First ever MSX game?

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By msxgamesbox

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21-01-2003, 13:41

Hi there,

I am wondering what the first ever released game on the MSX platform was? I would have thought ASCII would have produced the first ever MSX game (CrazyBullet, Warrior, Pairs...) in 1983 but found on MSX Mania web three titles apparently published in 1982:

Night Flight

SaurusLand

Star Blazer

Anyhow, I thought MSX started in 1983 so I am not sure of any of these 3 titles... any bets? I'm seeking this info for my March Game Review I am intending to make ...

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By Latok

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21-01-2003, 13:56

The MSX standard was introduced in 1983, yes. So a 1982 MSX software title seem higly doubteble......Although I vagely remember stories about the first semi MSX compatible machines appeared in 1982? Something to do with Spectravideo or something? Anyone else with more updates on this?

By Maggoo

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22-01-2003, 13:08

Yes, SVI 318 and 328 were almost identical to MSX and were available in 1982 (81?). So I guess some software house probably ported some SVI software just by recompiling it on MSX.

It would not be too surprising if they didn't even bother changing the copyright date.

By Latok

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22-01-2003, 19:01

Well, msxgamesbox, here's your answer Smile

By Leo

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22-01-2003, 21:27

I remember I had the 'pair' cartridge,and it was so 'prehistoric' that you could 'list' the basic source code !!!

For sure this game was really one of the first ....

By Yukio

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15-10-2007, 03:42

Yes, SVI 318 and 328 were almost identical to MSX and were available in 1982 (81?). So I guess some software house probably ported some SVI software just by recompiling it on MSX.

It would not be too surprising if they didn't even bother changing the copyright date.

Maybe Rumors.

And much like the Coleco Vision adaptor, later there was one for playing MSX games.

The Microsoft Extended BASIC was almost the same.

By Manuel

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15-10-2007, 10:01

ASCII's Pass Ball: http://www.generation-msx.nl/msxdb/softwareinfo/56
might be quite old as well, as it has product ID 00000 in the ASCII range :) And it looks archaic.

By FiXato

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15-10-2007, 11:17

wow.. something stinks here! Must be that dead cow that was dragged from the 2003-ditch ;p

Manuel: is it a tennis game? another title I'd never heard of before, nor seen before.

By Latok

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15-10-2007, 14:15

If actually some volleyball clone is the first MSX game ever, I stop my MSX hobby right now.

By nikodr

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15-10-2007, 14:49

Who knows?Must have been somewhere in 1983...

By Tanni

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16-10-2007, 19:31

If actually some volleyball clone is the first MSX game ever, I stop my MSX hobby right now.

. . . and restart again in a parallel universe with Knightlore as first MSX game ever?

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