Specialist: 1970s video games

From the quiz on 11/4/17. Download the audio for Q3 here.

  1. In 1977, Nintendo released its very first video game console, the Color TV-Game 6, which played variations of which popular arcade game? Pong

  2. Which arcade game, created in 1971 by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney before they founded Atari, was the first commercially-sold video game of any kind? Computer Space

  3. **Which 1979 Namco arcade game is being played here? Galaxian

  4. Which text adventure, originally developed in the late 1970s, features deadly monsters called grues and opens with the lines “You are standing in an open field west of a white house, with a boarded front door. There is a small mailbox here.”? Zork

  5. Which Japanese city lends its name to a technique in the original Space Invaders in which invaders are shot on the very bottom row, where the player is immune to enemy bullets because they spawn beneath the turret? Nagoya


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