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Can anyone help me remeber the game that came out like wasteland(1988)

Posted: August 17th, 2017, 8:32 am
by zainredding
It was set in the tropics and set in the 80's I believe. Thank you.

Re: Can anyone help me remeber the game that came out like wasteland(1988)

Posted: August 17th, 2017, 9:06 am
by Grohal
Not sure - maybe Worlds of Ultima: Savage Empire? It's the only Wasteland-look-a-like playing in a jungle I can think of.

Re: Can anyone help me remeber the game that came out like wasteland(1988)

Posted: August 17th, 2017, 9:28 am
by Zombra
You're thinking of Fountain of Dreams.

Warning: do NOT find a copy and try to play it again. It's very bad. Just look at the screenshots and ask yourself, "Remember when?" and then go back to playing good games.

Re: Can anyone help me remeber the game that came out like wasteland(1988)

Posted: August 17th, 2017, 10:52 am
by zainredding
That's the one thanx dude.

Re: Can anyone help me remeber the game that came out like wasteland(1988)

Posted: August 17th, 2017, 4:25 pm
by phimseto
"NotAngela"
"NotVargas"
"NotHellRazor"

That gave me a good laugh. I don't remember that game at all, but will have to read up on it some more.

Re: Can anyone help me remeber the game that came out like wasteland(1988)

Posted: August 19th, 2017, 8:11 am
by Nexus
Yeah, they tried to make a sequel to wasteland, I think they had issues wrestling the rights away. Ive read that article before awhile back, IIRC it still supposed to be set in the same world setting as wasteland.

Re: Can anyone help me remeber the game that came out like wasteland(1988)

Posted: August 19th, 2017, 9:34 pm
by Drool
And there was also this insanity using the same engine.

Re: Can anyone help me remeber the game that came out like wasteland(1988)

Posted: September 6th, 2017, 11:54 am
by phimseto
How do I not remember any of these? I was certainly gaming in those years, and PC/C64 exclusively, too. The big titles I remember playing at the time were Starflight 2, the Monkey Island games, Command HQ, Civilization, Knights of Legend, Countdown, Centurion: Defender of Rome, some late era Infocom, and Sim City.

Re: Can anyone help me remeber the game that came out like wasteland(1988)

Posted: September 6th, 2017, 12:16 pm
by Zombra
phimseto wrote:
September 6th, 2017, 11:54 am
How do I not remember any of these? I was certainly gaming in those years.
Don't feel uncool. It's hard to remember a time without internet, but ... it made a huge difference that the only way to find out about games was to walk to the electronics store ("video game stores" didn't even exist!) and look at a few boxes on a wall. If you were rich maybe you subscribed to a snail magazine that talked mostly about stand-up arcade games! but also mentioned home computers sometimes. I certainly never heard of Escape From Hell until a few years ago.

Re: Can anyone help me remeber the game that came out like wasteland(1988)

Posted: September 6th, 2017, 12:47 pm
by phimseto
It was certainly a silver lining in this case. Dragon Wars was another one I don't really recall from this time and was surprised to learn about years later.

Re: Can anyone help me remeber the game that came out like wasteland(1988)

Posted: September 6th, 2017, 2:35 pm
by Zombra
phimseto wrote:
September 6th, 2017, 12:47 pm
It was certainly a silver lining in this case. Dragon Wars was another one I don't really recall from this time and was surprised to learn about years later.
Same here. Dragon Wars and Stonekeep were both news to me!

Re: Can anyone help me remeber the game that came out like wasteland(1988)

Posted: September 6th, 2017, 3:14 pm
by phimseto
Zombra wrote:
September 6th, 2017, 2:35 pm
phimseto wrote:
September 6th, 2017, 12:47 pm
It was certainly a silver lining in this case. Dragon Wars was another one I don't really recall from this time and was surprised to learn about years later.
Same here. Dragon Wars and Stonekeep were both news to me!
Stonekeep is one that I have oddly specific memories of. I never played it, but I distinctly remember being in the game section of Tower Records in Boston, looking at the box, and my friends and I lamenting that our respective computers weren't powerful enough to play it. I also remember it sitting directly next to a game called The Horde, which "starred" Kirk Cameron and looked absolutely abysmal (though I've been told subsequently was actually pretty decent).

Re: Can anyone help me remeber the game that came out like wasteland(1988)

Posted: November 22nd, 2017, 11:10 pm
by RangerBen
Nexus wrote:
August 19th, 2017, 8:11 am
Yeah, they tried to make a sequel to wasteland, I think they had issues wrestling the rights away. Ive read that article before awhile back, IIRC it still supposed to be set in the same world setting as wasteland.
Interplay made WL, and EA published it. However, EA both made and published FoD. Not the same world and only the look/feel were the same. It is kind of a fan dream that they're set in same world, but the proof that they are not in the same world is that if they were, all the retired Rangers would have gone to Florida to live out their retirement. And did we see any Desert Rangers in Fountain of Dreams game? NooOoooo. Q.E.D.

Seriously, though, come on people, FoD was aweome! Where else you gonna find a totally awesome name like Ignatz Krebs (besides apparently geni.com)?