I'm aware that I've probably missed a complete copy when there has been one, since I only check eBay whenever I've money to buy something, which is like two times a month. The most complete auction that I've seen so far was for the cartridge and manual.
Post by Sketcz-1000 on Dec 20, 2010 13:13:03 GMT -5
Could be! Do you actually have that magazine? Because if so, Derboo mentioned he'd like to type up the BASIC listing for archive purposes, which I thought was an ingenious idea. It looks like that says: "PITMAN M PITGAL". Could it be an update which features the dual character element? Various places say the first only had around ~50 levels, as opposed to the GB's 100 - so maybe the second included PITGIRL as a second controllable person.
If you want to bid for it, you have roughly 12 hours left...
Initially I was going to see if I can find the cover for the Aug'85 issue. I did find an auction for it, but it had already ended so the page was gone.
Not too sure if this is useful info, but I did manage to find out that the Oh!MZ magazines are also identified by the topic that is printed on the cover. For example, the Nov'85 issue above has: マシン語入門大全集
It looks like that says: "PITMAN M PITGAL". Could it be an update which features the dual character element?
hmmm... to me it looks like 'PITMAN & PITGAL'
As expected there's absolutely no solid info about it, but random chit-chat from BBS forums seem to suggest that Pitgal is a seperate game that may have been released for the X1. Possibly a port? Or a sequel? Why isn't it listed on Isokawa's site? An unofficial sequel like Ms.Pacman?
Post by Sketcz-1000 on Dec 21, 2010 3:30:28 GMT -5
Awesome, thanks for the link and the information!
4 hours now...
I would bid, but I haven't logged in with my Y!J account in years, and I'm not sure how I'd pay the guy. Credit card? Would probably be pretty fiddly to arrange, plus it's a bit more than I'm willing to pay for a retro magazine.
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