First post, by F2bnp
Haven't had one of these in a while, but this one's been bugging me for a while. So, I'm looking for an old game demo I was playing back in ~1997, I will try to detail as much as I remember.
-It was definitely a Windows game, probably Windows 95 only, but I can't really be sure, it may have been a 3.1 title. Release date was anywhere between 1995-1998 (most probably 1997).
-It was a kids game set in a medieval setting (which I believe took place inside a castle) with a point & click interface. I seem to remember some kind of castle hall with pillars and a staircase that led to different rooms. Each room was some kind of "activity".
-I vaguely remember one such activity. You controlled some guy or knight without armor in a "frogger" style minigame of some sort. You had to time the jumps to help him get across. He was jumping on pillars or shields(?).
-There was some kind of voice over explaining the game just before it started and then you controlled that guy. And boy, was he obnoxious... He wouldn't shut up, I remember quite clearly two of the audio cues "Yipeee!!!" and "This is hard work!".
If you fell off you probably got back to the pillar you just fell from.
-As far as the art style goes, I believe it was entirely 2D, no pre-rendered 3D, but I may be remembering wrong. The guy I described above was a 2D sprite for sure and the animation was nice. The game was made of entirely static screens AFAIR and they were in 640x480.
-I don't think the keyboard was used at all, it was all mouse driven.
-When you were about to exit the game, you had to raise the portcullis to leave the castle 😉.
I've spent most of the day trying to find it, but so far I've got nothing, although there are a few switches on Mobygames that might help out. Posting this here in case someone played and remembers it instantly. I think the audio cues are somewhat helpful and I know they were exactly like that.