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Melhisedek
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(05-01-2009, 06:00 PM)
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There was this arcade game, at about Neo Geo level graphics. If I recall correctly game was kind of Action RPG, you could destroy barells, you were a knight and fought monsters, there was this level where you were in some kind of town and fought big Minotaur (boss) at some market, he would charge at you. Later you went to "skies" and there was this level where you walked on glass and fought tough enemies, also there was a cave level. Can't remember much more sadly. We tried to finish it a few times but never could. Would love to see some clips on youtube for old times sakes :)
lsslave
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(05-01-2009, 06:08 PM)

Originally Posted by gamerecks

2 of them.

An arcade game where you play as a ninja. He was green and used scythes. He looked like a kid


Another was on the nes. You were a ninja, and could turn into an animal by holding a button down.

Ninja Crusaders
Joe Shlabotnik
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(05-01-2009, 06:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by NintendosBooger

I performed a Google Image Search of Archon, and that was indeed the game! :lol GAF is awesome, thanks. Man, such great memories.

Was it fairly popular or am I one of the few shmucks to have owned it?

I don't know how popular it was on the NES but I think it's relatively well-known as an early Electronic Arts computer game. It was popular enough to warrant a sequel (Adept), anyway. I played the hell out of it on our Atari 800 in the '80s.
DeadTrees
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(05-01-2009, 06:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dougald

I've been trying to remember this one for years:

- Master System
- Very Similar to 1942 - flying WW2-era planes, vertical shooter
- I think there was a superweapon you could drop, but I'm not sure


Its all clouded in memory from my early childhood and I've been trying to remember the damn game for the best part of 10 years... Help me GAF!

Scramble Spirits?
Dougald
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(05-01-2009, 06:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by DeadTrees

Scramble Spirits?


YES!! I just found a video of it, and I clearly remember the "plane taking off" animation at the start :D

Thanks!!

Edit: now to bid on a copy on eBay :D
Last edited by Dougald; 05-01-2009 at 07:00 PM.
komarkaze
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(05-01-2009, 07:01 PM)
In the late 80s/early 90s, I had a PC shareware disk. One of the games was you controlled a helicopter that automatically scrolled left to right, and you could drop bombs on the hillside or shoot bullets. At the end of the level, you have to pick up stranded people from a base or burning building. You could even kill those people by running the helicopter into them. What was this game?
Dougald
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(05-01-2009, 07:09 PM)
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Ok, I've a request from my girlfriend for a game:

- BBC Micro
- Text-based adventure
- The plot was to do with finding dragons teeth(she thinks?). Occasionally you'd run into a dragon and the game would be over
Easy_D
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(05-01-2009, 07:16 PM)
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There was this demo I played a lot as a kid, I have no idea what the game was though.

It was semi-top-down perspective and your main weapon was some energy machine gun that shot green bolts or something. The game was 3d and on the PC.

That's not much to go by but that's really all I can remember!

There's also this super sweet PSX game that you drove around in a car or something, you could upgrade the weapons and the car itself, top down perspective with 2d graphics.
forgeforsaken
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(05-01-2009, 07:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by komarkaze

In the late 80s/early 90s, I had a PC shareware disk. One of the games was you controlled a helicopter that automatically scrolled left to right, and you could drop bombs on the hillside or shoot bullets. At the end of the level, you have to pick up stranded people from a base or burning building. You could even kill those people by running the helicopter into them. What was this game?

Choplifter.

Some of these games aren't even remotely obscure.
Paznos
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(05-01-2009, 07:20 PM)
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It was a game in the 90's for the Macintosh it was black and white and a RPG kinda Zelda like but for the life of me I can't remember the name it might have had keep or shadow in the title but not sure help me GAF!
poppabk
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(05-01-2009, 07:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dougald

Ok, I've a request from my girlfriend for a game:

- BBC Micro
- Text-based adventure
- The plot was to do with finding dragons teeth(she thinks?). Occasionally you'd run into a dragon and the game would be over

Crap I remember playing this when I was at school, the name is on the tip of my tongue.
EDIT:
Pretty sure it was Dragon's Tooth - but I can't find a single screenshot or description online to confirm this. There was something about naming animals and there was puma involved somehow from my vaguest recollection. I'm gonna try and run it on an emulator when I get home and see how my vague memories from 25 years ago match up.
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iDoubleSpy
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(05-01-2009, 07:39 PM)


Guess I do remember it...
Log4Girlz
(05-01-2009, 07:41 PM)
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Nes game, you were a knight with a lance and could run around quite fast. I think someone had an avatar of it.
wRATH2x
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(05-01-2009, 07:42 PM)
There was an old tank game I used to play, you had to destroy walls to reach an eagle or falcon or whatever. It also had an awesome level creator.
Dougald
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(05-01-2009, 07:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by poppabk

Crap I remember playing this when I was at school, the name is on the tip of my tongue.
EDIT:
Pretty sure it was Dragon's Tooth - but I can't find a single screenshot or description online to confirm this. There was something about naming animals and there was puma involved somehow from my vaguest recollection. I'm gonna try and run it on an emulator when I get home and see how my vague memories from 25 years ago match up.


Well she's pretty sure you've got that one right - let me know if your memory matches up!
Raw64life
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(05-01-2009, 07:44 PM)
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I remember a mid 90's average PC action/adventure game. 3rd person. You looked kind of like a knight. Kind of like the guy from Ghouls & Ghosts. You were in a cave in the demo.
storl026
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(05-01-2009, 08:01 PM)
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There was this 2D top-down game on Mac where you were a pretty buff-looking caveman and you had some sort of projectile shooter. Movement was only in the 4 (8?) cardinal directions, and I think one of the stages was called "Pangea"...?

Edit: Found it!
Power Pete
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Flek
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(05-01-2009, 08:04 PM)
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i remember playing a side scrolling game where you had a helicopter (?) and had to shoot other things an throw bombs at little bunkers. When you archived a certan scorce you could call in reinforcments which then spawned at you base (tanks and soldiers)
HallucinatingElvis
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(05-01-2009, 08:09 PM)
allright

Sega Master System or Genesis
2D sidescroller

I remember bein on a motorcycle that when you collected a powerup it transformed into a suit very similar to a cyclone from robotech
BooJoh
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(05-01-2009, 08:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by komarkaze

In the late 80s/early 90s, I had a PC shareware disk. One of the games was you controlled a helicopter that automatically scrolled left to right, and you could drop bombs on the hillside or shoot bullets. At the end of the level, you have to pick up stranded people from a base or burning building. You could even kill those people by running the helicopter into them. What was this game?

Striker?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELOyiZnQarg
Screenboy
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(05-01-2009, 08:35 PM)
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there was this game when i was a kid i used to waste all my coinage on. it was this old arcade game that was a 1 on 1 (i think?) fighting game where the stages werent flat, like you could jump on ledges and stuff. i only remember the last boss as a character and he was this brown minotaur and his super special move was like he threw you really high in the air then he jumped on ur chest and turned into a fireball cus he was going so fast towards the ground! way beyond its time! would love to play it again
RobertM
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(05-01-2009, 08:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by m3k

batman and flash in this one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgDGB...eature=related

Holy shit that the one, thank a bunch to you and BooJoh.
UpperCaseN
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(05-01-2009, 08:39 PM)
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I was at an anime convention and their gaming section had a 360 game that seemed really cool. It was very Japanese looking and I figured it was an import, but it may have been localized. It was 2 flying robots (or mechs, whatever) fighting each other in the sky, and they each had several different laser weapons. It played like a top down shooter but everything was in 3D, and often at diagonals as the 2 robots flew around the screen. Some of the power ups actually changed the perspective to that of a top down shooter.

edit: this was like a year ago

any ideas?

edit2: got it. WarTech: Senko No Ronde
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Lonestar
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(05-01-2009, 08:47 PM)
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Wow, I was about to type up this old thought, but I actually found it on my own. I had no idea Dragon Ball was this old....

http://www.mobygames.com/game/dragon-power




Dragon Power. Was slightly altered because they didn't fully have the license or something.

I don't remember much, except it was weird, and I was wondering why I had a memory of a ninja flying on a cloud...makes sense now.

http://www.retrojunk.com/details_articles/423/

Reading that article, I now remember the Hermit and the Sandwiches...who would have thought that was supposed to be Panties... :lol
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HamPster PamPster
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(05-01-2009, 08:51 PM)
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I asked about this before on gaf and never got an answer :(

It was an adventure game where dinosaurs were coming back through time and you had to figure out which building in the town they would come back in by looking for clues (or something)

The poster had a brontosaurus coming out of a crack in the road, the font was back to the future-ish

The screen was top down view of a town and you would walk between buildings. There was a museum and a school, some others

It was pre-windows PC (but I didn't play it on a pc with dos)
JRPereira
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(05-01-2009, 08:57 PM)
Here's one I still haven't figured out, and it's been years.

Was there ever a game on the Genesis that was very similar to Conquest of the Crystal Palace? I seem to remember a game that was pretty close to it, with richer colors. Also, I don't know why, but I seem to remember it having red and blue spheres for some reason.
Jazzem
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(05-01-2009, 09:07 PM)
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I once played a demo of a PSone game over a friend's house that I can't remember the name of. It was a third person shooter of sorts, with very cheesey dialogue and voice acting, and not long into the game the main character is shocked by the destruction of a city. The bit that sticks out in my mind though is the Game Over screen, where your character slowly falls upside down against a black background with the remark "Is this...the end?", shortly followed by a very awkward "Aurrrgh!" :lol

Anyone know the name? It's been bugging me for a while now.
joesmokey
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(05-01-2009, 09:19 PM)
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There was an old arcade game in the late 80's, early 90's that I used to play all the time.

The closest thing I can relate it to is Castlevania, as it was platforming and you could get upgrades for your character. I know it wasn't Castlevania, but if I remember correctly it had the same type of feel to it (setting).

I have almost no details for it, I just remember wasting endless quarters into it :(.
forgeforsaken
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(05-01-2009, 09:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by joesmokey

There was an old arcade game in the late 80's, early 90's that I used to play all the time.

The closest thing I can relate it to is Castlevania, as it was platforming and you could get upgrades for your character. I know it wasn't Castlevania, but if I remember correctly it had the same type of feel to it (setting).

I have almost no details for it, I just remember wasting endless quarters into it :(.

I'd guess Black Tiger or Cadash.
Tenden
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(05-01-2009, 09:26 PM)
This one might be a bit tricky, but I'm looking for a 2D space adventure game on the CD-i.

It basically controlled like a platformer, but without the intuitive controls. You had to guide the main character through several planets solving puzzles of some sort. I never did get anywhere with the plot so I'm not sure whether there is any.

One level I remember is in some sort of a desert, while another one is set in a space ship. There were many other planets though, so there were more locations than that.

The protagonist was male and the game boasted an annoying VA...

That's it. Thanks in advance.
cr_blah_blah
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(05-01-2009, 09:28 PM)
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I remember playing these games where you put a suction cup over a circle at the corner of the screen and used a gun to shoot and when you hit the light on the suction cup would flash. We had a jet fighting game and police game but can never remember what it was or what it was for. It had to be at least 18 years ago when I played it, but I'm sure it's probably older. The game may have played on a vhs?
BooJoh
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(05-01-2009, 09:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by joesmokey

There was an old arcade game in the late 80's, early 90's that I used to play all the time.

The closest thing I can relate it to is Castlevania, as it was platforming and you could get upgrades for your character. I know it wasn't Castlevania, but if I remember correctly it had the same type of feel to it (setting).

I have almost no details for it, I just remember wasting endless quarters into it :(.

While technically a Castlevania game, Haunted Castle didn't have the Castlevania name. Could that be it?
http://castlevania.classicgaming.gam.../hcstages.html
VideoMan
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(05-01-2009, 10:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by Flek

i remember playing a side scrolling game where you had a helicopter (?) and had to shoot other things an throw bombs at little bunkers. When you archived a certan scorce you could call in reinforcments which then spawned at you base (tanks and soldiers)

Sounds like Rescue Raiders.

It was also released years later for the PC as Armor Alley
alexthekid
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(05-01-2009, 11:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by VideoMan

Alex Kidd in Miracle World

Greatest game ever made! Everytime i fail at something i hear that sound in my head...
bitq
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(05-01-2009, 11:43 PM)

Originally Posted by rpmurphy

There was an old edugame I can't remember the name of. Graphics were like Maniac Mansion, but you were a detective holding a magnifying glass, and the villian looked like some mad scientist who would say "Curses!" or something. :\

Super Solvers?

Speaking of edugames, does anyone else remember playing that trivia adventure game that came with encarta? I spent a lot of computer lab time at school playing that...
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thetrin
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(05-01-2009, 11:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by bitq

Super Solvers?

Speaking of edugames, does anyone else remember playing that trivia adventure game that came with encarta? I spent a lot of computer lab time at school playing that...

I think in particular he was talking about Midnight Rescue. I don't know why, but the damn robots in the hallway used to scare the shit out of me when I was a kid.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4SXKO3U1VA
Hinomura
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(05-02-2009, 12:00 AM)
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Hello!

This could be a pretty difficult one. I've played it just two or three times when I was a small kid, so some information can be inaccurate.

I've checked mame emulated games database quite often until ten years ago and I didn't found/recognize it. There could be a possibility of being not emulated yet (it won't surprise me, considering ie how many years another "oldie" like Acrobatic Dog Fight took).

- coin op (almost sure from a japanese developer)
- first 80s (probably 79-82)
- vertical shooter without scrolling (Space Invaders like)
- bitmap graphics
- colourful graphics
- very probably 8 colors on screen
- probably background was not black
- enemies seemed "alien crabs" or something similar, they were not spaceships
- enemies seemed pretty organic and pretty big
- probably no more than eight "crabs" on screen
- "crabs" were animated: probably taking advance of horizontal flip sprites (I think loaded in memory at startup, I'm pretty sure they were not hardware/software flipped in real time)
- probably the crabs animation was slow pace when "in formation" but quick while attacking
- in the same arcade there were games like: Asteroids, Zaxxon, Mooncresta, Crazy Climber, Moon Shuttle, Pengo and others

Please GAF help me, this is the only game I played I'm not able to trace at all! :)
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w3stfa11
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(05-02-2009, 01:21 AM)

Originally Posted by poppabk

SWIV? Or I guess superSWIV on the SNES?

Thank you! It is Super SWIV (or as it was called in the US, Firepower 2000). Very fun co-op game.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mega_SWIV
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gff7tR1SFks
mclem
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(05-02-2009, 01:24 AM)

Originally Posted by Dougald

Ok, I've a request from my girlfriend for a game:

- BBC Micro
- Text-based adventure
- The plot was to do with finding dragons teeth(she thinks?). Occasionally you'd run into a dragon and the game would be over

I think that was Dragon World, by 4Mation.

(Seeing the later comments): Yeah, the animals does definitely ring a bell. I'm sure I remember a sequence where you had to visit different parts of a town to collect things, including at one point going around in the lift of a block of flats, and you had to keep avoiding the COUGAR.

Which in retrospect, given the alternative meaning of that term now, casts the game in a rather more worrying light!
Warm Machine
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(05-02-2009, 01:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by HallucinatingElvis

allright

Sega Master System or Genesis
2D sidescroller

I remember bein on a motorcycle that when you collected a powerup it transformed into a suit very similar to a cyclone from robotech

Master System and that was Zillion 2
Huggy
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(05-02-2009, 01:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by MrPing1000

It's like a really horrible filthy murderous society and you're a taxi driver. You're taxi has guns n stuff and u can pick people up too. It's very old, it's pre carmeggeddon. PC/Amiga I think.

It's probably Quarantine. This game sure likes to haunt threads of this sort.



Oops, solved already some posts ago.
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joesmokey
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(05-02-2009, 05:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by forgeforsaken

I'd guess Black Tiger or Cadash.

Black Tiger sounds close but I don't think it's that. I remember more of throwing a javelin type weapon instead of the daggers/spear chain.
bengraven
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(05-02-2009, 01:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by DTJAAAAM


Dino Rex?

No, it was a modern game running on last gen hardware. It was one of the last arcade games to come out in America.

It was a linear game where you were a T-rex and wading through swamps, attacking and eating herbivores and fighting raptors.

I want to say it was Sega who made it, but there's little chance it's more than 10 years old.
Ganondorfo
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(05-02-2009, 05:06 PM)
1)It's located the whole game in a train, the controls and camera positions reminded me of resident evil. The main character is called jack I think. You fight against terrorists. You need to save the president's wife and daughter. It was on the PS1

2)Also a ps1 game. It's a japanese rpg, you get powers of trees. The battle system is putting commands (kinda like a tekken game), the main character has blue hair. There is a lot of mist in this game.
Red
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(05-02-2009, 05:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ganondorfo

1)It's located the whole game in a train, the controls and camera positions reminded me of resident evil. The main character is called jack I think. You fight against terrorists. You need to save the president's wife and daughter. It was on the PS1

2)Also a ps1 game. It's a japanese rpg, you get powers of trees. The battle system is putting commands (kinda like a tekken game), the main character has blue hair. There is a lot of mist in this game.

1) Covert Ops: Nuclear Dawn.

2) Legend of Legaia?
Ganondorfo
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(05-02-2009, 05:46 PM)

Originally Posted by Crunched

1) Covert Ops: Nuclear Dawn.

2) Legend of Legaia?


Yes lol.
Wilsongt
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(05-02-2009, 05:55 PM)
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Played this game way back on the Gameboy. It was an RPG and I remember one of the random battles where you were fighting these guys that looked like stalactites with no arms, but legs. And they would run at you when they attacked.
NinjaMouse
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(05-02-2009, 05:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by Outcast2004

The arcade game is Kid Nikki

Definitely NOT Kid Niki.

Kid Niki in the arcade wore a gold suit and spins the sword just like in the NES version.
lsslave
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(05-02-2009, 06:08 PM)

Originally Posted by Ganondorfo

1)It's located the whole game in a train, the controls and camera positions reminded me of resident evil. The main character is called jack I think. You fight against terrorists. You need to save the president's wife and daughter. It was on the PS1

2)Also a ps1 game. It's a japanese rpg, you get powers of trees. The battle system is putting commands (kinda like a tekken game), the main character has blue hair. There is a lot of mist in this game.

Legend of Legaia

Edit: beaten lol
Pitch Black Flint
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(05-02-2009, 06:21 PM)
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I got one that's been buggin' me for years. This ain't gonna be easy cuz my memories are very vague, but here goes:

-NES game
-Released in US, but not sure of its origins
-Fantasy adventure theme
-Bright colors
-Side-scrolling, repetitive backgrounds, environments
-Contains indoor and outdoor exploration
-May have had something to do with finding keys
-Pretty difficult from what I remember

And that's it. That's all I remember.

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