Name that C64 game!
January 27, 2009 9:32 AM   Subscribe

Name that C64 game!

OK, this is going to be very vague, so forgive me. As I remember it, you were a penguin negotiating a side-scrolling icy world, where I THINK the graphics had the ground/ceiling (caves maybe?) more of a white colour with a blue outline, and I think your character would slide when he stopped.. and I think it involved mainly jumping over gaps and stuff. I searched an list of ALL C64 game titles and not one jogged my memory, hopefully someone knows what I'm talking about.

(may not be a penguin, may have featured that classical song used in cartoons and games that I believe was called something to do with caves and wizards - but I could easily be __completely__ wrong about that)
(I think the only part I'm positive about is the cave-ness, and the white with blue outline slippery surface)
posted by imaswinger to Computers & Internet (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Sounds similar to the the icy levels (blue ones here) on Chucky Egg 2 (not a penguin)... can't remember if he slides and I don't have the emulator installed...
posted by lucia__is__dada at 10:15 AM on January 27, 2009

no, it's definitely more graphically advanced than that.... man, this is killing me!
posted by imaswinger at 10:26 AM on January 27, 2009

Are you sure it wasn't a Sega Master System game, because it sounds alot like Penguin Land
posted by nomad at 10:26 AM on January 27, 2009

nope, that's not it... it was pretty slick looking graphics-wise.. the surface that you would run on would have little stalagtite-bits sticking up and little tiny divots going down.. with a thick (felt-pen-like) outline of rich blue, with white underneath, the whole look representing ice.. The whole thing was really cartoony. I also believe you only had one level (up/downwise) fit on the screen at a time.

again, this is a 20 year-old memory, I'm sure to be embarrassed by just how wrong I am...
posted by imaswinger at 10:37 AM on January 27, 2009

I'm embarrassed to even be suggesting this, but bc: quest for tires had a cave level and a vaguely penguin looking main character:
posted by lilnublet at 10:41 AM on January 27, 2009

Rupert and The Ice Palace?
posted by tomcooke at 10:50 AM on January 27, 2009

I'm all too familiar with BC's Quest (nice thinkin!)... Rupert and the Ice Palace is closer than the rest of the suggestions, but definitely still not it.
thanx again everyone..
posted by imaswinger at 11:08 AM on January 27, 2009

posted by tomcooke at 11:18 AM on January 27, 2009

Are you getting more than one game conflated? One-screen-at-a-time platformer in a cave with stalactites, gaps, and classical music used for wizards says Doriath to me -- listen to this and if that's the music, then you'll need to separate out those memories to find your slippery penguins.
posted by darksasami at 11:27 AM on January 27, 2009

Could you be thinking of this?
posted by edlundart at 11:51 AM on January 27, 2009

I was going to say Snokie as well - great game!
posted by highrise at 1:23 PM on January 27, 2009

Snokie is totally it!!! oh man, I thought I'd be taking this to the grave....
I can't thank you enough...
posted by imaswinger at 2:36 PM on January 27, 2009

wow, Doriath was where I got the music from you are absolutely correct.
man, you guys are good.
posted by imaswinger at 2:37 PM on January 27, 2009

hall of mountain king, cave of wizard... mind works in mysterious ways...
posted by imaswinger at 2:38 PM on January 27, 2009

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