Quiz Avenue [Model NAPR-1013]
A 27-year-old NEC PC-Engine CD Game by NEC Avenue
Emulated in MAME !
Information for the following ROM(s): quizaven
Quiz Avenue © 1991 NEC Avenue, Limited.
Quiz Avenue is a Role Playing/Quiz game by Nec Avenue. Two play modes are available - The first one, called Quest, is a solo adventure where the player goes on a journey to rescue the King's daughter. The game is divided into several areas (forest, lake, mountains...) and each one of them is guarded by a monster. But here, as you would have guessed, fights are not the usual style. Players must answer a series of questions put to them by the various foes. A list of possible answers appear on screen and he must promptly pick up the right answer. Failing to do so, or at least during the given rounds, will mean certain defeat. However, victory will get him to carry on his quest and get to the next area, where more monsters and more quiz await for him. The game also counts a Party mode where multiple players (up to five!) can enjoy a quiz game against each other. Players really need a strong knowledge of Japanese (and Japanese culture) due to the text-heavy nature of the game.
Released on February 15, 1991 in Japan for 5800 Yen.
Game's description by Laurent Kermel; http://www.videogameden.com