Uwol, Quest For Money

Uwol, Quest For Money

by Imanok on 14-06-2016, 23:27
Topic: Software
Tags: AAMSX, Imanok

"Uwol didn’t have enough after earning about the 90% of all the income which resulted of selling retrovideogames in Spain and getting himself rich. Now he wants to experience the adventures of his good old idols while he keeps engrossing his bank account, ‘cause that’s the very matter of his existence.

After gathering precious prizes following the steps of his favourite classic videogame heroes (this is, the fire which doesn’t burn -which looks great in the hall of his house-, the proton pistol with the proton charger, three knickers from Gremla, the book of bills of Miner Willy, Wally’s pajamas, the Sword of Power (just a copy, ‘cause the real one is in use), heaps of Saimaza coffee…), he learns that a mysterious and excentric millionaire, formerly a thief, hides quite a big fortune in gold coins in a very old manor next to Canutos Forest -the so-called Storm Palace. So he decides to emulate his idol Goodie and steal them!

The problem is that it won’t be very easy… The cellar of Storm Palace are quite deep and are full of nooks and crannies. Besides, the intrincate disposition of rooms makes it very easy to get lost and go back to the starting point. That’s what happened to Uwol: his greed made him to get deeper and deeper into the manor so he got lost and trapped in the lowest labyrinth, inhabited by Vampy, Franky, Fanty and Wolfy, who will try by all means to make Uwol fail in his task."

That's the story behind "Uwol, Quest For Money", an original speccy game by the spanish group "The Mojon Twins" already ported to several other systems. Now it's the turn for an MSX2 version made by Imanok.

The game will be released next saturday at the Barcelona's #49 MSX RU and it will be distributed by the AAMSX during the meeting and later for those unable to the attend the event.

Relevant link: The Mojon Twins website
Relevant link: Imanok MSX site
Relevant link: AAMSX website

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Comments (22)

By Lord_Zett

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14-06-2016, 18:43


By ro

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15-06-2016, 12:46


By wolf_

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15-06-2016, 13:16

"Vampy, Franky, Fanty and Wolfy"

Yay! I'm there with Vampier!

By edoz

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15-06-2016, 20:29


By Imanok

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15-06-2016, 23:10

By journey

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16-06-2016, 11:21


By jltursan

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16-06-2016, 19:29

Well done!

By spl

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17-06-2016, 16:56

Thanks for your work!!

By [WYZ]

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17-06-2016, 22:00

By Manuel

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17-06-2016, 22:12

This one must not be omitted for completeness sake then:

By Vampier

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18-06-2016, 08:09

where is the comic bakery nice?

By Imanok

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18-06-2016, 23:39

Game review (video included) by Javi Lavandeira
Uwol review

By sd_snatcher

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19-06-2016, 14:52

High quality ZX-Spectrum ports to MSX2 like this are definitely a great idea! Thank you, Imanok!

By ren

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19-06-2016, 20:11

Nice addition to the MSX homebrew catalog, congrats Imanok! Smile

I do wonder if Javi played @ 60hz, while the game may be meant for 50hz?
I checked the different versions of the game on YT, the MSX version (as recorded by Javi) seems definitely turbo-charged Smile
The SNES version is fast as well (not sure if there's a difference between PAL/NTSC here), but still somewhat easier paced Smile Going on what I'm seeing on video I do wonder if the player isn't moving a bit too fast, so it's getting too hard to control? (just some observations/feedback here).

(I guess emulator vs real HW also makes a difference here, as emulator input lag make (precise) controlling harder).

A good promotion for NestorBASIC I reckon!

By Imanok

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20-06-2016, 00:08

The game switches to 60Hz automatically, but you can set the frequency to 50Hz/60Hz at title screen.

Anyway... life is better at 60Hz ! Tongue

By Randam

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20-06-2016, 20:24

Imanok: on which website can I order one?

By Manuel

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20-06-2016, 21:29

Very impressive game! So fast, and still it's in NestorBasic!

By Imanok

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20-06-2016, 22:58

@Randam contact the AAMSX: info.aamsx (at) gmail.com

@Manuel You can do very nice things with Nestorbasic / kun-basic Wink

By Imanok

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01-07-2016, 08:59

Uwol is already available for download. Go and get it! Wink


By ~mk~

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02-07-2016, 15:07

Nice game thank you. However, I want to ask... because I remember seeing de demo "rom" version MSX1 compatible... has that other project been abandoned?

By Imanok

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02-07-2016, 16:27

I don't know. I have never been related to that MSX1 version.

By Lazzeri

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08-07-2016, 23:16

Are you still selling the physical version? Thanks!