Video Game Challenges by Hupfen

Champion(s):

UllspergerA


Runner(s)-Up:

drakethatsme


Quiz Description

SGDQ, the summer edition of the Games Done Quick charity marathons (https://gamesdonequick.com/), starts July 3. For a whole week, expert gamers tackle extreme challenges to raise money for Médecins Sans Frontières. To go along with their challenge are 12 not-quite-as-challenging questions about feats in video games.

Full Results:

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1 UllspergerA 468 98 15
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2 drakethatsme 451 96 15
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3 OppenheimS 446 93 15
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4 WeinbergD 428 91 15
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5 Tablesaw 410 88 15
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6 LanceJ 407 85 15
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7 minarik15 386 83 15
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8 KroegerJ 361 80 15
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9 WhitmireS 359 78 15
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10 LairdM 345 75 15
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11 HessJa 341 73 15
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12 HancockA 325 70 15
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13 YangP 322 67 15
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14 LackC 300 65 00
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15 VenguswamyK 296 62 15
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16 RossJ 287 60 15
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17 Projectyl 235 57 15
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Questions:

Along with the save/kill the animals bid war at each GDQ event, challenges for this SNES game include 11%, Reverse Bosses, and the Morphball Run.

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Super Metroid

You'll want a lot of bombs: it's possible to ignore the cave on the first screen of this 1986 game and get as far as Death Mountain without obtaining the sword.

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The Legend of Zelda

In Spelunky, a near-impossible challenge for a single player involves obtaining this nightshade fruit and, in a reference to the bizarre wizards in Kid Icarus, throwing it at the final boss to transform him.

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Eggplant

A custom rule set in Goldeneye, causing all shots from player or enemy to be fatal, has been given this unofficial, thematic name; a different Bond-related term is used for the difficulty level that allows for the customization.

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License to Kill

Put these three in order from shortest to longest:
A: The men's mile run world record as first ratified by the IAAF
B: The Super Mario Bros. Any% speedrun world record as of July 1, 2016
C: The run time of the album version of Lana Del Rey's Video Games

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A (4:14), C (4:42), B (4:57)

A series of three super-hard Tetris arcade games have this rank, also the name of an award given by the Mystery Writers of America, as their subtitle and crowning achievement.

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Grand Master

The second-hardest in the PC version and the hardest in the Playstation port, this difficulty level in DOOM may be a more familiar term when associated with a Kubrick film. (And it's the second Lana Del Rey reference in this quiz.)

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Ultraviolence

Desert Bus, part of an unreleased Sega Saturn game starring this pair of skeptics/entertainers, is a challenge in patience that requires 8 unbroken hours of dull but attentive play to score a single point.

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Penn & Teller

Translating to "remodel," "reorganize," or, more appropriately, "hack," this Japanese word is used to describe unfairly difficult hacks of Mario games.

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Kaizō

A challenge in Half-Life 2: Episode 2 involves stealing one of these items, just like in Amélie, and carrying it all the way to a launching rocket.

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Garden gnome

Because each opponent - even Mr. Dream - has audio cues to telegraph their attacks, Little Mac can go all the way through this 1987 game with a blindfolded player at the controls.

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Punch-Out!!

A truly impossible challenge is to complete this PC racing game, since the program crashes whenever you try to play a specific course. (YOU'RE WINNER regardless.)

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Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing