What games are these?
May 22, 2006 4:05 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for the names of two video games I used to play in the early 90's...

One was a game I used to play in the school library on an Apple LCII when I was in 2nd or 3rd grade. I'm pretty sure it was called "Spelunker" or "Spelunking", or something really similar, but the game did involve exploring a cave. It was black and white and had a Myst-like point and click interface to move around and solve puzzles.

The second one was an NES game I used to play at my neighbor's house after school, this would be even earlier, probably around 1st grade. I really don't remember much of anything about the game or even what it was called, only when you died or ran out of continues, the Game Over screen had a picture of a syringe filled with blood.

Any ideas?
posted by Venadium to Computers & Internet (7 answers total)
Response by poster: I should probably mention that I played these two games anywhere from 1991-1993, if that helps.
posted by Venadium at 4:06 AM on May 22, 2006

Best answer: Spellunx?
posted by Thorzdad at 4:34 AM on May 22, 2006

Best answer: Spelunx and the Caves of Mr. Seudo
posted by pmbuko at 5:14 AM on May 22, 2006

Bloody syringe? Probably NARC. (Enemies throw hypodermic needles at you, you blow them up with rocket launchers.)
posted by jellicle at 6:10 AM on May 22, 2006

i just fired up narc to check, when you die it shows a high score list.
posted by phil at 6:33 AM on May 22, 2006

For the NES game - do you remember ANYTHING else? Game genre, enemies, bosses, etc?
posted by machinecraig at 8:48 AM on May 22, 2006

Response by poster: Thanks a lot Thorzdad and pmbuko. As for the NES game, it might have been a side-scroller. For a long time I thought I was remembering one of the Castlevania games, but I've played a couple of those recently and none of them show any kind of syringe or anything that looks like one when you die.
posted by Venadium at 12:46 PM on May 22, 2006

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