MSXdev'06 #07: Skate Air

by snout on 19-12-2006, 12:58
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Germán Gómez Herrera, an active contestant in the Karoshi MSX Basic Contest and MRC oneliner challenge has submitted the seventh entry to the MSXdev'06 challenge. His game, Skate Air lets you ride the skateboard, arcade style.

With only a few weeks left, it's safe to assume that games are in their polishing stage at this moment. There's no doubt about it that more games will be released in the next few weeks, with some of these games being highly anticipated ones. It seems that the end of 2006 will be great once again, thanks to the MSXDev challenge! In total, seven entries for the MSXdev'06 competition have been released by now.

Relevant Link: MSXDev website

Comments (14)

By wolf_

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19-12-2006, 13:11

It looks retro, but not 'MSX retro', for some reason.. Smile I've yet to run it, but according to the screenshot on the MSXDev status page, the gfx have some charm I'd say. It could also be that its screenshot is placed directly under the Sudoku game, which makes for a world o' difference. It reminds me of very early games in the 80's, not even MSX games perse..

By wolf_

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19-12-2006, 13:20

ok, played it for a little while: still doesn't remind of me MSX1.. I guess that's good orso! It's probably due all those different colors for buildings. Bonuspoints for the music I'd say! Fun game!

By Huey

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19-12-2006, 13:31

Really reminds me of some game I saw before on MSX Wink

www.juegomania.org/Back+to+the+Future/preview/msx/0/926/Foto+Back+to+the+Future.jpgmsxdev.msxblue.com/msxdev06/shots/skate02.gif

By wolf_

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19-12-2006, 13:32

oO

By hap

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19-12-2006, 15:02

Who would you give the bonuspoints to then?

The font looks familiar too, and the game over jingle: they're from Krak Out.

By ro

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19-12-2006, 15:10

Funny, I got the exact feeling when I saw that screenshot. It reminded me of that "rock&roll soundtrack" game from ponyca. Can't remember the name, but indeed. . . it's a shameless rip! Ohwell

By Huey

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19-12-2006, 15:21

www.mobygames.com/images/shots/thumbnail/1752906284.jpgmsxdev.msxblue.com/msxdev06/shots/skate01.gif

As long as the code is own build I think its according MSXdev rules.

By hap

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19-12-2006, 15:46

I don't see any mention of it in the documentation. I say give credit where credit's due Running Naked in a Field of Flowers (hey, new smileys Hannibal )

Imagine the graphics having been taken from The Cure, and (heh, why not) the titlescreen from Malaika Wink

By ibantxuyn

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19-12-2006, 15:54

ey! the ponyca gameshot isn't "Back from the Future" ???

This new game reminds it Big smile

By spl

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19-12-2006, 16:46

I don't care about the graphics: game is fun, music is great and scroll is really fast Big smile

By Huey

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19-12-2006, 16:46

Ever examned the gfx of the cure? There is sure some great influence from other games. Not a direct copy but where's the line.....

students.washington.edu/lum/videogames/gba/images/screenshots/castlevania_classic_nes_series_c.jpghome.planet.nl/~realfun/vksd_0002.png

If you look at my GFX (retrodevelopment.wordpress.com) you will also see very strong influences. Drawing by exmaple shows a lot more than coding by example. To be honest I don't event mind the GFX similarities for this MSXdev entry. It's all about gameplay.

[EDIT] Darn spl beat me to the real facts [/EDIT]

By wolf_

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19-12-2006, 17:21

The line could be when it concerns real 1:1 copies..

By POISONIC

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22-12-2006, 00:27

great music bravo Smile
almostt c64 like music Tongue

By Vampier

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22-12-2006, 03:54

The programmer could have used a litle of his own imagination when it comes to graphics.