Games that the MSX should have:

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By LeandroCorreia

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20-03-2006, 13:56

This topic is just to list game genres that the MSX does not have and would be possible to be created, even for the MSX1:

My list is:

- A good pinball game in the way of Pinball Fantasies.
- A good RPG in the classic SNES style.
- A turn-based war game like Advance Wars (Game Boy)
- A bird-eye view or an iso-view multiscrolled racing game like Overdrive (Amiga) or Rock´n Roll Racing (SNES).
- An action RPG game like Zeliard
- Any decent Double Dragon clone
- Any decent one on one fighting game (no sprites, if it´s an MSX1 one game).
- Any strategy game like Dune (the one from Cryo).
- Any war game like Dune 2

Any other tips?

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By Niles

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20-03-2006, 14:28

- a "port" for SCUMM games (Monkey Island, Maniac Mansion, Day of Tentacle...)
- a decent vector-kind space game (like Elite)
- MSX2's probably could run a good FPS game Doom-style

By ro

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20-03-2006, 15:06

some ppl who get their head examined... (see above)

By LeandroCorreia

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20-03-2006, 15:55

Ro, if you are talking about a FPS for the MSX2, someone has already done a Wolf 3D like engine. My suggestions to that would be:

A Zanac-like lay-out screen: 192x192 pixels for game area and the right part of the screen for the game data. That would use only 192 lines for scaling, less if blocky pixels were used. Floor and celing would be blank. Since Wold 3D ran even in a 286, I think it would be possible. The main problem would be enemy sprites... Too blocky.

By the way, there´s a FPS even for the Atari 2600 VCS.

By wolf_

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20-03-2006, 16:00

Well, VGA or V9938 .. *is* something of a difference Tongue It's not just the main cpu that counts..

By Maggoo

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20-03-2006, 16:27

Decent Platform games (cartoonish like Super Mario or more action oriented like Turrican)

No more Tetris clones, no more shooters Wink

By Niles

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20-03-2006, 16:37

By the way, there´s a FPS even for the Atari 2600 VCS.

http://www.itplaysdoom.com/ipd/archives/2005/08/doom_for_sincla.html

If the little ZX could do this, I guess a big MSX2 could do it ;)

By LeandroCorreia

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20-03-2006, 17:41

Anyway, let´s stick to the topic... Let´s keep talking about more possible games that the MSX could, should and does not have. Wink

By Gilneas2

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20-03-2006, 17:50

-Galactic Civilizations for the MSX
-And why not Civilizations too

By Konamito

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20-03-2006, 17:50

Decent Platform games (cartoonish like Super Mario or more action oriented like Turrican)

No more Tetris clones, no more shooters Wink

That's it!!! Tongue

By msxfemale

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20-03-2006, 18:16

I would like to see a game such as "Hospital" on my MSX and "Rollercoaster tycoon" too :-)

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