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

Postby Deva » Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:18 pm UTC

ZePhoCa wrote:Hello all,

I am seachting for a game I used to play several years ago...

* System: PC/Windows (I guess it was 95 or 98)
* Year: Late 90's or early 2000's if I remember correctly
* Genre: (city) building/construction game (like Sim City)
* Environment: you had to build a city, which included building stuff like car dealers. I remember that you could build "vacation stuff", in particular there was an object with the heads of the easter islands.
* Mood: hopeful and bright

Would be great if someone knows the game :)

Holiday Island? Never saw any Easter Island heads. Included car rentals, though.
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Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Postby ZePhoCa » Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:22 am UTC

Deva wrote:
ZePhoCa wrote:Hello all,

I am seachting for a game I used to play several years ago...

* System: PC/Windows (I guess it was 95 or 98)
* Year: Late 90's or early 2000's if I remember correctly
* Genre: (city) building/construction game (like Sim City)
* Environment: you had to build a city, which included building stuff like car dealers. I remember that you could build "vacation stuff", in particular there was an object with the heads of the easter islands.
* Mood: hopeful and bright

Would be great if someone knows the game :)

Holiday Island? Never saw any Easter Island heads. Included car rentals, though.


Yes that's it! Thank you!

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

Postby colipong7 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:52 pm UTC

* Background: I played it with my older brothers , but its a single player game , used to watch eachother. Neither the 3 of us can either remember. Would love to play it now that im older and capable lol.
* System: PC / Windows
* Year: Early 2000s
* Perspective: First Person
* Art style: Realistic / Fantasy . Things looked as they should in medieval times , with added monsters and creatures
* Environment: Medieval RPG? i remember at the beggining of the game killing , almost an ostrich or some other weird animal with a club you find, and you continue to walk down a opth across a small stream , and then enter a castle. Antoehr detail i remmeber , was that there was a console command it mustve been , that allowed you to take control and play as a NPC IE. get their stats weapons armor and things like that. I used to do this and enter the arena in the city as i was very young , and didnt really play all to well. You could also do the same with monsters (i remember one of my brothers had a game save as a fire or frost elemental , and everyone would attack you if they seen you) The game is similar (from what i remember) as a old school skyrim or kingdom come deliverance.

* Genre: RPG
* Gameplay:

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

Postby Deva » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:01 pm UTC

Did you control a party of adventurers?

Lands of Lore 3, Might and Magic 8, or Arx Fatalis?
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Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Postby Arch » Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:28 am UTC

at the beggining of the game killing

Maybe just a knock-out punch?..
almost an ostrich

Maybe a scavenger?...
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to walk down a opth across a small stream , and then enter a castle

A path to Old Camp?...
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a console command it mustve been , that allowed you to take control and play as a NPC IE. get their stats weapons armor
...
also do the same with monsters
...
as a fire or frost elemental

b->marvin->b then click button "o" ?...
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Maybe a frost golem?

Totally, colipong7, is this game titled "Gothic" ?

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

Postby wavelette » Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:17 pm UTC

* Background: I would love to find a (probably non-commercial) game I played once at a friend's house (but they have no recollection of it) and I think my children would now enjoy. My friend was stuck on the final level and I remember using some interesting graph theory on a piece of paper to work out the solution
* System: PC
* Year: 2003 was when I played it, but the graphics were so simple it could be considerably older
* Perspective: Top-down
* Art style: Basic pixel-art (probably 256 colours). Probably single screen puzzles (no scrolling)
* Genre: Puzzle game
* Gameplay: You had to move around a maze of rooms (one square moved per press of arrow keys). When you move you leave a path behind that you can not cross again (i.e. Tron-like). There were coloured teleporters and I think you needed to collect keys to unlock doors. I think you may have had to walk across every square exactly once to complete the level.

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

Postby Deva » Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:18 pm UTC

Probably not it, but "The Misadventures of Sir Randolph Doogleberry, British Explorer"?
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Inserted smaller, one-time puzzles like this in other games (Knights of the Old Republic, for example). Never found a name for this type of puzzle. May not help with searching, admittedly. Requires others to know the name too.
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Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Postby wavelette » Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:56 pm UTC

Wow! I think that game fits the description I gave better than the one I remember!

I remember the graphics being slightly better than this, and the puzzle I saw seemed to consist of a number of almost independent rooms with one wide corridors between the rooms, while this one seems just to have the tiles and no surrounding walls.

I tried searching (without success) before posting here, trying terms like Hamiltonian/Euler path or travelling salesman or tron-like, but I don't know the official term for this kind of puzzle.

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

Postby Felstaff » Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:47 am UTC

wavelette wrote:I don't know the official term for this kind of puzzle.

It doesn't appear to have a universally accepted name. I suppose it's mostly a derivative of the classic Knight's Tour puzzle.

Personally, I'd call it a "single-use tile destruction maze" game, or "walky smashy smashy crumbly tile puzzle", to give it its proper Latin taxonomy.

Closest thing I could find is a small indie game called Marbles Deluxe, but like Pyramids of Ra, it has the maze grid floating in a void, rather than containing corridors and 'surrounding walls'.

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

Postby rmsgrey » Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:25 pm UTC

Felstaff wrote:
wavelette wrote:I don't know the official term for this kind of puzzle.

It doesn't appear to have a universally accepted name. I suppose it's mostly a derivative of the classic Knight's Tour puzzle.


They also call it a Q*Bert Floor in another article

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

Postby Macman920 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:16 pm UTC

So here I am trying to figure out an old cd game for my mom. Don't have my hopes up but well see.




* Background: this was in the 90s I believe she played while I was growing up. The idea of the game was you where a knight trying to get across a chess board avoiding fires spiders before the time ran out. I believe it was 2D
* System:played on windows 95
* Year:through the 90s
* Perspective:played in birds eye view
* Art style: 2d with knights almost on a chess board
* Environment: could jump over squares to avoid fires and spiders. Each level had about 10 sub levels
* Mood:
* Genre:time based stategy
* Gameplay:hopping on a chess board to reach the end of level by time

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

Postby Deva » Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:26 pm UTC

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

Postby Xanthir » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:48 am UTC

Oh wow, that is *not* a game improved by the use of realistic graphics.
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