• 5 Sep 15th, 2017 at 5:05AM
    Lastest Reply: 19th Sep, 2017 06:52:18 AM
    Oh boy, will this ever be a long shot. It's been long since I last saw this, so excuse me if my memories are vague. Also, yes, I'm trying to find a work that isn't a foreign TV show or cartoon of some sort for the first time.

    So, back when I was younger, I saw a YouTube video of some kind of a video game. For starters, the video game was possibly a Japan-exclusive game, which probably explains why I can't find it. The game is a 2D platformer, and the levels looked like the insides of anthills, or ant farms, or something similar to those. I'm not sure what the player character looked like, but he/she/it could climb up walls in these anthill-like levels, so he/she/it was probably an ant. The only other thing I can remember is that there was also a world map, which was a big island, I think. As for what console this game was on, I certainly have no idea, but I think it's an arcade game.

    Again, sorry for the extremely vague info, but that's all I can really remember of it. I really can't confirm if this was just a dream I had, but who knows? Happy searching either way! Reply

      The PC character being an ant and crawling around inside an anthill sounds like SimAnt, which is certainly not a Japan exclusive- not exclusively a platformer either, because the overworld takes place in a top-down perspective. But it does have a world map, though it's a backyard instead of an island.

      Nope, it's not SimAnt. Like I said, the levels were platformer levels that resembled the insides of anthills or ant farms, but now that I think about it, the player character may not have been an ant. If this helps, the levels in the game I saw were probably much more colorful than an actual anthill's interior, and the game graphics had a "kawaii" feel to them, if I remember correctly; hence, the game is very likely from Japan, if not Japan-exclusive.


      Earth worm jim ?

      No, it's not Earthworm Jim. I'm familiar with that series, and would've recognized it if it were what I'm looking for.
  • 1 Sep 17th, 2017 at 5:05PM
    Lastest Reply: 19th Sep, 2017 06:21:22 AM
    It was an incredibly old Disney computer game starring Mickey Mouse - we're talking floppy disks, MS-DOS, Mario is Missing era. It was set up sort of like a Choose Your Own Adventure game, except that everything was really mundane - it was just Mickey going through an incredibly normal day, doing things like getting up and brushing his teeth and going to the park for a picnic with his friends. No combat. You had these menus where you could pick a list of words, and that was how you made choices about how his day played out. Reply

      I looked it up, and it's called Follow the Reader by Disney Software for DOS, published in 1993.
  • 1 Sep 18th, 2017 at 8:08AM
    Lastest Reply: 18th Sep, 2017 08:40:35 AM
    When I was younger I used to watch a friend play a game on his PC. The game was a detective game where you had to find a bad guy inside a building (school or something), but the bad guy was disguised as one of several robots that roamed the halls of the building. These evil robots were all designed as giant sentient paintbrushes, and they would attack you if they came across you. You search the building for clues, and when you have enough clues you can choose to accuse one of the robots as being the bad guy. If you get it right, he is unmasked (and if you do it quickly enough, he gets a custard pie thrown in his face).

    If anyone can identify this game based on this description, I would greatly appreciate it, thanks. Reply
  • 2 Sep 15th, 2017 at 10:10AM
    Lastest Reply: 18th Sep, 2017 06:26:55 AM
    There was a game on the Xbox Live Arcade about an alien girl that was a prisoner on a ship, and there was also a blob creature, and they paired up and the blob creature slowly grew and became stronger? It was a 3D game. I forgot the name. It was cool. Reply
  • 1 Sep 2nd, 2017 at 5:05AM
    Lastest Reply: 12th Sep, 2017 02:30:51 PM
    So, I found this game a couple months ago, and I ended up completely forgetting the name. It was a Japanese flash game with NES-style graphics, which took place entirely in an item shop. The player character would have to obtain coins (can't remember how) to buy items, one of which was always a key that would let you access the next stage. If I remember correctly, it was made by a somewhat established indie developer. Reply
  • 4 Sep 7th, 2017 at 11:11PM
    Lastest Reply: 9th Sep, 2017 02:10:44 PM
    It was Japan-only, involved a tropical island, you start the plot having been put in and taken out of jail. Oh, it wasn't a Mario game at all, and at some point Wikipedia claimed that the currency in the game was Bells but doesn't anymore, and it wasn't an Animal Crossing game either, but had a similar POV.

    I actually played it on an emulator back in the mid-2000s, which was impossibly slow for obvious technical reasons, so it did exist and I know it was not from a well-known franchise. The name "Poptropica" comes to mind, but the page for that lists a game for smartphones made more recently. Unfortunately Google can't find a trace of it, and searching "poptropica gamecube" just brings up a DS game related to the smartphone game. Reply

      Is it Giftpia?

      Poptropica was never released for the GameCube, it was released after the Wii came out.

      Might it be Homeland? That game has an Animal Crossing-like graphic style, but I have no idea if it has anything to do with a jail.

      It's Giftpia indeed. The game begins with you being sent in jail because you slept all day missing your adulthood ceremony, so you have to take multiple jobs to get money in order to redo the ceremony, otherwise you'll be forever a child.
  • 1 Sep 7th, 2017 at 12:12PM
    Lastest Reply: 7th Sep, 2017 09:45:11 PM
    I'm trying to find a game where a town is trapped in mirrors. I believe that it's a find a difference game mostly. One of the levels was in the dark. At the end of the game, I think you encounter a witch that tries to trap you in a mirror, only for it to back fire and trap her in a mirror. You have to save her. I think the art style is colorful and slightly cartoonish, at least in the cutscene just described. Reply

      Could it be Magic Mirror, by Zylom Games? It seems to fit your description fairly well — spot-the-difference, cartoonish art style, and a witch trapping people in mirrors. The official site is here.
  • 0 Sep 3rd, 2017 at 1:01AM
    I'm looking for a game about a young boy who wants to become an adventurer, because his dad was an adventurer and his mum was a pirate. So he goes on an adventure with his young friend. They meet an adventurer who gets kidnapped to be married by the head of the adventurer's guild. Reply
  • 0 Aug 29th, 2017 at 4:04PM
    There's a flash game in the early 2000's where you were a penguin and you had to raise an egg, you had a few colors like hot pink to choose from, the NPC penguins were black, and could also push you off the egg. The egg had a warmth meter that would go down if you got off the egg. You also had a hunger meter. If either of the bars emptied you lost. In the later stages there was a polar bear who would eat you and the other penguins. There was a mode where you could play as said polar bear. This has confounded me for years! Reply
  • 1 Aug 26th, 2017 at 7:07PM
    Lastest Reply: 26th Aug, 2017 11:17:34 PM
    I'm having a hard time remembering the title of a game my sister discovered a Let's Play of some time ago. The game had an interesting concept, in which the PC is a young girl with impaired vision, who uses glowing Ridiculously Cute Critters to help her see. That's pretty much all I can remember about it. Reply
  • 4 Aug 25th, 2017 at 4:04PM
    Lastest Reply: 26th Aug, 2017 03:59:18 AM
    No one will probably have any idea of what I'm talking about and this might just have been some crazy dream I had, but there was this really weird game I played when I was really young in like 2004-2005. One of the few things I remember from it was that it had a version of MS Paint with sound (or it gave MS Paint sound, I can't remember) and it's own paint thing with different kinds of erasers and weird brushes. One certain eraser I remember from it was something eating the color with a chewing sound and burp sound when you stopped using it and one of the brushes I remember was cartoon footprints using footstep sounds. I also vaugley remember it having other weird games as well, but I don't remember what they were, unfortunately.

    Again, I don't think anyone knows what the heck I'm talking about and it's probably just a crazy dream I had. I also probably sound like a weirdo for even asking about it, but I wanted to ask about it anyway in case it does exist and someone happens to know about it Reply

      One of the versions of Kid Pix?

      Seconding Kid Pix, or more precisely, Kid Pix Studio Deluxe

      Going to third Kid Pix.

      Sounds like it! Wow, I thought it was some weird dream I had. Thanks!
  • 2 Aug 18th, 2017 at 10:10AM
    Lastest Reply: 26th Aug, 2017 03:09:22 AM
    Hey all!

    My friend and I are looking for an old game we played together in elementary school. It was a tactics-based where you would deploy your units near a building of importance. I can't remember if it was a church or a castle, but it was definitely something of the sort.

    These units were often assigned into companies, or squads - or, in the case of the 'superman' as we called him (he wore a red cape, don't judge us!), all on his lonesome. You could deploy archers, swordsmen, and the 'superman', whom I now understand to be a Wizard of some kind; he created fireballs/meteors. - I believe there was cavalry, and a commander, too, but don't quote me on that.

    Anyway, after having placed our units, the skeletons would spawn. These skeletons also moved in groups like your own units. They had units that mirrored our own; archers, footsoldiers, and a skeletal wizard, etc.

    During the battle, little portraits would come up of the units - depicting them shouting orders, like "Open fire!", the skeletal mage saying something about "You're surrounded", or maybe it was "close around them" - we really didn't have a good enough grasp of english to understand back then. It would also depict them when an entire unit was wiped out, or when they were fleeing in surrender.

    The Game was among the many demos on a cereal-box promotion disk (I seem to recall it being a small disc). And we cannot for the life of us remember what it was called. We do know that we played it roughly 15 years ago, as we did not have that good an understanding of the english language and that was around the time we began to have english in elementary school. (We thought 'Open fire!' meant that there was a literal open fire burning somewhere. We never found one and it puzzled me for years afterward.) I also believe there was a demo of Descent amongst the other games on the disk, as we played that too, and I firmly remember it only having three levels. Reply
  • 0 Aug 22nd, 2017 at 10:10AM
    There was this adventure game I read about years ago; the graphics looked like an animated movie and the characters were the kind of strange little figures that you see in old Russian kids' shows. Anyone know what I'm talking about?

    There was no dialogue as far as I know, and the puzzles that you needed to solve were apparently pretty darn tricky sometimes.

    EDIT: Also, I think that this picture is from the game in question. At any rate, the style of the pic definitely resembles the design style from the game. Reply
  • 0 Aug 17th, 2017 at 8:08AM
    I think the game came in a set of similar educational games that I played in the school computer lab (Australia). I probably played this game in the late 2000s too alongside ones like Kid-pix and Numbers Up... The main one I'm thinking of was a strategic turn-based game with wizards and dragons and you had to set up all your moves before activating them and the battle would play out and you would see if you countered everything. There were different types of wizards and dragons which had different abilities. I think wizards got burnt to a crisp a lot. The levels got progressively complex. I think it was set in a forest? The graphics weren't high quality but I loved the game. I think some of the games with it were stacking acrobats? Or a seal pool? I think they had minimal text and a predominantly white background. I really loved this game I hope someone knows it! :) Reply
  • 0 Aug 12th, 2017 at 5:05PM
    It's an educational racing game where the characters are anthropomorphic pigs and after every race you have to solve math problems to refuel. The characters I remember are a farmer pig, a football player with a quad, a robot pig with a hoverbike and a greaser warthog with a motor-trike. Please help, I loved this game so much as a kid. Reply
  • 3 Jun 14th, 2017 at 11:11AM
    Lastest Reply: 12th Aug, 2017 02:05:06 AM
    Hi guys. I'm looking for a game (if I remember correctly it is 2D and has graphics like Final Fantasy VI) where there is one or more example of monsters that are basically tentacles that peek outside a dimensional rift. Please help Reply

      Well there's a few attacks like this in Darkest Dungeon, but that's all I can remember off-hand, sorry.

      Sorry but it isn't that. The one which I remember had almost pixelated graphics, not hand-drawn

      Found it, it was the Eldritch Tentacle of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup
  • 7 May 26th, 2017 at 1:01PM
    Lastest Reply: 12th Aug, 2017 01:57:35 AM
    Hi guys! Some years ago I stumbled upon the wikia of some games and, If I remeber correctly, under the section "objects" or "creatures" there was a thing called Salt Statue or maybe Salt Pillar. I'm sure it was the crystallized body of a once-living thing. The game had the graphics of Tibia or Space Station 13. Please help Reply





      Could it have been Dungeon Crawl: Stone Soup? The graphics are definitely similar to what you're describing. http://crawl.chaosforge.org/Pillar_of_salt

      Was it some sort of a Bible-tainment game? It sounds like a reference to Lot's wife in Genesis chapter 19; she was turned to salt after looking back at Sodom when the clan was leaving the city just before it was destroyed.

      Yes, exactly, it's Dungeon Crawl: Stone Soup! Thanks guys, I'm grateful
  • 1 Jul 20th, 2012 at 6:06AM
    Lastest Reply: 3rd Aug, 2017 05:29:32 PM
    I've been looking for this old game I played a demo of once. I remember it came with My First Encyclopedia (which may have been a demo itself, I can't recall), which also came with several other demos including Aviation Adventure. Or it may have come with Aviation Adventure; I don't know. It came with one of those two games, and it was in demo form.

    I remember one moment in particular. You could make the game assemble an image of a bridge, and it would do it to the tune of "London Bridge is Falling Down". That's the main sticking point in my memory.

    I've been doing a little research of my own, and I think the game may have been Magic Theater. I'd like some more info to confirm, though. Reply

      Belated Update: Yep, it was definitely Magic Theatre. I finally figured it out.

      Also, I'm pretty sure I didn't post this in the year 2012. What's up with that?
  • 3 Jul 26th, 2017 at 9:09PM
    Lastest Reply: 1st Aug, 2017 04:44:25 PM
    I remember this game we had at my middle school back in the 80s. (I specifically remember they had it in 1986.) The game had the player mixing together chemicals to create various creatures. Which chemicals you used would alter the creature's different body parts (face, eyes, arms, etc). As you can guess, the title escapes me. Unfortunately, so does the model of computer it ran on. (Back then, it was more than just Mac or PC.)

    On a side note, I remember that the publisher also had a game where you set up devices on an assembly line and they would decorate a title for you. The devices would rotate the title, paint a stripe on it, or punch holes in it. I can't remember the name of this one either. Reply

      I remember that! But I don't remember the name. :(

      Internet says... The Incredible Laboratory? Apparently it was ported to almost every system out there, but it is a pain to find any info on. There is a video of the cheap Atari port, so maybe that can at least give you the general idea.

      "The Incredible Laboratory". We have a winner. Thank you.
  • 4 Feb 12th, 2017 at 2:02PM
    Lastest Reply: 29th Jul, 2017 11:15:07 AM
    I think this game was released two year or three years ago. The English translation (originally a Japanese puzzler) was pretty bad, but the concept was super cute.

    Basically, you move around two characters, a boy and a girl whose names aren't mentioned, and you help them overcome obstacles such as locked doors, rain, and road blocks in order to meet. At the end of each level (when they finally meet) they do this "after-school dance" thing.

    Does anyone know this game? Thanks! Reply




      Found it! For anyone interested, it's called Throb of Encounters.
  • 2 Jul 25th, 2017 at 6:06AM
    Lastest Reply: 26th Jul, 2017 02:10:08 AM
    1. There's this boy and girl investigating some hauntings or something in an abandoned mine. I don't remember what the minigames were, unfortunately. I think in the ending, the ghost/monster turned out to be the town's mayor (or his son?) dressed up in a costume. Or, something like that. Basically the twist was like in Scooby Doo, where there's someone under the mask. I played it in the mid-2000's, but the game's probably older.

    2. This one I played during computer class during 5th-6th grade, around 2009, 2010 or so. You play as a penguin trying to defeat falling...words. You type the word as fast as you can before it hits the ground. Reply

      Number 1 sounds like Jumpstart 4th Grade: Sapphire Falls.

      The penguin-y one must be 'Tux, of Math Command'.
  • 1 Apr 2nd, 2017 at 4:04AM
    Lastest Reply: 23rd Jul, 2017 09:13:47 PM
    Salvete fellow tropers, I'm looking for an old video game that was very unique but had an impossible to remember name. As the title suggests, it was an FPS Mod (Unreal or Quake I think) with a semi fantasy setting where nothing looked human, your character was a floating, one armed wizard/demon thing (and I think the main villain all along?), and everything was generally alien looking like Oddworld or Zeno Clash. I think the name started with a "Z". I'm kinda new at posting here on the forums so if you have any advice on that as well, please share (I originally posted this on the forums, I'm that new) Reply
  • 0 Jul 20th, 2017 at 12:12AM
    It may have been a Jumpstart game. It was a 3d free-roaming/open world edutainment game where you wandered around a small area and played minigames. I remember clearly a minigame with an elephant girl (possibly Eleanor the Jump Start All-Star?) where you'd run around in a field catching flutterbyes- not butterflies, that's what she called them. I also vaguely remember a 2d space-themed minigame where you'd press the spacebar to do something. I think it was a space invaders rip-off. There was... something involving tubes? And something with keeping pets? And a restuarant/cafe thing I could never enter without the game crashing? That's about all I can remember.

    EDIT: i found it its jumpstart 3d virtual world pack it up boys were done for the day thanks Reply
  • 3 Jun 28th, 2017 at 10:10PM
    Lastest Reply: 16th Jul, 2017 02:43:42 PM
    A bit of a dumb question. Does anyone know the name of the song that plays in the background during the infamous "Big Smoke's Order" scene from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas? Judging by the vocals it sounds like a song by Gang Starr, but I don't know the name of it. Reply

      It's likely that it's a song from the Radio Los Santos playlist.

      Not a dumb question at all. If you were still wondering, I believe the song is "B.Y.S." by Gang Starr.

      Edit: Whoops, didn't see the answers.

      Have you tried a song-finder app? The best one for iOS seems to be Shazam, while the best for Android is Sound Cloud. If you don't have a smartphone, iPad or android tablet, then there are sites that do it as well but they feel and look cheap and have quite a few ads/tracking cookies.
  • 3 Jul 15th, 2017 at 3:03AM
    Lastest Reply: 15th Jul, 2017 11:49:28 PM
    Most YKTS are for stuff you remember but can't find the name of. What would a YKTS look like as an Inverted Trope? Well, exactly like this... https://player.vimeo.com/video/98081922

    This little video is quite obviously an Alternate Reality Game clue. The only issue is that I have no idea which game that would be. Even /r/arg didn't respond (though that may be due to their customs or the way I worded the question in my post), and search engines, wikipedia/infogalactic and This Very Wiki have given literally no results of use. The Vimeo account holder is a fake name with no photo, and some other "True Art" videos are also on the account with no rhyme or reason; either the owner is a professional marketing designer posting miscellaneous works to attract clients yet has no face to the name nor lists themselves as having an occupation, which makes little sense, or its an ARG clue of unknown origin.

    Additional Info usually considered important in AR Gs: "Project Vrij" "Groep 4" Is there even an IRL person behind the videos actually named "Keni Voermans"? Or are they simply a character in the game's plot?

    NOTE: This is under video game because the creepy 3D graphics part that interrupts the main video clearly has arrow buttons on both the left and right side of the screen, which suggests it has a smartphone app component or at least an interactive thing for plugin-based browsers. Reply

      The creator apparently has a website here: http://www.keniv.nl/ with a link to their projects, you could try finding it there.

      She also has a dA account. Apparently she's a Dutch game artist. I can't find anything like that video among the things she has posted across the internet, so it may have been a one-off for a school project or something similar.

      Hm? I'm surprised, the video had all the trademarks of an obscure clue in an ARG. Well, I guess it's good to know instead of wondering. Thanks for the help, you two.