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Requests to identify a game played on a retro platform, based on appearance in media or a recollection. See tag wiki for guidance on identification questions.

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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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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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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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1980s arcade game with overhead perspective and line-art cut scenes

This is a long shot. I saw this game around 1990 at an arcade in eastern Europe. The place had all western machines (e.g. Rampage, Gauntlet, Tron, Donkey Kong Jr, etc) so I believe it was also a ...
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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. I'm trying to recall a particular Commodore 64/128 game - here's what I can remember: You flew some sort of ...
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Two-player game from the 1980s about stacking pieces on a board

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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Electronic toy from the early 2000s where you push back in elements that pop out

I'm hoping this question belongs here as this is the closest site I could find that matched my situation. Many years ago, around late 2003 or 2004, I came across this electronic toy that sort of ...
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Early game, "Chase" or "Escape!" and many others

I was leafing through an old copy of CC when I came across a review of a game on the Apple II known as Escape. I immediately recognized it as one I have played in many variations on different machines....
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Old FPS planet explorer game similar to Mass-Effect-1 and HALO-1

This is at least 18 years old FPS PC game, has similar missions and graphics as of Mass-Effect-1 and HALO-1. Weapons and enemies are also silimar, but gameplay felt better. Story-line - Game begins ...
Sujit Kumar Singh's user avatar