Discussion in 'Retro & Arcade' started by Broden, Jul 21, 2010.
Not sure if Silkworm or SWIV were available for Mac back then, but sounds similar. (edit: doesnt look like either of them were on Mac.)
I found it, it's called "Iraq Attack" and was released in 1990!
Hey guys! I'm trying to remember a DOS game I used to play many moons back on my pentium 386.
What I remember:
I remember playing it in the early 90s.
Top down pespective.
You control a police car.
You chase and track down criminals in other cars.
Very simple graphics. More minimal than most.
I remember annoying siren sounds.
How did you do that?? [emoji23] That's definitely the one I was thinking of, thank you. My god that music!! [emoji445]
To be honest I only ever played APB on arcade, I googled to see if there was ever a DOS port.
Yep! I played it religiously after school every day. Each week my mother would have her friend reformat my computer as to remove any games but I kept reinstalling regardless. That and Stunts.
I remember a game called Chicago 90 being similar.
Ok i think i have a hard one. I don't even know what platform but think it's Apple ii.
Someone suggested it was a sort of 'Hero Quest' game. I was maybe 8 so we are talking late 80s early 90s.
What i vaguely remember:
- it involves exp points and level ups somehow
- wandering around in top down view
- having to throw rocks at a tree many, many times before something falls out
- combat was in first person. You'd swing your dagger at this big ogre and maybe you would hit him but mostly not, but we never got past him, losing all hp..
I don't know. It was probably a bad game but ive been scouring over the years and never found out what it is.
Pyramid of Peril perhaps?
Quest for Glory? Has some of those elements, original game released '89, except its not top-down. Was going to suggest Times of Lore but that didn't switch to first person in combat.
Aha thats the one! Q for G 1. I was watching a bit of it on youtube and it didnt quite look the same with the combat and font used. Turns out it was also ported to other platforms. The one i remember is the msdos version. Thanks for the find!
"Top-down" generally means an orthographic projection in 2D games, ie. looking directly down (though if you're using an informal term you get some leniency )
"Isometric view" is the shorthand term you're after for describing the view in QfG1
I know i've asked about this for years, but had a bit of downtime today, and i remembered something else.
If you look up the thread, I've been asking about this game for years. But it looks like Defender, when you are on the surface of a planet! Except i dont think you can break orbit in defender.
Anyway, again C64 game, 90-9 I think, space ship based, have to shoot red and blue enemy ships. It's only been a few years now. 8 years this year!
So many Defender clones out there. My favourite was "JumpJet" on DOS.
But for your C64 ports, any of these?
No. None of these games show anything about leaving the "world".
ah well. closer than ive been in years. Thanks as always mate.
Well fuck me with a shiny c64 cart.
Fucking found it after 8 fucking years, just as janky as I remember.
Red and blue ships, in and out of a world, looks like defender a bit.
Space Ace 2101
EDIT: Thanks to everyone. I'm going to sleep better than a newborn kitten tonight.
Some fascinating ideas in that. Almost like someone played Defender and Elite, and wanted to merge the two games somehow.
Considering is was 10 years earlier than I had originally thought, yeah, some really cool ideas. I'm playing this as soon as Wife goes off to choir tonight.