Game Land Special - not compatible with 2+?

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By wyrdwad

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08-06-2019, 17:21

Picked up a loose cartridge copy of Game Land Special for dirt cheap today during my game hunt in Akihabara, but when I popped it into my Panasonic FS-A1WX (after cleaning the contacts, of course!), I just had music and a black screen. When I pressed trigger 1 or the space bar, I suddenly had a screen with a grid of Japanese text on it -- but just the letters お, か, and あ. If I pressed various keys on the keyboard or pressed triggers 1 and 2 on the controller, I could make certain configurations of these letters appear or disappear, but that's it -- I couldn't get anything else to happen at all.

Looking at footage online, this definitely doesn't seem to be what the game is supposed to look like! So I suspect either I have a cartridge with a corrupted rom of the game on it, or the game isn't fully compatible with my system for some reason.

Since I have no manual, though, I'm not sure if maybe there's just some crucial step I'm missing instead.

Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks!

-Tom

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By Manuel

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08-06-2019, 18:25

Try the same thing in a good emulator and you know Smile

By Juanmi

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08-06-2019, 23:37

Hi wyrdwad, Game Land only works in MSX1 computers Wink
I have an original copy too.

By wyrdwad

Paladin (788)

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09-06-2019, 02:34

D'oh! I didn't know that.

Thanks for the info! Guess I'm going to be selling this one off.

Thanks!

-Tom

By st1mpy

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10-06-2019, 17:51

Anyone know why it doesn't work on MSX2+? What about MSX2?

By gdx

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11-06-2019, 10:08

Hi Wyrdwad,

If you put a temporary link to le dump here I'll try to fix this Rom.

By MSX Calamar

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13-06-2019, 13:24

Game Land Special dump

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wHNjWjhjuV4BbGyfW2FCNEWdhkJ...

The cassette dump is also avaliable in TSX format.

By gdx

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14-06-2019, 14:07

This seems to be the Game Land dump, not the Game Land Special dump.

https://www.generation-msx.nl/software/result?q=game+land

By sdsnatcher73

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14-06-2019, 14:27

At least the non-special also seems to suffer from not running on MSX2 and over...

By MSX Calamar

Resident (59)

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14-06-2019, 14:50

It's the same. The difference is the cassette with games.

By gdx

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14-06-2019, 15:15

Ok, thank you. Where can I find the CAS or TSX image?

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