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I was actually very surprised no-one got Friday's haiku. Maybe it's just because I know that answer and I'm working backwards! I guess we need some pictorial help for this one!

But first, let's revisit Glock's original haiku...

Two and a half men Crossing the wide blue ocean Time is running out

And now, here's the image:

Good luck everyone!

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    Ahhh... that's Navy Seals. Had that on the C64 I think.

      does look an aweful lot like it! I'm gonna say Atari ST though, just do be different ;)

      Last edited 07/04/14 12:46 pm

        That's definitely not a C64 screenshot, C64 was just the system I remember it from.

        Definitely Navy Seals....

        Gonna add in Amiga version to the mix :p

          It was the ST version, though as I've noted below, ST and Amiga games usually looked identical in many cases.

      Well done! It is the Atari ST version to be precise, though I believe the Amiga version looked the same as did many ST/Amiga versions.

      I thought it was going to be guessed quicker than that as well -- the clues were everywhere. Just to break it down for those who may not have seen the movie or played the game:

      1. Two and a half men
      Charlie Sheen was the main character in the movie/game.

      2. Crossing the wide blue ocean
      Ocean Software published it and they are Navy SEALs, crossing oceans is pretty common for them... ;p

      3. Time is running out
      There was a time limit per level. Furthermore clearing each one required the placing of timers on crates of explosives.

      I loved this game! It was a great action platformer with solid weapons (the flamethrower that immolated enemies was noteworthy) and some pretty good stealth elements too.

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