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help me figure out what game this is please!

Post by rolan » Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:50 pm

hey... was just wondering if anyone could shed any light on the arcade game I used to play in the chip shop when i was about 5 ish... so it was out sometime before 1990 for sure and probably was around 87 or 88... though i could be wrong...

It was vertically scrolling shoot-em up kind of affair that took place on a mainly black background .... you could control a man and as far as i remembered you could fire arrows at enemies (they fired them at you anyway).... I cant really remember but I think he could move from side to side as well as forwards and back...

the game had a simultaneous two player if that helps and also had an extensive intro screen if i remember correctly (as i was young enough to think i was actually playing when the game was just in demo mode)

any help would be great as I'm pretty sure this is the first or second game I ever played... thanks.... :wink:

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Post by Sureshot » Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:54 pm

Pretty vague description, but here's a wild guess - Gain Ground. It's vertical, you shoot arrows, it has simultaneous 2-player mode, but it's not played on a black background (perhaps the cab was dodgy?) and it's not a scrolling shooter.

Could probably use a few more pointers like the environment it was set in, if it was cartoony/serious, etc.

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Post by ToxieDogg » Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:20 pm

I'm probably way off the mark, but it wasn't Battlantis by Konami was it?

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If it was, it's available to download via Game Room on XBLA.

Or maybe Legendary Wings by Capcom?

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Post by rolan » Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:23 am

yeah sorry its a vague description i was like 3 years old when i played it over 20 years ago tho so forgive me lol... As far as I remember the graphics were a lot more basic then those two games... I also likely never got past the first level so I'd only be describing that...

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Post by rolan » Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:24 am

oh and i dont think it was a scrolling shooter as in you weren't a ship... you were a man who could walk around firing but you had to walk upward if i recall correctly...

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Post by JetSetWilly » Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:10 am

rolan wrote:oh and i dont think it was a scrolling shooter as in you weren't a ship... you were a man who could walk around firing but you had to walk upward if i recall correctly...
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Post by C=Style » Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:17 am

That actually sounds like it could be Gauntlet, though chances are it's not as I never get these right. ;)
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Post by RMLF » Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:12 pm

Berzerk!

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I think thats the 2600 version but its been played in the retro league as well on arcade
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Post by David GP » Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:46 pm

Could it be Shackled ?

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Post by BennyTheGreek » Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:58 pm

Ikari Warriors?

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Post by C=Style » Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:59 pm

Victory Road?

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Post by rolan » Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:53 am

hi guys thanks for all your help, its not any of your suggestions tho..... i think its something very similar to ikari warriors and victory road... i think it must be fairly obscure as retrospectively Im aware of most of the major arcade games of the 80s...

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Post by the_hawk » Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:09 am

Commando, MERCS or Total Carnage?
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Post by resident paul » Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:14 am

Gunsmoke?
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Post by Mootown » Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:44 am

C=Style wrote:Victory Road?

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On another note - how good was Victory Road? It was wicked.

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