View Full Version : Rainecloud's "Name the Game" Competition [2004] (With Prize!)

06-30-2004, 10:20 PM
As all competition threads seem to start these days: "It's that time again". Yes, the last "Name the Game" competition was so damn popular, I decided to bring it back - with an even better prize. Fancy winning a Final Fantasy VIII Necklace, Griever Pendant, Gunblade Pin Badge and Griever Ring? Well, just enter the quiz.

Rules, Legal Mumbo-Jumbo & Whatnot:

1) First of all, please don't enter the competition unless you intend to provide me with your address if you happen to win. I'm a trustworthy EoFF'er, as many of the members here will be able to tell you (ask "Endless", who received a limited edition Final Fantasy boxed soundtrack for winning the last competition).

2) I understand that neither the owner of Eyes on Final Fantasy, Cid (Sean Robinson), the Cid's Knights, Site Staff or Administrators have anything to do with this competition, and that this prize is simply a gift from me to you as a show of appreciation. This quiz is 100% independent, and is not sponsored or endorsed by EoFF in any way. No money will be made from this competition.

And now that crap's out of the way...

The Rules & Instructions:

I) Simply "Name the Game" from each 100x100 pixel box. I've not numbered the pictures, as I want the full screen to be available for you to take a look at. The games are from all different genres, and they may be from any format, past or present.

II) Please send all your answers to me in a Private Message. Please don't post any answers or clues in this thread, as it will ruin the competition. Feel free to discuss the competition in this thread, but don't reveal any answers.

III) The screenshots are numbered from left to right. I've not actually put the numbers on the screenshots, as it may ruin your view of the overall picture, and may impair your judgment. You will receive a point for guessing the game correctly, and a further bonus point if you can tell me which console/computer/other format the screenshot is taken from. Copy and paste this into a PM and fill out the answers:

First Row:
1) [Game goes here] [System goes here]
2) [Game goes here] [System goes here]
3) [Game goes here] [System goes here]
4) [Game goes here] [System goes here]
5) [Game goes here] [System goes here]
Second Row:
6) [Game goes here] [System goes here]
7) [Game goes here] [System goes here]
8) [Game goes here] [System goes here]
9) [Game goes here] [System goes here]
10) [Game goes here] [System goes here]
Third Row:
11) [Game goes here] [System goes here]
12) [Game goes here] [System goes here]
13) [Game goes here] [System goes here]
14) [Game goes here] [System goes here]
15) [Game goes here] [System goes here]
Fourth Row:
16) [Game goes here] [System goes here]
17) [Game goes here] [System goes here]
18) [Game goes here] [System goes here]
19) [Game goes here] [System goes here]
20) [Game goes here] [System goes here]
Fifth Row:
21) [Game goes here] [System goes here]
22) [Game goes here] [System goes here]
23) [Game goes here] [System goes here]
24) [Game goes here] [System goes here]
25) [Game goes here] [System goes here]
Sixth Row:
26) [Game goes here] [System goes here]
27) [Game goes here] [System goes here]
28) [Game goes here] [System goes here]
29) [Game goes here] [System goes here]
30) [Game goes here] [System goes here]

IV) Don't worry if you can't "get" many - past winners of this competition have been very low scorers. The quiz is hard. However badly you think you've done, I urge you to send your answers in. Who knows, you might just win.

V) The quiz will last about a week. I'll have a closing date nearer the time, as I'll have to see how the competition "goes on" to begin with before I decide on a definite date. After the quiz is over, the winner will be revealed and the results will be posted in a separate thread.



It's an incredibly cool Final Fantasy VIII collector's set. It contains:
1) A mini gunblade replica.
2) A Griever ring.
3) A silver chain/necklace.
4) A Griever pendant (at the end of the chain, obviously).
The prize is completely free, and I shall be paying all postage costs, no matter where you live.

And the quiz itself:


Thanks in advance, and good luck! Any questions? Send me a PM.

06-30-2004, 10:29 PM
I'm game. However, if I were to win (who knows?), I don't want the prize, let it be rewarded to the second (I already had my reward).

Oh, and he's not lying when he's saying he'll send it to you. I still have the limited FFXI music set next to my desk.

06-30-2004, 10:32 PM
That's fine.

If the winner decides that he/she doesn't want the prize, It'll go to the next highest scorer.

The Man
06-30-2004, 10:36 PM
I don't recognize a single of those games for certain. :(

06-30-2004, 10:39 PM
I'll give it shot, but WOW that looks tough.

06-30-2004, 10:41 PM
I can probably get 4/5 yay :D

War Angel
06-30-2004, 11:12 PM
What about good guesses, or guesses at all? For example, what if I say 'this is game X', and it's actually the very similiar looking sequel?

06-30-2004, 11:40 PM
I've gotten 14 of 30 so far. I'm amazed. :D

07-01-2004, 03:41 AM
well, since I KNOW I have no chance of winning, I'll enter. :D

EDIT: actually, scratch that, as I know 2 of these games. *nods*

07-01-2004, 04:04 AM
Are all of the games there released (in english)?

07-01-2004, 04:16 AM
Does spelling count?

07-01-2004, 04:17 AM
I like how some of these game shots have multiple variants to the series and a very very minor detail in the shot gives away which.

07-01-2004, 06:02 AM
Gotten up to 20. :D

07-01-2004, 07:19 AM
Ahem. Apologies for not making things a little easier. The last quiz was far too easy, and I didn't want to make the same mistake again. Having said that, from the entries I've received so far, you've got the majority of answers correct between you!

And as for sequels? You don't have to guess the correct one, unless of course the games are vastly difference in appearance. I'm pretty lenient when it comes to your guessing, so if you're close, you'll get the point(s).

Tips and Advice:

- As I said before, you don't have to know all the games to be able to win this prize. Nobody has ever got a perfect score in this quiz. Even if you only know a few, give me a PM. You'll look good on the leader board. ;)

- Take your time, and don't rush into sending me that PM. Stare at the screenshots, and take note of everything that appears in them. Who knows, something might just *click* in your brain.

- And yes, don't worry, you can change or add to your previous PM. Send me another PM with your changes and I'll be sure to alter your guesses. Don't make a habit of doing this though, please.


Here's some clues to help you along the way (as I've realised the quiz is pretty damn hard).

- There's seven 2D platform games, one arcade-only fighting game, one point-and-click adventure game, seven 3D action games (some of which could be classed as RPGs, two first person shooting games, two beat-em-ups, one NES zapper game and a few more that I'm not going to give away just yet. :D

07-01-2004, 02:14 PM
I recognise only one, ONE dammit. *$#!@#%#$
But that's a huge acheivement for me coz i don't really like video games.

07-01-2004, 04:43 PM
Well, you all have until Friday, July 9th to complete your entries. That's a massive ten days of thinking time. The winner will be announced on Saturday, July 10th, whenever I can be bothered to create the thread.

I've not received many entries so far, but the ones I have received have been fairly impressive. As always, keep your entries coming in, and don't worry if you only know a few - I'd appreciate your guesses very much, as it will help me out with the next quiz.

Lord Xehanort
07-01-2004, 06:55 PM
Why does it have to be soooo hard!?!?! I've been wanting that pendant alone for years! But this prize just makes me go crazy!! Oh well, maybe I can pull it off. (Yeah right) *starts answering*

07-01-2004, 07:08 PM
I'll have a go later, but homework is the order of the day right now.

I can name about a quarter, so I won't win. But I like the idea of Raine knowing my address. ;)

Kaos Nishiakari
07-01-2004, 08:02 PM
I probably recognized two or three at most o.o

07-01-2004, 08:08 PM
Why does it have to be soooo hard!?!?! I've been wanting that pendant alone for years! But this prize just makes me go crazy!! Oh well, maybe I can pull it off. (Yeah right) *starts answering*

This quiz is hard because the others were far too easy. ;)

Plus, it makes you think. You're all doing well so far - keep it up.

07-01-2004, 10:14 PM
Thats the prize?! I'm so in, and I'm actually gonna try this time. :fpenerg:

07-01-2004, 10:16 PM
This really isn't that hard if you know how to go about it.

07-01-2004, 10:20 PM
Aww, now you've discouraged me.

Flying Mullet
07-01-2004, 10:21 PM
Do we get any points if we guess the system but not the game?
And at least one of the screen shots appears from a game that appears on more than one system, do we get extra points for naming the systems?

07-01-2004, 10:21 PM
Fine. Less competition for me. So far the only competition I have is Shoy, I think. I don't want the prize. I'm planning on giving the prize to PeTeRL90, but I'll give it to someone else if the price is right. Like sending me something much more expensive in return.

07-01-2004, 10:22 PM
Do we get any points if we guess the system but not the game?I was going to ask that, but KB discouraged me. :fpcry:

Flying Mullet
07-01-2004, 10:23 PM
Don't let him get you down.

He's all talk. :p

07-01-2004, 10:25 PM
Ask Rainecloud how many of them I have, then.

He really does have 20. And they're all right, system and all.


God, I'm such a loser.

07-01-2004, 11:27 PM
I must have that Griver necklace. Kiro, if you win, I will have your head.

07-01-2004, 11:29 PM
In all seriousness, I'm confident on 17 of them. 3 of them were stretch guesses.

07-02-2004, 12:01 AM
I'm sure of 18, and fairly confident on the system for them on 17. Just wait :p

07-02-2004, 12:25 AM
I'm confident on... 1 :fpcry:

07-02-2004, 03:59 AM
I'm confident on 1 as well. :oscar:

07-02-2004, 06:27 AM
Originally Posted by Rainecloud:
He really does have 20. And they're all right, system and all.

I never said that. In actual fact, you've got quite a few of them wrong. :D

Do we get any points if we guess the system but not the game?

No. The game has to be guessed correctly in order for you to have a chance at winning the bonus point.

And at least one of the screen shots appears from a game that appears on more than one system, do we get extra points for naming the systems?

You'll get the bonus point if you manage to name just one of the systems the game appears on.

Sorry about the confusion - it's been a while since I've done anything like this. >_<

07-02-2004, 06:40 AM
Yes, Rainecloud, I thought my "God, I'm a Loser" right after that declared that I made that up.

07-02-2004, 06:56 AM
Funnily enough, it didn't. I can never tell with you.

07-02-2004, 06:58 AM
Yeah, that happens.

07-02-2004, 10:15 AM
I got the *...snip* one, but where was it

*Pokes someones eye out pointing to it*


07-02-2004, 10:20 AM
I am going to shoot you so much.

Flying Mullet
07-02-2004, 02:01 PM
Sorry about the confusion - it's been a while since I've done anything like this. >_<
No worries, you're doing just fine. It's a fun competition.

07-02-2004, 04:49 PM
I'm confident on... 1 :fpcry:

Me too. :moose:

07-02-2004, 08:18 PM
Gah! #10 is on the tip of my tongue, and I can't remember the damned name for the life of me. Curse you, Raine!

07-02-2004, 08:35 PM
This quiz is getting me a lot of death threats.

I'm slightly worried...

07-03-2004, 06:34 AM
Nah, don't worry about it, and I hope my revised list that I've sent you looks a bit better than my last one. :D

Okay, chitlins, I'm quite confident now on 22 of them, but I've answered 25 of them. Expect me to round off all 30 by the end of the week. :p


07-03-2004, 06:43 AM
Heh. Most of you have made a herculean effort, and I'm guessing you all really want that prize.

Nothing spectacular as of yet, but some pretty good entries nonetheless.

Del Murder
07-03-2004, 08:21 AM
It is a lot harder this time around!

07-03-2004, 09:15 AM
How many times may we submit answers, if there was a situation where one wanted to revise one's answers?

07-03-2004, 05:47 PM
I'm going to kill you, Kiro.

07-03-2004, 08:24 PM
How many times may we submit answers, if there was a situation where one wanted to revise one's answers?

You can re-submit your answers as many times as you feel fit before Friday, July 9th. However, you must label your PM as "Competition [Revisions]".

Some interesting points:

1) Loads of you have guessed that row three, picture three is "Sim City". It bloody well isn't.

2) Same applies to row five, picture five. It is not "Soul Reaver".

3) Nobody's managed to identify picture one in row three. Not one of you. :D

4) Row six, picture three hasn't fooled many of you. You're too clever for me.

07-03-2004, 09:06 PM
*looks at point #2 and revises answers*

07-03-2004, 10:49 PM
I'm willing to stake my life on a mere 4 of them.

Chibi Youkai
07-04-2004, 04:57 AM
I think I might... big emphasis on might, know a whole 2 of them.

07-04-2004, 03:45 PM
Never mind. Im willing to stake my life on 15 of them!

07-04-2004, 06:54 PM
Much harder this time, though I'm confident on a few.

07-05-2004, 01:31 AM
Expect my third draft by tomorrow night, Rainecloud. I'm sure on 1 more, and I've downloaded a few ROMs that might hold clues on another one. I'm going all out for that prize. :p

Del Murder
07-05-2004, 08:34 AM
So far I think I have identified two games and one system.

07-05-2004, 09:59 AM
It's amazing to see how you all differ in terms of gaming knowledge.

Some of you have done excellently, and some of you have .... well, sucked. :D

07-05-2004, 04:30 PM
and some should spend more time caring :D

(I don't have the time to win :( )

07-05-2004, 09:55 PM
3) Nobody's managed to identify picture one in row three. Not one of you. :D
Well thats all changed now. :D:D:D

I honestly can't see how no one besides me got that one.

07-05-2004, 10:37 PM
That's only 'cause I haven't submitted my answers yet.

07-06-2004, 04:58 PM
Yeah me neither.

07-06-2004, 05:05 PM
Making slow progress... I expect to be about halfway up the rankings table.

07-07-2004, 06:59 PM
Only a couple of days left, and I'm still receiving some good submissions.

This is going to be a close one to call.

07-07-2004, 07:42 PM
Has anyone besides me gotten 11 yet Rainecloud?

07-07-2004, 08:28 PM
Just one other member (up until now). It's so easy, too.

07-07-2004, 09:06 PM
I know I can't believe no one knows it...it makes me sad too cause that game kicks ass.

I hope such subliminal messaging isn't prohibited. :)

07-07-2004, 09:08 PM
I've figured it out. Only 4, 12, and 25 left now. :p

07-07-2004, 09:20 PM
Sooooooo........Who wants to trade answers? J/K

07-08-2004, 05:04 AM
Number 8's a killer.

07-08-2004, 07:25 AM
Number 8 was the most obvious one for me....I spent my entire childhood playing it. :p

I think I got number 11 right....I hope I got number 11 right. :p

07-08-2004, 05:42 PM
Ohh! I got #13 wrong and I didn't even know it.

*changes #13*

07-08-2004, 07:49 PM
Just between you and me, o_O what's number 8? :p

07-08-2004, 08:03 PM
Only twelve hours until the end of the competition.

For those of you who haven't sent me your entries/final revisions, hurry the heck uppeth.