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Help me find this old Apple Macintosh game from the early 90's, pleaseandthankyou
March 4, 2011 3:58 PM   Subscribe

I remember a side-scrolling game my childhood but am unable to remember the name. There was a squat grey robot with a single peg leg with a wheel at the bottom and he had a cannon that you controlled with the mouse. Most of the game took place underground. There were bats, and there was a kidnapped professor.

The levels were mostly caves or industrial in nature. There were electrified fences you had to turn off, things to duck and dodge under, lots of bats, and the shots fired from your cannon didn't move in a straight line but rather followed an arc like Cannon Fodder.

I remember playing it on a friend's Performa 675 (with RAM Doubler!). Nostalgia is driving me crazy. Thanks in advance!
posted by tmt to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
Oh, man, I remember that game! I'm drawing a blank on the title, though.
posted by Faint of Butt at 5:43 PM on March 4, 2011


While I had no luck with it myself, you might want to try filtering it down in MobyGames' games browser. Moby is more or less the IMDB of video games, well, except for the latter's incredibly handy keywords feature.
posted by Senza Volto at 7:48 PM on March 4, 2011


You might have good luck posting this question over at the Macintosh Garden—here’s their forum page.
posted by blueberry at 9:12 PM on March 4, 2011


It was called Quagmire.
posted by Antic Hay at 10:21 PM on March 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


Quagmire can be downloaded from here, and apparently, it can be run using the Basilisk II emulator.
posted by blueberry at 11:40 PM on March 4, 2011


Thanks guys! That video brought back some pretty awesome memories. Too bad the player got bored and killed the robot off so quickly.
posted by tmt at 12:40 PM on March 5, 2011


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