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What is that game called?

Asked by kevinchai (31points) July 30th, 2008

At a pizza place in my hometown, they used to have this sweet arcade game. It was a fantasy-style side-scrollingplatformer hack-n-slash deal with sweet graphics and I believe up to four players. I believe it had the word “Sword” in the title, but I don’t really remember, and I think it was set up that you would go further and further up a tower or something. Me and my brother played that game all the friggin’ time. Now it’s not there, and I want to play it again! Can anyone bring up some names so I can look up screenshots and get some MAME roms?

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lefteh's avatar

Or even more likely: Magic Sword? My bet is on this one.

kevinchai's avatar

OMFG That might be it! I’ll have to play it to be sure. Also, I still think it was 4-player, but really it’s all just a blur.

Megan64's avatar

Was one of the players a valkerie? If so, I used to play that with three friends at a pizza parlor in Campbell, CA…but I think that was 1987 and I wouldn’t call the graphics “sweet.” So we’re probably not talking about the same thing. But it makes me wonder what that games was called….nevermind.

kevinchai's avatar

You’re probably thinking of Gauntlet. The graphics were sweet in the SNES era.

Megan64's avatar

Yes. Gauntlet. I love you for saving me from thinking about that all night long.

kevinchai's avatar

It’s Magic Sword. I was probably thinking it was 4-players because you have a little buddy following you. F YEAH

drhat77's avatar

Gauntlet was top-down. I think you’re looking for Golden Axe, but that only has three players

Lovelocke's avatar

What I can offer:

Gauntlet was four player, top-down… Gauntlet Legends was four player in 3D.

Golden Axe was side-scrolling, 2D for 3 Players.

Magic Sword – Heroic Fantasy was sidescrolling, 2D for 2 Players.

Dungeon Magic was isometric 2D for 2 Players.

Dungeons and Dragons: Shadow over Mystara was Sidescrolling, 2D for 2 Players, however…

Dungeons and Dragons: Tower of Doom was for Four Players… and is likely the game you were thinking of.

Also, for MAME games… I’ve got a neat membership over at Emuasylum. I could nab whatever you like and Rapidshare it or something.

NOTE: If it’s also similar to your tastes, I’d recommend Knights of the Round. Badass game, but I believe it was for 2 players

El_Cadejo's avatar

Golden Axe was AWESOME.

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