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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geleta 24 days ago
Not good with Star Trek 🤨
RobertM 1 month ago
"Krell"? Quite frankly, that sounds like a shampoo!
AndreaZ 1 month 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 1 month ago
Perfect score!
TOS and '80s arcade, right up my alley!
Riff60 1 month ago
I got them all right but it says I got 16/20
Bobbo 1 month ago
20/20! I was holding my breath on this one!
Tresix 1 month ago
100%! I think "Sinistar" would make a good movie.
geatornez82 1 month 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 1 month ago
Played almost all those games in my youth. Loved em. And watch just about as much Star Trek
pacmancdi 1 month ago
Perfect 20/20. I play way too many video games so this was no challenge for me
jtrain 1 month ago
15/20, guessed everyone of them!
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