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kimson
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Royal Horsing Ground
Insane since: Jan 2005

IP logged posted posted 11-30-2006 11:30 Edit Quote

Right, so I am starting this thread because I am looking for a game I was completely addicted to but cannot remember its name...

Basically, it was sort of like this:



There was a grid of tiles with balls moving about, and you had to remove some percentage of the total area of tiles to go to the next level. It started with one ball and then level 2 had 2 balls and so on.

It was not the best game game ever but I really got addicted to it! I'll send a lollipop to the person who tells me its name first

While we are at it, what was/were your favourite games in the 80s - 90s?

Here are the ones I was most playing at, as far as I remember:

- Prince of Persia
- Arkanoid
- Pipedreams
- Indiana Jones
- Lemmings
- Hover (I thought that one was really cool as it was in "3D" and I had the feeling I was driving the machines )

mas
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: the space between us
Insane since: Sep 2002

IP logged posted posted 11-30-2006 14:29 Edit Quote

prince of persia
lemmings
on the nes: super mario and of course zelda


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kimson
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Royal Horsing Ground
Insane since: Jan 2005

IP logged posted posted 11-30-2006 14:53 Edit Quote

All very well, but you won't get a lollipop

poi
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Norway
Insane since: Jun 2002

IP logged posted posted 11-30-2006 15:01 Edit Quote

wasn't it some kind Go or Othello ?

kimson
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Royal Horsing Ground
Insane since: Jan 2005

IP logged posted posted 11-30-2006 15:07 Edit Quote

poi: no, the balls were actually moving around and you had to clear the surface while avoiding the balls to hit the clearing surface... Hard to describe, but it is similar to the mobile game Erix

White Hawk
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: zero divided.
Insane since: May 2004

IP logged posted posted 11-30-2006 15:26 Edit Quote

Qix!

Also called Xonix I believe. At least, that is, if I'm thinking of the right game: you move around the border and can venture into the central space trailing a line, but must not allow the bouncing balls (or monsters) to strike you or your incomplete line. Once you rejoin a completed line or the border, the area enclosed within the fresh line is captured (cut-out or filled-in). You level-up once you have captured an area of a specific percentage. Each level, more balls/monsters are added, including, in some versions, enemies that track along your lines after you.

Is that it?

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzz.....

(Edited by White Hawk on 11-30-2006 15:49)

kimson
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Royal Horsing Ground
Insane since: Jan 2005

IP logged posted posted 11-30-2006 15:47 Edit Quote

AYE! Not quite but you put me on the track!!!

JEZZBALL (ba dum tshh)

You still get your lollipop if you give me your mail address

White Hawk
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: zero divided.
Insane since: May 2004

IP logged posted posted 11-30-2006 16:24 Edit Quote

If you hadn't still offered me the lollipop, I would have been quite ready to argue (quite inaccurately, I suppose) that Jezzball was a Qix clone! I remember now that the mode of play was actually quite different - and far more addictive than Qix. Can't remember if I ever completed it.

I had Jezzball on my first IBM-compatible PC; a 25MHz(!) 386 with a 60MB hard-drive and 2MB RAM... wow, I thought my PC was the dogs' danglies at the time. Nowadays, my mobile phone holds 16.6 times as much data as that old hard-drive!

Thanks for that little moment of nostalgia...

I'm getting a lollipop! I'm getting a lollipop!

(Edited by White Hawk on 11-30-2006 16:36)

kimson
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Royal Horsing Ground
Insane since: Jan 2005

IP logged posted posted 11-30-2006 17:47 Edit Quote

I can't remember the specs of my computer then but it must have been pretty much similar. I thought that game was one of the best game EVA!

Anyway, I am now looking for the name of YET ANOTHER game! I used to play it on my cousin's Amiga; it was an adventure [medieval] game featuring a hero who was walking across grounds and water. Every so often he had to fight ghosts and skeletons and you knew when they were coming up because the music changed all of a sudden. I used to find that music hypnotic, frightening and exciting at the same time


quote:

White Hawk said:

I'm getting a lollipop! I'm getting a lollipop!


You are indeed! Wait till you get it!

liorean
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Umeå, Sweden
Insane since: Sep 2004

IP logged posted posted 11-30-2006 18:55 Edit Quote

Hmm.
On the PC: Prince of Persia, yep, played that. And Blockout, Retalliator, Warlords, Civ, Colonize, most of the LucasArts games, some text adventures (zork et al), Beneath a Steel Sky, Worms, X-COM, Master of Orion...


...well the list could be extended way longer, but I think I'll stop there.

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poi
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Norway
Insane since: Jun 2002

IP logged posted posted 11-30-2006 19:50 Edit Quote

As for the game I enjoyed back in Ye Olde days.

on Amstrad: Fruty Frank, Gryzor, Yie ar Kung Fu, Arkanoid, Zaxx-on, Bomb Jack, Manic Miner, ...

on Atari: Prince of Persia, Another world, Bubble Bobble, International Karate +, Xenon 2, Operation Stealth, Super Sprint, Lemmings, ...



(Edited by poi on 11-30-2006 19:52)

jstuartj
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Mpls, MN
Insane since: Dec 2000

IP logged posted posted 11-30-2006 20:13 Edit Quote

Well late 70' actually. But my favorite was my first. Oregon Trail - hosted on the mainframe at the UofM. We were allowed access from our grade school for about 30min at a time on a old teletype machine. No monitor just the paper tape. Not the greatest game play but cool at the time, but hey it was the 70's a digital watchs were amazing.

Luner Lander on the Vic 20, Hitch Hikers Guide to the Gallaxy, and Neuromancer on my old c64

(Edited by jstuartj on 11-30-2006 20:20)

WebShaman
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

IP logged posted posted 11-30-2006 20:25 Edit Quote
quote:
Anyway, I am now looking for the name of YET ANOTHER game! I used to play it on my cousin's Amiga; it was an adventure [medieval] game featuring a hero who was walking across grounds and water. Every so often he had to fight ghosts and skeletons and you knew when they were coming up because the music changed all of a sudden. I used to find that music hypnotic, frightening and exciting at the same time

Ghosts n Goblins?

WebShaman | The keenest sorrow (and greatest truth) is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
- Sophocles

WebShaman
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

IP logged posted posted 11-30-2006 20:27 Edit Quote

My personal favs were Wizard of Wor and Donkey Kong.

Oh, and Tutankhamen!

WebShaman | The keenest sorrow (and greatest truth) is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
- Sophocles

CPrompt
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: there...no..there.....
Insane since: May 2001

IP logged posted posted 11-30-2006 21:23 Edit Quote
quote:

kimson said:

Anyway, I am now looking for the name of YET ANOTHER game! I used to play it on my cousin's Amiga; it was an adventure [medieval] game featuring a hero who was walking across grounds and water. Every so often he had to fight ghosts and skeletons and you knew when they were coming up because the music changed all of a sudden.



Could it have been Gauntlet? Actually, after further reading of that article, the Amiga version was called Garrison

Later,

C:\

(Edited by CPrompt on 11-30-2006 21:24)

Hugh
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Dublin, Ireland
Insane since: Jul 2000

IP logged posted posted 11-30-2006 23:38 Edit Quote

Kinda funny, I got MAME going here just a week ago so i could play Bubble Bobble! I remember playing it for ages on my friend's Commodore 64.
Also the sequels Rainbow Island and The New Zealand story are pretty good.

Bubble Bobble is not Puzzle Bobble btw, Puzzle Bobble is crap but more people should remember it.

romnation.net if anyone is interested in the best game in the world. Check out the techno-ho-down music

A game I've been looking for is Invader for the green and black Amstrad that took weird disks :P

White Hawk
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: zero divided.
Insane since: May 2004

IP logged posted posted 12-01-2006 12:53 Edit Quote

I loved point-and-click adventures on my trusty old 386. Beneath a Steel Sky was good, but Sam'n'Max Hit the Road was hilarious. Of course, I didn't have sound at the time - PC speaker only...

You just reminded me, Hugh, that I have three CDs full of ROMs for MAME - I'll have to fish them out now.

I used to have an old Atari console (1200, I think) - the really old one, when they used real wood for the case before they faked it in plastic. Probably my favorite game of all time on that was Demon Attack. The first 'computer' I got was a cast-off C-16 at the age of seven. I played a game on it called Mr. Puniverse; I couldn't beat it, so I learned how to alter the BASIC code it was written in, and cheated.

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzz.....

reisio
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Florida
Insane since: Mar 2005

IP logged posted posted 12-02-2006 04:09 Edit Quote

Mmmm, Xonix - I have it on 5 1/4" floppies somewhere. CGA POWAH!

Nimraw
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Sthlm, Sweden
Insane since: Sep 2000

IP logged posted posted 12-02-2006 23:54 Edit Quote

- Spectrum ZX
Attic Attack

- C64
Manic Miner, The Epyx Games (Winter/World/Summer Games), Boulder Dash, Skate or Die, Snookie, The Great Escape, Thing on a Spring, Rambo, Iridium, Wizard o Wor, IK+, Last Ninja, Racing Destructions Set.. I could go on and on.. (throw in a few adventures as well.. zork anyone?)

- Amiga
Xenon II Megablast, Lotus Challenge II, Test Drive, BoulderDash, Gauntlet II, Lemmings, Stunt Drive, Moonstone

- Early PC
Leisure Suit Larry, Day of the Tentacle, Goblins II, Syndicate, X-Com

kimson
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Royal Horsing Ground
Insane since: Jan 2005

IP logged posted posted 12-05-2006 13:47 Edit Quote
quote:

CPrompt said:

Could it have been Gauntlet? Actually, after further reading of that article, the Amiga version was called Garrison


I think it could have been it, but looking at the pictures I don't reallly recognise it... How weird

Gothmatum
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From: A place surrounded by turkeys
Insane since: Jul 2006

IP logged posted posted 12-05-2006 15:20 Edit Quote

Just to toss in my $0.02:

Atari:
Warlords
Missile Command
Defender
Yar's Revenge

Early PC:
Day of the Tentacle
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
Wing Commander I & II
X-Wing & TIE Fighter
X-COM
Master of Orion (I & II)
Stonekeep
Full Throttle

~~~
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. - Albert Einstein

Morph
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: The Soft Cell
Insane since: Nov 2001

IP logged posted posted 12-06-2006 16:31 Edit Quote

jet set willy
sweevos world
alien8
sir fred
and did anyone play juggernaut...?

ah those zx days with the dktronics keyboard

Alevice
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Mexico
Insane since: Dec 2002

IP logged posted posted 12-07-2006 04:03 Edit Quote
quote:

Hugh said:
[some site] if anyone is interested in the best game in the world.



said site hosts roms illegally. I really don't mind people posting such sites (I am as pirate as the guy next door), but the webspace provider might be concerned about such things, and I don't want the asylum be in trouble because of it.

My fav old games would have to be:

pong
pac man
bubble bobble
dangerous dave
freecell
etc

__________________________________
Something else

Sexy Demoness cel

Skaarjj
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: :morF
Insane since: May 2000

IP logged posted posted 12-07-2006 06:41 Edit Quote

That's quite true, they would. I'll wait for confirmation from one of the other Mad Scis about this, but I think the URL should go, even if it isn't linked.


Justice 4 Pat Richard

Hugh
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Dublin, Ireland
Insane since: Jul 2000

IP logged posted posted 12-07-2006 09:44 Edit Quote

It's too old to edit myself, I should have just written google romnation or rom for that matter. I doubt the asylum is gonna become the next portal for piracy, theres hundreds of forums that break copyright laws directly and with software people still care about protecting.

CPrompt
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: there...no..there.....
Insane since: May 2001

IP logged posted posted 12-07-2006 12:55 Edit Quote
quote:

Alevice said:

said site hosts roms illegally.




really? I didn't know that they were illegal. Are all roms illegal or just that site?

Later,

C:\

Hugh
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Dublin, Ireland
Insane since: Jul 2000

IP logged posted posted 12-07-2006 15:42 Edit Quote

They're legal for backup reasons, but i think you can play them for 24 hours or something without breaking the law, I'm no where near certain on this, also how long does the copyright last on computer games? I'd imagine its less than the 50 years for books. Eitherway that site stays up by complying with the IDSA, they remove titles on demand as not to get in trouble.

hyperbole
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Madison, Indiana
Insane since: Aug 2000

IP logged posted posted 12-07-2006 19:16 Edit Quote

ROM programs are proprietary and it is illegal for you to download them unless you already own a copy of the ROM. Sites like that get away with it because they say they are providing backups for anyone who owns the ROM and needs a backup copy. However, if you download and use a ROM program for a ROM you don't already own, you are breaking the law.

.



-- not necessarily stoned... just beautiful.

CPrompt
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: there...no..there.....
Insane since: May 2001

IP logged posted posted 12-08-2006 00:13 Edit Quote

gotcha. Makes sense.

Thanks!

Later,

C:\

reisio
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Florida
Insane since: Mar 2005

IP logged posted posted 12-08-2006 00:33 Edit Quote

spiderbot for commodore $

Lurch
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Behind the Wheel
Insane since: Jan 2002

IP logged posted posted 12-08-2006 11:28 Edit Quote

commodore 64:

spy vs spy, spy hunter, destruction derby, ghostbusters, super mario bros, popeye, loderunner, and a few more i can't remember the names of.

x86 style:

indiana jones, carmen sandiego, cross country canada, the incredible machine, and probably a few i can't remember playing

hawkwind dave
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: up north
Insane since: Nov 2006

IP logged posted posted 12-11-2006 11:31 Edit Quote

zx spectrum:

death chase - H.E.R.O. - 3D ant attack - timewarp - Starion - football manager

I am your knee

tomeaglescz
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Czech Republic via Bristol UK
Insane since: Feb 2002

IP logged posted posted 02-27-2007 02:27 Edit Quote

POI here is something for you yep manic miner fruity frank elite etc all there

http://caprice32.cybercube.com/downloads.php (good amstrad cpc emulator)

http://www.romnation.net/srv/roms/amstrad.html one of many sites with roms

And as for being illegal the amstrad games were released into the public domain a long time ago, but to be sure make sure you read all the readme's and terms of use etc.

(Edited by tomeaglescz on 02-27-2007 02:29)

poi
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Norway
Insane since: Jun 2002

IP logged posted posted 02-27-2007 09:19 Edit Quote

I have a few games, but 99% of the time I use Caprice, it is to watch demos

tomeaglescz
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Czech Republic via Bristol UK
Insane since: Feb 2002

IP logged posted posted 02-27-2007 09:48 Edit Quote

one of my fav early demos was the alien martian head done for the amiga or the cat walking through a spinning 3d box...

poi
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Norway
Insane since: Jun 2002

IP logged posted posted 02-27-2007 10:33 Edit Quote

tomeaglescz: *hint* http://www.pouet.net / http://ada.untergrund.net / http://www.scene.org *hint*

tomeaglescz
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Czech Republic via Bristol UK
Insane since: Feb 2002

IP logged posted posted 02-27-2007 11:46 Edit Quote

nearly 2 hours later couldnt find them. but cool sites

Nathus
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Minnesota
Insane since: Aug 2003

IP logged posted posted 02-27-2007 16:34 Edit Quote

My favorites when I was younger

Vic 20
Lunar Lander
Gorf

PC
Tie Fighter
Duke Nukem
Jill of the Jungle
Commander Keen
Zeliard

(Edited by Nathus on 02-27-2007 16:34)

Wolfen
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Minnesota
Insane since: Jan 2001

IP logged posted posted 03-11-2007 04:34 Edit Quote

My Favorites.... hmmm I remember some of them.

Apple IIgs: Leisure Suit Larry and the Land of the Lounge Lizards, Gold Rush, Police Quest, Space Quest, (You can tell I was a Sierra games fan huh?) Mah jhong.

Mac G3/G4: Unreal Tournament and Duke Nukem.

Nintendo (the first one...): Super Mario Bros, Mike Tysons Punch Out, and Ninja Gaiden.

(Gods, and I feel old.... I am only 28!)


'Hey, take it easy and enjoy life.... or in your case, death.' -- Yoh Asakura, 'Shaman King'

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(Edited by Wolfen on 03-11-2007 04:37)

White Hawk
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: zero divided.
Insane since: May 2004

IP logged posted posted 03-12-2007 17:18 Edit Quote

I know it's hardly retro, but it was arguably formative - I thought Unreal was amazing when it first came about. I could even play it on a slow 486 with an 8MB Rage card.

I was soooo disappointed when they finally got around to releasing Unreal 2. I was tempted to demand my money back for that one.



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