MSXdev’06


This is some relevant data about the fourth contest edition :

* Winner : Monster Hunter (Nerlaska Studio)
* Main prize : a Panasonic FS-A1GT MSXturboR
* 19 games released.
* First contest that takes in consideration the game add-ons for its final result.
* Now games could be up to 128 KB long (that’s MegaROM!)

The jury was composed with 3 judges (details below the last game of the contest).
Results by the jury of this edition can be checked here.

Game entries – 19 games

01 – Monster Hunter

(Winner)

Team : Nerlaska Studio
Contact : Contact e-mail
Game genre : RPG with turn based fighting system
Format : MSX 128 KB Konami SCC

Downloads :
– ROMS (Spanish – English) : Monster Hunter
– Spanish Manual : Monster Hunter +1
– English Manual : Monster Hunter +2
– Cover : Monster Hunter +3
– ROM Label : Monster Hunter +4
– Wallpapers : Monster Hunter +5

02 – Malaika Prehistoric Quest

Team : Karoshi Corporation
Authors : Eduardo Robsy – Jon Cortázar
Game genre : Platform
Format : MSX 32 KB ROM

Downloads :
– Submitted version (ROM + Manual + Label) : Malaika Prehistoric Quest 
– Revised version 1 – FIXES A CRITICAL BUG (ROM + Manual + Label) : Malaika Prehistoric Quest +1
– Revised version 2 (ROM only) : Malaika Prehistoric Quest +2
– Revised version 3 (ROM only) : Malaika Prehistoric Quest +3

03a – Sudoku

Authors : dvik & joyrex
Game genre : Puzzle
Format : MSX 32 KB ROM

Downloads :
– ROM + Manual : Sudoku
– DSK + Sticker : Sudoku +

03b – Traffic Jam

Author : Imanok
Game genre : Puzzle
Format : MSX 32 KB ROM

Downloads :
– ROM + Manual : Traffic Jam
– ROM Label by RC743 : Traffic Jam +

05 – RNFF – Running Naked in a Field of Flowers

Team : Infinite
Authors : Edwin (Code) – Wolf (GFX, Music, Story & Direction)
Game genre : Platform
Format : MSX 32 KB ROM

Download (ROM + Manual + Label) : RNFF

06 – Skate Air

Author : Germán Gómez Herrera
Game genre : Skate arcade
Format : MSX 128 KB MegaROM

Download (ROMS + manuals Spanish – English + sticker) : Skate Air

07 – Los Jardines de Zee Wang Zu

Author : Jose Javier Franco Benitez (Jos’b)
Contact : Karoshi Corp. Development Boards
Game genre : Hability game
Format : MSX 32 KB ROM

Downloads :
– ROMS (PSG and SCC versions) + Manuals (Spanish – English) : Los Jardines de Zee Wang Zu
– ROM Label : Los Jardines de Zee Wang Zu +

08 – Pointless Shooting

Team : The New Image
Game genre : Pointless Shooter
Format : MSX 32 KB ROM

Download (ROM + Manual + Label) : Pointless Shooting

09 – Word Invaders

Authors : SapphiRe (Code) – Makinavaja (Music & Testing) – WYZ (Music and SFX Code)
Game genre : Keyboard killer
Format : MSX 8 KB ROM

Downloads (ROM + Manual + Label) : Word Invaders

10 – Operation Wolf

Team : Toybox
Game genre : 2D horizontal shooter
Format : MSX 32 KB ROM

Downloads :
– ROM + Manual : Operation Wolf
– Game Cover : Operation Wolf +

11a – Daedalian Opus

Team : Karoshi Corporation
Authors : Eduardo Robsy – Jon Cortázar
Game genre : Puzzle
Format : MSX 32 KB ROM

Download (ROM + Manual + Label) : Daedalian Opus

11b – Penguin Café

Team : MSX Café
Authors : MSXOsaure (Graphics and Label) – Jipe (Code and Graphics) – Pocky (Music)
Game genre : Hability / Tapper-like
Format : MSX 32 KB ROM

Downloads :
– ROMS (English – French) + Manual : Penguin Café
– Game Cover version 1 : Penguin Café +1
– Game Cover version 2 : Penguin Café +2

13 – I.N.E.R.T.I.A

Author : Andrea Rossetti
Contact : Contact e-mail
Game genre : Vs. space shooting battle
Format : MSX 16 KB ROM

Downloads :
– ROM + Manual + Label : I.N.E.R.T.I.A.
– BLOADable version (32KB RAM required) : I.N.E.R.T.I.A. +1
– Cassette Cover : I.N.E.R.T.I.A. +2

14 – BeeZ

Team : Darkstone
Author : Rudi “Lord S.M.Zett”
Game genre : Puzzle
Format : MSX 32 KB ROM

Downloads :
– ROM + Manual : BeeZ
– ROM label : BeeZ +

15 – Mecha Taisen On Planet Oldskool

Author : Damage X
Contact : Contact e-mail
Game genre : Strategy game
Format : MSX 48 KB ROM

Downloads :
– Version submitted to the contest (ROM + Manual + Label) : Mecha Taisen On Planet Oldskool 
– Improved version (“Plus”) released in 2010 (ROM + Manual + Label + Source) : Mecha Taisen On Planet Oldskool Plus

16 – Beepertron

Author : Dioniso (Alfonso D.C.)
Game genre : Sound memory game
Format : MSX 8 KB ROM

Downloads :
– ROM + Manual + Piano.BIN file (for training purposes ;D) : Beepertron 
– ROM Label : Beepertron +

17 – Grid Wars

Team : Emma Six
Game genre : Shooter
Format : MSX 32 KB ROM

Download (ROM + Manual + Label) : Grid Wars

18 – Pointless Platform

Team : The New Image
Game genre : Platform
Format : MSX 32 KB ROM

Download (ROM + Manual + Label) : Pointless Platform

An improved version is available on The New Image website.

19 – Night City

Author : Germán Gómez Herrera
Game genre : Arcade adventure
Format : MSX 64 KB MegaROM

Download (ROMS + manuals Spanish – English + sticker) : Night City

Cancelled entries – 7 games

TT-Virus

Team> : Brain Eaters
Authors : Dioniso (Alfonso D.C.) & WYZ
Game genre : Shoot ‘em up
Format : Unknown

No download available !

Cyberware: Chapter IV ~ Katarsis episode II

Team : The New Image
Game genre : Platform Shooting Adventure
Format : Unknown

No download available !

LUX

Team : XL2S Entertainment
Contact : Contact e-mail
Game genre : Platform-Action-Adventure-Fun-Game
Format : MSX 128 KB ROM

No download available !

Title : Unknown

Team : Infinite
Authors : Edwin (Code) – Wolf (GFX, Music, Story & Direction)
Game genre : Platform-Adventure
Format : Unknown

No download available !

Dash !

Team : XL2S Entertainment
Contact : Contact e-mail
Game genre : Boulderdash
Format : Unknown

No download available !

MSX Invaders!

Team : Nerlaska Studio
Authors : RC743 (Concept, Direction, GFX) – Nerlaska (Code) – Dop (Music, SFX)
Contact : Contact e-mail
Game genre : Space Invaders version/parody
Format : Unknown

No download available !

Speedjet Racers

Team : Karoshi Corporation
Authors : Eduardo Robsy – Jon Cortázar
Game genre : Racing/Hability
Format : MSX 32 KB ROM

No download available !

Jury

Cas Cremers, founder of the well known MSX software company Parallax in 1989. He, as coder, gfx creator, music composer and main game planner/designer, created legendary MSX pieces with one thing in common: to push the MSX system to its limits. VectronArc and Akin were some of those gems that amazed the international community of MSX users all around the globe.

Check Parallax website for more information about this MSX gaming company
Check Cas Cremers actual portfolio in this website

Jesús Pérez Rosales (aka [DK]) is a member of the excellent MSX game development group Team Bomba. He is an amazing game planner and level designer, as long as a top hardcore gamer, being the responsible of the very nice gameplay, level design and major improvements to Team Bomba‘s masterpiece Bombaman.

Visit Team Bomba main website here
You can check Jesús Pérez Rosales profile here
Visit [DK]‘s personal website!

Philip Pera (aka msxgamesbox) is the webmaster of the MSX Café, a large french community where users discuss MSX related topics, and the famous site The Msx Games bOX, where he organizes the MSXart contests and supplies lots of information (including “The Homebrew MSX Gaming List“, that gives support to all commercial or non-commercial amateur MSX games through history, and “The MSX Museum bOX“, a huge photo gallery covering most MSX computers and consoles).

Visit MSX Café
Visit The MSX Games bOX