Head over Heels MSX2 graphics showcased

by JohnHassink on 02-06-2010, 13:11
Topic: MSX Related
Tags: Remakes

In some past few years, the MSX community was overjoyed with the MSX2 remakes of two vintage isometric labyrinthine games, Alien 8 and Knight Lore, created by Manuel Pazos (Guillian) and Daniel Celemín (LordFred).

Anyone who's ever played Ocean's 1987 MSX port in the same vein, Head over Heels, already knows that, contrary to what one might think, you could get quite far with a legless dog if you just put your mind to it. For the ones wishing to once again experience that thrill as well as those who missed out and would like to catch up on all the missed fun, MSX artist Roberto Álvarez (guantxip) has some good news. He reworked the graphics of the game on MSX2, benefiting from its use of screen 5 and has sent some preview screenshots to our Spanish friends at Konamito. If there'd be a coder willing to make this a reality, drop Roberto a line.

Relevant link: Konamito

Comments (5)

By PingPong

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02-06-2010, 14:58

One word: Great!

By Gakubuchi

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02-06-2010, 15:12

The graphics shown in this page are just a test, not a remake he would be working on. From the words of the author of this (guantxip): "...esto es solo una prueba, no el principio de ningún juego..." (this is just a test, not the beginning of any game).
It could be possible if a programmer helps him, but nowadays it is just an exercise to understand how tiles and isometric graphics work.

By konamiman

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02-06-2010, 17:51

Even reading a step by step walktrough published in a magazine, I could only finish the first world of this game. It was too hard for me.

By JohnHassink

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03-06-2010, 11:40

kliis, thanks a lot for the correction. Newspost is edited and I'll try to better read Spanish next time. Smile

By Gakubuchi

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03-06-2010, 15:34

No apologise needed.
I wish I could read dutch half as good as you can read spanish! Tongue