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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenband View Post
    #29 makes me think of Who Framed Roger Rabbit? for NES.
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    #29 sounds like Dick Tracy
    You also also get to drive cars, shoot guns, etc... in those games.
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    Yeah...

    #29 is Final Fight, now that I think about it. Mike Haggar for President!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jb143 View Post
    You also also get to drive cars, shoot guns, etc... in those games.
    Touché!

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    Yeah...

    #29 is Final Fight, now that I think about it. Mike Haggar for President!
    If it's not Final Fight, I wonder if it might be the arcade game 64th Street.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenband View Post

    If it's not Final Fight, I wonder if it might be the arcade game 64th Street.

    That's it. 64'th Street: A Detective Story. Thinking about it though, I might have accepted Final Fight because it is pretty close. But you don't actually play as a detective right?
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    Your clue fits 64th Street better than Final Fight--the former is set up as an actual mystery/detective story, Final Fight is not, and no none of the characters are detectives.

    Would #28 be The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by any chance? (I've never played that game but the clues about rafting and it having a movie and a book seem to point that way).

    EDIT: I just realized #28 could also be Jurassic Park (there WAS actually a rafting segment in the book, plus the spitting makes more contextual sense than it would for Tom Sawyer)
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    Jurassic Park is correct. Playing the game when it first came out I remember (as a kid) wondering why there was a rafting scene when there wasn't one in the movie and figuring that it must be in the book(which it is). And those pesky dilophosauruses at the edge of the water keep spitting at you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond Dantes View Post
    Your clue fits 64th Street better than Final Fight--the former is set up as an actual mystery/detective story, Final Fight is not, and no none of the characters are detectives.
    The only reason I might have accepted it would be if no one guessed correctly, because when I was making the clues my lunch break was almost over and I hadn't polished that one as much as I would have liked. Afterwards I realized that I might not have provided enough details for there to not be more than one game that meets the description. However, the clue does imply that it's a beat-em-up about detectives. And the first weapons you pick up in the game are a wrench and a pipe. I wanted to work something in about the getaway vehicle at the end being a blimp but didn't want to give too much away(though I did intentionally pick a bit more obscure game), but I didn't have enough time to be clever about it. Oh well...
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    Heh, #27 is Super Mario Bros., isn't it? Just dawned on me.

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    Yep. If you take the warp zones to skip over levels, then you just left those poor mushroom retainers(servants to nobility) in those castles. When you beat the game, you are presented with a "new quest".
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    I guess I should go again...?

    #30. Hi, I'm just here for the disk. No need to bother getting up. Yes, I brought a friend. No, his name's not Abel, it was Kurt -- or maybe it was Scott? Anyway, he couldn't pull his weight, so he's dead now. I hate the buddy system.

    #31. Wait, glasses? I don't remember anything about glasses, or gems, or amulets or scrolls. OK, I found a map, but why can't I see it? I guess one out of three really is bad, not to mention eight out of nine. And speaking of nine, don't go east yet.

    #32. Sure, everyone thinks you're so tough, but a thicket of thorns can stop you in your tracks. Plus, how will you fight them if you can't even see them? You lose, nyaah nyaah-nyaah nyaah-nyaah. Keep off the grass!

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenband View Post
    #32. Sure, everyone thinks you're so tough, but a thicket of thorns can stop you in your tracks. Plus, how will you fight them if you can't even see them? You lose, nyaah nyaah-nyaah nyaah-nyaah. Keep off the grass!
    I'm at a loss for the other two but this here sounds like Ultima III: Exodus, which had "grass" as a random encounter invisible enemy.

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    32 sounds like Toejam & Earl to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond Dantes View Post
    I'm at a loss for the other two but this here sounds like Ultima III: Exodus, which had "grass" as a random encounter invisible enemy.
    Nope, but I believe #32 did come out the same year as Ultima III.

    Quote Originally Posted by celerystalker View Post
    32 sounds like Toejam & Earl to me.
    Alas, no. This one's an action game -- though oddly enough it has the vaguest whiff of an RPG-like element. (A few of them, actually.)

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    Is 32 Zelda 2?
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    So now that I've had some sleep...

    Quote Originally Posted by goldenband View Post
    I guess I should go again...?

    #30. Hi, I'm just here for the disk. No need to bother getting up. Yes, I brought a friend. No, his name's not Abel, it was Kurt -- or maybe it was Scott? Anyway, he couldn't pull his weight, so he's dead now. I hate the buddy system.
    Is this Maniac Mansion by any chance?

    #31. Wait, glasses? I don't remember anything about glasses, or gems, or amulets or scrolls. OK, I found a map, but why can't I see it? I guess one out of three really is bad, not to mention eight out of nine. And speaking of nine, don't go east yet.
    This sounds like the SNES Lord of the Rings game.

    #32. Sure, everyone thinks you're so tough, but a thicket of thorns can stop you in your tracks. Plus, how will you fight them if you can't even see them? You lose, nyaah nyaah-nyaah nyaah-nyaah. Keep off the grass!
    .... I can't narrow down a specific game but I'm strongly suspecting its something by either Infocom or Sierra...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond Dantes View Post
    Is this Maniac Mansion by any chance?
    Nope, #30 isn't Maniac Mansion. The given names are a big hint here.

    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond Dantes View Post
    This sounds like the SNES Lord of the Rings game.
    Correct! Fetch quests galore with glasses, gems, amulets and scrolls. The game tells you that you found a map, but many people don't understand that the map in question is in the manual. And it's Vol. 1 of a projected (but never-released) three games, has only eight of nine playable characters (no Boromir for you!), and allows you to waltz right into the Nazgul's arms if you head east from the starting area despite the game's warnings.

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    Is 32 Zelda 2?
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    .... I can't narrow down a specific game but I'm strongly suspecting its something by either Infocom or Sierra...
    None of the above, and much more of a "pure" action game. When I said it came out the same year as Ultima III, BTW, I didn't mean the NES version of U3.

    Hint: who does (seemingly) everyone think is tough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenband View Post
    None of the above, and much more of a "pure" action game. When I said it came out the same year as Ultima III, BTW, I didn't mean the NES version of U3.

    Hint: who does (seemingly) everyone think is tough?
    Yeah I figured you meant the PC version, thus why I was thinking Sierra or Infocom, who would've been in business in 1983.

    Right off the bat when I think of "tough" my mind goes to either Rambo, the Incredible Hulk, or He-Man (I know there was a He-Man game for the Commodore 64...) ..... Am I getting warmer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond Dantes View Post
    Right off the bat when I think of "tough" my mind goes to either Rambo, the Incredible Hulk, or He-Man (I know there was a He-Man game for the Commodore 64...) ..... Am I getting warmer?
    You've got the right idea -- but those are all fictional characters, whereas...

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    ... its the Chuck Norris game, isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond Dantes View Post
    ... its the Chuck Norris game, isn't it?
    Bingo! Chuck Norris Superkicks, in which Chuck is confronted by impassable thorns, time-draining grass, invisible ninjas, and a "nyaah nyaah-nyaah nyaah-nyaah" tune whenever he fails in a battle.

    It's also weirdly RPG-like in a couple of ways, with a separate overworld vs. battle screen and a kind of leveling-up system where you gain moves and belts as you progress.

    Now, #30, let's see...the given names (especially Kurt & Scott) and buddy system are big hints here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenband View Post
    Now, #30, let's see...the given names (especially Kurt & Scott) and buddy system are big hints here.

    Is it.... ...The Uncanny X-Men?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jb143 View Post
    Is it.... ...The Uncanny X-Men?
    You've got it! Forced buddy system (with CPU-run characters who inevitably get slaughtered), disk-holding bosses you don't actually need to fight, and the notorious "IF YOU ARE NOT ABEL" typo that actually isn't a typo. And of course, Kurt Wagner, Scott Summers, etc.
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