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February 10[edit]

Name of a movie[edit]

I'm looking for a name of a movie, but I don't remember many details. All I can recall is that the protagonist was a female and the name of a black cat was Darjeeling. It was a cartoon. --2.245.177.187 (talk) 00:32, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Indications[1] are that the answer is one of the film adaptations of The Secret Garden. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 02:35, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Strange music video[edit]

Hi all, I was in a bar and a TV network broadcast a music video set in an English town (or at least seemed to be English) in which a youth was looking for a (wedding?) ring, then steals a ring from the jewellery and starts being chased (the effect, strange and ironic, was like they were running on a conveyor belt), at one point appears an elderly woman, a policeman and so on. No one is able to catch him. Eventually he arrives home and gives the ring to a young pregnant woman, however she seems to reject it. Anyone knows what video and what song is?--Carnby (talk) 10:46, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Jake Bugg - Slumville Sunrise [2] --Viennese Waltz 10:51, 10 February 2014 (UTC)
Thank you very much!--Carnby (talk) 11:11, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Arcade game[edit]

I'm looking for the name of an arcade game, quite popular in bars and clubs in the early '90s. It featured a gameplay similar to Pang, but the stages were locations of a large house, probably there were platforms (I can't remember well) and the protagonist was a sort of cactus-like creature. Could you help me?--Carnby (talk) 18:13, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Tough one, my searches keep getting foiled by modern clones. For what it's worth, our article is at Buster Bros.. Also, keep in mind there were 2-4 official games in the Pang line, could it have just been Super Pang or Pang 3? This site is fairly comprehensive for old arcade games, you might have some luck there [3]. SemanticMantis (talk) 20:56, 10 February 2014 (UTC)
Wait, is it Saboten Bombers? It's the right era, features cacti player characters, and many of the levels are rooms in houses. Here's some google images [4], here's a youtube clip [5]. I'll be really surprised if that isn't it! (btw, I'd say the gameplay looks closer to bubble bobble ;) SemanticMantis (talk) 21:03, 10 February 2014 (UTC)
Gotcha! It's Saboten Bombers! Thank you very much, I've been looking for it for years!;)--Carnby (talk) 21:32, 10 February 2014 (UTC)
User:Carnby: cool, I never saw/played it, but that's one of my favorite eras of games too!(I was too young for bars back then) -- FYI there are ROMS online of the game, to be played with MAME. I won't link them, because, though I personally think this is fair use, some people thinks it's illegal (no precedent in USA courts that I know of). I'll mark this resolved for posterity. SemanticMantis (talk) 16:49, 11 February 2014 (UTC)
Resolved