Jungle Hunt on msx?

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By MäSäXi

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02-11-2007, 14:06


Looks like real cartridge, so is it NEW conversion by Icon games or OLD game put to cartridge?

And if it´s new game by Icon games, is it straightforward colecovision conversion?

Does someone has any screenshots?

And Icon Games is brazilian, right?


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By [D-Tail]

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02-11-2007, 17:34

Yes, it is new. It's a port/remake of the arcade version. Don't know a lot about Coleco, but I assume it's about the same version. I don't have screenshots, unfortunately :-(... Icon Games is Brazilian, indeed.

Shameless plug -->
You can order Jungle Hunt for € 14,50 ex. S&H at
- Matra (updating website at the moment)
- Bitwise (please send a mail, 'cause the game is not in the order form yet...)

By hap

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02-11-2007, 17:47

AFAIK it's just the ColecoVision game with a few changes to make it work on MSX, and a redrawn titlescreen based on the arcade version.
*edit* a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iQ-bxL-ecg

By MäSäXi

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02-11-2007, 18:06

Ok, thanks for shameless plug, D-tail! Wink

I just contacted bitwise... Smile

and thanks for the video link, hap! Smile

By SLotman

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03-11-2007, 18:43

Icon Games == SLotman Wink

As for Jungle Hunt, I guess everyone described it already Smile

It's a port of the ColecoVision game, with the Title Screen converted from the arcade game, proper timing on 7Mhz or turbo-Rs and Cool colors on MSX2 or higher Smile

Also, I'm finishing up converting Montezuma's Revenge (still have to test it on real MSX1s though) - you can see it here :)

By Manuel

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03-11-2007, 19:03

I wonder why people/companies didn't do more ports from Coleco to MSX in the 80's. Much better than Spectrum ports, I guess.

By MäSäXi

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12-11-2007, 13:13

Slotman, have you got my email about Montezuma´s Revenge (and other things too..) ? ???

By QuinnTheEskimo

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22-11-2007, 00:54

Cool seeing they're still producing games for MSX.

I got Ink - Exxon Surfing which is a simple but addictive game.

By SLotman

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22-11-2007, 08:29

Slotman, have you got my email about Montezuma´s Revenge (and other things too..) ? ???

Yeah, I got it, didnt reply earlier because I was very busy (take a look at my website) doing other stuff Wink

Let me answer here:

About Montezuma's: I still have to test the game further - specially on a REAL MSX1 to see if the game dont have any "slow VDP, very fast OUT's" problem. I *think* I fixed all of them, but want to be pretty sure before releasing the game. And I haven't talked to Matra yet about it, so for now, it won't be on cartridge (but I intend to do it)

About music on those games: it's pretty hard to do it. Coleco has a sound chip with 4 channels, which must be "emulated" on every game converted - this of course takes some processing, and you can't predict which channels are going to be used (or not). So adding on top of it music, would not only make the game slower, but sometimes would be even impossible - even when the game has only some bleeps here and there...
Also the game + coleco BIOS have to fit (compressed, of course) into 32Kb, otherwise, no ROM Tongue

One thing I thought other day was to use FM for music - but I have no clue how to rip music from arcade, and convert it into a suitable MSX format; also I won't touch Jungle Hunt anymore - that game is finished Smile

By MäSäXi

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23-11-2007, 12:40

Thanks for your answers, Slotman!

That was a new thing to me, that coleco bios must put to cartridge too! :/

Good luck on testing montezuma on real msx!

Anyway, if you like to listen any suggestion for coleco-->msx ports, I would like to give you some:

ROOT BEER TAPPER and PEPPER II are very high on my "wishlist"! Wink

Also here are some other amusing coleco games I would like to play on my msx:

Frogger 2: Three Deep
Gateway to Apshai
Lady Bug

But does Pitstop need driving wheel like "Turbo"? As sometime ago I tried it on bluemsx and it only allowed me to choose difficulty, but that´s all, I couldn´t play the game... I remember I used to play Coleco´s Pitstop years ago on some coleco emulator...

About Musical coleco games, GYRUSS has non-stop ingame music! Smile

By MäSäXi

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23-11-2007, 20:55

also I hope Montezuma will work on my Spectravideo SVI-728s! Smile

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