The "Can't remember the name of this game" Thread v3.0

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#4651  Edited By RETRO_BOOM

Hello and hope everyone is good.

Tried to find this game for over 10 years with no luck. I've known about this thread for years but I honestly thought I would find this gem of a game, please help.

It was a demo disk for the Amiga back around 92/94, I have searched the Amiga magazine archives for the UK and still haven't found the disk/game and was hoping someone out there maybe able to help.

I believe this demo disk was included with a UK Amiga magazine.

It was a side scroller, the pixel art was outstanding for the time, I believe you were some sort of knight/warrior, all I can remember was you was outside in a forest area and you jumped down some platforms and talked to some sort of goblin which said something like, ''When the sunsets, the beast will hunt you''

I believe the sunset in the level, as this happened, the sky turned purple but I'm not too sure?

The demo ended when you talked to the NPC.

It looked like the game 'Gods' for the Amiga but you started outside. Its not 'Shadow of the beast' as I remember you jump up/down platforms.

I believe this demo disk was released around the same time 'Space Hulk' was released on demo.

Thankyou very much for your time and hope to speak soon.

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I have one game that I'd love to be able to find.

I played this on some demo disc I'm sure of that.

It was a point and click game, in 16 bit graphics I think.

Right off the bat, the first thing the game does when you turn it on is this blonde dude in a yellow shirt and blue pants walks from the right to the center of the screen and tells you his name "Hi, my name is Bob Biscuit/Bisquit". I don't remember the last name well but his first name was definitely Bob.

Bob is in this kingdom and he is trying to get attention of the princess so that he could marry her. Her handkerchief flies away in the wind and Bob catches it. He says some other lines too afterwards which I can't remember. The game then begins.

When you walk off the screen you get to a new area. If you happen to try and enter the princess's castle straight away, the guards catch you and then they give you several lashes. The game restarts as you arrive at the very beginning again. You can talk with people and get items that can help you reach your goals (or I think so).

I'd appreciate it if anyone can help me find the name of this game.

Thanks all!

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Dear god, help me be rid of this question.

There was the edutainment (I think, at the very least it was marketed towards elementary / middle-school kids) adventure (Again I THINK? It might have had some platforming) game that I had a blast playing back in the early 2000s. I remember playing it alongside ClueFinders and Sly Fox series, to both date and utterly humiliate myself. The only salient thing I remember about it is, there was a character with a belt (I think? could have been a clock or a watch) that gave him a random superpower when he activated it. He always hoped he'd get something really cool, and instead, every time, it'd give him some ridiculously specific power that coincidentally would help you solve the problem. I think there were other superhero-type kids, but they could also have just been super-genius kids, as most protagonists were.

Please, I beg you, what in god's name was this game?

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Hi, I think about this game a lot but I can't find it anywhere. I don't remember much about it other than it being morbid and scary for me when I was a kid. I played it around 2010 and I'm pretty sure it was on the browser although it may have been downloaded. I remember a few things: A big spider, lot's of death and a big hole I'm pretty sure. I remember it being like a puzzle/trial and error game and I'm pretty sure it was semi 3d like a walk around interact game. I've looked and I could only find "Limbo" it seems familiar but I don't think it was a platformer. If anyone could help that would be incredible!

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Hi.

I arrived looking for a video game that I don't remember for PC, I hope you can help me.

The game is of a bald soldier in two dimensions.

You point with the mouse and move with the keyboard.

I had it (demo) thanks to a magazine CD.

When he jumps, he turns like "CONTRA", It's set like in the jungle.

Departed for the year 1999 or 2000 I don't know what more data they can give, but I loved it and I could never finish it.

Thanks for your support.

I remember that the main character at the intro of the game in cinematic was driving a trailer

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Ok hi, so I've been driving myself a little crazy trying to figure this out and I'm at a point where I'm not even sure if actually played it or if I'm making it all up. It was probably late 90's/early 00's when I played them and most definitely a child's game. It was a PC, I remember being sat down in the backroom on my own computer while my dad worked on his (he has no memory of the game either).

I remember the main plot was to find a magic wand I think, and I'm almost certain the characters were all animals (I have an elephant in mind as an important character). There were low-level puzzles I think and it was a 'find the wand to leave/finish the game' thing. I think someone was stuck in a wishing well as well, but I'm less sure about that. It could have been that you had to find the wand to rescue them I suppose. I remember a few areas you were able to move around and explore as well (no main character being controlled, just a click game I think, and the puzzles weren't too difficult - even though I did struggle as a kid).

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I played a computer at kindergarten (so I’m pretty sure it’s educational) in the early 2000s. I remember a black background and a bunch of colorful doors of different shapes and sizes. You click on the different doors and cartoon monsters come out and either have you do a mini game or they do random things. One tells a knock knock joke. One says “doorbell” in a slow voice. I vaguely remember one mini game where the monster shape-shifts into different letters, I’ve been looking for this game for years, but I can’t find it!

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#4661  Edited By victor_em2

Hello everyone, sorry for google translate

help identify a casual game, under windows, it seems that there was a Nevosoft logo and some other.

would say Zuma-like, but it looks more like a zzed game, so that not a chain of balls, but a cluster (bunch) of balls and physics is very similar, see the gameplay video below.

played somewhere in 2016-2017 (not exactly), the game was most likely not the newest at that time.

the game is controlled by the mouse.

there was a full-screen resolution of either 640x480 or 800x600, not more.

game on one screen, without scroll

a figure rotates in the center of the screen (in each level it is different)

multi-colored balls are attracted to it from all sides

(physics works really cool)

I can shoot from below colored balls (as in the game Zuma)

if you shoot past the central figure (left or right),

then the balls in an arc fly around it and you can get on those balls that are

at the top of the screen behind this figure.

physics works very cleverly, balls of the same color are mutually attracted to each other.

Up to the point that a shot ball, flying next to a ball of the same color,

may carry him along.

Groups of one-color balls mutually destroyed.

New balls were added from time to time, they are also gravity

stuck to the central figure.

It was necessary that all disappeared.

Lost if there were a lot of balls and they got

to the bottom of the screen.

Sometimes “weightlessness” ensued and the balls stuck to the central figure.

When zero gravity ended the balls sharply again stuck on all sides to the central figure.

The physics of the behavior of the balls is VERY similar as in the zzed game.

Here she is on the video

Zzed (free full game)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7S_yL9n0ro

The balls were rendered with subpixel accuracy.

Worked fine on Intel atom n450 1.6Ghz

with integrated graphics card (the one in the processor)

on windows xp SP3 32bit

I don’t remember how many episodes, but each episode seemed to have about 9 levels.

Schematically completed levels of the current episode were depicted

in a 3x3 square with a view of the central figure in each level.

The game is quite simple, we went through the whole, but it's nice to play thanks to physics.

If you have any ideas how to find it or possible options for the game,

prompt, I will check all assumptions.

Thanks in advance.

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#4662  Edited By OceanCandy

Hello everyone!

If anyone could identify this game, I will forever be in your debt. This game is probably incredibly hard to find, as it might have been only launched in my country.

I remember playing this game around the time when Nesquick cereal bags would have CD’s with games stuck on them. I remember getting Crazy Taxi and Total Immersion Racing around 2004-2005 and other similar games. I can’t say for sure if this game was a cereal box cd or not tho.

I remember when opening the game, it was like a picture with some paths and along those paths there were several different games to play. So it was kind of like a menu of games.

One of those games was a colouring game, and all I can remeber is that one of the colouring images was a wild west themed canyon-sunset-cactus-thingy, and if you used a redish-orange color on the sun, a female voice would say something like “wow, you chose a great colour for the sunset” smth like that

Another game in the menu was something about helping Yeti sort out the foods and jars in a fridge, before the eskimos came. I believe Yeti was sitting to the right of the fridge, and the idea of the game was that once the fridge was open, you had to memorise what foods were in the fridge, the fridge than closed, and opened again empty, and you had to fill it up as it was before, the best u can remember from your memory. I believe upon clicking on the foods, a female voice would say what the foods are. I can vividly remember the voice saying “Untură de balenă” (“Whale oil”) . The game was in Romanian.

I also remember that the characters that explained you how to play the game were 2 kids, probably twins, very cartoonish, and I’m almost certain that they were both bald, probably wearing caps, but definitely bald (I believe they also doubled as the hosts of the game, like they would say things like “welcome to our world” or smth like that)

That’s literally all I can remember, and as I said, I’m not sure if this game was only launched in Romania, or it was just dubbed in romanian.

Please, for the love of god, help me find this game.

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@lee342: Colour House Escape? Great Dream House Escape?

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Hey there, thanks for reading!

Im looking for a PC game from between 2000 and 2013. It was an RTS, economy played heavily into the mechanics. There were different factions that could take advantage of different resources and buildings, for instance there was an underwater race that could build buildings underwater only, and had access to all underwater hotspots. Oil was one resource, it was set in the near future.

You could form alliances and trade resources. You could set "macros" for trade ships, so for instance always deliver x amount of resource to one specific port, then pick up resource Y and bring it back. I don't remember much beyond that. Please help!

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I’m looking for an old iPhone game perhaps around 2010. It’s a children’s game where there’s a purple creature who jumps around eating fruit to complete levels while avoiding “bad guys” if anyone knows please let me know!!!

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Okay, so I’ve been looking for this game for years. I don’t remember much but I do know that there were a bunch of different color/different size monsters/aliens and there were multiple mini games you could play. I remember one being that you feed the monsters/aliens either numbers or colors? I believe it was a math or patter game and I know I played it on my computer, which had an early version of windows like ‘95 I believe? I’m guessing the game came out some time between late 90s and early 2000s. Please help me fund this game.

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#4668  Edited By danishmalik4

Hello, I've been looking for a game which is used to play (ofc when I was a kid) in late 90s or early 2000s (can't remember exactly). It was a PC game. I think gameplay was third person but I'm not really sure. It was more about solving puzzles to proceed forward in story. One thing which i remember exactly is that we used to collect several items and create different machines or weapons using them together.

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The game is a JRPG I played on a PS2 Jampack demo disc it was released probably around 2002-2004. It was fairly realistic, turned based combat with a party of 2 maybe 3 others. You play as a a guy who can summon a fire demon while in combat and I’m pretty sure you have a group of 2 more people with you who have these spiritual monsters they can summon as well. What I remember most is that you are in a cave and you walk down a corridor to the boss battle. While exploring you can press a button and do a taunt where your demon comes out and essentially flexes. I know this isn’t much but thank you.

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Hi everyone :)

I would appreciate some help figuring out couple games that i played on a PC back in 2000 or so. I was about 4-5 years old playing these games and can never find what the games were lol.

First one was a childs learning game and i remember the scene was a kitchen and the goal is to find certain ingredients to complete a recipe. And you would need to click on cupboards or drawers to find flour or sugar etc. Then the recipe would be complete and it would create the food item. Im sure there was more types of mini games but i remember the kitchen one mostly lol.

Another separate game was also for learning for kids and it had a image of a house and logs would be coming out of a cutter and you would need to choose when to cut the log so it would be the right size to fill the slots to build the log house.

Hope someone can help me find which games these were! Lol thanks so much.

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#4671  Edited By Chummy8

I've been trying to think of this game for a while now. I want to say it was for the SNES (maybe Genesis, we had both). Hell it could even be for the Playstation. It had simple graphics so it could be either.

A top down, Indy/F1 racing game with a vertical split screen with the cars driving upwards. It had pixel graphics and the cars weren't 3d. We played this game all the time and now I can't remember the name.

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#4672  Edited By Aravhorn

Greetings, I've made this account recently, so please forgive me if this has been answered before.

I'm looking for two PC games released before 2004, both being First Person Shooters (although I seem to recall one of them allowed TPP as well; more on that later).

The first one I believe had a military setting where in the "tutorial" mission you started on a helicopter flying over a training field from which you could jump off at any time to explore the map at your own pace (although that may have been a glitch of sorts, since once you did that all the NPCs training there vanished once you reached the ground). One thing I've found worth of note was that said map was sort of open world and you could walk in one direction seemingly forever, although it's possible that the map simply looped on itself to achieve this effect.

Aside from that mission, there were two others which stick out in my memory, the first one being set in Egypt and where you had to rescue some hostages in a pyramid or some sort of egyptian temple (as a side note, if you walked outside the playable area you could wander the desert for, again, seemingly forever). The second one, on the other hand, involved you defending a bunch of generators inside a building from incoming enemy forces and... that's pretty much it, really. I kinda hated that mission, to be honest.

Another feature I've found particularly interesting at the time was that you could choose your character from a fairly wide selection of models (if I recall this was the game which had third person perspective, although I might be wrong), which ranged from your regular army men, to soldiers wearing bandanas and characters which may or may not belong to the next game I'm going to talk about.

So before moving on to the second game, I must admit that I haven't played it beyond its first level, so my memory is a bit foggy on this one. Anyway, I remember a cutscene where your character talks to a butcher (or maybe it was a cook? Either way, I should note that the guy appeared as a selectable model in the first game I've talked about, if I remember correctly) inside what I believe to be a kitchen. After a while the butcher places a briefcase with a pair of pistols inside and hands them over to the main character, after which the latter leaves the restaurant (?) through a back door leading to a dead-end alleyway, thus starting the game. Aside from that, the only other thing I remember about this game was that if you waited in the starting position for a short while (as in maybe a few seconds at most) you could see two enemies setting up an ambush at the alley's entrance, which as you may probably imagine doesn't work as they'd planned.

Anyway, that's all I've got right now. Thanks for the help in advance.

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@aravhorn: A bit later than 2004 but that second game sounds a lot like the opening area of Resident Evil 5.

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@panfoot:Hmm, while I can certainly see the resemblance, I'm afraid that's not the game I'm looking for. If it helps to narrow it down somehow, the level mentioned in my previous post for the second game was set on a rainy night in a relatively modern city (although it's also possible that it was set in a WWII city, however considering the level was pretty dark I can't say for sure). Also, I'm pretty confident the game was released either in 2004 or earlier (I moved abroad around that time, and I clearly recall playing both games before then), and that the gameplay was in first person rather than third. Finally, I don't think the main character had a companion, but I could be wrong.

Either way, I appreciate the help!

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Hi all,

I got this game that vaguely comes up on my mind from time to time and it drives me nuts. Hope you can help!

- I think it was about the same time I played Thief 1. Maybe a few years earlier or later. So 1996 - 2000.

- I played it on PC, probably installed it from Twilight

- I think it was a sword playing game, I believe third person, bit medieval and I think also with skeletons

- in my memory it was pretty brutal, I believe you could cut off body parts with your sword

- I think it was a pretty difficult game

Now here’s the thing. The scene that comes in my mind all the time I think is the start of the game. You start on a small wooden (rowing) boot on a small stream and you step on land. In some kind of dark forest or a river running through a dungeon. The character already has the sword in the hand.

Thx!

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Never mind found it! Die by the sword :)

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I'm looking for this game on the PC. I believe it's a CD-ROM. It was made after 1985 and before 2010. Watch Jontron's Japanese Shooters video and it looks something like the 9:49 mark. Same rhythmic sounds too I believe. Who knows, this may not even exist.

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I'm looking for this game on nes.. look like adventure island but in vertical scrolling with weapons of axe , boomerang and fire,, with his image super.. and it has frog bit (leaf) that u can jump on off