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Name Those Pixels: Challenge #3

Friday, December 8th, 2006

Pixel Challenge #3 - 1Welcome back to Name Those Pixels. As with every Friday, it’s time for the next challenge. This time, I’ve selected three different samples from three different systems for you to guess. These ones will be a littler easier, but also a little different. See how many you can name. 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!

Hint: At least one of them is a U.S. NES title.

Pixel Challenge #3 - 2

Pixel Challenge #3 - 3

Last Week’s Answer

Time’s up for last week’s Name Those Pixels (Challenge #2). This one was really hard, so no one got the answer. But I have a feeling that most of you have played this game for one system or another, and you’ll probably be kicking yourself once you see what it is. Here is the full screen shot:

Pixel Challenge #2 AnswerStreet Fighter II Special Champion Edition (Genesis)

Name Those Pixels: Challenge #2

Friday, December 1st, 2006

Pixel Challenge #2Time’s up for the first Name Those Pixels challenge! Sorry I’m so late with my second entry, but between Thanksgiving and my new Wii, I was a bit distracted last week. Speaking of which, I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and enjoyed your new PS3/Wii or your console of choice last weekend.

This week, I’m going to mix it up a little bit. We move from the 8-bit era of Roger Rabbit and Magic Johnson into the 16-bit era. The zoomed in view doesn’t really look very helpful when it’s 16-bit, but I gave it to you anyway. And here’s your hint: it is a U.S. Sega Genesis release. You can see Challenge #2 in the image above. As always, post your guesses in the comments section of this entry. Good luck!

Here’s the answer to last week’s challenge. Those of you who noticed that it was the Tradewest logo are very astute. Actually, when I was cropping the picture, it didn’t really occur to me that it was their logo. Hopefully the color scheme was unique enough to differentiate from other Tradewest games. Here is the full screen of the game:

Magic Johnson's Fast BreakMagic Johnson’s Fast Break (NES)

Congratulations to Lone_Wolph (who got it first) and extrarice, you got the correct answer of Magic Johnson’s Fast Break.

Name Those Pixels: Challenge #1

Friday, November 17th, 2006

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