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Windows 7: Guess my avatar (80's gaming question)

14 Oct 2014   #1
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 
Guess my avatar (80's gaming question)

If you're under 30 you're probably to young to know this

If you never played games you're out of luck

Last hint(for now): This was my favorite game because it was different from all other games. Why? That's revealed in the picture.....
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14 Oct 2014   #2
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I'm too old.
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15 Oct 2014   #3
wrcs001

windows 7 professional 64 bit sp1
 
 

I'm neither too young nor too old (for more or less anything) but I admit that this thread's meaning escapes me.

How about publishing a manual? ;-)
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15 Oct 2014   #4
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

Ok, more hints:

The avatar picture (to the left of this text) is from a specific game launched in the mid 80's. What game?
The unique thing about it is visible in the picture - the extra lives you had
I'm not sure but I think the game was more popular in the UK than the US. It could be played on different types of computers at the time. One type of computer was more popular in the UK
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15 Oct 2014   #5
MrNeeds

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Marble Madness? complete guess.
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15 Oct 2014   #6
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

Sorry, No.
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17 Oct 2014   #7
wrcs001

windows 7 professional 64 bit sp1
 
 

It looks almost like a Spectrum thing.
Please confirm, or otherwise.
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18 Oct 2014   #8
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

Confirm
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22 Oct 2014   #9
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

With the high number of users on this site I thought someone would get this pretty quick, but not yet. Here's more hints:

The 5 "guys" in the picture are your lives. The one in front is the one you play with, the others are your extra lives. But they're in the game to ALL THE TIME and can get killed anytime. You can't control the extra lives other than blocking them, they simply go straight forward as long as they have a clear path. This was very different from other games and one of the reasons it was my favorite.
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23 Oct 2014   #10
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

They look quite phallic.
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