MSX Mascot?

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By gdx

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19-12-2021, 11:00

I painted MSX Boy with MSX1 colors. Running Naked in a Field of Flowers


PS: Generation MSX was wrong. The title is not ゴールドフィッシュ (Gold Fish) but ガンフィッシュ (Gun Fish)

By Sylvester

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18-12-2021, 11:45

Gold Fish in Generation MSX is about this game:

But there is also a Gun Fish in Generation MSX, so i think both titles are correct ;)

By wolf_

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18-12-2021, 13:14

Mm, MSX Boy or not, I'm not sure you can just introduce a mascot like that. Such things usually originate from a scene in a random spontaneous way, not forced. I'd say Konami is the closest one when it comes to a mascot: a penguin or a moai.

By gdx

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18-12-2021, 13:46

There two versions and MSX generation has mixed them up?

http://msx.jpn.org/tagoo/s_check.cgi?LINE=1512
http://msx.jpn.org/tagoo/s_check.cgi?LINE=1536

Edit: Gold Fish seems to be the version from the MSX Magazine (listing?), and Gun Fish, the Takeru version.

By Takamichi

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18-12-2021, 17:48

Gold Fish looks fun, it's MSX1, and it exists. The same issue also features Sigue Sigue Sputnik comparing Home Computer = MSX with Ultraviolence. To think of it, were these robots MSX Magazine's mascots?
Edit: Gemura didn't make it as Konami's mascot despite appearing in MG1 manual.

By ren

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18-12-2021, 18:22

I guess we can concur Pentaro is the defacto MSX mascot. Poll confirms ;)

By sergarbes

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18-12-2021, 21:20

Wow, this is very interesting!

By Takamichi

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19-12-2021, 09:08

Google shows Penta's job was not limited to MSX but he fished, dug potatoes, froze ice creams, etc. My favorite is DJ Penta :D

By ren

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19-12-2021, 10:19

Thought about that a little later indeed Smile

MRC staff take on a mascot? ;)

By gdx

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19-12-2021, 10:33

wolf_ wrote:

Mm, MSX Boy or not, I'm not sure you can just introduce a mascot like that.

MSX Boy (MSX坊や) exists almost since the start of the MSX. He is found in the MSX Magazine 03-1984 and probably in other issues.

Weird the MSX boy I painted has disappeared from this thread.

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