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Title: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Tharthan on July 09, 2015, 08:56:26 am
To be frank I have long given up hope that I will ever find this game again, as I have come to the conclusion that it must have been a rare homebrew game of some sort, because even its cover art looked like a slightly modified Final Fantasy Mystic Quest cover art.

People have suggested and found VERY similar games, but no one has ever found the precise game that I remember.
 
Anyways...

When one started the game, the had a huge character select screen. The screen's design was like a super giant version of the GBC game Heroes of Might & Magic 2's campaign mode character select screen. Again, though, unlike HoMM2, the character select screen in the game that I remember had at least a hundred or so characters, I'd reckon.

Out of the hundreds of characters, the player could pick four.

Once they were picked, the game revealed itself to be a Doom-perspective style dungeon crawler with a Doom-like health bar system. When one of the player's character got attacked enough, they would eventually turn into a skeleton. When all four of the player's characters had their profile shots turned into skulls, the game brought up a game over screen with creepy music (IIRC)  and some text that said something along the lines of "Your friends have passed onto another plane" in a creepy font. I couldn't read at the time that I played the game, so I had to ask my mother to read it to me, hence why I can't remember what it said well.

Anyways, when walking about the dungeon, I strongly remember that the first or second floor had a gnome or dwarf that the player could throw a (magical) cloth on to stop them in their tracks. In fact, if I recall correctly, when the cloth was dropped upon the dwarf it seemed to have... magically made the dwarf disappear, because I think (though don't quote me on this) the player could pick the cloth up again without any negative consequences.

Also, the game was for the SNES.

... ... ...

That's all that I really remember about the game, because I only played it once or twice. I was very young when I played it, and I was scared out of my wits by it for whatever reason (now that I think back to it the thing that might have scared me the most was the skull thing.

I went with my father to Funcoland and traded it in. That was the last I ever saw it.

I strongly regret that decision now, as I would have loved to play the game now.

...

Anyways, from the research that I have done, no officially licensed SNES game meets my description. As such, I strongly suspect that it was some sort of bootleg or homebrew game.

There is also the possibility that it might have been a homebrew port of some game that was officially released on other consoles.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: M-Tee on July 09, 2015, 09:27:36 am
If it's not one of the very few games that comes up from a search for "first-person dungeon crawler snes," then likely your memory is skewed by time and nostalgia.

Considering you were at an age of pre-literacy, this is highly likely and easily explainable.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Tharthan on July 09, 2015, 09:33:20 am
If it's not one of the very few games that comes up from a search for "first-person dungeon crawler snes," then likely your memory is skewed by time and nostalgia.

Considering you were at an age of pre-literacy, this is highly likely and easily explainable.

Everything that I have said has been backed up by other members of my family who were older than me at the time.

And, I'm telling you, I've tried to play other games that sound similar but I know that they aren't the same.

Some of the things that I said might be a little off, but the vast majority of what I just described to you needs to be met by a potential game that it might be, otherwise it is not the same game.

I don't know what else to say.

But, like I said before, it might have been some obscure homebrew title. The fact that the cartridge art looked like Final Fantasy Mystic Quest's cartridge art further makes that seem likely.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Jorpho on July 09, 2015, 09:55:44 am
Not Dungeon Master?

Perhaps you could list all the games that you are already certain this isn't, lest we waste our time suggesting things you've already eliminated?
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: tryphon on July 09, 2015, 10:48:47 am
Arcana ?
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: SCD on July 09, 2015, 11:27:13 am
Was it Drakkhen or Eye of the Beholder?
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Avicalendriya on July 09, 2015, 12:08:34 pm
Was it Drakkhen or Eye of the Beholder?

I'm sure that it's Eye of the Beholder, which came to mind the very instant that I read the original post. It's on my list of games that I played a lot but never beat.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: M-Tee on July 09, 2015, 07:53:05 pm
The concept of it being "an obscure homebrew" is absurd, which is why no one has acknowledged that possibility. The closest thing to that is the unlicensed Super Noah's Ark.

Likely, you're combining elements of multiple games in your memory.

Instead of expecting people to Google in your stead, how about, you pull up a list of the first person dungeon crawlers (There's probably less than 10 of them). Address them one-by-one in a post."Eye of the Beholder is not it because..." "Isles of Terra is not it because..." etc.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: SunGodPortal on July 09, 2015, 08:44:04 pm
This list would probably be the best place to start:

http://www.gamefaqs.com/snes/list-72 (http://www.gamefaqs.com/snes/list-72)

Most of the games listed should have screenshots.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Disch on July 10, 2015, 11:27:12 am
I'm sure that it's Eye of the Beholder

+1 To this.

I just played Eye of the Beholder again to be sure and it matches the OP description to a T.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Tharthan on July 10, 2015, 03:10:51 pm
Not Dungeon Master. I could tell that from the get-go on playing it.

The bottom part of the screen in Drakkhen is fairly similar to that of the game that I remember, but the facial portraits were smaller, like Doom's, only encompassing the head.

But the game itself was definitely not Drakkhen.

Out of all of the games that have been suggested, Eye of the Beholder is the closest. But I know for a fact, without a doubt in my mind, that it is not the game that I am looking for.

There was no character creation system in the game that I played. There was a huge character select screen. I know that for a fact. Hence why I compared it to the character select screen system of another game that did something similar to it.

The first dungeon area is nothing like the first dungeon area in the game that I remember.

The character images and GUI are on the right of the screen, and (like the issue with Drakkhen) they are too big.



Arcana ?

???

What's that?

The concept of it being "an obscure homebrew" is absurd, which is why no one has acknowledged that possibility. The closest thing to that is the unlicensed Super Noah's Ark.

That's of what we know of.

Likely, you're combining elements of multiple games in your memory.

That's actually very unlikely, if not impossible. The game that I played was the only dungeon crawler, and the only RPG I had for my SNES as a child.

Furthermore, my father, who watched me play games as a kid and has a much keener memory of that time period than I do, confirms most of what I said, including where the character facial portraits were, how they functioned, and what the game over screen looked like.

Instead of expecting people to Google in your stead

(Sorry but I had to.)

Well I don't use any Google services, for one.

The other thing too is that, long before I asked this question here, I have looked painstakingly through Wikipedia's list of SNES games trying to find the game in question, even playing parts of the games that I have just played once more here, just to rule certain games out.

The reason I have come to the conclusion that I have is because, no matter how hard I try, even with family help, I simply cannot find the blasted game.

And my thought is: why would a licensed game like the one that I described allude my attention for so long?

It doesn't make sense. It doesn't make sense at all.

And that is what has frustrated me for all of these years.

This list would probably be the best place to start:

http://www.gamefaqs.com/snes/list-72 (http://www.gamefaqs.com/snes/list-72)

Most of the games listed should have screenshots.

I will check this out later. I have actually just barely awoken (I woke up after 14:00, it is now 15:00).

Thank you for the list!
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Avicalendriya on July 10, 2015, 03:28:19 pm
???

What's that?

Search the Internet for "Arcana", using the search engine of your choice.


Quote
Well I don't use any Google services, for one.

It appears that you are Trolling.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Disch on July 10, 2015, 03:37:12 pm
It appears that you are Trolling.

He's not.  He boycotts them because they made him sign up for a G+ account to have a YouTube profile.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Isao Kronos on July 10, 2015, 04:03:15 pm
then just use duck duck go like a hipster
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Tharthan on July 10, 2015, 04:04:44 pm
Search the Internet for "Arcana", using the search engine of your choice.

I meant that "arcana" is a general term in Role-Playing terminology, so it's a tad hard to know what you mean here.

Do you mean this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcana_%28video_game%29 ?

If so then I shall try it out in a bit.

He's not.  He boycotts them because they made him sign up for a G+ account to have a YouTube profile.

Well, technically, they never made me do anything of the sort, as I took the option of discontinuing usage of their services. I later deleted my YouTube account so that people who did watch my stuff would need to watch it on Dailymotion and Vimeo (where, mind you, I get plenty of daily views. So don't worry about it). I did forewarn them, though, as there had been a message redirecting my subscribers there since November of 2013 in my "About" section.

then just use duck duck go like a hipster

I already do. There is nothing hipsterish about it.

It is meant to compete with Google, but has completely different ideals in mind. My own thoughts on what a search engine should do fall more in line with what DuckDuckGo strives for.

What you're doing would be like this:

(warp back to the '90s)

MAN1: Hey fellas. (blah blah blah)

MAN2: Look it up on Yahoo.

MAN1: I don't use Yahoo.

MAN3: Then use Google like a hipster.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: BlackDog61 on July 10, 2015, 04:09:24 pm
Bloodwych was fairly similar in gameplay toeye of the beholder, but with split screen, so smaller icons.
Even if it doesn't fitthe bill, have a look at it. ;)
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: tryphon on July 10, 2015, 04:10:28 pm
Yes, I meant Arcana the SNES videogame. This obscure title popped into my mind when I read your post, don't know why (never played it)
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Tharthan on July 10, 2015, 04:11:17 pm
Bloodwych was fairly similar in gameplay toeye of the beholder, but with split screen, so smaller icons.
Even if it doesn't fitthe bill, have a look at it. ;)

Sure thing!

Also, that's the other thing fellas, even if the game isn't for the SNES, if it better meets my descriptions than any SNES game does, do let me know (for reasons that I have aformentioned).

Yes, I meant Arcana the SNES videogame. This obscure title popped into my mind when I read your post, don't know why (never played it)

Then I shall check it out!
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Avicalendriya on July 10, 2015, 04:28:09 pm
He's not.  He boycotts them because they made him sign up for a G+ account to have a YouTube profile.

It's dumb that they force the world to sign up for their utterly useless social network, but it's not a good enough reason to abandon their services. Regardless, I imagine that by striving to avoid everything Google, you are simply wasting time.

Time is more valuable than this battle of minor principles.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Tharthan on July 10, 2015, 04:32:58 pm
It's dumb that they force the world to sign up for their utterly useless social network

This we agree on.

but it's not a good enough reason to abandon their services

How so?

I already was growing fed up with their policies as it was, that was but the straw that broke the camel's back.

Also, I prefer the services that I use now, so I am happy that I have made the switch.

Time is more valuable than this battle of minor principles.

I will not aid an unprincipled company when I don't have to. If one has a lax attitude about everything, then everyone will take a mile when one gives them an inch.

One must put one's foot down at times.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Avicalendriya on July 10, 2015, 04:49:24 pm
I will not aid an unprincipled company when I don't have to. If one has a lax attitude about everything, then everyone will take a mile when one gives them an inch.

One must put one's foot down at times.

Having a lax attitude about everything represents an extreme, which is not what I suggested. My message was: One must choose to fight the most important battles since time is such a limited resource that fighting them all is not a possibility.

Anyway, back on topic, even if you don't find the game you're after, I highly recommend Eye of the Beholder. Though I've only played the PC version, the SNES rendition looks very similar. In fact, this thread has brought the game back to mind, so when I find the time to, I'm going to revisit it.


Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Disch on July 10, 2015, 04:55:05 pm
It's dumb that they force the world to sign up for their utterly useless social network,

.... They don't....  They make you sign up for Google to use a Google service.  It makes all the sense in the world.

Google+ is Google.  It's not just the social media site, it's all of Google.  You sign up for Google+ and it is your account for YouTube, Gmail, Google Drive, Chrome integration, Google Maps integration, the social media site, and quite literally every other service Google has to offer.  It's all umbrella'd under the same account.

It doesn't make any sense to maintain multiple user accounts for the same thing within the same company.  Why would/should they make you get separate accounts for YouTube and gmail when it's the same company running it?  Merging them into one account makes perfect sense and is in every way better for all parties involved.

EDIT:  I misread -- you said its "not" a good enough reason.  So yes we agree.


I will not aid an unprincipled company when I don't have to.

I still can't fathom how you think Google is "unprincipled".  They are by every measurable metric the most responsible and ethical mega corporation in the world right now -- and possibly in history.

In fact if there's any company you should go out of your way to support because of their good business practices -- it's Google.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Tharthan on July 10, 2015, 05:03:38 pm
Having a lax attitude about everything represents an extreme, which is not what I suggested. My message was: One must choose to fight the most important battles since time is such a limited resource that fighting them all is not a possibility.

True enough.

Anyway, back on topic, even if you don't find the game you're after, I highly recommend Eye of the Beholder. Though I've only played the PC version, the SNES rendition looks very similar. In fact, this thread has brought the game back to mind, so when I find the time to, I'm going to revisit it.

I will do so.

In fact, I will look further into all of the games suggested in this thread, because if I can't find the game that I am looking for, I'd at least like to play a game similar enough to it.

Over the years it has become easier to describe the game that I remember because I have played more games that I can now compare parts of it to. For instance, I had never played any of the games that I compared it to in my original post back then.

No Doom, no Might & Magic, none of that.

I can now make comparisons to parts of those games because I have played them nowadays.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: DSwizzy145 on July 10, 2015, 07:11:41 pm
This site has a very very great database of EVERY SINGLE SNES & SFC game ever released! http://mercenaryforce.web.fc2.com/superfamicom/snes/RPG.html

EDIT: could "Obitus" be the game your looking for? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4Z3ShxvJpY
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Tharthan on July 10, 2015, 07:57:41 pm
This site has a very very great database of EVERY SINGLE SNES & SFC game ever released! http://mercenaryforce.web.fc2.com/superfamicom/snes/RPG.html

EDIT: could "Obitus" be the game your looking for? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4Z3ShxvJpY

Looking at it, Obitus has roughly the same method of scrolling as the game that I remember. It also has a similar vibe.

Those are the only similarities, though.

UPDATE: The game itself played similarly to Might & Magic III's snes port, but not exactly so.

Thinking about it now, the game was almost like a Might & Magic clone of sorts that played slightly differently.

To describe it best, the game that I remember was like a mixture between Might & Magic III and Eye of the Beholder, with a character selection screen very similar to that of Heroes of Might & Magic.

Basically, if one took Might & Magic III's engine, applied some of the things that Eye of the Beholder had in common with what my description said, then put in a bigger version of the character select screen from Heroes of Might & Magic, it would be golden!

Superficially, the game is Eye of the Beholder, but visually, it looks more like Might & Magic III, save the death faces and game over screen (although the game over screen does not have the skulls on it, so it is not perfect either for the description).

Some things just aren't adding up.

I can only return to my hypothesis of this being some strange obscure homebrew.

EDIT:

35:03

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oa9wz2p3ghQ

As a mock-up of sorts, this is a LOT like the game that I remember.

EDIT2:

Not as much as the previous, but this also looks similar:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oa9wz2p3ghQ
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: chillyfeez on July 10, 2015, 11:40:11 pm
Wait - did you just post two links to YouTube videos?
 >:D
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Tharthan on July 11, 2015, 10:38:05 am
Wait - did you just post two links to YouTube videos?
 >:D

Other people were posting links to YouTube videos.

I don't actively browse YouTube, and I have most of the cookies from the site blocked, but if I have to I will watch links.

I don't like to, but since other video sharing sites don't have the same video quantity, it's hard to link anywhere else.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Quick Curly on July 11, 2015, 11:24:31 am
EDIT:

35:03

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oa9wz2p3ghQ

As a mock-up of sorts, this is a LOT like the game that I remember.

EDIT2:

Not as much as the previous, but this also looks similar:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oa9wz2p3ghQ
I don't know if this might have been what chillyfeez could have meant in a way as well, but the 2 links appear to be to the same video.

Sorry. Didn't mean to just randomly jump in like this, though I do personally enjoy keeping up on threads like this where there's a mystery game from one's childhood. I hope that you're able to find out what it was. :)

EDIT: Just to add to confirm, as I probably should have established this from the start, but since I'm not as familiar with SNES games as I am NES games, I can't add much more to the search for the actual mystery game, and I do feel bad and am sorry about that. I truly wish that I could contribute to this thread, and I didn't mean for my post to come across like I was just trying to point out something that might have been missed. I only was hoping that the other video that you intended to link to wouldn't be lost or forgotten if there are others who could view them and potentially come up with some new ideas to suggest.
Again, I apologize for any inconvenience, and I hope that the mystery game is figured out. :)
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: BlackDog61 on July 11, 2015, 03:05:41 pm
Could you tell us what you remember the game displayed as intro? 'Cause that usually helps a lot.
Ex: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=199&v=9qsXDYO1nJE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=199&v=9qsXDYO1nJE)
It's hard not to remember the Silmarils logo there.

I assume you looked at not just the first Eye of the Beholder, but also its sequels?

You should look at compilation videos too.
Like this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQiimhYI-8c (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQiimhYI-8c)
(Rick Dangerous, Xenon2, Stunt Car Racer, IK+... man, the nostalgia!!)
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Tharthan on July 11, 2015, 03:45:49 pm
Sorry. Didn't mean to just randomly jump in like this, though I do personally enjoy keeping up on threads like this where there's a mystery game from one's childhood. I hope that you're able to find out what it was. :)

Thanks!

But I have already forgotten what the other video was, unfortunately. :(

Could you tell us what you remember the game displayed as intro? 'Cause that usually helps a lot.

Sorry, no can do.

I have no memory of the title screen nor the intro.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Jorpho on July 11, 2015, 10:28:01 pm
I can only return to my hypothesis of this being some strange obscure homebrew.
SNES development was so enormously labor-intensive at that time (heck, it still is) that it is vastly unlikely any homebrew that might fall into your hands would have been "obscure".
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Spooniest on July 11, 2015, 11:28:09 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/n1AH9Q6l.jpg)

"Sir. Such a product does not exist. I am afraid you may have dreamed it."
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Azkadellia on July 12, 2015, 05:14:19 pm
I stickied this thread as a general "Remember that game thread". So, if you have a game you remember but can't think of the name, ask away.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: SunGodPortal on July 12, 2015, 05:27:47 pm
Quote
I stickied this thread as a general "Remember that game thread". So, if you have a game you remember but can't think of the name, ask away.

Good idea.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Tharthan on July 12, 2015, 05:57:03 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/n1AH9Q6l.jpg)

"Sir. Such a product does not exist. I am afraid you may have dreamed it."

I and about twelve other people?

I think not.

I guess I am no closer to finding it than I was before...

Whatever.

I hope I'll find it someday.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Tirlititi on July 12, 2015, 06:39:57 pm
That makes me think I do have a game from when I was a kid and never retrieved.
It was on computer, at the same period as Snood and Lemmings, and it was kinda looking like "The incredible machine". The purpose was to place several pieces so that a cannonball would travel to the goal. Most of the time, pieces only made a 90° turn to the cannonball but some had more special effects.

Any thoughts?
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Zynk on July 21, 2015, 03:20:07 am
I hope someone can recognize this game. I recall a Super Famicom (or was it a PSX) game, its some sort of a strategy ala Ogre/FF Tactics where there's a Chun-Li look-a-like character and other female cast, and they have some sort of Jojo Stands with each of them.  :-\
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: tryphon on July 21, 2015, 03:39:50 am
Street Fighter Tactics ?
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: BlackDog61 on July 21, 2015, 03:33:10 pm
I hope someone can recognize this game. I recall a Super Famicom (or was it a PSX) game, its some sort of a strategy ala Ogre/FF Tactics where there's a Chun-Li look-a-like character and other female cast, and they have some sort of Jojo Stands with each of them.  :-\

Not Namco x Capcom?
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Rodimus Primal on July 21, 2015, 05:21:24 pm
I remember a game I used to play on my Commodore 64/128. I think I recall it being a cassette game but I could be wrong. It had fish that had chattering teeth that was so distinct that I can remember the sound effect vividly. If someone could recall this game...
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Zynk on July 21, 2015, 08:12:23 pm
Street Fighter Tactics ?

Not Namco x Capcom?
No, no. I think its a PSX game now b/c it has an anime intro (or a Saturn or DC, its on a console around that time with videos and stuff  :-\). Again, the characters have like Stands (like Jojo).

UPDATE: Fudge. I checked out Gamefaqs & Moby, but none of them get hits. Maybe I'm just delusional Q,Q
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: magictrufflez on August 05, 2015, 03:52:18 pm
TC:  If it's not a different Might and Magic game (or a misremembered game already mentioned here---I'm with the crowd that believes you and your family probably had Eye of the Beholder, but are just mixing up details), maybe it was a Wizardry game?  IIRC SNES Wizardry 6 has a number of the features you mentioned.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Zynk on September 12, 2015, 12:51:21 am
Does anyone know this game? Its a Namco game for the NES (or FDS?), I think its a party game, your characters are mostly other Namco IP heroines like Valkyrie, Ki, and Momo. :banghead:
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Disch on September 12, 2015, 05:20:59 pm
A party game for the NES?  Not likely.

Also I'm not familiar with Jojo, what do you mean by stands?  Googling didn't help me much.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Daria on September 12, 2015, 08:08:31 pm
OP: Are you sure it wasn't an NES game?

(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/wd1s6Az8G_s/maxresdefault.jpg)
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Zynk on September 13, 2015, 01:10:54 am
A party game for the NES?  Not likely.
I know someone got that game translated.. but I'm kind of lazy to search.


Also I'm not familiar with Jojo, what do you mean by stands?  Googling didn't help me much.
Jojo stand (https://www.google.com.ph/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&es_th=1&ie=UTF-8#es_th=1&q=jojo%20stand), they're like Personas in Megaten games.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: KingMike on September 13, 2015, 03:48:13 pm
Family Pinball (released without the Namco characters as Rock 'n Ball in the US)
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Zynk on September 13, 2015, 10:14:17 pm
Family Pinball (released without the Namco characters as Rock 'n Ball in the US)
THANK YOU  :-*

(http://www.romhacking.net/translations/nes/images/2402screenshot1.png)
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: chillyfeez on September 30, 2015, 01:55:11 am
OK, this isn't an old game. It's fairly recent, like last 10-15 years at least.
The only thing I can really remember about gameplay is that part of the game involves building a spaceship that's used to fly from one place to another, but this is not the main focus of the game. I don't think, anyway. I know that you have the ability to acquire more pieces to build the ship, and you can basically make it look like whatever you want, within a specific size (which is also upgradable). The shape of the ship doesn't matter at all, but there are certain parts that, when they are included anywhere in the design, improve the ship's offense, defense or maneuverability.
It's definitely a console game for a console that I own (or owned) which means it can only be for:PS1, PS2, PS3, N64 or Gamecube (it's definitely not older than that).
And it's not a Lego game.

EDIT: never mind. I was thinking of the Gummi ships from Kingdom Hearts (2?)
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: KingMike on September 30, 2015, 07:00:06 pm
Yep, indeed it was in Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2.
As much of KH2 as I actually played, I was getting more enjoyment out of the Gummi stages than the real game. :)
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: chillyfeez on October 01, 2015, 12:32:31 am
Me too, I think, and that's why they stood out so clearly in my head. And why I didn't remember they were part of the same game.
Title: Help me find the NES game!
Post by: Sorinkun on October 03, 2015, 02:53:50 pm
There was a NES game where you were a superhero and a green lady with a green planet in the background talks.
The first level; you are in a space ship and you must shoot enemies. You can change bullets from rocks, fire, water, if I remember correctly. The boss from first level is a base that shoots you. You must destry it and land on the pod to finish the level.
The second level; you enter in that base and to pass some enemies and obstacles you have to transform in water, air or fire. The level 2 boss is not really a boss, but obstacles, two claws more exactly.
And level 3; you are a chopper and you have to stop three trucks by droping rocks in front of them.

Thats all I remeber.

I really need to find that game!
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Disch on October 03, 2015, 05:25:08 pm
Sounds an awful lot like The Guardian Legend @ Sorinkun

EDIT:  Except for level 3 ... never mind....
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Lilinda on October 03, 2015, 05:33:59 pm
Yep, indeed it was in Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2.
As much of KH2 as I actually played, I was getting more enjoyment out of the Gummi stages than the real game. :)

Not that hard to find them more fun, the Gummi Ship stages in KH2 were so awesome Square-Enix should have made a spin-off game made entirely of those stages.
Title: Re: Help me find the NES game!
Post by: KingMike on October 03, 2015, 10:18:43 pm
There was a NES game where you were a superhero and a green lady with a green planet in the background talks.
The first level; you are in a space ship and you must shoot enemies. You can change bullets from rocks, fire, water, if I remember correctly. The boss from first level is a base that shoots you. You must destry it and land on the pod to finish the level.
The second level; you enter in that base and to pass some enemies and obstacles you have to transform in water, air or fire. The level 2 boss is not really a boss, but obstacles, two claws more exactly.
And level 3; you are a chopper and you have to stop three trucks by droping rocks in front of them.

Thats all I remeber.

I really need to find that game!
That isn't Captain Planet, is it?
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Sorinkun on October 04, 2015, 03:18:59 am
It is Captain Planet! Thank you all for help!
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Tharthan on October 04, 2015, 08:59:04 pm
OP: Are you sure it wasn't an NES game?

(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/wd1s6Az8G_s/maxresdefault.jpg)

Well I didn't have an NES growing up; my first game console was the SNES, and this was before I had gotten a Game Boy so it had to have been an SNES game. And no, it definitely wasn't a Game Boy game, before you ask.

However...

That does look like an extremely bare-bones NES version of what I remember, and apart from the fact that the walls are purple instead of grey, you could probably convince me that that game was the NES release of the game I remember.

I am interested; what is that game?
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: KingMike on October 06, 2015, 12:56:17 am
Swords and Serpents, I believe it was. Probably most notable for being a 1, 2 or 4 (but not 3, I think) player RPG.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Tharthan on October 17, 2015, 12:31:00 am
Swords and Serpents, I believe it was. Probably most notable for being a 1, 2 or 4 (but not 3, I think) player RPG.

Yeah, that game really does look a lot like the one I remember, more so than any of the other games suggested previously.

The thing is, like I said, I didn't have an NES growing up, and I remember playing the game I remember on the SNES.

This is all quite bizarre.

In any case, I wish I never sold the game, because if I still had it all of my questions would be answered.

I really do wonder if it was a homebrew or something because, here's the other thing...

Some of my early SNES games I had were on cartridges which didn't match the game, like this one baseball game I had which had the Battletoads vs. Double Dragon cover image bits, and like I said I am certain that the game I remember had the Final Fantasy Mystic Quest cover image bits on the cartridge, so...

Yeah.

And the cover bits didn't look like they were sloppily applied either. I remember often looking at that baseball game's cart and being very confused as to why the cartridge artwork, title and all that stuff didn't match the game in question.

If you want to ask me where I got the game in the first place (my apologies if I already said this earlier in the thread, I don't remember every post I have made in this thread):

My two of my older cousins from New York (those two in question, unfortunately, are no longer on this Earth) gave me this big bag (it was at least the size of a garbage bag) full of their old SNES games when they found out that I had gotten a Super Nintendo for Christmas when I was a little boy as my first game console (like I said, the latest console when I was very young was actually the Nintendo 64, so I got a SNES very late in its lifespan).

I am almost certain that the game I remember came from that bag, so unfortunately I don't know where it was originally gotten from, and since the ones who gave that bag of games to me have passed away, there isn't anyone who I could ask to tell me that information. I suppose I could ask their sister and my aunt, but I would doubt that they have any idea all these years later now.

...

Even though the game scared me as a child, I know that I would have a blast playing it today, so that's why I continue looking for it. It would be right up my alley today.

I'm not sure if I mentioned this before, but I think that there was this hand which could grab items, and then either:

Put them into an inventory.

OR

Just continue holding the items with no inventory.

But I can't recall if there was an inventory or not.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: KingMike on October 23, 2015, 01:02:39 pm
The only reason I can think of is that some people opened up the carts and swapped the PCBs to defraud stores/rental stores (which explains why rental stores started to put the ridiculous "please rewind tape" stickers over carts).
The one other instance of heard of, I think was like ebay, someone listed a Mystic Quest inside Roger Clemens Baseball, I think it was. They had a story behind it: claimed it came from some sort of prison game collection and someone swapped the sticker so they could play the game they wanted without others taking it.
Title: Someone know the name of this hack?
Post by: Timaeus on October 24, 2015, 11:54:05 am
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmh4zLPeDKU

 Sorry for the spam,but I truly want to know the which one is
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: SleepyFist on October 30, 2015, 11:16:22 am
Ive had a look at his upload history, Its might be one of these four, hope that helps.

Super Demo World The Legend Continues

Drama Mistery

Super Mario Bros 5 Reborn

The Secret of The Seven Golden Statues
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: M-Tee on December 26, 2015, 08:58:52 am
Can't recall the name of a game:

Indie title in development for PC at least a couple of years back.

Adhered to NES restrictions (at least in palette)

Is an original action platformer, graphically and gameplay-wise, very similar to Strider.

I seem to recall, in the demo stage or first stage, hanging from platforms while the floor burned beneath me.

Title may have started with O.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: nesrocks on December 26, 2015, 09:21:53 am
Oniken? They have released a new game, Odallus.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: M-Tee on December 26, 2015, 09:57:50 am
Thanks. Exactly what I was looking for. Odallus looks sweet, too.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Reiska on December 27, 2015, 04:17:20 am
Just to add a few data points to the SNES dungeon crawler discussion:

As far as I can find with a bit of research, there are only a few unlicensed games that were released publicly for the SNES; a couple hentai games, some Chinese pirates, and Super 3D Noah's Ark.  All but the last one are extremely obscure, at that (I didn't know there were any others at all until I looked on TCRF).  So it's probably not a bootleg of some sort.

If it's not Eye of the Beholder or Dungeon Master and you aren't remembering wrong, then odds are high it'd be a prototype of some sort for a game that was never released.  The character selection sounds a lot like Dungeon Master, which had 24 characters of which you got to choose 4.

Re: swapped labels: I had that happen once with a rental game, but it was a much weirder swap - someone had swapped Lufia 1 into a Breath of Fire 2 cart.  I didn't actually get to play Lufia 1 either, because it would freeze after the intro.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: SleepyFist on December 31, 2015, 07:49:15 am
Re: swapped labels: I had that happen once with a rental game, but it was a much weirder swap - someone had swapped Lufia 1 into a Breath of Fire 2 cart.  I didn't actually get to play Lufia 1 either, because it would freeze after the intro.

Actually had the same thing happen to me, except it was War Gods swapped into the Banjo Kazooie Gamepak, needless to say, I was very dissapointed.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Tharthan on January 04, 2016, 01:21:36 pm
If it's not Eye of the Beholder or Dungeon Master and you aren't remembering wrong, then odds are high it'd be a prototype of some sort for a game that was never released.  The character selection sounds a lot like Dungeon Master, which had 24 characters of which you got to choose 4.

That's quite possible.

Whatever the case may be, bootleg or prototype, I wish I had never sold it. It was a rockin' game (pretty hard, though, but hey! That's part of the fun).

Title: Ask for an old fairy game
Post by: yugisokubodai on January 09, 2016, 12:03:15 pm
Hello

I'd like to ask for the name of an old PC game, which I played many years ago. Strangle, its name disappear from my memory. It's a click game with fairy theme. The main character (a young girl) get lost to the fairy world. There, she meets many fairies, Gnomes and other creatures. She (the player) must help them to work, collect foods, etc by clicking where they work.
I remember the first stage has some ghosts make your characters sleepy and distract them from work. There're harp playing characters can repel the ghosts, too.

Anyone has any idea about this game?
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: SleepyFist on January 11, 2016, 07:35:31 pm
Hello

I'd like to ask for the name of an old PC game, which I played many years ago. Strangle, its name disappear from my memory. It's a click game with fairy theme. The main character (a young girl) get lost to the fairy world. There, she meets many fairies, Gnomes and other creatures. She (the player) must help them to work, collect foods, etc by clicking where they work.
I remember the first stage has some ghosts make your characters sleepy and distract them from work. There're harp playing characters can repel the ghosts, too.

Anyone has any idea about this game?

Im probably wrong,  but maybe Creatures?  My own memories of the game are pretty vague.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: yugisokubodai on January 24, 2016, 04:23:44 am
Sorry for the late reply. This game has the word "fairy" in its name.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: AigarEnotov on February 16, 2016, 08:18:53 am
Maybe it's a late post...
However, while I was reading this thread, it gave me some creeps. The game who nobody knows... Those types of things are quite creepy for me.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: SleepyFist on February 22, 2016, 12:14:42 am
This one is so vague im not sure it actually exists :P, Ive been told that when I was younger I was obsessed with some kind of fighting game or beat em up with a Morality/Karma gimmick? Probably was for NES or Sega Genesis but N64 isn't out of the question either, I don't remember it myself and the person that informed me of this is quite unreliable so I dunno whether this was a thing or not.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: zonk47 on April 08, 2016, 01:37:12 pm
I'm thinking of an arcade game from the mid 90s which featured medieval warriors and dog men (think moblins) who would get progressively more raw the more you slashed them... I remember them still fighting despite having heads that were almost completely covered over in blood, even the eyes. Does anyone remember this game?
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: jink640 on April 08, 2016, 02:35:00 pm
I'm thinking of an arcade game from the mid 90s which featured medieval warriors and dog men (think moblins) who would get progressively more raw the more you slashed them... I remember them still fighting despite having heads that were almost completely covered in blood, even over the eyes. Does anyone remember this game?
Maybe Bloodstorm, but that was a fighting game. Was this one a Beat em up?
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: zonk47 on April 08, 2016, 03:17:20 pm
Maybe Bloodstorm, but that was a fighting game. Was this one a Beat em up?

Yep. I seem to remember there was a lot of slashing and throwing, and the monsters were -really- hard to kill. It may be difficult to remember because I don't think it's been emulated yet.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: FallenAngel2387 on April 09, 2016, 05:28:26 pm
My guess is Wild Fang/Tecmo Knight.

Oh, and Night Slashers might have it beat in the gore department.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: MegaManJuno on April 11, 2016, 03:50:46 pm
My guess is Wild Fang/Tecmo Knight.

This is what the description made me think of, as well.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: SleepyFist on May 05, 2016, 05:36:09 pm
Here's another one ;)

Text game
Title: Unknown
OS: Unknown, Probably dos
You play as an AI that can jump between cameras in the facility you're stored in.
Possibly highly acclaimed / very popular at some point.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: thr on May 15, 2016, 03:55:46 am
You play as an AI that can jump between cameras in the facility you're stored in.
Possibly highly acclaimed / very popular at some point.

 A Mind Forever Voyaging (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Mind_Forever_Voyaging), perhaps?
or maybe Hacker (http://justgamesretro.com/dos/hacker-ii-the-doomsday-papers)? no AI in this one, though.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: SleepyFist on May 15, 2016, 09:15:06 am
A Mind Forever Voyaging (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Mind_Forever_Voyaging), perhaps?

Definitely this one, thanks :thumbsup:
 
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: chillyfeez on May 16, 2016, 07:56:04 pm
Does anybody remember a game (probably from the 90s) that used Mancini's Baby Elephant Walk (https://youtu.be/qPKDb99JYeM)?
I don't know if it actually exists, but my wife heard the music on a Range Rover commercial this evening and said she thinks she remembers the music from a video game growing up.
Anybody?
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Avicalendriya on May 17, 2016, 03:11:52 pm
Does anybody remember a game (probably from the 90s) that used Mancini's Baby Elephant Walk (https://youtu.be/qPKDb99JYeM)?
I don't know if it actually exists, but my wife heard the music on a Range Rover commercial this evening and said she thinks she remembers the music from a video game growing up.
Anybody?

Name entry screen from "Family Boxing" which debuted in 1985.

Released in America as "Ring King", while PAL versions were called "King of Boxer".
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: chillyfeez on May 17, 2016, 03:43:38 pm
Awesome.
Thanks, Avicalendriya!

EDIT:
do you mean the screen at the very beginning, where it looks like a notebook?
Unless the Japanese version is different (I tried Ring King), that's not the right music...
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Avicalendriya on May 17, 2016, 10:48:59 pm
Awesome.
Thanks, Avicalendriya!

EDIT:
do you mean the screen at the very beginning, where it looks like a notebook?
Unless the Japanese version is different (I tried Ring King), that's not the right music...

Nope, not that screen. Baby Elephant Walk plays after a Game Over, at the screen where you are prompted to input your initials.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Luigi_Fan on June 25, 2016, 12:08:27 am
A few years ago I had this bootleg GBA cartridge with a bunch of games.

One of them was a Yu-gi-oh card game, which is what I'm looking for, but I can't seem to find the actual name of the game anywhere. I can't look at it on the cartridge either, because I cannot remember where it went.

Anyway, this game was originally for the GBA(clarifying this since these bootleg cartridges usually have NES games). You could select 6(or 8? somewhere around that number) people to battle in this fighting mode. When you select your opponent, they say some stuff, and then you face off in rock paper scissors to see who goes first in the match. Then the card game begins.

That's all I can really recall, except that it also had link support to battle actual other people, but I don't think that's really helpful.
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Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: jink640 on June 25, 2016, 12:57:35 am
A few years ago I had this bootleg GBA cartridge with a bunch of games.

One of them was a Yu-gi-oh card game, which is what I'm looking for, but I can't seem to find the actual name of the game anywhere. I can't look at it on the cartridge either, because I cannot remember where it went.

Anyway, this game was originally for the GBA(clarifying this since these bootleg cartridges usually have NES games). You could select 6(or 8? somewhere around that number) people to battle in this fighting mode. When you select your opponent, they say some stuff, and then you face off in rock paper scissors to see who goes first in the match. Then the card game begins.

That's all I can really recall, except that it also had link support to battle actual other people, but I don't think that's really helpful.


That describes most of the Yu-Gi-Oh games on the GBA unfortunately. Eternal Duelists soul is one of them.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Luigi_Fan on June 25, 2016, 03:18:55 am
Thanks guys for your help. I had a look at the list and Eternal Duelists Soul, and the EDS game fits what I remember exactly.

Now, if only I actually knew how to play yu-gi-oh... :P But seriously, I know the rules and am practicing with the actual card game. I thought that playing with an AI/CPU would help with that, and that's when I remembered this game's existence.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Googie on August 10, 2016, 11:23:00 pm
I'm trying to find this game, you fight bosses in this tower, and the first level music from Gremlins 2 for the NES plays while you fight. And if I remember right, the graphics has the style of Cave Story. If you fellas can tell me out with this I'd really appreciate it. :D
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: MisterJones on August 12, 2016, 05:23:04 pm
banana nababa maybe?
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Googie on August 13, 2016, 11:35:58 pm
banana nababa maybe?

Thanks MJ that's the one, I did a quick google search earlier and found it after reading your post. :thumbsup: 

EDIT: I'm looking for another game, it plays like Streets of Rage but with characters from King Of Fighters or Fatal Fury.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Bahamut ZERO on August 20, 2016, 01:09:45 pm
Thanks MJ that's the one, I did a quick google search earlier and found it after reading your post. :thumbsup: 

EDIT: I'm looking for another game, it plays like Streets of Rage but with characters from King Of Fighters or Fatal Fury.

Maybe one of the Final Fight games?
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: KingMike on August 20, 2016, 01:31:14 pm
The only SNK side-scroller beat-em-up I know of is Sengoku.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Googie on August 24, 2016, 08:00:44 pm
Thanks fellas, it's called Beats of something, you could've played it on the Dreamcast too and I think the PS2. 
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Lilinda on August 24, 2016, 08:13:34 pm
Beats of Rage. It's an engine that has been ported to many platforms, and has various games made with it.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Hiei- on August 25, 2016, 02:19:47 pm
A few years ago I had this bootleg GBA cartridge with a bunch of games.

One of them was a Yu-gi-oh card game, which is what I'm looking for, but I can't seem to find the actual name of the game anywhere. I can't look at it on the cartridge either, because I cannot remember where it went.

Anyway, this game was originally for the GBA(clarifying this since these bootleg cartridges usually have NES games). You could select 6(or 8? somewhere around that number) people to battle in this fighting mode. When you select your opponent, they say some stuff, and then you face off in rock paper scissors to see who goes first in the match. Then the card game begins.

That's all I can really recall, except that it also had link support to battle actual other people, but I don't think that's really helpful.

If there wasn't any RPG-thing, it's probably "Yu-Gi-Oh! Worldwide Edition: Stairway to the Destined Duel" (it have a completely different name in japanese and there are at least two versions in Japanese, the western one being the more recent version), as what you say seem to be the main map of the game, where you can select which duelist you'll fight.

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Td87wrvKN8w/maxresdefault.jpg)
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: FallenAngel2387 on August 25, 2016, 03:16:26 pm
If you want to see what has been done with Beats of Rage(or Open Beats of Rage, as it stands now):
http://www.chronocrash.com/forum/

Off Topic:
Henry Mancini was one hell of a composer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OPc7MRm4Y8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mS8Th4O8VT4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oysMt8iL9UE
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Googie on August 25, 2016, 09:56:48 pm
Beats of Rage. It's an engine that has been ported to many platforms, and has various games made with it.

Thanks for letting me know, man. I really do appreciate it.

If you want to see what has been done with Beats of Rage(or Open Beats of Rage, as it stands now):
http://www.chronocrash.com/forum/

This is pretty cool, hopefully I can get this to run soon, I wanna stream it on my TwitchTV channel.  :cookie:
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: SleepyFist on November 05, 2016, 11:29:35 am
Okay here's a few that I have no interset in playing but has bothered me for a long time.

#1
PC game
Played the game as a child sometime between 93 and 2000
thought the game was called Pencilvania
I think the game had a character called Rotten Wrench
it had an overworld view where you could select a place/activity to visit
may or may not have referenced Shel Silversteins Peanut Butter Sandwitch poem.

#2
PC game
had an intro set in a cgi kitchen?
segued off into a  breakout clone featuring zany cartoon bugs?
most likely was a demo packaged with something else, maybe a sierra game, or was a pack-in with windows 95/98/or ME


Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: shadowmanwkp on November 11, 2016, 04:24:04 am
Okay here's a few that I have no interset in playing but has bothered me for a long time.

#2
PC game
had an intro set in a cgi kitchen?
segued off into a  breakout clone featuring zany cartoon bugs?
most likely was a demo packaged with something else, maybe a sierra game, or was a pack-in with windows 95/98/or ME

Banzai bug perhaps?
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: enigmaopoeia on November 12, 2016, 09:20:08 pm
#1
PC game
Played the game as a child sometime between 93 and 2000
thought the game was called Pencilvania
I think the game had a character called Rotten Wrench
it had an overworld view where you could select a place/activity to visit
may or may not have referenced Shel Silversteins Peanut Butter Sandwitch poem.

Looking it up online brought up the game Pantsylvania, could this be it?
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Sliver X on November 23, 2016, 11:22:16 am
I'm thinking of an arcade game from the mid 90s which featured medieval warriors and dog men (think moblins) who would get progressively more raw the more you slashed them... I remember them still fighting despite having heads that were almost completely covered over in blood, even the eyes. Does anyone remember this game?

Uh, better late than never? I'm pretty sure you're describing Wild Fang / Tecmo Knight for Arcade:

(http://romhustler.net/img/screenshots/mame_new/ingame/tknight.png)

(It is a really fun game)
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Isao Kronos on November 26, 2016, 05:25:29 am
trying to remember this one pc edutainment title where like there were balls you had to shoot but like it was physicsy and the balls could be made of different materials
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: SleepyFist on November 28, 2016, 02:33:08 pm
Looking it up online brought up the game Pantsylvania, could this be it?
. yep that's definitely the one that made me the special person I am.*hears frogs voice, shivers*
trying to remember this one pc edutainment title where like there were balls you had to shoot but like it was physicsy and the balls could be made of different materials
I think I remember that too but the title escapes me, a t first I thought UZ but I'm sure that's wrong.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Madsiur on November 29, 2016, 01:07:26 pm
Ok, I remember this PC game, in the same style of the 90's Sierra point/click RPGs or the Quest for Glory series. Definitely a game of the 90's. You start as a man in a psychiatric ward (or maybe an hospital) and you have to get out.

I remember you could use the fork used for your dinners to either untie yourself or open the window. You escape by the window and then make to a wine cave (or just a cave with barrels). Sound a bit wack like this but it's all I remember as I've seen 10 min of the game at a far away house where family relative were staying. I always wanted to play the game but never remembered the name or seen clips of it on Youtube.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: USC on December 12, 2016, 08:55:11 pm
Madsiur: Maybe Sanitarium (https://youtu.be/hWfxPQ6g4Is?t=2m9s)?
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: travel27 on January 30, 2017, 08:04:56 pm
I remember a pc game I played that was a side scroller, maybe taking place in medieval times.  You walked through villages and other areas as, a knight I think, smashing stuff (pots, etc.) but also enemies to slowly get stronger.  God it was in the early 2000s I want to say.  wish I could remember what it was.

I know, vague, ughh!
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: SleepyFist on March 08, 2017, 10:35:00 pm
Recent game, may or may not even be released yet, all I've got to go on is that the main character might be wearing a white glove with a kind of portal/rift in the back of their hand that you can look through to solve puzzles?
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: finalnuts on May 31, 2017, 06:49:30 pm
Is it not eye of the beholder?  7th Saga?
Title: Lost NES - Genesis games
Post by: Her-Saki on October 17, 2017, 12:01:08 am
I have recently seen that someone posted about lost games so I felt kind of encouraged for seek help for this.
There are 3 games that I played about 10 years ago that I can't remember well - they were 4 but fortunately I found one in an Action 52 Genesis cart, "Go Bonkers" (big deal for a puzzle).
Let's start:
The first was a NES game (for the graphics I'm almost -not entirely- sure that wasn't Genesis) that started with a white ninja in a snow field, just about to jump almost fullscreen, just after a black screen that said "AREA/STAGE 01", in classic white NES font. It was a side scroll game.
In gameplay ninja moved around between ice platforms and there was one that had a gray rack for climb. All of that was just at the beggining, which is the only stage I remember.

The second was a Genesis kind of RPG that featured an Cool Spot-like (but game is not Cool Spot!) character (I remember him being red) that moved in a old pirate ship (palette for one of the ship's floor was violet) in aerial view/top down view. Later in the game character could go at the top of the ship, that had a yellow palette. This is really the game I searched for long but that didn't found anywhere. Next is also for Genesis, but fortunately more identifiable

And the last was a medieval-greek hero killing dragons, riding dragons with an extremely large HUD and it was really, really hard to beat. Graphics where pretty detailed and I remember it as a Castlevania with dragons, but a lot less colorful (general palette for the first stage was similar to Golden Axe's).

Aaaand there's a fourth one but not as important as the listed above. It was a puzzle EA game (IIRC blue EA logo belongs to old EA) in which you had to set green pieces in a [Longcat.jpg], very long blue board, with others dark blue blocks interfering. The final level was absolutely crazy to beat (blocks were reduced to the minimum size possible and filled all the board!) and it definitively belongs to Genesis.

... and that's all, maybe some old geezer may recognize one of this games (just one would be okay, really...)
Title: Re: Lost NES - Genesis games
Post by: KingMike on October 17, 2017, 12:39:15 am
Are you sure the Cool Spot-like game was an RPG? I think the sequel (Spot Goes to Hollywood?) was an isometric game with a pirate ship. Or at least the screenshots I remember of it were, I never actually played the game myself.

Killing dragons, huh?
It's been awhile since I played it but maybe Dahna: Megami Tanjou?

The puzzle game... is it Blockout? EA didn't originally make the game but I think they made or at least published the Genesis port.

But this post sounds more like it should be in the "forgotten games thread".
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Her-Saki on October 17, 2017, 01:04:54 am
..... so it WAS Cool Spot after all... shocked. I didn't thought it had sequels.

About killing dragons' game, nop, not so similar to Golden Axe. The main character was a strong dude with a sword, and the graphics weren't so simple. I could add that the first stage is in a open space made of stone, as a valley.

The puzzle game was 2D and graphics were quite simple. Just the blue board, blue and green blocks, maybe some counter for the level.

Anyways many, many thanks for hit with Cool Spof; if that was found anything can be found, I hope.
Title: Re: Lost NES - Genesis games
Post by: Psyklax on October 17, 2017, 04:54:41 am
The first was a NES game (for the graphics I'm almost -not entirely- sure that wasn't Genesis) that started with a white ninja in a snow field, just about to jump almost fullscreen, just after a black screen that said "AREA/STAGE 01", in classic white NES font. It was a side scroll game.
In gameplay ninja moved around between ice platforms and there was one that had a gray rack for climb. All of that was just at the beggining, which is the only stage I remember.

The grey rack part makes me think of a Ninja Gaiden game, but the white ninja part doesn't... Shadow Dancer on Genesis has a white ninja. I can't think of any other NES games that fit that profile.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: cccmar on October 17, 2017, 05:02:47 am
..... so it WAS Cool Spot after all... shocked. I didn't thought it had sequels.

About killing dragons' game, nop, not so similar to Golden Axe. The main character was a strong dude with a sword, and the graphics weren't so simple. I could add that the first stage is in a open space made of stone, as a valley.

The puzzle game was 2D and graphics were quite simple. Just the blue board, blue and green blocks, maybe some counter for the level.

Anyways many, many thanks for hit with Cool Spof; if that was found anything can be found, I hope.

You sure it's a ninja game? It could by Dragon Fighter by Natsume (starts in a snowy valley, and you are a dude with a sword there). I can't recall any other game like that at the moment, apart from Ninja Crusaders (though that one starts in a ruined city instead). If it's a Genesis game, it could be one of the Shinobi games.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Zynk on December 28, 2017, 12:37:00 am
I hope someone can recognize this game. I recall a Super Famicom (or was it a PSX) game, its some sort of a strategy ala Ogre/FF Tactics where there's a Chun-Li look-a-like character and other female cast, and they have some sort of Jojo Stands with each of them.  :-\
FINALLY after several years! Just found the game I was looking for! Its called GUARDIAN RECALL!   :woot!: :woot!: :woot!:
Spoiler:
(https://gamefaqs.akamaized.net/screens/b/0/1/gfs_578175_1_1.jpg)

(https://www.video-games-museum.com/en/screenshots/Playstation/3/35672-ingame-Guardian-Recall-Shugojuu-Shoukan.png)

Here's its Anime OP (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWRQ4Jp2vlo).

It also has a PC98 version
(https://gamefaqs.akamaized.net/screens/b/4/c/gfs_578175_2_2.jpg)

(https://gamefaqs.akamaized.net/screens/2/f/c/gfs_578175_2_3.jpg)
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: SleepyFist on April 06, 2018, 07:34:12 pm
I think I identified one of the ones I was looking for, it was Stay Tooned!

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/StayTooned

And given the description it's no wonder I was confused,
it probably came to me via a shareware demo or something since we had some Sierra games we played back then.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: travel27 on April 26, 2018, 10:29:06 am
I had been searching forever for this one game, Black Knight, which can be found on sites like newgrounds and miniclip and even downloaded.  It was a lot more simple now, in 2018, than I remember it being as an often drunk UNI student working night shifts in the summer when I first discovered it back in, had to be around 2004.

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?
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Me_Dave on May 31, 2018, 03:34:13 pm
Did anyone figure out what that first game was I remember a game where you went around in a dungeon like a First Person Shooter prospective but it wasn't and you would get attacked by rats, spiders, and I think you had a sword. I didn't play it much but I think it was like an early Tomb Raider maybe. I don't remember much of it but you would get killed very fast and you couldn't really read or tell what happened to you in the game. I think I played it on a MAC though and well the Mac Version of WolfenStein is what was converted to make the SNES version and is different from the PC Version it came from a different code base.

One game I can't find is for the NES or at least I think so, I've searched for it for years as I've played every NES and possibly Famicom game there is or at least I have tried to play it.

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

 
 
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: KingMike on May 31, 2018, 08:06:59 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
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Me_Dave 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

Thank you!!!  :thumbsup:

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. 
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Spooniest 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.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: KingMike 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.)
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: MegaManJuno 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 (http://www.vgmpf.com/Wiki/index.php?title=File:Shadowgate_-_NES_-_Dragon.png)).
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Spooniest on June 06, 2018, 01:21:05 pm
https://youtu.be/2CX4-iGuC4E (https://youtu.be/2CX4-iGuC4E)

Yes this is it. thanks your mejisty
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: nesrocks 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):
(https://i.imgur.com/8Cd0KbM.png)

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.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Jorpho 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.
https://classicreload.com/catch-if-you-can.html
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: travel27 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!
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: KingMike on October 23, 2018, 05:37:58 pm
Sounds like Rastan on Master System (sequel maybe on Genesis?).
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Psyklax 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.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: travel27 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.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Gideon Zhi on October 24, 2018, 02:18:30 am
Skyblazer, maybe?
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: travel27 on November 01, 2018, 11:29:51 am
No, it wasn't skyblazer, struggling to find out what it was!
Title: Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
Post by: Psyklax on November 01, 2018, 06:15:56 pm
switches that needed to be hit

Gods?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzI8wOA7gnk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzI8wOA7gnk)