Post by Nester the Lark on Apr 26, 2013 14:40:17 GMT -5
Things are really slow around here lately, but maybe we still have enuff energy for a bit of fun, so let's give this try.
I don't know if any of you are fans of the Japanese TV show GameCenter CX, but there's a segment on it called "To Catch a Copy." In it, they read an old "catch copy," which is basically an advertising slogan, and they have to guess which Famicom game the slogan was used for. Well, I thought it would be fun to use that as the basis for a new round of Guess the Game.
Here's how it's going to work: I'm going to provide some slogans that were used on the back of game boxes/cases, and you try to guess what game each slogan was used for. To make it a little easier, I'll let you know what system each game was on. I'm also going to provide five clues at once, and you can make a guess for as many of them as you want. New clues will not be provided until all current clues have been correctly guessed or revealed.
The scoreboard is being reset, so we'll all start from scratch. You get one point for each correct answer.
Also, as usual, only games on Nintendo systems will be used.
Let's ease into this. Some of these should be fairly easy.
Ready? Guess the game(s)!
NES: “Tropical adventure of epic dimensions!” SNES: “Now you're playing with fire!” N64: “If the suspense doesn't kill you, something else will...” GCN: “An evil wind is rising” Wii: “Brutal... Shocking... Unreal... An all-new thrill ride”
An additional hint: All of these come from North American packaging, but that may not always be the case in the future.
Post by nocturnal YL on Apr 26, 2013 15:43:51 GMT -5
Aha. I was thinking a bit about posting some music-based questions, but then I figured that no one will be able to get them anyway when I'm not even on the same wavelength as most of you.
I'm horrible at guessing this stuff (not havng North American games doesn't help), but here I go.
.... I really can't think of anything. So have five random wild guesses instead.
NES: StarTropics? It does involve some sort of interdimensional travel... I think. SNES: Contra 3? That's pretty much the only thing I can associate with plaing with fire... (The slogan reminds me of something I watched today. The NA Minish Cap commercial, I think.) N64: GoldenEye 007? (I'm tempted to say Mario 64, since the Mad Piano's room is exactly that.) GCN: Eternal Darkness? I have absolutely no idea on this one. Wii: Thrillville: Off the Rails?
Post by Nester the Lark on Apr 26, 2013 19:05:09 GMT -5
YL was right on StarTropics. Leon got the rest. That's how it's done!
YL +1 Leon +4
Scoreboard Leon - 4 YL - 1
It's actually kind of tricky to find slogans that aren't either so vague that they could apply to any game, or just plain give away the answer. I suppose in the latter case, could censor out the parts that are too obvious.
Post by nocturnal YL on Apr 27, 2013 0:25:32 GMT -5
Ouch. I once thought of Wind Waker, but then decided it's too obvious. I have no access to NA games and I'll try to avoid searching online for answers, so it's unlikely I'll get to anywhere in this quiz.
Post by Nester the Lark on Apr 27, 2013 14:59:48 GMT -5
Actually, I expect people to do a little research to figure out the answers. I don't think you could simply put the slogans into a search engine and get the answers (at least, not for most of them), but I suppose that would be a form of cheating if you could.
A good strategy I suggest is that if you have an idea of what game a slogan might belong to, there's a certain website you can check with.
Anyway, today's clues feature handheld systems. Again, these should be fairly easy.
Game Boy: “The legend lives on” GBC: “A Hero for the Ages” GBA: “Sorrow never fades” NDS: “Get ready for total sensory overload!” 3DS: “Sweep the Heavens, Scourge the Earth!”
Post by Nester the Lark on Apr 28, 2013 12:36:31 GMT -5
The Qu +2
Scoreboard Leon - 7 The Qu - 2 YL - 1
NES: “Calling all Viper Pilots – the galaxy's on the edge of doom again!” GB: “He's a-maze-ing!” SNES: “The sky's the limit!” Virtual Boy: “A Striking Game with Red Hot Action!” N64: “The adventure begins when you leave the road”
Post by nocturnal YL on Apr 28, 2013 13:32:34 GMT -5
NES: Gradius II GB: Kwirk (Thanks, Google) SNES: Pilotwings VB: Nester's Funky Bowling (Thanks again, Google) N64: Beetle Adventure Racing (See, you really can get the answers by just some simple Internet searches!)
I guess I should refrain from using search engines, after all.
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Nester the Lark: ^ At the time, I think I picked romantic. Not sure what I'd pick today. I feel like I'm somewhere in between.
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