Retro

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So, nobody got yesterday's Scribble. But some of you were on the right track, and this second clue should get you over the line...

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So people had a solid crack over the last two days, but nobody guessed Asheron's Call as the most recent ScribbleTaku.

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Good job to Casual Prolix and smithtacular - yesterday's game was indeed the original Star Fox on the SNES.

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I first played Half-Life in 1998 and played it again over the last month for a series of livestreams on Twitch. It's been 19 years since the game was released, and what I experienced in 2017 made me reassess the game. It's a chaotic, if sometimes sloppy, masterpiece.

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Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego? made learning about the countries of the world thrilling and fun when it was first released for the Apple II in 1985. In a new book called Break Out: How the Apple II Launched the PC Gaming Revolution, author David L. Craddock tells the story of how a small team at the game publisher Brøderbund brought Carmen to life, and how the genesis of the project was inspired by early text-based computer games like Colossal Cave Adventure.

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Friday's game was really hard for me to draw, since it wasn't a reticule or something basic from a UI. It was actually a hospital bed from Beneath A Steel Sky, the point-and-click classic from the early 90's.

Let's see if today's game triggers your memory more.

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With cutting edge graphics and bullet time that had just been popularised by the Matrix films, Max Payne was one of the most iconic games of the early 2000's. But not many people know that it was first called Dark Justice when it was first pitched, or how Remedy was able to invest so much into the project in the first place.

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Picking firsts in video game history isn't easy. For example: Resident Evil was the first survival horror game. Nope, try Alone in the Dark. Oh wait, was it Sweet Home (the inspiration for RE)? Massive argument ensues. At the risk of starting his own related brawl, Alex Lemcovich of Stealth Docs has put forward his idea of the first stealth game. Care to guess?

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Apart from the very obvious X-Penis that I somehow managed to miss in yesterday's drawing, people were right in picking the first Rogue Squadron.

And yes, every drawing I do is a little dodgy. But let's see if you can guess today's game anyway!

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OK, OK. I might have been a little unfair. Yesterday's game was indeed Chrono Trigger, although people were right in that both screenshots weren't from the same platform.

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Yesterday there was a lot of Portal guesses, which I can understand given the logo. But it wasn't Portal! So let's see if you can guess the game with a second hint.

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The most recent ScribbleTaku was actually Monster Hunter 2. I wasn't sure how much people would be attuend to Monster Hunter given the release of Monster Hunter Stories. But no matter. New week, new game. Let's see how you do.

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The most recent game was Giana Sisters! Probably a bit unfair since Mario was so big in Australia.

Let's see if you can recognise today's game a little better.

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Well well. Yesterday's ScribbleTaku managed to survive to the second day.

Let's give you a chance at redemption.