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SOMEONE PLEASE HELP!!!! (GAME TITLE)

Postby steenmobile » Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:13 am UTC

Hello guys, ive been playing a video game for the game boy when i was a kid. I know it was either for the game boy or the game boy color, im certain. I remember it was a horror genre first person (NOT RESIDENT EVIL) it was kinda puzzely and it was like a one button game, i mean this by: for example press "a" to go upstairs. yeah, its text based so you read a lot and i remember in the beginning your entering either a mansion/castle and "wolves are stalking behind you" or something like that. I had fun with it and the music made it creepy also. PLEASE help me out with the title, i want to play it now, and it kills me not knowing what game it is, thank you.

Oh yeah and i also remember "death" or "the grim reaper" being in the game when your about to die or something like that

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Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Postby JayDee » Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:34 am UTC

I don't recall many GameBoy (or GBC) games like that, but was it Shadowgate Classic?
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Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Postby steenmobile » Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:37 am UTC

yes! thats it! thats a lot man ive been looking for it everywhere. thanks again :D

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Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Postby SecondTalon » Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:40 am UTC

You might want to also take a look at Deja Vu and The Uninvited. Two other games made in the same game engine, Deja Vu being a 1920s/30s Detective Noir-ish style game, The Uninvited being a semi-modern run through a haunted house.
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Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Postby aireoth » Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:35 pm UTC

dopeghoti wrote:Okay, I've got one that's been nagging me ever since I started playing The Ur-Quan Masters again..

* Background: PC game, DOS based, or possibly Win'95
* Year: I want to say early to mid-'90s
* Perspective: Most interactions were through a faux-interface; your screen contained the interface for some sort of starship control system.
* Art style: VGA pixel art; I don't recall any rotoscoping.
* Gameplay/Environment: You were 'in charge' of some sort of space exploration/colonization/mining project. Part of the game was selecting encoded personalities for the various crew members which were generally stored, inert. Part of the game was preventing the 'crew' from 'degrading' or somehow succumbing to entropy. Part of the planetary exploration was a scanning interface similar to Star Control 2 (which is what jogged this disjointed memory in the first place). There may have been diplomacy or conversations with alien races, I do not recall. I can't say if it was controlled exclusively from the keyboard, or if there was some mousing involved.
* Mood: Dark? I want to say most of the interface was dark blue or gray.
* Genre: Sci-Fi strategy/adventure

My eternal gratitude to anyone who can dredge this up; it's been bugging me for weeks!


Sounds similar to Starflight I or II except for the entropy thing.

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Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Postby LuNatic » Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:54 am UTC

Background: Twas on the family PC when I was but a wee little tike.
Year:Ummm.... 94 maybe?
Perspective: 2D sidescrolling
Art style: Cartoonish
Mood: Fantasy
Genre: Platformer
Gameplay: I really don't remember much about this other than I saw my sister playing it once. It involved some elves(maybe 2) jumping about inside a castle, collecting gems and potions and stuff, presumably to thwart some evil wizard or dragon. I probably couldn't be more vague if I tried, but that's all I remember.
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Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Postby SoapyHobo » Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:39 pm UTC

LuNatic wrote:Background: Twas on the family PC when I was but a wee little tike.
Year:Ummm.... 94 maybe?
Perspective: 2D sidescrolling
Art style: Cartoonish
Mood: Fantasy
Genre: Platformer
Gameplay: I really don't remember much about this other than I saw my sister playing it once. It involved some elves(maybe 2) jumping about inside a castle, collecting gems and potions and stuff, presumably to thwart some evil wizard or dragon. I probably couldn't be more vague if I tried, but that's all I remember.
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Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Postby LuNatic » Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:18 am UTC

Its quite similar, but I don't think its the one. Thanks, though.
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Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Postby el_loco_avs » Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:06 pm UTC

LuNatic wrote:Background: Twas on the family PC when I was but a wee little tike.
Year:Ummm.... 94 maybe?
Perspective: 2D sidescrolling
Art style: Cartoonish
Mood: Fantasy
Genre: Platformer
Gameplay: I really don't remember much about this other than I saw my sister playing it once. It involved some elves(maybe 2) jumping about inside a castle, collecting gems and potions and stuff, presumably to thwart some evil wizard or dragon. I probably couldn't be more vague if I tried, but that's all I remember.



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Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Postby TheRatKing » Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:56 am UTC

Background: On our old Macintosh (don't ask the name, I was like 5)
Year: 90s.
Perspective: 2D top down
Art style: simplistic
Mood: Fantasy
Genre: Turn Based Action??
Gameplay: Okay, this game was all about Trolls, in fact it may have been called Trolls, or something similar. Basically there is a grid consisting of blocks that can contain a troll, a potion, or a wall of some sort. You choose between a warrior, an archer, and a wizard, each with different fighting skills. When a turn is made (move or attack), all the trolls take their turn. To advance to the next level, get to the potion. The Archer could fire arrows, the warrior could swing with a sword, and the wizard could teleport (I think).

The game is actually so simple that I programmed a simple version in java, but I would really like to see it again for nostalgia.

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Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Postby Parabola » Sat Mar 07, 2009 1:10 am UTC

Background: ?
* Year: Late 80s, early 90s maybe
* Perspective: Pretty sure it was third person
* Art style: Can't remember
* Environment: there was a Forrest, a desert.
* Mood: Don't know.
* Genre: I know there was some adventure to it, but that's all I remember.
* Gameplay: I only remember three things from the gameplay.

1) There was a witch in the forest and I believe she could turn you into an animal some times to get you a game over.
2) There was this haystack that had a key in it. May have been close to this inn. Remember there being ants nearby, but not what they did.
3) There was a desert. You had to pick the way you went carefully because you could die from dehydration. There was some building or something at the end of the desert if you went the right way, but I do not remember what it was.

Thanks to anyone who can help. I've been google searching this for around five months now and still no luck.

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Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Postby LuNatic » Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:33 am UTC

el_loco_avs wrote:
LuNatic wrote:Background: Twas on the family PC when I was but a wee little tike.
Year:Ummm.... 94 maybe?
Perspective: 2D sidescrolling
Art style: Cartoonish
Mood: Fantasy
Genre: Platformer
Gameplay: I really don't remember much about this other than I saw my sister playing it once. It involved some elves(maybe 2) jumping about inside a castle, collecting gems and potions and stuff, presumably to thwart some evil wizard or dragon. I probably couldn't be more vague if I tried, but that's all I remember.



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No, I don't think that is it. I should have mentioned, it was on Dos.
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Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Postby Citizen » Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:33 pm UTC

Parabola wrote:Background: ?
* Year: Late 80s, early 90s maybe
* Perspective: Pretty sure it was third person
* Art style: Can't remember
* Environment: there was a Forrest, a desert.
* Mood: Don't know.
* Genre: I know there was some adventure to it, but that's all I remember.
* Gameplay: I only remember three things from the gameplay.

1) There was a witch in the forest and I believe she could turn you into an animal some times to get you a game over.
2) There was this haystack that had a key in it. May have been close to this inn. Remember there being ants nearby, but not what they did.
3) There was a desert. You had to pick the way you went carefully because you could die from dehydration. There was some building or something at the end of the desert if you went the right way, but I do not remember what it was.

Thanks to anyone who can help. I've been google searching this for around five months now and still no luck.


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Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Postby Chuff » Sun Mar 08, 2009 7:50 am UTC

Background: This is going to be very vague, as I don't even remember whether it was a game or just a series of clips. I played it at a baby sitters house on the pc about 9 years ago. What I remember was a bunch of cut scenes where you had to put on these 3D glasses. I've got a vague memory of a bunch of clips that may or may not have actually been in the game.
There was one where this boy is sleeping in class, then wakes up shocked and asks the class to go on a field trip. They do so, for some reason, although they lock him up, and they go to a field on a hill and watch an eclipse. Everything goes black and something happens.
There was another one where the boy is in this world, and he watches a pterodactyl that is very smart trying to carry a rock by netting it in a rope, but he drops it on another one. I vividly remember the eye of the other one exploding.
Lastly, the boy and the pterodactyls are fighting some other pterodactyls. Apparently, the pterodactyls can't touch the ground, but they're getting tired. The ones that did turn evil, and they make the others tire quicker. The good ones can't stay up unless they defeat the bad ones. They're all fighting in the air. I also vaguely remember a volleyball net and a bunch of cubes in this scene.


I have no idea what the hell it is. I'm fairly certain it was a game, but it might not even exist. I dream about it occasionally, even now.
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Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Postby el_loco_avs » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:47 am UTC

Chuff wrote:Background: This is going to be very vague, as I don't even remember whether it was a game or just a series of clips. I played it at a baby sitters house on the pc about 9 years ago. What I remember was a bunch of cut scenes where you had to put on these 3D glasses. I've got a vague memory of a bunch of clips that may or may not have actually been in the game.
There was one where this boy is sleeping in class, then wakes up shocked and asks the class to go on a field trip. They do so, for some reason, although they lock him up, and they go to a field on a hill and watch an eclipse. Everything goes black and something happens.
There was another one where the boy is in this world, and he watches a pterodactyl that is very smart trying to carry a rock by netting it in a rope, but he drops it on another one. I vividly remember the eye of the other one exploding.
Lastly, the boy and the pterodactyls are fighting some other pterodactyls. Apparently, the pterodactyls can't touch the ground, but they're getting tired. The ones that did turn evil, and they make the others tire quicker. The good ones can't stay up unless they defeat the bad ones. They're all fighting in the air. I also vaguely remember a volleyball net and a bunch of cubes in this scene.


I have no idea what the hell it is. I'm fairly certain it was a game, but it might not even exist. I dream about it occasionally, even now.


Heart of Darkness has all of this I think. Especially the flying creatures that can't touch the ground. You fight lots of shadowy creatures. I played through it last year. :mrgreen:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_of_Darkness_(game)
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Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Postby Chuff » Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:08 am UTC

el_loco_avs wrote:
Chuff wrote:Background: This is going to be very vague, as I don't even remember whether it was a game or just a series of clips. I played it at a baby sitters house on the pc about 9 years ago. What I remember was a bunch of cut scenes where you had to put on these 3D glasses. I've got a vague memory of a bunch of clips that may or may not have actually been in the game.
There was one where this boy is sleeping in class, then wakes up shocked and asks the class to go on a field trip. They do so, for some reason, although they lock him up, and they go to a field on a hill and watch an eclipse. Everything goes black and something happens.
There was another one where the boy is in this world, and he watches a pterodactyl that is very smart trying to carry a rock by netting it in a rope, but he drops it on another one. I vividly remember the eye of the other one exploding.
Lastly, the boy and the pterodactyls are fighting some other pterodactyls. Apparently, the pterodactyls can't touch the ground, but they're getting tired. The ones that did turn evil, and they make the others tire quicker. The good ones can't stay up unless they defeat the bad ones. They're all fighting in the air. I also vaguely remember a volleyball net and a bunch of cubes in this scene.


I have no idea what the hell it is. I'm fairly certain it was a game, but it might not even exist. I dream about it occasionally, even now.


Heart of Darkness has all of this I think. Especially the flying creatures that can't touch the ground. You fight lots of shadowy creatures. I played through it last year. :mrgreen:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_of_Darkness_(game)
Hmm, that's seems about right. I think my imagination has produced a lot of the stuff I've listed over the years, but it's the same basic idea. It's even got the 3D glasses.

I'll have to try it, to see what it's actually like. I'm kind of sad that the mystery is ruined, but I asked for it.
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Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Postby el_loco_avs » Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:44 am UTC

Find the game and play it all the way through. It's HARD and you'll die a LOT. But it's very well made. And even slightly creepy in parts.
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Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Postby Soralin » Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:27 am UTC

dopeghoti wrote:Okay, I've got one that's been nagging me ever since I started playing The Ur-Quan Masters again..

* Background: PC game, DOS based, or possibly Win'95
* Year: I want to say early to mid-'90s
* Perspective: Most interactions were through a faux-interface; your screen contained the interface for some sort of starship control system.
* Art style: VGA pixel art; I don't recall any rotoscoping.
* Gameplay/Environment: You were 'in charge' of some sort of space exploration/colonization/mining project. Part of the game was selecting encoded personalities for the various crew members which were generally stored, inert. Part of the game was preventing the 'crew' from 'degrading' or somehow succumbing to entropy. Part of the planetary exploration was a scanning interface similar to Star Control 2 (which is what jogged this disjointed memory in the first place). There may have been diplomacy or conversations with alien races, I do not recall. I can't say if it was controlled exclusively from the keyboard, or if there was some mousing involved.
* Mood: Dark? I want to say most of the interface was dark blue or gray.
* Genre: Sci-Fi strategy/adventure

My eternal gratitude to anyone who can dredge this up; it's been bugging me for weeks!

Iron Seed? I think I had tried to play it before, or something that sounds similar to what you describe, but had problems with it crashing or such on a modern system. Some screenshots here

It seems the developers have released it for free at http://www.ironseed.com/ including patches, manual, and a link to dosbox to run it.

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Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Postby TheOtherDOOMGuy » Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:35 pm UTC

Ok i remeber the name of the game Im gonna mention.
Descent.
Does any1 know, is this game freeware yet? And if not, where can I get it online? I dont mind paying if I can enjoy this masterpiece of airplanery goodness,

Now, for a game I cant remember the name of:
* Background: PC, definitely run on at least windows 95
* Year: I dont know, anywhere from between 95-97, possibly
* Perspective: 3D, from incockpit
* Art style: Umm 2D painted backgrounds, and falt sprites I think.
* Gameplay/Environment: All I can remember is a scene where you fly through space, past some asteroids, shooting aliens that came and attacked you, and that you could only move slightly, and u were locked into watever course you were supposed to be on.
* Mood: ???
* Genre: Sci-Fi space shooter
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Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Postby Felstaff » Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:51 pm UTC

TheOtherDOOMGuy wrote:* Background: PC, definitely run on at least windows 95
* Year: I dont know, anywhere from between 95-97, possibly
* Perspective: 3D, from incockpit
* Art style: Umm 2D painted backgrounds, and falt sprites I think.
* Gameplay/Environment: All I can remember is a scene where you fly through space, past some asteroids, shooting aliens that came and attacked you, and that you could only move slightly, and u were locked into watever course you were supposed to be on.
* Mood: ???
* Genre: Sci-Fi space shooter

Solar Crusade? Also could be Novastorm (which I believe had an in-cockpit setting), Tempest 2000, N20, or one of the many Star Wars "on a rail" games (like Rebel Assault)
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Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Postby ArchangelShrike » Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:13 pm UTC

Looking for a board(?) game I played a while ago, something similar to Diplomacy but... not. Played it in school years ago with 20+ people, can't remember the name, but we maintained it entirely without a board or pieces, just a notebook.

Mechanics:
Players controlled a nation with 4 stats, People, Tech Units/Development Units, Natural Resources and Army Units
(People * Tech Units * Natural Resources)*c = Production, which can be shifted towards either Tech Units or Army Units
Send army to attack for resources or defend against attacks.
Trade with other people for Tech/Natural Resources, discuss plans to attack, trade, etc.
No one has knowledge of the other people's current statistics, unless you ask them.
Consisted of timed rounds, after each round move orders were turned in to the pitboss/DM/referee who sorted out the moves. Person with most Tech Units when time ran out won, I think, or maybe a combination of statistics.

Anyone have any clue as to what this game was called?

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Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Postby TheOtherDOOMGuy » Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:36 pm UTC

Once Felstaff fixed my quote tags, I wrote:* Genre: Sci-Fi space shooter
Felstaff wrote:Solar Crusade? Also could be Novastorm (which I believe had an in-cockpit setting), Tempest 2000, N20, or one of the many Star Wars "on a rail" games (like Rebel Assault)

No, afraid its not any of those.
It definitely wasnt star wars, and it wasnt either of those others.
Graphics are way too good in those, this game had mediocre graphics, even for the age of it.
Nice attempt tho, I remember playing Solar Crusade before.
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Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Postby aion7 » Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:55 am UTC

TheOtherDOOMGuy wrote:Ok I remeber the name of the game Im gonna mention:
Descent.
Does anyone know if this game is freeware yet? If not, where can I get it online? I don't mind paying if I can enjoy this masterpiece of airplanery goodness,

http://www.gog.com/en/search/sort/search/descent


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Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Postby markiiu » Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:44 am UTC

As far as I can tell, I haven't asked about this one yet, and I don't think anyone else has.
Platform: Gamecube
Perspective: First Person, I think, maybe third person, I really can't remember
Genre: Horror
Time: Early gamecube, I think.
May have been japanese developed by how it was setup, I didn't see much of it as I was at a friends (This was in elementary, I think), and it terrified all of us, from the one scene that sticks out in my mind. Your character's (uncle?), I think, is murdered and you have to solve/prevent it or something, but the gameplay involved a grandfather clock in the mansion that you could turn backwards, and you would hear everything in reverse, maybe you were supposed to timetravel to play it. (this was early in the game). Also, I think the protagonist was female. If anyone has any idea what it is, that'd be cool, I'd love to track down a copy and play it to see if it's as bad/creepy as I remember it being.

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Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Postby aireoth » Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:46 am UTC

System: Gamecube
Developer: Ubisoft (I think)
Perspective: Third Person
Genre: Horror
Time: early-mid
Plot: I don't really remember it to well, you come to a mansion where one of your relatives died (I think) and you find this old book. You start reading it and strange things begin to happen, I know that you play through different era's, as I remember playing the woman in the mansion, then a Roman soldier.
Catch: The more damage you took the stranger things would get, like flys on the screen, or messing with your save games. *Edit* I remember it had a health bar and a sanity gauge, the lower your sanity the more f'd up things got.

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Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Postby Durinthal » Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:05 am UTC

aireoth wrote:System: Gamecube
Developer: Ubisoft (I think)
Perspective: Third Person
Genre: Horror
Time: early-mid
Plot: I don't really remember it to well, you come to a mansion where one of your relatives died (I think) and you find this old book. You start reading it and strange things begin to happen, I know that you play through different era's, as I remember playing the woman in the mansion, then a Roman soldier.
Catch: The more damage you took the stranger things would get, like flys on the screen, or messing with your save games. *Edit* I remember it had a health bar and a sanity gauge, the lower your sanity the more f'd up things got.

I'm almost certain that you're referring to Eternal Darkness.
markiiu wrote:As far as I can tell, I haven't asked about this one yet, and I don't think anyone else has.
Platform: Gamecube
Perspective: First Person, I think, maybe third person, I really can't remember
Genre: Horror
Time: Early gamecube, I think.
May have been japanese developed by how it was setup, I didn't see much of it as I was at a friends (This was in elementary, I think), and it terrified all of us, from the one scene that sticks out in my mind. Your character's (uncle?), I think, is murdered and you have to solve/prevent it or something, but the gameplay involved a grandfather clock in the mansion that you could turn backwards, and you would hear everything in reverse, maybe you were supposed to timetravel to play it. (this was early in the game). Also, I think the protagonist was female. If anyone has any idea what it is, that'd be cool, I'd love to track down a copy and play it to see if it's as bad/creepy as I remember it being.

Also Eternal Darkness, I believe.

Strange how that worked, eh?

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Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Postby aireoth » Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:49 am UTC

Yep, brilliant game, Silicon Knights is a good company, and proves that Canadians can make great games (Bioware, SK, and Ubisoft Montreal). Sad that Too Human had so many problems.

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Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Postby aireoth » Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:50 pm UTC

Ok I want to post two, one has bugged me for years, and the other I just thought of.

System: Playstation
Developer: No clue
Genre: Platformer/Puzzle
Time: Early (I think)
Description: This game was pretty epic in its day, you where some sort of robotic rabbit thing, you could jump incredibly high, and landing on enemies killed them (most of em). The point of the game seemed to be collecting items from around the stage, travelling not only on the standard X/Y axis but jumping to platforms high in the sky. Thats about all I remember, it was really fun, but we only had the game for about a week before our PS was stolen.

System: Xbox
Developer: Japanese
Genre: Suspense/Horror Adventure
Time: Midlife
Description: another fuzzy game in my memory, you play in a town and you have to solve a mystery (I know really vague). There's all sorts of wierd things that go on, and you only have a certain amount of time to solve the puzzles. Definatly had an anime twist to it, and I think there was a bit of time jumping, or playable flashbacks.

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Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Postby NathanielJ » Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:29 pm UTC

aireoth wrote:System: Playstation
Developer: No clue
Genre: Platformer/Puzzle
Time: Early (I think)
Description: This game was pretty epic in its day, you where some sort of robotic rabbit thing, you could jump incredibly high, and landing on enemies killed them (most of em). The point of the game seemed to be collecting items from around the stage, travelling not only on the standard X/Y axis but jumping to platforms high in the sky. Thats about all I remember, it was really fun, but we only had the game for about a week before our PS was stolen.


This one sounds sort of like Jumping Flash!

aireoth wrote:System: Xbox
Developer: Japanese
Genre: Suspense/Horror Adventure
Time: Midlife
Description: another fuzzy game in my memory, you play in a town and you have to solve a mystery (I know really vague). There's all sorts of wierd things that go on, and you only have a certain amount of time to solve the puzzles. Definatly had an anime twist to it, and I think there was a bit of time jumping, or playable flashbacks.


Do you remember what types of enemies there were in the game? If they were ghosts, then this is probably Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly. Otherwise, I'm not sure.
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Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Postby TheOtherDOOMGuy » Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:31 pm UTC

aireoth wrote:Ok I want to post two, one has bugged me for years, and the other I just thought of.
System: Xbox
Developer: Japanese
Genre: Suspense/Horror Adventure
Time: Midlife
Description: another fuzzy game in my memory, you play in a town and you have to solve a mystery (I know really vague). There's all sorts of wierd things that go on, and you only have a certain amount of time to solve the puzzles. Definatly had an anime twist to it, and I think there was a bit of time jumping, or playable flashbacks.

This may be completely wrong, but it wasnt Breakdown by any chance?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NNgT90eTcU

Maybe?
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Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Postby benjhuey » Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:18 pm UTC

System: PC

Genre: Vehicular Platforming/Time Trial?

Date: I played it sometime in 1999. There's a good chance it was originally released earlier as it could be played and transferred via 3.5" floppy.

Visuals: 3D, possibly vector graphics. The perspective followed behind a hovering space ship thing, similar to the F-Zero or Audiosurf series but much simpler in design.

Description: Basically, you controlled the ship's speed and horizontal movement. The goal was to reach the end of the level by means of steering though and jumping between floating platforms in a void. If you fell off, you had to return to the very beginning. I don't remember is there was a time limit, but you would often have to be traveling quickly or else you wouldn't clear the gaps between platforms. It was quite a test of twitch reflexes.
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Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Postby aireoth » Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:11 pm UTC

Yes Jumping Flash is the first one, that game was a lot of fun!

Second one, nope no ghosts, and it wasn't breakdown. It was more Adventure, thirdish person, and not a lot of fighting, if any.

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Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Postby markiiu » Sat Mar 14, 2009 6:03 pm UTC

Durinthal wrote:Also Eternal Darkness, I believe.

Strange how that worked, eh?

Dead on, thanks very much.

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Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Postby dbsmith » Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:19 pm UTC

System: PC

Genre: Vehicular Platforming/Time Trial?

Date: I played it sometime in 1999. There's a good chance it was originally released earlier as it could be played and transferred via 3.5" floppy.

Visuals: 3D, possibly vector graphics. The perspective followed behind a hovering space ship thing, similar to the F-Zero or Audiosurf series but much simpler in design.

Description: Basically, you controlled the ship's speed and horizontal movement. The goal was to reach the end of the level by means of steering though and jumping between floating platforms in a void. If you fell off, you had to return to the very beginning. I don't remember is there was a time limit, but you would often have to be traveling quickly or else you wouldn't clear the gaps between platforms. It was quite a test of twitch reflexes.


Ha yeah, I've got this game at home in my old games folder.
Its called Skyroads. The last level and the 3rd last level were bastards....

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Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Postby blackhat » Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:58 am UTC

I should probably first say hello, as this is my first post on this forum. Once I saw this thread I decided to register as this may solve my nagging problem which I've been trying to solve for years by means of emulators but to no avail - there are just too many titles to go through.

The game I am desperately trying to remember the name of:
I played it on an Atari 65 XE.
I believe it was released in the late 80s.
It was a 2D platformer. Each level was a seperate screen - no scrolling.
It had a nifty two player co-operative mode (I guess groundbreaking for those days). You played as knights (I think). Your knight could shoot and if you played with a friend then the other one had a shield that relfected shots. I vividly remember one level where there is a giant person lying on a table (or maybe it's you that is out of scale). Kind of reminescent of the Frankenstein movie scene. There's a hand over the table, or you have to collect the hand and turn the electricity on.

Everything gets hazy at this point as this was many years ago and I was a kid at the time.

Please, if you can, help. Help me from going mad.

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Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Postby benjhuey » Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:59 am UTC

dbsmith wrote:Ha yeah, I've got this game at home in my old games folder.
Its called Skyroads. The last level and the 3rd last level were bastards....
There it is. Thank you.
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Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Postby zombie_monkey » Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:49 am UTC

Physics_Geek3.14 wrote:Ok so this is a long shot, but I've been trying to re-find this game for a few weeks

* Background: I played this game last year though it's a retro game I got off some site like Abandonia or the like. The premise was that your character had just returned from some space mission at near light speed. So due the relativistic effects the rest of humanity has long since advanced and is now in ruins, with Earth being completely empty. You find a terminal and start looking up the history of humanity trying to find out what has happened. I do recall that the story and text of the game was lated published online as a sort of novella but I can't find that either.

That must be Portal? I remember I never played it but meant to.

Lycur wrote:* Gameplay: The basic premise was you control a fortress on a map divided up into grids where owning grids (possibly by building stuff on them, or just having the most units in them) would provide you with energy that could be used to build units. The units, built by your fortress, were either tanks, fliers or turrets. You could either give groups of them orders from a free moving camera view or enter into one of them in a FPS mode which would significantly increase the speed and power of the unit you controlled, with some associated penalty I don't recall (slowed energy gain?). Your objective was to destroy the enemy fortress. Possibly the enemy was an invading alien?

That's probably Urban Assault.
Durinthal wrote:New request: The game I'm thinking of is an older (before 2002) PC turn-based strategy game where each turn was either a season or a year. It was medieval fantasy in style and and I believe you had to build up different improvements around your town, like mines or farms.

I know it's not any of the Heroes of Might and Magic or Lords of the Realm titles, and I don't think it's a Warlords title. That's not much to go on, but I thought I'd throw it out there.

Are you sure you had to build stuff? If not, I don't see Age of Wonders having been mentioned. What were the graphics like? It could even have been Master of Magic itself! :)

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Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Postby SecondTalon » Tue Mar 17, 2009 3:09 pm UTC

Durinthal wrote:New request: The game I'm thinking of is an older (before 2002) PC turn-based strategy game where each turn was either a season or a year. It was medieval fantasy in style and and I believe you had to build up different improvements around your town, like mines or farms.

I know it's not any of the Heroes of Might and Magic or Lords of the Realm titles, and I don't think it's a Warlords title. That's not much to go on, but I thought I'd throw it out there.

Are you sure you had to build stuff? If not, I don't see Age of Wonders having been mentioned. What were the graphics like? It could even have been Master of Magic itself! :)
Could be something in the Disciples line as well. Just throwing it out there.
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Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Postby Physics_Geek3.14 » Tue Mar 17, 2009 5:37 pm UTC

Thank you zombie_monkey that was exactly what I was looking for.

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Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Postby suffer-cait » Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:38 pm UTC

so it's a simple computer game, i think one of my computers came with it or my dad put it on. anyway i played it about 10 years ago. it was this little boy who would walk around collecting keys to get through doors and such. he had to pic up and find special boots if he wanted to walk on the lava areas and ice-skates to cross ice properly. sometimes opening a door would close another. and you'd have to organize your order of operations.
i was hoping to play it again, anyone have any idea?
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