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Author Topic: Trying to remember an old game  (Read 3796 times)

RedPillow

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Trying to remember an old game
« on: March 15, 2010, 04:38:15 AM »
Good morning forum!

Im trying to remember this old, 2D, pretty much sidescrolling game.
I played it when I was very young ~ year 1995+ maybe.

When you started the game, first thing you saw was some kind of medusa or octopus but it looked scary and it was one of the games enemies - there was lots of other enemies in that picture too, if im right.
The player had some kind of jetpacks and maybe blue clothes.
@ first level / demo level or @ some level, there were computers and stuff if you went up, almost like a facility..
I think it was somewhat puzzle game to get out or something.
i think..there was a pistol, but jetpack there was for 80% sure.

Lots of buttons.. you had to go up in one level and there was computers.. buttons?
Cokemachines?

I think the game used level codes, not sure thou..

Please help me remember this!

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Re: Trying to remember an old game
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2010, 04:55:55 AM »
Metroid, perhaps?  Came out long before 1995, though.  Which system did you play it on? 

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Re: Trying to remember an old game
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2010, 05:04:43 AM »
Metroid, perhaps?  Came out long before 1995, though.  Which system did you play it on?  

Not metroid, I played it on Windows 98 - It might have been DOS-version but not sure thou.
I played it when death rally, supaplex & raptor - Call of the shadows were out too.
I think there were only nintendo and super nintendo out that time also, but the game was not for them.


The game`s levels were build pretty much like super mario, there were these "tiles".
The player was a human, possibly some kind of astronaut or commando or something, not Keen thou.

Don`t get me wrong when I said sidescroller, I meant it to declare that the game was 2D like mario and not 2D like pacman.
The level I played, I sucked at it mostly cause I was too young but you had to go mostly up in that level,  I think there were spikes and stuff but I think the level was inside an office or facility or something like that but the office/facility wasn`t normal, cause of the spikes and stuff.

So frustrating.. what can I remember..

It was funny because there were lots of locked doors or closed doors or paths or walls and I never knew how to open them, I just went up, pushed buttons and used cokemachines and killed people and suddenly some of them were open with items inside them or a buttons.
« Last Edit: March 15, 2010, 05:17:29 AM by RedPillow »

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Re: Trying to remember an old game
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2010, 05:29:44 AM »
H.E.R.O ? http://www.youtube.c...ure=player_embedded# If your memory is a bit screwed it could be the one. Great game.

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Re: Trying to remember an old game
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2010, 05:35:28 AM »
H.E.R.O ? http://www.youtube.c...ure=player_embedded# If your memory is a bit screwed it could be the one. Great game.

Not that one either  :-[

I think the game had a bit better graphics than in the game you suggested.
It was also a bit more free to move than this one and you went mostly up, not down.

This reminds me thou, that I think there were no bombs in the game...
Oh, I also remembered that this wasn`t really "Arcade" game - I think there were checkpoints...not sure but I think there were to player-lives .. I can be wrong thou.
I think that whewn you play it, you wanted to check places up rather than get scores, assuming there were scores..

More comes... I think there were hostages or something, cause of the aliens or the medusa-thingys??


>>Remember, that the game shows a picture @ startup with some names of makers and there is a octopus / medusa -woman in the picture and some other creeps + the player, im 70% sure of that.<<
« Last Edit: March 15, 2010, 05:52:32 AM by RedPillow »

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Re: Trying to remember an old game
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2010, 09:09:32 AM »
Mission Impossible?
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Re: Trying to remember an old game
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2010, 09:44:19 AM »
Mission Impossible?

Nope, the name was quite independent.

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Re: Trying to remember an old game
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2010, 09:52:25 AM »
JetPac (but that was on ZX Spectrum  ;) )
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Re: Trying to remember an old game
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2010, 10:26:52 AM »
JetPac (but that was on ZX Spectrum  ;) )

Not that one either, cool looking game thou

I didn`t use emulators btw.

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Re: Trying to remember an old game
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2010, 10:08:43 PM »
For some reason I'm reminded of Commander Keen from the description, yet at the same time it doesn't fit.

Another game I know of that prominently features medusa heads is Castlevania, but I didn't know there were any PC versions of the game. And there certainly wouldn't be a jetpack in Castlevania.

Wasn't there a Doom-like game that took place in spaceships? I seem to remember that having a lot of blue and weird aliens/monsters. Ah, but then again, I suppose FPS doesn't really fit the description either.

I guess I'm not helpful.


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Re: Trying to remember an old game
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2010, 02:28:41 AM »
.merle1.
« Last Edit: March 17, 2010, 02:30:55 AM by MerleOne »

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Re: Trying to remember an old game
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2010, 08:23:51 AM »
Turrican I or II ?
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Re: Trying to remember an old game
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2010, 11:14:55 PM »
My first introduction with Turrican was on the C64 and it was great on that platform. And then got it on Amiga later on as well...I totally agree with f0dder, a classic of epic proportions in its league.