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Old 06-09-2011, 04:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Really old game

I barely remember anything about this game but I'd like to figure out it's name after all these years. I saw this video

and it jogged my memory, the game I'm looking for was very similar to this. The game in the video is Mystery House for Apple II. The game I'm trying to remember was very similar(from what I can remember) but I think it was slightly less crude. I remember going upstairs and being blocked by a large npc who kinda looked like a shark. I seem to remember him having at least one of his teeth sticking out of his mouth to a point. You had to solve some riddle or math problem to pass him, I forget.
And that's pretty much it. I played it when I was pretty young and I believe it was at school, we had Apple computers donated to the school so that would make sense.

Btw I thought I already asked about this game but I didn't see the topic. If I missed it oops. I have more info now anyways so it's all good.
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Old 06-09-2011, 05:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Dark Side?

The Colony?
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Old 06-09-2011, 10:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Really old game

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Old 06-09-2011, 12:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Doesn't seem to be any of those three. The game I'm looking for is more like the video I linked. The games you guys posted all seem to be much higher quality, from the sparse pics I saw of them.
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Old 06-09-2011, 03:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Really old game

Is it fair to assume that the game you're looking for would likely be for Amiga, given its age?
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Old 06-09-2011, 03:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I doubt it. All the Amiga games I've tried(and I've tried a lot) have been much better quality than what I posted about. Just look at that youtube video, if it doesn't resemble that then it's not the game. I'm almost 100% convinced it had to be on an Apple computer since that other game is and the similarities are striking.
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Re: Really old game

Did you look at the Apple or Amiga version of The Colony? The Apple version is much more rudimentary.
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Old 06-09-2011, 03:56 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Could you post a pic of it? I tried google searching all the suggestions but I keep getting tons of results that aren't even about it. Sorry to be a pain but it got pretty annoying.
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I'll see your image and raise you a video.

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Starts at Dark Side and in a few minutes also shows The Colony.
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Looks close to it but it's not the right game. I'm pretty sure the one I'm looking for was in a house like the video I linked. For all I know it could be a rip off of Mystery House.

Interesting video btw.
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Old 06-09-2011, 06:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Re: Really old game

The Institute
Cranston Manor

Do you know what year you played it?
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Old 06-09-2011, 07:05 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I couldn't find any pics of The Institute so I'm not sure. Cranston Manor is close but it's too colorful for what I remember. Think lines and black background like the video I posted.

I was probably nine when I played the game so around 1986 or 87. But I don't think it was new when we played it. My school got a donation of Apple computers and I believe they were already a few years old by then.
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I barely remember anything about this game but I'd like to figure out it's name after all these years. I saw this video
YouTube - ‪Lets Play Mystery House -- Part 1‬‏

and it jogged my memory, the game I'm looking for was very similar to this. The game in the video is Mystery House for Apple II. The game I'm trying to remember was very similar(from what I can remember) but I think it was slightly less crude. I remember going upstairs and being blocked by a large npc who kinda looked like a shark. I seem to remember him having at least one of his teeth sticking out of his mouth to a point. You had to solve some riddle or math problem to pass him, I forget.
And that's pretty much it. I played it when I was pretty young and I believe it was at school, we had Apple computers donated to the school so that would make sense.

Btw I thought I already asked about this game but I didn't see the topic. If I missed it oops. I have more info now anyways so it's all good.
Could it be X on the Game Boy? I don't know about shark enemies, but it had similar graphics.
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Nope this was definitely an early computer game, most likely on the Apple 2.
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It wouldn't be Kings Quest would it DB?
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No definitely nothing fantasy like that. Some stuff might've been weird, like a shark headed looking dude, but fantasy it was not.
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Ok I got one more guess here,

Could it be Akalabeth?
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No I don't think so. My memory is very vague but I don't think it was a rpg or anything like that. Think more like Deja Vu, it's about exploring and figuring things out. Might've been a crappy learning game or something.
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We got new people around here so I figured I'd bump this unsolved topic to see if anyone remembers it.
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