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I recently uploaded a copy of Virtual Corporation to the Internet Archive for preservation (available here), and some friends thought it'd be fitting for Game Dungeon. It seems pretty hard to find these days, I think I bought it in the early 2000s from a British budget bookstore called The Works, from a bargain bin of shareware along with a disc full of MOD files. A couple of people on YouTube have played it, but it's a lesser-known game with some... tricky elements. It's full of dodgy 90s graphics and MIDI music, and has an optional voice command system so you can have actual conversations with the characters. It's old, it's quirky, and basically I just wanted to preserve it, but it'd be nice to get the Ross Scott angle on it.

 

In case it's of any use, I've tested a bit of the game in VMware (having not used it on a real PC since Windows 98), and it seems to work fine on Windows ME (and I know it worked on native Windows 98SE because that's how I played it when I bought it). Doesn't seem to behave well under Windows XP, but that might be a virtual machine thing.

 

Anyway, just thought I'd drop it in as a suggestion, keep up the cool stuff :​)

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While I don't think this game is likely to appear on Game Dungeon or be considered for it

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aura:_Fate_of_the_Ages

It's a Myst-like adventure puzzle game, where you play as a mentor's student who is tasked with assembling the artifact, whose parts are scattered thorought the world you live in. The world has elements of both magic and steampunk, and while the story and the animations are average, the music is fairly good, and the visuals are awesome

It was supposed to be a trilogy, but only the sequel came out, and the third game was cancelled

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Th 7th Guest

Alien Shooter

Anachronox

Arcanum of Steamworks and Magic Obscura

Arx Fatalis

The Avernum Series (not the newest version of the series)

Bard's Tale (PS2/Xbox-era)

Chronicles of Spellborn (I'm being facetious, this would fit more on Dead Game News)

Darkstone

Demon Stone

Disciples

Divine Divinity

Doctor Brain: IQ Adventure

DROD (I can actually totally see Ross reviewing this, quirky lesser known game)

Dungeon Keeper

Enclave

Etrom: The Astral Essence

Fate

Geneforge

Gobliiins

Gothic

Heretic Kingdoms

Inquisitor

Jade Empire

Konung

Legacy of Kain

Longest Journey

Megaman Legends

Neverwinter Nights

Planet Alcatraz

Planet Blupi

Rage of Mages

Rampage

Risen

Sacred

Shadowrun

Silent Storm

Space Station Silicon Valley

Spellforce

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

System Shock

Thief

Unepic

Vampire: the Masquerade

Wasteland

Zombie Shooter

 

I have full faith that he will cover every game (and game series) on this list and that I'm not being ridiculously optimistic.

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Grandpa and the quest for the holy vest.

Point and click mildly smutty game. Early 90s.

 

Battlezone

Fps rts on the moon. Late 90s.

 

Outwars

3rd person jetpack space shooter. Late 90s.

 

Myth 2 the fallen lords.

Great Rts with funny characters and bloody violence, i love this game. Early 00s?.

 

Dark colony.

Hard as nails rts on mars with alien greys and bloody violence.

 

Viz the game.

A series of ridiculous mini games such as making pancakes with a massive pair of testicles.

 

Netstorm.

RTS with tetris puzzle elements from the late 90s, the online community was still working a few years ago.

 

The muncher.

An obscure c64 game not unlike rampage, where you are a godzilla style lizard monster called the muncher who was the mascot for an english candy company called chewits, you'd side scroll through cities wrecking everything and eating people before fighting godzilla monster rip offs.

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Oh and as added stuff to the muncher, it was an advert for candy (i'm using the word candy because in the us you call it that, in the uk we call it sweets) but the game is really really well made for an advert and then in 1992 they gave the game away for free in c64 magazine on the free game tape. So you have a well made game given away for free by a company...i think it was gremlin graphics when has this ever happened?

Also mr scott if you read this and get a taste for my brain knowledge i have many obscure c64 games in my brain, but fuck the back and forth i'm drunk again.

Deflektor was also a puzzle game given away on the same cassette as the muncher and it was awesome with cool music.

And cuz i can't stop other c64 games that ruled were.

Zoids.

Lords of chaos. (Which a christian friends mother confiscated)

Hostages. Which had a sneak section a sniper section and a fps section and was pretty easy to complete but was based on the embassy terrorist attack in the uk.

Oh and ummm.

never mind im drunk and had a shit week thanks for gettin me through mr. Scott keep kicking ass.

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Oh shit i forgot about the weirdest cheat ever...creatures 2 by the apex twins (who made mayhem in monsterland which was a sonic rip off that got 1000% reviews) anyway the cheat involvled licking your finger and rubbing your finger over controller port 2 which would do something fucky to the c64 and give you extra lives.

I have no idea if any game cheat code has come close.

A rat picture would appear and you'd be invincible.

 

Ok im really drunk.

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The built-in cheat in Creatures II is unorthodox. To gain infinite lives, the player must wait for the credits screen to appear, then wet his finger and quickly rub it across Joystick Port One. A big picture of Maximus Mouse (from the games Summer Camp and Winter Camp by Thalamus) will appear, waving his arms every time the player rubs his finger across the port. The player must repeatedly rub the port until Maximus Mouse turns grey, at which point the Fuzzy fountain will also flash to confirm that the cheat is now active.[2]

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Commander Blood seems to fit perfectly in the Game Dungeon wheelhouse. Weird gameplay, adventure game logic jumps... Ross may get a kick out of it.

Don't forget its predecessor Captain Blood, either ;) Cool open-ended procedurally generated universe and a unique communication system, tho unfortunately it's needlessly tricky to figure out.

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Does anyone remember or want to see The Neverhood and the spiritual successor Armikrog?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Neverhood

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armikrog

 

Brief on the games: Point and click adventure game made entirely in full motion capture claymation.

 

I remember playing it as a kid/teen and being really wrapped up in the story and music. I even extracted the music files and converted to mp3 back in the day so I could listen to it even when I wasn't playing. But I also could have had terrible kid music affinity...

 

I would also recommend Magic Carpet (Plus version, Hidden Worlds, and 2). Especially as an early iteration of Peter Molyneux hubris. Most evident in Magic Carpet 2.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_Carpet_(video_game)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_Carpet_2

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Mushroom Age was rather bizarre from what I remember, nothing too intense, but had nice music too. Hidden object game with puzzles.

 

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D.R.O.D. (Deadly Rooms of Death) is a simple and fun but tricky game where every step you make, the enemies make one too. It's free and you can make your own levels.

 

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Pocket Tanks. Like Worms, except only two players, you can't move. Also like Worms the slew of weapons can be quite interesting.

 

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D.R.O.D. (Deadly Rooms of Death) is a simple and fun but tricky game where every step you make, the enemies make one too. It's free and you can make your own levels.

 

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HOLY SHIT! I had this game stuck in my head since childhood but I couldn't remember the name. Thanks, now I will hunt it down to play again.

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Another game (sort of) I remember was controlled by the brain via neurofeedback on a program called Cygnet. It had a game called "InnerTube" which had this really nice and chill electronic music that I'd love to find again somehow. Basically all you did was relax your brain, and by doing the right things, the spaceship would progress through a series of tubes. The textures would vary from abstract to oddly biological like you were inside an intestine.

https://youtu.be/jXR-cGAZg_c

I doubt there'd be an Dungeon episode on this for the obvious reasons (namely the hardware), but I just thought Ross and others might like the graphics and music. If I could get my hands on it again, I'll see if I can extract the assets.

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HOLY SHIT! I had this game stuck in my head since childhood but I couldn't remember the name. Thanks, now I will hunt it down to play again.

You're welcome! I'm glad I made someone's day.

 

EDIT: Oh Toonstruck would be fun too.

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A graphic adventure game where you play as Christopher Lloyd who gets sucked into a generic and garish 90's cartoon universe.

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Viz the game.

A series of ridiculous mini games such as making pancakes with a massive pair of testicles..

 

That would be fun.

EDIT: Other classics like Elite (BBC Micro) and Jet Set Willy (ZX Spectrum) are quite nice.

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Well, here's a very good game nobody's mentioned yet: Serious sam

I would LOVE to see a game dungeon (or 2) on those games, really they are something else. I've seen Ross talk about Serious Sam before (in arcade america when mentioning the game's difficulty settings) and in his latest videochat (August 2017) he wore a serious sam T-shirt. If Ross were to do a review off it, my life would be complete!

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Here's one that might tickle Ross's fancy... Darkwood.

 

http://www.darkwoodgame.com

 

Darkwood is a game about survival, exploration and fear, set in mysterious woods somewhere in the territory of the Soviet Bloc. It is a top-down, free-roam, surreal horror experience with a randomized world, taking cues from classic games, where oftentimes you had to figure things out for yourself. By blending RPG, roguelike and adventure elements together with a challenging difficulty, Darkwood aims to please players craving for a deep and rewarding experience.

 

This game isn't very polished, but is still quite fun. The developers even put up a torrent for the latest version of the game on TPB, just so people who can't afford to pay the $15 purchase price can give the game a go for free.

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When thinking about suggestions, there were some weird games that got images stuck in my head since childhood, but I don't know their names (and also I only played them through Demo Disks) so I will give vague descriptions to see if anybody here can help me:

 

* One is a side-scroller for DOS, and features a duck in a superhero costume that looks like a buffed (or at least I think it is) version of Daffy Duck. And the plot is that he's a prince from a planet, and he was supposed to guard a royal gem when their parents were away, but he was distracted playing videogames and the gem got stolen, and then he dresses as a superhero to get it back. Yes, I can remember THOSE details and yet I can't remember the name of the game, marvelous...

 

* A FPS, but this one I think is for windows, and it tries to be non-violent like Chex Quest. You shoot pies on clowns. (that's it)

 

* Another FPS for windows, but this one is a bit more weird. The only things I remember about this one is that you shoot undead and chinese necromancers. (or at least I think they look chinese)

 

* A platformer, but you can't jump and you only go up and down using moving platforms. It's 2D but sprites are 3D Donkey-Kong style, and the heroes look like american hero stereotypes. Also, I remeber a cartoony purple alien stuck in a roast machine. (yeah...)

 

* A game that's more close to Dig Dug, but you are a prisioner and you are trying to avoid guards. You can also dig to rocks to let them fall and kill them.

 

* The weirdest one in my opinion. It's a game that's some kind of olympics and it's divided in mini-games, but the sprites are digitized actors (like Mortal Kombat), and the characters you can choose are a fat guy, a amazon chick, a buff dude, and a ALIEN. And the competitions from the demo where climbing a tall building and avoiding falling objects, and a arena brawl. Oh, and each character had their own projectiles, and the fat guy shoot pizza slices.

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* The weirdest one in my opinion. It's a game that's some kind of olympics and it's divided in mini-games, but the sprites are digitized actors (like Mortal Kombat), and the characters you can choose are a fat guy, a amazon chick, a buff dude, and a ALIEN. And the competitions from the demo where climbing a tall building and avoiding falling objects, and a arena brawl. Oh, and each character had their own projectiles, and the fat guy shoot pizza slices.

 

Sorry for the double post, but I found the name of this one already, it's called Gooch Grundys X-Decathlon. (and I didn't remembered there was a monkey too)

 

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* One is a side-scroller for DOS, and features a duck in a superhero costume that looks like a buffed (or at least I think it is) version of Daffy Duck. And the plot is that he's a prince from a planet, and he was supposed to guard a royal gem when their parents were away, but he was distracted playing videogames and the gem got stolen, and then he dresses as a superhero to get it back. Yes, I can remember THOSE details and yet I can't remember the name of the game, marvelous...

 

Found this one too, it's a platformer called Crazy Drake. And the macguffin is not a gem apperently, it's a golden egg. (but I got very close :D )

 

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