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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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Looking for a platformer game

All I can remember of the game is that: It was a platformer game The game might have been made in the 90's I think it was a DOS game It was a very colored game The main character was human (I think ...
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What is this game featured in the film ‘The Year of the Jellyfish’?

In the 1984 movie The Year of the Jellyfish, featuring Valerie Kaprisky, at 00:13:42 we see her play a video game on a console like an old Atari, Philips, etc) Does someone know which console or ...
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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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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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Origin/source of "One Line" one-key game

Circa 1985 in our school BBC Micro lab, we wasted much time playing a tiny type-in game that looked a bit like this: The playfield was filled with a random arrangement of asterisks, and the player ...
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1980s game with a guy with an axe on a flying disc

I'm trying to identify a game I remember from the 1980s. The game was shown from a bird's-eye viewpoint (or maybe isometric?), on Apple IIe, IIRC. You controlled a guy with an axe, who was ...
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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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PET space arcade game with surprisingly good graphics

We had PET computers in my high school, 4032's IIRC, and a few classic games to go with them - the excellent Space Invaders port, Star Trek of course, and a few others. These all used PETASCII for ...
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In search of.... SeaWar -- NOT Battleship!

Hopefully, sufficient background Many years ago (40-45), I used to play "Sea War" on a good sized time-share system. It was a text/adventure war game between a couple remote players, played over a ...
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What was this game with a "Conan" style character on Atari ST?

This is about a 2D (third person) game I remember seeing being played on an Atari ST computer. In the game the player controls a "Conan" style character (holding a sword, if I remember correctly). In ...
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What is the origin of this version of the "Moon Landing" game?

Among the BESM-6 games there was a "Moon Landing" game; the only one available in both English and Russian versions. The binary survived but it is not runnable (yet). The description said ...
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Please identify this game from movie Dawn of the dead aka "Zombie"

I have identified 5 of the 6 games on the movie "Zombie" of George Romero (the scene of video-game playing at minute 01:18:00). The titles are: Qwak Atari 1974 Gangbusters, Midway 1974 Night ...
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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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Help identify old Apple game from 80s (Apple II, Apple IIGS)

I am trying to remember the name of a game I played on Apple II or Apple IIGS. From what I can remember, the beginning of the game you are looking for your lost uncle or something. You to another ...
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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 ...
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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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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 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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"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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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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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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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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PET game, enemies attempt to break through several concentric sets of walls

I'm looking for another PET game, which I cannot find on various sites. It was one of the earlier ones - it was available when I first got access to the PETs circa 1981/82. The user starts in the ...
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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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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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What is this side-scrolling fighting game for the Amiga?

I remember playing this game on an Amiga. I have no idea what it was called.
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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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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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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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Did this game and computer system from Magnum PI exist?

Here's some screenshots from the youtube clip [1986?]: Magnum P.I (Thomas crashes Higgin's security computer system): Then Higgins says OMG Magnum you've crashed the "dracos three". I think he said ...
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Can anyone help name this game?

This is certainly a long shot... this game has evaded my searching for years and I would love to have this mysterious game named once and for all. It came out prior to 1997 (possibly earlier this is ...
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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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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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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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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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Looking for Win95 game with vector graphic

The game I can't remember the name of was like this: You controlled a triangular space-ship which could fly from planet to planet and could land on it. The planets had gravity which made it not so ...
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Searching for an old planet shooter game

I remember playing a game when I was younger, it involved two players each having their own planet with a canon and the canon had different kind of missile attacks. These missile would damage part of ...
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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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1980's PC educational game where you build robots

I don't remember anything else from this game except it was in the late 1980's in my school and I was playing it on something with a scrollball, and you basically build robots and did science ...
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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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Looking for a MS-DOS cars game

Here are few things I remember, but it was not sufficient for me to find the game on a search engine: The game is top-down game - with no camera angle. It is a car game, with cops and robbers. You ...
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Searching for Swedish Mac game from the early 1990's where you try to sneak out of the house

I was given a funny, obscure game for Mac sometime in the 1994 to 1996 timeframe. Unfortunately I have no idea what the game was called, but I'd like to track it down. The game, which was in color, ...
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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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Need help identifying math game where equations let you move from room to room?

Can anyone help me find an old math game where equations let you move from room to room? I played the game on an Apple II back in middle school and I want to use it with my daughter to teach her math. ...
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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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Amiga game about a detective or a spy in some kind of hotel building

There's a game I played as a young child in the 90s that I am 99% sure was on an Amiga. I've searched high and low and cannot find it, and am beginning to wonder if my memory is not accurate. I ...
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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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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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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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