Name that Game: Nostalgia Edition

Guess what time it is? It is time to play Name that Game again. This time we do nostalgic blasts from the past. How many games you can identify here:

As usual, try to guess the titles by looking at the tiny screen shots and post the answers in the comments.

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25 Responses to Name that Game: Nostalgia Edition

  1. Jesse Persons UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    14 is Sam & Max Hit the Road
    16 is Battle Chess
    20 is Total Annihilation

    I grabbed the easy ones.

    I don’t think I ever had the pleasure of playing Battle Chess in color, but in the B&W version I always thought the black queen looked “partially disrobed”. That was probably the only reason I played it so often as an impressionable youth. I certainly didn’t win often enough for it to matter.

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  2. upbeat.linux UNITED STATES Google Chrome Windows says:

    2. Syndicate
    3. Flashback
    6. Magic Carpet
    13. Alone in the Dark
    15. Dune 2
    17. Lost Vikings
    20. Jagged Alliance
    21. Not sure about this but possibly Alpha Centauri?

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  3. Luke Maciak UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Linux Terminalist says:

    Wow, I thought that #5 will be the first one to go. Interesting.

    @ Jesse Persons:

    #20 is not Total Annihilation though I can see how it may be difficult to identify from such a small screenshot. I tested this on my brother though, and he guessed #20 right away. Probably because he used to play this game a lot and he could easily recognize the familiar jungle tree lines, the black framing and etc…

    Also, at the time this game had the best theme song ever.

    @ upbeat.linux:

    Yes on everything other than #20 and #21. See the comments above. #20 is not an RTS or turn based strategy.

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  4. upbeat.linux UNITED STATES Google Chrome Windows says:

    @ Luke: Eeek. Alas, my memory has failed me on quite a few of these. Not to say they weren’t memorable, just that I might need more caffeine…

    10. Heroes of Might and Magic
    12. Day of the Tentacle

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  5. IceBrain PORTUGAL Mozilla Firefox Debian GNU/Linux Terminalist says:

    20 is Cannon Fodder! I think it’s the only one I’ve played.

    3 looks interesting, though.

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  6. Macuyiko BELGIUM Google Chrome Windows says:

    1. Simon the Sorcerer
    4. Another World (or Out Of This World)
    5. Blood (?)
    9. Age Of Empires
    19. Eye Of The Beholder (?)
    21. Frontier: Elite 2

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  7. Macuyiko BELGIUM Google Chrome Windows says:

    Oh, and I just remembered:

    17. The Lost Vikings

    For some reason I kept thinking “dwarfs” instead of “vikings” first.

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  8. Morghan UNITED STATES Internet Explorer Windows says:

    I’ve played 1-10, 15-17, 19 & 20. Naming them is another matter entierly, especially right now when I have no home internet access, can’t pull out the old hard drive and open up a few games to put names to the memories.

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  9. Gothmog UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows Terminalist says:

    1 Simon the Sorcerer
    2 Syndicate
    3 Flashback
    4 Out of this World
    5 ?
    6 Magic Carpet
    7 ?
    8 ?
    9 ?
    10 Heroes of Might and Magic
    11 Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis?
    12 Day of the Tentacle
    13 Alone in the Dark
    14 Sam and Max
    15 Dune 2
    16 Battle Chess
    17 The Lost Vikings
    18 Loom
    19 Dungeon Master?
    20 Total Annihilation
    21 Frontier
    22 ?

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  10. Gothmog UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows Terminalist says:

    Reading over the comments, I TOTALLY see Cannon Fodder now. I can’t believe I didn’t get that one. Great game choices, Luke!

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  11. Luke Maciak UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Linux Terminalist says:

    @ upbeat.linux:

    Yep and yep.

    @ IceBrain:

    That’s a BINGO!

    War! Never been so much fun
    War! Never been so much fun
    War! Never been so much fun

    Something something something
    Kill him with your gun

    I have to look up that song when I get home today. :P

    @ Macuyiko:

    #19 close but no cookie. Everything else yes. Also first person who guessed Blood. Totally didn’t expect that one to last this long. I mean, multiplayer Blood was all I basically did my Freshman and Sophomore year in HS.

    @ Gothmog:

    Correct on all but #20.

    Also, #19 is indeed Dungeon Master. I have logged many many hours in that game. :)

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  12. IceBrain PORTUGAL Mozilla Firefox Debian GNU/Linux Terminalist says:

    @ Luce Maciak:

    Go up to your brother
    Kill him with your gun
    Leave him lying in his uniform
    Dying in the sun

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  13. IceBrain PORTUGAL Mozilla Firefox Debian GNU/Linux Terminalist says:

    @ Luke Maciak:

    Go up to your brother
    Kill him with your gun
    Leave him lying in his uniform
    Dying in the sun

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  14. QE UNITED KINGDOM Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    All the easy ones are gone.

    7 was called … is it … Chaos Engine?

    I would have got a handful of the others (especially Cannon Fodder) but all those point&click adventure type things look the same to me :-)

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  15. Felipe Morales CHILE Mozilla Ubuntu Linux says:

    22. Future Wars ?

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  16. devindialo UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    O man I miss Lost Vikings. Show some dosBox love.

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  17. Luke Maciak UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Linux Terminalist says:

    Btw, I just wanted to let you guys know that the Cannon Fodder song has been stuck in my head all day now.

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  18. Peterix CZECH REPUBLIC Mozilla Linux says:

    1 – simon the sorcerer
    2 – looks like UFO or something like that… idk
    3 – no idea
    4 – Another World (there was a modern remake released semi-recently)
    5 – Blood (AWESOME!)
    6 – Magic Carpet (1 or 2, can’t tell)
    7 – also no idea
    8 – one of the Ishar trilogy? haven’t played those past cursing loudly and rebooting. The layout looks like Ishar 3.
    9 – AoM or AoE… or some sequel.
    10 – Heroes of Might an Magic 2 – I’ve played the demo as a kid a bit too much
    15 – Dune 2
    16 – Battle Chess
    17 – The Lost Vikings
    18 – Loom (Another really good one… also short)
    19 – Looks like Dungeon Master
    11,12,13,14,20,21,22 – haven’t played those

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  19. copperfish Mozilla Firefox Ubuntu Linux Terminalist says:

    Some repeats no doubt, but here’s my take…

    1. Simon the Sorceror
    2. Syndicate
    3. Flashback
    4. Another World
    5. Blood
    6. Magic Carpet
    7. The Chaos Engine (Bitmap Brothers, gotta love their games)
    8. Looks like Daggerfall, but it probably isn’t…..
    9. Age of Empires
    10. ?
    11. Indiana Jones
    12. Maniac Mansion
    13. Alone in the Dark
    14. Sam and Max
    15. Dune II: Battle for Arrakis
    16. Battle Chess
    17. Lost Vikings
    18. ?
    19. ?
    20. Cannon Fodder
    21. Frontier
    22. ?

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  20. Zeke Google Chrome Windows says:

    #6 magic carpet
    when i was younger i used to play that game for hours, beat it when i was 6. god i miss that game, i still have the disk too hahaha. im going to bust out the emulator.

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  21. Morghan UNITED STATES Internet Explorer Windows says:

    Chaos Engine! Wish I could have remembered the name for that one. I’m calling that my favorite from the list, and also the last one I played. Never owned it when it was out, had to grab it from the internet after reading a review. Definitely one I would spend the money on if I ever found a copy though, and sadly one of the few there that I don’t actually own.

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  22. Luke Maciak UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows Terminalist says:

    It seems that the whole puzzle has been solved. Congratulations guys.

    Here is the list of correct answers:

    1. Simon the Sorceror
    2. Syndicate
    3. Flashback
    4. Another World
    5. Blood
    6. Magic Carpet
    7. The Chaos Engine
    8. Ishar 2
    9. Age of Empires
    10. Heroes of Might and Magic
    11. Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
    12. Maniac Mansion
    13. Alone in the Dark
    14. Sam and Max Hit the Road
    15. Dune II: Battle for Arrakis
    16. Battle Chess
    17. Lost Vikings
    18. Loom
    19. Dungeon Master
    20. Cannon Fodder
    21. Frontier
    22. Future Wars

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