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jollybb 15-10-2014 10:15 AM

[Megaten] Big Business
 
Hi all,
you've helped me once already with naming a game, maybe you can do it again :)

The details:

-played in early 90s (possibly 1990-93, could have been developed before then)
-VGA graphics, 2D, decent one too
-the game was business themed (but not a THEME series game), the player could do various things like e.g. buying/selling (stocks/bonds?), doing research etc
-the UI was not like tycoon/theme or simcity series, but instead similar to point and click adventure games. There were several 'screens', where things could be clicked/actioned. One of the screens, and this i remember quite well, had a mouse/rat in an exercise wheel (or just a cage), that you could tease. On this screen (AFAIR) the research could be done. All in all the screens were 'themed' - science/research theme, finance theme etc and if my memory is correct, sort of advisor was available in each screen.
-I do remember you could also gamble in the game to earn/loose money (also another theme/screen for that, casino-like screen? don't remember too well)
-supposedly there was music (vaguely remember, but can't define), no speech :)
-DOS game of course

Any ideas :)?

BTW i have just vacuumed my old game shelf & found GEMFIRE (which i loved) and The Third Courier (which i never finished actually, or even did not get very far). Lol, i'm getting old with all this fondness for memories.

Megaten 15-10-2014 06:17 PM

I spotted a suspect rodent in the screenshots for Big Business:
http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/bi...ShotId,168858/

Static adventure-style screens for business sims were actually quite common during the early 90s, mainly from European developers. They could be dull and unimaginative, richly detailed and colorful, cheeky with plenty of sight gags, or even quite risqué....actually, I guess Biing is quite a bit more than risqué, although I wouldn't classify it as pornographic.

I've been meaning to make a list of these titles, but I've been meaning to do a lot of things, really...

jollybb 15-10-2014 08:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Megaten (Post 461288)
I spotted a suspect rodent in the screenshots for Big Business:
http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/bi...ShotId,168858/

Static adventure-style screens for business sims were actually quite common during the early 90s, mainly from European developers. They could be dull and unimaginative, richly detailed and colorful, cheeky with plenty of sight gags, or even quite risqué....actually, I guess Biing is quite a bit more than risqué, although I wouldn't classify it as pornographic.

I've been meaning to make a list of these titles, but I've been meaning to do a lot of things, really...


Indeed, the suspect rodent is THE rodent! looking back, i have no clue how i could forget about these risque chicks ;)

THANK YOU!


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