Old School vs. New School Video Game Trivia Quiz

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Old School vs. New School Video Game Trivia Quiz
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Publisher(s) Nintendo
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Mode(s) Single player
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Input Mouse/touchscreen

Old School vs. New School Video Game Trivia Quiz is a skill quiz on the Play Nintendo website. In this quiz, the player has to answer several trivia questions about various classic Nintendo games released before the 2000s. Often, the questions note differences from these classic games in newer installments of the same series.

Overview[edit]

The player is given a total of seven questions to answer. Each question provides four answers to choose from, with only one of them being the correct answer. The player has to press "Check Answer" to see if the answer they selected is correct. If they selected the correct answer, their answer will be highlighted green. If the player answered incorrectly, the answer that they chose will be highlighted red, and the correct answer will be highlighted green. At the end of the quiz, a message will pop up saying how many questions the player got out of seven. The player then can choose to retake the quiz or to take a different quiz on the website.

Questions[edit]

Correct answers are marked with a green border. Messages displayed in the quiz for answering a question right or wrong are also shown.

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To trade in the Pokémon Red, Pokémon Blue, and Pokémon Yellow games, players needed...?

A cable A wireless connection A fax machine A giant cell phone


Play Nintendo skill quiz correct answer.pngWhoa! Nice call.
Back in the day, players had to link their Game Boy family systems with an actual cable that ran between the two. The ‘90s were a weird time…
Play Nintendo skill quiz wrong answer.pngUh…nope, sorry.
Back in the day, players had to link their Game Boy family systems with an actual cable that ran between the two. The ‘90s were a weird time…
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When could players save their game in the original Super Mario Bros. game?

After Level 1-1 After Level 4-4 After getting a Fire Flower Never


Play Nintendo skill quiz correct answer.pngYes! Nice save.
The original Super Mario Bros. game for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) didn’t offer a way for players to save their games. Can you imagine a world like that?!
Play Nintendo skill quiz wrong answer.pngSorry, but no.
The original Super Mario Bros. game for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) didn’t offer a way for players to save their games. Can you imagine a world like that?!
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What does the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D game have that the original didn’t?

A fairy named Navi Video clues The Great Deku Tree An ocarina


Play Nintendo skill quiz correct answer.pngGot it! Who clued you in?
Helpful video clues called Visions were added to the remake of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
Play Nintendo skill quiz wrong answer.pngNope. Get a clue!
Helpful video clues called Visions were added to the remake of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
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Who steals all the bananas in the Donkey Kong Country game?

Tiki Tak Tribe Dixie Kong King K. Rool and the Kremlings Funky Kong


Play Nintendo skill quiz correct answer.pngGot it! No monkeying around.
King K. Rool and his minions are banana nabbers in your parent’s game. The Tiki Tak Tribe steals the bananas in the more recent Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D game for Nintendo 3DS.
Play Nintendo skill quiz wrong answer.pngNope. But don’t go bananas!
King K. Rool and his minions are banana nabbers in your parent’s game. The Tiki Tak Tribe steals the bananas in the more recent Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D game for Nintendo 3DS.
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Mario Kart 7 is the 7th game in the Mario Kart series. Which one is Super Mario Kart?

-15th 42nd 3rd 1st


Play Nintendo skill quiz correct answer.pngYes! You got it.
Super Mario Kart was the first game in the Mario Kart series, which means your parents had a chance to play the true original.
Play Nintendo skill quiz wrong answer.pngNot quite!
Super Mario Kart was the first game in the Mario Kart series, which means your parents had a chance to play the true original.
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Who appears in the Yoshi’s New Island game, but NOT the Yoshi game?

Baby Mario Baby Cake Baby Face Baby Powder


Play Nintendo skill quiz correct answer.pngThat’s-a right!
The game from your parent’s childhood features 8 playable Baby Yoshi, but there’s not a Baby Mario (or Baby Luigi) in sight!
Play Nintendo skill quiz wrong answer.pngThat’s-a wrong!
The game from your parent’s childhood features 8 playable Baby Yoshi, but there’s not a Baby Mario (or Baby Luigi) in sight!
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Which Copy Ability does Kirby NOT have in the 1993 Kirby’s Adventure game?

Sword Stone Poison Hammer


Play Nintendo skill quiz correct answer.pngCorrect!
Sword, Stone, and Hammer are all Copy Abilities that Kirby could use in the Kirby’s Adventure game. The Poison Copy ability is one of the three new Copy Abilities in the Kirby: Planet Robobot game.
Play Nintendo skill quiz wrong answer.pngSorry, but nope.
Sword, Stone, and Hammer are all Copy Abilities that Kirby could use in the Kirby’s Adventure game. The Poison Copy ability is one of the three new Copy Abilities in the Kirby: Planet Robobot game.

Although New Super Mario Bros. 2 is not mentioned in the quiz, its ESRB rating is shown under the quiz along with all the other featured games.

Results[edit]

  • 0/7 or 1/7: You’re totally new school! Maybe you know more about recently released games. But that just means you’ve got a good reason to check out some of the old-school games your parents may have played.
  • 2/7 or 3/7: You’re old AND new school! There’s still more for you to learn about video games from way back when, but that just means you can ask your mom or dad to show you how they used to play.
  • 4/7 - 7/7: You’re totally old school! Nailed it. You know an awful lot about what was happening in video games way back when. Maybe your parents will want to take this quiz with you. Then you can see how much they know!

Website description[edit]

Old school vs. new school

Video games were a little different when your parents used to be kids—ok, really different. You can take this quiz about those way-back-when games, then maybe your mom or dad will want to take the quiz too!

Old school vs. new school

A quiz about the video games your parents played as kids!