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MDNT LeRoy

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I know this is a super old thread but i was reiniscing today about a similar yet older game. I played it as a kid. It's called "Rescue Rover".

The premise of the game was Roger had a pet dog named Rover who was trapped somewhere on the level and you had adjust the mirrors in a certain way to destroy stationary enemy robots, push crates, find keys, rescue Rover. It was a challenging puzzle game.

Rescue Rover Gameplay





 

Shellest88

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I'm reviving this ultra old thread too, but I'm like 99% sure I know what was the initial game. It's called Micro's Dillema 2, check it on YouTube. I was looking for it myself for over a year, and since I found this thread, there is a chance I'll help someone in the future ;)
 
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I'm reviving this ultra old thread too, but I'm like 99% sure I know what was the initial game. It's called Micro's Dillema 2, check it on YouTube. I was looking for it myself for over a year, and since I found this thread, there is a chance I'll help someone in the future ;)
I’m intrigued, how did you stumble upon this thread and what made you choose to set up an account to post?
BTW this is a fun thread.
 

Shellest88

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I’m intrigued, how did you stumble upon this thread and what made you choose to set up an account to post?
BTW this is a fun thread.
Oh, so some time (6 months?) ago I wanted to make a list of all games I've ever played. And I did - although I had trouble with DOS games from my childhood (like 20-25 years ago), especially those without advanced plot, like simple logic games. And I remembered this one - like mechanics, the laser beam and black background, but nothing specific; you know - childhood memories.
I tried to Google it, but it was hard; and I gave up for some time, but the problem was still somewhere back of my mind (quite frustrating!). Yesterday I tried again (too much spare time in these strange times, I guess), and firstly I found this thread (googling "laser beam old game" etc.) and shortly thereafter I've recalled the title ;)

So I thought I'd register and answer here, maybe saving someone some frustration in the future :)
 
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Hewuse23

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We used to play this game in 3rd or 4th grade science class - so at the latest, the late 90s (specifically 97-99 is when I was in school, so it came out earlier than this). The basic premise was, there was this ball, and it moved in a straight line, until it hit a diagonal "reflector" that you placed on the field. I think you had to clear lights or something. There might have been teleporters or portals as a special block. Sorry, I wish I could remember more info...

For the longest time I thought this game was called Ricochet, but I looked it up and it's definitely not it. It definitely has a strong connection with the word "ricochet" though...
I think the game is Challenge of the Ancient Empires. I loved the game. You wore a laser shooting hat and had to align mirrors to hit switches and open doors. Saw this old post and never saw the right game listed. Hope it helps someone.
 

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