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djSyndrome
12-01-2008, 08:06 AM
I disagree with some of their 'systems', but here's a neat way (http://www.sporcle.com/games/videogame_systems.php) to waste twelve minutes of your day.

(45/68 here)

Patrick
12-01-2008, 08:23 AM
I got 30 right. I'm embarassed that I missed

Game and Watch (arg!)
Intellivision
Neo Geo
Virtual Boy (again, arg!)
N-Gage

There are some on there that I've never heard of though.

DANoWAR
12-01-2008, 08:24 AM
Got 33 systems right, gave up after 10 minutes though.

Well, I agree on disagreeing with the whole bunch of Magnavox Odyssey # and I didn't get the PC-Engine right because I spelled it "Turbographx".

But yay, 33 of 68 is in the top tier. Go me!

What a waste of knowledge :-(

EDIT:
I also missed:

Neo Geo
Virtual Boy
Game & Watch

SilentSnake
12-01-2008, 08:25 AM
I got 32, but I would have had 33 had I known how to spell TurboGrafx-16.

alexb
12-01-2008, 08:26 AM
They didn't follow their own rules. They listed Pong and Game & Watch even though their rules said:
"Does not include special editions, expansions or single game systems".

Also, the Sega Master System II is not its own system anymore than the Genesis II and III are. It's a nice little time waster but little errors like this are irritating.

That said, I only got 37/68. Watara Supervision? What the fuck?

TheSL
12-01-2008, 08:27 AM
Here's my score, 39/68. (http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c74/TheSL/systemquiz.png) Neat, but kinda weird choices on some- Sega Nomad but no 32X?

SilentSnake
12-01-2008, 08:28 AM
There was oddly enough one blank spot in 2006 for me. Hyperscan? Really? Really?

Parish
12-01-2008, 08:33 AM
Wow, what a crappy test. I mean, even for an Internet quiz. There were a bunch of answers it refused to recognize, it splits fine hairs with a lot of consoles, and completely misses a bunch. Sega CD? 32X? Pippin? Hello? Good grief.

Phantoon
12-01-2008, 08:34 AM
36, god dammit. I got the Fairchild Channel F but forgot all of the TurboGrafxs. Why does Master System 2 count? Surely that's just an upgrade. Also not happy with the N-Gage being on there. I had one and even I forgot it exists.

mrbuu82
12-01-2008, 08:34 AM
36/68 It would not take Wonderswan or Game & Watch for me. I completely forgot all the Odysseys and Intellivisions.

Also, what's a Mega Duck or a Hyper Scan?

Phantoon
12-01-2008, 08:37 AM
Wow, what a crappy test. I mean, even for an Internet quiz. There were a bunch of answers it refused to recognize, it splits fine hairs with a lot of consoles, and completely misses a bunch. Sega CD? 32X? Pippin? Hello? Good grief.

They're classed as upgrades, for some reason. But the Master System II isn't, apparently. Grrr.

alexb
12-01-2008, 08:38 AM
Did some kid just raid Wikipedia or something to make this quiz? Somebody that actually lived through these eras wouldn't have made some of these mistakes.

ProfessorS
12-01-2008, 08:40 AM
43/68, with a little refinement that quiz could be a lot of fun.

Kishi
12-01-2008, 08:40 AM
37/68

It would have been 47 if I'd been on my game, and 49 if the rules were actually consistent.

Knight
12-01-2008, 08:40 AM
Only 35/68. I haven't even heard of at least half of the stuff on there that I missed.

Traumadore
12-01-2008, 08:40 AM
I got 32. I forgot all about the odysseys.

Also I missed the Turbo Duo because all you jerks call it the PC engine, which it didnt know.

djSyndrome
12-01-2008, 08:41 AM
Pippin?

I wanted to punch the monitor when this wouldn't take.

I thought the idea of the quiz was solid, but the technical errors and questionable console list are a bit of a drag.

TheSL
12-01-2008, 08:42 AM
Its also shitty that the list has Game & Watch listed as "Game & Watch", but would only accept it if you typed in "Game and Watch"

Adrenaline
12-01-2008, 08:50 AM
the CD and CDX are different things?

Pretty piss-poor in the end. Gizmondo but no Wonderswan?

SilentSnake
12-01-2008, 08:52 AM
Amazingly enough, I remembered that the Zodiac existed. It was completely eclipsed by the Gizmondo's disasterous death in a blaze of glory. The Zodiac just kinda appeared in an EGM article and promptly faded from memory. I had no idea it even came out.

djSyndrome
12-01-2008, 08:56 AM
Gizmondo but no Wonderswan?

Wonderswan was never released outside of Japan.

Adrenaline
12-01-2008, 08:58 AM
Curse you, DJ

Kishi
12-01-2008, 09:00 AM
Gizmondo but no Wonderswan?

One of the parameters is that a system had to be released in the US. I had a heck of a time trying to enter the MSX, X1, SG-1000, X68000, PC-FX, WonderSwan (Crystal and otherwise), and so on before I noticed that.

Of course, then it includes the GP32 and GP2X, so whatever.

Zef
12-01-2008, 09:02 AM
Got 36, but I was puzzled as to why the SMS2 counts but not the DS Lite or the 32X.

I cannot BELIEVE I forgot the Jaguar. Trevor McFur shall haunt me forevermore.

taidan
12-01-2008, 09:04 AM
46, hooray. I'm embarrassed (or not?) to have missed the 3DO. Got the Zodiac and the Game.com though. Had to cheat to remember that it was the Bally Astrocade and not Aracde.

The GP32 was available here, but mostly because you could buy it online. Pretty much anyone could get there hands on it. It makes it on a grave technicality.

What makes it hard to break past 50 is the consoles early on, with similar names but different hardware.

The Dread Cthulhu
12-01-2008, 09:17 AM
I only got 29. That covers most of the ones that people have actually heard of.

Parish
12-01-2008, 09:20 AM
Amazingly enough, I remembered that the Zodiac existed. It was completely eclipsed by the Gizmondo's disasterous death in a blaze of glory. The Zodiac just kinda appeared in an EGM article and promptly faded from memory. I had no idea it even came out.

I racked my brain trying to remember that one. "Portable system...doomed...right around the time of N-Gage...starts with a T...damn! Oh well, now to try to figure out why it will take Master System II but not 32X or SNES Jr."

Willm
12-01-2008, 09:22 AM
What makes it hard to break past 50 is the consoles early on, with similar names but different hardware.

Yeah, I got 44, and I only had two versions of the Odyssey (Odyssey I and II.) I had no idea there were that many variants of the hardware!

djSyndrome
12-01-2008, 09:28 AM
Oh well, now to try to figure out why it will take Master System II but not 32X or SNES Jr."

MSII had Alex Kidd on board and lacked the card slot, while SNES Jr. was just a new shell.

You got me on 32X.

ArugulaZ
12-01-2008, 09:30 AM
48/68. Funny how the guy who made the test said, "Don't name any re-releases," then includes re-releases in the answers. Having said that... I missed the Dreamcast. How the hell did I forget about the Dreamcast? I've got one RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME!

ReyVGM
12-01-2008, 09:37 AM
45/68

Stupid test not recognizing MSX, X68000, Amigas, etc.

And SMS2 is in but not SegaCD and 32X? LAMEBOY

taidan
12-01-2008, 09:38 AM
I already forget- was the Tiger R-Zone included?

Sven
12-01-2008, 09:41 AM
Um... I would've guessed the Game & Watch if they hadn't said that single-game systems weren't allowed. Just because there's a whole bunch of single-game versions, doesn't change it.

Putting the SMSII in there is just weak pool - that's the only one I missed in the chain between the NES and the Jag (I remembered the Supervision from some obscure article... or maybe Steven Kent's book)

43 right for me, which isn't bad.

but not SegaCD

Well, you get "Sega CDX" if you punch that in. No space, though.

Parish
12-01-2008, 09:43 AM
MSII had Alex Kidd on board and lacked the card slot, while SNES Jr. was just a new shell.

You got me on 32X.

Alright, well how about the NES II? It lacked composite video out, offering only a coaxial connection. Yet it was missing too!

I'm going to stop thinking about this quiz now so I don't get angry at the Internet again.

Sardius
12-01-2008, 09:51 AM
Got 40-something last night. I'm ashamed I got the Supervision but completely forgot about the Mega Duck. Also the Nintendo 64 for some reason.

Other thoughts: SMS II should definitely not be included, and they missed the R-Zone. And counting the Atari Flashback is dummmmmb. The games are built-in!

taidan
12-01-2008, 09:53 AM
Well the 32x was an addon.

The Game Boy Color barely squeaks by, but by their defintions youd think something like the various PS3 models or the PSP 2000 would count too. Of course that would be stupid.

Edit - the Ngage makes a case for the iPhone.

SilentSnake
12-01-2008, 09:57 AM
I racked my brain trying to remember that one. "Portable system...doomed...right around the time of N-Gage...starts with a T...damn! Oh well, now to try to figure out why it will take Master System II but not 32X or SNES Jr."

Close! The Zodiac was put out by Tapwave. Yet another name no one would remember,

Sven
12-01-2008, 10:02 AM
Or every cell phone produced since downloaded games started becoming more of a reality. I see the reasoning behind the N-Gage being on there, as it was far more of a conventional game system than the smartphones / blackberrys / etc.

I still don't get the Master System II being listed. Did they *slightly* tweak the processor or something?

taidan
12-01-2008, 10:05 AM
I thought only NGage and iPhone along the lines that I can't think of any other two phones that have/had games written specifically for their hardware. Its still wishy washy I admit.

Sven
12-01-2008, 10:06 AM
I thought only NGage and iPhone along the lines that I can't think of any other two phones that have/had games written specifically for their hardware.

In the "it's not just ports" sense? Because there's a ton of Blackberry-specific games now, albeit they're almost entirely ports.

taidan
12-01-2008, 10:14 AM
In the "it's not just ports" sense?

Yeah.

I still think this would count http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R-Zone .

Kakizaki
12-01-2008, 10:24 AM
MSII had Alex Kidd on board and lacked the card slot, while SNES Jr. was just a new shell.

You got me on 32X.

Also no X'eye?

Tavir
12-01-2008, 10:57 AM
35/68. I was trying desperately to remember what the Odyssey was called, but I could only remember that it was made by Magnavox.

WTF is a Watara Supervision?

pence
12-01-2008, 10:59 AM
42/68

I forgot the Jaguar, and the 7800, too. I also forgot the GP2X, I kept typing 'GPX' and couldn't remember what that thing was actually called.

Lumber Baron
12-01-2008, 11:13 AM
41.

I too tried Pippin and 32X to no avail. I can't get mad at myself for missing any, besides maybe the game.com and the NEO GEO CD.

ArugulaZ
12-01-2008, 11:24 AM
35/68. I was trying desperately to remember what the Odyssey was called, but I could only remember that it was made by Magnavox.

WTF is a Watara Supervision?

A horrid little handheld game system that was even wimpier than the original Game Boy. They used to offer it as a prize on episodes of The Price is Right, although you'd think a game show famous for giving away cars and boats would be able to shell out the cash for a GOOD handheld.

All the games were developed by Thin Chen Enterprises, which I believe had also made a lot of the NES games by Sachen or Color Dreams (Sardius would probably know for sure). Here's an example of their work:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9oGW9dg6Zo

So for those of you who nodded off during that explanation: it's a black and white handheld that plays Color Dreams-quality games. Oh joy!

Spikey
12-01-2008, 11:54 AM
Does not include special editions, expansions or single game systems

The Sega CD and 32X would be classified as expansions and therefore not be included.

Phat
12-01-2008, 02:38 PM
I got a 38, but there is a point where you stop guessing systems and you realize that the ones you are missing are either piles of failure or ancient technology released when the video game market was a consumerism clusterfuck.

Issun
12-01-2008, 03:17 PM
How the hell does Game.com count? It's a freakin' website, not a system.

alexb
12-01-2008, 03:19 PM
Game.com was a Tiger Electronics portable. It was a real abortion of a system.

Issun
12-01-2008, 03:33 PM
Wait, I was thinking of gametap. D'oh!

Sporophyte
12-01-2008, 03:42 PM
Where's the leapster? Edutainment software titles are games too.

ugh

Nobuyuki
12-01-2008, 04:18 PM
I'm offended they didn't include the Sega Pico.

Sven
12-01-2008, 04:24 PM
Where's the leapster? Edutainment software titles are games too.

ugh

Gods, Leapster is absolutely PLASTERING Food Network Canada with ads this year. I think I saw six or seven during one Top Chef episode.

Coinspinner
12-01-2008, 04:46 PM
42/68 (http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a239/Coinspinner/Junk/score.png)

I can't believe I missed GBC. There's a few I'm pretty sure came to the US that are missing though...

Mega Duck sounds badass. I want one.

Brer
12-01-2008, 04:55 PM
I got 33/68, Including the Intellivision (the first gaming system in our house) and all the Atari Consoles....but managing to forgot both Xboxes...

CaliScrub
12-01-2008, 05:26 PM
30/68. My lowlight was missing the Game Gear.

And, to reiterate... HyperScan? Really?

Stiv
12-01-2008, 11:08 PM
I got 32, but I would have had 33 had I known how to spell TurboGrafx-16.

Exactly my results.

How can anyone remember all those Magnavox systems?

liquid
12-02-2008, 03:22 AM
Well, I got 31 of them. I googled TurboGrafx's spelling. Remembered the 5200, but completely forgot the 7800. And apparently didn't submit the 2600, even though I thought I did?

What the hell is a Mega Duck?

Phantoon
12-02-2008, 05:08 AM
What the hell is a Mega Duck?

It's like a Giga Duck, but 1/1000th as big.

Sven
12-02-2008, 10:46 AM
And apparently didn't submit the 2600, even though I thought I did?

If you just type in "Atari", it gives you the original Pong system. So if the 2600 is the first thing that comes to mind, you have to make sure to enter it twice.

Red Hedgehog
12-02-2008, 01:27 PM
I got 45/69 with only the Nintendo 64 being my real "duh" (Okay, maybe the Lynx as well).

I will join the chorus of complaints about some of these entries:
Game & Watch, Home Pong, Atari Flashback? - Single Game System (Well, Pong and Flashback could play multiple games but they were all built-in - no programmable cartridges).
CDX but not X'Eye? Master System II and not Genesis II or III or Nes II or Snes Jr. or PSOne or any other later redesign? I get that these are somewhat vague (Sega CD is a platform, but not a system), but really.

I'm offended they didn't include the Sega Pico.

Same.