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Near-Lucas graphics adventures

posted by Guybrush_Threepwood on - last edited - Viewed by 403 users

After they started speaking about Discworld, I thought it would be cool to have a thread to speak about less known adventure games.
The first a.g. outside LucasArts that I can think of is "Flight of the Amazon Queen", many of you surely already know it. It's the one I liked most, a mix between Monkey and Indy.
Then there's "Bud Tucker in double trouble", very good game, sadly known by a few.
Oh, and "Touché: adventures of the 5th musketeer", another one which seems to have a difficulty very similar to MI2.
Obviously, I didn't mention Simon The Sorcerer and Discworld, 'cause they're so famous that they don't need forewords.
What other games would you recommend me?

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  • @Pvt._Public said: I loved this game. The sequel I got stuck on near the end because of the random walking around of the evil guy but the first I consider not only one of the best indie games I've ever played, but one of the best adventure games I've ever played!



    Glad someone else enjoyed it! I played the sequel too, but I still liked Skeptic better. :) I just checked his website and apparently there's a 'middle' game caleld Trilby's notes to fill in the Gap between Skeptic and Stranger. Judging from the screenshots it looks as creepy as the other. :p

  • Toonstruck was a fantastic piece of adventuring bliss - sadly I can't get it to work on XP :( Has anyone managed this?
    My favourite non-Lucas games would have to be 'Beavis and Butthead: Virtual Stupidity' and 'Bud Tucker in Double Trouble'.

    I've got a question if anybody could help? I'm looking for a game from quite a few years back (maybe '01 or 02?). It's a 3D aventure game, and all I can remember was that it was set around a family of aliens living in a house or something? I know that's quite a terrible description but that's all I can remember, I'm really intrigued to find it. :o

  • Are you thinking of Stupid Invaders?

    I got Toonstruck to work rather nicely on XP using the latest version of DOSBox. This was back in about April or so.

  • Ah thankyou, yes I think that might be it!
    I've just been really intrigued to play it, I'll have a look at that.
    I'll Google up the DOSBox too, is it just like a SCUMMVM for DOS games I guess??

  • @thom_h said: I'll Google up the DOSBox too, is it just like a SCUMMVM for DOS games I guess??


    It's sort of like that, only with a command line interface. You put your DOS games in a separate folder, and mount that folder as a virtual drive in DOSBox. Once you get the hang of that, there's nothing to it, and it emulates DOS games perfectly.

  • Wow that sounds so good! I've got a tonne of old games, I can't believe I've never heard of that before. Thanks!
    :)

  • A lot of the games mentioned are pretty fun, but the neatest one I played in the days of old was Neverhood; claymation adventure, just fun and silly and you can only die in one obvious sport (although I thought it was a joke and hadnt saved oops :) )

  • needless to say that people should really check out the underdogs to find some decent games:
    http://www.the-underdogs.info/
    one place of interest is the special collection of Amateur Underdogs:
    http://www.the-underdogs.info/collect.php?id=16
    I agree with all the games mentioned, but one I quite liked about 10 years ago was Noctropolis.

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    @bigtopfrank said: needless to say that people should really check out the underdogs to find some decent games:
    http://www.the-underdogs.info/
    one place of interest is the special collection of Amateur Underdogs:
    http://www.the-underdogs.info/collect.php?id=16
    I agree with all the games mentioned, but one I quite liked about 10 years ago was Noctropolis.



    I know I'm opening a can of worms but...

    The problem with that place is some of those games are still commercially available. You could also find many of them on eBay (I would try either of those first personally).

    Edit: Hmm, maybe I don't understand that site well (I've never visited). It looks like if the games are still available to purchase, they have a link to the place selling them. I would personally still try eBay for some of the others (obviously except for the freeware games). :)

  • i like the site, it's good for reviews and stuff. it has tended to move towards the freeware realm of gaming the last couple of years. and now, it simply seems to be in disarray, as it hasn't been updated for months.

    as for the questionable legality of the games, i got this off wikipedia (but of course!):

    The site claims to be more of a museum than a download site, offering what are now argued to be "great" games that never received due attention upon their initial releases (the "underdogs" referred to in the name). The site is careful about copyright concerns: if a game available for download becomes once more available for purchase, or if a game's copyright holder so requests, the downloadable files are removed, replacing them with a link to the site selling the game if applicable.

    the got into a lot of trouble 3 or 4 years ago for having copyright protected games on there, since then all seems to be ok.

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