Name That Game

Throughout the history of this blog, we’ve regularly changed the header at the top of the page. Below you can see all of the many different headers in all their glory, but can you guess which games they’re from? Some are games that have already been featured on the blog, but most of them haven’t (and one isn’t even a game at all, but I’m guessing you’ll figure that out pretty quickly). There’s some fairly obscure games in here, so we’d be frankly astounded if anyone gets all of them. Click on the comment button at the bottom of the post to register your guesses, and good luck!

Oh, and anyone who does particularly well might even receive a highly coveted 101 Video Games pencil!*

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*Despite originating as a joke on a post way back in September 2010, these do actually exist now (listen to the 2010 Christmas Special). Pencils will be awarded based on the whim and fancy of the authors.

The highly coveted 101 Video Games pencils. You know you want one.

Lewis and Ian

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13 responses to “Name That Game

  1. Chris Burke

    Surely if I post my answers here others will use them to complete their own list and thus receive one of those outstanding pencils!

  2. lewispackwood

    You’ll just have to whisper your answers so no-one else will hear – try typing really small.

    To be honest though, we’re very much approaching this from the primary-school mentality of marking – points will be awarded based on ‘effort’ rather than completeness. There are a few really obscure games in there – I reckon Header 21 is worth a pencil by itself…

  3. Paul

    1. pong
    2. nes pad :p
    3. super mario 3
    4. ???
    5. thats batman that is
    6. super mario world (super mario 4)
    7. hmmm, contra or super contra
    8. treasure island dizzy
    9. cant remember, its not galaga but its something like that 😀
    10. Turrican
    11. Another World
    12. ???
    13. Alien 3
    14. empire strikes back
    15. golden axe
    16. alien breed
    17. ???
    18. afterburner
    19. ???
    20. alien gun
    21. a violent alex kidd?
    22. bloodbrawl
    23. rtype
    24. desert storm? I think?
    25. some sort of baseball game
    26. micro machines
    27. command and conquer
    28. zoom? the ant guy who likes liqourice allsorts
    29. ???
    30. robocop
    31. lemmings
    32. cant remember the name, something by team17 I think
    33. power stone?

  4. lewispackwood

    Good effort Paul! A few wrong turns though, can anyone put him right?

  5. Chris Burke

    Ok I’ve got:
    1) Pong
    2) Nintendo Entertainment System ™
    3) Super Mario Bros 3
    4) ???
    5) Batman
    6) Super Mario World
    7) ???
    8) Treasure Island Dizzy
    9) Defender
    10) Turrican (or Super Turrican)
    11) Flashback
    12) ???
    13) Alien 3
    14) Star wars
    15) Golden Axe
    16) ???
    17) llamatron
    18)After Burner
    19) ???
    20) Aliens
    21) ???
    22) Brutal Sports Football
    23) R-Type
    24) Desert Strike
    25) Resident Evil
    26) Micromachines
    27) Z
    28) Zool
    29) ???
    30) Robocop
    31) Lemmings
    32) Chaos Engine
    33) Fighting Vipers

    Fingers crossed for that pencil!!

    • lewispackwood

      Wow Chris, I make that 26 out of 33, brilliant stuff! Turrican, Golden Axe and Fighting Vipers were actually their sequels, but I think we can let you off. A pencil will be heading your way, just send your address to 101videogames at gmail dot com. I’m impressed you got Z, didn’t think anyone would get that one!

      But can anyone get the rest? More pencils up for grab!

  6. Chris Burke

    Z was brilliant!! gotta love the Bitmap Brothers era! To be fair Fighting Vipers and Fight Vipers 2 were both built in the same engine and both contained the characters shown (Bahn and Picky). I was almost going to guess Fighters Megamix as well.

    Come on people I need to know what 4, 8 and 12 are!!

    Looking forward to that pencil!

  7. Nick

    Hello you guys, only discovered this blog recently and think it’s great. Lots of great memories…

    7 is the only one I can get that’s not been got before – its Walker. Classic.

    Nick

    • lewispackwood

      More comments like this please – compliments AND accurate guesses. Nick, you definitely deserve a pencil (oh, how easily we can be bought). Just send your address to 101videogames at gmail dot com and I’ll pop one in the post for you.

  8. Gil

    I totally stole all of Chris’s Answers so you can disqualify me. I just wanted to add in #4 because that’s such an awesome game that nobody played 😀

    1) Pong
    2) Nintendo Entertainment System ™
    3) Super Mario Bros 3
    4) — Solar Jetman —
    5) Batman
    6) Super Mario World
    7) ???
    8) Treasure Island Dizzy
    9) Defender
    10) Turrican (or Super Turrican)
    11) Flashback
    12) ???
    13) Alien 3
    14) Star wars
    15) Golden Axe
    16) ???
    17) llamatron
    18)After Burner
    19) ???
    20) Aliens
    21) ???
    22) Brutal Sports Football
    23) R-Type
    24) Desert Strike
    25) Resident Evil
    26) Micromachines
    27) Z
    28) Zool
    29) ???
    30) Robocop
    31) Lemmings
    32) Chaos Engine
    33) Fighting Vipers

    By the way, I’m listening to your podcasts. I think I’m halfway through. On Episode 11 to be exact. Quite entertaining 😀

    • lewispackwood

      Nice one Gil, I’m glad someone got Solar Jetman – amazing game. Pleased you’re enjoying the podcasts – there are still two more to come before the end of the blog!

  9. Chris Burke

    Solar Jetman! of course! *slaps forehead*

  10. ND

    hello world, this is germany!
    all i wanted was to know the title of #19!
    The picture was the only one that made my heart beat faster!
    Its “Darkseed” (in co-op with Mr. Giger)!
    P.S.: I like what you are doing here.Thanks
    P.P.S.: No search engine was harmed to find the answer, i swear.

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