Was this a vintage arcade game or a classic sci-fi TV character?

Can you tell the difference between a quarter-eater and a Klingon?


If Scrabble allowed the use of proper nouns, these would score big points. Because when it came to naming video games and sci-fi characters back in the day, creators loved to utilize those Q's, Z's and X's. 

A name like Zaxxon or Korax just sound so much more outer-spacey. But were they arcade games or sci-fi characters?

Below, you will find a bunch of names. Some were arcade cabinets in the early 1980s. The others were were characters in MeTV shows like Star Trek, Lost in Space and Buck Rogers.

Try to sort them!

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  1. Mork
  2. Mappy
  3. Tapper
  4. Tigerman
  5. Jojo Krako
  6. Gorf
  7. Gravitar
  8. Miss Cosmos
  9. Zalto
  10. Bolix
  11. Xevious
  12. Megazor
  13. Pengo
  14. Wizard of Wor
  15. Zaxxon
  16. Geoo
  17. Qix
  18. Korax

Was this a vintage arcade game or a classic sci-fi TV character?

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tbrian 1 month ago
You got 18 out of 18. Guessed on half of these.
Andy 20 months ago
Because so many parents complained about "Tapper" being set in a bar, bad enough it was a video game kids could play, there was a "G-rated" redesign called "Root Beer Tapper" so little ones wouldn't be corrupted by the evils of demon rum. I swear I'm not kidding.
frances3agape 47 months ago
Agree with EmBee.
Am lucky got 13 of 18 by guessing 15 of them!
trogg888 47 months ago
lost in space was a really good show at first.until they started featuring creepy dr smith all the time
trogg888 47 months ago
got 16 but have to admit i guessed on a couple. i played a lot of games in that era but some of those i d never heard of
biscuits18521 48 months ago
12/18 not bad considering I'm not up on video games lol.
MichelleWaslh 49 months ago
17/18 just got one wrong the question was number 16 geoo was a tv show character
MrBill 49 months ago
13/18; not too bad considering I had to guess on all but one.
kevopilis 49 months ago
16 out of 18, pretty good I guess, I played a lot of those games, and watch a lot of
vintage tv
Alan 49 months ago
Cleaned up for first time - ever 18 of 18! Playing old school games and all those years of watching Lost in Space helped!
nightshade 49 months ago
17 out of 18...... lost on tigerman which totally sounds like generic 8 bit homemade game .......
EmBee 49 months ago
A bit Lost in Space-centric. I',m lucky I got 16.
frances3agape EmBee 47 months ago
I second that motion.
Kenner 49 months ago
I guess is pays to know your “Lost In Space” guest stars.
biscuits18521 Kenner 48 months ago
Seems to be the case lol.
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