Adventure Island slow speedrun

by hap on 30-12-2009, 13:01
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Like Vampier, MSX cow in disguise Hydragon has also been keeping himself busy with testing openMSX reverse. To celebrate the reposting of mars2000's walkthrough on msxblue, Hydragon recorded a complete run of Adventure Island, a simple platform game by Hudson Soft colloquially known as (and basically a clone of) Sega's Wonder Boy.

Relevant link: Adventure Island YouTube video

Comments (4)

By ARTRAG

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30-12-2009, 18:49

I do not like this game....
Sprites are monocrome and flickering all the time, tiles are very basic and the physics of jumps and movements of the main character is totally wrong and unplayable
No other game to record?

By sd_snatcher

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30-12-2009, 21:02

I do not like this game....
Sprites are monocrome and flickering all the time, tiles are very basic and the physics of jumps and movements of the main character is totally wrong and unplayable
No other game to record?

Sure, it is indeed worse than the SMS version, but IMHO it's much better than the SG-1000 version (which has the same VDP as the MSX1).

If only the SMS version could be ported to the MSX2... That would be cool!

By ARTRAG

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30-12-2009, 23:58

sd_snatcher
The very same review you linked above rates the SMS version of wonder boy 4 out of 10 i.e. VERY POOR.
This implies that even with better graphic and music, this game just sucks
Actually I'd consider to spend energies to port to msx2 something else...

By MäSäXi

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01-01-2010, 19:04

Clone? I thought it was direct conversion of Wonderboy....Question Little did I know...

on youtube SG-1000 Wonderboy at least looks much better than MSX adventure island.... I like more original look of wonderboy sprite than adventure island hero sprite.... but maybe it is a matter of taste...?