Games you remember, names you don't

Can anyone help me with this game? I was young when I played and didn't play much of it, but I remember it was a M-rated PS1 game with a flaming skull and fiery background in the main menu.

I think the game was vehicle-based (Edit: Maybe not? It was in a first-person perspective; Im not sure what or who you control). I don't remember why but the game would end shortly after I began it; I think it might have been on a timer that ran out before I completed whatever the objective of the game was.

It was a birthday gift from my grandma and my parents had her return it, I guess because they didn't like what they saw when I played it, lol
 
Can anyone help me with this game? I was young when I played and didn't play much of it, but I remember it was a M-rated PS1 game with a flaming skull and fiery background in the main menu.

I think the game was vehicle-based. I don't remember why but the game would end shortly after I began it; I think it might have been on a timer that ran out before I completed whatever the objective of the game was.

It was a birthday gift from my grandma and my parents had her return it, I guess because they didn't like what they saw when I played it, lol
Has to be Twisted Metal 1 or 2 I'm guessing.
 
Can anyone help me with this game? I was young when I played and didn't play much of it, but I remember it was a M-rated PS1 game with a flaming skull and fiery background in the main menu.

I think the game was vehicle-based. I don't remember why but the game would end shortly after I began it; I think it might have been on a timer that ran out before I completed whatever the objective of the game was.

It was a birthday gift from my grandma and my parents had her return it, I guess because they didn't like what they saw when I played it, lol
Or vigilante 8


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I don't remember much about this game, just that I really enjoyed it and haven't been able to find it since.

  • It was on the Sega Genesis
  • It was a side scrolling action game, in which I'm pretty sure you could choose to play a boy or girl character
  • I think you have some kind of robot for a commander/helper, who appears in the opening story cutscene and in the first level, he's in the background near the start and points for you to go forward.
Going out on a massive limb because it's a well known game, but I'm wondering if it might be Alien Storm? You could play as a boy or a girl and there is a robot in the first cut scene but I think that's only on the arcade version.
 
Has to be Twisted Metal 1 or 2 I'm guessing.
There's no chance it's one of the Twisted Metals, is it? TM2 has a flaming head on the menu, at least.
Nah, it isn't these games..

In fact it might have not been vehicle based? The way the game controlled, it felt like a vehicle to my eight year old brain. All I know with absolute certainty is that it was in a first-person perspective. The box art might have had a fiery skull on it as well.

Probably won't ever find it with how little I remember of it. Oh well lol
 
Nah, it isn't these games..

In fact it might have not been vehicle based? The way the game controlled, it felt like a vehicle to my eight year old brain. All I know with absolute certainty is that it was in a first-person perspective. The box art might have had a fiery skull on it as well.

Probably won't ever find it with how little I remember of it. Oh well lol
Thinking of skulls, even though the games don't always fit the description:
Shadow Master?
Shadow Man?
Exhumed?
 
Can anyone help me with this game? I was young when I played and didn't play much of it, but I remember it was a M-rated PS1 game with a flaming skull and fiery background in the main menu.

I think the game was vehicle-based (Edit: Maybe not? It was in a first-person perspective; Im not sure what or who you control). I don't remember why but the game would end shortly after I began it; I think it might have been on a timer that ran out before I completed whatever the objective of the game was.

It was a birthday gift from my grandma and my parents had her return it, I guess because they didn't like what they saw when I played it, lol
I don't suppose you can narrow down a timeframe? 1995-2002 or so is pretty big...
 

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Can anyone help me with this game? I was young when I played and didn't play much of it, but I remember it was a M-rated PS1 game with a flaming skull and fiery background in the main menu.

I think the game was vehicle-based (Edit: Maybe not? It was in a first-person perspective; Im not sure what or who you control). I don't remember why but the game would end shortly after I began it; I think it might have been on a timer that ran out before I completed whatever the objective of the game was.

It was a birthday gift from my grandma and my parents had her return it, I guess because they didn't like what they saw when I played it, lol
Powerslave/Exhumed?

 
2d side scroller around the ps1 era with a guy wearing wizard robes and maybe a smiley face for a head?

Remember seeing gameplay in a shop as a kid while living in England(in case it was exclusive)
 
Alright, there's a Playstation game I playing in a game store once. You were flying a jet that could turn into a robot, you flew around blowing stuff up. There's another game that fits this description but the one I'm thinking of was not on rails.
 
I have not had to deal with that for ages, but back in the early to mid 1990's, I had a bunch of demos and such that were given weird (see: incorrect) filenames. Since this was before Google, it was harder to find things, as the search engines available were pretty crappy.

Discovering what they were would be a mystery for an adult, but I was a little boy, so I had no clue. Honestly, I still have no clue.
 
I am attempting to look up a game that may not have even been released yet. It seems inspired by myth and Shadow of the Colossus. I know that it takes place in the store and your character may have a bow...
 
80s-arcade GAF might be able to help me on this one.

I'm trying to find the name of this old arcade game. At first I thought it was a Transformer game but then I remembered it didn't have the name Transformer. It was named something else.

It was a side-scrolling game where you were a white-grey-ish robot that can transform into a jet, similar in color to Starscream. You really only had 2 modes of play. On the ground running and gunning, and in jet mode.

I remember when you were running on the ground, you could fire in 3 directions. In front of you, diagonally up and diagonally down. you could also jump over mines and other obstacles and such. If you held the jump button for 2-3 seconds you would take off and transform into a jet, at which point the speed at which you advance would be WAY faster.

Some parts of the game you had to do in jet mode because there was no ground below you.

That's all I remember. Anyone know which game I'm talking about?

I do !

Formation Z - jaleco
also known as
Aeroboto

Also ported to NES iirc
Oh wow thanks. Been looking for that name for a while.
 
Again hopefully, 80sArcade-GAF to the rescue

Platform(s):Arcade

Genre:action/adventure

Early to mid 80s IIRC

Ok this is what I remember. It was an action-adventure pirate game (I think) where you made your way through several levels. The screen would scroll to the right and then you could climb up a ladder and onto big structures. The levels from what I remember were pretty huge. I'm not sure if you had a jump button but you had a sword and when you would use it, your character would go "Yah!" Press the attack button fast and it would go "Yayayayah... yayaya!" and so on. I may be wrong about the actual sound "ya" but I remember he made a sound when attacking. I also remember that you could somehow upgrade your sword and when you did so, it turned from white to a yellow-ish / gold color (oh, and it got longer too). The game had 4 or 5 pretty huge levels IIRC. That's all I can really remember.
 
Again hopefully, 80sArcade-GAF to the rescue

Platform(s):Arcade

Genre:action/adventure

Early to mid 80s IIRC

Ok this is what I remember. It was an action-adventure pirate game (I think) where you made your way through several levels. The screen would scroll to the right and then you could climb up a ladder and onto big structures. The levels from what I remember were pretty huge. I'm not sure if you had a jump button but you had a sword and when you would use it, your character would go "Yah!" Press the attack button fast and it would go "Yayayayah... yayaya!" and so on. I may be wrong about the actual sound "ya" but I remember he made a sound when attacking. I also remember that you could somehow upgrade your sword and when you did so, it turned from white to a yellow-ish / gold color (oh, and it got longer too). The game had 4 or 5 pretty huge levels IIRC. That's all I can really remember.
Skull & Crossbones?

 
I remember so little about this I'm really not expecting to get an answer. The only reason I don't think I dreamed this is I think I remember talking to my friend about it, but that might also be a false memory it was so long ago -_-

Anyway it must have been from the 90s or early 2000s. It was a PC game where there were two main characters, a man and a woman dressed in blue. I think it was a minigame collection because I remember a maze section that was birds eye view, and you would move the character by clicking where you want them to go. I think the end of the maze was a dog.
It might have also been educational, as we had computer classes in school and I couldn't find it in my old CD-roms at home, so I'm thinking I played it there (as well as how my friend played it as well). The memory of the blue man and woman has stuck with me for so long and I need some closure.
 
Okay - My dad had this football game. I've googled all sorts of things like Football Videogame History...80's DOS Football...blah blah blah.

I have a video of it on home videos:



That's what it looks like. I can't find any information about it. That's a 1983 COMPAQ, but the footage is from 1986 or 1987.

Anyone know what this is?
 
Okay - My dad had this football game. I've googled all sorts of things like Football Videogame History...80's DOS Football...blah blah blah.

I have a video of it on home videos:



That's what it looks like. I can't find any information about it. That's a 1983 COMPAQ, but the footage is from 1986 or 1987.

Anyone know what this is?
I can’t see your video.

EDIT: Nevermind. I see the pic now. Is it NFL Challenge (1985)?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/NFL_Challenge

 
Sorry for being awfully off-topic, but I'm hoping this thread might help me get closure. I'm very fortunate in that I have managed to track down every game from childhood memory, save from one particular *application*. And it's driving me nuts.

This is '90, but software is possibly from '80s. It's a DOS menu software, that my family computer was configured into starting on boot. From there I could choose to boot to Windows 3, or select, I believe, a Games menu where I had my games. The menu application was "full screen", had a distinct blue color. Menu items could be added / changed via file configuration (I do not recall the application having any built-in settings). I remember even myself as a ~7 years old figured out how to add new games to the menu via the configuration file(s).

At the bottom of the screen, I remember there being some text. Very likely this text was the name of the application.

Again, this was really a simple DOS application and as I recall it, no fancy graphics. One option in the menu was to go to the DOS prompt. Which I often did and then typed "nc" to open Norton Commander. However, I do also recall that I could type another command (name of application for sure) to "get back" to the menu.

Googling has led me nowhere.'

Edit: This software came from my father's job, so it was possibly a commercial software of some sort aimed for DOS based businesses.
 
Think this was more of a learning game but it involved moving a 2d dinosaur, in a pc man sort of way collecting apples, then it would ask you a question and you move on. That's all I can remember. Maybe 20 years ago?
 
Let's see if you can help me.
A fantasy arcade game with vertical scrolling and two players co-op.
Japanese, with colorful graphics.
I remember three selectable characters, one of which was a dragon in a plate armour, with a long tail.

Could you help me?
 
A couple of years ago, I recall reading about this Japanese 3D hack 'n slash game, with a rock 'n roll dude as main character. I seem to recall it was very over the top and had swords in it. Something like Devil May Cry x Saint's Row. Perhaps it was cellshaded. What was it called again? My Google skills aren't working.

Edit: Got it, it was Killer is Dead.
 
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Asking for a friend: he remembers a free to play game on Steam, where you build/design your own dungeon and after you have beaten it, you could upload it online for other players to play. The concept is similar to Super Mario Maker, but with dungeons instead of Mario.
The name of the game was very long, 7-8 words or so.
 
War for the Overworld?


Asking for a friend: he remembers a free to play game on Steam, where you build/design your own dungeon and after you have beaten it, you could upload it online for other players to play. The concept is similar to Super Mario Maker, but with dungeons instead of Mario.
The name of the game was very long, 7-8 words or so.
 
Asking for a friend: he remembers a free to play game on Steam, where you build/design your own dungeon and after you have beaten it, you could upload it online for other players to play. The concept is similar to Super Mario Maker, but with dungeons instead of Mario.
The name of the game was very long, 7-8 words or so.
The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot. It got shut down since it was dwindling alongside a bunch of other games as well on Ubisofts side. It's been rereleased on Mobiles, as Might Quest but with no castle building. Not current in their roadmap but they know the interest is there.
 
The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot. It got shut down since it was dwindling alongside a bunch of other games as well on Ubisofts side. It's been rereleased on Mobiles, as Might Quest but with no castle building. Not current in their roadmap but they know the interest is there.
Bingo, that's it! Thank you very much.
 
There was an online, browser-based game (I don’t think there was a downloadable client involved) that my friend and I used to play in the late 90s/early 2000s.

It was a Cyberpunk text adventure game. Heavily William Gibson inspired. It had green text on a black background. It was really atmospheric and cool.

I guess the new CD Projekt Cyberpunk trailer has jogged my memory about it. Searching for the name in the past yielded no results and searching today just brings up link after link of a recent Cyberpunk text adventure called “Cypher”.

Anyone have any idea?