During the next MSX user meeting in Barcelona, which is to be held on December 9th, Manuel Pazos will release three new hardware products: a new edition of the MegaFlashROM SCC and two new types of MultiROM cartridges.
The new MegaFlashROM SCC, which will go on sale for approximately 60 euros, is the result of looking for a way of making new MegaFlashROMs SCC without using original Konami games. To achieve this, Manuel Pazos developed a new board to build them using only new components. This new production has encouraged MSX developers such as Nerlaska, who recently announced to enter the MSXdev'06 competition, to consider releasing their new ROM games on real cartridges. Due to this demand, the design of the board has been altered to support both ordinary and MegaROM games. The result are two types of MultiROM cartdiges which will be demonstrated and released during the MSX user meeting in Barcelona :
- Basic cartridge (non MegaROM, up to 64kB) - On sale for approximately 10 euro
- SCC cartridge (MegaROM, up to 512kB with Konami SCC mapper and SCC sound chip) - On sale for approximately 18 euros
As an extra promotion, Manuel Pazos will release a game compilation cartridge which for only 10 euros, which will include several games. Two projects, both MSXdev'06 entries have already been announced to be included in this cartridge: Operation Wolf and Traffic Jam, an MSX1 game currently in development by Imanok. Other titles that will be included in this release have not been announced yet. The final sale prices might differ slightly, depending on the production quantity. If you want to be one of the first to get your hands on one of these cartridges, make sure you are in Barcelona on December 9th.
Relevant link: Manuel Pazos