Bomb Jack for MSX2 starts shipping

by viejo_archivero on 05-11-2004, 11:56
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Kralizec has just started distributing on-line the faithful conversion of "Bomb Jack" shown at BCN Party. Requirements for this game are MSX2 with 128KB VRAM. You can buy a copy at Kralizec's website for a price of 15 Euro (shipping costs not included).

Relevant link: www.kurarizeku.net

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By spl

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05-11-2004, 15:34

I bought it last saturday in the BCN PARTY and it's an amazing pixel perfect version!

Wink

By Sander

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05-11-2004, 17:16

Excellent website. simple but pleasurable. z-0 @ work?

By enribar

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05-11-2004, 19:55

Yes, very good game and very good images!
But website is inaccessible: images have no alt attribute.
And what about copyrights?

By mars2000you

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05-11-2004, 20:49

And no precision about the way of payment (PayPal ????)

When I see the e-mail address, I'm not convinced that I want to send an e-mail . Why ? No answer since more than one month to my e-mail about buying the 4 MSX games that were released by Matra !!!

By pitpan

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05-11-2004, 23:22

enribar: a bit late to complain about copyrights.

Excellent game. Excellent programmers.

By the way, have you read the texts at the game cover? I agree with them 100%. Wink

By anonymous

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06-11-2004, 01:08

I find the usage of 'M$X' and the MSX logo with a | through the S (which is a too simple modification to protect yourself from trademark violation) quite strange... :/

By enribar

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06-11-2004, 01:31

I'm not worried about M$X copyright, but about BJ copyright... Don't you remember Guru L. made by Robsy...???

By enribar

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06-11-2004, 01:39

pitpan: I agree to pay money to support MSX software, but it was a good thing for all MSX users to release a little demo before selling the game...
And 15 euros *without shipping costs*... mmmh... it's not a low price for a conversion... compare it with Bombaman: same price, but BM is bigger (graphics, level editor, story, etc.) than BJ.

By Maggoo

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06-11-2004, 11:09

What's 15 € these days in regard of the work accomplished and the quality. Come on, we used to pay much more than this for stupid tape games that were not even good, and it's not like these days they are going to make any profit out of it in regard of the time spent polishing it...

By Ivan

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06-11-2004, 11:40

That web page could be more complete; screenshots, technical features,... people wants to see/know what they are paying for. Someone in HispaMSX said that it was better than the arcade version.

By Imanok

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08-11-2004, 08:57

You're free to buy it or not...

I just recommend you to buy it, else you'll be missing a great (and really well programmed) game.

I feel really sad about people complaining about prices like that... nowadays, 15 euros = almost nothing.

By Sousuke

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08-11-2004, 13:38

Somehow I'd like to see some screenshots before buying it, as not everyone here was at the BCN Party Wink

By Imanok

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08-11-2004, 16:34

For screenshots, take a look at MSX Review#2:

msxreview.tripod.com/N2_Im_Doc/Interior_N2.pdf

By Ivan

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08-11-2004, 16:38

Only two screenshots there...

By anonymous

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08-11-2004, 17:00

It's a perfect version of original BJ coded in asm from scratch.

I think it is not better than arcade version. In fact it is almost identical ....

By enribar

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08-11-2004, 17:10

Yes, I've already ordered the game, I support MSX software.

But there are 3 things to consider:

1) 15 euro is a low price for me and you, but is it true for all users?
2) what's the mission of MSX software and programmers... Some users make MSX software to satisfy themselves. So, why Uzix, Match Maniac, Girls Garden, etc. are freeware and other not?
3) why some people don't accept other commercial initiatives, like EGG Project? They are selling games as well as amateur programmers, but in this case they are labeled as "those who want to make money with old software".

By Maggoo

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08-11-2004, 19:34

Just a remark: Match Maniac hasn't "always" been freeware. Not that it ever was made with the idea to make much money either anyway....

By Jorito

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08-11-2004, 19:47

15 euro is a lot of money in (eg.) Brasil... IMHO, the price is too high as well, but then again, I think we should have sold Bombaman for 30 euro in stead Wink

By anonymous

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08-11-2004, 19:57

It depends on the quality of the game .....

I think that any price > 0 € is expensive for Bombaman.

By Jorito

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08-11-2004, 20:20

Woei Smile An objective fan Tongue

By Arjan

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08-11-2004, 20:21

well... any game you don't like is too expensive... at least Bombaman is cheaper than the GBA/PS2 cousins Smile

By wolf_

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08-11-2004, 23:22

any game worth playing is a game worth paying ..

By snout

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09-11-2004, 08:49

IMHO it has always been and should always be the choice of the developer whether or not his software should be free, free with limitations or 'on sale'. MSX software doesn't have to be commercial by default, MSX software doesn't have to be free by default. If you don't want to pay for a 'commercial' game, don't play the game either. Buying MSX software is a great way to support the MSX community and to show the developers your appreciation.

I suggest we continue this discussion in this forum thread.

By Grauw

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09-11-2004, 13:23

enribar: difference with Guru Logic is that there isn't a commercial officially endorsed version of Bomber Jack in development (as least not as far as I know).

warau: lol ^_^.

By anonymous

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09-11-2004, 13:43

Well...

I feel encouraged to pay for a game when I have a good time playing it.

I had the chance to test Bombaman in the Barcelona user meeting and I think it's unplayable, slow and animations aren't smooth enough (nice stroboscopic effect ^_^)

I prefer a game featuring a nice playability instead featuring amazing graphics/colors.

Well .... it's only my opinion.

By snout

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09-11-2004, 14:39

It almost looks like you've been playing a different Bombaman than I have Wink

By anonymous

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09-11-2004, 15:20

I'm sure it's the same .... The 'only', to be exact.

By Jorito

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09-11-2004, 19:01

Okay, fair enough, you don't like Bombaman Smile But... where's the info on Bomb Jack?! Where are the screenies? The promo? The review?! It's kinda hard to hype a game when there's not a lot of info about it Wink

By snout

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09-11-2004, 19:20

MRC placed an order to do a review of Bomb Jack, I hope to hear from Kralizec soon.

By JaviMSX

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09-11-2004, 19:41

If you are insterested in a review of BOMB JACK, you can visit the "English Section" of MSX Review web page.
http://msxreview.cjb.net
I hope you enjoy this article! ;)
And for screenshots download the PDF file.

By anonymous

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09-11-2004, 23:16

I recieved my copy today, and I must say the packaging is very good. A nice clear plastic diskette case, with a cardboard inlay (color) containing the manual on the inside, and the diskette complete with color label and shutter sticker.

Very nice, and contrary to most other games in cases like this, there's no loose manual you can lose.

As far as my earlier M$X comments, having seen and read the package text, I can only conclude this is a parody on the commercial side of MSX. Satire in stead of criticism. Big smile

As for the price... The game and the package are great and what's wrong with a bit of financial support for the author?

By Jorito

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10-11-2004, 12:52

A cool package is indeed worth a few extra bucks Smile

By anonymous

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10-11-2004, 14:13

GuyveR800:

What do you think about the game itself?