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

The classic arcade game "Pong" was manufactured by which company?

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Answer: Atari
More information: Atari released Pong in 1972 and with it ushered in the age of the modern videogame industry.

Easy

What is the name of the final course in all "Mario Kart" videogames?

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Answer: Rainbow Road
More information: Rainbow Road is the final race of the Special Cup and is the final original course in "Mario Kart" games.

Easy

The original designer behind the game "Tetris" is from which nation?

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Answer: Russia
More information: The creation of "Tetris", first released in 1984, is primarily credited t Alexey Pajitnov, who at the time was an artificial intelligence researcher at the Soviet Academy of Sciences in Russia.

Hard

What is the name of the first-ever videogame?

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Answer: Tennis for Two
More information: "Tennis for Two" was created by physicist William Higinbotham and displayed at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York during 1958.

Easy

The original street design for Liberty City in "Grand Theft Auto" was based on which real-life metropolis?

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Answer: New York City
More information: Liberty City was based on New York City, while Vice City and San Andreas were respectively inspired by Miami and California.

Hard

What was the first videogame to feature basketball legend Michael Jordan?

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Answer: Jordan vs. Bird
More information: Michael Jordan first made an official appearance in 1988's "Jordan vs. Bird: One on One" by Electronic Arts. He could not be featured in prior NBA-based games due to opting out of the NBA Players Association.

Hard

Who provides the voice of Pikachu in the 2019 "Pokémon: Detective Pikachu" movie?

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Answer: Ryan Reynolds
More information: The live-action "Detective Pikachu" is voiced by none other than Ryan Reynolds, who also provided the character's facial movements.

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.

Hard

In 2018, which famous rapper released an official music video heavily-inspired by "Minecraft"?

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Answer: Kanye West
More information: Kanye West and Lil Pump's 2018 duet "I Love It" featured caricatures of the artists based on the hit videogame "Minecraft".

VeryHard

How long did it take Markus Persson to create the first version of "Minecraft"?

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Answer: 1 week
More information: Notch released the "alpha version" of "Minecraft" in just six days, with a fully-marketable version coming out two years later.



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