Can't remember name of old RPG

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by lil' brudder, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. lil' brudder macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2007
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    #1
    I used to play an RPG where you were a blonde-haired, green shirt, blue pants-wearing dude. I remember one of the mini games was you had to gamble and say you could drink x cups of milk without puking and I would cheat by drinking - saving - drinking - saving - puking - loading save - drinking... etc. It was probably no more than 256 color and I used to love it. I have been racking my brain to remember the name but I can't and I lost it when I reformatted our old G3 (the game was old when I downloaded it then...) I'm pretty sure it was turn-based fighting too (there were spiders and dragons that zapped you and stuff like that). Any ideas? :confused:

    Also, it was not isometric, but it was bird's eye view style.
     
  2. theLimit macrumors 6502a

    theLimit

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2007
    Location:
    up tha holler, acrost tha crick
  3. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

    Chaszmyr

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2002
    #3
    Milk drinking games? Sounds like a real winner ;)
     
  4. lil' brudder thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2007
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    #5
    Abandonia looks like a pretty good site, but I wasn't able to find it on there.

    Also, lol, it isn't about drinking milk, that was just a very VERY minor part that I took advantage of to make money fast :) (I drank about 20 gallons per 10 minutes :D )

    Runescape, not so much - that one is too modern, also the game was completely offline, no multiplayer.

    also there was an overlying quest to find some oracle and the demo only let me go until I got to the mountains which I believe came before you actually reached the oracle.... I'm not sure it is all fuzzy because it has been forever since I played it, but I know there is something about an oracle. (as if that is unique to a magic rpg)
     
  5. newcronos macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2009
    #6
    This could be one of the earlier versions of Ultima, maybe 3 or 4?
     
  6. lil' brudder thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2007
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    #7
    another good guess, but not quite. I do remember that as you wander around the game (when not in town) there would be a black spiral thing that would lead you into the turn-based battle sequence. And the enemies always looked the same and never moved. It isn't as old as Ultima, but not quite as clean looking as, say, geneforge.

    In the early levels you fight wolves and spiders mostly.

    Also, at the beginning of the game it seems like you start out in your uncle or father's house and he had been murdered.
     
  7. TerrorOFdeath macrumors member

    TerrorOFdeath

    Joined:
    May 15, 2008
    #8
    Hi
    Hmm Maybe..
    Avernum. (or maybe even exile:()

    Tod
     
  8. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

    Chaszmyr

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2002
    #9
    I'd never heard of Avernum, but the graphics look like they were trying to copy UO, except they are far less good. Which is remarkable because UO didn't have particularly good graphics for its time, and Avernum came out 3 years later.


    OP: it might be helpful if you could verify that this was a Mac game, and say approximately what year you might have played it in.
     
  9. lil' brudder thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2007
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    #10
    Nope, none of spiderweb's releases, unfortunately. It was indeed a mac game, I'm not sure if there was a windows version or not, but I definitely played it on my iMac G3 DV (500 mhz) and it wasn't taxing to the iMac's system either so it wasn't anything fantastic, however it wasn't all blocky or rather didn't have all the patterned bricks like a gameboy advance game if you know what I mean. I'm not trying to find it because it was the most awesome game ever, but more for nostalgic reasons. I know I had dial-up when I got it and wouldn't have downloaded anything over 15 mb. I had the shareware release. I think I probably played it in like 2003 or 2004 (don't mock me for memory loss) although it was released several years prior. A similar graphic style game would be Battles of Norghan
     
  10. lil' brudder thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2007
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    #11
    Thanks to all of you for your help. I found it thanks to some people over on the macintoshgarden.com forum. It was Atlas: The Gift of Aramai. Don't laugh, I enjoyed it :)
     

Share This Page