Questions tagged [video-games]

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Are Yoshis citizens of the Mushroom Kingdom?

Things can be confusing for a bizarre fictional world in which animals can be first-class citizens. Whenever I've encountered Yoshis (I don't know whether I interact with the same Yoshi everywhere or ...
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What is Herobrine wearing in the Rainimator series 'Fracture'? [closed]

I am making a new animation for which I need to design Minecraft's Herobrine as a real human, so I wanted to know: what is he wearing on his face (the grey coloured thing) in the Rainimator series &...
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Web game where a boy invents a device that lets him see tiny creatures made of electricity

I remember being a fan of these promotional animations for a web game which I can't find. The plot was that a boy invents a device for reading electricity but instead it allows him to see tiny ...
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NES game with town building between RPG/Hack-and-slash levels

I'm trying to identify a game I've played as a child, most likely on the NES. The time when I would have played this would likely fall in the 1992 - 1998 range. Sadly, I remember only a small part of ...
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1996-2006 Point and Click Website with Arcimboldo Painting Puzzle

Platform: Web Genre: Puzzle/Point and Click Original Release: Yes Estimated year of release: 1996 to 2006 Audience: All. No nudity nor gore. Puzzles were solvable by kids but difficult. Locale: Text ...
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Old PS2 or O.G. Xbox video game where a sorcerer takes control of armor

PS2 or O.G. Xbox game: Sorcerer has to take control of knight's armor that is on display to use to get across a bridge. The first mission starts off in a battle; you play as knight then though the ...
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What is the 90's PC antigravity/hover racing game called?

I played this game in the early to mid 1990's on a 486 or pentium, with a souped up diamond viper video card. To put this in the sci-fi genre, it involved a space race with fancy antigravity ...
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Were we successful in Styx: Master of Shadows?

In the end of Styx: Master of Shadows we succeed in but it seems we are unsuccessful on many levels It seems like we failed our task, at least when it comes to the Is this what the plot is ...
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PC game where you are a writer/journalist sent to small english village by mysterious caller. game about ghosts and occult

I played a mystery game around 10 years or so ago. I believe you are a writer or journalist who receives a mysterious call to check out a small English village on the ocean. I am quite certain you ...
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What do these sentences in the “The Evil Within” intro mean?

40s: Joseph says: "Some kind of scandal?" I did not get what he means. Also, 47s: Joseph says: "It's a possibility. I believe the records were sealed" What this means exactly? Is he holding a ...
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PC game where you play a blind creature who perceives via echolocation

I was watching a video that commented on the use of sound in horror games, including Perception, a game where you play a blind woman who has to navigate her way around a house using echolocation to ...
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PC Game (DOS?) with crude 3D sphere graphics, ability to play a male or female against creatures in a European town

I remember downloading a copy of this game in the early 2000s and trying to play it, but not getting much of anywhere. It was a 3D graphics game, but with the early method of using shaded spheres (...
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Steam PC game that was a combination of Diablo-style “run around and stab things” and city-building

I think I got a copy of this about 5-6 years ago, although I'm not certain. Much like Diablo, you were running around an open area and fighting monsters, I think primarily with melee weapons. What was ...
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What is the reference that Star Wars Empire at War: Forces of Corruption makes to Talon Karrde?

In the video game Star Wars Empire at War: Forces of Corruption there is a reference to Talon Karrde from the Thrawn Trilogy (according to Wookieepedia). I love the characters Tyber Zahn and Talon ...
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Space-themed MS-DOS game with top-down perspective, crumbling bridge, and ghost-like aliens

I played a sci-fi themed MS-DOS game at a friend's house in the very early 90's that I have been trying to identify. Here are the details about it that I remember: At the beginning of the game you ...
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Are the pipes in the Mario series made by Mario as tunnel entries to infiltrate Bowser's kingdom or are they a normalcy?

Is there any link available to a manual/source concerning the pipes in Mario games? Are they made by Mario as tunnel entries to infiltrate Bowser's kingdom or were they already there and Mario is ...
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90s (or earlier) computer game where a troll turns you into a frog

This was a game I played in school aged 5 or 6 (in year one or two), which would be in 1991. I believe it was on a BBC Acorn, though it might have been some other computer; it seemed old fashioned to ...
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Color Computer 2 fantasy game with maze and a selection of magic and weapons

I have vague memories of a game I played on the Tandy Color Computer 2, probably around 1990 or so. The game was entirely done with line art, and involved navigating a maze that sprawled across the ...
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What is the REAL story behind the presence or absence of the spider level in different versions of The Immortal?

Continuing my series of hard-to-answer video game question... One of my favorite fantasy video games when I was young was The Immortal. Wikipedia describes it as "an isometric action-adventure dark ...
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Early IBM PC sci-fi RPG with a girl in a shower and an optional dragon encounter

I swear I've found this one before, maybe on another site. Somewhere between 1988 and 1992, my brother was allowed to borrow an IBM PC from the school (it was an anti-theft measure). I remember we ...
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Space exploration/RPG PC game where humanity is trapped in a space bubble

I've been trying to find a PC game that I played a demo for back in the early 90s (give or take). It was a space exploration/RPG with sprite graphics and I think a top-down perspective. You fly ...
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Cartoon: 4 kids transform into video game characters to save the world from a hacker and an evil program

There are 4 friends: 2 girls and 2 boys who play video games. A virus program escapes and, with the help of a programmer boy, transforms the world into a video game. But a good program in a white robe ...
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Early-to-mid 2000s PC game about a monster hunter with a strange staff

Some time time ago, probably in the early- to mid-2000s, I played a demo of a video game. It was on PC, in a third-person over-the-shoulder perspective with what was probably pretty good 3D graphics ...
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Tandy CoCo 2 Game involving managing a set of shops in a fantasy world

I have, unfortunately, forgotten a lot of these details, but somewhere in the late 1980s to the early 1990s (we got the computer in mid elementary school, and I'm pretty sure this was before high ...
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90s fantasy strategy PC game - wizards, warriors and bards

I'm looking for a turn-based strategy fantasy game I played in the late 90s on a Windows PC. From what I remember the game is based around managing a (medieval?) village with different classes of ...
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PC Game combining “Match 3” and “Tower Defense”

I think I played this within the last five years. The basic concept was of someone trying to defend their kingdom against oncoming hordes. The method for providing that defense involved doing a "match ...
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Early 00s maybe late 90s show about a boy that was to go into a videogame and meet with purple creature

I remeber watching this show about a kid that was able to get into a video game through a secret portal behind it, inside he would turn animated and had a purple dragon-ish looking friend, I also ...
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Do my eyes deceive me, or is this the basis for the train station in Vigrid (from Bayonetta)?

Today I came across an image of the train station in Antwerp, Belgium. I then looked for a zoomed-out photo. Both very strongly remind me of the one in Vigrid visited by Bayonetta in the game of the ...
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Looking for a SciFi RPG I played in my childhood about a girl who is a hologram who fights aliens

I recall playing a game at a babysitters' when I was a child, on either PlayStation 2 or GameCube. (She had both.) In the game, you started off playing as this girl who was either a machine or a ...
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Arcade Game with network-like enemy

Inspired by Searching for video game like Xevious but with more interesting bosses, I'm resuming my search for a video game I played once or twice sometime around 1990, at an arcade in Salisbury Beach,...
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Searching for video game like Xevious but with more interesting bosses

I am trying to find an arcade game that I saw in the 1980s that made a strong impression on my with the innovative appearance of its bosses. It was a top-scrolling shoot-'em-up, I saw it somewhere ...
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PC Game: Flaming skull skeletons as enemies

I played this game at least 16 years ago... It has to be either from the late 90s or early 2000s. It has third-person gameplay. I don't remember what the story was actually about (it had a fantasy ...
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90s space-based shoot-em-up vertical scroller PC game

I'm looking for a space-based vertical scroller PC game that uses 2.5d sprites and was released in the mid-to-late 90s (though I'm still unsure about this) The features of this game include: You are ...
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Source of an alternate universe puzzle game with a cymbal-sporting singing monkey toy

I was doing Bingo last night, when suddenly a sound-clip from a game popped into my head, as they do. I think I played it in the early 2000s on a Windows PC. I remember it was a fantasy-ish game where ...
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Why didn't Kratos teleport himself and Titans directly on top of Mount Olympus?

In the end of God of War 2 video game, Kratos got the power to control time and space after he killed Sisters of Fate. And then, he used this power to teleport all Titans to his time at the bottom of ...
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Norse mythology video game with someone trapped by their hair

I think I saw this reviewed in an issue of Video Games & Computer Entertainment on the early 90s. I think it was an adventure game. It was set in a Norse mythology setup, although I want to say ...
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Cartoon/puzzle mini games where the objective was to blow up a tower, kill someone etc

I found this franchise when it was around 2002-2006. It just keep stuck in my head until now. These are some points that I am sure of: I am sure it was not anime. It is more of like cartoon-style ...
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What game is John playing?

In the arcade in Terminator 2, John is seen playing some sort of game with a big seat that rotates around. What game is it?
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Does the re-release of Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy affect the canon status of the games?

The news recently came out the Star Wars Jedi Knight Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy are being re-released on PS4 and Nintendo Switch. These games used to be canon (afaik) but no longer are since they ...
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What do the screens say after you are set free?

In the video game Superhot, after there is some tiny red text against a black background that shows up for a few seconds on the monitors. What does it say?
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What is the movie/show where a boy and a girl enter a video game? [duplicate]

I remember this from my younger years, and now I've been searching all over the internet and can't find it. Here's what I can remember: The game is designed by the girl's father (I think). At some ...
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Video game with alien bio armor

Once upon a time I found and played a game where the character goes to investigate a missing spaceship on an alien planet. The planet is covered with a giant organism, which is being experimented on ...
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What is the meaning of this drawing of a combine soldier holding a baby next to the word 'Caste' in Half Life 2?

I used to play the Half Life games a few years ago, and among the many screenshots I had taken, here is the most questionable one: What is this picture about?
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PC video game involving floating islands doing aerial combat

I played this between 1999 and 2002 on a Windows PC in the United States. The premise of the game had floating islands on which you could build propulsion (propellors?) and weapons (cannons) with ...
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How did D&D-specific fantasy elements end up in Capcom's “The King of Dragons”?

This is a question about the fantasy background of a video game. In the 1990s, Capcom produced a large number of side-scrolling beat-em-up video games. Many of these had science fiction or fantasy ...
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Why do Tifa and Scarlett have a slap-fight?

This has been bothering me since I was a child. In the 1997 game Final Fantasy 7, there's a point in the second disk where: This fight is unique in the game, however, because it's a slap-fight with ...
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State of canon for Star Wars: Masters of Teräs Käsi [duplicate]

Star Wars: Masters of Teräs Käsi was a 1997 Playstation fighting game featuring several characters from Star Wars and was noted to be set between the first and second films. In general, Star Wars kept ...
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PC game, probably on Steam, involving mystic martial arts in a medieval Asian time frame

First off, this is not Jade Empire, although I think it was out at the same time, and was probably looking for the budget market for aficionados of the aforementioned. The main character is a muscular ...
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What is the most future (but still in our universe) setting in gaming?

As far as I can recall, the farthest time in the future that a videogame has taken place would be that of Warhammer 40k (41st century). Has there been a game that takes place in our universe but in ...
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Why do Clone Commando visors glow?

The title is pretty self-explanatory. In the Republic Commando video game and the two or three episodes of The Clone Wars in which Clone Commandos appear, why do their helmet T-visors glow? I don't ...

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