Update: Retroworks announces the final price of the game with two different finishes (shipping costs not included.):

  • DELUXE: 45€
  • PREMIUM: 70€

As we reported just few months ago, the official launching of Los amores de Brunilda game by Retroworks, in cooperation with bitvision (Fernando Manuel García), is already a reality. Technically, this new production excels in every aspect and it is not surprising taking into account the staff involved. Right now you can download the game for free at Retroworks' site but the team is already working on a physical format and they will share more details next week. Some game features:

  • The original ZX game had a great scripting engine which has been adapted and upgraded for this version.
  • Screen 5, 8 by 8 scroll tiles, based on 16×16 tile set. The speed comes from double buffer & cache to refrain from constantly redraw the whole screen. It uses software sprites and some background animations (fire, water, etc). Combat stages use hardware sprites.
  • Two 16 color palettes during game play. Upper half and lower half respectively.
  • The menu screen has two different graphic modes, SC5 & SC3 with multiple screens-splits, dynamic palette and vertical scroll hardware use.
  • Several different languages included into the game. Nelo & Quqo language changes the main characters and they way of speaking..
  • If certain Retroworks games are found in other cartridge slot, certain Easter eggs will be activated...
  • The game has a password system to continue your game, just like the original ZX version, but now you’re able to save the game into the original game-cartridge and the default selected language.
  • Music has been rewritten in order to be played on SCC + PSG, resulting in richer music.
  • The music replayer is not standard. A new specific one has been developed in order to have really optimized all the CPU time spent on playing the background music.
  • High resolution opening 512x424x16.
  • Very improved and colorful MSX2 graphics.
  • Game VDP interrupts go for 60Hz, 50Hz during game menu.

Would you like to embark on an adventure and feel the experience of the old RPG games again? Now is your chance!

Relevant link: Retroworks' site
Relevant link: bitvision's site

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Comentários (41)

Por Kai Magazine

Paragon (1303)

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23-08-2019, 14:56

Great game! Waiting for the physical release to play it!

Por ro

Guardian (4124)

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23-08-2019, 15:24

oh, man! I'm impressed...wow. It looks so cool, it sounds lovely and plays smooth. Played a few minutes, and have to take a deep bow. congrats on yet another piece of MSX bits. brill!

Por wimpie3

Champion (264)

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23-08-2019, 16:25

Wow, just wow!

Por fr3nd

Expert (90)

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23-08-2019, 16:30

Amazing game! Really impressive graphics. Can't wait to play it.

I also made it available in MSXHub https://msxhub.com/BRUNILDA

Por sd_snatcher

Prophet (3092)

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23-08-2019, 16:46

Thank you so much for another crafted gem! The graphics are indeed *very* impressive. Big smile

I also did some quick tests on some of the known troublemakers, and these were the results:

  • Sony HB-F500P: passed
  • Toshiba HX-23F: passed
  • Victor HC-95: passed
  • Turbo support: works fine and the game runs even smoother. But sadly, the game doesn't enable the turbo automatically on machines that have the CHGCPU routine on BIOS
  • NEOS MA-20 and clones: failed
  • Acid1Test: failed
  • Acid2Test: failed

Por hamlet

Scribe (2626)

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23-08-2019, 16:55

What a materpiece. Thank you! I can't wait to get a cartridge version of the game!

Por wyrdwad

Paladin (792)

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23-08-2019, 19:11

I'll snag a cartridge version of this as soon as humanly possible, but I'd love to play it on my FS-A1WX in the meantime. There's a problem, though: the only flash rom cartridge I have available is an older Megaflashrom SCC+ with no SD card slot, and I have no hard disks or anything of the sort, meaning I have to load games onto it via floppy disk using OPFX. And this rom is roughly the size of TWO floppy disks.

Does anyone know if there's a way to split a larger rom file onto multiple floppies and concatenate it into my Megaflashrom using OPFX?

I know it's a bit of a long-shot, but hey, I figured it was worth asking! Wink

-Tom

Por wolf_

Ambassador_ (9774)

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23-08-2019, 20:42

I ran it only briefly to take a short look, but: great that all the colours seem to be less saturated than your average MSX RPG. Wink Looks very fresh, in a way!

Por black hawk

Expert (82)

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23-08-2019, 21:05

Thank you so much for sharing this masterpiece. It's awesome

Por tfh

Paragon (1842)

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23-08-2019, 22:39

And for the lazy ones among on, you can play it online right here:
https://www.file-hunter.com/MSX/index.php?id=losamoresdebrun...

Por Manuel

Ascended (15815)

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23-08-2019, 23:32

I've been playing it for quite a while immediately and it's VERY cool. Great graphics, gameplay and music. I think it's the first scrolling (even though 8x8, but that's like Ys and Xak series) MSX2 RPG made in Europe, isn't it? It's playing as smoothly as Ys. Smile

Already legendary!

Por Kai Magazine

Paragon (1303)

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24-08-2019, 00:39

I think it's a video adventure (looking for objects, finding out where to use them, evade dangers) since there is no EXP, HP, LVL, GOLD, The player doesn't have a status or equipment and all the characteristic elements associated to an RPG.
To me it reminds me more of "La Abadia del Crimen" (The Abbey of the Crime) which is a huge compliment since I really love that game!

Por Juan Luis

Expert (71)

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24-08-2019, 04:15

Congratulations and thanks for the game and also thanks for releasing source code. The game is very well documented with many pictures, text documents, spreadsheets with many interesting data. There are many things to study.

Wink

Por Pippo

Champion (421)

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24-08-2019, 06:08

Excellent game, really!
Graphics and sound: very, very good!
RetroWorks is one of my favorite Software-Houses, surely! Big smile Big smile

Por DanySoft

Champion (433)

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24-08-2019, 17:25

Congratulations!
I noticed that this game looks a bit like another game ...
It resembles that of the Avenger !
Woods, buildings, and even enemies...

Will you never have an Avenger with Screen 5 ???
DanySoft

Por santiontanon

Paladin (846)

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24-08-2019, 18:13

Very, very nice! I'm at the part where you have to fight with a series of enemies via "dancing", hard to put down once you start!!!

Por Manuel

Ascended (15815)

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25-08-2019, 11:58

Yeah, that's where I stopped in my first play Smile

Por giuseve

Paladin (733)

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25-08-2019, 20:32

Cool,
using OCM spanish version the booting image is flickering.
Any idea about available saving options with other flash item than the original cart?

Por ARTRAG

Enlighted (6277)

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25-08-2019, 20:57

The image seems to be interlaced.
Maybe modern lcd screens are a bit choosy with interlaced images

Por jepmsx

Rookie (31)

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26-08-2019, 09:48

Wow!

How many languages to choose. And in Catalan, too!

Amazing.

Thank you guys!

Por edoz

Prophet (2179)

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26-08-2019, 10:34

Wow! I'm also amazed by this good looking and very playable game! Impressive. For sure it was a long time to develop this. Respect for that! It is really cool! I really love the retro computer groups and people that still develop those cool things!

Por ray2day

Champion (456)

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26-08-2019, 20:03

What a great MSX game Retro Works has made once again! Very impressive. WOW WOW WOW! Cool Cool Cool

Por Meits

Scribe (5648)

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26-08-2019, 20:19

Great stuff...
But could you please give the SCC a big boost or dim the PSG a bit? I couldn't hear the SCC in the beginning.

Por gaula82

Rookie (29)

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27-08-2019, 10:57

HOW do you guys load this wonderful game on the OCM (1ChipMSX) and other FPGA clones???
I tried with MGLOAD and it will only load on SLOT 2 if I setup an ASCII 16 mapper there and then a MEGA RAM + SCC, then do MGLOAD /S02 and RESET.
But thats a workaround and I am not sure its going to work all thru the game...
Maybe a floppy disk image would be better and less limiting than such a BIG ROM?

Por JohnHassink

Ambassador (5417)

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28-08-2019, 16:55

This must have been an insane amount of work!
Congratulations, guys! And thank you.
It's incredible that you're even allowing us to play it for free. Can't wait to try it.

Por KdL

Paragon (1236)

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29-08-2019, 10:12

gaula82 wrote:

HOW do you guys load this wonderful game on the OCM (1ChipMSX) and other FPGA clones???
I tried with MGLOAD and it will only load on SLOT 2 if I setup an ASCII 16 mapper there and then a MEGA RAM + SCC, then do MGLOAD /S02 and RESET.
But thats a workaround and I am not sure its going to work all thru the game...
Maybe a floppy disk image would be better and less limiting than such a BIG ROM?

This game runs very well on OCM. You can install the latest firmware and start SofaRun at 3.58MHz. That damn boss drives me crazy but the skeleton will be mine! Wink

Por KdL

Paragon (1236)

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29-08-2019, 10:17

giuseve wrote:

Cool,
using OCM spanish version the booting image is flickering.
Any idea about available saving options with other flash item than the original cart?

The interlaced screen does not give problems at 15KHz. So I suggest cutting the audio pin on the scart cable to remove the interference in Zemmix Neo, then it will be enough to use the external speakers. VGA is flickering, sorry.

Por ray2day

Champion (456)

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30-08-2019, 19:11

Quote:

This must have been an insane amount of work!

if only for all translations... Shocked!

Por gaula82

Rookie (29)

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01-09-2019, 02:11

@KdL: I dont use SOFARUN, I prefer loading the games from the MSX-DOS commandline as I have ever done.
Is it possible to load it without SOFARUN?

Por KdL

Paragon (1236)

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01-09-2019, 21:30

gaula82 wrote:

@KdL: I dont use SOFARUN, I prefer loading the games from the MSX-DOS commandline as I have ever done.
Is it possible to load it without SOFARUN?

SofaROM or MglOCM are okay with the latest firmware.

Por gaula82

Rookie (29)

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02-09-2019, 21:06

@KdL: THANKS a lot for these clues, thats more like it!! Running Naked in a Field of Flowers

Por black hawk

Expert (82)

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03-09-2019, 21:58

Finished today! Very nice game, thank you!

Por journey

Champion (372)

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04-09-2019, 08:52

There are news about the pre-order of the physical version?

Por Argon

Paragon (1085)

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10-09-2019, 12:11

How can I order this?
The referenced websites don't seem to be selling it (yet?).

Por ARTRAG

Enlighted (6277)

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10-09-2019, 20:29

same question here
how to buy it?

Por bigjaac

Expert (83)

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16-09-2019, 11:19

Por valkyre

Champion (420)

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16-09-2019, 17:40

Cant wait to get the deluxe package!

Por Argon

Paragon (1085)

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02-10-2019, 09:36

The link to order the physical game is no longer working?
Where can I order?

Por Lazzeri

Champion (263)

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21-10-2019, 20:55

Same here, can’t find an order page. ????

Por EmilioVLC

Supporter (2)

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31-10-2019, 11:00

Hi, it is available again: http://www.retroworks.es/shop/

Mine's was ordered yesterday :-)

Por dan

Resident (55)

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08-12-2019, 20:14

Are we stealing? Said my daughter timidly when we entered a house and picked up a rosary... We really enjoyed the story and the ending. Congratulations for the game! Will fray Gonzalo and fray Cesáreo reach Santiago someday?