Are these 1980s video games or Star Trek characters?

Zaxxon, Zetar, Gorf and Korax. Where on Earth (or in space) do these names come from?

The Sixties sure had some far-out aliens on TV – some from the far reaches of space, others much closer to home. The original Star Trek brought all kinds of wonderfully weird cosmic characters to living rooms across the country, and the names of these aliens were as unique as their appearances. 

A decade after Star Trek first aired, video games began sweeping the nation, both at home and at hallowed halls of buttons, neon lights and repetitive music (AKA arcades). Though the graphics were rudimentary, the premise of many games promised everything from medieval quests to space battles.

Do you remember the bizarre names of many Eighties arcade games? What about the distinctive names of Star Trek aliens? See if you can tell the difference in this quiz!

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  1. Balok
  2. Tron
  3. Yarnek
  4. Galaxian
  5. Zaxxon
  6. Zabo
  7. Gravitar
  8. Tamar
  9. Qix
  10. Jaris
  11. Marplon
  12. Xevious
  13. Krell
  14. Sinistar
  15. Anan 7
  16. Akuta
  17. Zork
  18. Korax
  19. Arkanoid
  20. Gorf

Are these 1980s video games or Star Trek characters?

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STTOS 3 months ago
You got 16 out of 20 -Kirk and Sulu would be unbeatable in the arcade! Did you get through all the levels of this quiz or was it game over? More difficult than I thought it would be but still pretty good. I'll take it.
DIGGER1 5 months ago
Are these 1980s video games or Star Trek characters?
You got 20 out of 20
Kirk and Sulu would be unbeatable in the arcade! Did you get through all the levels of this quiz or was it game over?
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I did better than the previous time that I played this quiz. YAY!
geleta 7 months ago
Not good with Star Trek 🤨
RobertM 7 months ago
"Krell"? Quite frankly, that sounds like a shampoo!
AndreaZ 7 months ago
20 out of 20

Too easy if you grew up in the 1980s. But there were some close ones like Krell, which is close to the game Krull.
MalachiCrunch 7 months ago
Perfect score!
TOS and '80s arcade, right up my alley!
Riff60 7 months ago
I got them all right but it says I got 16/20
Bobbo 7 months ago
20/20! I was holding my breath on this one!
Tresix 7 months ago
100%! I think "Sinistar" would make a good movie.
geatornez82 7 months ago
16/20. Just took it to see if I could do it. I'm not a "Star Trek" fan. Also born in 1982, and a bit too young for a lot of video games when they first came out. I wasn't a gamer as a kid, though.
Gossemer 7 months ago
Played almost all those games in my youth. Loved em. And watch just about as much Star Trek
pacmancdi 7 months ago
Perfect 20/20. I play way too many video games so this was no challenge for me
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