Post by vnisanian2001 on Sept 22, 2022 23:57:23 GMT -5
I think everyone who loves the MSX would agree that Konami was the best developer there ever was for the gaming computer. But it took more than just Konami to make the games for it. Which ones Konami didn't make for the MSX should I absolutely must play?
I'm interested in delving into the MSX library myself, so I'm also curious to see any answers that come up here. From my limited experience I would recommend the Aleste series from Compile - I'm presuming you're including the MSX2 in this thread also. Anyway, I'm not sure if shooters are your thing, vnisanian, but there's: Aleste - MSX Aleste 2 - MSX2 Aleste Gaiden - MSX2 - this one wasn't a full standalone game, and is simpler, but I enjoy it.
I'm definitely interested in looking into the Eggerland games on there.
I'm curious too. I've played a smattering, but Compile's Xevious game for it is the only other one I'd recommend. There's a big difference between the MSX and the 2, and the games for the original that I've played have not aged well at all. Jerky near headache inducing scrolling are my main complaint. Aleste is actually for the 2 so it doesn't have that problem.
Post by ommadawnyawn2 on Sept 23, 2022 14:24:12 GMT -5
The Aleste and Golvellius games Mr Ghost Hi no Tori Hououhen/Firebird Super Cooks Dragon Slayer IV/Legacy of he Wizard H.E.R.O. Zanac EX Psycho World/Psychic World Ys 2-3 Boulder Dash 1-2 Bouken Roman Higemaru Makaijima: Nanatsu no Shima Daibōken Herzog Shiryou Sensen: War of the Dead Part 2 Puyo Puyo Championship Lode Runner, Lode Runner II Undead Line/Undeadline Dragon Slayer II: Xanadu Malaya no Hihou Rastan Saga Welcome to Heaven Flappy Doki Doki Penguin Land Binary Land Silviana: Ai Ippai no Little Angel Fray in Magical Adventure Trailblazer Head over Heels The Castle and Castle Excellent Illusion City SD Snatcher Eggbert/Toki Tori Ikari Warriors Knight Lore Batman Fairyland Story AshGuine 3: Flame of Revenge Livingstone, I Presume Aliens: Alien 2 Alcazar: The Forgotten Fortress B.C.'s Quest For Tires Laser Squad D.A.S.S. Frantic Laydock 2 Feedback
Post by ZenithianHero on Sept 26, 2022 9:43:30 GMT -5
Hmm MSX was made by Microsoft and ASCII but I don't think Microsoft acknowledges it. I would love a Mini or virtual console-like program for them on Series X. That would give Microsoft a little edge in Japanese hardcore gaming. The platform seems underappreciated, so much of what I know about it comes from Konami I have to admit.
My understanding is that the MSX was mainly driven by ASCII and the hardware manufacturers with MS not being a great partner for a variety of reasons. I don't think they see it as "their" platform even though it sort of is. Project EGG also fills the retro Japanese computer niche pretty thoroughly. Microsoft could try working with them since their catalog is pretty big, but I don't think it'd necessarily be a draw since it wouldn't be something new.
How did I know omma would have a huge list for this thread? Looks like there are ports of a lot of nice games there. I think that Toki Tori provides a similar kind of puzzle-based play to the Eggerland games, so I'd recommend that.
I'm curious how some of those isometric adventures compare with my memories of the ZX Spectrum.