Old Shareware/Freeware Maze Game

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Old Shareware/Freeware Maze Game

Post by ImperfectSense » Sat Aug 18, 2007 10:14 pm

Here's what I can tell you:

Probably purchased at a computer show in the PA area in the mid to late 80's, as shareware, but may also have been freeware

Ran on either DOS or Win3.1

Black and white, maze filled the entire screen

Mazes randomly generated each time

You moved your cursor (DOS smiley face :) ) through the maze using arrow keys, heading for a hole in the exterior wall that indicated the exit

The walls were thin white lines, no breaks in them (it wasn't like ------)

That's really all there was to it... move the smiley to the exit. I spent hours and hours and hours playing this as a kid... I dug through every 5.25" and 3.5" floppy I could find looking for it, I even dug through the old hard drives left from our Win95 machine. I cannot find this. Please help!!

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Post by emmzee » Sat Aug 18, 2007 10:38 pm

It doesn't sound familiar ... you can try checking this list of text mode DOS games:

http://ascii.classicgaming.gamespy.com/downloads.html

Hopefully one of them is the one you're looking for ...
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Post by Swiftcutter » Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:33 pm

My guesses are...

ZZT
Kingdom of Kroz

Hope that helps!

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Post by ImperfectSense » Tue Aug 21, 2007 9:32 pm

hmmm... no, it wasn't text mode, definitly graphical, just... very simple

thanks for your guesses, neither one looks right tho :(

maybe I'll doodle what I remember it looking like in Paint and post it somewhere, that oughta help

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Post by ImperfectSense » Tue Aug 21, 2007 11:22 pm

Ok, and hour in paint later... does this look familliar to anyone?

<a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/ImperfectSe ... 8290"><img src="http://lh5.google.com/ImperfectSense/Rs ... e.jpg"></a>

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Post by dosraider » Wed Aug 22, 2007 12:06 am

Where there enemies?
Rogue Runner ...?

No enemies?
Maze Machine ....?
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Post by Larry Laffer » Wed Aug 22, 2007 3:24 am

I thought Maze Machine just drew mazes for you to solve... no playable character.
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Post by dosraider » Wed Aug 22, 2007 3:31 am

Oh my oh my we are in a nitpicking mood again today !!!!
Details, details ...... that's only a small detail.
pfffffffffffffffff.

Maybe he's gonna like the maze creator :)
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Post by dosraider » Sun Aug 26, 2007 4:18 am

wardrich wrote:The contrasts in personalities will deliver some SERIOUS lulz. I can't wait.

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Post by ImperfectSense » Sun Aug 26, 2007 4:32 pm

w00t! My parents flew up to Seattle for a visit, and gave me a CRITICAL clue! Dad said it was called "The Amazing Maze Game", and sure enough, searches for that title revealed a game nearly identical to what I am remembering. Unfortunatly, the original game was released for arcade machines, and was multiplayer. Mine was single player and ran on DOS/Win3.1. However, I now have lots of resources, including screen shots of the original, for you to check out!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Amazing_Maze_Game
http://everything2.com/?node_id=1250809
http://www.gamefaqs.com/coinop/arcade/image/566449.html
http://www.mameworld.net/maws/romset/maze
http://www.trails-end.com/TEPublic/games/maze/maze.asp
http://www.englishbanana.com/big-resour ... nload.html

Now.... all I have to do is find the single-player DOS port of the classic "Amazing Maze" game :D

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Post by dosraider » Mon Aug 27, 2007 12:16 am

Amazing Maze download:
http://rapidshare.com/files/51538037/am ... e.zip.html

You will need to run it in dosbox, VERY LOW CPUCycles.
CPUcycles on mine: 300
Alter the game name from amazing_maze.exe to amazing.exe

You will have to buy me plenty beers now, and some big fat cigars.
(If it's the same, plenty clones for that genre of game).
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Post by wardrich » Mon Aug 27, 2007 12:19 am

dosraider wrote:You will have to buy me a beer now.
I'm thirsty, but I don't drink beer.
Dosraider and Larry may have mine.

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Post by Dogbreath » Mon Aug 27, 2007 9:16 am

wardrich wrote:
dosraider wrote:You will have to buy me a beer now.
I'm thirsty, but I don't drink beer.
Dosraider and Larry may have mine.
You don't drink beer? O_o

Who are you and what have you done with Wardrich! :(

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Post by GAMER » Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:09 pm

Pretty sure i have a pic on my computer somewhere of you with a big mug of beer. You seem quite happy with the mug of beer too.

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Post by wardrich » Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:54 pm

Dogbreath wrote:
wardrich wrote:
dosraider wrote:You will have to buy me a beer now.
I'm thirsty, but I don't drink beer.
Dosraider and Larry may have mine.
You don't drink beer? O_o

Who are you and what have you done with Wardrich! :(

OH NOES, THAT WAS TRICKERY! SOME MODERATORS HAVE TRIED TO SCORE MY BEER FOR FREE :O OUTRAAAGGEEEE

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Post by dosraider » Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:19 am

wardrich wrote: SOME MODERATORS .....
I deny everything.
Must be Larry Laffer.

Told you, he can't be trusted.
wardrich wrote:The contrasts in personalities will deliver some SERIOUS lulz. I can't wait.

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Post by Guest » Sat Sep 08, 2007 9:58 pm

Try out http://hp200lx.net/super7.html

Search the page for "maze"

[mod edit: fixed your link, 'this good! :thumbsup: ]

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Post by wardrich » Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:15 pm

Could it be Dedale?

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Post by greencosmos » Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:51 am

That is not a smiley face what's controlled :) . Guesses are going in the worse direction.

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Post by dosraider » Tue Oct 23, 2007 8:08 am

Minor details .... minor details ...... minor details ......
A nitpicking mood today, isn't it greencosmos?

Look at it from a more positive viewpoint: The more guesses, the more maze games we get to know and to test out.
There are some pretty ones between them, smiley face or not, let them come !!!!
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