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Kain-Nosgoth
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(05-18-2017, 10:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by Lork

That looks closer graphically but it's definitely not it. The player character was a young looking samurai who was fighting demons. I think the cutscenes (really just a series of dialog boxes) took up a significant part of the videos I watched, and I distinctly remember being amused by the player character's portrait in those dialog boxes constantly looking angry/surprised.


I suppose anything's possible, but none of the videos of the various Shodowns I'm seeing on Youtube look like what I'm thinking of.

I think it might not have been localized and had a title that wasn't even translated on Wikipedia, which would explain why I didn't track it down when I first saw it.

are you certain it was on neo-geo console or arcade? Not any other arcade system?
dl77
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(05-18-2017, 10:28 AM)
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Also, was it a beat 'em up like Street Fighter or a side scrolling one like Double Dragon?
urfe
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(05-18-2017, 10:28 AM)
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I mayve asked this before,

There's a 16-bit RPG with a town in a volcano or something, and the lava rises and rises and eventually (I think) destroys the entire town.
KingpinZero
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(05-18-2017, 10:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by Lork

I only have memories of watching a video of it, but something that looked like a beatemup for the Neo Geo that took place in feudal Japan, but with in engine cutscenes with dialog boxes at the bottom of the screen. Does that ring a bell for anyone?

Proabably it's Musashi Ganryu.

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/qlfbQH284t4/maxresdefault.jpg
Lork
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(05-18-2017, 10:49 AM)

Originally Posted by KingpinZero

Proabably it's Musashi Ganryu.

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/qlfbQH284t4/maxresdefault.jpg

That was it! Looks like it wasn't a beatemup after all, which probably threw people off, and it's pretty obscure too. Thanks!
Jingo
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(05-18-2017, 11:12 AM)
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I remember playing a car game in mega drive, the view was from the top, like micro machines, its not combat cars also, the cars looked like 3D especially doing the curves, i just cant find it!!
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(05-18-2017, 11:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jingo

I remember playing a car game in mega drive, the view was from the top, like micro machines, its not combat cars also, the cars looked like 3D especially doing the curves, i just cant find it!!

Super Skidmarks?
Failing that, Power Drive? https://youtu.be/QHNcXsISZYw
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Tence
(05-18-2017, 11:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by eso76

That appears to be correct but you're replying to a post that's exactly 8 years old :)

It also doesn't really appear to be correct considering Rick Dangerous didn't fight monsters but Egyptians and Nazi's :)
Jackstin
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(05-18-2017, 11:26 AM)
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There's one my gf has been trying to work out for ages. It's an old pc game, possibly played in first person. There's Knights and a forest and shit. The bad guys were some green blobs l. Any ideas?
mclem
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(05-18-2017, 11:52 AM)

Originally Posted by Jackstin

There's one my gf has been trying to work out for ages. It's an old pc game, possibly played in first person. There's Knights and a forest and shit. The bad guys were some green blobs l. Any ideas?

Sounds like an RPG (based on a few things, notably the idea of killing 'slimes' early on in the game). Was it?
Sotha Sil
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(05-18-2017, 11:56 AM)
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I vaguely remember an old PC game with two kinds of gameplay. You played one level in a weaponized car, then the other level would be a 2D action sidescroller la Contra.

I can't remember anything else about it, and now I'm wondering if I'm mixing up two different games. Damnit.
mclem
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(05-18-2017, 11:58 AM)

Originally Posted by Sotha Sil

I vaguely remember an old PC game with two kinds of gameplay. You played one level in a weaponized car, then the other level would be a 2D action sidescroller la Contra.

I can't remember anything else about it, and now I'm wondering if I'm mixing up two different games. Damnit.

Technocop.

(Amiga screens:)



(There may be a few others, but that's the first and most significant that springs to mind)

Edit: Found some (EGA) DOS screens.

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Sotha Sil
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(05-18-2017, 01:18 PM)
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Daaaamn thanks a lot :)
Jingo
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(05-18-2017, 01:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by Graphics Horse

Super Skidmarks?
Failing that, Power Drive? https://youtu.be/QHNcXsISZYw

Power drive!

Im forever in debt with you, what i searched for this game!
KingpinZero
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(05-18-2017, 04:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lork

That was it! Looks like it wasn't a beatemup after all, which probably threw people off, and it's pretty obscure too. Thanks!

Well it may be obscure for the massess, but a good retrogamer would know it for sure. Neo Geo had many jewels, its not only Fatal Fury or KOF ;)
KingpinZero
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(05-18-2017, 04:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by mclem

Sounds like an RPG (based on a few things, notably the idea of killing 'slimes' early on in the game). Was it?

It's a pretty generic description if you consider that every single dungeon/rpg game on pc from that era have that setup/enemy.
I could say Might and Magic, Eye of the Beholder, The Quest and go on for another 20 titles (at least).
mclem
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(05-18-2017, 04:18 PM)

Originally Posted by KingpinZero

It's a pretty generic description if you consider that every single dungeon/rpg game on pc from that era have that setup/enemy.
I could say Might and Magic, Eye of the Beholder, The Quest and go on for another 20 titles (at least).

Yeah, I was recognising it was vague, I was just trying to find anything to latch onto to give us further insight.
Niahak
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(05-19-2017, 01:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by urfe

I mayve asked this before,

There's a 16-bit RPG with a town in a volcano or something, and the lava rises and rises and eventually (I think) destroys the entire town.

Sounds like Paladin's Quest - although I think you're able to save a few buildings at the end.
erawsd
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(05-19-2017, 02:16 PM)
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I have vague recollection of a NES or maybe even SNES game where just before you fight one of the bosses they give you the option of joining them, if you pick yes you get a quick blurb detailing how you ra with the gang and eventually died. Dont recall anything else about the game.
Lupin the Third
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(05-20-2017, 12:53 AM)
Hey I've got a customer looking for a specific PS1 or PS2 RPG. I suspect he might be mashing up more than one game in his memory but here's what I've been told:

- Save file has Japanese(-looking?) characters on it
- Graphics not as good as SMT:Nocturne, so more likely PS1?
- Gameplay has hex-grid turn-based combat with a turn timer - he is confident it is NOT on an isometric square grid (a la FFTactics/Disgaea)
- He seems to remember overworld walking as well but doesn't sound as sure about that.
- Art may be vaguely anime-ish
- You switch between playing as a demon and a human, and the two races try to make nice by the end. This is something he seems pretty strong about so this is the one I suspect is most important
- He remembers there being a demon with curled horns on the cover but I imagine it could be on the title screen also.
- He thought the title might've been something like Dark Stone or Demon Stone but it's neither of those.

It is NOT:
- Diablo
- Disgaea: Hour of Darkness
- Demon Stone (Forgotten Realms)
- Dark Stone
- Daisenryaku VII
- Legend of Legaia
- The Unholy War

Most likely not:
- Brigandine
- Panzer General
- Allied General
??

Any help would be appreciated....
Last edited by Lupin the Third; 05-20-2017 at 12:59 AM.
Sinatar
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(05-20-2017, 01:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by Lupin the Third

Hey I've got a customer looking for a specific PS1 or PS2 RPG. I suspect he might be mashing up more than one game in his memory but here's what I've been told:

- Save file has Japanese(-looking?) characters on it
- Graphics not as good as SMT:Nocturne, so more likely PS1?
- Gameplay has hex-grid turn-based combat with a turn timer - he is confident it is NOT on an isometric square grid (a la FFTactics/Disgaea)
- He seems to remember overworld walking as well but doesn't sound as sure about that.
- Art may be vaguely anime-ish
- You switch between playing as a demon and a human, and the two races try to make nice by the end. This is something he seems pretty strong about so this is the one I suspect is most important
- He remembers there being a demon with curled horns on the cover but I imagine it could be on the title screen also.
- He thought the title might've been something like Dark Stone or Demon Stone but it's neither of those.

It is NOT:
- Diablo
- Disgaea: Hour of Darkness
- Demon Stone (Forgotten Realms)
- Dark Stone
- Daisenryaku VII
- Legend of Legaia
- The Unholy War

Most likely not:
- Brigandine
- Panzer General
- Allied General
??

Any help would be appreciated....

Stab in the dark, but perhaps Master of Monsters on PS1?
Dimitri LH
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(05-20-2017, 01:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by Lupin the Third

Hey I've got a customer looking for a specific PS1 or PS2 RPG. I suspect he might be mashing up more than one game in his memory but here's what I've been told:

- Save file has Japanese(-looking?) characters on it
- Graphics not as good as SMT:Nocturne, so more likely PS1?
- Gameplay has hex-grid turn-based combat with a turn timer - he is confident it is NOT on an isometric square grid (a la FFTactics/Disgaea)
- He seems to remember overworld walking as well but doesn't sound as sure about that.
- Art may be vaguely anime-ish
- You switch between playing as a demon and a human, and the two races try to make nice by the end. This is something he seems pretty strong about so this is the one I suspect is most important
- He remembers there being a demon with curled horns on the cover but I imagine it could be on the title screen also.
- He thought the title might've been something like Dark Stone or Demon Stone but it's neither of those.

It is NOT:
- Diablo
- Disgaea: Hour of Darkness
- Demon Stone (Forgotten Realms)
- Dark Stone
- Daisenryaku VII
- Legend of Legaia
- The Unholy War

Most likely not:
- Brigandine
- Panzer General
- Allied General
??

Any help would be appreciated....

Wild guess here but, is it possibly Jade Cocoon 2?



Lupin the Third
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(05-20-2017, 01:34 AM)
Thanks for the suggestions.
I had a Master of Monsters set aside and showed it to him and he liked what he saw on the case but that was not it. I also suggested Jade Cocoon 2 but I don't think that was it.

I will probably see him again so if anyone can think of anything else, feel free to reply, but he's left for the time being. Thanks again!
Dizzy-4U
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(05-20-2017, 01:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by Lupin the Third

Hey I've got a customer looking for a specific PS1 or PS2 RPG. I suspect he might be mashing up more than one game in his memory but here's what I've been told:

- Save file has Japanese(-looking?) characters on it
- Graphics not as good as SMT:Nocturne, so more likely PS1?
- Gameplay has hex-grid turn-based combat with a turn timer - he is confident it is NOT on an isometric square grid (a la FFTactics/Disgaea)
- He seems to remember overworld walking as well but doesn't sound as sure about that.
- Art may be vaguely anime-ish
- You switch between playing as a demon and a human, and the two races try to make nice by the end. This is something he seems pretty strong about so this is the one I suspect is most important
- He remembers there being a demon with curled horns on the cover but I imagine it could be on the title screen also.
- He thought the title might've been something like Dark Stone or Demon Stone but it's neither of those.

It is NOT:
- Diablo
- Disgaea: Hour of Darkness
- Demon Stone (Forgotten Realms)
- Dark Stone
- Daisenryaku VII
- Legend of Legaia
- The Unholy War

Most likely not:
- Brigandine
- Panzer General
- Allied General
??

Any help would be appreciated....

I'll go with Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits. It doesn't fit with the hex.grid exacly but everything else is quite close.
Lupin the Third
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(05-20-2017, 02:26 AM)

Originally Posted by Dizzy-4U

I'll go with Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits. It doesn't fit with the hex.grid exacly but everything else is quite close.

Thanks for this answer! It looks promising..... We'll have to see when he comes back.
Vexii
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(05-20-2017, 02:33 AM)
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This is the longest of shots, but I'll give it a go.

I was really young, maybe 5 or 6, but my cousin decided to bring over his PS1. There was one game I wanted to play all the time and I've never been able to find it.

So I seem to remember it was a vehicular combat game. We played split some kind of split screen Versus mode, and I'm pretty sure you either were on (or just were) some kind of futuristic bike that could shoot.

Weirdly I seem to remember it was first person view, but I can't be sure. I often wonder if I just made it up in my childish imagination and came to believe myself.

Edit: I also seem to remember a night level with a lot of leaves...
ichtyander
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(05-20-2017, 12:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Vexii

This is the longest of shots, but I'll give it a go.

I was really young, maybe 5 or 6, but my cousin decided to bring over his PS1. There was one game I wanted to play all the time and I've never been able to find it.

So I seem to remember it was a vehicular combat game. We played split some kind of split screen Versus mode, and I'm pretty sure you either were on (or just were) some kind of futuristic bike that could shoot.

Weirdly I seem to remember it was first person view, but I can't be sure. I often wonder if I just made it up in my childish imagination and came to believe myself.

Edit: I also seem to remember a night level with a lot of leaves...

Apart from the obvious examples like Twisted Metal, Vigilante 8 and Quarantine, try these games:
Grudge Warriors
LEGO Racers
Red Asphalt
Rogue Trip: Vacation 2012
Crime Killer
S.C.A.R.S.
Auto Destruct
Impact Racing
CyberSpeed
Off-World Interceptor
ATV Racers
Dead in the Water
CosmicRomancer
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(05-20-2017, 02:44 PM)
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Man, I've had this game in my head for years and despite googling my description on several occasions, it never seems to pop up so I'm hoping one of you can help...

- Either on PC or Sinclair ZX Spectrum
- I think the game was made up of several mini-games, which included collecting drops of orangey liquid in a glass; controlling a tank in some grassland/green area; and an Arkanoid-style game.

Not much to go on but I hope it's sufficient.
Dimitri LH
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(05-20-2017, 03:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lupin the Third

Thanks for the suggestions.
I had a Master of Monsters set aside and showed it to him and he liked what he saw on the case but that was not it. I also suggested Jade Cocoon 2 but I don't think that was it.

I will probably see him again so if anyone can think of anything else, feel free to reply, but he's left for the time being. Thanks again!

Taking into account that he might be mixing stuff, im gonna try and use the story as a guide and think its either:

Grandia 2, the Main female lead would every now and then turn into a Demon girl who is a whole other person. (the two girls pictured below)

Breath of Fire IV, Every few chapters you get to use the guy in purple who can turn into a dragon just like the protaganist, but he seems to have his own agenda, probably bad guy? I barely remember since its been ages since ive played it.



Or maybe even Breath of Fire V considering the unique battle system.
urfe
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(05-21-2017, 02:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by Niahak

Sounds like Paladin's Quest - although I think you're able to save a few buildings at the end.

I thought it might've been! Thanks!
mclem
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(05-22-2017, 10:17 AM)

Originally Posted by erawsd

I have vague recollection of a NES or maybe even SNES game where just before you fight one of the bosses they give you the option of joining them, if you pick yes you get a quick blurb detailing how you ra with the gang and eventually died. Dont recall anything else about the game.

A few games have done that, although the only one that springs to mind right now is Streets of Rage.

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