Need help identifying an old PC game.

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by DeMoN, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. DeMoN
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    DeMoN GBAtemp Guru

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    Time period: Around 1990-1995
    It could be for DOS, I don't really remember.
    It's a side-scrolling (horizontal) Space Shooter game. Similar to R-type but it's not. Graphics on-par/better than Super Nintendo.
    And the only distinguishing thing I can remember is that you can change the speed of the game.

    Is this enough to go on?
     
  2. hullo8d

    hullo8d GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    That's pretty hard to go off on since there were a lot of side scrolling shmups in the 90s, maybe Gradius 3?


    I'm probably wrong, so don't bite my off head over it.
     
  3. hullo8d

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    Maybe this one? It's a vertical though.

     
  4. DeMoN
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    It's definitely side-scrolling, so Tyrian is out. Could you adjust the game speed in Gradius? Again, that's really the only thing I can remember.
     
  5. Rydian

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    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    You can adjust your ship speed by collecting powerups.
     
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    could be this, took place in space.

     
  8. DeMoN
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    DeMoN GBAtemp Guru

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    Heh, Duke Nukem was awesome but I'm talking about a Spaceship shooter.
    Blazing Star/Aero Blasters is not for the PC, and it was released later than 1996.

    Anyways, here's the story of why I want to find out this game: I remember playing it/watching others play it when I was a kid at a daycare center. When it was my turn, the older kids would speed up the game so I'd die instantly, then it'd be their turn again. [​IMG] That's why I distinctly remember the speeding up option.
    I want to figure out what this game is so I can play it decently for once.

    I really don't think you would know it unless you actually played it before. Thanks for trying to help though.
     
  9. exangel

    exangel executioner angel

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    Can you remember anything more about it? I was looking around and I found a couple resources that might help you find the game. But I also found a video that might be it..?



    http://www.mobygames.com was one good resource, though finding space shooters specifically is an annoying task as they don't have a space shooter / shoot 'em up category.

    http://www.abandonia.com/ is another, but it seems to feature more of the freeware titles that probably weren't available to your day care (but who knows..)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoot_'em...olling_shooters


    ---edit:
    The reason I started looking is because I thought maybe there was a PC version of Defender somewhere along the way that I never knew about. There was, but it's not of the quality you describe and it was released in like 1988, i think. I love Defender and I'm satisfied with the NES version.
     
  10. Originality

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    Wow, I remember the old Klik'n'Play games. I had an abnormal level of luck with the slot casino games and hit jackpot 9/10 times. The rest of my family were lucky to hit it even once.
     
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