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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:08:53 pm 
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Anyone help?

I recall a classic arcade game, in the late 80's or early 90's, with a scrolling screen moving upwards. It was a two player cooperative game, where you would shoot oncoming enemies, fighting occasional bosses. I seem to recall long "worms" with segments that you had to destroy from the back forwards (I think). You would also get various power ups and stuff, if I recall correctly. I think it may have had some sci-fi/fantasy motif.

I know it isn't much to go on. I remember spending many quarters on it with a friend or two, trying to reach the end.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:16:32 pm 
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Anyone help?

I recall a classic arcade game, in the late 80's or early 90's, with a scrolling screen moving upwards. It was a two player cooperative game, where you would shoot oncoming enemies, fighting occasional bosses. I seem to recall long "worms" with segments that you had to destroy from the back forwards (I think). You would also get various power ups and stuff, if I recall correctly. I think it may have had some sci-fi/fantasy motif.

I know it isn't much to go on. I remember spending many quarters on it with a friend or two, trying to reach the end.

Thanks!

Chris



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:52:27 pm 
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No, in this game you were definitely flying. Maybe with a jet pack or something.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:45:50 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:00:30 pm 
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(great game)

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:08:45 pm 
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No, you were actually moving up (not forward into the game). It would scroll from top to bottom.

Contra I think was side scrolling, and you were an army guy (or something like that)

ARGH! I can't remember!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:17:44 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:19:08 pm 
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cjv wrote:
Contra I think was side scrolling, and you were an army guy (or something like that)

Yep, if you hadn't said that it scrolled upwards, you would have described Contra perfectly. :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:22:14 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:28:53 pm 
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Zaxxon?


That was a GREAT game. But it went side to side-ish.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:35:20 pm 
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Heath wrote:
Zaxxon?


That was a GREAT game. But it went side to side-ish.


And also down to up-ish. :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:29:11 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:41:04 am 
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cjv wrote:
Nope.


The one you make me think of (and I can not remember the name, arrg) had a completely flat top-down perspective. One could move freely within the current view of the scrolling page but not more than that. Enemies could be destroyed or passed. Some came in groups, some alone (and they could break away from their groups and come at you quicker), some as connected worms. Most of them fired at you, possibly not all. The scrolling only stopped when one had to fight a base. I played it on a PC.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:00:29 am 
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That sounds vaguely correct.

I played it in the arcade, however.

I *think* it might have had a dial/paddle as one of the controllers.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:06:20 am 
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Could it have been Raiden?



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:22:47 am 
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Daniel Jackson wrote:
Could it have been Raiden?


That's the one I remember. Thanks. I do see now that it is not as close to Chris' memories as I thought.

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