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Please help me with the name of this game
#331332 - 09/06/14 05:30 PM


I played it in a pub a handful of times when is was in my teens before we ended up moving and never seeing it again.
It's a top down driving game from the early / mid 90s and I can't remember its name.
It started with a cut scene of some kind and ended with your mini character either running (or being chased?) to a car and driving through some barriers or barrels - then as you take control of the car - the view pans out and it becomes a top down driving game.
I'm sure 12 DOHC was in the title somewhere.

Please please help me find this game.

Thanks.



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Re: Please help me with the name of this game new [Re: Island Strife]
#331341 - 09/06/14 09:09 PM


> I played it in a pub a handful of times when is was in my teens before we ended up
> moving and never seeing it again.
> It's a top down driving game from the early / mid 90s and I can't remember its name.
> It started with a cut scene of some kind and ended with your mini character either
> running (or being chased?) to a car and driving through some barriers or barrels -
> then as you take control of the car - the view pans out and it becomes a top down
> driving game.
> I'm sure 12 DOHC was in the title somewhere.
>
> Please please help me find this game.
>
> Thanks.

Sounds like City Bomber by Konami.



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Re: Please help me with the name of this game new [Re: Phil Bennett]
#331352 - 09/07/14 01:51 AM


Ok this search has just gone off on a tangent.
City bomber is indeed the start of the game I was asking for help in identifying - I'm amazed to see it after all these years.

The problem I have is the 12 DOHC thing.
I definitely recall a stage where you finished the race and either round 2 or 3 race was in darkness and you could only see the track / path with your car headlights.

It's obviously a different game and my somewhat flaky memory has merged two games in to one

Anyone have any ideas ?

Thanks for your help so far - seeing city bomber has made my day.
I'll be playing that as soon as I sort some free time.



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Re: Please help me with the name of this game new [Re: Island Strife]
#331375 - 09/07/14 11:33 AM


> Ok this search has just gone off on a tangent.
> City bomber is indeed the start of the game I was asking for help in identifying -
> I'm amazed to see it after all these years.
>
> The problem I have is the 12 DOHC thing.
> I definitely recall a stage where you finished the race and either round 2 or 3 race
> was in darkness and you could only see the track / path with your car headlights.
>
> It's obviously a different game and my somewhat flaky memory has merged two games in
> to one
>
> Anyone have any ideas ?
>
> Thanks for your help so far - seeing city bomber has made my day.
> I'll be playing that as soon as I sort some free time.

I'd try Road Fighter (roadf). It has that term you suggest and has very similar overhead racing gameplay overall. It is also another Konami title.



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Re: Please help me with the name of this game new [Re: Island Strife]
#331948 - 09/17/14 04:44 PM


Special Criminal Investigation was a top down driving game but that had a gun as well as a steering wheel. Does the game you are thinking of have gun?

The other top down driving game that springs to mind was Outrun which was in a convertible Ferrari.

Do you know what kind of car it was in the game or, at least, what color it was?

I think there are a number of top down driving games from that time period...



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Re: Please help me with the name of this game new [Re: Phil Bennett]
#331949 - 09/17/14 04:59 PM


Road Fighter said V12 DOHC on it.


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