Archive of Past Articles80's Trivia Games from The 80s Server
By Ami Tull, Staff Writer (1/9/98)
The 80s Server is a site dedicated
to the dubious decade that gave us Wham! and Super Mario Brothers. The sites own
trivia-style games section tests your knowledge
of the era in which Generation X grew up and offers a wonderful visit back to the
80s. There are also links to the games we played way back whenremember
Asteroids? Rewind, Who Can It Be Now, Manic Medley, Risky Business, and Gremlines are only
a few of the games offered by 80s.com and they are all worth
"Gremlines" is a movie trivia
game where you are given a quote and four choices of what movie it came from. There are 10
questions in all; then you hit submit and it tells you how many you got right and shows
you the correct answers for the ones you got wrong. This game is a lot of fun and reminds
you of the cool movies that came out in the 80s.
"Rewind" is an 80s music
trivia game. It gives you a word clue and then it plays about 1 second of a song for a
possible 40 points. If you cant get it, you can have 3 more seconds for 20 points or
5 more seconds for 10 points. This is a totally awesome game that reminds you of all the
good (and bad!) music from the wonderful 80s.
"Manic Medley" is another music
trivia game that challenges even the best music buffs. You hear about a second of 10 songs
and then you enter the name of the song and who sang it. You really have to think through
this one, but it is fun to see how many you remember. There is a new game set every
"Who Can It Be Now" is a picture
game that shows you pictures of 80s celebrities (it does take a few minutes to open
all the graphics). You then check one a few choices of who you think it might be now, and
then submit your guesses. There are usually about 10 picture on the page and after you hit
submit, it tells you how many you got right and which ones you got wrong. This is a really
fun way to see old picture of your favourite 80s people!
"Risky Business" and "The
Daily 100" are also fun games from The 80s Server, available only on weekdays.
Some games on the site are competitive, so you need to register for a free user name and
password; winning score for each game are posted weekly. This site is so much fun that
its worth the few minutes to register and take a blast to the past!
Tull is a proud Geek Girl completely addicted to her computer and her cappuccino IV
drip. She is a freelance web designer who considers it a bad day if she cannot play at
least three rounds of Rewind.