Brainteaser Tuesday: Guess the Game for March 5th

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Last week I challenged you to guess five titles which encompassed eight years of videogame history. Unfortunately no one was able to guess a single game meaning I’ll have to go easier on you with this week’s conundrums.

The games featured in last Tuesday’s challenge were:

  • Game 1: Shadow of Memories / Shadow of Destiny (PS2/PC/Xbox/PSP) – 2001
  • Game 2: Top Skater (Arcade) – 1997
  • Game 3: Point Blank (Arcade/PSone/DS) – 1994
  • Game 4: Alundra (PSone) – 1997
  • Game 5: Onimusha 2: Samurai’s Destiny (PS2) – 2002

Today’s line-up includes a motley selection of games I’ve enjoyed over the years.

Here they are:

Game 1:

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This was a seriously addictive fighting game which featured a lengthy, innovative mode where you had to achieve certain objectives to gain new weapons.

Game 2:

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When I saw this game at my friend’s house I couldn’t believe how far videogame graphics had come from the 8-bit games I was playing at the time. This title combined full-motion videos (FMVs) with pre-rendered backgrounds.

Game 3:

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This game came on multiple CDs and was one of the many joystick-compatible titles which were released around this time.

Game 4:

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This game had an emotionally affecting story and a watercolour art style which led cel-shaded graphics down a completely unique path. This screenshot is of one of the most memorable characters you encounter during the course of this lengthy SRPG.

Game 5:

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This colourful racing game was developed by one of the most prolific developers of the time. Sadly I never got to play it but I remember being dazzled by its water effects and multi-terrain tracks when I saw it advertised on the TV show Cybernet.

Do any of these games look familiar to you? Do you have fond memories associated with one or two of them? Let us know in the comments.

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