The "I'm looking for a classic game" Thread

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Post by Roobar » Sat Nov 02, 2013 17:10

I'm looking for a horizontal shooter.

Looks something like Stargunner, but slightly newer:
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From what I remember, you can upgrade your ship.

I'm also looking to some shoot em ups similar to Tyrian and Raptor, where you can upgrade things. It might not be a shmup, but in the similar way that you progress and upgrade. If someone have recommendations...

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Post by troublesomekeen » Sat Nov 02, 2013 22:33

I don't know if this helps but U.N.Squadron comes to mind.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.N._Squadron
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Never got past the second level though.
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Post by Roobar » Sun Nov 03, 2013 13:15

Nope. I found the game and it is Jets'n'Guns and you should all check it out if you haven't:

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Post by Paramultart » Fri Nov 29, 2013 20:44

you guys have terrible taste in games my taste in games is beter thant oyuoruaeoraoerguaoerguaoergaergaergadfgsdfgsdfgsdfgsergsergsdfgsergsefrgsdfgsdfgaserg
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Post by troublesomekeen » Fri Nov 29, 2013 22:07

We all know about your high-and-mighty attitude, Para. We know that you love old games so much more than us and that your opinion counts for more.
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Post by Levellass » Fri Nov 29, 2013 23:02

Hah, he's nowhere near my level of nostalgia! My computer has 64 KB of memory, my opinion is supreme!
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Post by MrBlack » Thu Mar 06, 2014 17:22

Genius314 wrote:Anyone who can get Rodent's Revenge and Pipes from BOWEP to work on a modern version of Windows will forever be awesome.
OMG those 2 games, why'd you have to remind me. Is it possible to get them working on DosBox or something?
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Post by MoffD » Thu Mar 06, 2014 18:43

MrBlack wrote:
Genius314 wrote:Anyone who can get Rodent's Revenge and Pipes from BOWEP to work on a modern version of Windows will forever be awesome.
OMG those 2 games, why'd you have to remind me. Is it possible to get them working on DosBox or something?
Has anyone tried this? http://sourceforge.net/projects/o2r/ not sure about pipes though :|

Alternatively if you're running Linux they should work fine with WINE, OR...
Windows (x)>virtualbox>linux>wine>pipes :dopekeen
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Post by DHeadshot » Thu Mar 06, 2014 19:35

MrBlack wrote:
Genius314 wrote:Anyone who can get Rodent's Revenge and Pipes from BOWEP to work on a modern version of Windows will forever be awesome.
OMG those 2 games, why'd you have to remind me. Is it possible to get them working on DosBox or something?
They work fine on 32-bit versions of Windows - it's only the 64-bit versions that have trouble with such things.

As 16-bit games, you could use DosBox to boot up Windows 3.1 and run them from there; otherwise you'll have to use a proper virtual machine.
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Post by guynietoren » Fri Mar 07, 2014 13:48

I made my own pipes game using java. But it's all random. Missing unmovable pieces that the level starts with, and the ending pieces. Just had to go till you ran out of space and work for a high score. Didn't take too long to max out the high score though.

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Post by DHeadshot » Fri Mar 07, 2014 14:06

Levellass wrote:Hah, he's nowhere near my level of nostalgia! My computer has 64 KB of memory, my opinion is supreme!
In that case, I win with my 48kB Sinclair ZX Spectrum! :P
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Post by Commander Spleen » Sun Mar 09, 2014 5:24

VIC-20 represent!

P.S. Anybody know anything about Canton? It seems either the full version was never finished or never sold.

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Re: The "I'm looking for a classic game" Thread

Post by troublesomekeen » Mon Nov 12, 2018 23:18

The 8+ year search is over! Found it!
It's called Monsters of Terror originally for MS-DOS but was left unfinished and unreleased. Not sure how my brother got a copy. It later turned into an Amiga game.
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So there's this old DOS game that I've been trying to find for years. It would be a whole lot easier to find if I knew the name. But I can't remember! Do you know what game I'm talking about?

The exe was named "mon"
It's a 4-player game
Players can be controlled by Joystick, Keyboard or Mouse
There were 4 characters, each having a name. I can't remember their names but it went some like "Zappo" "Zippy" "Zappy" "Zippo."
2 characters were male, the other 2 were female
The game would start after a deep voice said "GET READY"
Each character starts in their respective corners of the map.
Each character has 3 (or was it 4?) lives.
The map was like a maze. The walls were blue, the floor was purplish.
At random, cherries would appear in various places in the maze. When a character spotted the cherries, they'd say "Ah! Bonus!"
The game was like...over-head, arcade shooter style
The objective was the clear the map of all monsters.
I used to call the game "Monsters". That very well could be the name of the game seeing as how the exe was named "mon".
But I can't find a game called "Monsters"
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Re: The "I'm looking for a classic game" Thread

Post by Nisaba » Tue Nov 13, 2018 0:04

troublesomekeen wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 23:18
The 8+ year search is over! Found it!
It's called Monsters of Terror originally for MS-DOS but was left unfinished and unreleased. Not sure how my brother got a copy. It later turned into an Amiga game.
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hooray! what a relief.
have you had a chance to play Monsters of Terror recently? and does it bring back sweet memories of the good ol' days!?
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Re: The "I'm looking for a classic game" Thread

Post by troublesomekeen » Tue Nov 13, 2018 23:22

Nisaba wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 0:04
hooray! what a relief.
have you had a chance to play Monsters of Terror recently? and does it bring back sweet memories of the good ol' days!?
Alas, tis not to be. Whoever is in charge no longer has the DOS version. I might try to config the Amiga version, but just seeing it again is enough. Almost enough.
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