Video Games Trivia and Answers

Video games have become such a normal part of our lives that many people don’t realize the rich history behind the industry and how influential it has become to modern society. Thus TriviaQN’s Video Game Trivia serves two purposes. First is our desire to see just how much you know about the characters, companies and other entities that make up the business. Second is to increase your knowledge and understanding of the world of gaming. And just like the subject being discussed, our Video Game Trivia is guaranteed to be fun!

Easy

Characters in videogames who cannot be outrightly controlled by players are acronymed as what?

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Answer: NPCs
More information: Non-playable characters (NPCs) are those that players cannot control, though their actions can be influenced.

VeryHard

What is the highest level a player can reach in "Pac-Man"?

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Answer: 256
More information: A glitch in the code of Pac-Man makes passing the 256th level impossible.

VeryHard

What type of animal is Sonic's companion "Knuckles"?

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Answer: Echidna
More information: Knuckles is an echidna, a type of animals that lives off of ants and termites and resides in Australia and New Guinea.

Easy

The most-popular American football videogame franchise is named after which individual?

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Answer: John Madden
More information: John Madden won a Superbowl as a coach of the Los Angeles Raiders but is perhaps better known for being a sportscaster. The videogame series named after him has been ongoing for almost 30 years.

Easy

Mario originated as a character in which classic videogame?

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Answer: Donkey Kong
More information: Though originally called by other names, Mario was the protagonist in the legendary videogame "Donkey Kong", which was released in 1981.

Medium

What is the highest-grossing arcade game of all-time?

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Answer: Pac-Man
More information: Pac-Man holds the distinction of being the highest-grossing arcade game ever, as adjusted for 2018 inflation it has generated almost $11 billion.

Medium

What is the name of the last videogame console Sega released in the United States?

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Answer: Dreamcast
More information: Though released almost 20 years ago in 1999, the Dreamcast was the last home console Sega brought to foreign markets.

Medium

Which videogame is generally considered to be the original third-person shooter?

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Answer: Wolfenstein 3D
More information: "Wolfenstein 3D" is credited with being the original first-person shooter, though games using a similar point-of-view date as far back as 1973 with a program called "Maze Wars" developed for students of NASA.

VeryHard

What was the first videogame console with a CD-ROM embedded into it?

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Answer: 3DO
More information: The innovative 3DO was released in 1993 but never achieved lasting success due its high price and the popularity of competing consoles.



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