I've followed this thread pretty closely and unfortunately this mystery game I remember from my childhood hasn't been mentioned yet. I posted in the Your Fav Adventures? thread and no one guessed it there, so I'm gonna copy my post here. Hopefully a forum of adventure game fans can help me figure out what game this was. I swear I’ve gone through wikipedia’s and MobyGames' list of adventure games and I don't recognize any names.
I don’t remember who made it or what the goal was. I don't think it was a licensed game. I think it was kind of an Indiana Jones-explorer-type protagonist. The graphics were definitely pixelated, and I want to say they were better than the 80s, so could be early-to-mid 90s, or late-80s.
The only screens I remember: the guy’s apartment/house (only one screen, maybe a living room or a bedroom), the parking lot outside of a science building, the science building itself where there might have been a hallway you could walk down, but if not then it was only a lab. I COULD pick up a beaker in the lab. I don't remember if the beaker is related, but after that I remember going back to the apartment/house to find out it was trashed. There was something sparkling on the floor (might have been a ring) you could pick up.
Some point further: I remember something to do with a plane flying over the Amazon (or a similar rainforest) and for some reason (maybe failure) the game over screen at this point was a jail cell popped up in the middle of the screen with some humanoid-monster inside (Maybe some creepy jungle monster...thing?). Maybe the protag fell out of the plane, or parachuted down? I think you got a game over if you waited too long to do something. The only other screen I remember was further along and was a shootout, where you hid behind a rock close to the screen while another guy shot at you from behind another rock far away. I want to say there was a rope bridge too, but I don’t know if you could go on it or not since I never got past the shootout.
It is not Flight of the Amazon Queen. Checking screenshots and youtube videos, I know this is definitely not it.
It was in English. I am American, so it wasn't from any other country.
I don't remember if it had voice acting, but I don't think it did.
I was born in 1989, and we had it on an old DOS machine. I would've been playing it around '94-'98, no later than that as that's when Pokemon Red and Playstation took over my gaming habits. It was most likely earlier than '95, because I think the machine was relatively old by the time I started using it. This was a machine that had Jill of the Jungle on it as well, if that helps date it.
The thing is, I don't even remember if this was a GOOD game. I just want to figure out what it is regardless of quality. Anyone have any idea what this game is?