MSXdev '04 - Status update

by pitpan on 22-04-2004, 22:43
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Ramones and Sutchan have teamed up as 'Kralizec' to create an MSXdev entry: Kralizec Battle Tetris, an excellent Tetris game for two players. Both the controls, graphics and programming techniques (the game is just 8KB) are well worth having a look at. You can download it from the MSXdev'04 status page

Don't forget that you can still join MSXdev'04 and/or donate some prizes! The MSXdev '04 competition closes on July 31st.

Relevant link: Robsy's MSX Workshop

Comments (18)

By Manuel

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22-04-2004, 22:56

Wow!! Stunning indeed! Amazing!! Terrific job, guys!!

By Imanok

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23-04-2004, 08:18

The most playable tetris EVER!!... great job guys!!

By Thom

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23-04-2004, 10:46

First I thought "hell no, not another Tetris clone... can't they think of something more original?". But I have to retract that thought. It's really, really nice. Compliments.

By viejo_archivero

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23-04-2004, 12:44

100% pure playability. A great MSXdev'04 entry!. I hope Krazilec boys keep on working like this and bring us more MSX1 releases. Congratulations for the game, it rocks!.

By Ivan

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24-04-2004, 10:36

E-X-C-E-L-L-E-N-T! And for MSX1!
What a pity it's only for 2 players.
Please, make the same game also for one player and we have the best MSX Tetris ever!

By Ivan

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24-04-2004, 11:28

Moreover, this game with a few options more and nice ending scenes it could perfectly become a commercial game (and for MSX1!).

By anonymous

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24-04-2004, 21:51

Yeah, too bad tetris is a copyrighted game concept... Tongue

By Ivan

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24-04-2004, 22:28

If no-one pursued Zemina -amongst many others- in the eighties/early nineties, I doubt that they are going to pursue now "Krazilec" for an excellent Tetris clone ^_^

By Vincent van Dam

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24-04-2004, 22:52

slashdot.org/articles/99/02/19/0827245.shtml

Too bad the article itself does not exist anymore, but it was about the owners of the tetris copyrights chasing almost all tetris clones around (even the amateur clones). Imagine namco doing that for pac-man! :)

By Ivan

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25-04-2004, 01:56

Too bad the article itself does not exist anymore, but it was about the owners of the tetris copyrights chasing almost all tetris clones around

You've said it: "...it WAS about...". I guess this means that now they aren't pursuing anybody...

Anyway, remember that even in the eighties/early nineties (when the Internet was unknown for almost everybody) there were companies copying ideas from other companies and no-one pursued them. I remember seeing clones of Arkanoid for almost every system (including MSX).

Did Konami pay Sean Connery or Richard Crenna for their stellar appearance in Metal Gear 2 - Solid Snake? Smile I really doubt it.

I'm against piracy.
But we all must agree that it's impossible to pursue everybody copying ideas from others, specially when we refer to all the retro-stuff that you can find in the Net (clones, remakes,...) made by thousands of enthusiasts.

By Grauw

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25-04-2004, 03:07

Zemina was a Korean company - and as it happens at that time copyright laws and author's rights were pretty much nonexistant in Korea. So there was no legal means to enforce their copyrights.

So, sorry, not a very good argument Smile.

Anyways, no-one was saying that the makers will get legal consequences out of this. But, stating that "it could perfectly become a commercial game (and for MSX1!)" is nonsense, because it is indeed a copyrighted game concept, and that alone would disqualify it. Well, unless you acquire the nessecary rights, ofcourse, but I somehow doubt that's cheap.

~Grauw

By Grauw

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25-04-2004, 04:18

p.s. The Tetris Corporation (or whatever their name is) its policy is still the same.
p.s.2. Sean Connery in MG2?? Where?!

By anonymous

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25-04-2004, 12:54

Ivan wrote:"I'm against piracy.
But we all must agree that it's impossible to pursue everybody copying ideas from others, specially when we refer to all the retro-stuff that you can find in the Net (clones, remakes,...) made by thousands of enthusiasts."

Ofcourse, but you suggested their game could become a commercial game. Going commercial is simply impossible without a license. I was only responding to that.

By mighty.m

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25-04-2004, 14:26

@Grauw: The picture used for Big Boss is obviously a picture of sean connery.

By anonymous

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25-04-2004, 15:24

Indeed it looks like him, but it's not a picture, it's a drawing. Big difference. You can't copyright facial features.

By BiFi

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25-04-2004, 16:25

about MG2: and Petrovich Madnar looks like Albert Einstein, so it seems to me.

By anonymous

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25-04-2004, 16:48

I thought we covered all of the lookalikes in a forumthread already once...

By KNM

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26-04-2004, 19:41

Woah! That´s a great job from Kralizec,as always :-D.Excellent demonstration of making a game with only 8kbytes and an exploding playability!A must !!!!