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Old DOS game... something to do with buzzards?
Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:21 pm
I am reaching clear back into my brain to find an old DOS game that I thought was called Buzzards, or had something to do with buzzards (the bird).
This was a game I would have been playing probably sometime around 1987 to 1989. That doesn't mean it couldn't be older though if my dad had some older software. I was playing this game around the same time I was playing Bouncing Babies (which came out in 1984).
The graphics were very, very primitive - black background I think, probably with white for the other stuff.
Sorry I don't have anything else to go on. Something about buzzards though!!!
Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:31 pm
The more I look at other games and their graphics, I'm thinking it was probably made sometime around 1984-86.
Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:58 pm
Sorry... one more addition...
I'm starting to realize that all of the games I played back then were Freeware or Shareware. I was only about 5 years old, and I'm guessing my dad was too cheap to actually buy me any games.
So... old Ninja game, very primitive graphics, possibly 1984-1986 release date, and most likely freeware or shareware.
Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:45 am
I vaguely remember a game of that sort... IIRC, it had somewhat similar gameplay to Galaxian, or actually more like the first round of the game Round 42 (also looked like it graphics-wise). I can't remember the name, though.
As for the ninja game, surprising as it might sound, I remember playing quite a lot of ninja game in the eighties... Here are some of the most memorable ones:
http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/maste ... creenshots
http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/sabot ... creenshots
Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:57 pm
Thanks for the reply. I just realized I mixed up my posts - it probably seemed a bit confusing.
The buzzards game had nothing to do with Ninjas. I mentioned Ninjas in that last post because I am also looking for a Ninja game that was freeware or shareware and was around that same time.
Unfortunately, it's not any of the ninja games you posted. This one I think had even older graphics than those.
Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:51 pm
Actually you were pretty clear, as was I. The first paragraph of my post is regarding the first game and the second paragraph is regarding the ninja game.
I did not think you meant that the first game had ninjas in it.
Have you checked the first round of Round 42 ? Is it similar to your buzzards game?
Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:54 pm
splproductions wrote:Unfortunately, it's not any of the ninja games you posted. This one I think had even older graphics than those.
Ow, back to the really basic ones then ...
Karateka? (Probably one of the first ones....
Or also basic: Bruce Lee?
We're getting far from that 'buzzards' game, ah well, that's what you get when mixing several games in one topic.........
Re: Old DOS game... something to do with buzzards?
Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:30 pm
When you say 'Buzzards', is it anything like Phoenix
Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:15 pm
I do believe you were referring to Buzzard Bait, a clone of the arcade game Joust (Wikipedia has an entry on Joust)
I had that back in 1987 on a Compaq Portable II... Never understood what it was about though, since I was only 4 yo at the time.
I would like to play that again though.
Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:26 am
We can't link to the site here but if you are searching for
"buzzard bait" abandonware
you may find what you seek ...
Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:52 am
emmzee wrote:"buzzard bait" abandonware
The game obtained by googling the aforementioned expression is in fact the game I was talking about. It is a game amazingly similar to Round 42.
See pictures here:
BTW, to run it in DOSBox you'll need CGA machine mode.
The Joust clone that ElPato77 is talking about is a different game, albeit also called Buzzard Bait.
Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:06 pm
I was actually thinking of the Sirius game. And yeah, I already had it. Just didn't have time to figure out how to run it, it was all messed up in DOSBox.
Setting the .conf to machine=cga works. Thanks Masa
I still haven't figured out how to actually play it though lol.