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Old 28 April 2008, 00:49   #1
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old game.. what is it??

OK, just been having a chat with the wife about a game she used to play on my PC back in 1998/99 time(roughly) and I simply can't fathom out what game it is(or which platform as I had an expanded Amiga A1200 at the time as well as a PC with various emulators)

Apparently it is very similar to Aladdin but in 3D - 3rd person. I first thought of something along the lines of Pandemonium 2, after reloading it up and using a glide wrapper she has decided that that isn't it. She also mentioned it was a jump n run type of thing. She remembers pots being thrown out of windows but am not sure if she is getting confused with the 2D Aladdin game?

Any idea's ??
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Old 28 April 2008, 01:59   #2
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1998/99? Do you know what the objective of the game was? That might give more of a clue.

So it was a kind of 3D platform game in 3rd person?

I remember a game called 'American McGee's Alice' which was about then I suppose but that would be a memorable title/theme so I doubt it was that.

Maybe Crash Bandicoot? Check this wiki entry:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platform_Game

There are some cinematic platformers in there that maybe of help. Like maybe Another World which is similar to Prince of Persia.

But those are just guesses. If only we knew what the game was about.

And I just found a good list but it is just a list so might not help:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_platform_games
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Old 28 April 2008, 02:21   #3
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Earthworm Jim, that went 3D didn't it?
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Old 28 April 2008, 02:28   #4
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thanks for your input so far chaps, but not them I'm afraid. I was thinking Prince of Persia 3D or similar.


The objective of the game ..... not a clue, just know it was something along the lines of a 3d version of Aladdin, I also was thinking about Tomb Raider but I never had it at that time.




Hopefully I'll get more info as she thinks about it.
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Earthworm Jim, that went 3D didn't it?
Yeah it did. I played that one on the PC.

PaulyQ,

I will have another think. Whatever it was, if it was for the PC then I probably played it at some point.
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Old 28 April 2008, 04:36   #6
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I don't know if this will help, but you could try:
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http://www.the-underdogs.info/genre.php?offset=40&id=1&sort=year&subgen=3D%20action
Lists some games of that genre in the years 1995-2000.

Of course, it could be filed under a different genre.....

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uhmn...

Little Big Adventure?
http://www.adventureclassicgaming.co...te/reviews/55/
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The objective of the game ..... not a clue, just know it was something along the lines of a 3d version of Aladdin, I also was thinking about Tomb Raider but I never had it at that time.
There was Montezumas Revenge in 3D.
Maybe MDK?
Jim Power contains pots.
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Thanks so far, still can't seem to find it.

Have racked my brains, your brains and so has the wife and she can't take it further with regards to what it was called, objectives etc...

Think I'll call it a day on this one.

Thanks for your idea's.
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Tales From Heaven?

http://hol.abime.net/1309/screenshot
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OK, just been having a chat with the wife about a game she used to play on my PC back in 1998/99 time(roughly) and I simply can't fathom out what game it is(or which platform as I had an expanded Amiga A1200 at the time as well as a PC with various emulators)

Apparently it is very similar to Aladdin but in 3D - 3rd person. I first thought of something along the lines of Pandemonium 2, after reloading it up and using a glide wrapper she has decided that that isn't it. She also mentioned it was a jump n run type of thing. She remembers pots being thrown out of windows but am not sure if she is getting confused with the 2D Aladdin game?

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put your wife to do something useful like wash your pants,cook or another useful activity instead play games
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Ooh! That game looks weird, I am going to have to try it out. I am not very good at platform games but the graphics look pretty unique!

Is it actually any good?
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Cool pc platformers of the time:

The adventure of Lomax

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee

Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus

Heart of Darkness

Rayman

Rayman 2 - Great Escape

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Ooh! That game looks weird, I am going to have to try it out. I am not very good at platform games but the graphics look pretty unique!

Is it actually any good?
Didn't exactly get glowing reviews.

I've only played a demo but it's not much cop to be honest.
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Didn't exactly get glowing reviews.

I've only played a demo but it's not much cop to be honest.
Does it move very well, or is it really slow looking?
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On my '040 (as far as I can remember, it's been a while) it wasn't exactly lightning fast but it was fairly steady. I think there are options to turn off graphical detail and things too so that would make a difference.
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OK, just been having a chat with the wife about a game she used to play on my PC back in 1998/99 time(roughly) and I simply can't fathom out what game it is(or which platform as I had an expanded Amiga A1200 at the time as well as a PC with various emulators)

Apparently it is very similar to Aladdin but in 3D - 3rd person. I first thought of something along the lines of Pandemonium 2, after reloading it up and using a glide wrapper she has decided that that isn't it. She also mentioned it was a jump n run type of thing. She remembers pots being thrown out of windows but am not sure if she is getting confused with the 2D Aladdin game?

Any idea's ??
Bullfrogs 'Magic Carpet' ?

Time and description sounds right.

http://www.cdosabandonware.com/std_g...hp?gameid=2154
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