Video Games by Clue

Can you name these video games or series based on a pair of clues?
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Last updated: January 10, 2020
First submittedNovember 27, 2012
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Clues
Game or Series
Bowser, Mushrooms
Super Mario
Link, Hyrule
The Legend of Zelda
Ghosts, Power Pellets
Pac Man
Teleportation, Cake
Portal
Pigs, Slingshots
Angry Birds
Master Chief, Covenant
Halo
Hadouken, Zangief
Street Fighter
Fatality, Raiden
Mortal Kombat
Russia, Blocks
Tetris
Bald Bull, Mike Tyson
Punch-Out!!
Liberty City, Car-jacking
Grand Theft Auto
Clues
Game or Series
Samus, Mother Brain
Metroid
Dr. Wily, Robots
Mega Man
Celebration dance, Battle Royale
Fortnite
Summoner's Rift, Freljord
League of Legends
Nuclear Gandhi, World domination
Civilization
Named after football coach, Hot route
Madden
Mists of Pandaria, MMORPG
World of Warcraft
Dysentery, Buffalo hunting
Oregon Trail
Lara Croft, Archaeology
Tomb Raider
Doom predecessor, Adolf Hitler
Wolfenstein 3D
Mobs, Blocks
Minecraft
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Level 80
Jan 30, 2013
I'm spent more hours playing Civilization than I've probably spent studying for all my college courses combined, but I still didn't get the "nuclear Ghandi" clue... bizarre
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Level 80
Jan 30, 2013
world wonders, tech tree, turn based strategy, alpha centauri (building a ship to go there is a victory condition in every Civ game), etc... would all be better clues than "nuclear Ghandi" which I think is really confusing and probably why this is by far the least-guessed game on the list. I mean only 25% of the people who got "Oregon Trail" got Civ... that's not right.
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Level 53
Jul 14, 2015
it was nuclear Gandhi that led me to the answer
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Level 38
Jul 14, 2015
I think tirmenat's point was that (using current stats as of 14 July 2015) if we assume the 36% of people who got Oregon Trail contains all of the the 31% who got Civilisation, then 86% of people who got Oregon Trail also got Civilisation. However, there is no reason to assume that all the people who got Civilisation are also in the population that got Oregon Trail - so actually we can't know which percent got OT but not Civ based on current information.
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Level 80
Jul 15, 2015
tecumseh: there are only two clues so it would have had to have been one of them. The second clue isn't that much better.

penguin: I know what he meant. Given the six month gap in between our two comments, you don't think that the stats could have changed in that time? When I left the comment, the %age for Oregon Trail was 4x higher than the %age for Civilization.

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Level 67
Apr 7, 2016
But just because the % was 4X higher doesn't mean you can say that 25% of the people who got one, also got the other. Imagine a scenario where one question has 50% correct, another has 12.5% correct. It's entirely possible that they are two totally separate groups of people and none of the people in the 50% that got the first question right were the same ones that got the second one right. That's what he meant when he said "That's not how statistics work"
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Level 80
Jan 28, 2017
tom: it does mean that. 4 people is 25% of 16 people. If those 4 people come from a group outside of those 16 people it doesn't change the relationship between these two numbers.
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Level 55
Jul 31, 2017
Funny, nuclear Gandhi helped me get it. I thought it was a pretty good clue myself...
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Level 32
Aug 20, 2018
I didn't get it because I thought is was 'Civilisation' with an S rather than Z lol
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Level 32
Jan 12, 2020
Nuclear Gandhi is one of the oldest jokes for Civ, and the percentage confusion is because of how you wrote the original statement:

25 percent of group A are in group B

vs

25 percent of the amount of people in A is the amount of people in group B

Both of those meanings can be understood from your statement "only 25% of the people who got "Oregon Trail" got Civ". All the people who replied to you (including me) immediately understood the first meaning instead of the second one, and I'd argue that's the most natural way to understand that sentence.

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Level 67
Feb 18, 2020
Kal, two years later but oh well. Yes the relationship between 4 and 16 doesn't change but you can't say that all(or any) of the people who got one answer also got the other.

example: 100 people took the quiz

20 people got civilization correct but did not get oregon trail

80 people got oregon trail but not civilization

stats:

Oregon trail 80%

Civilization 20%

number of people who got both 0%

the stats for Oregon trail would be 4X higher than those for Civilization but you can't say anything for sure about people who got one also getting the other simply from looking at the percentages.

and your original assertion was "I mean only 25% of the people who got "Oregon Trail" got Civ... that's not right." which you cannot tell simply from the percentages.

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Level 67
Feb 18, 2020
Perhaps it's just your wording though, I think perhaps you meant that only a quarter the number of people got one as the number of people who got the other. When you say 25% of people who got Oregon trail got civilization, I interpret that as saying 25% of the people who got one also got the other.
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Level 71
Jan 30, 2013
I haven't even played it, but I know the reference. Apparently, in one of the earliest games, there was a bug which made Ghandi turn into a total warmonger as soon as his country discovered how to make nuclear weapons. The creators then decided to just keep him like that in all subsequent games.
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Level 80
Jan 30, 2013
I've played all the Civ games a ton except for Civ 3 (still played through it once). Have never noticed this.
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Level 28
Jan 30, 2013
After days of playing Civ IV, Ghandi still appears to be a pathetic religious guy who deserves to get crushed by my modern armors.
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Level 77
Mar 4, 2015
His aggression was set all the way to the bottom of the scale, but when they adopt democracy (which reduces aggression by 2), it would roll over to the very top of the scale, making him extremely aggressive. Nuclear weaponry was just the way he would express that, not necessarily the cause.
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Level 80
Jul 14, 2015
stubbly, interesting. and I don't think that's how it works in Civ 4 or Civ 5. Gandhi is pretty much a pussy through the whole game. Or at least he doesn't go completely overboard.
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Level 80
Jan 28, 2017
in Civ 6 they explicitly write his love for nuclear weapons right into the character bio... so... they're sticking with it.
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Level 38
May 24, 2018
i luv ur username so much
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Level 67
Mar 23, 2019
Huh, I've never noticed that either. I've played Civ 1 quite a lot and Civ 3 countless of hours. I'm also on a Civ forum, and I've never heard of it. o_O
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Level 64
Feb 18, 2020
As someone who has played Civilization (1-6) more than all other games combined, I can confirm that nuclear Gandhi is definitely a thing (and nowadays is a meme, but that's after your comments).

In all the Civ games the leader traits are assigned a value of 1-10. In Civ 1, Gandhi's aggression was 1, but when democracy was founded, it reduced aggression by 2, which caused the number to mistakenly be 255 (on a scale of 1-10), so he always declared war.

In subsequent games, Gandhi's aggression was still always set low, but as they have many more traits now, they set building nuclear weapons and use of nuclear weapons as a very high number as an easter egg. He would still be very unlikely to be the aggressor, but if backed into a corner, he would unleash the nukes.

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Level 62
Oct 1, 2020
Yeah I think "nuclear Gandhi" is a pretty good clue. If anything, the other clue is probably worse. I mean, I doubt Civ is the only video game that involves world domination (even if it is the most famous).
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Level 68
Jan 2, 2014
me too, world domination made me guess few time remaining :)
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Level 45
Jan 28, 2017
They accidentally programmed Ghandi to be more likely to use nukes, then left that way because they thought it was funny. In actual gameplay i have not noticed it but there are some memes about online i guess, probably not the best clue, but funny.
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Level 65
May 11, 2017
I think what happened was that, in the first game, his "aggression" stat was super low, then when it was lowered further through diplomacy, it reset as super high. The developers decided to keep the glitch for the next ones. Nowadays, he builds nukes to maintain peace, but does not hesitate to use them if feels you are a threat.
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Level 66
May 24, 2018
As others have said, Ghandi has always had a modifier in the game that makes him very likely to use nukes once he gets them. It's a very common trope on civ message boards etc
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Level 39
Jun 14, 2018
its because in some forms ghandi has no trigger factor, so if you pissed him off he would glitch out and turn the dial to 2000.
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Level 20
Jan 30, 2013
Ah, I forgot that Tetris was invented in Russia D:!
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Level 67
Nov 25, 2019
Now I have the tune in my head..
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Level 56
Feb 18, 2020
I lost the game.
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Level 72
Jan 30, 2013
I'm surprised more people got Wolfenstein than Mega Man
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Level 82
Apr 7, 2016
Never heard of Megaman. On the other hand, I never played Wolfenstein and I think I haven't watched it being played for more than 10 minutes in my life, the nausea and headache that it caused can't be forgotten though. Doom was marginally better, Quake a bit more so but I just can't take those games without wanting to puke my guts out and Wolfenstein was the worst of the lot. (The movement, not the gore.)
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Level 56
Feb 18, 2020
I've never played mega man and I've never talked to someone about mega man. My parents used to play wolfenstein and 2 new games came out recently.
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Level 32
Jan 30, 2013
I got Tetris only by coincidence - I was looking at the hint for minecraft oO
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Level 88
Feb 26, 2013
Funny, I read the clue for tetris and guessed minecraft.
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Level 33
Feb 1, 2013
Thank God that more people know Zelda than Angry Birds.
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Level 61
Jun 19, 2013
"nuclear ghandi" hilarious clue
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Level 35
Oct 1, 2013
If you're going to accept GTA for Grand Theft Auto, you should accept LoZ for Legend of Zelda and WOW for World Of Warcraft
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Level ∞
Apr 29, 2015
Okay
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Level 17
Feb 2, 2014
so happy to see oregon trail on here!
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Level 75
Dec 1, 2019
Me too!
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Level 46
Feb 10, 2014
Is it just me, or does "World of Warcraft" not count for... World of Warcraft?
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Level ∞
Feb 11, 2014
Just you!
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Level 20
Apr 26, 2014
So glad to see WoW on here! Awesome game!
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Level 20
Apr 26, 2014
If you make a part two of this quiz (and you should) you should put in Donkey Kong, Burger Time, Castlevania or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. All classics
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Level 72
Dec 7, 2019
And Everquest, really the prototype for the MMORPG. Plus, I lost about 10 years of my life to that damn game.
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Level 56
Aug 13, 2020
Super Smash Bros, Animal Crossing and Atari Pong should definitely be on a Part 2.
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Level 28
Aug 17, 2014
@tirmenat

Haha, I was going to say it, but you got this. That is most certainly NOT how stats work. He tried on some math there, but it didn't fit. LOL

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Level 3
Sep 13, 2014
How did so few get Maden correct?
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Level 58
Jul 14, 2015
They spell it like you did?
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Level 23
Mar 22, 2017
:)
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Level 66
Nov 27, 2019
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Level 26
Jan 2, 2015
Sweet quiz, If you like classic nintendo games you should give mine a try- Donkey Kong Country
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Level 60
Jun 22, 2015
I knew Oregon Trail, but I typed The Oregon Trail, and it did not accept that :(
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Level 80
Jul 14, 2015
The original Punch Out is sooooooooo racist. How I miss the 80s.
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Level 79
Jul 14, 2015
I got almost half of the answers correct, but beat only 16.5% of the quiz takers. Methinks there be some gamers here. (I only played in the '80s when our kids were young, and I managed to pick up a few more here and there, Tomb Raider from the movie, Angry Birds from the grandkids, etc.)
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Level 56
Jul 14, 2015
Those are monsters on Pac-Man, not ghosts. Unless of course you read the Atari 2600 version instruction booklet.
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Level 83
Mar 13, 2016
Which no one ever bothered to do.
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Level 23
Jul 14, 2015
*Spends 5 hours playing Halo*

*Gets 19/20.. and forgets Halo*

I wish I was not stupid <3

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Level 13
Jul 16, 2015
Got every one except for minecraft 😑😣😞
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Level 15
Aug 3, 2015
got everyone except for Civilization
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Level 64
Oct 7, 2015
Nice quiz. Only missed Portal because I could only think of Half-Life, which I think should be accepted. Plug for my new Final Fantasy quiz: http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/121975/final-fantasy-series-quiz
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Level 72
Dec 7, 2019
I too could only come up with Half-Life! I never played Portal, but I thought it was only set in the same universe as Half-Life, and wasn’t a sequel or a remake or anything. If that’s the case though, I disagree that “Half-Life” should be accepted as an answer.
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Level 52
Jan 13, 2016
Minecraft isn't a video game, it's a computer game. I know that because I'm a plopping pro!
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Level 83
Mar 13, 2016
Then you must know that you can play Minecraft on PlayStation and Xbox consoles, correct?
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Level 52
Jan 13, 2016
Angry birds isn't a videogame either.
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Level 54
Oct 25, 2016
Could Tetrus be accepted for Tetris?
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Level 67
Jun 25, 2019
Or tetanus?
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Level 72
Dec 7, 2019
Tiberius!
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Level 20
Jan 7, 2017
Add UK spelling to civ please?(s instead of z)
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Level 25
Dec 31, 2017
I echo the sentiments of LSP. The British English spelling should count as correct.
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Level 73
Mar 15, 2018
Good quiz. No luck for me on Civ, Mega Man or Punch-out though.
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Level 67
May 8, 2018
Can you add british spelling of civilisation please as this was the only reason I didnt get it
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Level ∞
Nov 24, 2019
Yes
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Level 38
May 24, 2018
OMG CIV IS LITERALLY THE BEST CMON
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Level 43
Nov 25, 2019
Only missed League of Legends on the first try as have never read anything about it. Fun quiz.
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Level 73
Nov 25, 2019
Galaga, Space Invaders, Donkey Kong...
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Level 62
Nov 26, 2019
The ad on the side helped me with this quiz lol.
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Level 66
Feb 8, 2020
Could you please specify that you mean american football for the Madden clue? It took me ages thinking of different soccer games before I realized you meant the other kind of football.
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Level 45
Feb 18, 2020
Only missed LoL.
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Level 45
Apr 11, 2020
Plz take off Fortnite
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Level 16
May 14, 2020
instaed of mega man i accedently put mega mind
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Level 48
Jun 26, 2020
Yes Big Brain
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Level 50
Aug 5, 2020
This is amazing
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Level 61
Jun 7, 2020
why does this quiz have animal crossing
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Level 50
Aug 5, 2020
it doesn't?
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Level 40
Oct 9, 2020
Super Mario, The legend of Zelda, GTA, angry birds, tomb raiders, fortnite, pac man, minecraft, mortal kombat, halo, street fighter, portal, Tetris, world of Warcraft, wolfenstein 3D, metroid, madden, punch out, mega man are so hard
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Level 40
Nov 24, 2020
maiden is american football / protected rugby game. its called simply football in only 1 country of the world. Foot-ball, but played with hands.......
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Level 68
Nov 24, 2020
Would you consider accepting "John Madden" for "Madden"? It's how the first several installments were titled, and for those of us who haven't played a significant amount of video games since the Super Nintendo, it's how we may remember it.