Questions for Konami UK's retired PR manager

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By djh1697

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30-08-2004, 09:57

Tommorrow is the last day for submissions to this forum, any more questions please? I'll compile a list and then I will cross examine Dennis, I mean ask him questions! I might even get a telephone recordind device so I can record the conversation. I am not that fast a writer or typer!

By dhau

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30-08-2004, 20:56

Please ask him what was Konami's view on tough competition with Speccy Smile

I remember seing Salamander and Rush'n Attack for ZX Specrtum, but they was some really lame ports (if we are to compare Spectrum Salamander to Spectrum R-Type or Rush'n Attack to Freddy Hardest)

By dhau

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30-08-2004, 20:58

Plus how did they cope with the fact that most installed UK MSX user base was on British models of MSX1 machines? I guess it was a major decision fact in porting so few MSX2 titles to English

By Sander

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04-09-2004, 00:17

1) Why Konami decided to use RC-numbers which start with number 7?

Japanese Famicon titels start with RC8 so I think every -old- system had it's own codes.

For example:

Famicom:
Gradius RC810
Gradius II RC832
Salamander RC821

Looks like they didn't stop counting those disks:

Sharp X68000 (Disk):
Parodius da! -Shinwa kara o-warai e- RA955
Gradius II GOFER no yabou RA957
Detana TwinBee RA958

etc.

By dhau

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04-09-2004, 02:31

Did you interviewed this guy yet? Be quick, I'm sure he's not young, and health might be a serious issue Smile Don't postpone it too much!

By djh1697

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05-09-2004, 21:10

I have comipiled a list of questions for Dennis, I have emailed him, and shoud be able to speak with him next week sometime for an interview.

I will record it, and then I shall put a transcript of the conversation online.

By snout

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05-09-2004, 23:33

I'm looking forward to reading the interview! Smile

By djh1697

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06-09-2004, 21:14

dhau Dennis was in Canada 4 years ago - it was his favouite country until now! Where in Canada are you ?

By msxuk88

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07-09-2004, 01:50

I used to run a publication called MSX UK back in '88 and did an interview with Dennis and Mark at Konami UK for the newsletter (a copy of which I still have, and would be glad to scan it in and send it to an admin' here). Similarly, if anyone here has old copies of those newsletters I put out to 250 members (most from the UK), I wouldn't mind having a copy. My e-mail is pa80@blueyonder.co.uk.

It's really amazing to find a MSX community still going. I remember doing an article which was published in a well known UK computer games magazine about MSX, and visiting stores like Knights in Aberdeen and the communications with members. It was such a fantastic time (the birth of popular computing).

Nostalgia is a good thing, but not to be lived in! ;) Please give my best to Dennis (I wonder what Mark is doing now?).

All the best.

By [D-Tail]

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07-09-2004, 06:02

Welcome to our forums, msxuk88 Smile

Of course, we'd be glad to have those scans! Please send them to downloads@msx.org, so we can add it to our downloads database and everyone will be able to get and read it! :)

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