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Brainteaser Tuesday: Guess the Game for January 29th

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Last week I challenged you to guess five titles that encompassed exactly twenty years of gaming history. Within a few hours the riddle had been solved so I’ve decided to ramp up the difficulty level a bit this week.

The games featured in last Tuesday’s challenge were:

  • Game 1: Pooyan (NES/Various) – 1982
  • Game 2: Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem (GameCube) – 2002
  • Game 3: Sopwith (DOS/Atari 520ST) – 1984
  • Game 4: Metal Gear Solid / Metal Gear: Ghost Babel (Game Boy Color) – 2000
  • Game 5: Advance Wars (Game Boy Advance) – 2001

Today’s line-up incorporates three games I owned and two titles I rented from my local video store.

Here they are:

Game 1:

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An unforgettable game that I played for hours on end during my childhood. My dad and I would take it in turns to see who could survive the longest.

Game 2:

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Everyone who knows my gaming tastes knows I’m a sucker for gorgeous pre-rendered environments, and at the time this title had some of the best in the business.

Game 3:

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I was so blown away by how amazing this game looked in preview videos that I even showed a videotaped segment from the gaming TV show Cybernet to my gran!

Game 4:

Guess the Game Screenshot 4

This was one of the games I rented out for a console that I didn’t own for very long. I think it cost R12 to rent a game for a day when I was growing up, and I would sit in front of the TV for as long as my parents would allow so I could get my money’s worth. Certain titles such as Crash Bandicoot 2 gave me a few blisters after these lengthy sessions of controller use…

Game 5:

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This was an obscure title that flew under the radar for many gamers. However, at the time it was an intriguing entry in the adventure game genre featuring cinematic camera angles and a fairly unique plot premise.

Can you guess all the games? Have you played any of them? Happy gaming and good luck.


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