Sunrise news: game collection in development

by wolf_ on 12-02-2012, 14:15
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Sunrise offers Norakomi's game Manbow 2 as a pay-download. For €4.95 you can now enjoy this fan sequel to Konami's console-quality shooter Space Manbow in an emulator, or even on your MSX using a flash ROM. For blueMSX and openMSX there are Manbow 2 mapper types available, which should enable you to save your game situation.

This move from hardware to software does not mean that a physical version of Manbow 2 has finally gone the way of the dodo. A new and large 32 megabit cartridge is being worked on, and will (next to Manbow 2) contain games by Parallax too. Akin, Vectron and Blade Lords have been confirmed. Black Cyclon is being tested as we speak, Magnar and ARC will follow.

This new and big cartridge format will later on be used for Norakomi's next projects: DEVA and a Street Fighter game. Perhaps the space this cartridge type offers - 4 megabytes, which is quite whopping for MSX terms - could be a trigger for new games that use extensions such as Moonsound (128KB - 2MB SRAM) and/or Graphics9000 (512KB VRAM). Anyone who dares to take this giant leap?

Relevant link: Sunrise

Comments (31)

By Oscar

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12-02-2012, 14:49

Cool! Very good news.

By syn

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12-02-2012, 16:03

Nitpicking: Wasnt 32 megabit equal to 4 megabyte? Or am I misunderstanding the article? Not that I am complaining about the possibility of having an 8MB cart ofcourse Wink

Anyway great news!

By anonymous

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12-02-2012, 16:17

Rats! Will fix!

Humpidum - see no evil, hear no evil!

By Samor

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12-02-2012, 19:04

Very nice to see these games becoming available for download Smile

By Bastiaan

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12-02-2012, 19:15

By fiteblog

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12-02-2012, 20:18

Good to see ARC is going to see the light again. The game wasn't seen outside the Netherlands, IIRC because of terrible distribution. It's a good idea to have a game compilation, but its price can't be too crazy, although it contains 5 or 6 titles.

By fukenko

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13-02-2012, 15:21

Great! this 32MegaROM can accomdate 8 carts of "Hydlide3"!!Wink

By Akiguchi

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14-02-2012, 19:27

Nice! I'm missing these old Parallax games from my collection and they seems to be sold out too.

By Samor

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15-02-2012, 12:40

I only have a promo of Arc, and this is probably the Akin version with the "pixel-fix" too Smile

By Bastiaan

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15-02-2012, 20:06

hmm still not able to post messages with my phone...
I said COOL, love to have the Parrallax games!
nice work Sunrise!

By maverick2

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18-02-2012, 18:08

I bought Manbow2 as a pay download 5 days ago but for the moment 
I haven't any link for download Manbow 2 :-(
I have wrote a mail to Sunrise but I unknows nothing it.

By Meits

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18-02-2012, 18:13

oO Why isn't that automated oO

By maverick2

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19-02-2012, 13:18

What Can i to do?

By Manuel

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19-02-2012, 18:04

Wait for the reply of Sunrise. If you get no reply in one or two weeks: write again.

By maverick2

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20-02-2012, 01:04

Ok.
thanks Manuel.

By Samor

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20-02-2012, 10:29

@Meits: I was wondering that (because it makes it easier for both parties), but it isn't.

By Samor

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21-02-2012, 10:36

Either way, received the game within a week, so I've got nothing to complain about. Good service Smile

By Huey

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21-02-2012, 11:03

Either way, received the game within a week, so I've got nothing to complain about. Good service Smile

Just as expected. National buy's are going well. International buy's are giving problems.

By Samor

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21-02-2012, 11:30

Shouldn't make a difference? I used paypal; the item purchased was a software download, no shipping involved either.

By Huey

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21-02-2012, 11:56

Shouldn't make a difference? I used paypal; the item purchased was a software download, no shipping involved either.

Just check this (and other threads) there are hardly any Dutch complaints.

By Samor

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21-02-2012, 12:40

emailing to spain shouldn't be any different than emailing to nl Wink

By Huey

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21-02-2012, 13:56

emailing to spain shouldn't be any different than emailing to nl Wink

True. But if you look at it statistically on this forum...

By Samor

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21-02-2012, 14:41

most of those (all but this thread?) aren't download orders, though.

By Huey

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21-02-2012, 14:44

most of those (all but this thread?) aren't download orders, though.

True. But I am talking statistics. Dutch users -> Happy, International user -> Unhappy.

By maverick2

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21-02-2012, 23:12

Today, I have recibed a mail from Surnsire with the Manbow2 in rom format ;-) .
The game is very good. I have played with my msx2+ with my megaflash rom 8mb 
Wink 

By Samor

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22-02-2012, 10:43

the statistics indicate 100% customer satisfaction on download orders Wink

By ARTRAG

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12-02-2013, 08:51

Any news about this game collection ?

By Manuel

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12-02-2013, 09:40

Surnise site says:

Quote:

Romversies van Akin, Vectron, Bladelords zijn klaar. Black Cylon wordt op dit moment getest.
Rest nog Magnar en ARC.
In plaats van de beoogde 32 megabits rom wordt het gesplitst in een drietal carts van 8 megabits.
Dit komt omdat er totaal geen belangstelling is/was voor the best of hamaraja nights. Sunrise heeft daarom nog zo;n slordige
156 carts liggen. Ruim voldoende om te gerbuiken voor de unieke collectie van Cas Cremers.

Translated:

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ROM versions of Akin, Vectron, Blade Lords are ready. Black Cylon is currently being tested.
Still to do is Magnar and ARC.
Instead of the planned 32 mega bits ROM the collection will be split up into three carts of 8 megabits.
This is because there is absolutely no interest in The Best of Hamaraja Nights. Sunrise has therefore still
156 carts in stock... More than enough to use for the unique collection of Cas Cremers.

By mars2000you

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30-01-2017, 14:47

We really don't know if these roms will be released some day. In the meantime, the map of Vectron is available on MSX Eggerland.

No need to present this legendary game, the first Parallax production! Wink

http://eggerland.msxblue.com/vectron-map.png

By hamlet

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30-01-2017, 15:12

Damn, I just bought the used diskversion of ARC, including the outstandin´copy protection cartridge dongle.
Anyway, good to see these games for sale again!

By Wolverine_nl

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30-01-2017, 15:50

Any of the old sunrise games going to another publisher?