'What game is this?' thread

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  1. DonutKing

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    My game was 'Heavy Water Jogger' and its even worse than I remember...
     
  2. AlanSteel

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    Which double dragon is it, the one where you mashed two buttons and it did a long spinning hurrican kick in the air? I think i played it on nintendo or snes back then.

    Edit: theres not that many, might as well play them all.
     
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    Double Dragon II: The Revenge on NES and it is awesome!
    Can still play it through these days.
    Damn classic.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_Dragon_II:_The_Revenge
     
  4. samus

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    Was just reading this thread, and 7 years on I still have no idea of that C64 title.

    Can anyone think of any C64 game with red and blue spaceships you had to fight? It still bugs me, like sand in your speedos.
     
  5. HyRax1

    HyRax1 ¡Viva la Resolutión!

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    The first thing that popped into my mind was Wizard of Wor for some reason, but that's not spaceships. More detail?
     
  6. mesaoz

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    Not Galaga is it?
     
  7. samus

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    Nope. What I can remember clearly is the mix of first, and third person views. Wasn't in the Galaga/Invaders style, definitely moving sprites. Though it wasn't Elite either, you had that switching of viewpoints.

    Was in 90-92 if that helps, on a 1542II disk.
     
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    first and third?

    But what perspective was it?
     
  9. HyRax1

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    I think I know the one you're referring to - are you in a cockpit and every time you moved it made a fluttering noise and large objects would come at you at high speed while you had to fly backwards to get the time and angle to shoot at them?

    EDIT: Encounter was the one I was thinking of.

     
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  10. samus

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    It was both, it would change when you flew out of the world. It was side-scrolling when you were on the "surface" then cockpit in orbit.

    Nope. it was later in the c64 lifecycle i think.

    Thanks guys, seriously. been nagging at me for years.
     
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    For some reason, your description reminds me of Ancients: Deathwatch, but I can't find any reference to stealing from the shopkeeper on the interwebs.
     
  12. ShaggyMoose

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    At first I thought it might be Starfire, but now I don't remember any side scrolling in that game.
     
  13. samus

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    No not that either. Thanks though.
     
  14. power

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    third person in retro games often had things like forced 3d, vertical scroll, hotizontal scroll - etc - I guess nowadays there's really not usage of these terms but talking retro you need to specify.

    so you are saying side scroller to first person?
     
  15. samus

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    Yep! Though I remember the cockpit view being very small in first person.

    And I seem to remember a counter of some kind as well.
     
  16. Smoke87

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    Thanks but that definitely isn't it. The game I played had a whole lot more visual detail.
     
  17. Hater

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    I'm trying to remember a game.

    It was DEFINITELY in colour.

    It was a Mac game, I'm talking pizzabox type. What Pizzabox style Macs had colour support? I seem to remember... LC maybe?

    Anyway, it was a side scroller, and you had a helicopter. It was set in war - Your helicopter shot missiles at various different targets and such.

    I remember there was only one sprite for attack jets which would fire missies back at you, as well as SAM sites etc down below...
     
  18. JidaiGeki

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    Choplifter? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choplifter

    Though there wasn't a port of the game to Mac, your LC could have had an Apple II card in it.
     
  19. Hater

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    Naw, it was definitely a few generations newer than that graphics wise. Might have even been '95ish
     
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    TRS-80's..

    I know this is later than the January posts about the TRS-80's, but I do remember those very well. The ones that had the side cartridges were the ones they used for display models to see if they would be popular here in Australia. My father worked for the company and bought one home with him.
    I remember growing up with the tape ones though and the workers at his company got to bring the cartridge style ones home to test with their children to see if they fared better than the tape ones. They had a lot of flaws if I remember rightly, they never worked half the time and for a later model of them, they were useless.

    That's what I remember about the model with the side cartridges anyway.
     

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