Name of Side-Scrolling Flying Game? [Solved]

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Re: Name of Side-Scrolling Flying Game?

Post by mattp » October 28th, 2013, 6:55 pm

Just coming back to me...I think there were also balloons. Possibly the vehicle was a balloon. Sorry for the confusion guys...I've forgotten rather a lot over the past 22 years!

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Re: Name of Side-Scrolling Flying Game?

Post by mattp » October 28th, 2013, 7:04 pm

Thanks for your reply PantherUK.

I checked out Cloud Master but it's not the one. I hope I have something with this "balloons" thing (see previous post).

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Re: Name of Side-Scrolling Flying Game?

Post by PantherUK » October 28th, 2013, 7:06 pm

Have a look at Insector X too Mattp...
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Re: Name of Side-Scrolling Flying Game?

Post by mattp » October 28th, 2013, 7:44 pm

PantherUK. Not Insector X, I'm afraid...though it has roughly the right look. Hope this isn't too frustrating!

I'm going to try some Googling e.g. "sky" "kid" "balloon" "mame" - see what I get.

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Re: Name of Side-Scrolling Flying Game?

Post by Hierophant » October 28th, 2013, 8:43 pm

Here is a list of helicopter games from MAMEInfo. Even if it's not one of these, eliminating games from a tricky search can help:

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Category: Helicopter


Recommended Games:

Super Cobra

Strategy X

Rescue

Sky Army

Gyrodine

Liberation

Choplifter

Tiger Heli

Vs. Raid on Bungeling Bay

Airwolf

Ajax

Twin Cobra

Twin Cobra 2

Apache 3

Chopper I

Cobra-Command

Metal Hawk

Silk Worm

Thunder Blade

Super Thunder Blade (Mega-Tech)

Viper

Twin Eagle

Twin Eagle II - The Rescue Mission

Ashura Blaster

Steel Talons

Thunder Strike

Air Rescue

S.S. Mission

Desert War / Wangan Sensou

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Re: Name of Side-Scrolling Flying Game?

Post by mattp » October 28th, 2013, 10:18 pm

Thanks for the list Hierophant. None of those unfortunately.

I'm not aware what "MAMEinfo" is - could I search it for a game with balloons as the vehicle?

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Re: Name of Side-Scrolling Flying Game?

Post by Hierophant » October 29th, 2013, 5:49 am

The mameinfo.dat file is a support file that can be incorporated into your MAME setup. For instructions and a list of all the MAME support files that I use to help people here in the "Searching for?" forum, please see below:

How to Turn MAME into a Virtual MAWS Database - viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1762

The way I pulled that list of helicopter-related games was fairly simple to do with MAMEInfo in my setup. One thing MAMEInfo does is provide a list of games in the same specific category for any game you choose. All I did was pick the first generic helicopter game I could think of and copy/paste the resulting "Category: Helicopter" list from the MAMEInfo section of the GUI.

As to whether you could use the same technique for "a game with balloons as the vehicle", I don't know. You would first have to be able to think of a game in the same or similar category (if such a category even exists). Off the top of my head, I can't think of a single game that fits the bill.

By the way, mattp, this game gave me pause for a moment while I was digging around:

Ordyne - http://www.mamedb.com/game/ordyne

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Re: Name of Side-Scrolling Flying Game?

Post by PantherUK » October 29th, 2013, 6:28 am

Haha Hiero, Ordyne was going to be my next suggestion too, good thinking squire..!
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Re: Name of Side-Scrolling Flying Game?

Post by Hierophant » October 29th, 2013, 6:06 pm

Yeah, Panther, Ordyne does fit mattp's description on several counts - a side-scrolling shmup of the late 80s with cartoon-like graphics, your character is shown seated in the aircraft, lots of clouds in the first stage, fairly easy to play, and one interesting detail, the bonus points are held aloft by balloons.

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Re: Name of Side-Scrolling Flying Game?

Post by PantherUK » October 29th, 2013, 8:42 pm

I was flicking through MAME, and saw it, had a quick go and came on to suggest it, and your superior hunting skills beat me to it... lol :wink:
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