Can You Detect What Retro Games Are Hiding in this Puzzle?

Reckon you’re a gaming geek? Then try getting your joystick around this.

This puzzle features 22 cryptic clues to the name of games dating back to the 1970s, so grey-haired gamers crack on.

But millennials need not fear.

There are also a string of more current games to find.

So take a screen break, and feast your eyes on this. If you find them all, you can confidently call yourself a gaming guru.

If not, then you will have to find a way to console yourself.

The puzzle was created to celebrate the UK’s biggest gaming festival, Insomnia, which returns to Birmingham’s NEC arena this weekend between the 25th-28th August.

Insomnia’s spokesman said: “Video games are one of the biggest draws in entertainment these days, with eSports and gaming tournaments drawing millions of fans.

“And we thought it would be a great idea to create a mashup of some of the biggest games in history – and some of the biggest upcoming releases – in one tricky puzzle.”

Insomnia will be playing host to some of the biggest names on YouTube and British gaming, including Syndicate, Dan TDM, Yammy XOX and iBallistic Squid.

Gamers will have the chance to be the first in the UK to play top titles FIFA 18, Farcry 5 and the Crew 2.



  1. Minecraft
  2. Overwatch
  3. Rocket League
  4. League of Legends
  5. Hearthstone
  6. Counterstrike
  7. Team Fortress
  8. Donkey Kong
  9. Pong
  10. Paperboy
  11. Pac-man
  12. Space Invaders
  13. Duck Hunt
  14. Tetris
  15. Super Mario Odyssey
  16. South Park: The Fractured but whole
  17. Just Dance
  18. FIFA 18
  19. COD WWII
  20. Uncharted Lost Legacy
  21. Pokken Tournament DX
  22. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

  • Mat is a writer with an interest in public opinion research. He has a passion for stories covering lifestyle, travel and technology.

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