Questions tagged [video-games]

For questions about the plot or backstory of a game with science-fiction/fantasy elements. Questions about playing the game or the mechanics are off-topic here, but may be on topic at Arqade (https://gaming.stackexchange.com/). Game identification questions are also on topic as long as they're specifically about a Science Fiction and Fantasy game.

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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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What is the out-of-universe reason Bumblebee lost his voice in Fall of Cybertron?

What is the out-of-universe reason Bumblebee lost his voice in Fall of Cybertron? (It's his starting state: not an event that occurs mid-story.) I was originally curious what the in-universe reason ...
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PC Game identification, Old in-the-sky fantasy game

I remember playing a game when I was young, probably around 15-18 years ago. It was some sort of an RTS style game that took place in the sky. You could collect these crystal like things from nodes ...
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Creepy dinosaur pc game identification

I remember a dinosaur game from when I was little, I probably played it around 1998-2000's. In this game, dinosaurs could speak english and some would dress in clothes. I remember going to visit a ...
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2D platformer PC game with time travel, portals and Ben 10-like animation

I need the name of a 2D platformer PC video game which was probably released between 2000-2010. The main characters are a teenage boy and a girl which I am sure of. It's an action/adventure themed ...
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1990s Overhead view game involving post-apocalyptic gangs, including yuppies who propel grenades with tennis racquets

I'm pretty sure this was in the 1990s. I saw a review for it in VideoGames and Computer Entertainment and later acquired a copy of it (probably through illicit means given my habits back then). It ...
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Touchscreen-controlled dentist office snowman collector game

In 2009-2012 I went into a dentist's office in the United States of America. There were a few touchscreen game systems. One of them had one of the Luxor video games, I think Luxor 2 or Luxor 3. I ...
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Do water Pokémon produce potable water?

Squirtle and and other water Pokémon are frequently depicted as making attacks that materialize larger volumes of water than could realistically be stored in their bodies. Is this water ever safe for ...
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Tandy CoCo text adventure about an undersea submarine adventure

This would have been played somewhere around 1988 to 1998, on a Tandy Color Computer 2 or a CoCo 3, so my memories are more than a bit hazy, but it started with you entering a facility on land. I only ...
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Browser game where you play as a brain jumping over hurdles

In first grade (it was definitely in 2010 or 2011), I remember playing some sort of two-dimensional autorunner-platformer game where you play as a brain with legs on an obstacle course. There were ...
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Point and click game where there were a handful of ghosts you had to help “release”

So when I was younger, around 8 years ago, I remember playing this point and click hidden object horror Big Fish game, but basically there were a handful of ghosts you had to help “release” (?) and ...
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NES galactic empire management game

I tried asking this question on Arqade, but it got closed as off-topic since I don't have an image to work with. I remember having a game on the NES back in the early 90s where you were managing a ...
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What is the origin of Sheik's design in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate?

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the character of Sheik seems to be sporting a new design that matches neither Ocarina of Time nor Hyrule Warriors. What (if any) prior appearance is this version based ...
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PC game involving a dungeon, deadly traps, and a clockwork/robot girl

Somewhere around 8-10 years ago (around 2008-2010), I downloaded a number of Japanese games and tried to get them working on my machine. One of them, which came to mind recently, I never got working, ...
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PBS Kids Point-and-click Adventure Game

At the school I went to in the early 2010s the first-second graders used to play some educational (the kind that's not really explicitly educational as in it teaches kids but the kind that teachers ...
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What are Pajama Man's Superpowers?

In the video game "Pajama Sam", Pajama Sam idolizes a superhero named "Pajama Man". Other than that he's a superhero who wears pajamas, I don't recall any specific powers attributed to him. Do we ...
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70s/80s short story about a mysterious arcade game

Does anyone know the name of this short story for children which I read in the 70s / early 80s? It is set in a seaside arcade where an old lady, who minds it, has fallen asleep and a spider is making ...
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Meaning of Horizon Zero Dawn audio datapoint

In the game Horizon Zero Dawn, there is an audio datapoint that says Horizon Zero Dawn : Secure com EVZD-XX1X011X Audio Datapoints: Elizabet Sobeck:Yes.if we’d had even one day less.....
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Were the video games Renegade and Final Fight inspired by the film The Warriors?

I recently found out that the 1979 film The Warriors (which, while not a really great film, has had an enduring cult following) had a beat-'em-up video game based on it. In retrospect, the existence ...
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Is Iron Man's armour from “Marvel Super Heroes in War of the Gems” canonical?

Since my youth, I've been playing a SNES game called Marvel Super Heroes In War of the Gems, which is basically an "Avengers" game where you have to fight some Marvel villains to retrieve the 6 ...
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In Dead Space, how did Dr. Challus Mercer intend to bring the necromorphs on Earth?

In the 5th chapter of the game Dead Space 1, you meet the Unitologist Dr. Challus Mercer for the first time in the Medical Deck. At the end of the same chapter, you find yourself in a room equipped ...
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Strange poorly progammed puzzle game for the PSP, with Dragon Kids. and towers

What I can remember of this game is that two brothers were minding their own business when suddenly some strange mini hurricane thing takes them into two towers, and if you die, this guy pops up and ...