This game is a port to MSX of Virus LQP-79 coded by Team-Arg for Arduboy.
Although it's a 48Kb ROM (not very compressed), it's a mini-game with about half an hour of play.

Save the three survivors of each level and escape through the door!

Are you working on an MSX game, or even have one finished? Please consider to submit your work as an entry for this legendary MSX contest, and have the guarantee of a wide as possible audience, gain the attention of potential cartridge producers and even contend to win some prizes!

Relevant link: MSXdev - Virus LQP-79

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Comments (18)

By valkyre

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10-05-2018, 19:38

Cute game!

By Francisco Tellez de Meneses

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10-05-2018, 20:46

The image of the girl running away is so cool.

By Metalion

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10-05-2018, 20:50

Very nice ! I dig the reference to "Zombies ate my neighbours", one of my favourite game of all time.

By santiontanon

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10-05-2018, 21:00

Nice game! How many levels are there? (I just had 5 mins to play in-between meetings) Also, the little targets give you weapon upgrade, but what about coins? are they just bonus points?

By Pippo

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10-05-2018, 21:54

Very, very nice game, really!! Big smile Big smile
I like it so much! Smile
My real Congratulations to All Great Msx Developers!

By hamlet

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10-05-2018, 22:20

Great game. I'm waiting so long for a ZEMN clone.
Also thank you to TFH for make it available on his side like all MSXdev games!

By ARTRAG

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10-05-2018, 22:38

Just reached level 16 ! Well done Pentacour!

By Grauw

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10-05-2018, 23:29

Francisco Tellez de Meneses wrote:

The image of the girl running away is so cool.

Yes, that’s real nice artwork!

By gdx

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11-05-2018, 10:25

Nice game and good atmosphere. Thanks.

By enribar

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11-05-2018, 11:13

These are the games I really like!!! No so much exploration and much action!
Like to have tons of them. It reminds me a bit of Zombies Ate My Neighbors.

By journey

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11-05-2018, 13:38

Fantastic work!!
Very frantic and adictive!!
I wonder if after the contest will be made an "EX" version on cartridge with more (an big) levels, more kids to rescue, power ups etc...

By JasonLee

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11-05-2018, 19:13

Adictive game, amazing. Played for a long time

By JohnHassink

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12-05-2018, 07:29

Have been a big fan of Pentacour since "Nayade Resistance", which I found pretty unique and cool.

This one is a very accessible and smoothly going game. Indeed, once you start playing, it's hard to stop.
However, even if it's indeed a mini-game, in a relatively small ROM size, I would have liked one or two extra gameplay elements some time around later levels (like fake survivors, or traps, or quicksand that slows you down, or zombies that explode and so damage you, or just anything).
So even as it's great fun throughout, it does get a bit samey towards the end.

Anyway, a great entry. I do wonder why the virus (the time limit) only gets in effect after you have rescued the three survivors. Maybe having a time limit from the get-go in each level would have made it even more frantic and exiting.

By journey

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12-05-2018, 08:22

Reached level 31 (with "continue" help)
About the "continue", i think would be more challenging if, after the continue, the score will be reset to 0

By NYYRIKKI

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13-05-2018, 10:51

Oh, I got a bad ending Sad

By pentacour

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14-05-2018, 16:05

Thank you for your comments! I love that you like it.

I agree with your improvement proposals, but the game is as is. Now I don't have time to make more. I have to correct a couple of bugs I have seen (one of the songs is missing Crying and the song of the intro in some MSX-1 sounds too slow ) and I will reset score when you continue (like @journey says). I think is implemented but it was missing in any check in...

It's a mini-game for the MSXDev, freeware and digital only. To justify the price of the cartridges, I should add more enemies with different mechanics, power ups, levels, tiles, maybe bosses... but I don't have time now.

But sure, thank you for playing and for your feedback!

By nitrofurano

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12-06-2018, 20:54

where is the download link?

By MSXdev Team

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12-06-2018, 21:34

@ nitrofurano: It is a clickable icon looking like this, right beneath the header saying "Downloads":

My MSX profile