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

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.

Hard

Which technology company were the manufacturers of the Turbografx-16?

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Answer: NEC
More information: NEC Home Electronics first released the Neo Geo in Japan during 1987.

Medium

The classic Atari 2600 game controller has how many buttons?

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Answer: 1
More information: The original Atari home-console controller had only one bright-red button, complemented by a large black joystick.

Medium

Which publishing company was behind the "World of Warcraft" comic book that ran from 2007 to 2009?

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Answer: DC Comics
More information: The "World of Warcraft" was published by WildStorm, an imprint of DC Comics.

Easy

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

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

Medium

What was the name of the long-standing official Nintendo strategy magazine?

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Answer: Nintendo Power
More information: "Nintendo Power" was first published in 1988 and was discontinued in 2012, though it came back in 2017 in the form of a podcast.

VeryHard

Which country had banned the sale of the original "Grand Theft Auto"?

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Answer: Brazil
More information: In 1998 the government of Brazil banned "Grand Theft Auto" (including a $8,500 fine to anyone caught selling it) due to their belief that the game incites violence.

Easy

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

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

VeryHard

How many different shapes of four-connected blocks are there in "Tetris"?

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Answer: 7
More information: Tetris' blocks come in four squares (Tetriminos), of which there are only seven variants available in the game.



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