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Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
« Reply #120 on: June 01, 2018, 05:31:26 pm »
The only first-person dungeon crawlers on the NES I know (I assume you mean in English officially) are Wizardrys, Magic & Magic, The Bard's Tale, Dungeon Magic and Swords & Serpents. Supposedly Ultima Exodus had first-person dungeons (top-down overworld) but I never played it long enough to even get to a dungeon. :D

"I assume you mean in English officially" yes I did, as it was on a console and before the internet. lol

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I was thinking I might could rule out Wizardry I thought I knew what it was about but after looking at some screen shots maybe I don't. I won't hold myself to this but I think it started with a S, so I'll start with Swords & Serpents, The Bard's Tale is probably not it. I wasn't over there every day, and it was my cousin, so I only went to his house occasionally, but he was always playing the one game.

That is a good list to start with I'll give them a try when I get some time, maybe I'll find that I like a dungeon crawler or two and could play more games, there are so many of them. I did like Drakkhen but it just is a really weird game. 
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Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
« Reply #121 on: June 01, 2018, 09:57:28 pm »
Sidescroller for the NES where you are a dune buggy like fast car that shoots missiles if it collects them or something? Rocks falling and trying to blow you up, lots of hazards, at the end of the game a Tornado comes out of the buggy/car thing and gets in a Helicopter???

I've never been able to find this game again, and it was one of the first 2 NES games I saw, besides Zelda.

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Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
« Reply #122 on: June 02, 2018, 03:58:37 pm »
The one game I know where you play as a buggy is Silkworm, which has a two-player mode where you can play as the buggy and the helicopter.

Maybe BreakThru! (a game I only know of because years later Alexei Pajhitnov made or at least endorsed an unrelated puzzle game with the same title on the SNES and maybe other consoles, and I got the wrong game on ebay. Swapped it easily though.)
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Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
« Reply #123 on: June 05, 2018, 10:58:15 am »
Although I never actually Played the game, but my friend was always playing it when I went to his house everyday and he didn't allow talking because it was a very difficult and challenging game and is likely why I don't know the name of it. Anyway it was a First Person Dungeon Crawler where he would collect items like a Huge Shield that he had to hold up later and use to block the fire of a dragon in the game and then some how pass by it. I thought it was probably a Dungeon and Dragons game but none that I tried is like it. I've thought for years that it is likely Shadowgate but I have not made it to a part the game where there is a shield or a dragon you have to pass, all cause I didn't play it back then, I hate dungeon crawlers but I thought it was one I might one day play, but watching it was more fun. lol

This definitely sounds like Shadowgate. There is a room in the game with this exact scenario of picking up a shield to block the dragon's fire so you can then grab another necessary item in the same room. (Screenshot of the room in question).

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Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
« Reply #124 on: June 06, 2018, 01:21:05 pm »
https://youtu.be/2CX4-iGuC4E

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Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
« Reply #125 on: June 15, 2018, 11:03:17 am »
This one is driving me nuts. There was a racing game for windows, I believe from the early 2000's (give or take a few years as an error margin) and the internet doesn't seem to remember it. I say that because I looked for every extensive list of pc racing games I could find and I couldn't find the game! At least I couldn't see a name on a list that ringed a bell...

It was a graphically simple game, but one with very realistic physics. If your wheel fell off, you would have trouble getting traction from that wheel because there truly was nothing pushing the car in that point and everything would act accordingly. At no point in the game you'd get a "you lost your car". You would be the judge of the car's ability to continue (you could pause and quit/retry if you felt it was inpractically damaged).

It had several game modes besides regular racing, for example I remember there was a mode where you needed to travel through "gates" (between posts) in the right order, etc. The approach to the game's racing track was kind of open world, you could drive anywhere the physics allowed with no invisible walls that I can remember. There was more than one type of car, as I remember there being buggies and atvs. The closest screenshot I can find is from an iOS game, maybe it can help (the game looked worse than this):


edit: Found it! Spent a lot of time searching. The name appeared in a list of games people were naming to help someone find a game and I instantly recognized... "1nsane" is the name.
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Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
« Reply #126 on: August 24, 2018, 12:57:21 am »
Another game I am looking for is a simple (I think) DOS game.  I played it in the late 90s but it had to be much older.  The cd had all sorts of games with an awful color scheme.  But an addicting game had an outfielder shagging fly balls.  The more you progressed, the more balls on the screen at a time and the faster they fell.  The animation on the fielder as he moved was super awkward and he could also dive as well.  Anyone know what the game was?
Oh, I know that one.  It's "Catch, If You Can".  Utter rubbish, really, but the digital sound was novel.
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Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
« Reply #127 on: October 23, 2018, 03:18:03 pm »
Oh, it was utter rubbish indeed but I enjoyed it somehow, nice way to waste some time!

Another game I am looking for, and I have very little info, is a game I found at a friends house when I was young.  It was 2d, a platformer.  Had some guy with a sword and fire in the background I THINK...and I think one of the first levels was outside, the next was in a castle with some tough jumps.  Gosh, I barely remember the game, one of the LESSER KNOWN snes platformers I would think.  Really wish I could remember!

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Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
« Reply #128 on: October 23, 2018, 05:37:58 pm »
Sounds like Rastan on Master System (sequel maybe on Genesis?).
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Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
« Reply #129 on: October 23, 2018, 06:44:38 pm »
platformer.  Had some guy with a sword and fire in the background I THINK...and I think one of the first levels was outside, the next was in a castle with some tough jumps.  Gosh, I barely remember the game, one of the LESSER KNOWN snes platformers I would think

Speeding through a YouTube video of every SNES game (assuming it was the SNES), a few candidates come up as "platformer with man with sword": Actraiser 1 and 2, First Samurai, Skuljagger... not much else. There are a couple of others that might fit the bill, but not entirely.

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Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
« Reply #130 on: October 23, 2018, 10:32:53 pm »
No, this was more of a fantasy setting, first level might have been in a castle but with fire.  It was not king of dragons or magic sword or knights of the round as I played all of those today to check and they were good, but not it.  It was not taking place in an Asian setting but absolutely was 2d with platforming elements.  I think maybe some switches that needed to be hit.  I remember the cover distinctly and felt like it could have been King of dragons when I saw it (but alas no).  The cover looked like that though but had a guy with a sword.

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Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
« Reply #131 on: October 24, 2018, 02:18:30 am »
Skyblazer, maybe?

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Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
« Reply #132 on: November 01, 2018, 11:29:51 am »
No, it wasn't skyblazer, struggling to find out what it was!

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Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
« Reply #133 on: November 01, 2018, 06:15:56 pm »