I wonder whether some of these games are for some of the pre-MSX (or near MSX) computers, like the SC-3000 and the SVI-318? There seems to be a lot of confusion in the scene about MSX machines, probably as BlueMSX will run the near MSX computers.
Well, you're right BlueMSX can play games which weren't written for the MSX standard but for similar computers like the Spectravideo or Sega's sc-3000 as well. These computers used the same processor as the MSX. Later versions of the Spectravideo were able to play some MSX1 games and with a small fix it was possible to play Spectravideo games on the MSX as well. This makes it dificult to differentiate which games are written for which format in times, but I'm pretty sure this is not the case with the above games. I think there has been made a mistake for the reason I mentioned above. I double-checked searching each game on the internet but I'm very sure these were never published for the MSX.
About Le Dernier Métro: I thought it had been published on the MSX because of a short review in the July/August 1985 issue of the French magazine Tilt.Do you think there was a mistake in this magazine? At least, the screenshot is not from the Amstrad CPC version (I've just checked: there's a similar, but not at all identical, screen near the beginning of the game). Is it from the Oric version? If it isn't, we could be pretty sure it was on the MSX.
you got me puzzled for a while because I was the one who updated the screenshots on casa for this game and I did make them from the Amstrad. But fortunately I solved this little problem:
If you answer "Non" to the question "Désirez vouz savoir dans quel galere vous vous etes fourre(e)?" ,the first picture you see is the screenshot I've uploaded. However this was the first game I've ever played on an amstrad emulator and when I made the first screenshot it appears I made a screenshot from an unfinshed version of the screen
(the drawing wasn't finished yet). I will replace this one with a finished version. When you type enter after this picture you see the second screenshot I made.
The game is bugged and a fixed game is available. See below link for more information about the bug and also a solution to the game:http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=2979
I also own a copy of the oric version. I don't know if this has the same bug.
When I saw this game added to the site I was very interested because I didn't know this "MSX game". I never read anything about it in my MSX magazines. Because a lot of the MSX adventure games are Japanese only (and therefore unplayable to me
) I'm always glad to encounter a new MSX adventure. I searched the internet about this game and found information about the game and the company who published the game and a list of games published by the company but they only mention the Amstrad and Oric version. I searched English, Dutch, French, Spanish, Russian and Japanese MSX sites (for the latter two I used Google translate
) but none mention this game. It seems very unlikely to me a MSX version of this game exists.