My favorite MSX game genre

Platformers (16 votes) 21.6%
RPGs (29 votes) 39.2%
Arcade games (8 votes) 10.8%
Puzzlers (1 votes) 1.4%
Shooters (18 votes) 24.3%
Sport games (0 votes) 0.0%
Other (2 votes) 2.7%
Totaal aantal stemmen: 74

Reacties (26)

Van Jorito

Mr. Ambassadors (1761)

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07-07-2012, 19:15

RPGs for the win!

Van FiXato

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07-07-2012, 19:22

It's hard to choose for me. I picked RPGs, but for me they would kinda be tied with Shooters though.

Van Meits

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07-07-2012, 21:59

Don't really know, but chose RPG because of Metal Gear and Xak... But I never really play them... Actually, I hardly ever play an MSX game...

Van hap

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08-07-2012, 14:00

hmm, unlike for some newer consoles or pc, I never had a game genre bias for MSX, so, "Other" for me.

Van RobertVroemisse

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08-07-2012, 16:38

Nothing beats Aleste 2 and Space Manbow. Sorry SD Snatcher and Xak... Wink

Van faxerpelle

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09-07-2012, 08:58

RPG all the way!

Van Samor

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09-07-2012, 13:01

even though the hardware was hardly optimized for it, shmups all the way.

Van Meits

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09-07-2012, 17:01

Mwa... I say! There's quite some good shmup around...

Van Hrothgar

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09-07-2012, 20:26

I'm missing the tactical espionage game. A genre so groundbreaking on MSX and beyond that it shouldn't have been left out.

Van hap

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09-07-2012, 21:46

the old metal gear games? IMO they fit into action rpg category.

Van Meits

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09-07-2012, 21:49

that'd be rpg here... It'd be silly to add a genre for just two games...

Van cklayman

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10-07-2012, 04:30

Samor wrote:

even though the hardware was hardly optimized for it, shmups all the way.

My hardware knowledge is limited but I'd say MSX was very well optimized for shmups (and platformers).

Van Samor

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10-07-2012, 12:13

all the good shmups scroll like crap (I don't call that optimized hardware), but theyr'e still fun.

Van out168

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10-07-2012, 15:05

just out of curiosity, how would you qualify king's valley (1 and 2)?
puzzle at first sight, although platformers would also suit.

best genre will be platformer with some puzzles and rpg elements (character building)

Van cklayman

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10-07-2012, 15:33

Samor wrote:

all the good shmups scroll like crap (I don't call that optimized hardware), but theyr'e still fun.

Thanks for the clarification. I never cared about scrolling. I was talking about sprites and the VDPs ability to handle many of them at once.

Van Meits

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10-07-2012, 16:36

the vertical scrollers scroll smooth enough... What's not smooth on the Alestes?

Van Jorito

Mr. Ambassadors (1761)

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10-07-2012, 21:44

out168 wrote:

just out of curiosity, how would you qualify king's valley (1 and 2)?
puzzle at first sight, although platformers would also suit.

best genre will be platformer with some puzzles and rpg elements (character building)

I'd say it's more a puzzler than a platformer, because you won't be able to finish a level with just platformin' Wink

Van Manuel

Ascended (15457)

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10-07-2012, 22:05

I'm not going to vote... I can't choose.

Van syn

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11-07-2012, 00:04

what are arcade games?

Van BlueCrystal

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12-07-2012, 20:01

I voted for others. I dont really have a specific preference for games on msx. I always enjoyed Herzog a lot, you could consider it a strategy game. But also shmups, platformers and rpgs were favorite. Sporting games and puzzle games were less my thing.

Van ENDDEMOGAMITAINA

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15-07-2012, 00:16

Ys,XAK,Illusion city,Golvellius,Hydlide,emerald dragon,dragon slayer...and many many more...are superb games, MSX for me is the RPG system,and i love arcades but for me on MSX the RPG looks better than the arcades,regards.

Van wolf_

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18-07-2012, 13:05

Ok, so, this poll asks for you people's favourite category, and not for any runner-up positions. It's very well possible that sport games remain at 0%. Still, I wonder how fair this is considering the hours I've put in Konami's Ping Pong! And then there are racing games (F1 Spirit, Road Fighter, Hyper Rally etc.) that should belong to sport games too..

Oh well..

Van Jorito

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18-07-2012, 14:16

Konami's Ping Pong is the only game I know of that you can play by ear only and still win (even at level 5).

Van Samor

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02-08-2012, 15:24

Meits wrote:

the vertical scrollers scroll smooth enough... What's not smooth on the Alestes?

the insane amount of enemies thrown on screen at once...
...although that gives it a certain charm. I mean, in modern shmups they do it on purpose.

Van JohnHassink

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03-08-2012, 03:46

I see slowdowns with Undeadline, but with Aleste 2?

Van Samor

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03-08-2012, 11:25

aleste 2 I'm not entirely sure of; aleste though, sure.