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Help remembering an old game.
« on: February 29, 2008, 09:52:54 pm »
Well, its been on my mind for a while now so here is what i remember from it. (considering I cant remember the name)

Its old, for starters, and futuristic.

It was a space game, it was mostly 2d, you started off as a puny little trading space ship but as you got more money you could go to other planets and buy new ships at docking bays. You could fight other ships (the game wasnt very graphic) and you got misc task to do as you travelled around the galaxy.

Unfortunatly thats all I can recall. Hell the name would be awesome, but even a point in the right direction would be just as good. Thanks.


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Re: Help remembering an old game.
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2008, 09:56:43 pm »
Starlancer and Freelancer are all I can think of.

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Re: Help remembering an old game.
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2008, 09:59:34 pm »
Starlancer and Freelancer are all I can think of.

I would say the same thing, from the description. Freelancer was (is) an awesome game.

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Re: Help remembering an old game.
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2008, 10:46:12 pm »
Freelancer looks close to what im getting at, but it isnt nearly as 3d as Freelancer is.
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Re: Help remembering an old game.
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2008, 11:12:09 pm »
By "mostly 2d" do you mean it was a top down game or that it was 2d using a qausi 3d set up?

It could be "Wing Commander: Privateer" which is Freelancer's and other similar games great Grandaddy.

Maybe "Elite", which is even older and features a procedurally generated galaxy.

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Re: Help remembering an old game.
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2008, 05:42:09 am »
Maybe Starflight? Came out in the mid 80's. My all time favorite game.

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Re: Help remembering an old game.
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2008, 11:09:58 am »
Frontier: Elite II?
It wasn't 2D, but it was VERY primitive 3D back in 1992.

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Re: Help remembering an old game.
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2008, 01:47:40 pm »
Are you thinking of space pirate?
http://www.spacepirate.com/game.html

The description you gave fits it exactly, only it's an online game. It's been around for a while though.
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Re: Help remembering an old game.
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2008, 04:54:38 pm »
Maybe Escape Velocity?

Was the only one that's 2d that I could think of.
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Re: Help remembering an old game.
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2008, 02:13:01 pm »
Alright, well these are all cool games, but none of them are it.

I dont really know what else to say;

While in space its top down.

You dont free roam if i remember correctly, instead you hop from planet to planet or go to fight a ship if its blocking you.

Thanks for all these suggestions though

(Freelancer has probably been the closest)
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Re: Help remembering an old game.
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2008, 02:51:07 pm »
Star Control 2?

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Re: Help remembering an old game.
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2008, 03:06:45 pm »
hmm...i can only remember 1 game where you just go from planet to planet...

it was a really fun game where it was more about trading than fighting

als sorts of random stuff could hapen on the way...like finding a space dog who would eat half of your ship if you try to pet it

and allot of really weird aliens that you had to trade with

...forgot the name of that one

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Re: Help remembering an old game.
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2008, 07:40:07 pm »
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Re: Help remembering an old game.
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2008, 08:11:34 pm »
space trader
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Re: Help remembering an old game.
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2008, 08:23:20 pm »
Wow, that Space Trader game looks about as fun as 3D Monster Maze.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3D_Monster_Maze
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