Brainteaser Tuesday: Guess the Game for March 26th

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Last week I challenged you to guess another round of titles which encompassed fifteen years of videogame history. Congratulations to Juan Oosthuizen for showcasing his considerable gaming knowledge by guessing all five games correctly!

The games featured in last Tuesday’s challenge were:

  • Game 1: The Legend of Dragoon (PSone) – 2000
  • Game 2: Xenogears (PSone) – 1998
  • Game 3: Final Fantasy VIII (PSone/PC) – 1999
  • Game 4: Full Throttle (PC) – 1995
  • Game 5: TwinBee (Arcade/NES) – 1985

This week’s conundrums consist of four games I’ve put a considerable amount of time into over the past fifteen years, as well as one title that I’ve always wanted to play but just never got around to.

Here they are:

Game 1:

Guess the Game Screenshot 1

I can’t remember if I rented this game from my local video store or owned it for a brief time, but I recall being wowed by its predominantly 2D graphics and varied, enjoyable range of challenges.

Game 2:

Guess the Game Screenshot 2

Every pre-rendered screen in this game has been burnt into my memory as a result of all the hours I spent playing it over and over again. I got a great sense of satisfaction from completing one of this game’s hardest puzzles without consulting a walkthrough!

Game 3:

Guess the Game Screenshot 3

This was another game that I poured hours into during my teenage years and re-played it later in life too. I discovered a glitch in the game that involved bowling outswingers in a specific spot that almost always resulted in the batman edging the ball to the keeper.

Game 4:

Guess the Game Screenshot 4

Who knew when this game was released that its developer would go on to make one of the most popular series of all time? Unfortunately I couldn’t play it when it came out due to not owning the console it was released on nor having a PC powerful enough to run it.

Game 5:

Guess the Game Screenshot 5

I played most of this game during a family holiday to the Drakensberg – I guess I didn’t expect it to be as enjoyable and addictive as it proved to be. Of course my parents moaned at me for staying indoors when there was a riverbed to explore and mountains to hike, but by then I was just too hooked on this somewhat underrated title to venture forth into the ‘wilderness’…

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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