MSX chilling in the background on a Cinemassacre video

By wyrdwad

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08-12-2019, 01:04

So this is pretty nerdy to have noticed (and written a comment about on the video, as well), but if anyone here is a fan of James Rolfe, a.k.a. the Angry Video Game Nerd, you probably also know his right-hand man, Mike Matei. Mike has been doing a lot of his own content on the Cinemassacre channel for a while now, and I've been watching it every now and again when I have the chance, as he clearly knows his stuff.

...Well, turns out he might know a little bit about MSX, too! Because in his most recent video where he talks about how the NES version of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" is actually a pretty good game (which it is, I agree!), I happened to notice something in the background, right in the middle of the "Fucho Land" game shop set they put together as a backdrop for this video series (like, literally, whenever they show a wide shot of the shop, it's dead center in the frame): a Panasonic FS-A1 mkII MSX2, along with a boxed copy of Vampire Killer, boxed homebrew copies of Batman, Tina's Adventure Island, Sonyc, and the Megaflashrom SCC+, and a loose cartridge of Metal Gear!

I feel like such an otaku that THAT was my takeaway from the video more than anything, but it makes me really happy to see MSX representation (and modern homebrew representation too, no less!) on one of the internet's most popular gaming channels. I can only hope James or Mike cover the MSX in a video at some point, and don't trash it if they do -- I feel like it could go either way, but I also feel like if Mike covers it, and specifically if Mike covers Vampire Killer, he'd probably at least admit that it's a really interesting and unique spin on the game that's worth playing.

Anyway, here's the video! Skip to 4:05 for a really clear example where the system and games are super visible and prominent in the shot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAd0r8Ic2JU

Enjoy! ;)

-Tom

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By Sandy Brand

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08-12-2019, 11:27

Oh wow, well spotted Sir! Smile

I think there is a Metal Gear cartridge as well there?

By TheKid

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08-12-2019, 11:46

Wll spotted Smile I a fan of AVGN for a long time and have asked him to do a MSX review, but he declined Sad Said he knew too little about this system and had his hands full on other things (back then he was bussy working on his movie).
But I guess if more people are goning to ask for a MSX review, maybe he might Smile

By wyrdwad

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08-12-2019, 14:23

Well, bear in mind this was a Mike Matei video series, so I think the MSX is probably Mike's, not James'. But Mike does do a lot of his own reviews for the channel, which is why I said it might be cool for him to review Vampire Killer at some point -- he's famously a huge Castlevania fan, so I could totally see him tackling it fairly at some point.

-Tom