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Video Game Mind Teasers UPDATE: Prizes! I'm giving them away!

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This week is another instance where I'm giving away actual prizes! Not amazing ones, mind you, but they're a step up from bragging rights. As I did last time I gave things away, this week has even more puzzles to answer! More importantly, though, answers must be done through a Destructoid PM. Next Friday, I'll figure out who had the most right, and give away the following prizes:

1st Place: Mischief Makers for the N64! (Cartridge only, and I haven't been able to test it. A bit of a risk, but definitely a rewarding game!)
2nd Place: Beat Hazard over Steam (or a similarly-priced game if you already have it).

PUZZLE #1: Music

This video is a sampler of all my music puzzle formats (reversed, cutbacks, and messed up).



PUZZLE #2: Images

Yes, there's two images for this.

Image 1: Rogues' Gallery (Five enemies from games, answering the name of the enemy trumps just knowing the game)


Image 2: ???? (Four scenes from games)

BONUS QUESTION: What's in common in this image?

PUZZLE #3: Gamebusters

Just a reminder: These puzzles are cryptic/confusing phrases that have a double meaning from a video game, based on Karl Pilkington's Rockbusters. For example: "The black bird won't shoot his gun." = Crow no trigger = Chrono Trigger

#1) The Egyptian god has a French head. (Character, starting with T)
#2) A harsh reaction to a life story. (Game)
#3) Add a Wii avatar to your bike. (Real-life person, starting with M)
#4) Your door is locked, and you forgot the key. What do you do? (Item)
#5) A party member from Chrono Trigger is going on a journey. (Game)

Overall rules for this week's puzzles:
1. Please send your answers privately by a DM. Do not post your answers in the comments!
2. You have until 12 AM EST on Friday, August 27 to send your answers.
3. The people with the most correct answers will win the prizes. If there's a tie, whoever sent their answers in first is the winner.
4. You're allowed to send in corrections and new answers, but in the case of a tie your final message will count as your official entry time.
5. First prize (the cartridge) will be available for the US and Canada for sure, and internationally depending on shipping costs.

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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