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The Great Retro Quiz! Results of 2017

I think I now know how Edward Nygma feels when he sets up an elaborate riddle to trap Batman, but Batman ignores the riddles and just socks him in the jaw. Unfortunately, this edition of the Great Retro Quiz had very low participation, and ...

 
 
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The Great Retro Quiz Reboot: Games of 2017

Happy holidays, everyone! With the new year coming soon, it's time for a look back at the past 12 months in video games. And what a year it's been! Game of the year contenders released pretty much every month in 2017, and Nintendo's Switch ...

 
 
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The Great Retro Quiz! Zelda Results

Last weekend, in celebration of the newest Legend of Zelda game, I posted a quiz about the series' history, with questions spanning the entire 30 year history of the franchise. Today, the results. This quiz was intentionally more diffi...

 
 
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The Great Retro Quiz Reboot: The Legend of Zelda

Merry Switchmas! Like many of you, I've spent the last couple of days exploring the various nooks and crannies of Hyrule in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. I've really been enjoying how I can take the game with me into any roo...

 
 
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The Great Retro Quiz! Reboot: The games of 2016

I hope everyone had a great holiday, whatever you choose to celebrate. Myself, I was drifting in and out of a food coma all day yesterday, though I did manage to complete a jigsaw puzzle with my in-laws.  Some of you long-time Destruct...

 
 
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The Great Retro Olympics!: Closing ceremony

This is it. With this closing ceremony, the Great Retro Olympics! is officially over. I know there were a lot of these quizzes the past two weeks -- and most of you understandably got a little burnt out -- but I truly appreciate all the par...

 
 
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The Great Retro Olympics!: Fencing

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...

 
 
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The Great Retro Olympics!: 200 meter freestyle

Don’t panic, everyone, but there are only a couple more Great Retro Olympic events left before the closing ceremony on Sunday. Don’t miss out on a chance to walk away with a shiny medal. Your friends and family will be so proud....

 
 
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The Great Retro Olympics!: Gymnastics

Watching gymnastics is the most stressful thing on the planet. I tell myself I love it, but then when I watch I do nothing but freak out the whole time in fear that the poor people on the dangerous equipment are going to hurt themselves. Ca...

 
 
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The Great Retro Olympics!: Decathlon

Forget the tension of the “real” Olympics; we have our own dramatic competition going on right here with the Great Retro Olympics! During last week’s Opening ceremony quiz, heavy favorite welkstar emerged with only a silve...

 
 
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The Great Retro Olympics!: Opening ceremony

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 engagem...

 
 
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The Great Retro Quiz! .30: Super Mario Kart

This is it, folks: the season finale of The Great Retro Quiz! Don’t fret, though; it will be back for an even better “Season 2” after a short break. I just need to tweak a few things -- maybe hire twenty-...

 
 
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The Great Retro Quiz! .29: Donkey Kong Country

Welcome to another edition of the Great Retro Quiz!, the weekly feature that puts your knowledge of classic videogames to the test!This week is all about Donkey Kong Country for the Super Nintendo Entertainment. I assume a lot...

 
 
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The Great Retro Quiz! .28: Aladdin

In your honest opinion, which is more embarrassing? The fact that I know every single lyric to every single song in Aladdin or the fact that I owned (and wore, mind you) a t-shirt in high school with a picture of the genie...

 
 
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The Great Retro Quiz! .27: Secret Den Den Town Edition

Hey everyone. I’ve gone and distracted Chad with a Japanese copy of Ecco: The Dolphin, giving me the chance to steal his weekly Retro Quiz column. You may have noticed in my Retro TV Game Revival profile, the store had quite an intere...

 
 
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The Great Retro Quiz! .26: Dolphin extravaganza!

First off, a huge round of applause is necessary for Mr. Topher Cantler for the awesome new Great Retro Quiz! image shown above. He did an incredible job. I get giddy each and every time I look at it. I can’t thank y...

 
 
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The Great Retro Quiz! .25: Ninja Gaiden

In honor of the incredible Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword coming out for the Nintendo DS, this week’s Great Retro Quiz is all about the even more incredible Ninja Gaiden for the Nintendo Entertainment System. And if you firs...

 
 
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The Great Retro Quiz! .24: Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!

Hello, everyone, and welcome to another edition of The Great Retro Quiz!, the weekly trivia challenge that puts your knowledge of retro games to the test. I am your host, Chad Concelmo, and, as always, this week’s post i...

 
 
 
 
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The Great Retro Quiz! .21: King's Quest

This is a really emotional quiz for me. I grew up on the old Sierra “Quest” games and pinpoint them as the main reasons I love videogames today. Sadly, I debated whether or not to even do a quiz on the original Kin...

 
 
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The Great Retro Quiz! .20: Star Fox

Do you remember playing the Super Nintendo Entertainment System classic Star Fox for the first time? I was (and still am?) obsessed with the game and really thought it had some of the most amazing graphics I had ever seen. Fro...

 
 
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The Great Retro Quiz! .19: Resident Evil

I know, I know, calling the PlayStation “retro” is up for debate, but a few months ago I decided to make it official: the original PlayStation and the Nintendo 64 are retro consoles in my mind. I can’t really...

 
 
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The Great Retro Quiz! .18: ActRaiser

I think it is about time to test your (so far very impressive) retro knowledge on something a little less “mainstream” than Super Mario Bros. or The Legend of Zelda. After considering many different games, I decide...

 
 
 




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