Handmade ROM cartridge in Japan

Handmade ROM cartridge in Japan

by ghost_jp on 01-03-2017, 15:19
Topic: MSX Revival
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Not only in Spain but in Japan, the MSX ROM cartridge might revive.

Nishida Radio; a manufacture of Handmade hardware for retro PC in Aichi, Japan, tweets that they release Super Ilevan for MSX(32K) ROM cartridge in 2017. Super Ilevan is a platform action game, original released in 1988 by Koichi Nishida. You can watch gameplay footage by Fukenko at the following link:

Comments (10)

By Manuel

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01-03-2017, 23:37

That's great!

Can someone explain the rules of this game a bit more?

By gdx

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02-03-2017, 08:17

The goal is to eat all the deserts and take the four green squares. Deserts allow us to shit on the dragon that steals our denture. Without it you can't eat.

Super Ilevan is a program I did not know that was released in the magazine "Popcom" in 1988. I think this handmade ROM cartridge is just an exemplary made by Nishida it self for the pleasure but It's possible that one day a cartridge version will be released if there is demand.

It's a good little game, impressive for a magazine program. Its quality exceeds many games sold in cartridge.

By ghost_jp

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02-03-2017, 08:27

According to Mr. Nishida's additional tweet last night, he was in the writing of manual not only in Japanese but English. The scale is currently unknown, however, he clearly prepares distribution. Nishida Radio also has a good track record in exportation of homemade equipments for APPLE II. Anyway, shall we wait for his official statement about the release of ROM cartridge?

By gdx

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02-03-2017, 09:18

If he prepares really a distribution, I hope the game will be a bit improved for the occasion and he will don't use handmade cartridge cases like that.

By gdx

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03-03-2017, 16:07

gdx wrote:

The goal is to eat all the deserts and take the four green squares. Deserts allow us to shit on the dragon that steals our denture. Without it you can't eat.

Also, at the beginning of each round the number of Mampukudo you must take is displayed.
If you have less Mampukudo when you clear the round, you can not go to the next round and the same round retry again.
If you no longer has Mampukudo, you die.

By syn

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04-03-2017, 00:37

Looks nice! Big smile

By Randam

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19-03-2017, 20:55

Hopefully this game will be available to buy over here as well.

By ghost_jp

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11-05-2017, 16:50

Mr. Nishida announced that ILEVAN would be on sale at 11 PM on 14th May, JST.

His tweet
Introduction page(in English)

By ghost_jp

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15-05-2017, 01:52

Mr. Nishida announced that the 1st. lot, 30 cartridges were sold out in a night.

His tweet

By Lazzeri

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27-05-2017, 02:36

8 carts available for worldwide distribution. Sad

Long gone. That´s sad.

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