Invasion of the Zombie Monsters for download

by viejo_archivero on 15-07-2010, 16:53
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Four months have passed since RELEVO Videogames released Invasion of the Zombie Monsters at RetroMadrid 2010. The scrolling B-movie-style arcade shooter gathered the attention of the visitors for its fast gameplay, great visuals and music, featuring the classic 8 BIT composer Gominolas in the game development team. Now, the game has become publicly available for download, both the MSX version and the ZX Spectrum one.

If you still want a physical copy of the game, the well presented cartridge is for sale at Matra Computer Automations for just 19,95 euro.

Relevant link: RELEVO Videogames

Comments (38)

By Manuel

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15-07-2010, 20:20

This is simply a great game Smile Definitely one of the best MSX games released in the last couple of years.

By sd_snatcher

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15-07-2010, 23:35

Thanks for releasing this excellent game! Big smile

By Latok

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15-07-2010, 23:57

It's a blast Big smile

By lionelritchie

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16-07-2010, 03:12

great game, excelent music.

By LeandroCorreia

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16-07-2010, 03:21

Any mirrors? It seems that the server is too busy. Sad

By only_69

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16-07-2010, 04:26

hummmm, interesting game. makes me think of something to be done... Evil

By viejo_archivero

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16-07-2010, 07:46

Thnk you all for your interest on the game, enjoy playing it!
@only_69: I can imagine... Tongue (sidenote: would be great)

By wolf_

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16-07-2010, 09:33

only_69: multilayers will screw up your plans though :-)

By LeandroCorreia

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17-07-2010, 02:46

I can't download it from Relevo's website. Any mirror? Sad

By Vampier

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17-07-2010, 04:07

Great game 8/10 ... it can still be downloaded Smile

By LeandroCorreia

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17-07-2010, 04:37

The link www.relevovideogames.com works, but http://iotzm.relevovideogames.com/ doesn't. I tried at work too. :(

By viejo_archivero

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17-07-2010, 07:36

Leandro: here works perfect... dunno where's the problem, but if you provide me an email adress I can send it to you Wink

By LeandroCorreia

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17-07-2010, 12:25

Viejo Archivero: send it to leandro <at> leandrocorreia <dot> com please. Wink

Thanks in advance! Smile

By viejo_archivero

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17-07-2010, 14:22

@Leandro: sent Wink

By LeandroCorreia

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17-07-2010, 18:14

Many thanks!

About the game... Very good graphics, excellent music (I am quite pleased that Gominolas did not only did the music, but also that he didn't lose his PSG skills). A very impressive game for it's 32 Kbytes. Big smile

By Manuel

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17-07-2010, 20:37

So, this is a dumb question, but who is that Gominolas?

By lionelritchie

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17-07-2010, 21:10

gominolas is the guy who made the music and used to do the music for the spectrum and msx games of the GOLDEN AGE OF THE SPANISH SOFTWARE LML LML LML LML

By viejo_archivero

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17-07-2010, 22:12

@manuel: some of the games he did musics for are listed here.

By Manuel

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18-07-2010, 12:08

So, how did he get involved?

By hap

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18-07-2010, 12:17

curious cat Smile

By ant0niutti

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18-07-2010, 13:04

Congratulations, great game!

By viejo_archivero

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18-07-2010, 22:14

@manuel: He attended RetroMadrid '09 with a lecture. We were there launching La Corona Encantada, so Gominolas went to check our booth with the game, posters, Azpiri signing games and books, etc and after testing the game, and after a nice talking with me, I told him if he will like to be into the crew of our next game, and he agreed. That simple ;-)

By JohnHassink

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19-07-2010, 01:17

RELEVO, you are spoiling us. Smile

Everything about this game is excellent. The style, the design..

I love the speed which luckily comes with a perfect response of the main character upon player input.
Great playability there. Though it plays like a charm, it's actually a little bit hard, too, but it's because of the enemy patterns. It has been proven that things can be more worse than any flying medusa head. Big smile

I won't look at the playthroughs just yet because I like to be surprised. Wink

Totally agree with manuel, this is ea-si-ly one of the best MSX games from the past years!
Thank you very much!

I hope you will be there with MSXdev '10, too. Could you surprise even more? Smile

By iamweasel2

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19-07-2010, 22:57

I can't download it. I can access the main page, but the url http://iotzm.relevovideogames.com/ can't be accessed. Is there a mirror available somewhere?

By iamweasel2

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19-07-2010, 23:53

I downloaded the game using a proxy. It seems that the site doesn't like brazilian users... Anyway, let's check the game. Smile

By lionelritchie

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20-07-2010, 00:44

the game is not hard. this is the NORMAL difficulty of the 80s. go play shadow of the beast or ghostn goblins if you think this is hard.

By only_69

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20-07-2010, 05:20

Act 1 mapped!! LOL!

By viejo_archivero

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20-07-2010, 05:54

@only69: yay!
@DemonSeed (and all): glad you are enjoying it that much Smile, thank you all for your positive feedback about the game, it helps me to work harder on our next one!

By Manuel

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20-07-2010, 12:05

One thing I'd (personally) change in a next game: use less dithering in tiles. It is a style, but I prefer a more solid style (less ZX Spectrum, more Konami). It doesn't look bad, of course, but I just prefer the 'solid' Konami style of tiles more. For the rest, the graphics are just awesome. Especially the animations of the player character I enjoyed Smile

By iamweasel2

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20-07-2010, 13:43

Just checked the game and I have to say it is amazing! Fast gameplay, nice graphics and sound, and it is only 32 kb! I can only imagine if it was a megarom using SCC or FM sound. It is proven now that not only "that game" is possible to do in MSX1 with good speed and graphics, but also all the others that have the same style (platformers like Shinobi and others). Thanks for sharing this with us. Smile

By JGM

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20-07-2010, 15:53

Really a great game.

I've bought the cartridge and recieved it today. No emulator beats playing on a real msx. Romloaders and flashroms are cheaper but I really like the box and manual. But I'm glad it is also available for free. So I can enjoy playing it on my GBA.

Thanx Cool

By only_69

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21-07-2010, 03:43

Act 2 mapped!!! LOL!LOL!

By only_69

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21-07-2010, 05:05

BTW Jon, I loved the player's weapons. Well done. Big smile

By viejo_archivero

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21-07-2010, 16:20

@manuel: I know what you mean about less dithered gfx... the thing is I wanted darker scenarios here. But I promise next one will be konami-style coloured, deal? Wink. And about main char animation, it was particulary tricky to design all pattern-based frames for it, glad you like them graphics.
@only_69: go, Fabio, go! Big smile

By only_69

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22-07-2010, 03:54

Act 3 mapped!!! LOL!LOL!LOL!
Great idea - abudction. Evil

By only_69

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22-07-2010, 05:26

Act 4 Mapped. LOL!LOL!LOL!LOL!
I think the end is approaching... Evil

By viejo_archivero

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22-07-2010, 10:54

Yay! Wink

By Edwin

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24-07-2010, 13:19

Very slick! This ranks as one of the higher quality games I have seen on MSX1. Also quite difficult. For me anyway. But I will beat that first level! Tongue