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Arcade Games Mixture
"The early '80s were the heyday of arcade games and as a teen during this time I spent many hours playing them. This quiz will look at these games through their impact on pop culture and their legacies in the gaming world. Don't you remember these games?"
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The video game series "Mr. Driller" is a direct descendant of which 1980s arcade game whose title character was named Taizou Hori or Taizo Hori when he appeared in other Namco games and featured creatures called Pookas and Fygars?
This classic arcade game clearly reflected the Cold War and the fear of nuclear war that pervaded the pop culture of the times. Which game was this that was years later featured in a 2008 episode of the TV series "Chuck" (season 2 episode 5) and was the subject of the 2006 documentary "High Score" that followed Bill Carlton as he attempted to beat the all-time record high score for the game?
Two years after its initial release, this arcade game found its way into the unofficial James Bond movie "Never Say Never Again" when Kim Basinger's character played it. It also appeared almost 30 years later in the 2009 Adam Sandler movie "Funny People". Which game is this that also shared its name with a 1984 album and song by Rebbie Jackson which was written by her brother Michael?
This arcade game became the third most merchandised game of the classic era and was even featured as an animated cartoon in CBS's "Saturday Supercade" that aired from 1983 to 1986. Which game is this whose name reminds me of another name for a cotton swab?
This game was first introduced as an arcade game in 1978 in Japan and became the first hugely successful arcade game. Its 1980 release for the Atari 2600 led to a quadrupling of the system's sales, making it the first game to be given the designation 'killer app'. Which game is this that also inspired an instrumental song on the Pretenders' 1980 self-titled debut album that mimicked the sounds of the game?
In a classic episode of the TV show "Seinfeld", George buys a vintage arcade game from a restaurant because his high score from when he was a teenager is still on the machine. In a scene reminiscent of game itself, George navigates across a busy New York street dodging traffic to get the game home. Which game was featured in this episode?
Which arcade game released in 1980, became an icon of the pop culture of the 80s, is one of only three video/arcade games displayed at the Smithsonian Institution, and was the subject of a Billboard Hot 100 Top Ten hit by Buckner & Garcia that peaked at number nine in 1982? (Hint: the song and the album share the same name.)
Which highly successful arcade game released in 1981 by Nintendo became the subject of a lawsuit brought by Universal City Studios, Inc. because of its main character's purported resemblance to an iconic movie character first made famous in a 1933 movie and in a 1976 remake? (Hint: The Empire State Building)
This game was the first arcade video game to be linked to the death of a player and was actually linked to two deaths not just one. Which game was this that was named after Fred Saberhagen's series of science fiction novels and has a very similar spelling to the English word that came from the ancient Norse warriors who fought in a frenzied state?
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This arcade game was developed by a team led by the legendary Eugene Jarvis, was the first video game to be featured on a US Postage Stamp, and got its name from the 1960s TV courtroom drama series starring E. G. Marshall and Robert Reed. Which game was this that was one of the first to feature intense action and the need for quick reflexes?
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