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Name Those Pixels: Flying Creatures

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

Pixel Challenge #14 - 1Flying is not just for birds anymore. This week's theme is "flying creatures." Each of these three pixel blocks are from 8-bit games. Can you guess which ones? The first block is to the right, the other two are below. As always, post your guesses in the comments section of this entry, and don't be bashful.

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The answers to the last challenge are after the break.

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Name Those Pixels: And the Crowd Goes Wild

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Pixel Challenge #12 - 1Sure, the heroes get all the attention, but what about the loyal fans cheering in the background? This week's theme and hint is "NES Crowds." Think of background crowds in games for the Nintendo Entertainment System. That should help you narrow it down a bit. The first block is to the right, the other two are below. As always, post your guesses in the comments section of this entry, and don't be bashful. Good luck!

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The answers to the last challenge are after the break.

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Name Those Pixels: GUI Edition

Friday, March 16th, 2007

Pixel Challenge #11 - 1For a little change of pace, I'd be fun to focus on some non-game pixels in this edition. This week's theme and hint is "GUIs" — that is, Graphical User Interfaces (ala "Windows"). Name the GUI and the computer it ran on. The first block is to the right, the other two are below. As always, post your guesses in the comments section of this entry, and don't be bashful. Good luck!

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The answers to the last challenge are after the break.

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Name Those Pixels: Challenge #10

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

Pixel Challenge #10 - 1Wow. The last challenge was supposed to be hard, but you guys got them all in the first day! I've pulled a couple obscure games out of my hat this time to test your pixel recognition engines. This week's theme and hint is "Color Titles." Think color, my friends. That should help you pin them down. The first block is to the right, the other two are below. As always, post your guesses in the comments section of this entry, and don't be bashful. Good luck!

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The answers to the last challenge are after the break.

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Name Those Pixels: Challenge #9

Friday, February 16th, 2007

Pixel Challenge #9 - 1I see now that my previous weeks' challenges have been too easy! Either that, or you guys are just too good. Time for a real challenge. This week's theme is "Fantasy Beat 'Em Ups." Think Golden Axe, but not. That should help you pin them down. The first block is to the right, the other two are below. As always, post your guesses in the comments section of this entry, and don't be bashful. Good luck!

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The answers to the last challenge are after the break.

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Name Those Pixels: Challenge #8

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

Pixel Challenge #8 - 1Welcome back! This week's pixel challenge involves flying bullets. The theme is, appropriately, "Shooter Games." That means all three of these pixel blocks came from video games considered to fit in the "shooter" genre. That should help you pin them down. The first block is to the right, the other two are below. As always, post your guesses in the comments section of this entry, and don't be bashful. Good luck!

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The answers to the last challenge are after the break.

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Name Those Pixels: Challenge #7

Friday, January 19th, 2007

Pixel Challenge #7 - 1This week's pixel challenge is our first to have a theme. This week's theme is "Sega Systems," which means that all three of these pixel blocks came from video game systems produced by Sega. That should help you pin them down. The first block is to the right, the other two are below. As always, post your guesses in the comments section of this entry, and don't be bashful. Good luck!

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The answers to last week's challenge are after the break.

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Name Those Pixels: Challenge #6

Friday, January 5th, 2007

Pixel Challenge #6 - 1Welcome to our first Name Those Pixels Challenge of 2007. I think I'll be making this column bi-weekly from now on so as not to overload your ultra-sensitive pixel receptors. Also, if you like this column and want it to continue, please show your support in the comments.

Now, on to the pixels. This week we've got three games again, and two of them are from the same system. The first is to the right, the other two are below. As always, post your guesses in the comments section of this entry, and don't be bashful. Good luck!

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The answers to last week's challenge are after the break.

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Name Those Pixels: Challenge #5

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

Pixel Challenge #5 - 1Can't get enough pixels, can ya? Merry Christmas, my pixel-loving friends! This week I have a great challenge with a lot of diversity for you to chew on. Here's a hint: The pixel blocks are from three different game machines — one of which is actually a computer. And yes, that is indeed pixelated cleavage. As always, post your guesses in the comments section of this entry, and don't be bashful. Good luck!

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The answers to last week's challenge are after the break.

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Name Those Pixels: Challenge #4

Friday, December 15th, 2006

Pixel Challenge #4 - 1Hey there, folks. Welcome back to Name Those Pixels! Unfortunately, mgroves has gone AWOL on me this week, so it's RedWolf here filling in.

Are you ready for the next challenge? Last week was pretty easy, so I decided to make this week a tad bit tougher. As a tiny hint, two of the pixel blocks are from the NES, and one is from a SNES game. The first one is on the right, and the other two are down below. As always, post your guesses in the comments section of this entry, and don't be bashful. Good luck!

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Last Week's Answers

Unfortunately, I don't have the pictures of last week's answers, since mgroves was the one who captured them and he hasn't sent the full shots or the answers to me. But I do know at least two out of three of the answers. Item #1 was Barnstorming (Atari 2600), Item #2 was a Mega Man game (not sure which one, because I don't have the original shot), and Item #3 was Earthbound (SNES).