This very month we are looking at the 10th anniversary of Imanok's Stray Cat, a running-platform game for MSX1. And to celebrate, Imanok created a special version with smooth-scrolling. The fastest cat in the city just got flashier.

It was in december 2009 that Imanok presented his MSXdev'09 entry, Stray Cat. It took the 3th place, not bad for a cat. Check out the MSXDEV's archive for all MSXDEV'09 entries.

Flash the cat spent the day wandering around with his friends, looking for some food and having fun... But he suddenly remembered that she have a date with Iris, the cutest kitty at downtown. Oops, gotta go! Run and jump between the buildings, avoiding the obstacles you may find on your way, until you reach the house where Iris lives. Flash has 7 lives, as all cats have, and he will inevitably loose one by receiving an impact or falling from a building.

While the original is compatible with any MSX computer with at least 8KB of RAM, this special 10th anniversary version comes with a new smooth scrolling for V9958 VDP machines. You know, like in MSX2+, MSX turbo R, or any upgraded MSX2 machine. And the best part, it is not only free to download like the original, but you can also purchase it in physical cartridge format! It's a luxurious package with an eight pages full color manual. The benefit from the sale of this packed game edition goes to the AAMSX Association.

Now, be a good kitty and run like Santa's busting yo ass!

relevant link: Download on Imanok's MSX site.
relevant link: visit the MSX Cartridge shop! for the physical edition

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Comments (14)

By tfh

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22-12-2019, 19:16

Love the artwork... AGAIN!
I also like this update of Stray Cat. It looks pretty slick. I've also updated Stray Cat in the MSXDev section to play online.

By Vampier

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23-12-2019, 05:50

thanks, added to the ROM database too Smile

By hamlet

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23-12-2019, 07:37

I remember we done a small contest on the 218 fair in Nijmegen. Some visitors has reached very far.
Very nice game. Thank you for updating it and give away for free, Imanok!

By Manuel

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23-12-2019, 08:01

Aha, so it's not a turboR version, but a v9958 version with smooth scrolling! Great, thanks!

By aranya

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23-12-2019, 09:31

Does It work on MSX1?

Thank you.

By tfh

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23-12-2019, 10:07

aranya wrote:

Does It work on MSX1?

Thank you.

The game works fine on MSX1, but without the smooth scroll.

By aranya

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23-12-2019, 13:19

Thank you!!!

By gdx

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23-12-2019, 16:36

Thanx Imanok, I like MSX1 games with some enhancements when runned on upper generations. Smile

By sd_snatcher

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23-12-2019, 22:58

Thank you, Imanok! The smooth scroll is a very welcome bonus to the game. And it's easier on the eyes too. ;D

BTW, thank you for all your other gems too. My all-time favourites from you are Tina's (even bought the cartridge/couldn't stop until I finished it), and Txupinazo!

By max_iwamoto

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24-12-2019, 03:46

Have to replay it again. Finished the orignal one on the 1st day. Great news!
Thank you, Imanok!

By journey

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24-12-2019, 08:58

"If you are on fire and want to purchase the cartridge in a luxurious package and a 8 pages color manual, visit
the MSX Cartridge shop!"

Hi!
The cartridge version is updated with the smooth scroll?

By MsxKun

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24-12-2019, 15:27

10 years already?? Crying
Time to finish it again!

By Parn

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25-12-2019, 17:05

Fun game, with very nice graphics! I liked it a lot!

By Imanok

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26-12-2019, 10:38

Thank you all! Wink

@journey: yes, from now on the cartridges at the MSX Cartridge Shop will contain the updated version.