Weird that you'd have trouble saving Metal Gear 2 to disk -- it's literally just an option on the menu, as far as I recall. I played through the whole game saving and loading to and from disk, and had no issues! Are you sure the disk you were using was a proper 720kb 2DD disk, was formatted, and had enough space for the save data?
Also, it's funny that I JUST typed yesterday how I'd never seen a boxed copy of MSX1 Drasle Family for sale before, because I went into Akihabara today for a bit of shopping, and... yeah, Trader #1 totally has a boxed copy of MSX1 Drasle Family for sale right now, for right around fifty bucks (5400 yen, I think it was?).
I passed on it, as it really would be INCREDIBLY frivolous of me to buy that... but man, I was sorely tempted! If it's still there next time I'm in Akiba, I may just bite the bullet and go for it.
But if anyone else wants it more, and happens to be going to Akihabara sometime soon... Trader #1, fifth floor, behind all the porn! Get it while it's hot!
Actually, can you pick me up some PC-88 porn? Low-res boobies are the best. 177 and Lolita syndrome ftw.
Oh, Enix, such humble beginnings.
Srsly tho, if you see a copy of Produce for pc-88 or sharp x1 I’ll totally reimburse you. That’s the most disturbing non-hentai game I’ve ever seen. I want a copy for posterity. I don’t t actually have a pc-88.
Edit: in MG2, when I hit SAVE it just produces a password. Maybe you need to put a disk in the drive before you hit save? I’ll play with it in about, oh, 2 years when my kids can amuse themselves for 5 minutes 😆