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Re: Name the Game
« Reply #8600 on: 14 Aug 2020, 20:34 »
If you know this one (and if you do, you'll know it instantly) - I dare you to get the theme tune out of your head!!  (laugh)

 

Re: Name the Game
« Reply #8601 on: 14 Aug 2020, 20:40 »
Ranarama!!

(This is how it looked for me though :-D)


Re: Name the Game
« Reply #8602 on: 14 Aug 2020, 20:58 »
Speccy version I take it, Laura?

Did it still sound like this?

 

Re: Name the Game
« Reply #8603 on: 14 Aug 2020, 21:21 »
Speccy version I take it, Laura?

Did it still sound like this?

Hahaha, polyphony? On the Speccy? lol :-D

THIS is how it sounded like... Behold, the BEEP command in all its glory:



This is one of the very very very few games that still held up for me when I played it decades later on an emulator. The progression system in particular was fantastic!

I'll post something later tonight or tomorrow morning at the latest :)

Re: Name the Game
« Reply #8604 on: 14 Aug 2020, 22:10 »
Alright, more 8-bit classics it is.



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Re: Name the Game
« Reply #8605 on: 15 Aug 2020, 00:19 »
Marco Polo?

Re: Name the Game
« Reply #8606 on: 15 Aug 2020, 09:11 »
Taipan! Absolutely adored that game on the Speccy!  ;-D
 

Re: Name the Game
« Reply #8607 on: 15 Aug 2020, 09:59 »
Taipan! Absolutely adored that game on the Speccy!  ;-D

Oh wow, and I even made sure to show a not-too-obvious screenshot, hahah. Yeah, it was a fantastic game! I remember that my tiny brain was amazed at the time at how complex it was with all the trading and the strategies you had to come up with to buy stuff in one place and sell it somewhere else in order to make a profit, buy better ships and hire more crew (although you always had the possibility to just clobber them over the head and drag them to your ship, lol), as well as how many different factors and resources you had to juggle. I sank a LOT of hours into this one.





Alright then! Over to you again, Captain :)
« Last Edit: 15 Aug 2020, 10:02 by Laura Hunt »

Re: Name the Game
« Reply #8608 on: 17 Aug 2020, 20:54 »
Ah Laura that's a game I can never forget!  Pity I wasn't much good at it but still a cracking game.

Okay apologies if this one is too easy (probably) or if I've posted it in the past (also fairly probable though I don't specifically remember it):

 

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Re: Name the Game
« Reply #8609 on: 17 Aug 2020, 23:12 »
Looks like a Defender clone. I think you might have done this one before.

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Re: Name the Game
« Reply #8610 on: 17 Aug 2020, 23:14 »
Looks like a Defender clone. I think you might have done this one before.

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Re: Name the Game
« Reply #8611 on: 23 Aug 2020, 17:02 »
Looks like a Defender clone. I think you might have done this one before.

I checked and it appears I did - way back in 2014!!!

Since no-one looks like they're going to get it I'll just tell you - Bandits At Zero - and find a new one...

It seems that I've never posted this glorious oddball before:

 

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Re: Name the Game
« Reply #8612 on: 24 Aug 2020, 02:02 »
LOL! I was about to google the character "Ray Power" and then had a moment of clarity. Cool name for a main character though. Probably been used.

Re: Name the Game
« Reply #8613 on: 24 Aug 2020, 03:02 »
I know that one - Escape from the planet of the robot monsters. I could never get very far because the slanted isometric perspective + standard four keyboard arrows never aligned properly in my brain. I received the game as part of a boxed ‘Tengen’s EGA Arcade Hits’ as a birthday gifts when I was maybe 10, and it also included games like APB and Hard Driving.

If CaptainD confirms that guess to be right, and I’m pretty sure it is, someone else can take my turn.

Re: Name the Game
« Reply #8614 on: 24 Aug 2020, 10:10 »
Yep that's the game, pretty tough and very strange but good nonetheless!  ;-D
 

Re: Name the Game
« Reply #8615 on: 25 Aug 2020, 05:32 »
Yeah, pretty much anything published by that Tengen was out there!

Anyone can take my turn if they would like to jump in.

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Re: Name the Game
« Reply #8616 on: 25 Aug 2020, 09:06 »

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Re: Name the Game
« Reply #8617 on: 25 Aug 2020, 09:45 »
This must be the HD remake of Sonic of Hedgehog!

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Re: Name the Game
« Reply #8618 on: 25 Aug 2020, 10:09 »
Come on, Ben X! That's just cheap and lazy. ;)

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Re: Name the Game
« Reply #8619 on: 25 Aug 2020, 12:41 »
Dammit, I did a search in this topic for "clockwork" and that didn't come up! Oh well, I thought it would be super-easy anyway. Yes, it's Lair Of The Clockwork God. Your go, Lorenzo!