Name Those Pixels: Challenge #1

November 17th, 2006 by mgroves

Pixel Challenge #1Hello, Matt Groves here from RedWolf thought that the recent Name Those Pixels contest I ran on my blog would make a great weekly feature here at Vintage Computing and Gaming.

So welcome to the first Name Those Pixels contest, VC&G edition. The object of the challenge is to guess which video game the pixels (shown in the image to the right) come from. If necessary, I will provide clues in the comments if no one is coming close, but based on the guesses I got the first time I did this, there are a lot of clever people out there who will get this right away.

To play, write your guess in this post’s comments section. The answer to this week’s challenge won’t be revealed until next week. I only ask that if you know the answer for sure, please don’t spoil it for everyone else by linking to a full screen shot of the game.

To start you off, here is your very first hint: this is a U.S. NES release.

Enjoy! –mgroves

16 Responses to “Name Those Pixels: Challenge #1”

  1. John H. Says:

    That looks to be the Tradewest logo, but which specific game it is from I cannot say.

  2. Sinistrahd Says:

    8 Eyes

  3. Wilford Brimley Says:

    This is either Pokemon or 5 TONS OF FLAX

  4. Gottfried Liebniz Says:


  5. RedWolf Says:

    My guess is some kind of hockey game. And no, I don’t know the answer — only Matt does!

  6. Sinistrahd Says:

    Or on second thought… Solar Jetman?

  7. 8087ClassProcesser Says:

    Hmm, I would think it is the Seattle helmet icon from Tecmo Super Bowl.

  8. Frank Says:

    I think it is from one of the Mech games.

  9. JettyCatArmy Says:

    It’s from Bionic Commando, right?

  10. RedWolf Says:

    It’s obviously a tiny dancing chicken!

  11. KitsuneDarkStalker Says:

    Yeah, that’s either Bionic Commando, or the Tradewest logo from Battletoads.

  12. mgroves Says:

    Here is your next hint:

    You are all very astute in seeing that it is the Tradewest logo. This means it’s not Tecmo Bowl, but it IS a sports title. Good luck.

  13. Lone_Wolph Says:

    I think it is from Magic Johnson’s Fast Break

  14. extrarice Says:

    I also think it’s Magic Johnson’s Fast Break.

  15. jlanagan Says:

    I’m gonna have to go with Ivan “Ironman” Stewart’s Super Off-Road…

    But I can’t find that exact logo in any of their games, and I can’t force myself to play games THAT bad.

  16. RedWolf Says:

    By the way, we forgot publish Challenge #2 last week due to Thanksgiving. The answer to this challenge will be revealed this Friday in Challenge #2!

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