Xbox Quiz: Test Your Knowledge Out With This Challenging Poll

Xbox Quiz

Hello all and welcome back to yet another gaming quiz! As with the Nintendo Quiz, for Xbox quiz, the questions will amp up in difficulty as you work through them. The first few questions only require common gaming knowledge, but the last couple will challenge even the biggest Xbox fan.

Once again, the format is that questions are in bold and answers are below in italics. No peeking at the answer until you’re locked in. Let’s start the Xbox Quiz and good luck to all!

Question 1, Easy 

In which country does Forza Horizon 3 take place?

Forza Horizon in Xbox Quiz

A nice and easy start. Forza Horizon 3 is set in Australia. Also, it featured several unique Australian cars very rarely seen in games such as the Holden Sandman and Holden 50-2106 FX Ute.

Question 2, Easy 

Who is the protagonist of the Gears of War series?

gears of war

In every mainline game at least, Marcus Fenix is the protagonist of the Gears of War series. However, 2013’s Gears of War Judgment features Damon Baird and Augustus Cole in the leading roles instead.

Question 3, Medium

Before Forza Horizon, Xbox’s signature arcade racer was the PGR series. What does PGR stand for?

PGR in Xbox Quiz

PGR stands for Project Gotham Racing. Last released in 2009, PGR4 was Bizarre Creations’ last game before Blur’s failure prompted Activision to close them down.

Question 4, Medium

In the original Halo trilogy, the Covenant act as the primary antagonistic race for Master Chief to defeat. Halo 4 saw this change. What is the name of the new mechanical warriors that now take their place?

Halo

Featuring in Halo 4 and Halo 5, the Promethean are Master Chief’s newest primary enemy. Side fact, whilst they weren’t exactly an enemy of Master Chief, the Flood could be considered the primary antagonists of Halo 2.

Question 5, Medium

Just this year Planet Zoo was released by Frontier Developments but back in 2013, the same studio made a similar game for Xbox. What was that game?

Planet Zoo in Xbox Quiz

It was Zoo Tycoon, of course. Originally debuting in 2001, Zoo Tycoon is widely considered to be one of the greatest tycoon games ever made. Unfortunately, it’s future looks bleak with Frontier Developments choosing to focus on their own projects instead.

Question 6, Hard

Who was the head designer behind the Fable series before they left Microsoft in 2012 for being “ashamed,” of Fable 3?

Fable

Ah, you didn’t expect a question challenging your general industry knowledge? Either way, the answer is British game pioneer Peter Molyneux. He has also directed development for Theme Park, Black & White, and Dungeon Keeper.

Question 7, Hard

Rare Replay was released in 2015 as a celebration of Rare Games’ 30th anniversary. Many classics like R.C Pro-Am and Battletoads appear, but was is the oldest game featured in the collection?

RC Pro AM in Xbox Quiz

There are three games from 1983 bundled in Rare Replay. Of these three, Jetpac, originally released for the ZC Spectrum, is the oldest. You’ve got to give Xbox credit. This collection was a fantastic way to bring back so many iconic franchises.

Question 8, Hard

Cuphead’ gameplay is actually split up into two separate frame rates. The gameplay itself runs at one framerate whilst the animation runs at another. What are these two frame rates?

Cuphead

This question probably seems tougher at first glance than it actually is. The gameplay runs at a very standard 60 FPS whilst the animations run at 24 FPS. This is because many animated films run at 24 frames per second and the Cuphead team wanted to simulate that movie feel.

Question 9, Very Hard

Trials HD’s infamous Marathon achievement has the player complete the game’s hardest Ultimate Endurance tournament with zero faults. How many tracks did you have to flawlessly complete in a row to get this achievement?

Trials HD in Xbox Quiz

20 whole tracks in a row. That’s hard enough but would you believe it was actually more difficult to get on release. The original Xbox 360 game’s Marathon achievement featured 24 tracks and several hard difficulty tracks. This was down toned as it was considered nearly impossible to get.

Question 10, Very Hard

In total, Xbox has published 9 games in its Kinect Games series. Name all of them.

Kinect

A very difficult question as this requires in-depth knowledge of very niche titles. In alphabetical order, the 9 are Kinect Adventures, Joy Ride, Party, Rush, Sports, Sports Rivals, Sports: Season Two, Star Wars, and Disneyland Adventures.

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And with that, we can bring the Xbox quiz to a close. I tried to cover as many Xbox exclusives series as possible to truly test all of you. So how did you get on? Did you find the questions harder than expected or did you smash them? Be sure to let us know in the comments and share this article if you enjoyed it.

Nintendo Quiz: Test Your Knowledge Out With This Challenging Poll

Nintendo Quiz

Welcome everyone to something a little different! Today, you’re going to be taking my Nintendo quiz to test your knowledge of Japan’s biggest publisher. Fair warning, these questions start out easy enough but get harder and harder as you progress. Only true Nintendo veterans even have a chance of getting all ten right.

The format has the questions in bold and the answer below in italics. Be sure to avoid looking at the italic text before you’ve locked in your answer. Anyway, good luck and no cheating!

Let’s Start! As soon as you see the question, please give your answer in the comments box below

Question 1, Easy

What series does Smash Bros. icon Captain Falcon originally come from?

captain falcon Nitendo QuizIf you didn’t get this one, you’re in for a tough quiz. Captain Falcon debuted in F-Zero; Nintendo’s original racing game released in 1990. Unfortunately, it hasn’t gotten an entry since 2004 and doesn’t seem to be a priority for Nintendo.

Question 2, Easy

In 1998, a legendary collectathon was released as a Nintendo 64 exclusive. Ten years later, Microsoft would buy out the rights to this series. What franchise am I describing?

Banjo-Kazooie remained a Nintendo exclusive way up until 2008 with the release of Nuts & Bolts on Xbox 360. He finally made his way back to Nintendo recently as the third DLC character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Question 3, Medium

Where do the majority of Nintendo’s Kirby games take place?

Whilst it varies in some games, the majority take place in Dream Land, a country on Planet Popstar. Hence the name of the original, Kirby’s Dream Land.

Question 4, Medium

What type of animal is Tom Nook based on?

tom nookI hope you didn’t fall for the obvious trap and say raccoon. True Animal Crossing fans will, of course, know that he is actually based on a Tanuki or colloquially the Japanese Raccoon Dog.

Question 5, Medium

What was the best selling game on the original Nintendo Game Boy?

Tetris. Fun fact, Tetris has since gone on to become the second best selling single game of all time with 170,000,000 copies sold. Minecraft edges it out with 180,000,000 sales.

Question 6, Hard

What lovable Nintendo character awaits you at the top of Princess Peach’s castle after collecting 120 stars in Super Mario 64?

Yoshi. Fun fact, Yoshi’s Island is my favorite retro game ever made! A true classic that has unfortunately gotten some rather barebones sequels over the years.

Question 7, Hard

Back in 2015, Nintendo did a crossover between Splatoon and a manga/anime series of which the game itself is partially inspired. What was it?

splatoonxsquidgirlIt was of course Shinryaku! Ika Musume, or just Squid Girl for English speakers. The plot of Squid Girl involves the protagonist trying to punish humanity for polluting her ocean. The actual outcome is a wholesome slice-of-life comedy show where she works in a restaurant. Because anime.

Question 8, Hard

A famous comedian named his very own daughter after The Legend of Zelda’s heroine herself. Who was this?

It was the gone too soon Robin Williams who named his daughter Zelda Williams back in 1989. Given this was just two years after the series’ debut in the west, it must have been love at first sight for Mr. Williams.

Question 9, Very Hard

Including the Galar dex up to Eternatus, how many Pokemon are there in total?

There are 890 Pokemon in total. Also, as a bonus fact, Nintendo recently announced Kubfu, Urshifu, Calyrex, and the two new Regis, bringing this number up to 895.

Question 10, Very Hard

Can you name a Mario game where “Mario,” himself features in the title but isn’t a playable character?

Mario is missing Nintendo QuizThere are actually two correct answers. Firstly, Mario Paint released in 1992 where players were able to create music and draw whatever they wanted. It was considered ingenious at the time and is cited as the main inspiration behind Super Mario Maker! Otherwise, you could have opted for Mario is Missing, also a 1992 release and the first-ever game that featured Luigi as the sole protagonist.

So how did you do? I’d be surprised if you got all ten but even five or six is a damn good effort given how hard some of these questions are. I mean, who can actually name the exact amount of Pokemon? It’s not as easy as just saying “There are 151,” like back in the day.

If you enjoyed this Nintendo quiz be sure to let us know in the comments. I’d be more than happy to do more of these if it’s the kind of thing you guys enjoy. Also, be sure to drop your score below even if you didn’t do as well as expected.

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