Nikolai

Name the Old Game - Part III

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Rules:

 

1.The game must be old to you(i.e. if you're 16 it could be a two year old game!). So no hard and fast rule on this here.

 

2.The aim of the thread is to educate each other on the wonderful history of computer gaming(even recent stuff).

 

3.All gaming platforms are acceptable.

 

4.Clues can be given in a variety of ways, text, pictures, sounds(this may depend on the upload limit for attachments). Try to not make them too obvious, leave yourself room to post a few.

 

5.The Clue giver keeps giving clues until someone correctly identifies the game, then that person has a go at posting their own game clues for the rest of us to guess......and so on

 

6.You can ask questions of the Clue-giver, but they are not obliged to answer...but it can help them shape new clues better for later!

 

7.You can make a few guesses between clues, but dont kick the pants out of it i.e. no repeat spam guessing as that can invalidate your attempt(at Clue givers discretion), and a new game will be found or the Clue giver can nominate someone to take over.

 

8.A score of successful posters is not mandatory, as this can lead to 'guess-the-game fatigue' when it's 'your' turn to start a new thread and update everyones scores. So this is just much more for the fun, but if someone wants to keep scores by all means do(But Dr.Spike will probably win!).

 

9.Use of Google/google-like searches should be declared if it gives you the answer you wouldn't have got otherwise, and will in effect make your guess invalid(so don't do it please). On your honour.

Note: using 'google' is cheating! and may make some people cross. Using 'google' after the correct guess has been found is off course fine and good for your game education

 

10. You are not allowed to guess your own game when it is your turn to give the game to be guessed.

 

NOTE: use of the term 'joker' is when someone has won a game(they correctly guessed it) but at the time can't think of a new game to put into play, so they offer it up to the thread. They then can claim a 'joker' play later at any date in place of their game they passed on for that turn. It's kind of like an IOU.

 

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list of games guessed so far(in semi-alphabetical order with the number of the game guessed in [brackets] so the order of guess can be seen):

 

A:

Aces of the Deep[32]

Alex Kidd in Miracle World[39]

Airbourne Ranger[41]

Age of Wonder[45]

Archon[80]

Aladdin[84]

A-Train[117]

Arcy 2 - (Not Guessed!)[123]

Afterlife[132]

Alien Legacy - (Not Guessed!)[157]

Age of Empires II(the Conquerors expansion)[210]

Age of Empires(1)[223]

Aztec Challange[228]

Adventure[258]

Attack of the Mutant Camels[289]

Autoduel[291]

Alienbreed[295]

A rockstar ate my hamster[309]

Albion [315]

Acendancy [345]

ABC's Wide World of Sports Boxing [352]

Abe's Odysee [375]

Arcana [378] (UNGUESSED!)

 

B:

Big Birds hide and speak[3]

Bards Tale(1?)[20]

Boulder Dash[24]

Beneath a Steel Sky[86]

Batman - Return of the Joker[110]

Beach Head[112]

Balance of Power[136]

Bugaboo(the flea)[147]

Blaster Master[186]

Boxxle(Unguessed)[199]

Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday[227]

Bionic Commando[230]

Balloon Fight[235]

Blade Runner[242]

Below the root[250]

Bloodwych[268]

Bubble Bobble [330]

Betrayal at Krondor [337]

Battle Isle [348]

Burger Time [371]

Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior [380]

 

C:

Colonization[12]

Commander Keen[23]

Castles[35]

Commander Keen - Aliens ate my Babysitter![40]

Cutthroats: Terror on the high seas[58]

Centurion - Defender of Rome[66]

Companions of Xanth[103]

Crystal Caves[104]

Conqueror: A.D. 1086[108]

Cultures[127]

Creatures[142]

Captive II - Liberation[148]

Cosmology of Kyoto[179] - (not guessed!)

Civilization[189]

Civilization II[193]

Call To Power II[198]

Crusade in Europe[207] - (not guessed!)

Command&Conquer[224]

Cruise for a Corpse[244]

Colonial Conquest[267]

Combat![313]

Chip's Challenge [350]

Call of Duty [363]

Cannon Fodder [370]

Carmageddon [383]

 

D:

Double Dragon 2[6]

Donkey Kong[7]

Dragon Warrior[17]

Destiny of an Emperor[18]

Deadlock[27]

Decathlon![36]

Daggerfall[37]

DefCon[47]

Donkey Kong Country[56]

Diablo[63]

Dizzy[70]

Dungeon Master[89]

Destiny[94]

Donkey Kong Junior[138]

Defender of the Crown[143]

Day of the Tentacle[161]

Duck Hunt[174]

Diablo II[192]

DoomRL(Doom The Rogue Like)[196]

DOOM[200]

Duck Tales 2[218]

Discworld Noir[273]

Darklands[274]

Dr.Mario[286]

Decision in the Desert[301]

Dragon's Lair [351]

Die Hard Trilogy [367]

Deus Ex Invisible War [373]

 

E:

Europa Universalis[62]

Emperor of the fading Suns[98]

Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom[137]

ET[15]

Empire: Wargame of the Century[271]

Earl Weaver Baseball[275]

Ed hunter(not guessed!)[288]

Elite[306]

Europa Universalis II [332]

Exile [349]

Earthbound [356]

 

F:

Force 21(Not Guessed!)[60]

Full Throttle[65]

Full House(not guessed)[71]

Frontier: Elite II(kind of guessed)[87]

Fallen Haven(Not Guessed!)[126]

Fire Power(Not Guessed!)[131]

Flip & Flop(not guessed!)[152]

Frak!(?)

Front Mission[168]

Faxanadu[177]

Football Manager(Addictive Games)[233]

Final Fight[236]

Frogger[247]

Fallout[280]

Flashback[294]

Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel [354]

Fire & Ice [358] (UNGUESSED!)

Fountains of Dreams [376] (UNGUESSED!)

 

G:

Golvellius(not guessed!)[38]

Grand Theft Auto[90]

Gender Wars[134]

Greenhouse - Game+Watch[140]

Genesia[167] - un-guessed!

Gods[211]

Gangsters: Organized Crime [338]

Grim Fandango [342]

Ghouls'n Goblins [357]

Gorillas [359]

 

H:

Historyline 1914-1918[48]

Harpoon[82]

HardWar[97]

Heretic[101]

Hidden Agenda[135]

Hidden and Dangerous[144]

Hamurabi[146]

Hero's Quest: So you want to be a hero?[214]

Heart of Africa[216]

Homeworld[252]

Half Life 2[279]

High Noon![303]

Harlequin[308]

H.E.R.O.[310]

Hungry Horace [381] (UNGUESSED!)

 

I:

Imperium Galactum[25]

Into the Eagles nest[33]

International Karate+[43]

Ignition![72]

Imperium[118]

Illusion of Gaia[164]

Ico[170]

Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure[194]

It came from the Desert[217]

Independence War[239]

Impossible Mission[253]

 

J:

Jagged Alliance[8]

Jetpack[139]

Jungle Hunt[175]

Jackel[262]

James Pond[285]

Jetstrike[302]

Jones in the fast lane [362]

 

K:

Karateka[1]

Krusty's Super Fun House[78]

Kingpin[96]

King of Dragon Pass[180]

 

L:

Le Mans[30]

Lemmings![68]

Leander[133]

Loco-Commotion[150]

Lands of Lore III[158]

Little Nemo[188]

Lemmings 2:The Tribes[241]

Leisure Suit Larry[246]

Leather Goddesses of Phobos[251]

Little Computer People[263]

Leaderboard[272]

Laser Squad[278]

Lords of Conquest[305]

Lords of the Realm II[312]

Lode Runner [340]

 

M:

Mario Teaches Typing[16]

Mercenry(by Novogen)[22]

Madden 06(well Madden was guessed)[57]

M.U.L.E[10]

Moebius: the Orb of Celestial Harmony(not guessed)[77]

MissionForce - Cyberstorm[88]

Mega-lo-Mania[129]

Morrowind[130]

Magic the Gathering(by Microprose)[149]

Maniac Mansion[163]

Mr. Wimpy(googled, not guessed)[212]

Mars Saga[240]

Manhunter: New York[245]

Minesweeper[255]

3D Monster Maze[257]

Mail order Monsters[270]

Mindshadow[276]

Metal Slug[282]

Mega Man[292]

Master of Magic[311]

Manic Miner [325]

Master of Orion 2 [327]

Mario 64 [361]

Might & Magic [379]

 

N:

North&South[50]

No One Lives Forever[64]

Neuromancer(googled - but it was tough)[83]

Night Stalker[162]

North Atlantic 86[205]

Neverwinter Nights [346]

 

O:

Oolite[49]

Oil's well(not guessed!)[141]

Operation: Inner Space(not guessed!)[156]

Operation Wolf(not guessed!)[243]

Oil Imperium [322]

Ogre [382]

 

P:

Pitfall[14]

Paradroid[21]

Populous[34]

Pinball Construction Set[46]

Power Drift[67]

Psychonauts[73]

Populous: The Beginning[81]

Parodius[91]

Phantasy Star[111]

Pirates of the Caribbean(by Bethesda)[114]

Phantasmagoria[125]

Prehistorik[222]

Pong[248]

Pushover[284]

President Elect[293]

Phantasie[299]

Planescape: Torment[300]

Prince of Persia [317]

Pax Imperia: Eminent Domain [328]

Pokemon [331]

Pool of Radiance [368]

 

Q:

Q*Bert[178]

Quo Vadis [324] (Unguessed)

 

R:

Return of Heracles[5]

Red Storm Rising[51]

Risk[76]

Rolo to the Rescue[92]

Re-volt[95]

Rock 'n' Roll Racing[122]

Rocket Knight Adventures[201]

River City Ransom[237]

Return to Zork[265]

Red Lightning[269]

Racing Destruction Set[290]

Radiant Silvergun [326]

Robotron 2084 [347]

Red Alert [374]

 

S:

Star Wars: Supremacy/Rebellion(in usa)[4]

Seven Cities of Gold[9]

Starflight[13]

Supaplex[29]

Starlord(not guessed!)[42]

Solo Flight[44]

Stunt Car Racer[54]

Spy vs Spy[61]

Star Raiders II(aka The Last Starfighter)[99]

SoulBringer[102]

Shenmue[106]

Strike Fleet[109]

SkyFox[115]

Star Fleet 1[116]

Spellcross(Not Guessed!)[128]

Star Trek: Birth of the Federation[151]

Scuba Dive[159]

Sim Isle[160]

Space Rangers 2[166]

Super Mario 2: Yoshi's Island[173]

Savage Pond[182] - (Not guessed!)

Sorcerian(DragonSlayer series)[187]

SimCity2000[195]

Shadowcastor[197]

Silent Hill[202]

Space 1999[203]

Stellar Crusade[208] - (Not guessed!)

Super Skid Marks![213]

Summer Games II[215]

Skate or Die[219]

Star Control II[220]

Sam and Max hit the road[260]

Sword of Aragon[261]

Shadowrun[277]

Spacewar[283]

Super Robin Hood[287]

Syndicate[298]

Space Empires III[304]

Street Fighter [316]

Sensible Soccer [320]

Simon the Sorcerer [329]

System Shock 2 [333]

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic [334]

Star Wars: Dark Forces [335]

Snatcher [339] (NOT GUESSED!)

Sonic the Hedgehog [341]

SimCity [343]

StarCraft [344]

Star Tropics [360] (UNGUESSED!)

Space Invaders [364]

Super Mario World [365]

Silent Service [372]

Strider [377]

 

T:

The Bards Tale III[2]

This mean WAR!(not guessed - cheers for headsup DC!)[26]

The Lost Vikings[28]

The Last Ninja[31]

The Bulge: Battle for Antwerp(Not Guessed!)[53]

Tomb Raider[55]

Trade Empires[59]

Temco Bowl[69]

The Incredible Machine[74]

Team Fortress[79]

Transport Tycoon[100]

The Sims![105]

Theme Park[107]

Test Drive[119]

Traffic Department[120]

The Great Escape[121]

The Incredible Toon Machine[124]

The Way of the Exploding Fist[145]

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask[171]

The Chaos Engine[181]

The Blues Brothers[184]

Thief: The Dark Project[185]

The Longest Journey[190]

The Dig[191]

Tomb Raider[ABORT- All ready guessed at no:55]

The Game of Life(published 1998)[206]

The Great Giana Sisters[209]

The Legend of Zelda: A link to the past[221]

TV sports Basketball[225]

Troddlers[231]

TFX[234]

The Settlers[254]

The Adventure of Link(Zelda II)[259]

Theme Park World[321]

The NewZealand Story [355]

Talisman [366]

 

U:

Ultima VIII: Pagan[19]

Uncharted Waters 2[113]

Uniracers[229]

Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar[238]

Uridium[264]

Unreal[266]

Universe[281]

Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss[296]

 

V:

V for Victory[204]

V[297]

Valhalla series [336]

 

W:

Wings[11]

WWF Micro League Wrestling[52]

Warcraft[75]

Willow[93]

Walker(not guessed!)[153]

Wargame Construction Set[165]

Wizardry: Crusaders of the Dark Savant[169]

Wasteland(guessed twice, not entered, number unknown!)

Wizball[314]

 

X:

X-com: ufo defense(usa)/enemy unknown(europe)[176]

X-wing(Star Wars) [232]

Xybots(not guessed!)[256]

 

Y:

Yie Ar Kung-fu[154]

 

Z:

Z (not a typo!)[155]

Zombies ate my Neighbors![172]

Zarch[183] - (Not Guessed!)

Zork: The great underground empire[226]

Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders[249]

Zelda II [319]

Zaxxon [323]

 

There may be a mistake here and there, just let me know if you find any(like a game guessed but not listed etc).

 

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Edited by Nikolai

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Clue 1: Rescue the princess from the bad guy before it is too late.

Clue 2: If the hero were to fail, the princess must marry her captor or die.

 

Clue 3: 1989. Started on the Apple II, and subsequently ported to nearly every system available over the next 5 years (and some systems even later).

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Such is it to not own the machine.;)

 

Which machine? It was ported to just about every computer/console/handheld at the time, and at least half a dozen more since then.

 

 

I'm playing through it recently, and I'm up to level 12, which I'm fairly sure is the last level. I admit I've used a walkthrough once, but for anyone who knows the bit with the mouse, I hope you'll understand why I felt I needed it.

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Back in the day, I only owned a NES and a Gameboy, and then only late in their lifespan('93/'94 or so). We didn't have the money. Most of my friends didn't have a gaming machine of any kind either. In fact, I only saw PoP once at a friend's, and he didn't let me play. Later, I guess I just never came arond to getting it. Must have been on DOSBox or something in that case.

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Ok, here we go:

 

1. Late 80s, single platform.

2. Re-released last year in a very limited fashion.

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Negative :)

 

sorry, I was hoping to get some more guesses before the next clue!

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1. Late 80s, single platform.

2. Re-released last year in a very limited fashion.

3. This part of a series, and the first in it to introduce experience points.

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I struggle with this one, espeically the "very limited fashion" part of clue 2...:hmmm:

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Minecraft?

 

Lolzy. Minecraft is less than 5 years old.

 

Was the 'single platform' the same in the rerelease?

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Well I didnt know never played minecraft..............

 

Premier Manager?

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1. Late 80s, single platform.

2. Re-released last year in a very limited fashion.

3. This part of a series, and the first in it to introduce experience points.

4. I'm having a hard time coming up with clues that won't give it away, because do to so would be in Error.

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Zelda II

 

Haha, yes, you've got it! Figured someone would pick up that ;)

 

The "limited re-release" was in reference to it being made available on the 3DS app store, but only as a gift to Club Nintendo members (I believe is what it was)

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It has also been on GBA (part of the 'NES Classics' series), Gamecube (as part of a limited run disc that also included Zelda I, Ocarina of Time, and Majora's Mask, not sold separately iirc), and the Wii's Virtual Console.

The single platform bit is why I didn't guess it previously.

 

 

 

clue 1: A 90s game recently re-imagined as an MMO.

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Random guess: Star Wars the old Republic?

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