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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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Arcade game similar to Commando, but better music

I'm trying to find the ROMs for an arcade game I played circa 1987. It was very similar to Commando in general concept - vertical scroller, very simple isometrics, guns and grenades. Although it was ...
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Windows War Strategy Game

I remember when I was younger playing a WWII (possibly WWI) strategy game, that I'm pretty sure was for Windows 3.1 but it may have been an early Win'95 game, and a big chunk of the main screen was a ...
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A mixed first-person 3D/top-down 2D game for DOS, probably from the 1990s, about a boy protagonist escaping from being abducted by aliens

The way I remember it, I first played this game on a CD (sadly, I do not recall the name) that contained dozens of DOS games. I think that this was in 1995, but I am not sure. The following is an ...
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Video game from the film “Murder Story” (1989)

From movie "Murder story" is from a console with small joystick anyone know the title?
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Futuristic arcade spaceship game where your ship gains wings and wheels, collecting power-ups—from the late 80s/early 90s

Can anyone identify this game from the late 80s to the early 90s? What I remember about this game is that it had some very particular mechanics. For example, in some levels, your ship had wings, and ...
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Looking for game about searching for alien artifact

I think I was playing the game on pc in the mid 90ties. I believe the story was, that an alien artifact was crashed on a remote tropical island, and was about to cause an end to the world. Having been ...
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Marvel Comics BASIC games from the 1980s?

When I was a young kid in the mid-1980s, I attended a computer camp intended to introduce kids to BASIC. One of the things we typically did was to transcribe BASIC programs from paper copies. I ...
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Finding a vertical scrolling arcade game from the 90´s

The game I'm looking for had the possibility for two players controlling a red or blue fighter jet. The style reminds of the "Raiden" games on arcade. The only specific I remember is that ...
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Searching an old horror detective game

There was a game that I played back in the 90's about a detective who was trying to solve a murder in a hotel. The scene kept changing from a normal hotel to a dilapidated horror one (not unlike the ...
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Fast-paced, windowed multimedia board or puzzle game for Windows 3.x, featuring the “Toasty!” sound effect

There is a game I remember playing quite a while ago. I have only the vaguest recollections of the gameplay. It was a 2D, maybe faux-3D game, I played it with a mouse, inside a window (it was not ...
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Early 2000s online PC game [closed]

I'm trying to remember an old PC game I used to play online, early 2000s. I remember the game being a futuristic based game where you had a cyborg woman as the maim character. The character had a ...
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Are there any screenshots of Sherston Software's Around the World in 80 Days for Acorn Archimedes?

I've been trying to track down an educational game I played at primary school. This was in the UK, and would have been around 1994 to 1996. The game was based on Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 ...
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Old FPS world explorer game that occured in a dream while on a train

This game is probably 20 years old FPS PC game. Has similar graphics as of Flashpoint Cold-war-Crisis, IGI-1, Mass-Effect-1, HALO-1. Weapons - Mostly earthly based weapons, but also got magical ...
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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 ...
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Arcade game from 80s or 90s about a doctor and spray [closed]

I recall (vaguely) being a doctor/scientist who had a spray can to kill bugs/enemies. Not remembering the name is driving me crazy! Help! :-) It is not Dr. Mario.
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Late 1980s horizontal and vertical scrolling plane shooter coin-op arcade game

It was a coin-op, late 80s, probably JAMA cabinet, which featured both horizontal and vertical scrolling fighter-plane shooter actions, with upgradeable weapons. Later than Slap Fight, with grubbier ...
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What is the arcade game played in the "The Boys Next Door" movie?

This is from the movie The Boys Next Door (1985). The character is playing an arcade game. There is the name, but is impossible to read. I read "mrrruders" but searching on the net nothing ...
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Identify a 90's game with a car with a mounted cannon

Looking for a game from the 90's: You drive a brown buggy with a cannon mounted on top. 3rd person view in a 3D-like world. There were ramps, grass, water, walls... Single player campaign with a plot ...
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Breakout style arcade game from 90s

I'm looking for a breakout style game where the paddle was holding by a Chinese character, with red clothes. The character was on the holding above his head the paddle and he was running to not allow ...
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Bloodsport: Which version of Karate Champ is it?

In the movie "Bloodsport", there's a sequence which is famous among video game players, where Frank Dux and Jackson "fight" through a Karate Champ arcade game machine. Now I'm ...
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Isometric fantasy action RPG game for the PC from the late 1990s

Please, help identify an old computer game. Year: 1995-1998 (possibly earlier, but no later than 2005). Genre: action RPG (or related) Theme: Fantasy. Platform: PC (Windows 95-98). Control: keyboard (...
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Looking for a 90's children's point-and-click minigames game

I am looking for a game I played around 25 years ago, which I vaguely remember. It was a point-and-click game, a bit in the style of the Scumm/Director games. As I recall it, it consisted of various ...
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Help identifying a platform game for UNIX from 1990s

Platform(s): Sun SPARC/Sparcstation/Ultrasparc Genre: Platform/Arcade Estimated year of release: 1994-1997 Graphics/art style: Window application started from within the Sun SPARC UNIX window manager ...
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Help identifying an arcade game from the late 1980s

I'm looking for an arcade coin-op game from the late 80's that I remember seeing as a child. Game in question is a puzzle-action featuring a penguin pushing blocks of ice over smooth ice. After a few ...
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Help identifying an 80's Vertical Shoot em up

I remember playing this on an arcade machine in the late 80s. You started as a ship but by collecting power ups you slowly began adding robot parts until finally you were piloting a full size robot. ...
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Identify a late 90s game: keeping a floating carpet from being flooded

I distinctly remember the carpet having a red and white checkerboard pattern. The environment is just the sky, with the frequent rain: the objective is to prevent the carpet from being flooded by ...
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Identify a 80s spy themed arcade game

I'm tying to identify an coin-op arcade game of the 80s. The player controlled some kind of spy, who was chased by other spies across a building. There was at least an elevator, but it wasn't Mission ...
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Looking for a 90's sorcery game on Atari ST

I am looking for a game from the end of 80's/early 90's game on Atari ST. Where two wizards, one purple, one red have to turn the color of a checkerboard tiles to its own color using spells. The main ...
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Arcade/Computer Game: Alien crashed in graveyard, platform/side-scroller

I'm looking for a game which I remember playing at an arcade, probably around 1995-2000. I also think I played it (or a very similar game) on PC under Linux ~5 years ago. It's your typical platform/...
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Late 1980s shooter arcade game with a flying robot

I am trying to find the name of an arcade shoot em up game (vertical scroller). The game is probably from the early 1990s or late 1980s. It had a flying robot that would shoot bullets (round bullets) ...
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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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Identify a vertical arcade shooter from the very early 1980s

I'm trying to identify an arcade game that I remember playing. At the bottom was the player's rocket that you could move in left-right direction and possibly also a small amount up and down (not sure ...
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Game about sinking a ship during Falklands War

I don't know what triggered this memory, but I recall reading a newspaper article about a game that was introduced in the UK during/just-after the Falklands War where you were a British submarine ...
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Pack horse in the forest - PC game [closed]

Back in the day I played a strategygame who's name I can't remember. I'll add a comprehensive list of details that I remember in the end of this post. I only remember one mechanic of one mission, ...
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Looking for old C64 game with "thriller" plot

In the late 80s (1989...) I had a C64, I bought some magazine about videogames. In one of this I read about a "thriller" game, in which you must discover the assassin in a house, I recall a ...
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Coin-operated arcade quiz game with a touchscreen

In the game rooms with the usually coin-ops there was a "game" which use touch-screen (!) and you have to answer correctly to some quiz about culture, for example: Which is the capital of ...
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Identify those arcade games from a 1983 Brazilian music video

This is a music video, recorded around 1982/1983, from Kodiak Bachine, considered to be the first Brazilian synthpop musician. At 5:39 you can see what looks like an arcade game: and at 5:50 another ...
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Help me name this Arcade game?

Help me identify an arcade game I played, trying to remember what it was called.. All i remember it was a 2D platformer cartoon-like person character which had a gun and could fly with a jetpack, I ...
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Help me identify a vertical shooter from the 80's, please

Just reaching you guys because I'm completely unable to identify the game, and I haven't seen it in any compilation neither in Mame, etc. The following data are based just in my memories from the 80's....
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Looking for the name of a 90's coin op game where you played a barbarian with an axe. Not Golden Axe

I'm looking for the name of a 90's coin op game. It was a platformer and you controlled a barbarian with an axe. Holding down the fire button made the axe power up for one powerful hit. There were ...
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Fighting game with alien or dinosaur-like characters, from the early 2000s, running on Windows

I’m really hoping someone knows this game. I think it came out late 90s or early 2000s for Windows. The gameplay was Mortal Kombat style where two players could dual sharing the keyboard. Other dot ...
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What was this pirate themed platform game for 8 bit computers?

I recall playing a game which I think was about pirates. It was a platform game for an 8 bit system, a computer I believe, and sold in the UK. Set on a ship with item collecting. Does anyone know this ...
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Identify MS-DOS 2D space adventure game c. 1992

Please can you help me identify a game I bought and played on my first PC around 1992? It was a 2D, top down game with a small spaceship that you controlled and remained centre-screen. It was a story-...
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The video game in the movie The Dirt Bike Kid

At minute 25 of the movie The Dirt Bike Kid (1985) there is a scene: a man playing a video game. The video game is similar to Space Invaders but is not Space Invaders. Anyone recognize the game?
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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 ...
Hamadyne's user avatar
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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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