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REALLY old DOS adventure game [Arctic Adventure]

 
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:03 am     Post subject: REALLY old DOS adventure game [Arctic Adventure] Reply with quote

This is probably a long shot as I don't think this game was very popular.

Anyway, the game was an adventure game where you are wandering around dungeons, don't really remember what the objective of the game was...

It had a really simple colour scheme, everything was purple/pink with black background, it probably would have taken about 20-30 pixels to make the character.

Sorry I can't provide more info, I don't have much memory of this game as I was playing it in 1994-95.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:13 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, they guy was controlled using the arrow keys, the view was side on for the character but was top down for the "environment", like Castle Adventure but A LOT simpler graphics.

I don't really care if anyone can find the actual game or not to be honest, I just want to find out the name!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:04 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Simple graphics and yet colors, 94/95 ... an old Atari to Dos port?
Something as Indenture?
http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/indenture
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:35 pm     Post subject: Re: REALLY old DOS adventure game Reply with quote

pulse wrote:
Anyway, the game was an adventure game where you are wandering around dungeons, don't really remember what the objective of the game was...

It had a really simple colour scheme, everything was purple/pink with black background, it probably would have taken about 20-30 pixels to make the character.

Hmm, sounds like it could be John Carmack's Catacomb.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:02 pm     Post subject: Re: REALLY old DOS adventure game Reply with quote

dosraider wrote:
Simple graphics and yet colors, 94/95 ... an old Atari to Dos port?
Something as Indenture?


MrFlibble wrote:

Hmm, sounds like it could be John Carmack's


Neither, it didn't have colourS, just the one (purple or pink) with the black background and the character was represented by more than just one dot.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:42 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe Temple of Apshai? Or, the colors are wrong in Telengard, but is that close enough we're looking for a clone? I'm assuming this was "played in the '90s, created in the '80s".

Worse graphics than Castle Adventure? Wow, that's going to be hard. Shit-Eating Grin Rogue? Tbbbbbth!

Not an RPG, but how do the graphics on Robot Odyssey compare to your memories?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:45 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Still none of those, the character looked something like this with colours close to what I coloured him.

imgur.com/rqYT9

Btw thanks for all your help so far, as I said I really don't know if anyone will be able to get what game I remember as it wasn't very popular and I don't know where I got it from.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:25 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

pulse wrote:
imgur.com/rqYT9

Clickable pic: http://imgur.com//rqYT9

... but no idea what game it is you're looking for.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:51 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

dosraider wrote:
pulse wrote:
imgur.com/rqYT9

Clickable pic: http:/imgur.com//rqYT9

... but no idea what game it is you're looking for.


Bugger, that's ok it was a long shot anyway.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:10 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

That rather reminds me of Berzerk, but that's never been (as far as I know) ported to PC.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:12 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

That image has a real Cowboy vibe to it, any chance it was a western of some sort?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:57 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Wasn't a western, as far as I can remember there was no shooting at all, it was puzzles like find keys to unlock doors etc so more Indiana Jones I guess
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:20 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Could it be distorted memories of Arctic Adventure, by chance?
http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/arctic-adventure/screenshots/gameShotId,3481/
http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/arctic-adventure/screenshots
Er well, "top down" it's not, except in the level select.. I'm probably totally off base, but that's what the drawing of the character reminds me of, nonetheless...
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:59 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

YES! That's it! Yeah, they were distorted memories. Thanks so much, much appreciated all the help.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:16 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, man. Awesome. I knew that image reminded me a lot of something I'd played. Luckily, while bored in DOSBox I went dir /p in my dos games directory, saw ARCTIC, and went oh yeah, that's what it was.
I know I've had some old memories of games turn out to be pretty distorted, so I'm glad I took a chance on the guess. You're welcome. =)
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