MSXdev24 #01 Princess Paloma’s Rescue

Title: Princess Paloma’s Rescue
Genre: platform
Author(s): InfiniteMSX
Medium: ROM
Hardware requirements: MSX2, 64KB, 128KBV, MSX-Music

The first entry for the MSXdev24 edition is an action platformer for the MSX2, featuring an MSX-Music soundtrack. It follows the timeless tale of a hero on a quest to rescue a princess.

Frederik Boelens must have been filled with anticipation for this year’s MSXdev, as he unveiled his newly developed MSX2 game, Princess Paloma’s Rescue, and dropped it at our doorstep practically the minute that the contest opened its doors. Under the moniker InfiniteMSX he delivered a solid action platform game that has adventure spelled all over it. Better sharpen your sword, as this is a tough game to master.

The fate of the kingdom and Princess Paloma hangs in the balance, awaiting a brave soul to undertake the heroic quest of rescuing the princess from the hands of the repulsive mage Morgath. Oh, yes, it is a classic story of kings, princesses and heroes. Lead your hero through five distinct realms, each demanding the acquisition of keys that ultimately unlock the path to the captured princess. That is, if you succeed to avoid the enchanted creatures that lurk in the shadows, steer clear of obstacles and traps, and employ your wit and dexterity to outsmart the game’s attempt to misguide you when ever it sees fit.

The game Princess Paloma’s Rescue is available as a ROM and requires an MSX2 with MSX-Music capability to run. Players can use a keyboard or joystick for gameplay. The accompanying PDF manual provides additional guidance on the game’s mechanics to rescue the princess from her perilous predicament.

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