Level Up! Video Game Myths Quiz
by Staff
Are you a player? Have you been there, done that, completed every quest and leveled all the way up? Then get ready to face the myths and rumors of the video game world to see how much you really know. Game on!

What video game vixen supposedly stripped down to her birthday suit if players entered the correct button code?

  • Princess Peach
  • Bloodrayne
  • Lara Croft

This video game heroine is killed early in her adventure, and game fans persisted for years with rumors about being able to ressurrect her.

  • Aeris
  • Princess Peach
  • Chun-li

One of gaming's greatest myths has to do with thousands of Atari 2600 cartridges of this game being buried in the desert.

  • "Combat"
  • "Pitfall"
  • "E.T."

What mystical object was rumored to be obtainable in "The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time", but was not truly accessible in the game?

  • The Ocarina of Time
  • The Triforce
  • The Master Sword

True or false: The iconic video game "Donkey Kong" was so named due to a mistranslation of the name "Monkey Kong."

  • true
  • false

True or false: The scandalous Hot Coffee sex minigame in "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" was accessible in unmodified copies of the game.

  • true
  • false

This popular video game magazine fooled gamers time and again with April Fools' Day jokes, eventually spawning several myths about game secrets.

  • GamePro
  • Nintendo Power
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly

This beloved Nintendo 64 game was rumored to have a secret location accessible in its very first level. This myth was almost true!

  • "Goldeneye 007"
  • "Mario 64"
  • "The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time"

People assume video games are mostly played by kids, but the age of the average gamer is higher than you might expect. What is it?

  • 24
  • 31
  • 37

Girls don't play video games, right? Think again -- female gamers represent this much of the market.

  • 33 percent
  • 42 percent
  • 49 percent

Myth: This game caused Columbine's shooters to go on a rampage.

  • "Doom"
  • "Quake"
  • "Call of Duty"

True or false: The Atari 2600 was the first home video game console.

  • true
  • false

This video game sports franchise is plagued by a mythic curse: The players featured on its cover end up injured!

  • "Madden NFL"
  • "FIFA World Cup"
  • "NFL Blitz"

Video games lead to social isolation, right? This game's more than 10 million subscribers say "no."

  • "Starcraft II"
  • "World of Warcraft"
  • "Everquest"

Video game technology was so advanced around the year 2000 that this console's chips were supposedly able to power guided missiles!

  • GameCube
  • Xbox
  • PlayStation 2

"Pong" was the first video game ever, right? Wrong! While "Pong" was one of gaming's earliest successes, it wasn't the first on the scene. This game was.

  • "Spacewar!"
  • "Pac-Man"
  • "Space Invaders"

This Pokemon was the subject of many myths and legends and was supposed to be unobtainable -- but through a game glitch, players were able to acquire it!

  • Mew
  • Pikachu
  • Charmander

This violent game was censored on the Super Nintendo, but a (false) myth claimed that the blood could be enabled with the right code.

  • "Mortal Kombat"
  • "Street Fighter II"
  • "Killer Instinct"

True or false: Legendary game company Namco developed the sequel to "Pac-Man," titled "Ms. Pac-Man," which would go on to become one of the most popular arcade games of all time.

  • true
  • false

Nintendo helped disprove this myth about video games with its wildly popular "Wii Fit."

  • Games are unhealthy.
  • Games are hard.
  • Games are good for all ages.