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Rawhide
2011-03-02, 08:45 AM
So, I recently stumbled upon this rather interesting picture based word puzzle (http://www.kotaku.com.au/2011/01/name-these-famous-video-games-if-you-can/) (click each image to enlarge). Each grid square includes a (sometimes very obscure) clue about a computer game. How many can you work out?

My answers and guesses below. Please include any answers or guesses in a spoiler and general discussion outside the spoilers.

Puzzle 1
--------

1A: Endless Ocean
1B: Twisted Metal
1C: Half Life
1D: Halo
1E: Wii Sports
1F: Odin Sphere

2A: Left 4 Dead
2B: Myst 3
2C: Saints Row/Saints Row 3
2D: Lost in Blue
2E: Area 51
2F: Altered Beast

3A: Killer7
3B: Scribblenauts
3C: Darkwatch
3D: Angry Birds? Wings of Fury?
3E: Q*bert
3F: Chrono Cross

4A: Space Invaders
4B: Elite Beat Agents
4C: Assassin's Creed
4D: Golden Axe
4E: Dead Rising
4F: Star Ocean

5A: Mega Man?
5B: Orange Box
5C: LittleBigPlanet
5D: Double Dragon
5E: Ultima Online
5F: Pirates

6A: Dance Dance Revolution
6B: Fallout
6C: Rainbow 6?
6D: Silent Hill
6E: Neverwinter Nights
6F: F-Zero


Puzzle 2
--------

1A: One Must Fall
1B: ---World War? World At War? War in Middle Earth? World of Warcraft? (sans craft in clue)---
1C: Medal of Honour
1D: Goldeneye
1E: Dig Dug?
1F: Counter-Strike

2A: Audiosurf
2B: Pokemon
2C: Perfect Dark
2D: SoulCalibur
2E: Gears of War
2F: Dead Space? Dead Nation? (Pirates 2? - unlikely)

3A: Animal Crossing
3B: Uncharted
3C: Shadow of the Colossus
3D: Time Crisis
3E:
3F: Metroid Prime

4A: Wipeout
4B: Morrowind
4C: Torchlight
4D: Army of Two
4E: Borderlands
4F: Midnight Club

5A: Bayonetta
5B: Heavy Rain
5C: Just Cause
5D: Dark Sector?
5E: Starcraft
5F: SWAT 4

6A: Far Cry
6B: Red Faction
6C: Centipede
6D: Bomberman/Bomberman 2? Jumpman?
6E: Portal
6F: Portal 2

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Edit: A third puzzle can be found here (http://i.imgur.com/0apui.jpg). My answers/guesses are below.

Puzzle 3
--------

1A: Elder Scrolls/Elder Scrolls 2
1B: Micro Machines
1C: Desert Strike
1D: Bust a Move
1E: Resident Evil
1F: Tenchu?

2A: Splatterhouse?
2B: Final Fantasy VII
2C: Wolfenstein
2D: Broken Sword
2E: Syndicate
2F: Forgotten Worlds?

3A: Timesplitters?
3B: Dynasty Warriors
3C: Turok
3D: Streets of Rage
3E: Minesweeper
3F: Resistance 2?

4A: (The) New Zealand Story
4B: Worms/Worms 3
4C: Point Blank
4D: Black and White
4E: Cool Boarders
4F: Colony Wars

5A: Heart of Darkness?
5B: Rayman
5C: Treasure Island? (X marks the spot, but no treasure shown)
5D: V Rally
5E: Day of Defeat
5F: Arkanoid

6A: Guitar Hero
6B: Overboard!
6C: Ghost Squad
6D:
6E: Out Run?
6F: Syphon Filter

Moonshadow
2011-03-02, 09:44 AM
Yay, time to show off my lack of VG Knowledge!

Okay, 1st puzzle.


1A:
1B:
1C: Half Life
1D:
1E:
1F: Odin Sphere
2A: Left 4 Dead
2B:
2C
2D: Lost in Blue
2E:
2F: Altered Beast
3A
3B
3C
3D
3E
3F: Chrono Cross
4A: Space Invaders
4B: Elite Beat Agents
4C: Assassins Creed
4D: Golden Axe
4E
4F
5A
5B: The Orange Box
5C
5D: Double Dragon
5E
5F
6A: Dance Dance Revolution
6B
6C
6D: Silent Hill
6E
6F: F-Zero


Annnnnd 2nd puzzle.


1A
1B
1C
1D: Goldeneye
1E: Dig Dug
1F
2A: Audiosurf
2B: Pokemon
2C
2D: Soul Calibur
2E
2F
3A: Animal Crossing
3B: Uncharted
3C: Shadow of the Colossus
3D: Time Crisis
3E
3F: Metroid Prime
4A: Wipe Out
4B
4C: Torchlight
4D: Army of Two
4E
4F
5A: Bayonetta
5B: Heavy Rain
5C: Just Cause
5D:
5E: Star Craft
5F
6A
6B: Red Faction
6C: Centipede
6D
6E: Portal
6F: Portal


Yeah, that's all I got at 1:45 in the morning.

factotum
2011-03-02, 03:54 PM
Hmmm, a guessing game! Cool! Ruddy difficult, though...

Top puzzle (note I'll just not include a square if I have no idea):

C1--Half-Life
A2--Left 4 Dead
E2--Area 51
D3--Angry Birds
F3--Chrono Cross
A4--Space Invaders
C4--Assassin's Creed
D4--Goldenaxe
F4--Star Ocean
D5--Double Dragon
E5--Ultima Online
B6--Fallout
C6--Rainbow Six
D6--Silent Hill
F6--F-Zero


And the other puzzle:

A1--One Must Fall
B1--War in Middle-Earth
E1--Dig Dug
F1--XIII
F2--Dead Space
A3--Animal Crossing
B3--Uncharted
C3--Shadow of the Colossus
D3--Time Crisis
A4--Wipeout
C4--Torchlight
D4--Army of 2
E4--Borderlands
A5--Bayonetta
B5--Heavy Rain
C5--Just Cause
E5--Starcraft
A6--Far Cry
B6--Red Faction
D6--Bomberman

Eldan
2011-03-03, 05:12 AM
I think I got them all other than one or two (too lazy to write a list, though). Interestingly, I've only ever played a handful (four or five) of them. About half, I don't even know what kind of game they are, I've just picked up the names somewhere.

Rawhide
2011-03-03, 06:10 AM
Yay, time to show off my lack of VG Knowledge!

Okay, 1st puzzle.


1A:
1B:
1C: Half Life
1D:
1E:
1F: Odin Sphere
2A: Left 4 Dead
2B:
2C
2D: Lost in Blue
2E:
2F: Altered Beast
3A
3B
3C
3D
3E
3F: Chrono Cross
4A: Space Invaders
4B: Elite Beat Agents
4C: Assassins Creed
4D: Golden Axe
4E
4F
5A
5B: The Orange Box
5C
5D: Double Dragon
5E
5F
6A: Dance Dance Revolution
6B
6C
6D: Silent Hill
6E
6F: F-Zero


Annnnnd 2nd puzzle.


1A
1B
1C
1D: Goldeneye
1E: Dig Dug
1F
2A: Audiosurf
2B: Pokemon
2C
2D: Soul Calibur
2E
2F
3A: Animal Crossing
3B: Uncharted
3C: Shadow of the Colossus
3D: Time Crisis
3E
3F: Metroid Prime
4A: Wipe Out
4B
4C: Torchlight
4D: Army of Two
4E
4F
5A: Bayonetta
5B: Heavy Rain
5C: Just Cause
5D:
5E: Star Craft
5F
6A
6B: Red Faction
6C: Centipede
6D
6E: Portal
6F: Portal


Yeah, that's all I got at 1:45 in the morning.

Puzzle 2, 6E & F, defiinitely possible, but I'd say more along the lines of:
6E is Portal, 6F is Portal too (Portal 2)


I think I got them all other than one or two (too lazy to write a list, though). Interestingly, I've only ever played a handful (four or five) of them. About half, I don't even know what kind of game they are, I've just picked up the names somewhere.

Can you help me with the ones I've missed/guessed?

Istari
2011-03-03, 06:32 AM
Puzzle 2 C1
Medal of Honor

Eldan
2011-03-03, 06:54 AM
I can try.

Let's see.


1E: Should indeed be Wii (wee, as in small) sports.
3D: seems a pretty good fit for angry birds.
3E: You had that one, but I had never heard of Q*bert before. That was one I lacked.
5A: Mega Man was my guess as well.
5F: Why Fruit ninja? My guess was that it had something to do with Pie, because of the banana cream. It took a bit of guessing and Thesaurus digging, but my guess is Pie rates, or Pirates.
6C: Rainbow Six is my guess as well.

Number two:
1B: Similar guesses to yours. I went with World at War.
1E: Yup, that's what I thought.
2F: It does look like a flag, but there's nothing like Pirate Nation that I could find. I went with Dead Nation too.
3E: I went through every permutation of "Brain/Think" and "Space, Box, Cube" I could find, but got nothing. That's the other one I didn't get.
4B: Endless amount of guessing, no results. So, three, then.
5D: I first thought it was something like Black Slice, Black Eighth, Black Part or something, but Black & White is my best guess.
6D: Definitely Bomberman.

Dr. Bath
2011-03-03, 06:58 AM
My answers and guesses below. Please include any answers or guesses in a spoiler and general discussion outside the spoilers.


Puzzle 1
--------

1A: Endless Ocean
1B: Twisted Metal
1C: Half Life
1D: Halo
1E: Wii Sports Yup. See, the sports are small. They are wee sports.
1F: Odin Sphere

2A: Left 4 Dead
2B: Myst 3
2C: Saints Row 3
2D: Lost in Blue
2E: Area 51
2F: Altered Beast

3A: Killer7
3B: Scribblenauts
3C: Darkwatch
3D: Angry Birds Angry birds works much better I think
3E: Q*bert
3F: Chrono Cross

4A: Space Invaders
4B: Elite Beat Agents
4C: Assassin's Creed
4D: Golden Axe
4E: Dead Rising
4F: Star Ocean

5A: Mega Man? Probably
5B: Orange Box
5C: LittleBigPlanet
5D: Double Dragon
5E: Ultima Online
5F: Pirates. You know, Pie rates? I'm not sure where everyone is getting ninja from...

6A: Dance Dance Revolution
6B: Fallout
6C: Rainbow 6 Yup
6D: Silent Hill
6E: Neverwinter Nights
6F: F-Zero


Puzzle 2
--------

1A: One Must Fall
1B: World At War Probably this one. Since it is a well known game
1C: Medal of Honour
1D: Goldeneye
1E: Dig Dug Yup
1F: Counter-Strike

2A: Audiosurf
2B: Pokemon
2C: Perfect Dark
2D: SoulCalibur
2E: Gears of War
2F: Pirates 2? Dead Nation? No idea

3A: Animal Crossing
3B: Uncharted
3C: Shadow of the Colossus
3D: Time Crisis
3E: Braincube?
3F: Metroid Prime

4A: Wipeout
4B: Buh?
4C: Torchlight
4D: Army of Two
4E: Borderlands
4F: Midnight Club

5A: Bayonetta
5B: Heavy Rain
5C: Just Cause
5D: Black and White? I dunno maybe?
5E: Starcraft
5F: SWAT 4

6A: Far Cry
6B: Red Faction
6C: Centipede
6D: Bomberman Pretty sure
6E: Portal
6F: Portal 2

A correction or two where you're iffy but mostly not much help...

Teddy
2011-03-03, 07:09 AM
Shouldn't puzzle 2, 6D be:
Bomberman 2, since it's 2 MAN under the bomber
?

factotum
2011-03-03, 07:26 AM
Everyone is saying 2C is


Saints Row 3


Seems a bit odd they've have one in there for a game that doesn't actually exist yet... :smallwink:

Oh, and I'm 100% certain that 2F is


Dead Space


as I said in my guesses above.

Eldan
2011-03-03, 07:28 AM
Could be any, really. It's just several of them, I don't think the number is significant.

Whoracle
2011-03-03, 08:38 AM
Here are the ones I'm thinking, without having looked at your ideas beforehand.

Later edits in RED
puzzle 1
1a
1b
1c Half Life
1d
1e wii sports
1f

2a Left 4 dead
2b
2c
2d
2e
2f

3a
3b
3c
3d
3e
3f chrono cross

4a
4b
4c assassins creed
4d
4e daed rising
4f

5a
5b orange box
5c
5d double dragon
5e ultima online
5f

6a dance dance revolution
6b pitfall
6c
6d silent hill
6e
6f


puzzle 2

1a
1b World At War
1c
1d
1e
1f

2a
2b
2c
2d soul caliber (curse you people that don't know how it's spelled. calibUr, damnit!)
2e gears of war
2f

3a animal crossing
3b uncharted
3c shadow of the colossus
3d before crisis
3e
3f metroid prime

4a wipeout
4b
4c torchlight
4d army of two
4e
4f

5a bayonetta
5b heavy rain
5c just cause
5d
5e starcraft
5f

6a far cry
6b red faction
6c
6d
6e portal
6f portal 2

Rawhide
2011-03-03, 08:46 AM
Puzzle 1
--------

1A: Endless Ocean
1B: Twisted Metal
1C: Half Life
1D: Halo
1E: Wii Sports Yup. See, the sports are small. They are wee sports.
1F: Odin Sphere

2A: Left 4 Dead
2B: Myst 3
2C: Saints Row 3
2D: Lost in Blue
2E: Area 51
2F: Altered Beast

3A: Killer7
3B: Scribblenauts
3C: Darkwatch
3D: Angry Birds Angry birds works much better I think
3E: Q*bert
3F: Chrono Cross

4A: Space Invaders
4B: Elite Beat Agents
4C: Assassin's Creed
4D: Golden Axe
4E: Dead Rising
4F: Star Ocean

5A: Mega Man? Probably
5B: Orange Box
5C: LittleBigPlanet
5D: Double Dragon
5E: Ultima Online
5F: Pirates. You know, Pie rates? I'm not sure where everyone is getting ninja from...

6A: Dance Dance Revolution
6B: Fallout
6C: Rainbow 6 Yup
6D: Silent Hill
6E: Neverwinter Nights
6F: F-Zero


Puzzle 2
--------

1A: One Must Fall
1B: World At War Probably this one. Since it is a well known game
1C: Medal of Honour
1D: Goldeneye
1E: Dig Dug Yup
1F: Counter-Strike

2A: Audiosurf
2B: Pokemon
2C: Perfect Dark
2D: SoulCalibur
2E: Gears of War
2F: Pirates 2? Dead Nation? No idea

3A: Animal Crossing
3B: Uncharted
3C: Shadow of the Colossus
3D: Time Crisis
3E: Braincube?
3F: Metroid Prime

4A: Wipeout
4B: Buh?
4C: Torchlight
4D: Army of Two
4E: Borderlands
4F: Midnight Club

5A: Bayonetta
5B: Heavy Rain
5C: Just Cause
5D: Black and White? I dunno maybe?
5E: Starcraft
5F: SWAT 4

6A: Far Cry
6B: Red Faction
6C: Centipede
6D: Bomberman Pretty sure
6E: Portal
6F: Portal 2

A correction or two where you're iffy but mostly not much help...

1E: Wii Sports Yup. See, the sports are small. They are wee sports.
Ahha, makes sense.

5F: Pirates. You know, Pie rates? I'm not sure where everyone is getting ninja from...

It's fruit, being sliced. That's what made me think of it. But the rates of pies/pirates makes much more sense now that you mention it.

That makes...
2F: Pirates 2? Dead Nation? No idea
...unlikely to be Pirates 2.


Shouldn't puzzle 2, 6D be:
Bomberman 2, since it's 2 MAN under the bomber
?

Could be, I'll update my guess to include it...


Everyone is saying 2C is


Saints Row 3


Seems a bit odd they've have one in there for a game that doesn't actually exist yet... :smallwink:

Well, it could just be Saints Row, not Saints Row 3, though there are three of them.

If they aren't including games that haven't been released yet (but do definitely exist, both of them exist), then that would make the last two answers both Portal, not Portal and Portal 2.

Corlindale
2011-03-03, 09:01 AM
Fun little puzzle. Some of them were a bit obvious, but there are quite a few tricky ones.

People have already posted plenty of solutions, but regarding 2F in the second puzzle, which people seem to disagree about:

My guess would simply be Dead Space

EDIT: Oh, missed that it had already been posted, sorry.

blackfox
2011-03-03, 11:30 AM
Oooooh, my Game Design TA showed me these.

Puzzle 1
1A) Bwuh?
1B) Bwuh?
1C) Half-Life
1D) Halo
1E) Wii Sports
1F) Odin Sphere

2A) Left 4 Dead
2B) Myst
2C) Saint's Row
2D) Bwuh?
2E) Bwuh?
2F) Bwuh?

3A) Killer 7
3B) Bwuh?
3C) Bwuh?
3D) Angry Birds
3E) Q-bert
3F) Chrono Cross

4A) Space Invaders
4B) Bwuh?
4C) Assassin's Creed
4D) Goldenaxe
4E) Dead Rising
4F) Bwuh?

5A) Megaman
5B) The Orange Box
5C) Little Big Planet
5D) Bwuh?
5E) Ultima Online
5F) Bwuh?

6A) Dance Dance Revolution
6B) Fallout
6C) Rainbow 6
6D) Silent Hill
6E) Neverwinter Nights
6F) F-Zero

Puzzle 2
1A) Bwuh?
1B) Call of Duty: World at War
1C) Medal of Honor
1D) Goldeneye
1E) DigDug
1F) Counter-Strike

2A) Audiosurf
2B) Pokémon
2C) Bwuh?
2D) Soul Caliber
2E) Gears of War
2F) Dead Space

3A) Animal Crossing
3B) Uncharted
3C) Shadow of the Colossus
3D) Bwuh?
3E) Bwuh?
3F) Metroid Prime

4A) Bwuh?
4B) Morrowind
4C) Torchlight
4D) Bwuh?
4E) Borderlands
4F) Bwuh?

5A) Bayonetta
5B) Heavy Rain
5C) Just Cause
5D) Bwuh?
5E) Starcraft
5F) Bwuh?

6A) Far Cry
6B) Red Faction
6C) Centipede
6D) Bomberman
6E) Portal
6F) Portal 2

Rawhide
2011-03-03, 12:00 PM
Oh, and I'm 100% certain that 2F is


Dead Space


as I said in my guesses above.

Sorry, I overlooked that thinking you were talking about a different cell.


Fun little puzzle. Some of them were a bit obvious, but there are quite a few tricky ones.

People have already posted plenty of solutions, but regarding 2F in the second puzzle, which people seem to disagree about:

My guess would simply be Dead Space

EDIT: Oh, missed that it had already been posted, sorry.

Thank you both for that, yes, it does look like a very likely candidate.


Puzzle 2
4B) Morrowind

Morrow-flippin-wind! Of course!

blackfox
2011-03-03, 12:41 PM
Morrow-flippin-wind! Of course!IT IS THE WORST FREAKIN' PUN :smallmad:

Exeson
2011-03-03, 12:52 PM
I'd be incline to guess Puzzle 2 5D as
Dark Sector

Rawhide
2011-03-05, 06:40 AM
And the other puzzle:
B1--War in Middle-Earth

Could be... We're still all rather uncertain on that one.


I'd be incline to guess Puzzle 2 5D as
Dark Sector

Very good idea. Quite likely correct.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circular_sector
---

Oh, and I think I've worked out puzzle 2, 3E:

Intelligent Qube
---

I've been linked to a third puzzle, have edited my first post to include it and my answers/guesses.

Moonshadow
2011-03-05, 07:24 AM
3rd puzzle!


1A: Morrowind: Elder Scrolls
1B: Tiny Machines?
2B: Final Fantasy 7
2D: Broken Sword
3B: Dynasty Warriors!!
3E: Minesweeper
4A: New Zealand Story (MAN THAT'S AN OLD GAME)
4C: Point Blank
4D: Black and White (Love this game man)
5A: Blackheart?
5B: Boktai: The Sun Is In Your Hands?
6B: Overboard

Eldan
2011-03-05, 07:35 AM
Gah!Morrowind!Damn!


Okay.


1A: Elder Scrolls
1B: Micro Machines
1C: Desert Strike
1D: Bust a Move
1E: Resident Evil. The dots could represent a number, but it seems too high.
1F: Tenchu

2A: Splatterhouse
2B: Final Fantasy
2C: Wolfenstein (Wolf in Stein)
2D: Broken Sword
2E: Syndicate
2F: Lost Planet

3: Time Splitters?
3B: Dynasty Warriors
3C: Turok
3D: Streets of Rage
3E: Minesweeper
3F: Don't Recognize the formula here... it's not Resolution, it's not Resistance, not Relatedness, it's not Growth Rate... no idea.

4A: New Zealand Story. I had to look that up on Wikipedia, never heard of it.
4B: Not the slightest idea.
4C: Point Blanc
4D: This one is probably Black & White, then.
4E: Cool Boarders
4F: Colony Wars

5A: Black Heart
5B: Rayman
5C: ? Cross Island isn't a game, as far as I can tell.
5D: V Seven? Seven V? V Signs?
5E: Day of Defeat
5F: Arkanoid

6A: Guitar Hero
6B: Overboard!
6C: Uhm... Dino Squad? It's a TV series, apparently, but there could be a game of it.
6D: Something with Mars, and some random numbers. Mars has a prime number...
6E: Out Run
6F: Syphon Filter

Rawhide
2011-03-05, 07:51 AM
Eldan, I've added a spoiler to your post.


My comments in bold:

2F: Lost Planet

There's more than one planet, and they don't appear to be lost. They just can't be remembered.

3F: Don't Recognize the formula here... it's not Resolution, it's not Resistance, not Relatedness, it's not Growth Rate... no idea.

It's Ohm's law. Resistance (R) = Voltage (V) / Current (I)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/math/c/4/3/c430b90bf62600e45bd94e15f87f67c5.png

Eldan
2011-03-05, 09:19 AM
Oooh!


Apparently, you write Voltage as V in some languages. I should have guessed that :smallsigh:

For some reason, it's U in German text books. I have not the slightest idea why it's U, though. The German word does not start with a U, and it doesn't make much sense. And for everything else, AFAIK, we use the international symbols. But at least the mnemonic made a lot of sense to Swiss people.

Oh well.

factotum
2011-03-05, 11:24 AM
My 3rd puzzle answers:


1A--The Elder Scrolls 2: Daggerfall (edited because Morrowind was #3 :smallredface:)
1B--Micro Machines

2A--Splatterhouse
2B--Final Fantasy VII
2D--Broken Sword
2E--Syndicate
2F--The Forgotten Planet?

3A--Timesplitters?
3D--Streets of Rage
3E--Minesweeper

4A--New Zealand Story
4B--Worms
4D--Black and White

6A--Guitar Hero
6B--Jump Overboard
6C--Ghost Squad
6E--Outrun


That 5th row is a sod, can't figure any of those out!

blackfox
2011-03-05, 09:42 PM
Third puzzle:

1A) Elder Scrolls
1B) Bwuh?
1C) Bwuh?
1D) Bwuh?
1E) Resident Evil
1F) Bwuh?

2A) Bwuh?
2B) Final Fantasy VII
2C) Bwuh?
2D) Bwuh?
2E) Syndicate
2F) Forgotten Planet

3A) Bwuh?
3B) Bwuh?
3C) Bwuh?
3D) Bwuh?
3E) Minesweeper ;_;
3F) Resistance II ;_______;

4A) Bwuh?
4B) Bwuh?
4C) Bwuh?
4D) Bwuh?
4E) Cool Borders
4F) Colony Wars

5A) Bwuh?
5B) Rayman
5C) Bwuh?
5D) Bwuh?
5E) Day of Defeat
5F) Arkanoid ;_________________;

6A) Guitar Hero
6B) Overboard
6C) Ghost Squad
6D) Bwuh?
6E) Outrun
6F) Bwuh?