Video Games Trivia and Answers

Easy

The word "Pokémon" is generally understood to be a translation of which phrase?

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Answer: Pocket Monsters
"Pokémon" is a stylized contraction of "Pocket Monsters", which the series was originally called in Japan.

VeryHard

Which theme park was inspired and is heavily influenced by "World or Warcraft" and "StarCraft"?

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Answer: World Joyland
World Joyland, located in China, is based on "World of Warcraft" and "StarCraft" despite having no formal agreement with its developers, Blizzard Entertainment.

Medium

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

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

Easy

Which movie did Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson star in that was based on a videogame?

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Answer: Doom
Though not amongst his best works, the Rock starred in a movie based on the videogame "Doom" in 2005. He also starred in another film based on a videogame, "Rampage", in 2018.

Easy

The Nintendo Game Boy utilized which type of display system?

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Answer: LCD
As with most handheld videogames from the classic days, the Game Boy used a liquid-crystal display (LCD).

Medium

What is the object that opposing players must destroy in order to win at "League of Legends"?

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Answer: Nexus
A Nexus is what keep players linked to their champions, so destroying one severs the link and is the main objective of many battle maps.

Medium

Which organization officially classified "gaming disorder" as a mental-health condition in 2018?

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Answer: World Health Organization
In relation to videogames, the WHO defines gaming disorder as "a pattern of... behavior characterized by impaired control over gaming, increasing priority given to gaming over other activities to the extent that gaming takes precedence... and continuation or escalation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences."

VeryHard

What is the name of the legendary videogame designer who created the Mario franchise?

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Answer: Shigeru Miyamoto
Shigeru Miyamoto is not only credited with creating the Mario franchise but also "the Legend of Zelda", "Star Fox" and others. Born in 1952, he now serves as a representative director for Nintendo.

Hard

In what year was "Fortnite" released?

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Answer: 2017
"Fortnite" was released in 2017 and since then has become such a resounding success that it's been called "a cultural phenomenon".

Easy

Which item made Mario invincible in "Super Mario Bros."?

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Answer: Starman
Starman not only makes Mario invincible but also his touch lethal to enemies.



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