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    Default The hardest "what's this game called" ever

    Ok....arcade game. Early, mid-90's. Played it at Pizza Hut. Vertical shooter, tall screen ala Raiden and others.

    The ONLY thing I remember is the intro. It had a brownish hue (kind of lke aged film) and a some type of blimp. It blew up. All of it was in stills. It sounded great at the time. I loved it at the time.

    I can't seem to find on MAME and at this point, I'll give someone a cookie if they can figure it out.

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    the only shooter i can think of with a blimp is steel empire... but it's a horizontal shooter, not vert... and i have no idea if it was in the arcades (it's on genesis).

    and now that i'm thinking about it... what the hell are people thinking putting blimps in shooters?
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    Scramble Spirits, maybe?

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    SNK's Sky Adventure?
    (damn, with as little information as you gave me, I better get a BOX of cookies for this if I'm right)

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    Ghost Pilots? Here are some screens.
    http://www.neogeoforlife.com/reviews/ghost_pilots.shtml
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    I own Ghost Pilots and Steel Empire. It's not those. I'l try the other two later today when I get the chance and report back...Thanks! (maybe )

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    It's NOT Sky Adventure. Just tried it on MAME. I would believe it was newer than that. I would say at the very least a 1993 release. Scramble Spirtis isnt on MAME, or not in the version I have. Any pics?

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    You can always check KLOV's page on Scramble Spirits... but the game came out in 1988, so I'm thinking it's probably too old.

    I'm going to try guessing 19XX: The War Against Destiny... or possibly 1944 or one o the other 194x games.

    Are you sure you don't remember anything else at all? Were you controlling futuristic fighter planes (ala Raiden), old propellor planes (ala 19XX), or something else?

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    Possibly Twin Eagle: Rescue Joe's Brother?
    Now I've got to go home and play all my shooters to find out what the heck you're talking about.

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    Ok, memory is slowly returning.....It's none of the games you have thought of though. I'm thinking it was a plane.....over a cityscape. Not space. Could have been modern, maybe a hint of futuristic. I only played about one level before I got shot down about 10 years ago so give me a break here . It looked alot like the 19XX machine Ze_ro found. I thought it was taller though.

    That intro has stuck in my mind for years and it's really the main piece I remember. It would most likely have to have a been a US release since I played it at Pizza Hut.

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    Strikers 1945?

    its 1995 though

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