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  • liqmat
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    Originally posted by thenzero View Post
    That’s incredible and seems unlikely to be a coincidence. Wonder if the writers had been there.
    I know, right? I've been to a lot of diners across the U.S. and that screenshot immediately reminded of that one diner.

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  • thenzero
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    That’s incredible and seems unlikely to be a coincidence. Wonder if the writers had been there.

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  • liqmat
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    Originally posted by Bill-kun View Post
    My only guess is Mystery House, but given that dinosaur, I highly doubt I'm right.

    Here's a screenshot from Orion Burger (1996) developed by Sanctuary Woods and published by Eidos Interactive for the IBM-PC and Macintosh. Released only in Germany, France, and the United Kingdom. Included voice acting by professional voice actors!

    I've never heard of this until now, but now I am very intrigued! This reviewer says, a tragically overlooked game that manages to get everything right. It tells the story of Wilbur Wafflemeier, a young man randomly selected to test whether human beings are intelligent life. If he fails the tests, humanity will be harvested and turned into fast food Orion Burgers by an evil intergalactic conglomerate." He compares the animation and feel of the game to the highly praised animated feature The Iron Giant.

    http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/orion-burger/

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    When I saw your screenshot it looked very familiar to me. There is a little diner called "Nifty Fiftys" in Port Townsend, WA that could be its real life double.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/momalw...est/5781943261
    Last edited by liqmat; June 1, 2021, 09:47 AM.

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  • thenzero
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    By the way, I still have the original floppy from this issue!

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  • thenzero
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    Originally posted by Bill-kun View Post
    My only guess is Mystery House, but given that dinosaur, I highly doubt I'm right.
    good guess! it’s from “History Mystery” for the Apple IIe. It came with an educational magazine from Scholastic called Microzine. This particular issue also came with a simple spreadsheet program and some activities to teach kids how to use spreadsheets. My school had an Apple lab donated by Apple and a subscription to this magazine. Pretty cool for 1986 huh?
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  • Bill-kun
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    Tentro, an NPC from the adventure game Altered Destiny (1990) by Accolade. One Friday afternoon, the player character P.J. Barrett gets the wrong TV from the repair shop, and gets sucked into another dimension where he has to save their planet. It feels very reminiscent of Space Quest, but in a good way.

    tentro.jpg

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  • Bill-kun
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    My only guess is Mystery House, but given that dinosaur, I highly doubt I'm right.

    Here's a screenshot from Orion Burger (1996) developed by Sanctuary Woods and published by Eidos Interactive for the IBM-PC and Macintosh. Released only in Germany, France, and the United Kingdom. Included voice acting by professional voice actors!

    I've never heard of this until now, but now I am very intrigued! This reviewer says, a tragically overlooked game that manages to get everything right. It tells the story of Wilbur Wafflemeier, a young man randomly selected to test whether human beings are intelligent life. If he fails the tests, humanity will be harvested and turned into fast food Orion Burgers by an evil intergalactic conglomerate." He compares the animation and feel of the game to the highly praised animated feature The Iron Giant.

    http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/orion-burger/

    orion-17.jpg


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  • thenzero
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    This isn’t bizarre, per se, but as far as guess the obscure video games go this should be pretty hard.
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  • DeathAdderSF
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    Here's my favorite pic from Goblins 3:

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    Nothing says zany quite like a lovestruck goblin about to walk right into a bear trap.

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  • thenzero
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    First video game I ever owned.

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  • SomeGuy
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    That reminds me, at one time I had created a small program to view all of the face graphics of characters one could talk to in Ultima Underworld 2. Interestingly, there was a graphic of a rat, although I had played through that game a lot and never encountered such a character. There were other odd creatures the player could "talk" to. Perhaps just something I missed, but perhaps an extra graphic or Easter egg? Never did figure it out.

    uwrat.png

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  • Bill-kun
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    The dreaded "Oops!" dialog window from any given SCI Sierra game, but here from Conquests of Camelot. Upon you seeing this spontaneously appear when you had done nothing out of the ordinary, the game would wait for you to click or hit Enter, then dump you back to DOS. No warning, no chance to save your game.
    Oops - Screenshot 2021-05-05 210705.jpg

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  • jdreesen
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    lilith.png

    This is Lilith.....and this is what is wandering around your screen on an ETH Lilith Modula-2 computer if left alone too long !

    Jos

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  • Bill-kun
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    Originally posted by MrArgent View Post
    Arm Wrestling (Nintendo Co., 1985, Arcade)
    *Scaling artifacts original to the game
    That is definitely bizarre!

    Here is my next one.
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    The dragon from Mixed-Up Fairy Tales.
    Last edited by Bill-kun; April 25, 2021, 08:01 AM.

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  • SEO-Cambridge
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    Originally posted by Bill-kun View Post
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    Unnamed protagonist, Earthrise (1990), by Matt Gruson.
    This could almost pass as Minecraft Steve haha.

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