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2007-10-05, 12:26
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I need help. I've got this old game in my head that I used to play alot around 8-10 years ago. I can't remember the name, or even the console(s) it was available on. Here are the few things I do remember;

- The gameplay is in zero-gravity, and you're in control of a spaceship.
- You explore a 2d map in a similar fashion of Metroid/Castlevania.
- The first spaceship you start with is a pod-like thing that fires single bullets and has virtually no shields (dies in one hit I think).
- You gain upgrades to pretty much every aspect of your ship by collecting items found as you explore the map (can't really remember details here). There may have been some money-system in place that allowed you to buy upgrades.
- If you take enough damage to die in your upgraded ship, your original pod-like ship launches from the explosion and you can start over by collecting items again.
- This is a big maybe; the game may have had 'pod' somewhere in the name. I'm not at all certain about this though.
- New evidence has come to light that my old friend owned a NES, so that might be the console of choice. Don't count on it 100% though, since I'm pretty sure he also had some sort of SEGA.

A cookie to whomever figures out which game I mean first!
2007-10-05, 12:43
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Sounds like Cybernoid (1 or 2) to me, I had it on the Amstrad CPC or Atari ST though
2007-10-05, 17:31
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Nope. Cybernoid has gravity, and the controls are much more responsive (and unrealistic). This game is taking place in zero-gravity - that is, if I stopped throttling, and just turned, my ship would keep going in the same direction it was heading in, and it would just rotate. Think asteroids.

Also, that game appears to be a bit more shoot-em-up than the one I remember
2007-10-05, 17:57
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Dunno really... but maybe this game fits your description:

http://www.mobygames.com/game/sega-master-system/r-type
2007-10-05, 21:14
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Nah, once again, too much shooter, not enough "strategy".

I think I remembered how you got upgrades; you 'picked up' stuff with some sort of tractor-beam and dragged them back to your base/mothership/whatever. You could then install them into your ship for a sum of $$$.

Or something like that.

The original pod-like craft that you started piloting was egg-shaped, and blue/black.
2007-10-05, 23:21
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was the game called "Elite" to amiga? :E
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2007-10-06, 16:02
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rad gravity perhaps?
2007-10-06, 17:20
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indeed from the first couple of sentences I'd say it was Elite, although, gravity was present, and, it's 3D :p
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2007-10-07, 19:14
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mipa wrote:
rad gravity perhaps?

Uh, that's more like duke nukem (early games). Nah, not even close, sorry.

flintheart wrote:
was the game called "Elite" to amiga? :E

Nah, like mentioned above, Elite was in 3d. Not to mention it's a game I'm unlikely to forget the name of
2007-10-07, 19:23
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who deleted my post?
2007-10-09, 03:10
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What? You had a post? Don't tell me it had THE game-name in it
2007-10-09, 08:30
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he posted it in some other thread, silly swede
2007-10-09, 08:37
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ruskie wrote:
something like this maybe?
http://www.optisch-edel.de/fo/screenshots/galaxymap.jpg
update: i know what the game is called just have to trick my brain to remember it's name first.

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2007-10-09, 13:46
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Nah, that looks more like an old PC civilization-in-space game I used to play... what the hell was that game's name... A-something. Ah well.

I can't really recall what the map looked like. I can just remember the action-screen, which was very much like metroid/castlevania, only with no gravity and virtually no friction. And you were in control of a blue little egg-like spaceship.

edit: Name of that civilization-in-space game came to me - Ascendancy!
2007-10-09, 14:53
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i dont have the slightest idea

i hope i ve been clear: I DONT KNOW! too few hints
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2007-10-10, 06:13
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See if you can find it here http://www.mobygames.com/browse/games/nes/, they seem to have a good categorization of games so you don't have to look through a complete list.
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2007-10-10, 17:39
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biomass wrote:
See if you can find it here http://www.mobygames.com/browse/games/nes/, they seem to have a good categorization of games so you don't have to look through a complete list.

Awesome site - thanks. Here's hoping it was on NES after all

edit: Wee, I found it! biomass gets a cookie!

http://www.mobygames.com/game/nes/solar-jetman-hunt-for-the-golden-warpship
2007-10-10, 18:43
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