Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Arcade Sound Quiz (Wheels)

Part 2 in my continuing videogame sound effect quizzes.

All of these games share a common theme.

They all have protagonists which are on some sort of contraption that uses wheels.

Wheels 1
Hopefully, the voice synthesis is a giveaway. If not, there's a picture of the game in this post (I was probably driving a little too fast).

Wheels 2
This takes place in the location where I offered a free trip to in my previous quiz.

Wheels 3
If you don't recognize the previous two games, you probably aren't going to recognize this one. It came out a little later than the above two. You can get a clue as to the game by the voice samples the protagonist throws out. This was an unusual "driving" game in that you used handlebars instead of a joystick or steering wheel.

Wheels 4
I'm not sure how many people have played this game. I do remember it from the halogen days of my youth. I'm mostly including it because of the catchy tune.

Wheels 5
This was one of my favorite games as a kid. It used a trackball. There is a Pacman sound in this game -- for some reason the Midway company thought it would be a good idea to throw that yellow freak in a couple more of their games to boost sales. This game is especially appropriate for Bubs due to his fixation on the vocation of this game's protagonist.

Post yer answers in the Comments section if you have a hankering, or just want to tell me how it would be more interesting for me to post about my busted fingernail (it's almost completely healed after falling off in late winter!).

UPDATE: Answers posted here.


cametan_001 said...

Oh, my budda.
I could only recognize the first one, that is "Pole Position"(ポールポジションin Japanese), released by Namco in early 80's. That's all I figure out.

I didn't play Famicon's (Nintendo) so much, then I could not answer. Anyway, I spent some time with fun here.

Splotchy said...

You are correct about the first one!

I'll post the answers to the rest in a day or so.

Thanks for playing!

Joe said...

I do not have a clown problem. I do not.

You have been tagged. Take us to your finest restaurants.

Johnny Yen said...

My son loves all those old-school games! They're all available now as little consoles that you can plug into the tv.

He went through big Pacman and Galaga phases-- funny, because those two were my favorites back in the day.

He got up to like the 26th level of each one, and asked me how for I'd gotten back then; I sheepishly told him the second or third. I explained that back in the day, we had to dump quarters in the machine. I didn't mention that the beer might have been a distraction, and that the video games were not the main attraction for a young guy in the bars.

Bubs-- admitting you have a problem is the first step...

Splotchy said...

A couple years ago my brother got me an Atari 2600 TV controller thing that I tried playing, but unfortunately it had a poorly-placed reset button, that you couldn't help but hit when you were trying to make Pitfall Harry jump.

I imagine my gaming skills are very similar to yours. My affection for these games far surpasses my abilities.

Evil Genius said...

The first three are easy:

1. Pole Position
2. Moon Patrol
3. Paper Boy

The last two I wll just name driving games that I played that these are obviously not:
4. Spy Hunter (driving or shooting?)
5. Cruisn' USA.

Splotchy said...

Excellent, eg!

The first three are all correct.

#4 and #5 are more obscure. #5 was one of my favorites to play as a kid, but don't know how common a game it was.

Answers here.