Saturday, February 16, 2013

Informals '13 Part 2: PC Games!

Abhishek HV, 1st Year ME
Paurav S, 1st Year ME
1.     Nathaniel Joseph learns about a mystical artifact with immense power in his prison cell and embarks on a journey to obtain the artifact. He comes across his former love Katherine on the way who heads a gang of thieves, also whom he manages to defeat. Defeating Wolvington, Gabriel, Marrow, Aquatis, Omar, he finally succeeds in finding the artifact and unleashing its powers. Which popular game?

   2.     Born and raised in northern California, Josie Maran aspired to become a model at a young age. Josie appears as an aide to the protagonist in the game in which she features, but turns out to be someone entirely different at the end of the game. The game having its newer version released in 2012, name the game?

   3.     Trick or treat, Season's Greedings, Go Green-Get lucky, Ham'o'ween, Winter Wonderham, Summer Pignic, Hogs n Kisses are some of the several holiday-themed episodes of the game X. The game also has Episodes based on a 20th century fox animated film Y, and a film series Z created by George Lucas. Gimme X, Y and Z.

   4.     The word X is derived from the Japanese word (大君)(pun intended), which means "great lord," The term spread to the business community, where it has been used ever since.  X is also a part of famous group of games involving management and business skills. Airline X, Car X, Fish X, Hollywood X, Zoo X, Toilet X, Space station X are a few. Gimme X.

   5.     The first expansion set of the game, The Burning Crusade, was released on January 16, 2007. The second expansion set, Wrath of the Lich King, was released on November 13, 2008. The third expansion set, Cataclysm, was released on December 7, 2010. The fourth expansion set, Mists of Pandaria, was released on September 25, 2012.With over 10 million subscribers as of October 2012, X holds the Guinness World Record for the most popular MMORPG by subscribers. Name X.

   6.     The earliest form of X was a French game originating in the 1700’s. The first X machines with coin slots were created between 1929 and 1931. X was banned from the late 1940’s until the mid 1970’s in many states. Today, playing X on Sundays is still illegal in Ocean City, NJ. The machine layout in brief consists of a play field, plunger, flippers, bumpers, kickers, slingshots and holes. Name X?

   7.     Y is depicted as a short, pudgy, Italian plumber who resides in the Mushroom Kingdom. He repeatedly rescues Princess Peach from the turtle-like villain Bowser and stops his numerous plans to destroy him and take over the kingdom. He also has other enemies and rivals, including Donkey Kong and Wario.

   8.     He has the numbers 640509-040147 tattooed on himself, "64-05-09" is his   date of birth, "04" marks the series IV, "01" is for what class he is and "47" is the order he was cloned as well as the name he is called. 47 is rigorously trained in methods of murder and is hired by "the Agency", a European Contract killing organization. Name the game/movie.

   9.     Originally, the game was to include a crossbow for ranged attacks but Ubisoft had this removed to make the game more challenging. Although the crossbow doesn't feature anywhere in the game play anymore, the evidence of its existence is still in the trailer at the startup of the game - Altair is wearing it on his back along with a quiver of bolts. Name the game.

  10.  The game's title is based on the slang term for the severe friction burns that can occur in a motorcycling fall where skin comes into contact with the ground at high speed. The gameplays are centered on California State routes 89, 1, 74 and 49, commonly known by other names in the game. Name the Game.

  11.  One of the best in-gags in gaming history is the “___Nude Cheat." For all the X games, Core would leak a cheat that claimed to turn ____ naked. In reality, once you'd managed to pull off the complex moves, your only reward was to watch your heroine violently explode with a scream, her arms, legs and head flying off in different directions. Gimme X.

   12.  Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde are the nicknames of characters Shadow, Speedy, Bashful and Pokey respectively that look more like ghosts and are the enemies in this game. The level is finished after X eats all dots in the maze. X must stay away from the ghosts for survival, but at times gains powers to eat the ghosts too. Name X.

   13.   Carl Jhonson, Tommy Vercetti, Antonio Cipriani, Claude are some of the protagonists of the game series Z.

   14.  The controllable characters include "just your average explorer" a "cunning" escape artist, a city cop "with an attitude", a Far East explorer, the "second greatest" explorer ever, a conquistador  and a  football star. The success in this game is based on the formula
more the c's and greater the 'd', and more the m's unlocked, more will be the final 's'    (obviously). Which famously addictive game?


shankulboy said...

1. Captain Claw
3. Angry Birds
4. Tycoon
5. WoW
6. Casino? (Wild Guess!)
7. Mario duh
8. Hitman (European Contract killing is a giveaway)
9. Assasin's Creed
10. Motocross Madness?
12. Pacman
13. GTA !!
14. Temple Run

Shankul Vakil
CSE 1st Sem

Chaitanya said...

My guesses:
3. Angry Birds, Rio , Star Wars
4. Tycoon
5. WoW
6. Pinball
7. Mario
8. Hitman
9. Assassin's Creed
10. Roadrash
11. Tomb Raider
12. Pacman
14. Temple Run

Raj Tejas said...

2. Tomb Raider?
5. WoW
6. Pinball
7. Mario
8. Hitman
9. AC - I
10. Roadrash, Napa Valley
12. Pacman
13. GTA

lwsam said...

My guesses, I guess:

1. Claw
3. X = Angry Birds, Y = Rio (Angry Birds Rio), Z = Star Wars (Angry Birds Space)
4. Tycoon
5. World of Warcraft
6. Pinball
7. Mario
8. Commander Keen
9. Some version of Prince of Persia. I will guess Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.
10. NFS II
11. Lara Croft
12. Pakkuman
13. GTA
14. Temple Run

Sandeep Mathias
(Former) Joint Convenor,
Literary, Stage and Debate Society,
NITK Surathkal.