'What game is this?' thread

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  1. Supplanter

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    Something from my childhood (late 80's, early 90's) that I have almost completely forgotten. It was a multiplayer tabletop arcade machine, but it had a glass/plastic dome over the top of it, and instead of a flat screen I think it had some sort of parabolic mirror, which gave the impression that it was in 3D. I think it was a fighting game and there may have been some obstacles to hide from your oponent. I think it was made by Sega.
     
  2. elvis

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    Holosseum:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holosseum
    http://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=8132
    http://maws.mameworld.info/maws/romset/holo
     
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    Another better shot of the cabinet:
    http://system16.com/hardware.php?id=709&gid=1961#1961

    One of the guys on AussieArcade did a full restore of one of these. He bought it off eBay from memory, and it was in bad shape. The black dome was all cracked and scratched, and everything was in nasty condition. He did a great job of fixing it up.

    Sadly I can't find it through their forum search. If I find the article, I'll PM you.
     
  5. cdtoaster

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    looking for name of old game

    looking for a game we used to play at school, was maybe 1994. the PCs were older though; looking at pictures some of the acorn computers and commodore 64 looks familiar.

    i thought it was called ogres lair but i can't find any references to a game of this name. it was top down view and you could throw a axe which looked like a chicken drumstick. it also had 2 player mode on the same PC, graphics were maybe CGA level. i dont know if it was on the same platform but i found another game we played around the same time called lady bug.
     
  6. elvis

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    Gauntlet?
    http://www.mobygames.com/game/gauntlet/screenshots

    PS: thank you admins for stickying this thread. :):thumbup:
     
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    yessss :D that's it! thank you :) i've been searching for so long. looks like we played it on the Amstrad CPC.

    Cheers to the mod that moved the post
     
  8. elvis

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    It was originally a 4-player arcade game:

    http://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=7922

    Definitely give it a crack on MAME and 4 USB gamepads if you have the time. Brilliant fun with 4 players.

    Believe it or not your "chicken drumstick" comment made me think of that game. I always thought the same thing about the axe sprite! :lol:
     
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    OK. I will do my best to explain this one. From what I remember it came out in 1995 - 96 I think. Basically it was a dual seater racing game like the Daytona and Sega Rally ones. It had the feel of a Outrun / Radracer / Lotus type game. I think.... it was made by SNK/Neo Geo or even Konami. You had the choice of different drivers and there was two people to a car. (driver/passenger) Some of the cars in the game were your typical ferrari style, as well as a 4wd one. I remember that the 4wd one would end up on two wheels when turning a sharp corner.

    I remember that I absolutely adored this game, but for the life of me I can't remember what it was called. :upset: PLEASE! If anybody remembers. :thumbup:
     
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  11. PabloEscobar

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    Trying to recall a game that must have been on a demo disk at some stage.

    Turn Based

    You and your opponent started out with a Large number of Blobs, each with a certain size, spread out on different platforms in a 2d space.


    If you Jumped a Bigger Number onto a Smaller number, the big number Absorbed the Smaller number (so a 6 jumping onto a 3 would become a 9)

    You won when you were the only blob left.
     
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    what platform? Amiga? PC? Console, also era...?
     
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    PC, Win 95ish Era.
     
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    Thanks for that, Very similar mechanics, but doesn't have the same nostalgia as the original one.

    I'm searched all the regular abandonware sites to try and find what it was called, but have no luck... It's frustrated me for while now.
     
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    It was OutRunners! Played this a lot in my day, and the car that went on 2 wheels was the best to use, as it cornered tightly and had 5 gears for good acceleration.

    Mario.
     
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    YES!!! That was the one! Just youtubed some videos of it. OMG! :shock: The memories came back big time. :D
     
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    not sure if it applies here as its PC, but it is DOS/Win 3.1 so I thought worth a shot. A few games that I played as a kid, on a Win 3.1 laptop of a friends and my grandfathers Win 3.1 machine (he isnt into tech at all so he wouldn't have a clue what they are called, came with the pc I think)

    First one was a WW2 flight sim. Main thing that sets it apart was the ability to fly a mission in bombers like the b-17, as well as the usual fighters. You were able to change station to be any of the turret gunners while the NPCs would man the other turrets and fly the plane

    Super bikes game, nothing that stood out from it

    WW2 Submarine game, pilot a submarine and hunt down ships, I remember you used electric & diesel engines, had to go back to base to refuel. To sink ships you lined up your shot with the periscope and fired torpedos (obviously herpa derp)
     
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    You are correct about changing turrets in the Luftwaffe planes in Their Finest Hour, but he's talking about B-17's. That would have to be the follow up game Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe where you could fly B-17 bombing missions over Europe.



    Played both of these games to death! :thumbup: I worked out you could "cheat" in the campaigns and score extra damage against other targets which contributed to the success of the missions and the war. Just fly escort fighter and if you had any rounds left on the way back, land your plane close to a factory, roll up to a building, stop, they lay your rounds into it until it was destroyed! :lol:
     

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