Can You Name All of These FMV Games?

By: Khadija L.
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Can You Name All of These FMV Games?
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About This Quiz

FMV (short for full motion video) games revolutionized the industry when they came into being in 1983. Dragon's Lair was one of the first, and who among us didn't shell out the hefty 50 cents a go to try and help the hapless knight Dirk Daring rescue Princess Daphne from the evil, sulfurous claws of the dragon Singe?  These games incorporate clips of full-motion video played from laserdisc to move the game action along. How many of them can you recognize?

The first video games were simple creatures, full of badly pixelated creatures, blobby-looking spaceships and barely decipherable words on the screen. Vector graphics helped a little, but the straight-line nature of games like Tempest made character design difficult, since it's hard to draw humans out of straight lines.  The splashes of full motion video in the FMV games gave a cinematic feel, although occasionally the production values could make the dramatic into the absurd unintentionally.

In the end, it was technology that killed FMV as a serious game format. The laserdiscs were fragile and expensive, and while technology improvements brought the games back briefly in the '90s, these days you'll only find FMV used as clips within a larger game. The Resident Evil games are a great example of that, using the video segments for exposition. But grab a handful of quarters and see how many of these classic games you remember!

Night Trap
Sega
What is the name of this game?
Phantasmagoria
Night Trap
Dragon's Lair
The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Night trap is a horror-themed FMV adventure game in which players must use a hacked surveillance system and a series of traps in order to protect a group of teen girls from vampire-like creatures.

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Unstopable Gorg
Headup Games
The image shown corresponds to___________.
Policenauts
Heavy Rain
Unstoppable Gorg
The X-Files Game
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Unstoppable Gorg is a 1950s-themed sci-fi tower defense FMV game which follows a group of scientists who discover Planet X, which is inhabited by a species called Gorg. Players must help the captain in order to defend the space station from the attacks of this new race.

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Contradiction
Baggy Cat
Which of these games is seen in the image?
Contradiction
Time Traveler
Time Gal
Time Soldier
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Contradiction is an FMV mystery adventure game where players take in the role of Detective Jenkins, who must interview and interrogate characters from the village of Edenton. Their job is to identify the contradictions in their story and confront the lying character.

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Tomcat Alley
Sega
The screenshot seen here is of the game ___________.
Road Blaster
The Daedalus Encounter
Fahrenheit
Tomcat Alley
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Tomcat Alley is an FMV game in which player must control a U.S. Navy pilot and man the weapons of an F-14X combat aircraft to help to take down rogue communists. The game also stars actress and producer Dorothy Duder.

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Space Ace
Digital Leisure, Cinematronics, 1C Company
This FMV game is known as ____________.
Ripper
Space Ace
The 11th Hour
BioForge
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Space Ace is a laserdisc animated FMV game which follows the adventures of Dexter (Ace) on his mission to stop the villain Commander Borf, from turning the people on planet Earth into infants. Players must use a joystick in order to move the character through a series of obstacles.

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Surgical Strike
Sega
The image seen is of the game ____________.
Surgical Strike
Night Trap
Heart of Darkness
Double Switch
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Surgical Strike is an FMV game where a group of high-tech guerrillas has started an all-out war. The UN created an elite team known as the Surgical Strike whose job it is to find and kill the people responsible. Players control a hovercraft equipped with machine guns and rockets.

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Fahrenheit
Sega
What is the game featured in the image called?
Fahrenheit
Solar Crusade
Phantasmagoria: A Puzzle of Flesh
Cliff Hanger
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Fahrenheit is an FMV adventure game in which players must take on the role of a rookie firefighter whose job it is to guide a team through burning buildings to not only rescue victims but to also dispose of hazardous material all on a limited oxygen supply.

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The 7th Guest
Virgin Interactive
What is the title of the FMV game seen in the photo?
Torico
Surgical Strike
The 7th Guest
Ninja Hayate
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The 7th Guest is an adventure FMV game where players take on the role of Ego, who finds himself invisibly observing a party hosted by a toymaker with a criminal past named Henry Stauf. The party quickly turns gruesome, and it is the player’s job to uncover his real plans.

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Mad Dog II. The Lost Gold
American Laser Games, Philips, Digital Leisure
This game is known as __________.
Urban Runner
Astron Belt
Psychic Detective
Mad Dog II: The Lost Gold
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Mad Dog II: The Lost Gold is an FMV game and the sequel to Mad Dog McCree. In this game, the players are transported back to the Wild West where they must defeat numerous bandits, Indians and Mad Dog, in order to get the lost gold.

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Ground Zero. Texas
Sony Imagesoft
Which of these listed games is shown here?
Brain Dead 13
Ground Zero Texas
Black Dahlia
Big Striker
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Ground Zero: Texas is an FMV game which is set in the small town of El Cadron, Texas. Players must use four cameras which are mounted with guns in order to help the townspeople to survive an alien invasion.

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Midnight Raiders
Sega
Which of the following games is captured in the photo?
Sewer Shark
Space Ace
Midnight Raiders
Badlands
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Midnight Raiders is an FMV game where players must rescue the world’s leading biochemist who has been kidnapped and forced to create a toxic formula capable of destroying the world as we know it.

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Her Story
Sam Barlow
This FMV game is called ___________.
Her Story
Super Adventure Rockman
Plumbers Don't Wear Ties
Conspiracies
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Her Story is an FMV game in which players must search through a database of police interviews and use the clips in order to solve the case of a missing man named Simon. Most of the interviews revolve around the man’s wife, Hanna Smith.

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Road Avenger
Sega, Data East, Namco Tales Studio, Renovation Products, Pioneer Corporation, JVC, Revolutionary Concepts
The name of the game shown here is ___________.
Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge
Tomcat Alley
Road Avenger
Darkstar: The Interactive Movie
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Road Avenger is a post-apocalyptic FMV game which follows an ex-cop on his mission to avenge the murder of his wife. He uses his highly modified car to help him take down the gang which was responsible for his wife’s death.

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Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective. Volume II
Victor EntertainmentTurbo Technologies, Inc.
The correct name of this game is ___________.
The 7th Guest
Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Volume II
Thayer's Quest
The 11th Hour
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Volume II is an FMV game which is based on the character created by Arthur Conan Doyle. It follows the same format as the first game in which clues led the player to scenes where they must solve cases.

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Double Switch
Sega, Digital Pictures, Limited Run Games, Tectoy, Flash Film Works
What is the name of this FMV game?
Wirehead
Double Switch
Night Trap
Ground Zero: Texas
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Double Switch is an FMV game which is the successor to the game Night Trap. In this game, the player must help Eddie (played by Corey Haim) to protect the apartment’s tenants from thieves and burglars while he is trapped in the basement.

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Phantasmagoria (1995)
Virgin Interactive Entertainment
What is the name of this game?
Tiny Toon Adventures: Toonenstein
Voyeur
Advanced Warriors
Phantasmagoria
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Phantasmagoria is a horror-themed point-and-click adventure FMV game where players control the lead character, Adrienne Delaney, a mystery novelist who purchases a mansion with her husband which is filled with secrets, including a demon.

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The X-Files Game
Fox Interactive, Electronic Arts, Activision, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
The image shown corresponds to___________.
Quantum Gate
Love Story
The X-FIles Game
Critical Path
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The X-Files Game is a point-and-click FMV adventure game which was based on the television series, The X-Files. Set sometime during the show’s third season, the game follows a young FBI agent who is assigned to investigate the disappearance of two people.

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Who Shot Johnny Rocket
American Laser Games, Philips, Digital Leisure, 1C Company, Atari Games, Philips Interactive Media
Which of these games is seen in the image?
Who Shot Johnny Rock?
Star Fire
Star Trek: Borg
Star Wars: Rebel Assault
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Who Shot Johnny Rock? is an FMV game which follows the murder of a popular nightclub singer during the 1920s in Chicago. Players take on the role of a private detective whose job it is to find the murderer.

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The Bunker
Wales Interactive
The screenshot seen here is of the game ___________.
Supreme Warrior
The Bunker
Corpse Killer
Mad Dog McCree
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The Bunker is a horror FMV game which follows a character named John who lives in a decommissioned bunker and is the only remaining survivor of a nuclear attack. Players must explore the bunker in order to unlock the character’s childhood memories in order to find out what really happened in the bunker.

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Dracula Unleashed
Viacom New Media
This FMV game is known as ____________.
Unstoppable Gorg
Fahrenheit
Dracula Unleashed
Midnight Raiders
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Dracula Unleashed is an FMV game which is set a few years after the events in Bram Stoker’s Dracula novel. Players take on the role of a wealthy Texan who travels to England in order to investigate the death of his brother.

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Cliff hanger
Stern Electronics, Inc.
The image seen is of the game ____________.
Double Switch
Prize Fighter
Who Shot Johnny Rock?
Cliff Hanger
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Cliffhanger is a laserdisc FMV game which is loosely based on that of The Castle of Cagliostro. It follows a character named Cliff as he tries to rescue Clarissa from the evil Count Draco who wants nothing more than to marry her.

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Wing Commander III. Heart of the TIger
Electronic Arts, Origin Systems
What is the game featured in the image called?
Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger
Sewer Shark
Tomcat Alley
Dracula Unleashed
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger is the third installment in the Wing Commander game series and picks up where the second game left off. In the space combat simulator game, players must complete missions and destroy enemy aircraft.

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Slam City with Scottie Pippen
Digital Pictures
What is the title of the FMV game seen in the photo?
Midnight Morphin Power Rangers
Phantasmagoria
Slam City with Scottie Pippen
The Daedalus Encounter
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Slam City with Scottie Pippen is a one-on-one basketball FMV game where players take on the role of a rookie street basketball player, who has to make his way up the food chain in order to take on NBA All-Star Scottie Pippen.

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Late Shift
CtrlMovie Ltd and Wales Interactive
This game is known as __________.
Ripper
Stay Dead
Late Shift
The 7th Guest
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Late Shift is an adventure crime thriller FMV game which follows a mathematics student who was forced into robbing an auction house. The player's choices, from the very first one, will determine the outcome at the end of the game.

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Bioforge
Electronic Arts
Which of these listed games is shown here?
Make My Video: Kriss Kross
Bioforge
Street Fighter: The Movie
Urban Runner
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Bioforge is an adventure FMV fame which is set far into the future where the universe is run by an organization known as “the Reticulum” which is opposed by a fanatical religious group known as “the Mondites”. The goal is not immediately obvious, but players must solve a series of puzzles to figure it out.

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The Beast Within. A Gabriel Knight Mystery
Sierra Entertainment
Which of the following games is captured in the photo?
Under a Killing Moon
Crime Patrol
Tex Murphy: Overseer
The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery is a point-and-click adventure FMV game and is the sequel to Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers.

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Mansion of Hidden Souls
Sega
This FMV game is called ___________.
The Vortex: Quantum Gate II
Mansion of Hidden Souls
The Bunker
Revenge of the Ninja
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Mansion of Hidden Souls is an adventure and puzzle FMV game in which the player explores a mysterious butterfly-infested mansion in an attempt to find their missing sister. The players must solve a series of puzzles to gain ground in their search.

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Time Traveler
Sega, Digital Leisure
The name of the game shown here is ___________.
Night Trap
Road Avenger
Time Traveler
Ground Zero: Texas
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Time Traveler, or Hologram Time Traveler, is an FMV game which follows American cowboy Marshal Gram as he saves the world (and Princess Kyi-La) from an evil scientist named Lord Vulcor, who has found a way to manipulate time.

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Supreme Warrior
Digital Pictures
The correct name of this game is ___________.
Supreme Warrior
Time Gal
unstoppable Gorg
Fahrenheit
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Supreme Warrior is a first-person FMV martial arts game which is set in 16th century China. Players take control of a mysterious martial arts warrior who must protect half of a magical mask from the warlord Fang Tu and his minions.

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Prize Fighter
Sega
What is the name of this FMV game?
Mad Dog McCree
Wirehead
Double Switch
Prize Fighter
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Prize Fighter is a first-person, black and white boxing game in which players must take an upstart boxer known as “The Kid” through different opponents, each of which increases in strength.

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Dragon's Lair
Cinematronics
What is the name of this game?
Sewer Shark
Surgical Strike
Dragon's Lair
Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Volume II
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Dragon’s Lair is a laserdisc FMV game which follows the protagonist Dirk the Daring, as he attempts to rescue the beautiful Princess Daphne who has been locked away in a castle by the evil dragon named Singe.

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Corpse Killer
‎Digital Pictures
The image shown corresponds to___________.
Dracula Unleashed
Corpse Killer
Midnight Raiders
Slam City with Scottie Pippen
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Corpse Killer is an FMV shooter game which follows a hero who has landed on a strange island only to be bitten by a zombie. To defeat the crazy scientist creating them and to save himself from completely turning, he must find the antidote.

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Wirehead
Sega, MGM Interactive
Which of these games is seen in the image?
Prize Fighter
Tomcat Alley
Supreme Warrior
Wirehead
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Wirehead is an FVM game in which players control the movements of a man named Ned Hubbard through an implant in his brain, to escape a group of thugs and to save both himself and his mentor.

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Heart of Darkness
Interplay Entertainment, Atari, SA, Ocean Software
The screenshot seen here is of the game ___________.
Mansion of Hidden Souls
The Bunker
The Masked Rider
Heart of Darkness
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Heart of Darkness is an FMV game in which players take on the role of a child called Andy who goes on a mission to rescue his dog who has been kidnapped by shadow creature and in doing so, faces his fear of darkness.

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THe 11th Hour
Virgin Interactive
This FMV game is known as ____________.
Street Fighter: The Movie
The 11th Hour
Make My Video: INXS
The 7th Guest
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The 11th Hour is a puzzle adventure FMV game which is the sequel The 7th Guest. It takes place almost 80 years after the events of The 7th Guest and players must return to the Stauf mansion in order to solve new puzzles and investigate the disappearance of Robin Morales.

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Sewer Shark
Sony Imagesoft
The image seen is of the game ____________.
Raid on Volcania
Road Avenger
Revenge of the Ninja
Sewer Shark
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Sewer Shark is a rail-shooter FMV game which is set in a future where humanity has been forced to live underground. Players must assume the role of a rookie pilot who receives transmissions to kill one million pounds worth of creatures.

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Mad Dog McCree
American Laser Games, Microsoft Windows, Philips
What is the game featured in the image called?
Mad Dog McCree
Surgical Strike
Tex Murphy: Overseer
Under a Killing​ Moon
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Mad Dog McCree is an FMV game in which players take on the role of the new deputy in town, who is put in charge of taking down the outlaw Mad Dog McCree and his band of gunslinging crooks.

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The Daedalus Encounter
Virgin Interactive, Panasonic
What is the title of the FMV game seen in the photo?
Time Travelers
Mansion of Hidden Souls
The Daedalus Encounter
Urban Runner
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The Daedalus Encounter is a sci-fi FMV game which player take on the role of a man who has been brought back as a cyborg after a serious space accident. He must save the lives of his companions by solving a series of puzzles.

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Time Gal
Sega, Taito, JVC Kenwood Victor Entertainment, Renovation Products, TAITO Corporation
This game is known as __________.
Crime Patrol
Time Gal
Midnight Raiders
Ripper
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Time Gal is an FMV game which follows Reika Kirishima as she travels through time to stop an evil thief named Luda from using a time-traveling device in order to become Supreme Leader of the World.

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Ripper
Take-Two Interactive, GameTek
Which of these listed games is shown here?
Slam City with Scottie Pippen
Mad Dog II: The Lost Gold
The 11th Hour
Ripper
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Ripper is an FMV point and click adventure game set in a 2040 New York where a killer by the name of “The Ripper” is on the loose. Player take on the role of an investigative reporter who receives letters from The Ripper after each murder, and it is his job to uncover who it is.

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