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Owain Taggart February 27 2013 12:25 AM

DOS Screen Challenge
 
See how many old DOS games you can recognize. I bet Robert will know them all ;) My score was 36 out of 50, which I thought was pretty good.

http://www.starfieldsoftware.co.uk/G...Challenge.aspx

Kelthaz February 27 2013 01:13 AM

Re: DOS Screen Challenge
 
I'm not much of a PC gamer, so I'm pretty happy with my score of 30/50. Quite a few were blind guesses though.

CorporalClegg February 27 2013 02:36 AM

Re: DOS Screen Challenge
 
I got 37.

DOSBOX will forever be my favorite emulator.

Mr. Adventure February 27 2013 03:15 AM

Re: DOS Screen Challenge
 
35. Not bad as I lapse in and out of PC gaming and missed a lot of classics.

Trekker4747 February 27 2013 04:57 AM

Re: DOS Screen Challenge
 
22/28. Many I guessed on if I couldn't out-right tell or infer.

Haggis and tatties February 27 2013 09:30 AM

Re: DOS Screen Challenge
 
35. Some of those took me right back.
(I had to load this reply into himem):lol:

Robert Maxwell February 27 2013 03:20 PM

Re: DOS Screen Challenge
 
Believe it or not, I didn't know a lot of these (mostly the CGA-era ones.)

The Red Baron one was a bit of a cheat because the original version was EGA, not VGA, and they used a VGA screenshot, so it made me second guess (but I still got it.)

The Wing Commander one was also unfair. Like you could tell the difference between a WC1 and WC2 screenshot.

I also sucked at the sports ones. Like I know shit about sports games.

Anyway, I got 38/50. If this were a school test, I'd have a C. :(

Mr. Adventure February 27 2013 03:39 PM

Re: DOS Screen Challenge
 
Quote:

Robert Maxwell wrote: (Post 7739056)
The Wing Commander one was also unfair. Like you could tell the difference between a WC1 and WC2 screenshot.

I saw Wing Commander and just clicked it before noticing there was more than one in the choices. :)

I guess that was to weed out the posers lol, like Doom showing the stat screen instead of gameplay.

B.J. February 27 2013 04:07 PM

Re: DOS Screen Challenge
 
I got 34, although several I was able to narrow down to two, but picked the wrong one. I was surprised at how many seemingly obscure titles they put in there (and I was able to remember!)

Quote:

Robert Maxwell wrote: (Post 7739056)
The Wing Commander one was also unfair. Like you could tell the difference between a WC1 and WC2 screenshot.

I could tell the difference! :D The ship that's in front of you in that screenshot is only in WC2, not WC1.

Owain Taggart February 27 2013 08:16 PM

Re: DOS Screen Challenge
 
Yeah, I agree that the Wing Commander screenshots were unfair. There were trivial details in them, but really hard to tell the difference seeing as they both used the same engine. It's one of those things you wouldn't be able to tell by looking at a screenshot, but by playing the game.

Mr. Adventure February 27 2013 08:57 PM

Re: DOS Screen Challenge
 
Plus, Strike Commander, I guess we know what games the test maker enjoyed. :)

Robert Maxwell February 27 2013 08:58 PM

Re: DOS Screen Challenge
 
I actually never played Strike Commander so I missed that one. It looked like Generic Air Combat Sim #287 to me. :(

Zulu Romeo February 27 2013 11:59 PM

Re: DOS Screen Challenge
 
37 out of 50, some of them lucky guesses, a few of them genuine blasts of nostalgia from days gone by. :)

ThunderAeroI February 28 2013 02:13 AM

Re: DOS Screen Challenge
 
I got 28 / 50. Lots I didn't know or never played

Brolan February 28 2013 03:41 AM

Re: DOS Screen Challenge
 
Only got 27 correct, thought I was a big gamer back in the day, I was wrong.


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