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What is this game featured in the film ‘The Year of the Jellyfish’?

That looks like the ColecoVision port of the arcade game Zaxxon. In the scene you mentioned, the character definitely seems to be holding a ColecoVision controller with the joystick knob, side ...
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Name this PC DOS Combat Flight Simulator

This sounds like F29 Retaliator: it has low hardware requirements, supports head-to-head play, and has blackout/redout. Only its name doesn’t fit: it follows the US nomenclature for fighter planes, ...
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Arcade game: pseudo-3D flying down a Death-Star-like trench

Yeah, I remember this arcade game, too. My brother was quite good at it, so I saw it a lot. Could it be Space Encounters? It was a full-sized arcade cabinet with an aircraft-yoke type controller ...
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What was that old FPS game where you shot rats in a sewer?

I'm going to say Operation Body Count from 1994, which was a Capstone Software game that used a slightly updated Wolfenstein 3D engine. It has a lot of sewers, and a lot of rats.
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Looking for a platformer game

This sounds like Jill of the Jungle: It is a platform game where the player takes the role of the titular character: an amazon woman who takes the untypical role of monster-slaying, leather-wearing ...
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How do I find out the REAL title of a given video game?

I commend your desire for accuracy in software preservation. How am I supposed to know what a game actually was officially called? This presupposes the existence of a single, official title. That ...
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What is this game featured in the film ‘The Year of the Jellyfish’?

The game is zaxxon (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zaxxon), an isometric shooter arcade game, developed and released by Sega in 1981. Comparing the image with the screenshots at https://www.mobygames....
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1980s game with a guy with an axe on a flying disc

The Bilestoad. Axes, flying discs, and blood - kind of narrows it down. ; - ) But here's a screenshot with axes, a flying disc, and blood. Here's a clean crack (playable in-browser), a video of the ...
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Which was this game with collectibles, that came with a washing machine detergent?

I believe the game is Max & Sparky. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQn3gF7RM4U It is: an isometric exploration/platform game with hazards given away with laundry advertainment compatible with ...
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Looking for a 90s Macintosh game

That is a vague description. But the Enterprise (saucer section?) and massive guns in front do ring a bell: Side-scroller; fly a spaceship on bombing raids over enemy territory, dodging and/or ...
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What is this side-scrolling fighting game for the Amiga?

That looks like Golden Axe; it's a Sega arcade game ported to home computers including the Amiga by Probe. Details: http://www.lemonamiga.com/?game_id=463
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1980s Commodore 64 game about flying toward tower

It sounds a lot like the game Stealth, by Brøderbund, released in November 1984: You are flying above the land in a stealth airplane. You are trying to destroy the tower of darkness which is a ...
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Please identify this game from movie Dawn of the dead aka "Zombie"

Starship 1, Atari, 1977 Hope that helps :)
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Identifying a game from probably the 80s

It sounds like you're describing the game Atoms for the Amiga. It was common on magazine coverdisks and public domain collections in the 90s. In this image, the explosion represents a fully occupied ...
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Trying to identify an Apple II space trading game

It's called Star Lanes: The first part of the listing shows details: 10 REM THE GAME OF STARLANES - AN INTERSTELLAR COMMERCE GAME 20 REM FOR 2 TO 4 PLAYERS - COPYRIGHT 1977 BY STEVEN FARBER 30 ...
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Looking for a 90's shooter-platformer game

So trough @Tommy's answer I was able to find the game I was looking for. Turns out it was a title called Zombie Wars, also known as Halloween Harry 2. Essentially it was a sequel to Alien Carnage ...
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PET space arcade game with surprisingly good graphics

And it's definitely Star Spores. I found an interview with the author, who it turns out lives fairly close to me, and he mentioned the line-drawing routine which I'm sure is referring to the lightning ...
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"Holographic"/3D arcade games

Yes they existed, and they were produced by Sega, with the interactive movie Time Traveler being the most common though Holosseum, an upgrade kit for Time Traveler, is probably the fighting game you ...
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Help identify old Apple game from 80s (Apple II, Apple IIGS)

Sounds quite like Tass Times in Tonetown. Although, IIRC it was about saving Grampa and the antagonist was a kind of a croc with several other besats mixed in 'man', but otherwise it fits. And yes, ...
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Looking for a 90's shooter-platformer game

I'm going to venture a guess with Alien Carnage: It was a shareware title released initially as Halloween Harry but later retitled, and the plot revolves around aliens that turn people into zombies. ...
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PET space arcade game with surprisingly good graphics

This was indeed Jim Summers who wrote Star Spores. He also wrote Slime and Astro-Rescue. You can find them on my site, with his permission. Star Spores
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Where and what was Haunt.bat? A game pre-loaded on a c1992 PC

I know this answer isn't what you are waiting for, but I'm hoping it will help in some way. Text adventures, as beautiful and complex as they are, were not difficult to code. There were many non-...
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2000's RPG PC game

I cant believe I found it, I'm so happy right now, years and years trying... The name of the game is Quest for Glory V. Here is some gameplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtx_fpdi06w And down here ...
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What is this old PC truck game?

There's Tonka Construction 2 (1999) and similar games in the series, including one called Tonka Space Station, but that one looks like a racing game, not a mineral hunting game.
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Did this game and computer system from Magnum PI exist?

Per Magnum Mania that episode first aired on the third of January 1985, meaning it was filmed in 1984, predating all of the computers that you would expect both to be able to display graphics like ...
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Origin/source of "One Line" one-key game

Well, the folks from stardot came through! It seems it's called Asterisk Tracker, and was published in the December 1984 issue of Beebug magazine. The author was N. Silver: 1L=0:REP.L=L+3:MO.4:DR....
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Looking for a MS-DOS cars game

Chicago 90 by Microids? It has a 'gangsters mode' and a 'police mode', and the object is to escape the city, or to capture criminals before they escape. French developer, too.
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What is this side-scrolling fighting game for the Amiga?

Impressive that you were able to find the image without knowing the name of the game. If you paste the image URL of your post above into Google's image search, Google's guess will be "Golden Axe II".
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An old game with skeletons and other creatures

I found it! It is Bio Menance released in 1993. I thought for a long time and remembered that the name of the file was "bm". I googled for bm dos game and got it
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