Nintendo (NES) Passwords by SussmanM

Champion(s):

BennettT2
MUS UNI NON FIDET ANTRO


Runner(s)-Up:

OppenheimS


Quiz Description

Ah, passwords. In lieu of cheaper games and conservation of memory, passwords were created to "save" your progress, or be shared with friends so they could advance to later levels. Some iconic passwords became part of video game lore, and this quiz is here to celebrate them all. Since the 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System had the majority of passwords, all questions involve the NES.

Full Results:

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1 BennettT2 400 97 15
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2 OppenheimS 395 92 15
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3 MassogliaB 320 87 15
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4 SegalP 315 82 15
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5 LuskT 290 75 15
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5 epeecurean 290 75 15
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7 MorrisK 275 67 15
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8 MorrisB 260 62 15
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9 Tablesaw 255 57 15
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10 DosRemediosA 250 52 00
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11 UllspergerA 235 47 15
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12 WangA 230 42 15
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13 LairdM 220 37 15
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14 minarik15 200 32 15
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15 RickEmpty 190 27 15
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16 creedofhubris 155 22 15
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17 DubnerJ 125 17 15
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18 HessJa 90 12 15
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19 BraggR 55 7 15
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20 Churchmouse 30 2 15
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Questions:

In a certain game, you can enter "JUSTIN BAILEY ------ ------" as a password to play as which character, sans space suit?

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Samus Aran

This screenshot includes a password from a game in what series?

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Mega Man

Like the games in Question 2, Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse also used graphical passwords involving three different objects (and, of course, blanks). Name any one of these three password objects.

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whip, cross, heart

"DUVANS MAMMOR KOMMER BORTOT," "PAKING PAKING PAKING PAKING," and "[redacted] FIGHTS MEDUSA ANGELS" are all special passwords that let you begin certain levels with invincibility in which game, which had sequels on Game Boy and 3DS?

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Kid Icarus

To go directly to the second quest in The Legend of Zelda, what name must you enter in for your character?

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Zelda

This screenshot from unoriginal.org contains a password generator for a rather difficult 1990 interplanetary exploration game, released by Rare. What is that game?

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Solar Jetman: Hunt for the Golden Warpship

Enter the password "007 373 5963" in a certain game to directly face a fight against which semi-fictional villain?

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Mike Tyson

Answer this question the same way you must answer it in Baseball Stars to unlock the all-female team: WHAT IS A WREN?

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A BIRD.

Arguably the most frustrating password to record in history is pictured here. Name its game, whose licensed sequel was successfully crowdfunded via Kickstarter in 2013? (although its release has been delayed — barf!)

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River City Ransom

Another cumbersome password system was used in this role-playing/strategy game, where a separate password was recorded for each of the four members of the party, plus a fifth password for the party itself. Name this game, released by Acclaim in 1990 and one of the few titles that supported four players at once.

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Swords and Serpents

Conversely, one of the simplest password systems belonged to Bubble Bobble, wherein each password was how many letters?

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5

Which game broke the fourth wall by telling the main character to immerse his uncle's letter in water (included in the game box), to reveal the password "747 MHZ"?

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