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posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 07:31 PM
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Hello,

I hope someone can help me with this. I'm looking for a video game I used to play, not sure how long ago but maybe 8 years? Could be less.

Things I remember about it:

-Simple graphics, blue sky, dirt hills. The action happened only on that screen, you couldn't move around.
-You controlled a group of characters (people?) that you could barely see, they were really small.
-You could choose the weather, snow, rain, etc.
-You could dig holes or tunnels on the hills or mountains but if it rained the hole flooded or filled with snow.
-The little people could drown or die.

Things I'm not sure about:

-I think there were some sort of animals trapped in holes in the mountains? Like rats or something.
-Objects in holes in the mountain, not sure if it was gold or explosives or other things.
-The rain or snow accumulating more and more until your characters had to dig through snow or drown and you'd lose the level.

It looked a bit like the game Miner Brigade:


I'm currently looking through some Lemmings screen shots to see if it could be one of those.

If anyone knows anything that could help, I'd really appreciate it
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posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 07:36 PM
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what system?



posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 07:43 PM
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reply to post by Casandra
 


The one I thought of was Lemmings, but you are already looking into that. Let us know...



posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 07:44 PM
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reply to post by jheated5
 


PC. Not sure about the year, but between 5 to 10 years, maybe. I can't even remember which Windows I was running



posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 07:47 PM
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LOL.... Almost looks like Dig Dug.. A game I used to play at the arcades back in the 70's
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posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 07:48 PM
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It's gotta be lemmings surely, try this for a bit and see if you recognise it. It's the old ms-dos lemmings Lemmings Online

If not, I haven't a clue!
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posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 07:51 PM
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This totally reminds me of Lemmings like someone else mentioned. I played it on my Amiga a long time ago, eons. That was a great game, If you like that you're gonna love Worms.



posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 08:07 PM
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It HAS to be one of the Lemmings games, I mean, these cover looks like what I describe:





The characters move the way I remember too. I guess I'll have to look into all the PC versions and find my game.
That warning is quite fitting to my situation, too. Loss of sanity and sleep, I wonder what that's like



posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 08:26 PM
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Could it have been populous?en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 08:29 PM
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Sounds like one of the "Worms" games.



posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 08:39 PM
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It's not Populous or Worms, unfortunately.

I'm almost convinced it's Lemmings because of the movement of the little ones:



I found another video that shows all 30 levels of the 1991 version, hopefully I find my snow and rain levels there.



posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 08:41 PM
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reply to post by Casandra
 


It would have to be Lemmings then, unless it's a carbon copy of Lemmings.



posted on Mar, 23 2013 @ 05:10 AM
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It's not "worms" is it?

en.wikipedia.org...(1995_video_game)

Or even "Dig Dug"?

en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Mar, 23 2013 @ 05:44 AM
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reply to post by Casandra
 


Another simple old classic. Are video games really becoming better or are the graphics just getting more detailed?



posted on Mar, 23 2013 @ 06:35 AM
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(WARNING: Long "back in my days" post ahead
)

I love older games, even if they were simple. Sometimes it's hard for people to understand that graphics don't make the game. My favorite ones ever are Prehistorik 2:



Tyrian


It had an amazing soundtrack too:


Alley Cat



Arcade volleyball



And the one that I played on and off and finally beat after 15 years...



When I finally captured her (always ran out of time when I was little) the feeling of accomplishment was enormous


Let's not forget the Oregon Trail!





Man, the first time I played it and was almost there, one of my mates died. I was so heartbroken I didn't even want to finish


Some of these games were made before I was born. I still play them today with the same enthusiasm I felt when I was 3 or 4.

*sigh*

--End of nostalgia ridden post--



posted on Mar, 23 2013 @ 07:16 AM
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I hear you i miss the simplicity of games of that genre.
Now its all about graphics and making the most realistic graphics possible. To run these games you need to use DosBox that simulates Dos.



posted on Aug, 26 2013 @ 09:09 PM
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Ahem... *Cough*

I know I'm resurrecting an old thread and that's frowned upon BUT... I have new info on it (if it can be called "new").

I found the game. It was one of the Clonk series. I was looking for another game that I've also forgotten the name of (Yeah, I forget games often
) and found a list of suggestions for Terraria-like games (the only way I could think of describing it) and lo and behold the Clonk game was in it.

When I read the name I had a flashback and was almost certain this was it. As soon as I saw the pics, I knew for sure:







Clonk Classics

The little people, the hills and sky, the gold, the animals in holes, the rain and flooding, etc.

So, I thought I'd post here in case someone else has the same problem. (Hey, it could happen
)

Once again, sorry for the necro-ing and have a good day.

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posted on Sep, 15 2013 @ 08:13 PM
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lemmings?
lost vikings?





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