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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:03 
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A colleague and I were just talking about a game but I can't remember what it was called. Can anyone help?

All we remember is that it's a platform game with a central tower that rotates. You play a small 'thing' (possibly with big feet?) and you have to make your way to the top of the tower. I have a feeling that things came out of windows to stop you.

The central tower stays in the middle of the screen with it rotating while your character stays central too.

I think it was on the Amiga and Atari ST.

Any ideas?


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Nebulus?


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Lonewolves wrote:
Nebulus?

Thread over.


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Bingo! That's the one. Thanks both.


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If your friend is not in the UK they may know it as either Tower Toppler or Castelia

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The console version was called Castelian for some reason.

Written by someone with the same name as me. I think he also did Hewson's 'Eliminator' as well.

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Sentinel

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Is it Nebulus?


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Reminds me of Lemmings Revolution:


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MaliA wrote:
Sentinel

I had that, and this thread made me think of it too! You had to keep going up to get a better view of things to absorb, right?

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Speaking of pseudo 3d platformers... PANDEMONIUM!



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Grim... wrote:
MaliA wrote:
Sentinel

I had that, and this thread made me think of it too! You had to keep going up to get a better view of things to absorb, right?


Yep, you could absorb trees when you could see any of the tile on which they stood.
I'd have thought this would be a pretty decent title to remake on a tablet as the mechanic is quite well suited to a touch screen.


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MaliA wrote:
Sentinel

I had that, and this thread made me think of it too! You had to keep going up to get a better view of things to absorb, right?


I spent a lot of time with that on the C64 , basically you had to absorb trees for energy to build blocks to transport your robot to so you got above the sentinel to absorb them.

A really well put together puzzle stealth game

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sentinel_(video_game)


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Didn't they do a remake for the PS1? I think I have it.


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The Sentinel was quite tense and had a bit of an unsettling atmosphere and feel to it. I didn't play it back in the 8/16 bit era, but I did have a go with a more recent version just a few years ago.

Googling turns up this iOS remake: 'Capita' but that's not the one that I remember. Maybe there's more (or maybe it was on an emulator or something - I can't really remember TBH)

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