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Friday, 6 June 2008

Classic Video Game Theme Songs

When I was a kid in the 1980s my parents never bought us any video game consoles. The only places I ever got to play video games was at friends' places or in arcades for 25 cents a pop (and I almost always found better things to save my quarters for). It's probably why I still don't play terribly many video games as an adult, and those that I do are long-term strategy games like Alpha Centauri or Civilization.

So when I tried this quiz of classic video game songs and I got 7 out of 10 correct, i was darn proud of myself. Then realized what that says abut the commercial success and cultural influence those games had if even I, a bookworm who rarely played video games, knew what 7 out of 10 themes were. Holy cow!

I got Donkey Kong, Rygar, Galaga, Pole Position, Super Mario Brothers, Sonic the Hedgehog and Legend of Zelda correct. The ones I got wrong were Metroid (I said Mega Man 2), Pro Wrestling (I said Excitebike) and Pacman (I said Centipede).

Classic Video Game Theme Song Quiz

Score: 70% (7 out of 10)