Help me identify these half-remembered video games.
January 21, 2011 9:43 AM   Subscribe

Please help me identify two half-remembered arcade games from the early to mid-'90s.

The first was a fantasy-themed platformer, and I think it incorporated some RPG or character-upgrading mechanics. I believe the main character was a wizard. I remember exploring a cavern and finding a mermaid in a cave who asked me to help her.

The second was a one-on-one fighter, probably part of the Street Fighter copycat invasion. It was set in a Roman-style gladiatorial arena. I distinctly remember that one character was a naga, with a humanoid torso and the body of a snake.

Any ideas?
posted by Faint of Butt to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (6 answers total)
The first one is probably Magician Lord.

The second one could be one of a few different things, I'll get back to you.
posted by Oktober at 9:48 AM on January 21, 2011

Could the first have been Cadash?
posted by mu at 10:08 AM on January 21, 2011

It's got to be Cadash! Thank you, mu!
posted by Faint of Butt at 10:15 AM on January 21, 2011

Is the fighting game Gladiator? That's from the 80s but the graphics were pretty impressive for the time, so it could pass for an 80s game.
posted by The Lamplighter at 11:01 AM on January 21, 2011

Naga character makes me think of Hippodrome.
posted by wanderingmind at 11:44 AM on January 21, 2011

And we have another winner! Wow. Cadash and Hippodrome. I never would have dug those titles out of my skull. Thank you!
posted by Faint of Butt at 11:48 AM on January 21, 2011

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