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Anyone happens to know the names for a few oldschool games? Help!

Post by deepndark » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:08 pm

Game 1: You had to destroy tiles in a bingbong method with a ball.

Game 2: You tarveled in a space and destroyed the upcoming aliens and barriers and sometimes you got some new weapons the further you went. I used to play this in a DOS.

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Post by KevC » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:16 pm

1 - breakout. But there have been a lot of variations on it.

2 - almost every space game ever made! :) Gradius maybe?
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Post by deepndark » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:14 pm

KevC wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:16 pm
1 - breakout. But there have been a lot of variations on it.

2 - almost every space game ever made! :) Gradius maybe?
Yeah, breakout is correct. I look for that version, that had kind of a Doom kinds of graphics, i.e. brown ones. You occasionally got some weapons for your ramp. Maybe the brown one is not the original one, but that's the one I'd like to find.

And Gradius seems also a right one, or at least samey to the one I used to play in the late 90's.

Anywyas, I was thinking to add a link to the online versions of these games.

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Post by KevC » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:22 pm

Helps a bit if you roughly know the year and the platform/OS it was on. Not every game was made for every console/computer.
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Post by deepndark » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:25 pm

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Helps a bit if you roughly know the year and the platform/OS it was on. Not every game was made for every console/computer.
I think it was for win 95 or something. More about that version though, you could get the ball sticked til you released it back for a fly too.
Edit: To include more info: they were played via DOS and they needed usually 1-3 A-discs. And the graphics were already kinda ok'ish.
Edit 2: I think these versions were run mostly in 256-color mode.

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Post by Mick » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:37 pm

I’ve just seen a “top ten DOS games ever” page but it didn’t have ‘Chucky Egg’, ‘Manic Miner’ or ‘Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy‘ (text version) listed so boo to the list. Don’t forget Calgames as well, then there’s Lemmings. You can still get Hitchikers and others here.
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Post by KevC » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:39 pm

Don't think Manic Miner was ever on DOS. Spectrum only.
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Post by Mick » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:42 pm

I played it on DOS I’m not sure I’m certain though.

Edit: Maybe a Dragon 64?
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Post by KevC » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:44 pm

Ah, according to the all knowing wikipedia

Platform(s) ZX Spectrum (original)
Amiga, Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 16, C64, Dragon 32/64, Game Boy Advance, Mobile, MSX, Oric 1, SAM Coupé, Tatung Einstein, MTX, PMD 85, Xbox 360

I used to drool over an Oric 1 in the local equivalent of Curry's. Glad I didn't get saddled with one of those!
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Post by Mick » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:54 pm

I think it’s the same wiki that goes on to say:
Unofficial ports exist for the IBM PC compatibles (Windows, DOS and Linux), Apple Macintosh, Atari ST, ZX81, TRS-80 Color Computer, Sony PlayStation, Nintendo 64, Neo Geo Pocket Color, Acorn Archimedes, Orao, Z88, PMD 85, HP48, Microsoft Zune[14], Acorn Atom[15] and Commodore 128[16].
The TRS 80 was a cousin of the Dragon 32/64, 6809 processor n’all.
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Post by warmweer » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:03 pm

Many of those old games can still be played using DosBox.
ah Lemmings: one of the, if not THE best game ever (incluing the follow ups, but excluding Lemmings 3D (Nothing personal 3Di :P )

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Post by 3Di » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:06 pm

warmweer wrote:
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... but excluding Lemmings 3D (Nothing personal 3Di :P )
I don't exactly look like a Lemming when seen in person. 8-)

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Post by Mick » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:09 pm

Loved Lemmings, one of only three games I ever played to the very end.
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Re: Anyone happens to know the names for a few oldschool games? Help!

Post by warmweer » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:14 pm

Mick wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:09 pm
Loved Lemmings, one of only three games I ever played to the very end.
My gaming life consisted of Lemmings, Oh No more Lemmings, the various Christmas Lemmings games, Lemmings 2 (The Tribes), All new world of Lemmings and after tried I started the 3D Lemmings but that just didn't cut it, neither did the various Lemmings clones.
Then there was Doom, Doom 2, Heretic and Hexen which were goof fun but then came ... Unreal and UT (single player campaigns) and UT is just about the only game I still play and to me the reference combining adventure, tactic, and problem solving.
Even though I haven't played it, I've seen Minecraft and that is just about the only "new" game I would really like to try: it's basically a modernised (computerised) Lego with the same educational value. Definitely one of the most innovative concepts (even though it's Lego) combining problem solving and adventure.
A good game should not rely on flashy graphics and ultraspeed!

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Re: Anyone happens to know the names for a few oldschool games? Help!

Post by AmigoJack » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:27 am

The second game can be any side-scrolling shooter, like https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R-Type or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raiden_(video_game) - even the direction (horizontal or vertical) could help.

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