Way back in 1984, Parker Brothers released the game Gyruss, which was a conversion from the 1983 Konami arcade game by the same name, for the Colecovision. Gyruss is a semi 3D, or tube shooter that resembles games like Feedback and Space Harrier. Now, almost 28 years later, we finally get to play this game on MSX because GDX made a conversion from the Colecovision version.  

The conversion is based on the Mission Colecovision emulator for MSX and features some nice improvements such as SCC sound by default and improved support for keyboard and joysticks. More information and some screenshots can be found here.  

Relevant link: Gyruss for MSX

Comentarios (10)

Por MäSäXi

Paragon (1776)

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25-11-2011, 17:07

Next we need someone making cartridge version.. Big smile ...Thank you!

Por ARTRAG

Enlighted (4680)

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25-11-2011, 22:25

how to activate the scc?

Por Manuel

Ascended (10045)

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25-11-2011, 23:09

It's enabled by default. (Checked by doing a toggle_vu_meters in openMSX console.)

Por mars2000you

Prophet (3826)

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25-11-2011, 23:10

Take a look at the txt file ! Wink

Por Manuel

Ascended (10045)

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26-11-2011, 11:55

The game plays pretty smoothly, but it's a tad easy, I'd say.

Por mtini

Expert (76)

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26-11-2011, 21:01

Great ! We need a cartridge version now ! LOL!

Por Metalion

Paladin (687)

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26-11-2011, 21:36

Coooooool !!!! ... Gyruss is one of my all time favourite of the golden era of arcade video games.

Por PlainSpooky

Resident (33)

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26-11-2011, 23:35

Cool, really nice! But how can I runs it on a real MSX? I've tried ODO, but my MSX (FS A1ST) simply hangs. And with ExecROM (using 256Kb MegaRAM) I obtain COLECO's BIOS message.

Por mars2000you

Prophet (3826)

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27-11-2011, 00:37

It works with ROMLOAD + SCC-I.

I guess it can also be flashed in MEGA FLASH ROM SCC(+).

Por spl

Paragon (1272)

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02-12-2011, 05:01

Great Big smile

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