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well actually, im looking for two games. Both are really quite old as I had them on an 086 computer (1983).
One of the games is another one of those space games. I thought it was simply called space war but I cant find it. It was a two player only game. Basically you controlled one ship and your partner the other and you had to kill each other. you could warp, which randomly respawned you. If bullets etc flew off one side of the screen they would come back on the other. I think you could shoot yourself.
The other game is a puzzle game I guess. Again I thought I knew itsd name (monster) but have been unable fo find it. Basically there were monsters on screeen that were simply red H's. Your job was to squash the monsters with green blocks. There also were more powerful monsters that needed to be surrounded before they could be squashed. Sometimes these then blew up into, i think 4 little monsters.

Does anyone have any idea what these games were called?
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Was the shooter game black and white?
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yeh, totally black and white.
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The shooter game is called "space wars" iirc, i remembered playing it a lot of times when i was about 8 years old... a nice game indeed. The game will not run on recent computers i think, due to CGA-compatibility(sp?) needed.
btw you could also play versus computer i think and you also could choose to set gravity and an all-killing planet in the center... boy, i liked that game!
dunno wheter it is shareware or something... would upload it(if i find it between my stuff) if it is not illegal.
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you guys will probably like Continuum (formerly called 'Subspace') You should check it out if you haven't yet... (note that it is a windows game tho)


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Anonymous wrote:The shooter game is called "space wars" iirc, i remembered playing it a lot of times when i was about 8 years old... a nice game indeed. The game will not run on recent computers i think, due to CGA-compatibility(sp?) needed.
btw you could also play versus computer i think and you also could choose to set gravity and an all-killing planet in the center... boy, i liked that game!
dunno wheter it is shareware or something... would upload it(if i find it between my stuff) if it is not illegal.
Ya, I have that game lying around. If you REALLY want it, I can get it for you. However, it would take some of mytime. Its on an old ds games cd i have.
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Space War is probably the oldest computer game in existence... 38 years I believe.
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Thanks a lot. :D See, i thought it was space war. Any ideas on the other game? That was cool too.
Btw Wardrich i love Continuum, and have been playing it for a couple of years.
Any help on the other game would be appreciated. ty
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well...seeings as you were right with the first one...i'll make a wild stab at it and say "monster".

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http://lcs.www.media.mit.edu/groups/el/ ... /spacewar/

Spacewar Java! First game in existance!
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I fail to under stand the purpose of that applet.... It appears to just be a lame video.
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What? It's a game! You have to know the controls! Look at the readme!
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The controls are stupid.
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Its not actually the version i had but it is the game. ty john. I actually managed to find space wars a min ago on mame. However i cant find the other game anywhere :cry: . Am i wrong about its name? does anyone know?
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have you checked the organization of underdogs?
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Cmon, i know somebody knows the game...
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