My favorite MSX game genre

Platformers (16 votes) 21.6%
RPGs (29 votes) 39.2%
Arcade games (8 votes) 10.8%
Puzzlers (1 votes) 1.4%
Shooters (18 votes) 24.3%
Sport games (0 votes) 0.0%
Other (2 votes) 2.7%
Votes totaux : 74

Commentaires (26)

Par Jorito

Mr. Ambassadors (1762)

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07-07-2012, 19:15

RPGs for the win!

Par FiXato

Scribe (1608)

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07-07-2012, 19:22

It's hard to choose for me. I picked RPGs, but for me they would kinda be tied with Shooters though.

Par Meits

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07-07-2012, 21:59

Don't really know, but chose RPG because of Metal Gear and Xak... But I never really play them... Actually, I hardly ever play an MSX game...

Par hap

Paragon (2029)

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08-07-2012, 14:00

hmm, unlike for some newer consoles or pc, I never had a game genre bias for MSX, so, "Other" for me.

Par RobertVroemisse

Paragon (1261)

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08-07-2012, 16:38

Nothing beats Aleste 2 and Space Manbow. Sorry SD Snatcher and Xak... Wink

Par faxerpelle

Expert (98)

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09-07-2012, 08:58

RPG all the way!

Par Samor

Prophet (2054)

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09-07-2012, 13:01

even though the hardware was hardly optimized for it, shmups all the way.

Par Meits

Scribe (5996)

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09-07-2012, 17:01

Mwa... I say! There's quite some good shmup around...

Par Hrothgar

Champion (479)

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09-07-2012, 20:26

I'm missing the tactical espionage game. A genre so groundbreaking on MSX and beyond that it shouldn't have been left out.

Par hap

Paragon (2029)

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09-07-2012, 21:46

the old metal gear games? IMO they fit into action rpg category.

Par Meits

Scribe (5996)

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09-07-2012, 21:49

that'd be rpg here... It'd be silly to add a genre for just two games...

Par cklayman

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10-07-2012, 04:30

Samor wrote:

even though the hardware was hardly optimized for it, shmups all the way.

My hardware knowledge is limited but I'd say MSX was very well optimized for shmups (and platformers).

Par Samor

Prophet (2054)

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10-07-2012, 12:13

all the good shmups scroll like crap (I don't call that optimized hardware), but theyr'e still fun.

Par out168

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10-07-2012, 15:05

just out of curiosity, how would you qualify king's valley (1 and 2)?
puzzle at first sight, although platformers would also suit.

best genre will be platformer with some puzzles and rpg elements (character building)

Par cklayman

Champion (297)

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10-07-2012, 15:33

Samor wrote:

all the good shmups scroll like crap (I don't call that optimized hardware), but theyr'e still fun.

Thanks for the clarification. I never cared about scrolling. I was talking about sprites and the VDPs ability to handle many of them at once.

Par Meits

Scribe (5996)

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10-07-2012, 16:36

the vertical scrollers scroll smooth enough... What's not smooth on the Alestes?

Par Jorito

Mr. Ambassadors (1762)

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10-07-2012, 21:44

out168 wrote:

just out of curiosity, how would you qualify king's valley (1 and 2)?
puzzle at first sight, although platformers would also suit.

best genre will be platformer with some puzzles and rpg elements (character building)

I'd say it's more a puzzler than a platformer, because you won't be able to finish a level with just platformin' Wink

Par Manuel

Ascended (16965)

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10-07-2012, 22:05

I'm not going to vote... I can't choose.

Par syn

Paragon (1975)

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11-07-2012, 00:04

what are arcade games?

Par BlueCrystal

Expert (68)

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12-07-2012, 20:01

I voted for others. I dont really have a specific preference for games on msx. I always enjoyed Herzog a lot, you could consider it a strategy game. But also shmups, platformers and rpgs were favorite. Sporting games and puzzle games were less my thing.

Par ENDDEMOGAMITAINA

Paragon (1279)

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15-07-2012, 00:16

Ys,XAK,Illusion city,Golvellius,Hydlide,emerald dragon,dragon slayer...and many many more...are superb games, MSX for me is the RPG system,and i love arcades but for me on MSX the RPG looks better than the arcades,regards.

Par wolf_

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18-07-2012, 13:05

Ok, so, this poll asks for you people's favourite category, and not for any runner-up positions. It's very well possible that sport games remain at 0%. Still, I wonder how fair this is considering the hours I've put in Konami's Ping Pong! And then there are racing games (F1 Spirit, Road Fighter, Hyper Rally etc.) that should belong to sport games too..

Oh well..

Par Jorito

Mr. Ambassadors (1762)

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18-07-2012, 14:16

Konami's Ping Pong is the only game I know of that you can play by ear only and still win (even at level 5).

Par Samor

Prophet (2054)

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02-08-2012, 15:24

Meits wrote:

the vertical scrollers scroll smooth enough... What's not smooth on the Alestes?

the insane amount of enemies thrown on screen at once...
...although that gives it a certain charm. I mean, in modern shmups they do it on purpose.

Par JohnHassink

Ambassador (5468)

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03-08-2012, 03:46

I see slowdowns with Undeadline, but with Aleste 2?

Par Samor

Prophet (2054)

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03-08-2012, 11:25

aleste 2 I'm not entirely sure of; aleste though, sure.