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1990s BBS game featuring mining elements from a planet

Sometime in the 90s (sorry, can't be more specific) I used to dial in to a BBS and play a multi-player game that involved manually mining elements from a planet. It was very detailed, you got employed ...
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80's Atari-800 game where pieces on a board move automatically according to preset rules

The game I'm thinking of was played on a grid of squares (somewhere in the range of 8x8 to 10x10) where each player put down pieces on their side of the board (I think it was white on the bottom rows ...
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MS-DOS Bear/Teddy Bear Spooky Halloween game?

In about 1993-4 I played a (probably free or shareware) MS-DOS game about a bear/teddy bear entering a house which was "spooky", I believe related to Halloween. Graphically it was primitive, ...
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Looking for a medieval store-management game on the TRS-80 Color Computer, might have been code from Rainbow magazine

Crossposted from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Stack Exchange, where it's been unanswered for almost two years. I'm trying to track down a game I remember playing on our Color Computer 2 (it could ...
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Identify QuickBASIC Game involving launch, navigation, and landing of rocket on the moon

I recall playing a game that I had from source in QuickBASIC (probably 4.5, but maybe it was earlier QBASIC) during the mid-to-late 90s that I keep wanting to revisit. Unfortunately, due to the ...
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Cold war submarine game for the ST

I'm trying to recall the name of a game I spent too much time playing on my ST. It was a simulation of cold war sub combat. It took place entirely on a map view, where you controlled NATO subs, ...
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Arcade game: pseudo-3D flying down a Death-Star-like trench

I cannot find any references to this game so maybe someone here will recall it: It was a full-sized arcade cabinet with an aircraft-yoke type controller with fire buttons on the tip of the yoke. I ...
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Looking for late 90s shareware open world racing game

I'm trying to track down a shareware racing game released somewhere between 1999 and 2004 - or at least, my parents found it bundled in a computer magazine during that time. Here's what I remember ...
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Which was this game with collectibles, that came with a washing machine detergent?

Availability I most likely played it in the late 90s (1997+). It might have been the early 2000s as well, but it's less likely. My computer at the time was running Windows 95 or 98. The game came on a ...
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PC 90s 2D Platformer Puzzler Indie Exit Levels With Robot

Platform(s): PC (Used to play on Windows 95/98) Genre: 2D Platformer, Puzzler, Indie, Overcome some square obstacles, Exit to door or portal next level (100 levels approx if not a bit less or more) ...
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Mid 80's arcade top-down scrolling spaceship shooter with upgradable ship

I used to play an arcade game back in 1987 (first year high school) and I can't remember what it was called. The screen scrolled from the top (very much like 1942) but you flew a spaceship. Some ...
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Looking for educational AI game for classic Mac OS

I'm looking to find the name of a (purportedly) educational Mac game I purchased from a book fair handout around 1990–91. The concept was that you would make up the rules to your own board game on a ...
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Help me identify game from 90s [closed]

I can remember below pointers off the top of my head: It was an adventurous game We had to cross different levels (can relate to Mario for instance) The protagonist was short and was wearing a cop ...
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What was that old FPS game where you shot rats in a sewer?

In the 1990s, I played an obscure shareware (I believe) FPS game for the PC (MS-DOS) which was closer in technology to Wolfenstein 3D than DOOM. It was rather dark, so I assume it had some sort of ...
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A learning gomoku in Lisp

Years ago I played a version of gomoku that was written in Lisp that learned as you played. After a few rounds, it became nearly unbeatable. This was on Unix System III on a small PDP-11. I have ...
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Identify this 1990s-era educational game featuring kohlrabi

I have fond memories of several educational computer games from school circa 1993–1998. Possibly from MECC, but I haven't found this game on any lists of MECC games as far as I could tell. It's a ...
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Educational DOS game involving teddy bears

I remember when I was very young (mid-to-late 90s) playing a probably educational DOS game that was like a whole bunch of minigames. At least one of the minigames (perhaps all of them) was teddy-bear-...
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90s game about a man with a revolver fighting demons

The game I'm trying to identify is a side-scrolling platformer where the protagonist is a man wielding a six-shooter revolver. I think I played a demo or shareware version as it only contained one ...
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Arcade game with a sit-down cabinet and vibrating seat

I don't know the name of an arcade game; can someone please help? When you go all the way to the ground, your ship turns into a car and your seat vibrates. In the last stage, your ship turns into ...
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An old game with skeletons and other creatures

What old game is this? I don't know when it was released but, I think it was released after 1990 (Not 3D). It is a Platformer. I believe it is about aliens. In the first level you arrive in a car and ...
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Looking for a 90's shooter-platformer game

Back in the 90's I remember playing a 2d shooter-platformer game on my family's home computer. I sucked at the game, and as far as I remember I never managed to beat the first level. The details I can ...
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Identifying a game from probably the 80s

I am trying to identify a game from presumably the 80s. It was played with at least two players. Each player could set "balls" or "chips" on a 2 dimensional gameboard. The balls or chips could be ...
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Looking for an educational game from long ago

OK so this is really old school. Back in the 1980s, as a latchkey kid, I played on the computers in the library in elementary and middle school. There was this one bizarre educational game that I'd ...
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1980s Commodore 64 game about flying toward tower

Wondering if anyone can help me shed some light on this vague memory I have as a kid. My older brother had a friend who got us tons of pirated games for our Commodore 64/128. I'm trying to recall one ...
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Old computer game about a robot and questions

I'm trying to remember an old game I used to play as a kid. It may have been a Commodore 64 game, not sure. All I remember was you answered questions like for math or something like that and as you ...
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Vertical shoot em up from early 80s

I'm looking to identify a vertical shooter from the 80s. The setting is futuristic, with the main ship being able to get upgrades based on the floating bonus which is a letter. One of the was a ...
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Spider and snake in a square

In the game you were a spider which could run from one wall to the other. The snake could either destroy your net or you. If you reached another wall the room where snake could move got smaller. If ...
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Trying to identify an Apple II space trading game

I'm trying to identify a game I remember from my first exposure to computers (the Apple II at secondary school back in the late '70s). I remember two games I really enjoyed, the first a Star-Trek-...
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A game where you program a robot to fulfill missions

I'm looking for a game. Unfortunately there're only few things I remember: You had a robot. There was no way to steer it manually, so to solve a room, every step to do had to be programmed in advance ...
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Identify World War 2 European theater PC wargame circa 1995

I am trying to identify a World War 2 European theater PC game, which I used to play on a Windows 95 PC, but probably predates Windows 95. The one thing that really stands out in my memory is that if ...
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Where and what was Haunt.bat? A game pre-loaded on a c1992 PC

This doesn't belong on the gaming SE, so I'm trying my luck here. I'm looking for any info I can get on an old game that I simply known as "Haunt.bat". Here is the back-story: In the mid 90's a ...
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What was this music program I played with around the late 90s?

It ran on Windows 95 or 98 I believe. It allowed you to make music by placing colored blocks in various rows. I think it was associated with MTV, but I'm not sure (I had never actually heard of MTV at ...
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2000's RPG PC game [closed]

I've been looking for a certain game, I think it's from the 2000's. I can only remember a few characteristics: It was an RPG game. There was a cave, with what I think was a sleeping dragon and there ...
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How do I find out the REAL title of a given video game?

The Wave Race game for Nintendo 64 is called "Wave Race 64 - Kawasaki Jet Ski" in a ROM set. On Wikipedia, which I've previously considered authoritative for titles of commercial products, ...
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What stealthy NES game had that profile-view darkness/searchlight area?

When I was a kid, probably around 1990-1992, I was at my cousins' house and they played NES. I vividly remember a side-scrolling stage which either was dark the whole time, or alternated between being ...
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MS-DOS adventure game heavily based on Blade Runner, circa 1991

I'd like to identify a game I played on my first PC (x386, 2MB RAM) which I built in 1991. It was also one of the first, if not the first game I ever played on a PC. The game was heavily, and I mean ...
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Identify this Amiga game: It's just like Rocket League

I remember playing an Amiga game which was very similar to Rocket League, subject to the technology of the time. It was a two player game with a top-down 2D playing area. There was a large puck ...
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Does anyone remember an early 90s side-scroller with a player-controlled ED-209-like robot?

I remember playing a side-scroller at a Babbage's at the mall (on probably a sweet Compaq; I don't think it was on a C64, an Amiga, an Apple, or anything more exotic), probably around 1993, where the ...
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Submarine diver game where you had to collect fish and other things for your aquarium

I've been searching for a game that I used to play a ton when I was a kid on the Windows 95/98, but I can't find it for the life of me! From what I remember, you were a deep-sea diver that collected ...
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What is this 2000s-era Windows XP or earlier educational computer game? [closed]

So I asked this question a while back asking for help with identifying a retro computer game, and got the answer I was looking for. Thus, I've decided to ask for help identifying another retro game ...
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Name this PC DOS Combat Flight Simulator

I'm trying to remember the name of a PC DOS Combat Flight Simulator that I played around 1991/92. I can give the following details: It was named after a US fighter plane that would have been in ...
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80s game about running and maintaining a power station

Way back in the late 80s there was a game that centered around maintaining and running a power station for the local town. It wasnt particually complex or graphic.. just fun. On the lhs of the screen ...
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Commodore 64 Game with Falling Character Scream

I'm trying to remember the name of a Commodore 64 game that had a character in it that would scream when it fell. I found videos of Impossible Mission, but the name doesn't seem right and the sound ...
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Looking for a Ninja PC Game where hero arrives in hang glider

I'm looking for a game I played in the early 90's on a Tandy computer. Here are the facts I remember by decreasing order of certainty : The beginning of the game is the hero arriving in an hang ...
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Looking for a 90s Macintosh game

I'm trying to find an early to mid 90s Macintosh game. It was a side scrolling shooter in the style of R Type. You flew a spaceship that looked vaguely like the USS Enterprise from Star Trek, albeit ...
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"Holographic"/3D arcade games

This is vague, but I remember seeing several different arcade machines, probably in the early 90s, with various sorts of "holographic" 3D displays. By that I mean that they produced depth perception ...
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Name of NeoGeo Shoot'm'Up where your plane can turn into a mecha (giant robot)?

I've spent a couple of hours looking at ROM lists, but cannot find this I used to play any more. It's a vertically scrolling Shoot'm'Up (or "shmup"), meaning you saw the world top-down, with your ...
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Looking for an "Inspector" or "Detective" game (BASIC?)

I'm working on an emulator for the Soviet mainframe BESM-6. Among a few games written for it there was a game called "Inspector" (or "Detective"). Its code didn't survive; the only mention of it I can ...
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Name of Atari ST 3D game?

I've been trying to track down a 3D game from the late '80s/early '90s. It was on the Atari ST and featured simple polygonal (space)ships1 floating over flattish polygonal ground with the occasional ...
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What is this old PC truck game?

I've begun to recall a game I played as a child with my brother, and I can't remember what it was called for the life of me. The reason I'm asking for identification is because I remember how much he ...