Questions tagged [identify-this-game]

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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70s/80s combined horizontal and vertical scrolling coin-op shooter game

I would love to know the name of a coin-operated game I played in late 70s/early 80s. It was a small space ship game and initially you flew over buildings horizontally firing forwards and dropping ...
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Wizard combat game on early online service

Trying to remember the name of a game I played a couple of times, probably in the 1984-1990 timeframe. It would have been on either CompuServe or GEnie - I don't think it was on a BBS, as I rarely ...
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What's this game: "You broke my robomatic machine!"

I'm trying to identify a game from somewhere around ~1996-2001. Played it on a mac This was a breakout-style game (I think) and the story was you were fighting some mad scientist who was making lots ...
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What is this early 3D platformer?

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_-fcFivTS8&t=599s Image: I'm having a hard time tracking down a game I played when I was a kid. It was on DOS in the early 90s. It had flat-shaded polygon ...
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Need help finding an old 90s edutainment game with "Number Line" Train

This is an old edutainment game that I used to play at school. We used Mac OS 9 there. This game taught you all about various subjects (possibly focusing on math?), all taking place in a zoo or ...
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Space Game from early 1980s with landing on planets, refueling, and aliens

I remember when I was really young, I had a friend who would play a game on his TV (so it was probably on a console) which was so incredibly frightening that I couldn't even watch, although I'm sure I ...
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Top-down 2D adventure game with plants and puzzles, that ran on Windows 9x

I remember playing a certain game as a child. This was probably at least 15 years ago, but I suspect the game must be older. I think it might have been on Windows 95 or maybe Windows Me. It was some ...
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Looking for a PC 2D platformer game from the mid-2000s or earlier

I'm trying to find the name of a PC game I used to play as a kid in the early/mid-2000s. All I remember from it is that it was a 2D platformer and that one of the levels looked like the following ...
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Identify this spaceship fruit collection game starring a levitating fish

Okay this might be a long shot, but I've been looking for this game for over 7 years now and I'm starting to question my sanity. I played this game somewhere between 1998-2003 but it might be a tad ...
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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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What game is this music from? (probably a Shoot 'em up)

Back in my teenage years (around 1992) I recorded in VHS (but overrecorded it afterwards) a certain console game's opening sequence from a game TV show and attempted to transpose the background music ...
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A game about defending a castle, with trading-card-like gameplay and aesthetic, in English and Czech

There is a certain game I remember playing sometime in the 2000s. My memories of it are rather faint, but here is what I remember: The setting was, I think, some kind of a medieval fantasy, but I am ...
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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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Identify this old C64 soccer game with "speaker"

In "modern" games (Fifa 98, Fifa 2000, PES, etc) you can hear the speaker talking about the match. This was near impossible in the C64 era, but I remember a soccer game that had a speaker ...
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Identify C64 Game About Firemen

I'm searching for an old game for the C64, it was about a group of firemen. I last played it in the 1989, 32 years ago, so I do not remember it very well. I remember only that the firemen don't want ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Old game, possibly called "Demons"

Does anyone know an old game, probably from 1980s or early 1990s where the player goes through a top down labyrinth opening secret rooms, collecting treasure, and food, and keys, trying to get to a ...
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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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