Old Games you remember playing but can't remember the name of.

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I've got one that's been bugging me for the longest time.

It's a PC game, at least 10 years old I'm thinkin'. It was a horror game where you played as this woman whose husband/boyfriend gets possessed by a demon or something and goes around killing women, and you're supposed to stop him. From time to time, there were cutscenes showing different women being killed in different ways. At one point, he captures you and ties you to a chair with a guillotine blade above your head and you have to somehow free yourself before he releases the blade to kill you.

I never actually played it, I remember watching my mom or somebody else play it. Nevertheless, I'd love to find out what it is.

There's this one PS1 game that I remember having a demo for. It was like tomb raider, but the whole thing was set under water and you had to fight sharks, divers, and sea monsters with, I think, a net shooter and a spear gun. Anybody know what I'm talking about?

rancher of monsters:
There's this one PS1 game that I remember having a demo for. It was like tomb raider, but the whole thing was set under water and you had to fight sharks, divers, and sea monsters with, I think, a net shooter and a spear gun. Anybody know what I'm talking about?

Treasures of the deep my friend, great game.

m_mniny:
ok so first thanks for starting such a topic .. i registered an account just for this thread.
i got three games that i can't remember their names (some serious memory issues!)

1) the first game i used to play on PC like 12 years ago or so (probably a DOS game) the setup is simple, a shoot'em up game with zombies where you choose between a male or a female character at the beginning then you shoot the zombies and rescue people.

Where it not for the fact that you said PC, I'd assume you're talking about Zombies Ate My Neighbors, an SNES game. You could choose between a male or female avatar, and then you ran around dispatching the various monsters from the corny horror and science fiction movies of days gone by with weapons like a water gun, a bazooka, a weed whacker, cans of soda (that acted like grenades) and so forth. Your primary objective is to rescue your neighbors and then escape the level.

Z of the Na'vi:

Aylaine:
This Tank game for the N64, that had a fixed 3rd person view, missions, and incredibly cheesy story. It was so fun though. :3

BattleTanx? Based upon its page on the Wiki, and the story, I'd say that this is the one you are looking for. Death of 99.9% of females on the planet? That sounds just crazy enough to be your game!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BattleTanx

I mean no disrespect to the females of the Escapist, as I was merely pointing out the audacity of the story that this game provides...

YES!

That's why the story was so cheesy. All females had died virtually, and the story was mostly driven by the main guy killing a bunch of dudes to get his girl back. xD

Thanks Z. <3

benbenthegamerman:
it was a game where u are some lady with a bow and arrow who has a pet tiger. the game sucked but...

That would be Portal Runner, unless it was actually a tiger, and not a lion. I remember seeing some ads for that as well as a level skip cheat in a magazine somewhere.

UnusualStranger:
I remember a game a long time ago.

It was an RPG and I only remember the beginning, which was epic.

You start out simply entering a palace made of glass it seems. You start out as a party of 4, and are apparently heavily leveled up, well equipped, and everything. You wander through, running into random battles and the like, until you get to a set of bosses. You can soundly beat these bosses, but after the battle, they form this dark light around you.

You and your compatriots make your own lights to battle it, and win, but everyone is injured. You walk about and check on everyone, but the party is separated by a collapsing glass bridge. So, half of your party takes off, and you and your party member escape on foot from the palace/castle.

It then fast forwards, and the main character and hero from the beginning is found trying to escape his girlfriend, no longer the hero they were before.

The game is for SNES, I think(not sure at all here), and it is a great game filled with all sorts of stuff, and I wish I could remember what it was called so I could find it.

Sounds like Lufia & the fortress of doom

Z of the Na'vi:

BlackandBlueMage:
there was a crazy ass racing game i used to play on a pc (but it may have been an emulator) i remember the graphics were roughly playstation caliber and there were warps and you raced through underwater tunnels and man, it was awesome. anyone have a clue?

Rush 2049?

That was a pretty crazy racing game, if my memory serves me correctly.

YES! this is it! my childhood has come one step closer into focus! thanks!

There was this cartridge game, a platformer, the main character looked like a version of Mario with black pants, green T-shirt and big white shoes, if I remember correctly.
The game was divided into different regions with different themes.
I recall that you could find eggs in the game, which popped out one of the four card suits, which each gave the character a different mount, either a seal for underwater situations, 2 different dinosaurs (blue and red, blue one attacked with his tail, red one shot fire out of his mouth), can't remember the fourth mount anymore though.
Anyone has any ideas XD?

BlackandBlueMage:

YES! this is it! my childhood has come one step closer into focus! thanks!

Aylaine:

YES!

That's why the story was so cheesy. All females had died virtually, and the story was mostly driven by the main guy killing a bunch of dudes to get his girl back. xD

Thanks Z. <3

Not a problem, I'm happy to return the sweet memories of childhood to the both of you. I had quite an extensive library of games back when I was about 7 or so, thus these games are quite remembered in my heart.

It's always nice to remember the games of our childhood, at least in my retrospect, I'm not sure about your age when you first played these games, but that seems to be the overall theme going here.

PC game.
I only played the demo.
It had Barbarians as well as Daemons as a race.
You chose a hero as well and their name. The only name I can think of is Morpheus a daemon.

If you wanted to built on unsuitable ground and you were Barbarians they would go "IDIOT!"

EDIT:I think it be called Warlords Battlecry II.

There's one.
I think it was on the sega Mega Drive, it was a side-scroller, you controled a ship which could shoot and I remember a couple of different bosses, one being a big fish and another which loads of cannons surronding its body.

(EDIT: Just looked through Google and found out it's Super Fantasy Zone.) it was one of my favourite games for the mega drive other than sonic the hedgehog.

Gigas85:

Sounds like Lufia & the fortress of doom

I thank you very very much. I think you just might have found it, which is damn awesome!

Razhen3:
I have a few games which I have never been able to figure out their names, but I can only think of one right now.

I played this game when I was 3 or 4 years old, so realize this may be innacurate :) . I played it on an old school computer (it was no later than 1991 I think) and I believe the game had 5-10 floppy disks. I have always wanted to say it is called Dragon's Lair, but every internet search I've used has always turned up games that never look similar.

Anyways, I remember you start off in shack or small farm type building, and outside is your pet pig (I wish I could remember his name! lol) I don't remember how you move around the world, but I believe it's an isometric view which is stationary. I think I remember a large river south east of where your farm is and I remember eventually entering a cave, which I believe had a dragon in it, and after entering you needed to climb a rope or get a rope to proceed. That's all I can remember, someone help! This has been bothering me for 20 years :)

One of the other games I wish I could remember more about was more recent than NES but definitely older than SNES (I remember most SNES games I've played, I have a pretty good memory) All I know is it was a JRPG. I know that isn't helpful, but it wasn't any Final Fantasy, Earthbound, Chrono Trigger, or Phantasy Star. It wasn't Shining Force (and it wasn't a tactical rpg), but this thread just made me think of that game and how amazing it was...

I'm quoting myself in hopes someone will know what game this is, since it's been a few days :)

This game where you play as a futuristic copper in America and you had a car that turned into a robot. I think it was "Something or other LAPD", forgot the name of it though. It was on the PS1.

Z of the Na'vi:

Epsilon-Delta:
I recall an old Playstation game in which you played as an anthropomorphic tiger who had some sort of Chi powers. But in the beginning, you are attacked by this Dragon and are on a revenge quest. You go around and meet/battle other Zodiac animals. The name has escaped me for fifteen years.

I got it for you right here: "Tai Fu: the Wrath of the Tiger". It took a bit of searching, but I remember renting this game as well. The gameplay reminded a small bit of Crash Bandicoot, but maybe that was due to my age and the color schemes used in the game.

Still, it was kickass.

Spot on, my friend. And I agree, it was a bit like Crash. Although more mature, I think. Ah, the good old days.

ah, i thought of another one! it was an arcade style game, with the insert coins and stuff, i dont remember where exactly i played it, but anyways, there was a mouse, running from cats in a 2D mansion with trampolines, and, i swear i remember this correctly, you beat them by SLAMMING DOORS AT THEM. it was hard as hell, anyone know the name?

I played a game on the snes around 1990 and cant seem to remeber what the name was.
Maybe someone knows:
It had 1 or 2 player mode.
The view of the game is from above
You played as a robot and could turn into a jetfighter
You had a base red or blue depending on wich player you where.
And needed to conqeur more bases 4 if i am right.
At your base you could build tanks and some other military verhicles.
The tanks could move in the other bases filling one out of 4 red/blue blips on the base.
when filled it turned into your base.

Mid 90's a RTS game with four alien races:
Intelligent but weak guys that looked a bit like skeksi's from 'Dark crystal', some guys that looked like gorillas or hippopotami that used to be their soldiers, some sapient plants that used to be their slaves and some brown skinned guys that were like the 'peaceful monks' of the world and had a build similar to 'Grays/stereotype aliens'

Yes, I have those days where I can't remember games. I have one that is annoying me.. I vaguely remember but you were a circle, in a maze and you shot opponents (either second player or the computer) and when you died, it said "Have a Nice day" (i think that is what it said, anyways). Which I think was for SNES. I cannot find the name at all :( so I know how that goes.

There was this one game where you played as this alien working for a company who extincted animals for snack food and then targets his race.The name doesn't really come up in my head.I remember that it had a sequel or two

Razhen3:

Razhen3:
I have a few games which I have never been able to figure out their names, but I can only think of one right now.

I played this game when I was 3 or 4 years old, so realize this may be innacurate :) . I played it on an old school computer (it was no later than 1991 I think) and I believe the game had 5-10 floppy disks. I have always wanted to say it is called Dragon's Lair, but every internet search I've used has always turned up games that never look similar.

Anyways, I remember you start off in shack or small farm type building, and outside is your pet pig (I wish I could remember his name! lol) I don't remember how you move around the world, but I believe it's an isometric view which is stationary. I think I remember a large river south east of where your farm is and I remember eventually entering a cave, which I believe had a dragon in it, and after entering you needed to climb a rope or get a rope to proceed. That's all I can remember, someone help! This has been bothering me for 20 years :)

One of the other games I wish I could remember more about was more recent than NES but definitely older than SNES (I remember most SNES games I've played, I have a pretty good memory) All I know is it was a JRPG. I know that isn't helpful, but it wasn't any Final Fantasy, Earthbound, Chrono Trigger, or Phantasy Star. It wasn't Shining Force (and it wasn't a tactical rpg), but this thread just made me think of that game and how amazing it was...

I'm quoting myself in hopes someone will know what game this is, since it's been a few days :)

I've never played a game based off of it, but the description you gave reminded my of The Chronicles of Prydain, which Disney based a film, called The Black Cauldron on. Sure enough, Disney made a PC game of The Black Cauldron.

Peabob:
For the Megadrive (genesis). It was basically Contra but you played as 1 of 4 Robots.

That game would be Probotector maybe?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sv5J7AlpbNU

Not so much game that i cant remember but those i didnt rememeber and finally found about them WAYYYYY later.

For a LONG time i was looking around for a game about a mouse with a jetpack on the SNES that i only saw for an hour when i was, like, 10. I remembered it because the music was awesome, the jetpack, and the sword that shoots.. lasers?

Then i found it last year; Sparkster! Still love the music, but the game is friggin' HARD!

Another was a game i played at my cousin's place when i was a kid, with an old console that used small cards to load games.
Also found it only recently. It was a TurboGrafx16, the games were "Keith Courage in Alpha Zones" and "Bonk's adventure" THese were very fun games, especailly Bonk's adventure.

ive got 2...

the first is an RTS, its probably old, like age of empires 2 graphics. you had basic military GIs, and i remember you could order them to bunker down and put up some sort of sandbag barrier around themselves. you could research more futuristic stuff; i got a jetpack trooper later on.

the second is a demo i once played; not a game i could forget: you played as a mosquito and the game was about sucking the blood of a family in their house. oh yeah, on the playstation...though i honestly dont remember if it was PS1 or PS2.

Theres a game for playstation i beileve 2 disc game your main charecter is i guy with orange hair i think and their i guy with hooks for hands chasing you and on the 2nd disc i think you get a sword or the guy with hooks gets a sword but its like dragon lair i where you choose where to go but if you go the wrong way you die

Frotality:
ive got 2...

the first is an RTS, its probably old, like age of empires 2 graphics. you had basic military GIs, and i remember you could order them to bunker down and put up some sort of sandbag barrier around themselves. you could research more futuristic stuff; i got a jetpack trooper later on.

Red Alert?

If anyone find this I will be your slave for the years to come.
Itīs a VERY vague memory, but it was an RPG for the Snes you spent the first part of the game in caves and doing some "meaningless" tasks(at least I think they was meaningless... and tasks). Thatīs it I only played it like an hour as a child, got stuck and gave up.

Frotality:

the second is a demo i once played; not a game i could forget: you played as a mosquito and the game was about sucking the blood of a family in their house. oh yeah, on the playstation...though i honestly dont remember if it was PS1 or PS2.

Quick google search said; Mister Mosquito for the PC2, right game?

Edit; whops was suppose to edit my last post not create another one below it T.T"

There's one I remember playing on the Commodore 64. For some time, all I had was the C64 port of Exterminator, and this game I remember, but can't find.

You play as a pirate (I think), and you're in a sort of hedge or tree maze trying to get to some treasure. The game is a top down perspective like Zelda, and the maze itself is several screens big. From memory, the maze is also randomly generated.

Oh may lord!!! My love for the Internet and all of its possibilities, wealth of randomness and topics like this one has increased enormously!

There is an old game that has been in my mind for some time now. I think it was from the late 80's early 90's. I played it as a kid but could not pass the first screen lol. I thought it was an Incredible Hulk game for the longest time but I could not find any info online about it.
It was text based like Hugo's House of Horrors but the animations were like still cells that changed (i assume they change but I wouldn't know for sure since I couldn't get past the first screen) as you progress through the game.

Anyway, the game begins with the hero (who, for some reason, I thought was Bruce Banner)sitting in a chair, blindfolded and hands and feet tied up. He is in what looks like a dark jail cell with a small window in the background letting just enough light in to see the character. The only way to move through the game is by typing text commands such as:

"Call for help"
(screen answers)--> You did, nothing happened.

"Break the ropes"
(screen answers)--> You tried, but are tied too tightly. (or something to that effect)

This goes on and on as I tried many commands. "chew through ropes", "get angry", "knock over chair", "untie ropes"...etc..

Does this ring any bells with anyone here?
I can only hope at least one other person shares in my madness so I can sleep well believing that this is not just a figment of my own mind...:D

Impluse_101:
I remember...this...

You play as this woman..who has a dragon. It's a 3D game. Your health is a red orb on the left and the dragon is a golden orb on the right. Balista's would shoot at you and your dragon would get hurt....I remember it maybe..raining...then I remember you off your dragon and in a cave...looking for...something....

thats all I can remember... Dx

I believe that'd be "Drakan: Order of the Flame".

An RTS for the PC that was released around eight years ago. I don't remember much, just that you controlled a mideval army and attacked forts and castles. And I know, with that vague a description I will never figure out what it was.

Lenvoran:

Impluse_101:
I remember...this...

You play as this woman..who has a dragon. It's a 3D game. Your health is a red orb on the left and the dragon is a golden orb on the right. Balista's would shoot at you and your dragon would get hurt....I remember it maybe..raining...then I remember you off your dragon and in a cave...looking for...something....

thats all I can remember... Dx

I believe that'd be "Drakan: Order of the Flame".

Joie89:
I have one that is annoying me.. I vaguely remember but you were a circle, in a maze and you shot opponents (either second player or the computer) and when you died, it said "Have a Nice day" (i think that is what it said, anyways). Which I think was for SNES.

That one's gotta be Faceball 2000.

Dragonizer:
It's a PC game, at least 10 years old I'm thinkin'. It was a horror game where you played as this woman whose husband/boyfriend gets possessed by a demon or something and goes around killing women, and you're supposed to stop him. From time to time, there were cutscenes showing different women being killed in different ways. At one point, he captures you and ties you to a chair with a guillotine blade above your head and you have to somehow free yourself before he releases the blade to kill you.

And that must be Phantasmagoria.

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