THE ORIGINALS

By JasonLee

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29-11-2018, 13:16

There's a doubt I have, it may be addressed on other topic, but I'd really like to know:

Which was the first MSX game?;
Which was the first KONAMI game for the MSX?;
Which was the first 128 and 256 mb Megarom Games for the MSX?;
Which was the first MSX 2, MSX 2+, and MSX Turbo R Games?;
What was the first European MSX game? .

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C'mon Guys, we all wanna know that LOL!

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By Latok

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29-11-2018, 13:29

Probably some ASCII game was first. Super Cobra was Konami's first? Nemesis 1 first mega rom....

By wernerkai

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29-11-2018, 13:36

In MSX Magazine #0 page 57 ASCII show its first release of seven games for MSX. The magazine was released before the MSX computers.

The game with the lowest product code (00010) is The Brain:

https://www.generation-msx.nl/software/ascii-corporation/the...

From Konami, I think it's Juno First.

By rderooy

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29-11-2018, 15:46

Pass Ball has an even lower product code (00000).
https://www.generation-msx.nl/software/ascii-corporation/pas...

And it is listed on the same page in issue 0 as The Brain.

By wernerkai

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29-11-2018, 19:36

Yes, you're right. My mistake... oO

For the first batch of games ASCII used a plastic cartridge type with one single big label. Then after, they started to use a different plastic box with two labels. You can find the initial games of two types of cartridge in Yahoo Auctions Japan.

By JasonLee

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29-11-2018, 22:51

I imagine the first ones were really ASCII. The first Konami I imagined was Sparkie HBS-G001C and the first with RC (703) code was Time Pilot. Juno first has the HBS-G002C code.

https://www.generation-msx.nl/software/konami/sparkie/media/...

How about the other questions? 256, MSX 2, MSX 2+, and MSX Turbo R and European?

By wernerkai

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30-11-2018, 00:04

Some more information on this: At the pages 20-21 of MSX Magazine 1984-01 the girl is shown with 4 Hitbit cartridges, among them Juno First and Crazy Train. At pages 40~43 are featured Juno First as "ROM SONY" (?), then next Super Cobra, Time Pilot, The Hustler (Computer Billiards), Frogger and Crazy Train as "ROM Konami". At pages 45~46 we have Monkey Academy, Antarctic Adventure and Athletic Land. At page 69 there is a review of Juno First credited to Sony and the date of november 21th (of 1983 ?). At the page 72 Crazy Train is also credited to Sony. At the page 64-65 of MSX Magazine 1984-02 we have the first advertising (?) of seven Konami games (RC700 ~ RC706). But not the Four Sony/Konami releases (Sparkie, Juno First, Crazy Train and Computer Billiards/The Hustler). Now this is tough... By the codes, Sparkie comes before Juno First. I can't say if these first four HBS-G00xC games were made by Sony and just licensed by Konami... Maybe there's some information about this in the reviews. If so, then perhaps we should consider Athletic Land (RC700) as the first Konami MSX game...

By JasonLee

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30-11-2018, 14:12