Category:ASCII
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ASCII Corporation logo

ASCII Corporation was the main driving force behind the MSX standard, and the founding of the MSX Association. They also published MSX software, published a Japanese MSX Magazine, and sold various MSX peripherals under the ASCII brand.

They also designed the R800 processor for the MSX Turbo R.

Contents

Hardware

Controllers

Product Description
ASCII AS-3088-MX Joystick - Stick
ASCII AS-5599-MX Joystick - Stick II Turbo
ASCII AS-7749-MX Joystick - Stick X Turbo
ASCII Plus-X Terminator Laser Light Gun

Network and I/O Interfaces

Product Description
ASCII MD-2400F Modem
ASCII MSX-Serial 232 RS-232C serial interface

Storage

Product Description
ASCII HD Interface SCSI interface
ASCII MEM-768 768kB Memory Mapper
ASCII Nihongo MSX-DOS 2 MSX-DOS2 cartridge with Memory Mapper

Misc

Product Description
MegaROM Emulator board model 256
ASCII - Sunrise MSX Game Reader USB attached MSX cartridge slot
ASCII MSXPC 20th Anniversary Model PC with built-in MSX-PLAYer emulator


Software

Applications

Product MSX Region Size Sound Year Title Notes
1 JP Disk PSG 1985 MSX-C Compiler 1.0
1 JP 16kB PSG 1986 MSX-AID Developed by Nobuhiko Segi
1 / 2 JP 16kB PSG 1986 MSX-BASIC KUN Also known as X-BASIC
1 JP 32kB PSG 1986 MSX-PLAN Developed by Microsoft
1 / 2 JP 512kB +
128kB
PSG 1986 MSX-Write MSX-JE + Japanese Word Processor
2 JP Disk PSG 1987 All For Personal Use -
Disk Album 19
1 JP Disk PSG 1987 MSX-C Compiler 1.1
1 JP Disk PSG 1987 MSX-C Library
1 JP Disk PSG 1987 MSX-DOS Tools
1 JP Disk PSG 1987 MSX-SBUG
PBANO1 1 JP Disk PSG 1988 Pocket Bank Library Vol.1
PBANO2 1 JP Disk PSG 1988 Pocket Bank Library Vol.2
PBANO3 1 JP Disk PSG 1988 Pocket Bank Library Vol.3
1 / 2 / 2+ JP 16kB PSG 1988 MSX-BASIC KUN Plus 2.0 Also known as X-BASIC
Demo disk included
1 / 2 JP Disk PSG 1988 MSX-DOS Super Handbook
2 JP Disk PSG 1988 MSX-TERM Communication software
2 JP 512kB +
256kB
PSG 1988 MSX-Write II MSX-JE + Japanese Word Processor
2 JP 64kB PSG 1988 Nihongo MSX-DOS 2 Cartridge + 2 disks
2 JP Disk PSG 1989 MSX-C Compiler 1.2 MSX-DOS 2 required
2 JP Disk PSG 1989 MSX-DOS 2 Tools MSX-DOS 2 required
2 JP Disk PSG 1989 MSX-SBUG 2 MSX-DOS 2 required
2 JP  ?256kB PSG 1990 Easy Notebook Refill Specific Kanji-ROM + Disk
2 JP Disk PSG 1991 Halnote Tool Collection -
Disk Album 32
2705601 2+ JP Disk PSG 1991 MSX2+ Powerful Usage -
Disk Album 34
1 / 2 / 2+ JP Disk PSG 1991 MSX Datapack Book + Disk
Turbo R JP  ?256kB PSG 1991 MSX View 1.0 Specific Kanji-ROM + 3 disks
Developed by HAL Laboratory
Turbo R JP 2 disks PSG 1991 MSX View Calc
1 / 2 / 2+
/ Turbo R
JP 16kB PSG 1992 MSX-BASIC KUN Plus 2.1 Also known as X-BASIC
Demo disk included
Turbo R JP Disk PSG 1992 MSX Datapack
Turbo R Version
Book + Disk
Turbo R JP  ?256kB PSG 1992 MSX View 1.21 Specific Kanji-ROM + 3 disks
Developed by HAL Laboratory
Released by Takeru
2 JP Disk PSG
MSX-MUSIC
1990 Dante Developed by Soram, ASCII
and MSX Magazine (JP)
2 JP 2 disks PSG
MSX-MUSIC
1992 Dante 2 Developed by ASCII
and MSX Magazine (JP)
Emulated Non-MSX product
2+ JP PSG, SCC,
MSX-MUSIC
2002 MSX-PLAYer Emulator
Turbo R JP PSG, SCC,
MSX-MUSIC
2003 MSX-PLAYer Emulator
1 or
Turbo R
JP PSG, SCC,
MSX-MUSIC
2004 MSX-PLAYer Emulator
Game Reader version
Turbo R JP PSG, SCC,
MSX-MUSIC
2005 MSX-PLAYer Emulator
Turbo R JP PSG, SCC,
MSX-MUSIC
2008 MSX-PLAYer Emulator

Games

ASCII games

Product MSX Region Size Sound Year Title Notes
00000 1 JP 16kB PSG 1983 Pass Ball
00010 1 JP 16kB PSG 1983 The Brain
00020 1 JP 16kB PSG 1983 Break Out
00031 1 JP 16kB PSG 1983 Star Command
00040 1 JP 16kB PSG 1983 Golf Game
00050 1 JP 16kB PSG 1983 Mole
00060 1 JP 16kB PSG 1983 Moon Landing
00070 1 JP 16kB PSG 1983 MSX-21
00080 1 JP 16kB PSG 1983 3D Tennis
00090 1 JP 16kB PSG 1983 MSX Derby
000A0 1 JP 16kB PSG 1983 Crazy Bullet
000B0 1 JP 16kB PSG 1983 Marine Battle
000D0 1 JP 16kB PSG 1983 Gang Master
000E0 1 JP 16kB PSG 1983 Rise Out
00100 1 JP 16kB PSG 1983 Ladder Building
00110 1 JP 16kB PSG 1983 Comet Tail
00120 1 JP 16kB PSG 1983 Pairs
00130 1 JP 16kB PSG 1983 Illegus
00140 1 JP 16kB PSG 1983 Warrior
00160 1 JP 16kB PSG 1983 Exchanger
00180 1 JP 16kB PSG 1983 Pai Panic
00190 1 JP 16kB PSG 1983 Sasa Developed by Mass Tael
001A0 1 JP 16kB PSG 1983 Turmoil Developed by Sirius
001B0 1 JP 16kB PSG 1983 Squish'em Developed by Sirius
001C1 1 JP 16kB PSG 1983 Scope On
? 1 JP 16kB PSG 1983 Midnight Building Developed by Way Limit
001F0 1 JP 16kB PSG 1984 Heli-Tank Developed by Nabu
00200 1 JP 16kB PSG 1984 Starship Simulator Developed by Nexa
00210 1 JP 16kB PSG 1984 Tele Bunnie Developed by Mass Tael
00220 1 JP 16kB PSG 1984 Candoo Ninja Developed by Mass Tael
00230 1 JP 16kB PSG 1983 Turboat Developed by Mass Tael
00240 1 JP 16kB PSG 1984 Sokoban Developed by Thinking Rabbit
? 1 JP 16kB PSG 1984 Banana Developed by Studio Gen
? 1 JP 16kB PSG 1984 Hanafuda Koikoi Developed by Ram Soft
? 1 JP 8kB PSG 1984 Harapeko Pakkun Developed by Pax Softonica
00290 1 JP 16kB PSG 1984 Tetra Horror Developed by Mass Tael
20082 1 JP 16kB PSG 1984 Tawara
20096 1 JP 16kB PSG 1984 Flipper Slipper Developed by Spectravideo
20097 1 JP 16kB PSG 1984 Trial Ski
20098 1 JP 16kB PSG 1984 O'Mac Farmer Developed by Mass Tael
20099 1 JP 16kB PSG 1984 Kung Fu Master Developed by Mass Tael
20102 1 JP 16kB PSG 1984 Rotors
20114 1 JP 16kB PSG 1984 Boomerang
20115 1 JP 16kB PSG 1984 Dangerx4
20116 1 JP 16kB PSG 1984 Bokosuka Wars
20117 1 JP 16kB PSG 1984 Athletic Ball
20119 1 JP 16kB PSG 1984 Anty Developed by Bothtec
20120 1 JP 16kB PSG 1984 Poppaq The Fish Developed by Mass Tael
20121 1 JP 16kB PSG 1984 Lord Over
20122 1 JP 16kB PSG 1984 Captain Cosmo Developed by Nexa
20123 1 JP 16kB PSG 1984 Theseus
20130 1 JP 16kB PSG 1984 Tatica Developed by Mass Tael
20138 1 JP Tape PSG 1984 Sokoban Tool Kit
20140 1 JP 16kB PSG 1985 Fairy Developed by Zap
20145 1 JP 16kB PSG 1985 F16 Fighting Falcon Developed by Nexa
20148 1 JP 16kB PSG 1985 Red Zone Developed by Yellow Horn
20149 1 JP 32kB PSG 1985 Professional Mahjong Developed by Chatnoir
? 1 JP Tape PSG 1985 Professional Mahjong Developed by Chatnoir
20160 1 JP 16kB PSG 1984 Angelo Developed by Mass Tael
20161 1 JP 16kB PSG 1984 Actman Developed by Mass Tael
20162 1 JP 16kB PSG 1985 Jump Developed by Mass Tael
20163 1 JP 16kB PSG 1985 Stepper Developed by Isoco
20190 1 JP 16kB PSG 1984 Queen's Golf
2009516 2 JP Disk PSG 1986 Emmy II Developed by Kogado Studio
2013302 1 JP 32kB PSG 1985 Warroid Developed by Yellow Horn
2013603 1 JP 32kB PSG 1985 Thunder Ball
2014409 1 JP 32kB PSG 1985 The Castle
? 2 JP Disk PSG 1985 Cosmic Soldier Developed by Kogado Studio
? 1 JP Tape PSG 1985 Queen´s Golf Joy Pack
2016701 1 JP 32kB PSG 1985 Penguin Kun Wars
2016801 1 JP 32kB PSG 1985 The Black Onyx Developed by BPS
2016803 1 JP 128kB PSG 1986 The Black Onyx II Developed by BPS
2017908 2 JP Disk PSG 1986 Best Nine Professional
Baseball
2018109 1 JP 32kB PSG 1986 Castle Excellent
2018201 1 JP 32kB PSG 1985 Seiken Acho Developed by Irem
2018801 1 JP 32kB PSG 1986 TZR Grandprix Rider
2019001 1 JP 128kB PSG 1986 1942 Developed by Capcom
2019002 2 JP 128kB PSG 1986 1942 Developed by Capcom
2019101 1 JP 128kB PSG 1987 Commando Developed by Capcom
2019201 1 JP 32kB PSG 1986 Dungeon Master Developed by Eiichi Saida
? 2 JP Disk PSG 1987 Wizardry Developed by Sir-Tech Software
? 2 JP 512kB PSG 1988 Wizardry Developed by Sir-Tech Software
? 1 / 2 JP Disk PSG 1988 Disk-MSX volume 1 40 games published
in MSX Magazine (JP)
? 2 JP 256kB PSG
MSX-MUSIC
1988 Penguin Kun Wars 2
? 2 JP 128kB PSG 1988 Professional Mahjong Gokuh Developed by Chatnoir
? 1 / 2 JP Disk PSG 1988 Software Store /
Program Library
52 games published
in MSX Magazine (JP)
? 1 / 2 JP Disk PSG 1988 Strike Force Harrier Developed by Mr. Micro
2059204 2 JP Disk PSG 1988 Balance of Power Developed by Mindscape
? 2 JP 2 disks PSG
MSX-MUSIC
1989 Chaos Angels
? 2 JP 2 disks PSG
MSX-MUSIC
1989 Ryukyu Developed by Login Soft
? 2 JP Disk PSG 1989 Wizardry 2 Developed by Sir-Tech Software
Requires Wizardry save file
? 2 JP 256kB PSG
MSX-MUSIC
1990 Fleet Commander 2
? 2 JP 2 disks PSG 1990 Ishido -
The Way Of Stones
? 2 JP Disk PSG 1990 Wizardry 3 Developed by Sir-Tech Software
Requires Wizardry save file
or Wizardry 2 save file
? 1 JP Disk PSG 1992 Air Hockey Requires ASCII Plus-X
Terminator Laser
? 1 JP Disk PSG 1992 Shooting Collection Pig Race + 4 Shooting games
Requires ASCII Plus-X
Terminator Laser
2507601 1 JP 32kB PSG 1986 J.P. Winkle Developed by MSX Magazine (JP)
107-24 6-11-1 1 JP 128kB PSG 1989 Dungeon Hunter Sold with ASCII Plus-X
Terminator Laser
AMX005 1 JP 16kB PSG 1984 David II Developed by Ample Software
TLB-8508 1 JP Tape PSG 1985 Tape Login
MSX Game Book
Book + 12 games on tape
Z-00203 1 JP 16kB PSG 1984 Funky Mouse Developed by Zap
Z-00303 1 JP 16kB PSG 1984 Manes Developed by Zap
? 1 JP Tape PSG 1984 Computer Picture Book Educational book
+ series of 29 tapes
Associations
SS098-0002 1 JP (*) LaserDisc PSG 1984 Star Fighters
? 1 JP (**) 16kB PSG 1985 Janka Developed by ASCII and Uchudo
2 JP (***) Disk PSG
MSX-MUSIC
1990 Badoma Part of Dante application
Developed by Soram, ASCII
and MSX Magazine (JP)
2 JP (***) 2 disks PSG
MSX-MUSIC
1992 Ridoon Legend Part of Dante 2 application
Developed by ASCII
and MSX Magazine (JP)

(*) Released by LaserDisc Corporation - (**) Released by Uchudo - (***) Released by Takeru

Login Soft games

Login Soft was a subsidiary of ASCII Corporation. It is mainly known for publishing the Japanese LOGiN gaming magazine.

Product MSX Region Media Sound Year Title Notes
1 JP Listing 11/83 PSG 1983 Secret Commander
1 JP Listing 11/83 PSG 1983 Hopeless Situation
1 JP Listing 01/84 PSG 1984 Tiny Rise Out
1 JP Listing 02/84 PSG 1984 Micro Illegus
1 JP Listing 03/84 PSG 1984 Hanggliding Game
1 JP Listing 07/84 PSG 1984 Spaceship Murder
1 JP Listing 08/84 PSG 1984 Three Lions
1 JP Listing 09/84 PSG 1984 Field Master Developed by Ken'Ichi Envi
1 JP Listing 09/84 PSG 1984 Hankyu
1 JP Listing 10/84 PSG 1984 Fupper
1 JP Listing 10/84 PSG 1984 Okawa's Jumping Game Developed by Stratford Computer Center
1 JP Listing 10/84 PSG 1984 Sevens Developed by ASCII
1 JP ? PSG 1985 Find The Way
1 JP ? PSG 1985 Labyrinth
1 JP 2 tapes PSG 1985 Missing in the Okhotsk
1 JP ? PSG 1985 Mocky
1 JP ? PSG 1985 Zalbar 2784
1 JP Listing 04/85 PSG 1985 Demand Developed by Yamakei
1 JP Listing 08/85 PSG 1985 Seek Developed by Masaki Aisaka
1 JP Listing 09/85 PSG 1985 Blood Armor Developed by Yasunori Takahara
1 JP Listing 10/85 PSG 1985 Star Road Developed by Microcabin
1 JP Listing 11/85 PSG 1985 Main Event Developed by Youichi Takahira
1 JP Listing 12/85 PSG 1985 Vilzam - Cosmic Struggle Developed by Yuichi Toyama
1 JP Listing 01/86 PSG 1986 Warroid Map Construction
1 JP Listing 03/86 PSG 1986 Midnight Chase Developed by Yasunori Takahara
1 JP Listing 06/86 PSG 1986 Midnight Chase Part 2 Developed by Yasunori Takahara
1 JP Listing 06/86 PSG 1986 The Gin Wolf Developed by Takanori Nagata
1 JP Listing 10/86 PSG 1986 Blocker
1 JP Listing 10/86 PSG 1986 Forehead
1 JP Listing 10/86 PSG 1986 Funiculi Funicula
1 JP Listing 12/86 PSG 1986 Janken Quest Developed by Yasunori Takahara
1 JP Listing 02/87 PSG 1987 Underground Adventure Developed by Yasunori Takahara
1 JP Listing 03/87 PSG 1987 Dark Road Developed by Takehito Torita
1 JP Listing 04/87 PSG 1987 Perspective Developed by Tetsuma Yoshida
2 JP Listing 06/87 PSG 1987 Imas X-BASIC required
Developed by VSC and S. Moriyama
1 JP Listing 07/87 PSG 1987 Glorious Force Developed by Aquarius (Kazuki Suzuki)
Released by Takeru
1 JP Disk PSG 1988 Gravity Tower
1 JP Disk PSG 1988 Puku Puku
1 JP Disk PSG 1988 Scanner
1 JP Disk PSG 1988 Sweet Paradise
1 JP Disk PSG 1989 Laserfight!
1 JP Disk PSG 1989 School Drama


MSX Magazine (JP) games

MSX Magazine (JP) was another subsidiary of ASCII Corporation. It is mainly known for publishing the famous MSXマガジン magazine.

This part will be developed later. You can visit Generation MSX for more info.