Thursday, 22 May 2014

The Daily Teaser — 22-5-2014: Pakku Pakku … !

Well, it’s official.

I’ve added a Paypal ‘Donate’ button to the blog: anything you want to add would be VERY appreciated.

And I’m in a bit of a rush.

I’ve got an interview, today: in Ilford, so you know, for a key-cutters called Timpsons.

Here’s hoping I can find the place.

Given that, let’s get a move on.

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring six out of seven.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 22nd May, 1980, saw the release of the original Pac-man. By which Japanese electronics company … ?
Q2) Toru Iwatani, the game’s designer, partly based Pac-man on a Japanese character for what part of the face … ?
Q3) He also drew inspiration from which foodstuff … ?
Q4) What’s the Japanese version of the game called: Pakkuman, Pakkulaman or Pakkula … ?
Q5) Pac-man’s enemies — the four ghosts who always chased him — were known as Shadow, Speedy, Bashful and Pokey. Give us any of their nicknames … ?
Q6) What colour did they turn, when Pac-man ate a PowerPill?
Q7) In the original US version of the game — the version we would’ve seen, here in the UK — eating one of the pellets would score how many points: five, ten or fifteen … ?
Q8) How many points did you need to score, to gain an extra life … ?
Q9) What was the furthest level you could reach, in Pac-man: 254, 255 or 256 … ?
Q10) What was the name of the sequel to Pac-man … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 21st April, 1917, saw the chartering of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.   Under what name was it chartered … ?
Q2) Which member of Britain’s Royal family is the current president of the Board of Commissioners of the Commission … ?
A2) Prince Edward.
Q3) The Commission has six member nations: name one of them.
Q4) Commonwealth war-graves with 40 or more graves have a feature designed by architect, Reginald Blomfield: called the Cross of what … ?
A4) Cross Of Sacrifice.
Q5) Cemeteries with more 1000 burials have a Stone of Remembrance designed by man who designed the Cenotaph, in Whitehall.   Who was that man … ?
Q6) The epitaph for the unknown dead of World War 1, reads “A Soldier of the Great War known unto God.”   Who wrote that epitaph?
Q7) Finally … the largest cemetery run by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission is in Belgium.   What’s it called?
A7) The Tyne Cot Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery and Memorial to the Missing.
I’ll leave you with possibly the shortest tune ever used in a teaser … 

And this thought …
“If Pac-Man had affected us as kids, we’d all be running around in dark rooms, munching pills and listening to repetitive electronic music.”
Marcus Brigstocke.
Have a good day!

*        Thought it might be, Debbi: it’s an easy-ish problem to fix, sometimes.   The Permissions and Sharing pane I showed you yesterday has little drop downs you can toggle: tinkering with those can help, occasionally.   (And nice to here, Debbi!   Always good to be upbeat, isn’t it … ?)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

It always helps!

1. Namco
2. the mouth
3. pizza
4. Pakkuman
5. Pinky
6. blue
7. 15
8. I don't know
9. 256
10. Ms. Pac-Man