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I am searching for an old game, prob talking about BBC Micro LONG LONG time ago Or if not then very very early PC.
All I can do is describe it.....

It was a level based game that had a load of rocks, balloons and arrows on the screen and YOU.

You had to use the man to move rocks that allowed arrows to fire across the screen that would burst balloons that would allow a rock to fall that might free an arrow that would.....

An YOU must survive anything you triggered.

Ring any bells with anybody?

Driving me nuts!
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Question by:Neil Russell
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☠ MASQ ☠ earned 288 total points
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I'm guessing Bomberman (Still available as a Flash game I think!)

 Is this your game??
Otherwise ...

Repton:The Lost Realms ?

If not graphics better/worse?
Did you start with a screen of rocks (Like Pit)?

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Nope neither of those.
graphics were much less detailed
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by:Neil Russell
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Ok a bit more is coming back to me!! LOL

Each level was cleared by the arrows bursting ALL of the balloons on the level. Once an arrow fired across the screen it couldnt move again. each level, more balloons.
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Tetris.  Mid 80s game.
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by:marwin79
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Do you mean 'Digger'?
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by:Donald Stewart
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The one that comes to mind for me which also was my favorite was Pooyan

http://strategywiki.org/wiki/Pooyan

http://web.utanet.at/nkehrer/JPooyan.html  <<<you can play it here
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by:Neil Russell
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Tetris????? Do you remember a lil man and balloons and arrows in Tetris?? HMmmm

Nope Not Digger.
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by:Donald Stewart
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Pooyan had the Rocks, balloons, and arrows
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by:Neil Russell
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Nope not that either :(
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The only game I can think of that sounds like that is: Dig Dug

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dig_Dug

A clone of this perhaps?
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by:Neil Russell
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nopr predates that. was real low low quality graphics.
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by:☠ MASQ ☠
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This is pretty much a list of all the games made for the BBC Micro
http://www.beebgames.com/
Can't find anything that matches - might it have been a Commodore or Spectrum game?
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Pong?
Can I have the IPAD now?
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by:Neil Russell
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Well we never did find out but have the points anyway, just for the memories :D
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I'll research this for you just out of curiosity, as the Beeb is still going strong here in the UK!
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it wasn't called Ransack?

 BBC Micro Ransack by Audiogenic
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by:Neil Russell
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Nope :p
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it's not the level on show, but there is a level similar to what you describe, just wondered if it provoked any memory circuits!
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Seems similar with The Incredible Machine
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Incredible_Machine_%28series%29
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