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Mario

Games company that created Mario Click to show or hide the answer
Arcade game in which Mario first appeared (1981, as Jumpman) Click to show or hide the answer
Mario's trade Click to show or hide the answer
The land in which Mario's adventures take place Click to show or hide the answer
Mario's brother (in Mario Brothers and Super Mario Brothers) Click to show or hide the answer
Mario's task is often to rescue Click to show or hide the answer
Mario's main antagonist (a turtle–like monster) Click to show or hide the answer
Character created in 1992 as an evil version of Mario – name is a combination of "Mario" and the Japanese word for "bad" Click to show or hide the answer

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Bartender Desmond Miles is pitted against the Knights Templar, in Click to show or hide the answer
Black Ops and Ghosts are editions of Click to show or hide the answer
Tiffi, Easter Bunny, Mr. Toffee, shop owner Mr. Yeti, Odus the Owl, and the evil Bubblegum Troll, are all characters in Click to show or hide the answer
Launched in 2012, announced its 2,000th level in September 2016
Appears as himself in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories Click to show or hide the answer
Star of the Tomb Raider franchise: has been voiced by Shelley Blond, Keeley Hawes and Camilla Luddington (among others) Click to show or hide the answer
Series of games aimed at children, where the object is to feed sweets to a green frog-like creatue called Om Nom; the original version sold a million copies in nine days on its release in 2010 Click to show or hide the answer
Commercially disastrous Atari game, millions of copies of which are believed by some to have been buried at Alamogordo, New Mexico, in 1983 Click to show or hide the answer
Series of post–apocalyptic games, the original (released in 1997) being set in California in the year the year 2161: the player takes the role of a character called the Vault Dweller; features a wrist–held computer called the Pip–Boy (Personal Information Processor–Boy) and a recurring character called Vault Boy, who is the mascot of the sinister Vault–Tec Corporation Click to show or hide the answer
Survival game, launched by North Carolina–based Epic Games in 2017: quickly became a cultural phenomenon, drawing in more than 125 million players in less than a year; popularised the dance crazes flossing, fresh and flapping Click to show or hide the answer
Hand–held games console launched by Nintendo in 1989 Click to show or hide the answer
San Andreas, Liberty City and Los Santos are locations in Click to show or hide the answer
Largely set in the kingdom of Hyrule; Link, the playable character and chief protagonist, is often given the task of rescuing Hyrule and the eponymous princess from Ganon, the main antagonist Click to show or hide the answer
Created by Swedish programmer Marcus Persson (who likes to be called Notch); released in 2011 by Mojang, the company he set up to develop it, which was bought by Microsoft in 2014 for $2.5 billion; has survival mode, hardcore mode, creative mode, adventure mode, and spectator mode Click to show or hide the answer
Chased by Inky, Pinky, Blinky and Clyde (in a 1980s arcade game) Click to show or hide the answer
Seminal arcade tennis simulation game launched in 1972 by Atari Click to show or hide the answer
Western–themed action adventure game series: first edition, released in 2004 and set in the 1880s, featured bounty hunter Red Harlow; second (2010) is set in 1911 and features former outlaw John Marston; third (2018) is set in 1899 and features outlaw Arthur Morgan Click to show or hide the answer
Franchise originating in Japan, dating from 1996: known in Japan as Biohazard; original playable characters are Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine; various characters battle zombies and other monsters created by the Umbrella Corporation; Raccoon City is one of the principal settings (except that it was destroyed in 1998 and has been cordoned off by the US Government ever since) Click to show or hide the answer
Company behind Sonic the Hedgehog, Total War and Yakuza; stopped making consoles after the failure of the Dreamcast (introduced in 1998) Click to show or hide the answer
Star of a game launched by Sega in 1991: his quest was to defeat Dr. Ivo Robotnik (a.k.a. Eggman or Doctor Eggman), an evil scientist who had imprisoned animals in robots and stolen the magical Chaos Emeralds Click to show or hide the answer
Created in the Soviet Union (Russia) in 1984: met with huge success when bundled in with early Game Boys; by 2010 it had sold more than 170 million copies, making it the best–selling paid–downloaded game of all time; involves stacking two–dimensional geometric shapes as efficiently as possible Click to show or hide the answer
First published in 2000: has included editions called Shogun, Mediaeval, Rome, Napoleon, Attila and Warhammer Click to show or hide the answer
Features treasure hunter Nathan "Nate" Drake (the main protagonist), senior treasure hunter and mentor Victor "Sully" Sullivan, and journalist Elena Fisher Click to show or hide the answer
"High fantasy" franchise, dating from 1994: set in and around the world of Azeroth Click to show or hide the answer
Sega franchise, introduced in 2005: name is a Japanese word for a gangster or crime syndicate Click to show or hide the answer

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