rockbusters quiz , involves a series of cryptic/confusing phrases that have a double meaning as the name of a video game title, character, concept or item. For example, if the clue is "This furry animal doesn't like to listen to the Rolling Stones quietly", the answer is: Fox Mick Loud = Fox McCloud. They might be confusing like that, so use your imagination.

#1) "This early computer operating system is very happy." (Boss, Initial is G)
#2) "An Atari handheld has some Dodge Caravans." (Character, Starting Initial is A)
#3) "This British national beverage is good for relaxation as well." (Game, Starting Initial is T)
#4) What's the common link between those three clues?

Overall rules for this week's puzzles:
1. For the first few days, each person can only give four answers total. After Monday, you can go back and answer as many remaining ones as you want.

Good Luck!
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About Guncannonone of us since 2:54 AM on 01.31.2009

Previous posts:

Frontpaged:
May Community Monthly Musing Recap
My expertise: Memorization, obsession and Star Fox 64 (Monthly Musing)
I suck at games: Confessions of an Item Hoarder (Monthly Musing)

Regular Articles:
Why Kinect Will Fail: The Name.
My own Listblog, but with some interesting categories.
(Relatively) Short Blog: Environment in Red Dead Redemption
Dr. Samit, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love SPORTS! (Monthly Musing)
The Airport: Last Refuge of the Arcade?
Ranking the Zelda series from my own memories
An Essay/Review of a Canadian History video game
8-bit remixes of Gundam music!
Rental Recollections: 7-7-7
Maniac Mansion: The TV Show

One Song...Many Remixes:
Volume 1: Mega Man X, Intro Stage

Video Game Mind Teasers (on hiatus until site upgrade)
Volume 15: Missing Edition
Volume 14: Touch Fuzzy Edition
Volume 13: SONIC EDITION!!!
Volume 12: Continuing Edition
Volume 11: Back to the Beginning Edition
Volume 10: Prizes Edition!
9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

My videos:
Bit Transmission!
Guile's Theme + They Live!

Community Activities:
Destructoid: A YouTube Search Story
HAPPY 4TH BIRTHDAY DESTRUCTOID!

Podcasts:
History in Video Games: Roundtable Podcast

Personal Stuff:
Getting some classic SNES games!
Getting Mega Man Complete Works!

Deliberate Failtoid:
Why Battlefield 1943 is the worst game EVER!



Age: 23
Location: Ottawa, ON, Canada.

Profile: I'm a longtime gamer, and started playing video games during the transition from the NES to the SNES. Although I like retro games, I play mostly newer games on the 360. Still, my favourite gaming memories are from all-nighters filled with Goldeneye, Perfect Dark and Smash Bros. in the late 90s.

I'm looking for a career in public service, politics or other fields where research and writing are critical. Though, the closer it's related to games, the better.

I make videos, animated gifs, podcasts and all kinds of random stuff in my spare time. I'm also trying to develop my own gaming website (details coming eventually).

Systems: NES, Super NES, Gameboy, Gameboy Advance, Nintendo 64, Wii, Sega Genesis, Playstation 2, Xbox 360, PC, Colecovision (my dad's). Also, many other systems (including arcade) that I not emulate.

Some Favourite Games:
Retro (NES-SNES eta): Megaman 3, Super Mario World, Super Mario All-Stars, Sonic 3, Final Fantasy VI, Chrono Trigger, Robotrek, Illusion of Gaia, Megaman X, Lufia 1 and 2, Strider, Metal Slug, Twilight Zone pinball.

Retro Limbo (N64 era): Ogre Battle 64, Banjo-Kazooie, Banjo-Tooie, Mario Kart 64, Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, Mystical Ninja starring Goemon, Goemon's Great Adventure, Descent: Freespace.

Modern: Halo: Reach, Modern Warfare 2, Mass Effect 2, Bayonetta, Tales of Vesperia, Fallout 3, Bionic Commando Rearmed, Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Metroid Prime 1-3, Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam vs. Zeta Gundam, Hearts of Iron II, Europa Universalis III, Civilization IV.



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