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Old game name

Darth AardvarkDarth Aardvark Registered User regular
edited May 2008 in Games and Technology
Couldn't find the last thread like this, but I really need the name to an ancient Apple adventure game:

I played it in the late 80s-early 90s. You need torches constantly (it's not Shadowgate), and the plot of the game is to kill a dragon in the final chamber. To kill him, you have to build a weapon out of three things: a horn and two other things. There was a wraith involved somewhere that could kill you. There was also a sphinx that you shot with a silver bullet to defeat. You started outside of a castle, and at the end, the game prints out a certificate of completion.

Any help? I know that there is a thread like this every other week, but the search function is all borked.

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  • NocrenNocren Lt Futz, Back in Action North CarolinaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Shadowgate

    NES/PC game

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  • Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    That's totally Shadowgate. I know you said it's not but c'mon.

    Torches?

    Death?

    Dragon?

    Shadowgate.

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  • MightyMighty Omeganaut '15 '16 '17 NebraskaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Apple game -
    (it's not Shadowgate)
    Nocren wrote: »
    Shadowgate

    NES/PC game
    God wrote:
    FAIL

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  • kaliyamakaliyama Left to find less-moderated fora Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I played shadowgate on a mac...

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  • Simon MoonSimon Moon Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Need more details. Were there graphics, or was it text based? How was it controlled? What system did you play it on? When you say "ancient Apple" do you mean like an old Mac Classic, or do you mean like an Apple II?

    'Cause for all I know, you're looking for one of the old Eamon scenarios, while I'm trying to remember if Scarab of Ra had a dragon in it.

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  • NocrenNocren Lt Futz, Back in Action North CarolinaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Ok, so I got the format wrong.

    Still Shadowgate though.

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  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Even if it's not Shadowgate, it's Shadowgate. Thread closed.

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  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Couldn't find the last thread like this, but I really need the name to an ancient Apple adventure game:

    I played it in the late 80s-early 90s. You need torches constantly (it's not Shadowgate), and the plot of the game is to kill a dragon in the final chamber. To kill him, you have to build a weapon out of three things: a horn and two other things. There was a wraith involved somewhere that could kill you. There was also a sphinx that you shot with a silver bullet to defeat. You started outside of a castle, and at the end, the game prints out a certificate of completion.

    Any help? I know that there is a thread like this every other week, but the search function is all borked.


    It is shadowgate. Why do you thin it isn't? Infocom is the only game to make a "keep torches lit" in that era. Build a weapon out of three things? Silver orb, Serpent Rod, Golden spike. Last invoke the platinum horn. Also the talisman atop that one area with the beastie wyvern.


    >>
    Also don't
    forget to print out a certificate of achievement, acknowledging your heroic
    feat.
    <<
    http://www.gamefaqs.com/computer/doswin/file/564685/1512

    Its shadowgate and if you don't like that answer, you know what to go do with yourself.
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    "what odd behavior for such a brave warrior!!"

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  • VicVic Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I am going to go against the beaten track and say Shadowgate.

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  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Mighty wrote: »
    Apple game -
    (it's not Shadowgate)
    Nocren wrote: »
    Shadowgate

    NES/PC game
    God wrote:
    LULZ @ Mighty

    Because seriously. It is. Very few games in that area meet all those specific requirements. The certificate kinda blows everything else out of the water though. Thats pretty damned unique for that era.

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  • EgoEgo Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Was that the game where you could break one of the mirrors in a room and (I think) get sucked out into space? I think that gave me a phobia about being sucked into space (in a hundred years I'm sure we'll have a name for the phobia). I was a little kid and I played it on the Amiga and I remember how the computer played the sound of the air whooshing out in a scream... ugh, I still shudder.

    Now I totally get anxious every time it looks like someone's about to get sucked out into a vacuum on tv shows or movies. I'm like 'oh no, not an air-lock, don't people know what's on the other side of air-locks?' and then the guy gets spiked by some alien and I'm all 'phew, well lucky for him he didn't get sucked out into space! That was close!'

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  • Captain KCaptain K Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    This game is definitely Shadowgate. There's no question about it.

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  • FiggyFiggy Fighter of the night man Champion of the sunRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Shadowgate2.jpg

    Torched!

    sg-sphinx.gif

    Sphinx'd!

    The second shot was from the Shadowgate for NES that I played a lot back in the day.

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  • FiggyFiggy Fighter of the night man Champion of the sunRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Ego wrote: »
    Was that the game where you could break one of the mirrors in a room and (I think) get sucked out into space?

    That was the one.

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  • RaslinRaslin Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I'm trying to remember an older game too. It was a side scrolling platformer on the NES(Not Mario) where you could jump on koopa's, eat mushrooms to get bigger and stronger, and had to fight a bigger koopa after a castle level. But when you beat him, a mushroom told you that your princess was in another castle.

    What game am I thinking of?

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  • FiggyFiggy Fighter of the night man Champion of the sunRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Raslin wrote: »
    I'm trying to remember an older game too. It was a side scrolling platformer on the NES(Not Mario) where you could jump on koopa's, eat mushrooms to get bigger and stronger, and had to fight a bigger koopa after a castle level. But when you beat him, a mushroom told you that your princess was in another castle.

    What game am I thinking of?

    I see what you did there.

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  • AydrAydr Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Raslin wrote: »
    I'm trying to remember an older game too. It was a side scrolling platformer on the NES(Not Mario) where you could jump on koopa's, eat mushrooms to get bigger and stronger, and had to fight a bigger koopa after a castle level. But when you beat him, a mushroom told you that your princess was in another castle.

    What game am I thinking of?

    Sonic?

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  • randombattlerandombattle Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Aydr wrote: »
    Raslin wrote: »
    I'm trying to remember an older game too. It was a side scrolling platformer on the NES(Not Mario) where you could jump on koopa's, eat mushrooms to get bigger and stronger, and had to fight a bigger koopa after a castle level. But when you beat him, a mushroom told you that your princess was in another castle.

    What game am I thinking of?

    Sonic?

    Sonimario or whatever the fuck that bootleg abomination was?

    It totally counts.

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  • Feels Good ManFeels Good Man Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Raslin wrote: »
    I'm trying to remember an older game too. It was a side scrolling platformer on the NES(Not Mario) where you could jump on koopa's, eat mushrooms to get bigger and stronger, and had to fight a bigger koopa after a castle level. But when you beat him, a mushroom told you that your princess was in another castle.

    What game am I thinking of?

    I was going to post this almost exactly, but I figured it was a little too douchebaggy.

    Keep fighting the good fight.

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  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Ego wrote: »
    Was that the game where you could break one of the mirrors in a room and (I think) get sucked out into space? I think that gave me a phobia about being sucked into space (in a hundred years I'm sure we'll have a name for the phobia). I was a little kid and I played it on the Amiga and I remember how the computer played the sound of the air whooshing out in a scream... ugh, I still shudder.

    Now I totally get anxious every time it looks like someone's about to get sucked out into a vacuum on tv shows or movies. I'm like 'oh no, not an air-lock, don't people know what's on the other side of air-locks?' and then the guy gets spiked by some alien and I'm all 'phew, well lucky for him he didn't get sucked out into space! That was close!'

    you must have hated Firefly, then.

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