Kralizec's goodbye present

Kralizec's goodbye present

by wolf_ on 25-04-2012, 19:34
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All good things usually come to an end. The people behind Kralizec have been among the experienced regulars to create MSX games, and their output certainly showed quality. Some scene turbulence in 2011 made them decide to close their website for good. While our connection with our old 8-bitter is so big that we couldn't understand leaving it all behind, for Kralizec it was clear as a whistle: "We've had enough."

In the months following this decision, it occurred to Kralizec that somehow people still wanted a place to download Kralizec games, yet they didn't feel like sticking around MSX any longer. Because of that, Kralizec have decided that their software deserves a place where everyone can download. In the past days, Kralizec have given the MSX Resource Center the exclusive rights to distribute their games.

As such, this list is Kralizec's final MSX output. As a bonus, the games come with revised user manuals.

This marks the first time Bombjack is distributed freely. Better yet, this version is slightly but significantly improved compared to the the disk version.

As you see, their Goonies game is included as well. Kralizec wishes to emphasize that only the real physical cartridge has the sound quality they've intended. MSX is indeed a system where the PSG balance may differ, even within the MSX range of a single manufacturer; the Philips 8245 and the 8250 are a well known example of this. The turbo R is 'almost perfect' as they've put it. In a creative way, it's commendable that they take sound balance so serious. Others have added PSG-SCC equalizers in their games, having an 'external' PSG and SCC in a physical game cartridge was Kralizec's solution, one that would certainly honour the work of the composer. And those were Kralizec's final MSX words!

Happy gaming! Perhaps you could, every now and then when you play their games, travel down memory lane, to the golden revival years in which Kralizec was most active!

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Comments (43)

By Jorito

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25-04-2012, 23:32

Very nice! I really appreciate all the work and cool games Kralizec did for the MSX. It's too bad that they quit developing for MSX, but this is a goodbye gift that I like a lot! Thanks guys!

By KdL

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26-04-2012, 01:46

Nooooo! Why!!??? Crying To make works for MSX is a personal passion.. all the rest is not significant for me!!

By Alexandre_Taito

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26-04-2012, 04:38

As hard as it can be, MSX games will always be pirated. Maybe Kralizec people should take the problems with lightness...I know it is hard, but they will be missed by the entire MSX world.

By SkyeWelse

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26-04-2012, 05:41

As I am fairly new to MSX hardware, I've only recently become acquainted with the Kralizec team. But now that I have recently been given the chance to play many of the titles they have developed for MSX, including Goonies, I have really enjoyed their games and approach in development style. Having talked with them recently, I can honestly say that they are extremely nice people, and I can tell just how passionate they were about the quality of their product, especially with Goonies.

Goonies R Good Enough alone could have just as easily been an officially licensed title as far as I'm concerned. Not only is it a tribute to the Konami originals and what makes the film so special, it goes well beyond what the Konami versions offer and expands on the theme.

It's a real shame to see that they have stopped development for MSX, but I understand why they did. They will be missed, and it is a very nice final offering to the MSX community to allow all of their games, including their commercial releases to be free for anyone to play.

-Thomas

By Akiguchi

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26-04-2012, 08:04

Will this mean that the original cartridges could also be bought again?

By Gakubuchi

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26-04-2012, 10:07

We will miss you so much, Kralizec!

By Huey

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26-04-2012, 10:26

Thanks!

By PingPong

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26-04-2012, 11:12

Crying

By mesiasmsx

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26-04-2012, 11:40

Thanks for all.

By snout

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26-04-2012, 11:46

It's sad to see Kralizec leave the MSX community, but great to notice they do so with their heads up high! Thank you so much for the good years, Kralizec!

I sincerely hope that when time passes your memories of the good times you had on MSX far outweigh the few rough patches you unfortunately encountered. Thanks for everything and... although it may be a bit naive... I hope the MSX community hears from you again somewhere in the future!

By Imanok

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26-04-2012, 11:57

Guys, thank you very much for those years of dedication, quality and fun Wink

By Maggoo

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26-04-2012, 13:47

Very sorry to see Krazilec Go away from the MSX Scene. I've always thought their productions were reaching and sometime exceeding commercial grade games from the likes of Compile, Konami etc... And I still think their Bombjack is one of the best Arcade port on the MSX ! Thanks for your contribution to the MSX world.

By fiteblog

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26-04-2012, 15:31

They will be missed. Their games had a special look and feel, both technical and playable.
Also, they did one of the few pixel perfect arcade versions for MSX.

By viejo_archivero

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26-04-2012, 17:56

Despite this final gift, I still hope to see them comeback soon: until then, I just can say a big "respect". Long live Kralizec!

By Gradius2

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26-04-2012, 19:48

No matter the age or era, everything can be pir8, the difference is for some games, that doesn't count like nothing (less than 10% are pir8) from MILLION sales. So they make profit from 90%, not bad at all!

This will never happen on MSX anyway.

It would be nice to see some tools used to make those games, so we could make more for hobby.

By benedick

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26-04-2012, 20:04

Big applause again for kralizec! Thanks for your effort and passion, it has taught others.

By JohnHassink

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26-04-2012, 20:57

Thanks for everything, Kralizec! Unfortunate that you see no other option than to quit, but doing so while leaving this present is a very noble thing to do.

By makinavaja

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26-04-2012, 21:42

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By DanySoft

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26-04-2012, 22:38

Do not close your site ... Sad
Your game Operation Wolf is one of the best games of the world! Big smile

Wishes for a happy holiday. Do not miss ..
you are Best! Big smile

By spl

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26-04-2012, 23:55

I always hoped.... for a return Sad

Anyway... thanks for all!!!

Salva

By Vampier

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27-04-2012, 00:10

Thanks guys!

By ARTRAG

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27-04-2012, 09:39

great games! bombjack is a masterpiece! Thanks

By Rataplan

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27-04-2012, 10:44

Great games, and above that very skilled programming. It's obvious huge amounts of effort are put in here... Sad to see them go. May your futures be bright!

By turbor

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27-04-2012, 10:45

This is sad news. Crying
I'm sure that for most people Kralizec got a "Konami"-like reputation. As soons as they released something you could blindly assume that the quality would be of an amazingly high level.

I'm glad that they took the decission to allow the further distribution of their software when stopping, most software developers would leave their legacy fading away in a corner of their room without giving other people the possibility to enjoy the software.

So thanks for all the great games created during all these years.

By edoz

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27-04-2012, 14:04

Sad news... indeed.. but the games are very nice..

By ray2day

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29-04-2012, 13:08

too bad...

By Vincent van Dam

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02-05-2012, 11:40

Thanks guys!

By Randam

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03-05-2012, 22:49

Thanks for all the great productions you released over the years and for the enjoyment you provided with your games! Very sad that you guys decided to quit MSX (development). I hope that you will someday reconsider though the chances are probably slim. You will be missed...

By nanochess

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05-05-2012, 21:26

Wow!, certainly Goonies'r'good enough is pretty impressive in graphics and music. Also I liked very much Dahku.
It is a shame that the programmers leave the scene.
So all I can say is good luck in your new projects! and thanks to Kralizec!

By supmsx

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08-05-2012, 17:20

I am very sad to see this guy stopping programs for MSX,he is really good and just one word : thank you

By shaiwa

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09-05-2012, 09:45

For now a big thank you and ...
Maybe we see you guys back in better times ...

By PingPong

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09-05-2012, 21:46

Kralizek productions are ALL very high quality productions. They used at best every msx generation.
Thanks for all.

By Bastiaan

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11-05-2012, 19:58

thanks for all yuor high quality products!
Miss you already...

By SkyeWelse

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14-05-2012, 23:03

-Thomas

By NYYRIKKI

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25-04-2014, 08:25

Two years have passed without Kralizec... it's really a shame...

By Walter.MSX

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29-04-2014, 19:32

I fully agree. Which waste. Crying

By roadfighter

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04-05-2014, 08:56

Thanks for the contribution to the MSX scene.
You will be missed.

By ericb59

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13-05-2014, 08:10

… Just to know… Are Kralizec games freeware now ?

By Metalion

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30-05-2016, 14:14

I know it's been 4 years ...
But the games are no longer available for download, it seems.
Were they moved elsewhere ?

By mars2000you

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30-05-2016, 17:12

Send a mail to Ramones : https://www.msx.org/users/ramones

By spl

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31-05-2016, 11:45

It seems that Ramones asked to delete all the games from MSX.ORG

Goonies is not available for download even on MSXGAMESWORLD http://msxgamesworld.com/gamecard.php?id=2761

Ohers are available here http://msxgamesworld.com/results.php?aut=245, here http://msxgamesworld.com/gamecard.php?id=1823 and and here :) http://msxgamesworld.com/gamecard.php?id=1868

Enjoy these gems :)

By riquet

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31-05-2016, 21:46

ericb59 wrote:

… Just to know… Are Kralizec games freeware now ?

Just to know if you can sell it now... M$X fan Running Naked in a Field of Flowers

By spl

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01-06-2016, 15:38

riquet wrote:
ericb59 wrote:

… Just to know… Are Kralizec games freeware now ?

Just to know if you can sell it now... M$X fan Running Naked in a Field of Flowers

This question was put here 2 years ago. Bomb Jack for example is being sold http://www.ebsoft.fr/shop/en/software/34-bomb-jack-pre-order... with authors permission. Eric is very serious.

Even you can read:

"This Game was created by Kralizec in 2004-2005.
As a Kralizec Request, you may know all benefits of this sale goes to funding Repro-factory website, and may contribute to maintain and upgrade the website."

So be serious, thanks.

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