Official ''Can't remember the title of a game'' thread 2.0

#1 Edited by Black_Knight_00 (18197 posts) -

The purpose of this thread is to find those old games from the past whose title you just can't remember, or even a newer game you can't put your finger on. All questions pertaining to this subject must be asked here.

The old Game Remembrance Thread has been around since July 2008 and reached a titanic size with 58 pages and over 1700 posts and we agreed it would be a good idea to start over with a new one. It will remain available for reference here.

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How this Thread Works:

You come in and post as many details as possible about the game you're looking for, then wait until one of us comes up with the answer. It's as simple as that.

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How to maximise your chances of finding what you're looking for:

Follow these simple guidelines:

1) As a general rule, be as much specific as you can, every little detail counts and may help us find what you're looking for.

2) Specify the timeframe the game came out, at least the decade (1990s, 2000s...). Can't remember? Try thinking of other games you might remember playing around the same time as the one you are looking for.

3) Specify the platform you played the game on (which console, PC, operating system). If you're not sure, telling us which systems you owned in your gaming history narrows the field down considerably.

4) List any distinctive qualities you can remember: what genre of game was it (FPS, RPG, Platformer...)? Was the game 2D or 3D? What did the characters and enemies look like? Was the protagonist a male or a female or multiple characters? Was it first person or third person? If third person, what was the camera angle: behind the character, from the side, top-down, isometric? Was the game really bloody? How many players in multiplayer? Post anything you can remember, even if it sounds insignificant.

Sticking to these ground rules will not only help others find your answer, but ensures that the first answer given is more likely to be what you are looking for.

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Keep an eye on the thread

Once you've posted a query, remember to periodically drop by to see if anyone was able to help. In that case be sure to say so, so people know the query has been resolved. Did you remember some new details? Add them.

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Be patient

Just because you don't receive an answer right away it doesn't mean we aren't working on it. Sometimes it takes time for someone to recognize the game you're describing, so check back whenever you see the thread has new replies, they may contain the answer to your request.

So far we have an score of over 200 resolved queries and counting, so keep asking here whenever you can't remember the title of a game and we'll do our best to find it for you.

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If your game is found, say it!

If the game you are looking for has been identified, don't forget to post a comment to let us know.

#2 Posted by firerevenge (3 posts) -

Hi i've been poundering about a game i used to play but can't remember

- I played it on one of the playstation 1 demo discs, so i think it was around 1995-1998

- it was a platformer game where you could see most of the battlefield

- it was your goal to kill the other player

- on the demo disc you could play the game against a second player

- the characters were human (i think) and you played against eachother on the same screen

- i think the battlefield was dark and had a metal like surface, there were also 'jumpers' with which you could get to higher surfaces

#3 Posted by Black_Knight_00 (18197 posts) -

Hi i've been poundering about a game i used to play but can't remember

- I played it on one of the playstation 1 demo discs, so i think it was around 1995-1998

- it was a platformer game where you could see most of the battlefield

- it was your goal to kill the other player

- on the demo disc you could play the game against a second player

- the characters were human (i think) and you played against eachother on the same screen

- i think the battlefield was dark and had a metal like surface, there were also 'jumpers' with which you could get to higher surfaces

firerevenge
Blast Chamber?
#4 Posted by Bobzfamily (1514 posts) -

This was an old PC game. It was moreso a multiple choice game than an outright strategy game and was entirely text based. You controlled some sort of a shaman, priest, or possibly chief of an iron age tribe. You were able to make alliances, send warriors out on quests, manage your tribe etc. The game was entirely text based and was accompanied by some fairly crudely done artwork.

#5 Posted by firerevenge (3 posts) -

[QUOTE="firerevenge"]

Hi i've been poundering about a game i used to play but can't remember

- I played it on one of the playstation 1 demo discs, so i think it was around 1995-1998

- it was a platformer game where you could see most of the battlefield

- it was your goal to kill the other player

- on the demo disc you could play the game against a second player

- the characters were human (i think) and you played against eachother on the same screen

- i think the battlefield was dark and had a metal like surface, there were also 'jumpers' with which you could get to higher surfaces

Black_Knight_00

Blast Chamber?

sorry for the late reply

I looked at some youtube clips, and the gameplay looks similar, but i don't think it was blaster master. (i don't think it had gravity changes)

But maybe it's just too long ago to accurately say. Thanks anyway :)

#6 Posted by Metamania (11964 posts) -

[QUOTE="Black_Knight_00"][QUOTE="firerevenge"]

Hi i've been poundering about a game i used to play but can't remember

- I played it on one of the playstation 1 demo discs, so i think it was around 1995-1998

- it was a platformer game where you could see most of the battlefield

- it was your goal to kill the other player

- on the demo disc you could play the game against a second player

- the characters were human (i think) and you played against eachother on the same screen

- i think the battlefield was dark and had a metal like surface, there were also 'jumpers' with which you could get to higher surfaces

firerevenge

Blast Chamber?

sorry for the late reply

I looked at some youtube clips, and the gameplay looks similar, but i don't think it was blaster master. (i don't think it had gravity changes)

But maybe it's just too long ago to accurately say. Thanks anyway :)

Isn't Blaster Master an NES title? The title he recommended may be from the PSOne era, Blast Chamber? Did you check that one?

#7 Posted by Dracula68 (33102 posts) -
#8 Posted by Black_Knight_00 (18197 posts) -
How can it be Blaster Master, guys? He said it's a paltformer where you control people, not a tank game :P Also @firerevenge, I said Blast Chamber, not Blaster Master
#9 Posted by firerevenge (3 posts) -

@ everyone sorry i typed the wrong title (what a coincidence it is also an old game! ^^)

i meant to say that the game i had in mind looks like blast chamber, but i don't think it is. but maybe my memory is crap and it really is that game.

#10 Posted by Dracula68 (33102 posts) -

How can it be Blaster Master, guys? He said it's a paltformer where you control people, not a tank game :P Also @firerevenge, I said Blast Chamber, not Blaster MasterBlack_Knight_00

I was just backing up Mete and adding linkage now that we can again.

#11 Posted by Black_Knight_00 (18197 posts) -

[QUOTE="Black_Knight_00"]How can it be Blaster Master, guys? He said it's a paltformer where you control people, not a tank game :P Also @firerevenge, I said Blast Chamber, not Blaster MasterDracula68

I was just backing up Mete and adding linkage now that we can again.

We can? Sweet here's a picture of a monkey to celebrate

#12 Posted by the_hitman_guy (710 posts) -

PC game from the second half of the 1990s. Gameplay is a compilation of various arcade-like genres, including racing across the screen and avoiding obstacles in the jungle, and shooting stuff as it comes at you head-first. Protagonist looks like the attached and screams with a constant deep voice almost like he's rolling Rs. Antagonist is a dark-red, monumental mace, with spikes and everything, and a handle made of rungs, and it hops around on that leg, and maybe shoots stuff from the top. This game may be low budget or international, so I understand if you can't find it.

PS the whole game is imbued with a primarily yellow color.

arnold

#13 Posted by stormus2008 (8 posts) -
It is eating me ALIVE, that I cannot remember this Sega game. You start in a very small space ship/shuttle in which you control, and you floated around, and could not touch the sides of the level or they caused your ship damage. You would have to go through the level to find fuel and other materials. One of the bosses was a giant floating head, that had like a scorpion tail that came out of it's chin. As I child, the game seemed EXTREMELY difficult. Can anyone please help me here! Much thanks, Stormus
#14 Posted by Black_Knight_00 (18197 posts) -
[QUOTE="stormus2008"]It is eating me ALIVE, that I cannot remember this Sega game. You start in a very small space ship/shuttle in which you control, and you floated around, and could not touch the sides of the level or they caused your ship damage. You would have to go through the level to find fuel and other materials. One of the bosses was a giant floating head, that had like a scorpion tail that came out of it's chin. As I child, the game seemed EXTREMELY difficult. Can anyone please help me here! Much thanks, Stormus

Sub-Terrania Funny, another guy asked about this same game a couple weeks ago. A lot of people are looking for it apparently.
#15 Posted by stormus2008 (8 posts) -
[QUOTE="Black_Knight_00"][QUOTE="stormus2008"]It is eating me ALIVE, that I cannot remember this Sega game. You start in a very small space ship/shuttle in which you control, and you floated around, and could not touch the sides of the level or they caused your ship damage. You would have to go through the level to find fuel and other materials. One of the bosses was a giant floating head, that had like a scorpion tail that came out of it's chin. As I child, the game seemed EXTREMELY difficult. Can anyone please help me here! Much thanks, Stormus

Sub-Terrania Funny, another guy asked about this same game a couple weeks ago. A lot of people are looking for it apparently.

THANK YOU!! Did this game not seem next to impossible? Or maybe I was just a terrible gamer as a child.
#16 Posted by Black_Knight_00 (18197 posts) -
[THANK YOU!! Did this game not seem next to impossible? Or maybe I was just a terrible gamer as a child.stormus2008
You're welcome ;) I wouldn't know, I never played it. Maybe I will.
#17 Posted by the_hitman_guy (710 posts) -

There should be more video compilations like this - hundreds of games shown for a few seconds each, preferably with the original audio. They should be caterogized by platform genre and date, and captioned with all the details such as title and year. Chances are that if you played a game for any significant length of time, you would recognize it on sight. You would remember not only games for which you can't remember the title, you would also remember games the forgetting of which you forgot.

#18 Posted by Necrifer (10629 posts) -

you would also remember games the forgetting of which you forgot.

the_hitman_guy

*twitch*

#19 Posted by zkteh (6 posts) -
0. A kind of games , somewhat like Puzzle type ... 7. Here is a picture with words about this game http://imageshack.us/f/85/discriblingtheunknownga.png/ 1. Starting with a huge square gird , we ( fish character) are "standing" on one side of a square .... 2. Initially , the sides are in black colour , we can highlight it ( the colour will be specified with the player's colour ) by moving around the four sides of a square , we can obtain scores by highlight more and more squares ..... 3. There are also some tools along the pathway , like making others square disappear , they have to make all over again :P 4. And also some monster, they move all over the square grid , they are blocking the players way ..... 5. If i am not wrong , we can have a weapon , i think it can shoot down monster and player 6.This game can be multi-played ... which is very awesome 7. Here is a picture with words about this game http://imageshack.us/f/85/discriblingtheunknownga.png/
#20 Posted by bats94 (736 posts) -
[QUOTE="zkteh"]0. A kind of games , somewhat like Puzzle type ... 7. Here is a picture with words about this game http://imageshack.us/f/85/discriblingtheunknownga.png/ 1. Starting with a huge square gird , we ( fish character) are "standing" on one side of a square .... 2. Initially , the sides are in black colour , we can highlight it ( the colour will be specified with the player's colour ) by moving around the four sides of a square , we can obtain scores by highlight more and more squares ..... 3. There are also some tools along the pathway , like making others square disappear , they have to make all over again :P 4. And also some monster, they move all over the square grid , they are blocking the players way ..... 5. If i am not wrong , we can have a weapon , i think it can shoot down monster and player 6.This game can be multi-played ... which is very awesome 7. Here is a picture with words about this game http://imageshack.us/f/85/discriblingtheunknownga.png/

What console/system is this game on?
#21 Posted by zkteh (6 posts) -
[QUOTE="bats94"] What console/system is this game on?

I played it on my PC , Windows ME , and this game comes with the purchase of the PC .... ( if i am lucky i can get another copy of this game from the PC shop ) ....
#22 Posted by sefandrus (2 posts) -
I remember there was a nes game from when I was a kid for the nes I really liked. The gameplay was you picked from 3-4 characters ( or configurations) one with a sword, another with a dagger & potion and one or two others I can't remember what the others did anymore. It had a legend of Zeldaish viewpoint and play style and sort of a middle eastern style, I could swear at least one wore a turban and the swords were all semitars. I can't remember much else and I know it's vague so it's a long shot but any help would be greatly appreciated. It's the one game from my childhood I can't find because I can't remember what it was called.
#23 Posted by Black_Knight_00 (18197 posts) -

I remember there was a nes game from when I was a kid for the nes I really liked. The gameplay was you picked from 3-4 characters ( or configurations) one with a sword, another with a dagger & potion and one or two others I can't remember what the others did anymore. It had a legend of Zeldaish viewpoint and play style and sort of a middle eastern style, I could swear at least one wore a turban and the swords were all semitars. I can't remember much else and I know it's vague so it's a long shot but any help would be greatly appreciated. It's the one game from my childhood I can't find because I can't remember what it was called.sefandrus
Legacy of the Wizard (Dragon Slayer IV)?

The Magic of Scheherazade?

#24 Posted by sefandrus (2 posts) -
Scheherazade!! That's it! Thank you been driving me nuts for about 10 years since I started rebuilding my nes collection
#25 Posted by Black_Knight_00 (18197 posts) -
Scheherazade!! That's it! Thank you been driving me nuts for about 10 years since I started rebuilding my nes collectionsefandrus
You're welcome ;)
#26 Posted by verybadperson (54 posts) -

Hello

I hope someone can help me remember the title of this game.

-It was arcade game

-The main character looked like a barbarian I think

-The first level was something like a cave or a dungeon

-The gameplay was mix between platformer and rpg (something like Castlevania SOTN). I remember some of the enemies, like skeletons, mages, snakes(LOL). The final boss was a dragon (not sure).

- there were shops in each level, where you can buy items and new weapons like axes, swords, maces.

Thats all I remember. I think it's a popular game, but i just cant remember the damn title

#27 Posted by Metamania (11964 posts) -

^I was going to say Magic Sword, but I don't think that's it.

#28 Posted by Black_Knight_00 (18197 posts) -

Hello

I hope someone can help me remember the title of this game.

-It was arcade game

-The main character looked like a barbarian I think

-The first level was something like a cave or a dungeon

-The gameplay was mix between platformer and rpg (something like Castlevania SOTN). I remember some of the enemies, like skeletons, mages, snakes(LOL). The final boss was a dragon (not sure).

- there were shops in each level, where you can buy items and new weapons like axes, swords, maces.

Thats all I remember. I think it's a popular game, but i just cant remember the damn title

verybadperson
Cadash
#29 Posted by verybadperson (54 posts) -

nope it's not cadash you only had 1 character

but it looks a lot like cadash

the shops were inside the dungeon

#30 Posted by Black_Knight_00 (18197 posts) -

nope it's not cadash you only had 1 character

but it looks a lot like cadash

the shops were inside the dungeon

verybadperson
Rastan
#31 Posted by Poncho_Hachacha (1085 posts) -

Anybody know the name of an old 90's arcade beat-em-up where everybody's riding on rollerblades? All the good guys and bad guys are on blades, but you can also pick up bats and what not as well as hop on bicycles and use those for fighting.

#32 Posted by Keepitoldschool (171 posts) -
Hey guys can anyone remember a pc strategy game circa late 90s maybe ear,y 2000s u commanded a small army of human knights some dwarves maybe elves ur army was fairly small but u could control formations destroy some buildings the enemies were ur general undead hordes I played it on a demo years ago and to do this day it still bugs me what game it was!! Any help appreciated I know if I was to see a screen shot I would recognise it instantly Lols
#33 Posted by Black_Knight_00 (18197 posts) -

Anybody know the name of an old 90's arcade beat-em-up where everybody's riding on rollerblades? All the good guys and bad guys are on blades, but you can also pick up bats and what not as well as hop on bicycles and use those for fighting.

Poncho_Hachacha
DJ Boy
#34 Posted by verybadperson (54 posts) -
i actually found the game on youtube it's Astyanax thanks for the help and Rastan looks pretty good i should try it : D
#35 Posted by bats94 (736 posts) -
[QUOTE="zkteh"][QUOTE="bats94"] What console/system is this game on?

I played it on my PC , Windows ME , and this game comes with the purchase of the PC .... ( if i am lucky i can get another copy of this game from the PC shop ) ....

What year did you get the game?
#36 Posted by zkteh (6 posts) -
i am not sure.....
#37 Posted by bats94 (736 posts) -
i am not sure.....zkteh
Ah...I can't find the game anywhere, and it would have made it easier if you knew the year. Do you know what year the game came out? How old it looked like?
#38 Posted by zkteh (6 posts) -
Ah , i have no idea .....
#39 Posted by bats94 (736 posts) -
Ah , i have no idea ..... zkteh
Might be worth checking your game store to see if you can find it again.
#40 Posted by zkteh (6 posts) -
OK? no luck :'(
#41 Posted by pleurisy (2 posts) -
2) Around 2000-2003 3) PC game on Windows XP 4) It was an andventure game, where three aliens landing on earth in 2D. I thing the name was something like invasion or ailen invasion. Can remember the opening scene, where the three aliens see a cow turning up side down. Thank you for your help. Pleurisy
#42 Posted by Black_Knight_00 (18197 posts) -
[QUOTE="pleurisy"]2) Around 2000-2003 3) PC game on Windows XP 4) It was an andventure game, where three aliens landing on earth in 2D. I thing the name was something like invasion or ailen invasion. Can remember the opening scene, where the three aliens see a cow turning up side down. Thank you for your help. Pleurisy

When you say adventure game do you mean point and click?
#43 Posted by pleurisy (2 posts) -
Click game. Like Bud Tucker and that ****
#44 Posted by Poncho_Hachacha (1085 posts) -

[QUOTE="Poncho_Hachacha"]

Anybody know the name of an old 90's arcade beat-em-up where everybody's riding on rollerblades? All the good guys and bad guys are on blades, but you can also pick up bats and what not as well as hop on bicycles and use those for fighting.

Black_Knight_00

DJ Boy

Holy s*** that was quick! Thanks. The one I was looking for was B Rap Boys. I guess that's the sequel to DJ Boy because the gameplay and everything looks exactly the same only B Rap Boys came out a few years later. Again, 'Much appreciated. It would've taken me forever to find that game again.

#45 Posted by Black_Knight_00 (18197 posts) -

[QUOTE="Black_Knight_00"][QUOTE="Poncho_Hachacha"]

Anybody know the name of an old 90's arcade beat-em-up where everybody's riding on rollerblades? All the good guys and bad guys are on blades, but you can also pick up bats and what not as well as hop on bicycles and use those for fighting.

Poncho_Hachacha

DJ Boy

Holy s*** that was quick! Thanks. The one I was looking for was B Rap Boys. I guess that's the sequel to DJ Boy because the gameplay and everything looks exactly the same only B Rap Boys came out a few years later. Again, 'Much appreciated. It would've taken me forever to find that game again.

You're welcome ;)
#46 Posted by FidycentLV (5 posts) -
I was linked to post here. - I remember few scenes of it very well, You started off near a boat which is ported in a small dock, after you went further you had to kill a theif or a man atleast for sure near a tree that would always drops a scroll, after the start you would see a campfire and theres 5 guys to kill, there was also a INN but i dont remember that that well, i remember a valley with stone on the sides and im not sure but i think it had pillars as soon as you entered the valley there was guards to kill which at that moment wasnt easy evertyime. - I think it was made at about 2000s like 2002-2006? - I played it on PC. - The character was a male. A rpg game something like Requital but not that, also it was Russian, well my version was maybe it was in other languages too but mine was russian. Thanks.
#47 Posted by AvatarMan96 (7323 posts) -

Ok, so I remember my friend talking about this game at school one day. I'm assuming it was open world, because he said you could go to different places and kill people. He said that he went to the high school in the game and was running the track, killing people. He said you could go into classrooms too. He didn't say what system it was on, but I'm assuming it was no earlier than PS2 era.

Any idea what game it is? It may not even exist, because he has a history of BS-ing stories to get attention.

#48 Posted by AwesomePS3gamer (15 posts) -
Hey people, I've been trying to figure out what the hell this game is forever, but can't seem to find out the name through the limited amount of information I have. Anyway, here's what I know... - 2D fighting game in the vein of classic Capcom or SNK games. (not sure who actually made it though) - May be weapon-based. - May contain a character with the name "Mifune" - I believe one character was an elderly woman, possibly related to another character. - One character is a young girl who wields a large hammer, and may wear a beret. (one of her combos may be titled "THAT'S a hammer!") - No idea what platform it was on, although I think it may have been a console, but I'm not 100%. That's all I can think of for now, your help is very much appreciated! -Please reply ASAP!!
#49 Posted by Black_Knight_00 (18197 posts) -
[QUOTE="AwesomePS3gamer"]Hey people, I've been trying to figure out what the hell this game is forever, but can't seem to find out the name through the limited amount of information I have. Anyway, here's what I know... - 2D fighting game in the vein of classic Capcom or SNK games. (not sure who actually made it though) - May be weapon-based. - May contain a character with the name "Mifune" - I believe one character was an elderly woman, possibly related to another character. - One character is a young girl who wields a large hammer, and may wear a beret. (one of her combos may be titled "THAT'S a hammer!") - No idea what platform it was on, although I think it may have been a console, but I'm not 100%. That's all I can think of for now, your help is very much appreciated! -Please reply ASAP!!

Last Blade?
#50 Posted by twaitsfan (189 posts) -

Hi Guys,

There was a game gamespot recently reviewed (I would've guessed in the past 6 months but since I can't find it in the reviews, maybe it's farther back) that I can't remember the name of. I think it is either a PC or IOS game. It was a 16 bit-looking game that got a favorable review, I think an 8.0 - maybe a bit less. The picture of the game or screen shot that I remember is a heavily pixelated guy holding up a sword. GS praised it for it's environments despite the 16 bit graphics. I want to say the title was something like "Adventure" or some simple one word thing like that (no, not the atari 2600 Adventure, but these do seem to share several things in common!).

I've been digging through reviews over the past 4 or 5 months but can't find it. Any ideas?

Thanks much!