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بواسطة uberjack

Champion (261)

صورة uberjack

01-03-2020, 07:43

Is αroid super-rare, or am I just really unlucky in finding one on YA and eBay?

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بواسطة wbahnassi

Expert (112)

صورة wbahnassi

01-03-2020, 12:36

The cartridge alone can be found, but I haven't come across a full "box theory" yet Tongue .. not on ebay nor yaj. So yeah, it's not common. I might also be missing listings of it because the name isn't easy to list accurately I would guess. Aroid? Oroid? OxRoid?

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صورة BitSquad

01-03-2020, 19:58

With box theory, I'd give up unless you want to devote years and then over $1k when you DO find a chance to buy it.

As for the cartridge, it's pretty uncommon. I've seen a good one sell for 20k yen, which is really high for a cart only game. There are few carts that get to that point loose. Nausicaa, Gulkave, Yurei-kun, Star Virgin. Top-end desireables.

As for poor condition, I think I paid $30 for mine? Something like that. I honestly don't even like the game. The flying sections are okay, but when I got to the part that I was a robot, the control scheme didn't make any sense to me and I stopped enjoying it. Perhaps it was my fault. I haven't entirely given up on the game but I don't think it holds up as well as other MSX titles, even more simple ones that are just fun and easy to play.

If you want the cart, there's a cheap one on eBay listed as Oxroid. It's ugly, it's yellowed, but it's there for $30, so if I didn't have the cart I would probably pick it up. Could very well be the last decent chance for a few years.

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Champion (261)

صورة uberjack

01-03-2020, 23:26

wbahnassi wrote:

The cartridge alone can be found, but I haven't come across a full "box theory" yet Tongue .. not on ebay nor yaj. So yeah, it's not common. I might also be missing listings of it because the name isn't easy to list accurately I would guess. Aroid? Oroid? OxRoid?

I've been looking under "アルファロイド", but I haven't found anything :-/

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Champion (261)

صورة uberjack

01-03-2020, 23:29

BitSquad wrote:

If you want the cart, there's a cheap one on eBay listed as Oxroid. It's ugly, it's yellowed, but it's there for $30, so if I didn't have the cart I would probably pick it up. Could very well be the last decent chance for a few years.

Man, that's a pretty gnarly-looking cart. I had no idea people referred to it as "Oxroid" - thanks for the pointer (and the link).

alpharoid is one MSX game that I routinely enjoy playing - even the fighting sections, which remind me of Yie ar Kung Fu.

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Expert (112)

صورة wbahnassi

01-03-2020, 23:43

Sorry to derail a bit uberjack, but since it's a favorite of yours, how the heck do you manage to beat the freakin blue droid? He's the first droid you come to fight, but he quickly becomes unkillable within the next levels. Every step he makes counts as a punch and his reach is long and he even punches you immediatelly the moment you land a flying kick on him. Very frustrating.

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Champion (261)

صورة uberjack

02-03-2020, 03:14

wbahnassi wrote:

Sorry to derail a bit uberjack, but since it's a favorite of yours, how the heck do you manage to beat the freakin blue droid? He's the first droid you come to fight, but he quickly becomes unkillable within the next levels. Every step he makes counts as a punch and his reach is long and he even punches you immediatelly the moment you land a flying kick on him. Very frustrating.

It's a favorite, but I'd be lying if I said I'm particularly good at it Smile
My impression is that the droid's punching is somewhat random, and often it's a matter of luck. Best thing I can suggest is bring them almost to the edge of pit, swap sides, then try to kick them into the pit. That, and basically avoid anything but jump-kicks - standing punches and kicks leave the guy too vulnerable.