Quiz: Can You Name These 80s And 90s Video Games From The Screenshot?

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For an art form that's only existed for about half a century, video games have certainly come a long way in a short amount of time - and with a new generation of consoles just around the corner, gamers are more excited than ever about mind-blowing graphics and heartrending, interactive storytelling.

But that's not for everyone. In fact, as the technological limitations on video games have become less and less of a concern, some enthusiasts have looked back on offerings from the 80s and 90s and wondered: just how did they do it? How did they cram such meaningful experiences into tiny, blocky graphics and ugly, bulky cartridges? These games have spawned entire franchises that still serve up new entries decades later, so calling them influential is an understatement. (Well, not all of them - there are certainly infamous duds from the early days, too.)

It might seem like an eon ago, or only yesterday, but if you really want to call yourself a gamer then you need a solid knowledge of where it all began, and that's exactly what this quiz is about. Can you distinguish your Donkey Kongs from your Bowsers? How about your Scorpions from your Guiles? Is that Shigeru Miyamoto or some kind of god? That last one's particularly tricky.

So grab your controller, blow the dust out of your cartridge, and get ready for a video game quiz that puts you through your paces. Also, get ready for a bonus round that involves you breaking a car into tiny pieces with your bare hands. Don't say we didn't warn you!
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About Go Social

Founded in 2016, Go Social started small. Beginning as a blog posting on 80s and 90s life as well as the movies, music and television of the era, Eighties Kids has in a short space of time exploded in scope and ambition. Operating out of Eighties Kids HQ in sunny Ilkley, in the North of England, today a growing team of writers produces original content day in and day out for one of the best new nostalgia sites on the web.

With the site also growing beyond its original remit, the Go Social team now covers not just trivia from the 80s and 90s, but pop culture of all decades that’s of interest to children of the 80s, 90s and beyond. From shocking and obscure fact posts on your favourite movies and bands, to quizzes on classic TV shows and film franchises, to picture galleries on celebrities from past and present, Eighties Kids is here to take you down memory lane, test your knowledge of classic pop culture and maybe even occasionally blow your mind.

How to Play

Go Social quizzes are easy to play, if not always so easy to beat. Beneath each question is a set of four possible answers, with only one of them being the right one. Click on the correct answer, and your choice will light up green. Click on the wrong one, and your choice will be highlighted in red, while the correct answer will be highlighted green.

Answering a question, correctly or otherwise, will allow you to progress to the next one; just scroll down and you’ll see another question light up and become playable. Keep in mind though: all correct and incorrect answers will be tallied for a final score, which will be revealed to you only once you’ve answered each and every question in the quiz. Play down the page to the end to find out just how knowledgeable you are in your chosen subject.