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nightman 15 March 2017 20:19

Looking for old underwater game
 
I've been looking for this Amiga for years now. The problem is that I don't believe it was a popular or widely distributed game. I played it some time around 1992 to 1994. I've watched countless hours of Youtube videos about Amiga games, I've searched through this database as well as others without being able to find it. And when I say searched, I mean I clicked through thousands of games looking at each one.

It was an underwater/deep sea game where you swim around collecting/doing things, it was a flat 2D game but you could move in all directions. It had basic graphics from what I remember (no dithered textures) and various sea creatures like octopuses swimming around. If I remember correctly, you played AS a sea creature also. I know for a fact that it was not James Pond, or Super Frog, or any other popular title that you'd find on "Top 100 Amiga Games" lists. The graphics and creatures were not cartoonish. My brother picked it up in the US from one of the many small computer shops from back in the early 90s.

I know this is a long shot, but I'm really hoping someone can help me out on this. I realize that there were dozens, if not hundreds, of games produced back then that had very limited distribution and have been lost to time. I appreciate any help that anyone can give me. Thank you.

Edit: something I forgot, I don't remember there being any man made elements, the environment was all natural

Also, I found this video for Fury Of The Furries. At this exact timestamp is what REAAALLY reminds me of what I'm looking for: https://youtu.be/6vD80v5PZ-A?t=661

Edit2: the direct link didn't work. Go to 20:00 in the video.

Retroplay 15 March 2017 20:25

A longshot, but Aquanaut perhaps?
http://hol.abime.net/3524

CodyJarrett 15 March 2017 20:33

There's a different Aquanaut too: http://hol.abime.net/3286/screenshot

Also, possibly Return to Atlantis? http://hol.abime.net/1228/screenshot

nightman 15 March 2017 20:50

Quote:

Originally Posted by Retroplay (Post 1147149)
A longshot, but Aquanaut perhaps?
http://hol.abime.net/3524

No, definitely not Aquanaut.

Quote:

Originally Posted by CodyJarrett (Post 1147150)
There's a different Aquanaut too: http://hol.abime.net/3286/screenshot

Also, possibly Return to Atlantis? http://hol.abime.net/1228/screenshot

Not that Aquanaut either, or Return to Atlantis.

Look at my OP, I've added a link to a level in Fury of Furries which really triggers some nostalgia about my game. But it's not Fury of Furries for sure.

s2325 15 March 2017 21:07

Jaws? http://hol.abime.net/787

nightman 15 March 2017 21:31

Quote:

Originally Posted by s2325 (Post 1147156)

Nope. My game was deep underwater. I don't think you could get to the surface.

You didn't play a "dangerous" animal.

s2325 15 March 2017 21:43

You can met octopuses in Project Neptune but hero is human http://hol.abime.net/1163/screenshot

Coagulus 15 March 2017 21:51

It was definitely an Amiga game? It sounds a lot like scuba dive on the Speccy.

Edit ah you played as a sea creature too. Ecco?

DamienD 15 March 2017 22:24

The PD / Freeware game Scuba Diver?

DannyBoy 16 March 2017 01:23

Unless what you look for is any of the above, can you remember any specific strings of text in the game? Any not blatantly generic string will do, but the longer the better. This is truly a long shot, but I might ge able to regex what you're looking for.

Master484 16 March 2017 12:51

Maybe Gulp:
http://hol.abime.net/2807

nightman 16 March 2017 14:45

Quote:

Originally Posted by s2325 (Post 1147165)
You can met octopuses in Project Neptune but hero is human http://hol.abime.net/1163/screenshot

No, not the one, but thanks.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Coagulus (Post 1147166)
It was definitely an Amiga game? It sounds a lot like scuba dive on the Speccy.

Edit ah you played as a sea creature too. Ecco?

Nope, those graphics are too basic. And I played Ecco on the SNES. I remember it well, but it's not the game.

Quote:

Originally Posted by DamienD (Post 1147172)
The PD / Freeware game Scuba Diver?

Not the one.

Quote:

Originally Posted by DannyBoy (Post 1147194)
Unless what you look for is any of the above, can you remember any specific strings of text in the game? Any not blatantly generic string will do, but the longer the better. This is truly a long shot, but I might ge able to regex what you're looking for.

I really wish I could remember any text, but I can't. I was around 10/11 when I played it and I only remember the images themselves, but no text.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Master484 (Post 1147243)

No, not really. Take a look at 20:00 in the youtube link in my OP. That's the best example from something visually similar of what the game looked like that I can find.

Retroplay 16 March 2017 16:46

Quote:

Originally Posted by nightman (Post 1147254)
No, not the one, but thanks.
Nope, those graphics are too basic. And I played Ecco on the SNES. I remember it well, but it's not the game.

Are you absolutely sure it's an Amiga game you're looking for ?
I'm asking because Ecco is a Sega exclusive title and, from my own experience, memory can get a little fuzzy over the years. :)

Anyhow, there's a SNES title that partially fits your description, E.V.O. - Search for Eden, probably not what you're looking for but it's worth a look.

Amiganiac73 17 March 2017 01:10

Hi nightman

Some questions

Do you remember if you could jump, run, shoot besides collecting objects and do things?

Was a kind of platform jumping game ,
One screen or scrolling screen?
One Level, Multi Level
The main Goal?
For example.. had a Boss creature to defeat at the end of the game
Or your mission were to find some sort of treasure Object ?
Or Gather all the pieces of something to build something?
It had some particular background for example Zeus castle or just plain blue water?

All this features can lead us to find more easily this game

looking according to the video at 20:00

Searching...

nightman 20 March 2017 00:46

Quote:

Originally Posted by Retroplay (Post 1147266)
Are you absolutely sure it's an Amiga game you're looking for ?
I'm asking because Ecco is a Sega exclusive title and, from my own experience, memory can get a little fuzzy over the years. :)

Anyhow, there's a SNES title that partially fits your description, E.V.O. - Search for Eden, probably not what you're looking for but it's worth a look.

Actually you're right. Ecco was a Sega game. However, I do remember playing that and that's not the game. I've played EVO recently on an SNES emulator, not the game either.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Amiganiac73 (Post 1147339)
Hi nightman

Some questions

Do you remember if you could jump, run, shoot besides collecting objects and do things?

Was a kind of platform jumping game ,
One screen or scrolling screen?
One Level, Multi Level
The main Goal?
For example.. had a Boss creature to defeat at the end of the game
Or your mission were to find some sort of treasure Object ?
Or Gather all the pieces of something to build something?
It had some particular background for example Zeus castle or just plain blue water?

All this features can lead us to find more easily this game

looking according to the video at 20:00

Searching...

These are great questions. Unfortunately, I don't remember. I've tried so hard to remember :banghead

I remember it wasn't a jumping game. You moved around as if swimming.

It was a multi-directional side scroller. You could swim up, down, left, right, and the screen moved with you.

I don't remember if there were multiple levels, but I recall the "main" level that I played being very large, lots of areas you could go.

You did not shoot anything from what I recall. It wasn't a fast paced game.

You did need to collect things. Something in my mind says it was golden keys, but that might be wrong.

The background was either all solid black or solid dark blue, but no features or objects in the background.

You guys are all awesome :great. Seriously. I'm actually kinda hopeful I'll see this game again!!!

ransom1122 20 March 2017 01:25

Your not a sea creature but was it Prospector In The Mazes Of Xor http://hol.abime.net/1170
If not did it look like this in terms of going in multiple directions?

commodorejohn 20 March 2017 15:14

It wasn't Odell Down Under, by any chance?

nightman 20 March 2017 16:04

Quote:

Originally Posted by ransom1122 (Post 1147976)
Your not a sea creature but was it Prospector In The Mazes Of Xor http://hol.abime.net/1170
If not did it look like this in terms of going in multiple directions?

Unfortunately, no.

Quote:

Originally Posted by commodorejohn (Post 1148032)
It wasn't Odell Down Under, by any chance?

No, these graphics are too detailed I think.

nobody 20 March 2017 16:14

http://hol.abime.net/581

?

Steve 20 March 2017 16:20

What was the sea creature you controlled? What colour was it? Did you have other machines apart from the Amiga? C64 perhaps? Draw a picture from memory to make it easier to find otherwise I think it'll be impossible.


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