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Quiz: How well do you know vintage video games?

Controllers at the ready…

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THERE’S A GOOD chance that, at some stage of our lives, we’ll have a joypad in our hands trying to navigate our way through whatever video game is on the screen. 

Over the years, there’s been a few video games that have found their way into the mainstream.

This quiz will focus on some of those. Best of luck.

Mario is the protagonist in loads of Nintendo games, but he's often joined by his brother. What's the brother's name?
Wario
Yoshi

Luigi
Bowser
The first Pokemon games released for the Gameboy in Ireland had colours in their name. What two colours were they?
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Red and Green
Red and Blue

Blue and Green
Blue and Yellow
Which champion boxer is nicknamed after one of the most famous video game characters of the 1980s?
Manny Pacquiao
Floyd Mayweather

Andy Lee
Mike Tyson
What year saw the release of the first ever Space Invaders game?
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1978
1984

1986
1990
Which fighting game would you be likely to find the characters of Sub-Zero and Scorpion?
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Street Fighter
Tekken

Dead Or Alive
Mortal Kombat
In the first Donkey Kong game, what character do you control trying to jump over barrels and climb to the top?
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Donkey Kong
Pikachu

Mario
Pacman
Which of these was the name of a popular early 90s football game?
Serene Soccer
Safe Soccer

Sub-standard Soccer
Sensible Soccer
What was the name of the table tennis-like game that came out in the early 1970s?
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Kong
Pong

Tron
Jong
What's the name of the Princess in Mario who he's often trying to save?
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Peach
Plum

Patricia
Peacock
Which of these popular sports game franchises started first?
FIFA Soccer
Pro Evolution Soccer

Tiger Woods PGA Tour Golf
Madden NFL
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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Top Dog
Full marks, well done!
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Clever cat
Almost purrfect
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You scored out of !
Fintastic
A decent job
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You scored out of !
What are ewe doing?
Baaaaaad
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You scored out of !
Turtely awful
A shell of a bad effort
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