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Can anyone recognise this game? I might be misremembering but when I saw this screenshot I remembered an old (probably text) adventure game or RPG that was started out in a space station. I ran the text through Google translate and it says:

It looks like you're away

This was the first screen in the game and it was in English when I played it. I can't remember any other details though.

screenshot

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    Where did you find this image? Commented Oct 5, 2021 at 16:03
  • @BlueRaja-DannyPflughoeft it was reposted on some Tumblr recently, probably from there.
    – pinckerman
    Commented Oct 5, 2021 at 19:46
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    pinkerman's answer looks correct for this screenshot, but were you perhaps thinking of Strange Odyssey?
    – TylerW
    Commented Oct 6, 2021 at 3:38
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    @Raj We may not be able to help the user track down the game they were originally thinking of, but it looks like they're satisfied with the anti-climatic ending, so I don't believe this fits our "No audiovisual artifact rule". aka an artifact was provided, the matching game was found, and it doesn't look like bonnici is looking for much else.
    – Wipqozn
    Commented Oct 6, 2021 at 12:18
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    /r/tipofmyjoystick may be able to assist you with tracking down the game you were originally thinking of.
    – Wipqozn
    Commented Oct 6, 2021 at 12:19

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I did some research using "MRTY" keyword and reverse image search, which leads to similar pixel art screenshots, with a girl named 奈美 (Nami).

Those images often refer to Dragon City (ドラゴンシティX指定) developed by Fairytail for MSX2 in 1991, this one. The images on borders match.

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However, other sources with a similar pixel art, and that girl named 奈美, point to Game Technopolis:

Technopolis Soft was the software label of publishing house Tokuma's computer gaming magazine Technopolis (known as "Tekupori" for short). After the Famicom became a big hit, the average Japanese games player quickly transitioned to consoles, leaving computers with more "adult" genres. Technopolis followed suite, and became more and more adult-oriented, to the point where they actually trademarked the term "bishōjo games". Their software department followed a similar path.
The magazine ceased publishing in 1994, though the software label probably had disappeared before then.

So, this seems related to some adult-oriented games, and the (kind of) naked girl depicted on the sides of your screenshot makes me think it could be right.

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    Haha thanks, definitely not the game I was thinking of then.
    – Bonnici
    Commented Oct 5, 2021 at 23:22
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    I found this page and this page (both NSFW!!) which confirm for certain that the game is Dragon City. The first site indicates it was the FM Towns Marty version (a console released only in Japan), but according to the Japanese wiki the game was never released for that console. Commented Oct 6, 2021 at 3:52
  • @BlueRaja-DannyPflughoeft I found the first site, too, but my antivirus blocked the access and I didn't feel to open it anyway LOL
    – pinckerman
    Commented Oct 6, 2021 at 6:12

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