As we reported, the pre-order process of Tina's Adventure Island started few months ago and today we can announce with satisfaction that the wait is over! Help Tina find her boyfriend Takahashi in this action game chock-full of various stages and enemies. As an extra feature, those who own an MSX computer with V9958 will be able to enjoy the game with smooth scrolling and alternative color palettes. The game is already available with the definitive packaging at the MSX Cartridge Shop for the price of 29€.

Moreover, it is worth to mention that there is a new stock of other Imanok's productions such as Traffic Jam, Stray Cat, J.E.T.P.A.C and Heroes Arena.

Relevant link: MSX Cartridge Shop

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By luppie

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03-05-2017, 19:04

Nice packing and graphics.

B.T.W.

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Help Tina find his boyfriend Takahashi

Unless Tina is a transgender dressing up like a girl, it should be her boyfriend.
Running Naked in a Field of Flowers

By PAC

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03-05-2017, 19:12

Hahaha, you made me laugh. Tongue Already fixed!

By tfh

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03-05-2017, 19:15

Just had a quick go with the demo version. Instant nostalgia! Smile

By hamlet

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03-05-2017, 19:24

We can´t wait helping Tina!

By luppie

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03-05-2017, 19:30

Nice wallpaper Hamlet Big smile

By Imanok

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03-05-2017, 20:54

Great picture, hamlet!! Big smile Big smile Big smile

By ren

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03-05-2017, 21:33

Congrats Imanok, Hassink and others involved!
I believe the game has quite a decent soundtrack am I right? Tongue ;-)
(Perhaps someone should put up a promotional vid on YT? Smile)

By hamlet

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03-05-2017, 21:49

Thanks!
@Imanokdevteam : We are big fans of your work! Thanks for hours of fun!

By ghost_jp

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03-05-2017, 23:03

I dare to say: Imanok is MSX, and MSX is Imanok!

By JohnHassink

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03-05-2017, 23:23

ren wrote:

Congrats Imanok, Hassink and others involved!

David Casanovas, a.k.a. RC743, did graphics work. Smile

By Manuel

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04-05-2017, 00:02

Is there a video or demo version of the final game?

By sd_snatcher

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04-05-2017, 00:04

Great release, Imanok! Count me in!

By luppie

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04-05-2017, 00:10

@Manuel : Link

By JohnHassink

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04-05-2017, 00:20

That's still just the promo, luppie. Smile
The final game looks a bit better (apart from the smooth scrolling), has slightly better sound, and is 5 times as big as the promo version (and ofcourse has new types of stages unseen in the promo).
IMHO, there are hardly any new conclusions to be drawn from the final version which can't be deduced from the promo, except a lot more (and new) stages and overall better quality. Wink

By Imanok

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04-05-2017, 09:27

@ren: thanks! Mr. Hassink did a fantastic work with the OST, I Iove it! Smile

@hamlet: I’m happy to read that! I hope you’ll love what I consider my best game Wink

@ghost_jp: arigato gozaimasu! Wink

@sd_snatcher and anyone interested in the game: please go directly to the MSX Cartridge Shop website.

We’ll try to make a gameplay video soon.

By JohnHassink

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04-05-2017, 18:17

Here is a gameplay video of the first world of the final version (played on openMSX Turbo R emulation).
I had to promise Imanok to try to play it loosely as possible, in order to show the gameplay, because, as you'd probably understand, I have gotten way too good at the game during development, for having played it like a thousand times, and else it would almost look like a TAS speedrun. Wink
So here it is:
https://youtu.be/Yjt0PsmkkSg

By syn

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04-05-2017, 12:41

Looks nice Big smile

By Sebbeug

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06-05-2017, 23:40

Order just done !
Thanks Imanok for this game...
Imanok's productions are the best for me Smile Top polished games !!!
I'm totally fan ! (my 7 years old son too)

Hope to meet you one day... Wink

By Imanok

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08-05-2017, 11:18

@Sebbeug: thank you very much for your comments Smile
Barcelona is not that far... come to an MSX RU whenever you want! Wink

By Bert2011

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08-05-2017, 14:55

Will there be a version for Openmsx?

By Imanok

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08-05-2017, 15:52

@Bert2011: no plans for a digital version at the moment, sorry

By journey

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09-05-2017, 14:48

Received today! Smile

By Imanok

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09-05-2017, 16:56

@journey: I hope you like it! Wink

By journey

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09-05-2017, 17:28

Imanok wrote:

@journey: I hope you like it! Wink

I love it! Smile

By hamlet

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09-05-2017, 21:57

Wow, received the game today, thank you very much. I´m really amazed ´bout the game, especially the soundtrack is superb. Played on a 2+ makes it so smooth. As I told before, we are great fans of your work. Thank you (both) Davids and thank you John! Wonderful cover design, KAIJUSUMA. It is a great feeling holding such a precious in my hand!
I played the demo of the game on the january fair in Nijmegen, John was really helpful guiding me through the first levels.
It´s a bargain and I like the way you market your games. Although most of your older games are for free, I bought all the cartridge editions available (except one ´till now, but I have to keep good things in spare).
Great!

By Imanok

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10-05-2017, 11:45

@hamlet: thanks! We tried to make it as professional as we could Smile

By journey

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11-05-2017, 09:05

journey wrote:
Imanok wrote:

@journey: I hope you like it! Wink

I love it! Smile

reached World 3...for now.. Smile

By Imanok

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12-05-2017, 09:03

@journey: try it harder! worlds 4 and 5 are more challenging Wink

By Abi

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13-05-2017, 17:08

Recieved yesterday and played the game at the MSX Vriendenclub Marienberg meeting today!
Thumbs up!!!

By Imanok

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14-05-2017, 10:25

@Abi: great! Show some photos, please! Smile

By journey

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14-05-2017, 19:50

Imanok wrote:

@journey: try it harder! worlds 4 and 5 are more challenging Wink

World 4!! Smile

By wyrdwad

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16-05-2017, 09:38

Got my copy, and damn, this game is fantastic. Really good stuff! One of the most polished and well-designed homebrew platformers I've yet played on the system. Genuinely feels like a game I would've bought back in the '80s, and absolutely loved to death.

-Tom

By Imanok

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17-05-2017, 09:49

Thanks wyrdwad! Big smile Big smile Big smile
I hope you enjoy it Wink

By wyrdwad

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17-05-2017, 10:03

I'm enjoying the hell out of it! Wink Played around with the F1 toggle for color depth today, and my mind was blown when I got to a cave level full of lava -- the red of the lava REALLY pops off the screen when you have enhanced color depth turned on! Makes an already extremely charming-looking game even prettier.

-Tom

By Imanok

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17-05-2017, 12:31

Beware!! LOL! LOL! LOL!

By mesiasmsx

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19-05-2017, 11:10

Thanks David for continue developing for msx.

By dracul

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20-05-2017, 18:03

Haven't played it yet, but I received my package yesterday... Looks awesome! Very professional!

By Imanok

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21-05-2017, 15:55

@mesiasmsx: thank you for supporting Wink
@dracul: great! share your impressions when you play it Smile

By hashem

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29-05-2017, 03:55

very nice game,,i finished the game...its contains 5 stages...every stage contain 7 phases...

all stages 35.

some stages need skills.....

By hamlet

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29-05-2017, 23:52

Wow! Congrats! I' hang around in stage 4. And need those skills you talked 'bout. But I try harder.

By hashem

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30-05-2017, 01:35

i think you cant jump over far spider right?

By journey

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30-05-2017, 09:05

Finally....World 5! Smile

By Bert2011

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30-05-2017, 10:31

Sadly I have no real msx, and there is no version for OpenMSX.

By hamlet

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30-05-2017, 15:53

Goosh, that spiders makes me crazy! You're right!

Wanna play Zelda?-Buy a Nintendo.
Wanna play Tina?-Get an MSX!

By journey

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30-05-2017, 20:18

journey wrote:

Finally....World 5! Smile

GAME BEATEEEEED!!! YEAH!!! Smile

By JohnHassink

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30-05-2017, 21:58

Great, journey. Did the ending make you laugh as well? It did with me. Smile

By Imanok

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30-05-2017, 22:52

Congrats hashem and journey! I hope you enjoyed it! Wink

By hashem

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30-05-2017, 23:03

imanok i hope you make digital rom...i wanna play it with openmsx

By journey

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31-05-2017, 22:05

JohnHassink wrote:

Great, journey. Did the ending make you laugh as well? It did with me. Smile

Really a great game with a fun ending! ..... Smile

By journey

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01-06-2017, 06:54

journey wrote:
JohnHassink wrote:

Great, journey. Did the ending make you laugh as well? It did with me. Smile

Really a great game with a fun ending! ..... Smile

*** SPOILER ALERT!!! ***

[img]![Tina1.jpg](https://msx.pics/images/2017/06/01/Tina1.jpg)[/img]

[img]![Tina2.jpg](https://msx.pics/images/2017/06/01/Tina2.jpg)[/img]

By hamlet

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05-07-2017, 22:35

Dear Mr. Hassink. I really hate you for the addicted ingame music. I have had a few minutes left this morning, so I started the day with playing Tinas Adventure. Since the you can hear me humming the game music. I wanted to go to sleep now, but couldn´t. Ask why? I´m humming this music over and over. So I had to get up again to write you this letter. Shame on you!
The only way to get rid off this tune, is to play Pippols now. But this will not ease my situation!

By Louthrax

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05-07-2017, 22:57

Try Bubble Bobble Smile Running Naked in a Field of Flowers

By hamlet

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05-07-2017, 23:36

Now I hate both of you.
Hope to fall asleep with Antarctic Adventure now.

By hamlet

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05-07-2017, 23:40

Truly, this was no fun today. Next weekend is birthday of a good friend of mine, and I wanted to practice a Hildegard Knef song on accordeon for him. I wasn´t able to stay in tune with Hildegard, all the time my fingers went to Tina.

By hamlet

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05-07-2017, 23:41

Ok, better than to a cold penguin.
Or a bubbling dragon. Is it a dragon or a dinosaur?

By JohnHassink

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06-07-2017, 09:01

Dear hamlet, I must indeed admit that I usually try to aim for catchy melodies that stick around.
My deepest apologies. Big smile

By hamlet

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06-07-2017, 11:07

Thank you for that!
But today I´m humming Eggerland Mystery!

By JohnHassink

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08-07-2017, 05:24

hamlet wrote:

Thank you for that!
But today I´m humming Eggerland Mystery!

Some people find it an annoying song for some reason, but I don't agree.
I would love to make a seriously rocking, DIxieland/Big Band like arrangement of that some day, with real instruments.
A bit like I did (more synthetically so) with their brilliant "Roving Planet" music
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yukai8mRNMI
only in that case, more decent.

By hamlet

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11-07-2017, 22:44

I did a tribute to Tina´s Adventure in LEGO:

By Latok

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11-07-2017, 23:17

So awesome, hamlet! Smile

And indeed, very very nice game!

By dracul

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27-08-2017, 18:55

Last days of my holidays, and my son and me got (finally) time to play Tina's adventure... We really like it! Nice retro feeling. Only thing that flashes through my mind,... if you're able to make such a nice game, why not using MSX2 and even more nicer graphics...

Gameplay is very good! Thank you!

By Imanok

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30-08-2017, 00:03

@hamlet: great tribute! I love it! Big smile

@dracul: thanks! The project started as an MSX1 game and there were many reasons not to jump to MSX2, some of them related to avoid switching to megarom format. Nevertheless, I really like the game just the way it is right now Wink

By dracul

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30-08-2017, 00:45

Don't get me wrong! We're loving it!

10 year old child, hooked on ps4, keeps playing it... says enough :-)

By Imanok

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30-08-2017, 17:26

dracul wrote:

Don't get me wrong! We're loving it!

10 year old child, hooked on ps4, keeps playing it... says enough :-)

That says it all! Wink

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