Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Need help remembering an adventure game

  1. #1
    Insert Coin (Level 0) Zenitram's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Washington
    Posts
    69
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    PSN
    JankShank

    Default Need help remembering an adventure game

    Probably a windows 95/98 game, very much like Myst. You wake up in a crashed spaceship in the middle of a jungle; pretty much all I remember. Any ideas?

  2. #2
    Cherry (Level 1) obesolete's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Toronto, ON
    Posts
    237
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    I'm thinking return to zork, but i don't think that's the title i'm looking for.

    did you start off in your ship/house thing and went to different areas from there?

    or is that return to zork? my pc memories are failing me =(

    ---
    on second thought that's not it at all...
    did the spaceship have some sort of tv that you could watch and there were commercials? commercials that had clues to different areas that you could go to outside of your ship/house thingy? if yes, i know what game you're talking about but i have no idea what it's called XD
    Last edited by obesolete; 10-22-2009 at 09:01 PM.
    Closet Monsters: Custom and Retro Game Plushies Obesolete.etsy.com

  3. #3
    Insert Coin (Level 0) Zenitram's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Washington
    Posts
    69
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    PSN
    JankShank

    Default

    I don't remember a tv but maybe books? Memory is to fuzzy. I'm sure when you get out and explore the jungle, you find some sort of temple.

  4. #4
    Pear (Level 6) Soviet Conscript's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Pittsburgh
    Posts
    1,361
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

  5. #5
    Insert Coin (Level 0) Zenitram's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Washington
    Posts
    69
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    PSN
    JankShank

    Default

    Nope

    It looked like Myst, with pre-rendered backgrounds.

  6. #6
    Pear (Level 6) Soviet Conscript's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Pittsburgh
    Posts
    1,361
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

  7. #7
    Cherry (Level 1) phreakindee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    316
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Well, spaceships and jungle in a Myst-like game... sounds like The Crystal Key a bit. Check this review:

    Crystal Key
    PC Game Collector - DOS and beyond

    Lazy Game Reviews

  8. #8
    Cherry (Level 1) undead455's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Montreal, Canada
    Posts
    256
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    I think it may be Amerzone.

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


    Visit My Site. www.undead455.com

  9. #9
    Insert Coin (Level 0) Zenitram's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Washington
    Posts
    69
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    PSN
    JankShank

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by phreakindee View Post
    Well, spaceships and jungle in a Myst-like game... sounds like The Crystal Key a bit. Check this review:

    Crystal Key

    Thats it! Thanks a lot. I've been trying to remember the name for so long ans was way off.

  10. #10
    Apple (Level 5) Wraith Storm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Tulsa Oklahoma
    Posts
    1,083
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    7
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    2
    Thanked in
    2 Posts

    Default

    The Crystal Key!!! Ahh memories...That game is an inside joke with my friends and I.

    When the game first came out one of my friends bought it and had it for like a week and could not get past the first few screens. I thought that he just sucked and told him I could figure it out. So I sat down at his computer and two hours later after combing the first few screens (over and over again) with the cursor I gave up too.

    A few weeks later I was at another friends house and just happened to see that he had a copy of The Crystal Key as well. I inquired as to if he had beat the game and he replied with a "Hell no! The game is impossible! I can't get past the first few screens." He loaded it up and turns out he was stuck exactly where I was and my other friend was. So a third friend who was present at the time said that he thought he could figure it out. So he took the game home and gave it back a few days later after giving up in the same FREAKING spot.

    Was there a bug that prevented early copies of the game from working properly? That's the only thing I could think of. I would love to give the game another shot after all these years, because now I am thinking "surely I could figure it out. Surely there was something that I missed" but I doubt it. If the 4 of us couldn't figure it out years ago I don't see me getting any smarter.
    If a god is willing to prevent evil, but not able, then he is not omnipotent. If he is able, but not willing, then he must be malevolent. If he is both willing and able, then why is there evil? If he is neither able or willing then why call him a god?

  11. #11
    Red (Level 21) Jorpho's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    We're all mad here
    Posts
    13,537
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Wraith Storm View Post
    Was there a bug that prevented early copies of the game from working properly? That's the only thing I could think of. I would love to give the game another shot after all these years, because now I am thinking "surely I could figure it out. Surely there was something that I missed" but I doubt it. If the 4 of us couldn't figure it out years ago I don't see me getting any smarter.
    Surely you've consulted GameFAQs?
    "There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge." --Bertrand Russel (attributed)

  12. #12
    Apple (Level 5) Wraith Storm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Tulsa Oklahoma
    Posts
    1,083
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    7
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    2
    Thanked in
    2 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorpho View Post
    Surely you've consulted GameFAQs?
    Nope! If I had been further into the game, I probably would have but it was literally right at the beginning. We were determined to figure it out but then slowly our ambitions died and we gave up... I probably would use Gamefaqs these days because I don't have as much free time or patience as I did years ago.

    I'm gonna have to hunt this game down and give it another shot.
    If a god is willing to prevent evil, but not able, then he is not omnipotent. If he is able, but not willing, then he must be malevolent. If he is both willing and able, then why is there evil? If he is neither able or willing then why call him a god?

Similar Threads

  1. Need help remembering old pc game name.
    By damiennn in forum Classic Gaming
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-29-2012, 11:20 PM
  2. Need help remembering a game
    By VideoGameRescue in forum Classic Gaming
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-28-2012, 05:20 AM
  3. Need help remembering name of old DOS game
    By Woulfe in forum Computer Gaming
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-12-2010, 11:48 PM
  4. need help remembering the name of a game
    By raptor94k in forum Computer Gaming
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-16-2010, 11:00 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •