OK, I’ve seen a few people post on here trying to hunt down old video games, so I figure it’s OK. Here’s what I can remember:
* I’m putting a next to the ones where my memory is a little fuzzy.
This was an old stand-up arcade game.
The light gun for the game was similar to the NES Zapper*
The main character in the game was a young kid.*
Its art style was anime and wasn’t that great.
The gameplay was similar to Dragon’s Liar, but most of the game, if not all of it, was played with the lightgun.*
There was a mentor of sorts, that handed you your first weapon (I don’t know if there were any more weapons in the game) I remember him kind of looking like Dr. Light.*
After he handed the gun to you (this is the part I remember the clearest) he leaned down to you and said something to the tune of “This gun can shoot the antennaes off of a cockroach’s head, now it’s yours.”.
This would’ve been in the mid-80s probably.
I believe it was at a Malibu Grand Prix in Houston, but obviously, it could have been and probably was at other places too. 🙂
I could never get past the first section of the damn game and I always wanted to see more. I’ve thought about it for years and years and years. I’ll be 40 in a few months and I remember seeing the anime style as a kid and just thinking THIS IS SO FREAKING COOL!
I hope someone can find it I’d love to even just see a walkthrough of the whole game. Thanks everyone.
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I don’t know much about video games, so this might not be a good guess, but I read that this one has a quote similar to the one you mentioned:
Freedom Fighter http://www.dragons-lair-project.com/games/pages/ffr.asp
OMG!! THANK YOU SO MUCH! I have such fond memories of playing at this arcade on the weekends my dad had my brother and I after my parents divorced when I was a kid. My dad died 8 years ago and this takes me right back to the arcades. I really can’t thank you enough. You can mark as solved.
You’re welcome! I’m so glad I could help!