# Video Game Explanations in 10 Words or Less

So, my friends and I came up with a new type of puzzle similar to that of the Every _____ Movie Reviewed in 10 Words or Less, in which movies are reviewed in 10 words or less. So my friends took this idea and used it in a puzzle format for 14 video games. See if you can decode them. Also, some of the games might have several names to them, so you might guess correctly, but in order to decode the secret message in the titles, the correct names are needed. So, here's the 14 puzzles.

1. Prehistoric Mario Bros. with blue and green hair.
2. Cute platypus destroys Fire Demon with water.
3. Don't use aimbot during a livestream on this game.
4. Genie that supposedly knows everything.
5. Screw traitorous jesters.
6. Prosecutor becomes defendant in the end game.
7. Civil War: NES Style.
8. Bosses include cyborgs, dragons, and cut out cardboard monsters!
9. Rolling barrels have become a common trope nowadays.
10. How can snails kill you? (Unsolved)
11. Medieval times had a lot of monsters.
13. Teen shoots bad guys in hotels.
14. Boy shoots out rainbows to climb towers.

And that's all of them. So good luck, and see if you can decode the hidden message.

Hint:

The secret message is both an arcade game and a recent Marvel series.

EDIT: I came up with Number 10 alone, but I feel now that the definition was too vague, so I have provided a new hint for it.

The second word in Number 14 is the same as the last word in Number 11, minus one letter.

Here we go (answer is partial but includes starting points for the unanswered games based on the secret message):

Prehistoric Mario Bros. with blue and green hair.

The game Congo’s Caper appears to feature a main character with blue hair, so I will go with that.

Cute platypus destroys Fire Demon with water.

Don't use aimbot during a livestream on this game.

Genie that supposedly knows everything.

Akinator is a game similar to Twenty Questions in which a genie attempts to guess a character that you are thinking of.

Screw traitorous jesters.

In one of the game modes of Kirby Super Star, the villainous Marx is a clown-like character that betrays Kirby and steals his wish in order for personal benefit.

Prosecutor becomes defendant in the end game.

Maybe Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney?

Civil War: NES Style.

Bosses include cyborgs, dragons, and cut out cardboard monsters!

Donkey Kong 64 includes boss battles with a cyborg (a jack-in-the-box monster), a dragon (you p*** it off by squashing its baby), and a cardboard cutout (of King K. Rool).

Rolling barrels have become a common trope nowadays.

Donkey Kong features rolling barrels that must be jumped by Jumpman.

How can snails kill you?

Medieval times had a lot of monsters.

(answer by EightAndAHalfTails) Ghouls ‘n’ Ghosts (or its prequel?)

Galaxian, probably — given the swarm of aliens that scrolls side-to-side and advances toward the player.

Teen shoots bad guys in hotels.

Boy shoots out rainbows to climb towers.

We can find the secret message by:

taking the first letter of each game to obtain: Cloak and Dagger (this is actually where I began)

• I can only think of one more, but is the "Medieval times..." clue referring to either rot13(Tubhyf a Tubfgf) or its prequel? – EightAndAHalfTails Aug 6 '18 at 12:15
• Boy shoots out rainbows to climb towers sounds like (envaobj fvk fvrtr) – Simon Aug 6 '18 at 15:27
• I played a game on Atari that fits the description of 13, but I forgot its name. I'm guessing: could it be »ryringbe npgvba«? – Philipp Aug 6 '18 at 19:52
• I think #2 is rot 13(Yvdhvq Xvqf). – kayzeroshort Aug 6 '18 at 21:29
• I think 14 is rot13(Envaobj Vfynaqf: Gbjrevat Nqiragher) – practiced_liar Aug 8 '18 at 16:33
1. How can snails kill you?