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Re: Anyone know the title of this game? (for Tawmis){GAME FO

Postby Tawmis » Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:06 pm

audiodane wrote:I miss CGA ..
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So much nostalgia there... boy, those were the days ... how much you could do with FOUR simultaneous colors!!
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:lol:

Yeah. From what I remember, I really enjoyed the game. I mean, it left SOME kind of impression on me. (I remember in the start, your ship wrecks or something...) Back then my friend Shawn and I were playing ALL kinds of adventure games.
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Re: Anyone know the title to this game?

Postby cpages2 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:09 am

DeadPool!!!!! You are my "bleeping" Hero!!!! That is it, thank you so much.

Just found a perfect complete version on eBay that I did buy it now.


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Re: Anyone know the title to this game?

Postby DeadPoolX » Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:28 pm

cpages2 wrote:DeadPool!!!!! You are my "bleeping" Hero!!!! That is it, thank you so much.

Just found a perfect complete version on eBay that I did buy it now.


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Hey, no problem! :)

To be honest, the ONLY reason I even recall Maabus is due to a CD review by a now-defunct magazine named Interactive Entertainment. I don't think they liked the game, but what stuck in my head was when the reviewers kept making fun of the name and calling it "MAAAAAABOOOOS."
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Re: Anyone know the title of this game? (for Tawmis){GAME FO

Postby Tawmis » Fri Apr 22, 2016 3:47 am

So - late at night, surfing the web, no idea where you're going - and you land on a site that talks about a bunch of old DOS games...

And there I am - reading through the list - and I see a series of "Cave Quest" type games - which brings back a memory.

So this was probably early to mid 80's. I was on the ship with my father (Navy). And he dropped me off in their computer room to play games.

Now this game - it was a "DOS" type game - it had text on the bottom (where you can select directions), and above it - it had VERY simple line graphics that represented a cave (or a maze? I think a cave).

And (I can't remember the exact point) - but there was (I believe) a Yeti in the cave. And you would have to avoid it.

Occasionally you would get hints like, "You hear growling to the east." (Or something...)

Anyone have a clue on this one?
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Re: Anyone know the title of this game? (for Tawmis){GAME FO

Postby BBP » Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:13 am

Was it a yeti or a Wumpus?

I have memories of a demo I once played, of an adventure game. I think it looked isometric. It was point & click, and voiced. There were a lot of deaths so it wasn't Lucasarts. :) At every death you'd see a large tombstone with the character's name and hear him say "wait a minute, that was my whole life! I sure wish I got another chance!"
In the demo there was a large shed in the middle. At the back there were people talking, and you had to make sure these people wouldn't notice you (so you couldn't get near or make too much noise). You had to break into the shed and operate some kind of machinery there.
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Re: Anyone know the title of this game? (for Tawmis){GAME FO

Postby Tawmis » Sun Apr 24, 2016 1:31 pm

BBP wrote:Was it a yeti or a Wumpus?


It might be Wumpus! I see some "modernized" versions of the game - where it shows three caves on the screen. I can't find any of the "original" screen shots I remember - but considering the age of the game, there may simply be no "screenshots" that exist for the game.

The game I remember sort of look liked (pardon my rushed PAINT skills)...

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BBP wrote:I have memories of a demo I once played, of an adventure game. I think it looked isometric. It was point & click, and voiced. There were a lot of deaths so it wasn't Lucasarts. :) At every death you'd see a large tombstone with the character's name and hear him say "wait a minute, that was my whole life! I sure wish I got another chance!"
In the demo there was a large shed in the middle. At the back there were people talking, and you had to make sure these people wouldn't notice you (so you couldn't get near or make too much noise). You had to break into the shed and operate some kind of machinery there.


With that humor of "Wish I had another chance" - and not being Sierra or LucasArts - could it have been one of the Goosebumps games?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goosebump ... _series%29
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Re: Anyone know the title to this game?

Postby Collector » Sun Apr 24, 2016 2:26 pm

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Re: Anyone know the title to this game?

Postby BBP » Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:44 pm

Thanks for the suggestion Tawm, but it didn't seem like it was a children's game.
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Re: Anyone know the title to this game?

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