Similar game to Commander Keen HELP!

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Similar game to Commander Keen HELP!

Post by Tomky » Mon Aug 20, 2018 23:30

Greetings.

Can someone help me found my childhood game, it was very very similar to old Commander Keen or little bit to Duke Nukem 1.
I remember small parts of it.

first mission :
I've started in forest where i had 2 teammates one teammate was on Tree holding gun second one was on ground with Rocket launcher ( they were invincible because enemies will follow you so i was luring them there), then i enter building.. thats all i remember from first level.
4th or 6th mission : We were on train, after few seconds the train was attacked by enemies and i have to go trough whole train to the end.
Last mission : I have to go trough few doors then i found some Auto turrets down here and they were shoting rockets, i never pass this level there was boss

This is all i remember.

Please someone! Help me find this game, ima trying to find it for like 10 years :(
First part of map looks similar to this :

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Re: Similar game to Commander Keen HELP!

Post by Roobar » Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:10

Was it on windows? Was this game late 90s or early 00s? Was the pacing and scrolling from left to right only or most of the time? Did it contained cartoony macromedia flash-era styled graphics? Was it like the jump'N'run parts of Cuphead?

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Re: Similar game to Commander Keen HELP!

Post by Commander Spleen » Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:26

Was it DOS or some other platform? It sounds a bit like Metal Slug, but I don't think there was DOS version and the graphics were a much more advanced style than Keen and Duke. There was a lot of that kind of stuff on SEGA consoles but I don't recall any similar two-player DOS games around that era.

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Re: Similar game to Commander Keen HELP!

Post by Tomky » Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:13

I really dont know i was like 5 yo when i was playing it but i everytime had only PC i neever had any consoles, but i remember i never can use bigger Resolution so that game was like 100x100 square on that huge windows screen, i think there was no even Option menu, i just click start and i was playing.
And yeah it was probably DOS game, cuz my friend who was like 20yr old gave me around 100 games in PC from 90s+ like Banjo Kazooije to Duke nukem 1


For comparsion how big that game was on my screen :
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Re: Similar game to Commander Keen HELP!

Post by Tomky » Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:15

Roobar wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:10
Was it on windows? Was this game late 90s or early 00s? Was the pacing and scrolling from left to right only or most of the time? Did it contained cartoony macromedia flash-era styled graphics? Was it like the jump'N'run parts of Cuphead?
Yes it was scrolling from Left to right how i was moving foward or backwards, and i dont really know if it contained something like this but probably not, as i said i was 5 years old so i really barelly remember something from it

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Re: Similar game to Commander Keen HELP!

Post by Roobar » Tue Aug 21, 2018 15:09

How old are you now, so we can calculate which year was when you were 5? That way we might have better chances finding a game with such description. My guess would be Bionic Commando for DOS:

http://www.abandonia.com/en/games/25679 ... mando.html

You begin in a forest. Two players can play it:
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I don't know about train, but there are turrets:
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Re: Similar game to Commander Keen HELP!

Post by nanomekia » Tue Aug 21, 2018 19:45

If we can't find it here, mate, perhaps try this thread:

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/ ... he-name-of
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Re: Similar game to Commander Keen HELP!

Post by Tomky » Tue Aug 21, 2018 20:42

Roobar wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 15:09
How old are you now, so we can calculate which year was when you were 5? That way we might have better chances finding a game with such description. My guess would be Bionic Commando for DOS:
Iam 20 now , i was around 4-8 years old max and its not that game what youve sent, and those turrets were different.
But those TeamMates were using parachutes to drop down and help me, it was Simple AI they can only stay or move from A to B and back, they never followed me they were just covering.

Also they werent things like grappling hook or whatever, also i remember that Animation was very very smooooth instead of that Bionic Commando which have just few frames.
Yeah that game goes very smoothly i bet around 60fps maybe that would help
And those Parachute jumpdown is very very similar which my AI teammates were using


I try to paint that part of map with turrets maybe somebody would know :

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Re: Similar game to Commander Keen HELP!

Post by Tomky » Tue Aug 21, 2018 21:02

My friend which was around 20yo gave me packs of random games when i was 4-8yo i try to post here as many as i remember, hope that helps :



Most of these games are first one versions like Splatterhouse or Street fighter.

Banjo - Kazooie
Raptor : Call of the Shadows
Waku Waku 7
Alien vs. Predator
Cadillacs & Dinosaurs
Warriors of Fate
Splatterhouse 1
GoldenEye 1997
Alladin
Excite Bike
Virtua Cop
Midtown Madness
Duck Hunt
Street Fighter
Altered Beast
Hexxagon DOS
Arkanoid
Super Off road
Xenon 2
Dyna Blaster
Prince of Persia

And more but this is what ive remember and found during those years, i hope it helps.

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Re: Similar game to Commander Keen HELP!

Post by Nisaba » Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:13

Metal Gear Solid 5 was released in 2003 and had a Windows port as well. due to your Checklist [ ] this could be it:
  • a little bit like Duke Nukem 1 [✓]
  • starts out in the forest [✔]
  • guns & rocket launcher [✔]
  • parachute action [✔]
  • pseudo teammates [✔]
  • smooth scrolling [✔]
  • boss fights [✔]
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Re: Similar game to Commander Keen HELP!

Post by Tomky » Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:24

Nisaba wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:13
Metal Gear Solid 5? was released in 2003 and had a Windows port as well:
Nope i played all Metal gears they are cool but its not it, it has more basic textures like that game sent from Roobar but Frames per second were pretty fast like Metal Gear

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Re: Similar game to Commander Keen HELP!

Post by Nisaba » Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:36

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Re: Similar game to Commander Keen HELP!

Post by Tomky » Wed Aug 22, 2018 13:25

Nisaba wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:36
what about this then?
https://youtu.be/Nuvfvu6E8R4?t=8m4s
Its not metal gear but that core is very similar as that game like crouching, shooting upwards, jumping on trees
And its texture was very similar to this game what Roo send :

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Re: Similar game to Commander Keen HELP!

Post by NY00123 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 18:11

Do you roughly remember how many colors does it use, or at least the general style or pattern? Examples: 4-colors CGA mode, 16-colors EGA mode, etc.

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Re: Similar game to Commander Keen HELP!

Post by Tomky » Wed Aug 22, 2018 21:42

NY00123 wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 18:11
Do you roughly remember how many colors does it use, or at least the general style or pattern? Examples: 4-colors CGA mode, 16-colors EGA mode, etc.
Iam not so into IT but if you show me different screenshot how each looks like i can tell you :) that game was graphically similar to this Bionic Commando what Roo post on top.

But i can tell you now it wasnt some (PurpleWhiteTortoise) colored

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