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Hard

Nintendo began as a company selling which products?

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Answer: Playing cards
Founded in 1889, Nintendo originally produced traditonal-Japanase playing cards called Hanafuda.

VeryHard

What is the name of the woman Mario is attempting to save from the giant ape in the original Donkey Kong?

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Answer: Pauline
Though Princess Peach has come to be known as Mario's primary love interest, in his first appearance he risked life and limb to save Pauline from Donkey Kong.

VeryHard

The PlayStation prototype was designed by Sony in collaboration with which company?

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Answer: Nintendo
The PlayStation was originally a CD-ROM add-on for the Super Nintendo. Nintendo pulling out of the deal in 1991 prompted Sony to eventually produce it on their own.

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.

Hard

Which Mario character has appeared in all but one "Mario Party" game?

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Answer: Wario
In the 15+ games that makeup the "Mario Party" series, only "Mario Party Advance" didn't feature Wario.

Easy

A pickaxe is a basic, commonly-used tool in which videogame?

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Answer: Minecraft
Pickaxes, the basic tool for mining in "Minecraft", are perhaps the most-commonly used instruments in the game.

Medium

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

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

Medium

Pokémon was originally released on which videogame console?

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Answer: Gameboy
Pokémon came out for the Game Boy in 1996, and the series has continued in every generation of Nintendo handhelds, as well as various other consoles, since.

Easy

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

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

Easy

Which videogame company originally brought Pac-Man to home consoles?

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Answer: Atari
Pac-Man was first brought to home consoles via the Atari 2600 way back in 1982.



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