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    Formerly Known as Newbie Juha's Avatar
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    Anyone know this old MS-DOS game?

    Yes, I mean old. 1980's kind of old, if I remember correctly. Me and a couple of friends used to play this when we were students, now we're setting up a reunion and I thought it might be fun to be able to play it again. The problem is, I thought it was called Spider, but all I get from Google is amazing spider-man for MS-DOS kind of crap. Here's an attempt to describe the game:

    You begin with a screen size rectangle box with a line bouncing around inside (think screen saver). You control a small dot that can run along the box edge and also "cut" through the rectangle, drawing a line. If the bouncing line hits you or the line when you're drawing, you lose one life. If you manage to cut through to the other side of the box, dividing the box in two, the bouncing line will be limited to the part of the box where it was when you connected. If you manage to cut more than 50% (I think) of the box, you receive points, manna, bonus, you name it - and you start again with the full size box, only this time the bouncing line moves faster, there may be several bouncing lines etc.

    Really simple game, especially the so called graphics of it. But strangely addictive. If anyone can remember the name (apparently not Spider), that'd be great. Thanks in advance.

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    Sounds sort of like Qix that I played on a Gameboy...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qix
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    I used to play a similar game on the Commodore 64, Styx.

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    Formerly Known as Newbie Juha's Avatar
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    Styx it is. Found it at Digger.org as a GPL released remastered version.

    Thank you everyone!

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    Rats no Leisure Suit Larry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spinnaker View Post
    Rats no Leisure Suit Larry.
    I've got you covered: Leisure Suit Larry 1 playthrough - YouTube

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