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    Default Games set in future when made, that now would be in the past

    All right, the thread title probably isnt the best, but it would be cool to name lists of for example some game published in say 1990 that's like "It's the future, 2003, and mutant ninjas have taken over the planet" or really, any game published that has taken place in the future than, but which would actually be in the past now.


    I don't know any offhand, but i'm probably about 1/100th as knowledgeable about classics as some of you guys.

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    Shadow Dancer : Secret of Shinobi

    1997 AD

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    Earthbound. Takes place in 199X. I think Megaman was thereabout as well, 199X or 200X.

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    The early rainbow 6 games... i guess we were supposed to have been taken over by terrorists by now...

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    Yeah I was thinking about this last night when I was playing Rainbow Six 3 with my dad. I said it will be weird playing this when 2007 is in the past.

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    Anything related to The Terminator. Skynet was supposed to launch nukes at the Russians on (iirc) August 27th, 1997.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Contaminous
    Shadow Dancer : Secret of Shinobi

    1997 AD
    You took mine! I've never played that game before but I was going though some Genny games last night and saw the intro for it. I saw the title of this thread this morning and thought, "Oh, what a coincidence, I just saw a game that took place in a past-future. I actually have something to contribute! " And here you are, sitting in here stealing my thunder. Darn you to heck!

    Well, for now. I got nothing.

    I'll edit this post later when I've got something to add.

    EDIT: Okay, I got something, but very little. Tetsuwan Atom (Astro Boy), the original Japanese TV show produced back in 1963 takes place in the year 2000. Okay, so it's not a game. Quit looking at me like that. I tried, okay? I tried!
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    How ab out the original Resident Evil? Didn't that take place in '98 or thereabouts, and the game was released in '96?

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    I think double dragon 2 for NES says that it takes place in 199X

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    Crystalis would be the obvious one to me: "End Day: October 1, 1997".

    Time Gal did 2001 which had hovering motorcycles.

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    I know there's one old arcade game that takes place in 1999....just don't remember what.

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    As people have been saying, almost ever Clancy game. Ghost Recon, Splinter Cell, Rainbow Six.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cryomancer
    Earthbound. Takes place in 199X. I think Megaman was thereabout as well, 199X or 200X.
    MegaMan was "20XX" I think
    These cartridges are dirty as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!

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    TMNT IV: Turtles In Time had a 20XX level didn't it? As well as present day level of 199X.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boatofcar
    I know there's one old arcade game that takes place in 1999....just don't remember what.
    That would be good ol' Smash TV. The funny thing is how the intro mentions the game show being the biggest form of entertainment on television. As I recall, shows like Who Wants to Be a Millionaire were wildly popular around 1999. Heh.

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    Metal Gear - 1995
    Metal Gear 2 - 1999
    Metal Gear Solid - 2005

    I think those are the right years. it's been a while since i've had to think about it.

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    Omega Race(which came out in 1981) takes place in 2003.

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    Let's not forget Demolition Man. I remember when I watched it ...1996 was supposed to be the future (or maybe it was 1994) and criminals would be put into suspended animation

    Master of Weapon gives a date of "September 11th, 199x." One of those really freaky coincidences - plus you can shoot down buildings and stuff. It seems a lot of shooters give dates like this, for example, take Konami's Airforce Delta Storm.

    I'm pretty sure the box for Ajax (x68000) has a date on it, but I can't check that right now.

    Metamorphic Force, another Konami arcade game, has the date "199X"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghouls N Ghosts
    Quote Originally Posted by Cryomancer
    Earthbound. Takes place in 199X. I think Megaman was thereabout as well, 199X or 200X.
    MegaMan was "20XX" I think
    I'm about 75% sure the first megaman is 200X, and anything past is is 20XX. Too lazy to boot it up at the moment though.

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    Most Capcom games always take place in either the year

    19xx
    199x
    200x
    or 20xx

    Gotta love those folks at Capcom...

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