MSXdev23 #26 Snake and Rhino in the sketchbook

Title: Snake and Rhino in the sketchbook
Genre: Puzzle
Author(s): ARC8
Medium: ROM 48KB
Hardware requirements: MSX1, 32KB

The MSX1 game Snake & Rhino is ARC8’s latest creation. It’s a colorful puzzle game full of situations to solve which challenge your brain. The game can be played by either 1 or 2 players, offering hours of family fun.

From the author of MSXdev21’s Raven and PAC01 comes yet another classic MSX game that will make you bang your head to the keyboard while shouting “How?”. In this adventure, presented in a sketched style, it’s puzzle time! Two cute and fluffy characters take the lead, as you’ll have to guide them both to the exit, using your wit and cleverness.

This isometric viewed MSX1 based game revolves around the two animals helping each other to progress. Each have their own unique skills, as well as limitations, to overcome certain problems. Each level, called a world, has an exit gate where both protagonists need to pass in order to level-up. Sometimes the gate will be closed, though. It’s up to you to figure out the exit strategy to enter the next world, and eventually lead Snake and Rhino home.

Snake and Rhino in the sketchbook can either be played solo, or in tandem (2 players), using keyboard and/or joystick. The attached game manual will fill you in on details. This game runs on any MSX compatible computer with at least 32Kb of RAM.

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