Can you guess the video game characters from these color blocks?
Video game characters are some of the most recognizable in the world, from the mustached Super Mario to the blurry blue who is, of course, Sonic the Hedgehog. But could you identify your favorites in a series of block images, made up only of the character’s main colors?
Tech recycling specialist Computer Disposals Ltd has come up with a quiz featuring a number of retro video game characters reduced to their primary colors. The best examples of character design are instantly recognizable – but how familiar are they without any of their identifying details like clothing or accessories?
Even for the most ardent video game fans, this quiz is difficult. Well-known characters like Princess Peach and the Legend of Zelda Bond are difficult to identify when reduced to their base colors. And even Pac-Man, a one-color character, is hard to spot without his iconic missing “slice”.
The company revealed that out of 1,000 respondents, only 40% were able to correctly identify all 15 characters. And the most recognized character might not be the one you’d expect – 90% were able to correctly identify Kirby, making him the most recognizable character on the list.
Visit Computer Disposals Ltd for the full quiz, and more, including a wickedly challenging quiz involving retro video game levels. And if you’re looking for more quiz action, see if you can guess the brand from these reimagined logos (spoiler alert: we couldn’t).