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Old February 27 2013, 12:25 AM   #1
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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.

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Old February 27 2013, 01:13 AM   #2
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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.
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Old February 27 2013, 02:36 AM   #3
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I got 37.

DOSBOX will forever be my favorite emulator.
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Old February 27 2013, 03:15 AM   #4
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35. Not bad as I lapse in and out of PC gaming and missed a lot of classics.
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Old February 27 2013, 04:57 AM   #5
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22/28. Many I guessed on if I couldn't out-right tell or infer.
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Old February 27 2013, 09:30 AM   #6
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35. Some of those took me right back.
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Old February 27 2013, 03:20 PM   #7
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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.
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Old February 27 2013, 03:39 PM   #8
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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.
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Old February 27 2013, 04:07 PM   #9
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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!)

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The Wing Commander one was also unfair. Like you could tell the difference between a WC1 and WC2 screenshot.
I could tell the difference! The ship that's in front of you in that screenshot is only in WC2, not WC1.
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Old February 27 2013, 08:16 PM   #10
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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.
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Old February 27 2013, 08:57 PM   #11
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Plus, Strike Commander, I guess we know what games the test maker enjoyed.
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Old February 27 2013, 08:58 PM   #12
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I actually never played Strike Commander so I missed that one. It looked like Generic Air Combat Sim #287 to me.
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Old February 27 2013, 11:59 PM   #13
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37 out of 50, some of them lucky guesses, a few of them genuine blasts of nostalgia from days gone by.
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Old February 28 2013, 02:13 AM   #14
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I got 28 / 50. Lots I didn't know or never played
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Old February 28 2013, 03:41 AM   #15
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Only got 27 correct, thought I was a big gamer back in the day, I was wrong.
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