More info on Zemina rare games...

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By SLotman

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16-07-2008, 22:50

Look what I just found:click!

the cover for "The Three Dragon Story", the cartridge, and two screenshots (?) of the game! (It looks like a Knightmare hack...)

Also something really strange; is that a MSX/NES adapter?! Oops, I just used a translation engine, it's an MSX1->MSX2 adapter apparently... :o

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By RobertVroemisse

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17-07-2008, 08:46

I don't think It's a direct Knightmare hack. It looks quite MSX 2-like. And about the Adapter. I once read something about such a cartridge in some old MSX magazine. You could play (some) NES games with it. Was a bit "buggy" according the article.

By pitpan

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17-09-2020, 23:05

Indeed it seems an FAMICOM/NES adapter for Zemina/MSX!!!!

If you pay close attention to the plugged cartridge, it is not an MSX cartridge but a FAMICOM one (Japanese NES). Look at the cut angles and the Konami reference for GRADIUS II: RC832. That's not an MSX title!

On the other hand, if you check the screenshots below, they all belong to NES games.

Does anyone have further info regarding this hardware? I'd love to have one - as most of you, for sure -.

By sharksym

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17-07-2008, 09:35

It is Nintendo FAMICOM(NES) adapter for MSX.
It has own video/audio output.
With this adapter, MSX works as FAMICOM joy-pad Wink

You can find more information at Korean guy's blog.
http://blog.dreamwiz.com/hanhogyu/3696887

By pitpan

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17-07-2008, 10:04

Cool! MSX provides just the power supply and keyboard/joystick interface. Good enough for me! I need one right now!

By SLotman

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17-07-2008, 13:00

Heh, I want one too Smile

But I would be happy if I could play those still undumped Korean games too Wink

By pitpan

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17-07-2008, 13:16

Yes. Specially Dr. Hello, the Korean Dr. Mario clone for MSX.

You'll have to wait until Karoshi finishes its own version Tongue

By RobertVroemisse

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17-07-2008, 14:20

So It's a complete NES/Famicom system crammed in an MSX interface. Quite handy. But I don't think it would be worthwile to make a new version of this interface because nowadays you can buy a NES for about 10 euro's or something. Want to play Mario with keyboard? Download an emulator (ofcourse you must own the original Mario game -duh- Wink ).

But if someone would make such a thing again I would absolutely buy it ofcourse!!!!!

By hap

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17-07-2008, 14:29

Want to play Mario with keyboard? Download an emulatorbut blueMSX doesn't support the Zemina Family Card yet Crying Wink But I would be happy if I could play those still undumped Korean games tooSG-1000 dumps exist though Smile

By iamweasel2

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17-07-2008, 16:09

Really cool hardware, but I wonder what's the point (at that time) of having such an add-on. I mean, since all the nes hardware is needed in the cartridge, MSX only provides the power supply, the keyboard (and joysticks), and the TV adapter + cables. I know all this allows for a small price when compared with making a full videogame, but that really allowed for a significant small price, considering it had a small market than a nes videogame had, since it required a MSX?

By SLotman

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17-07-2008, 17:02


But I would be happy if I could play those still undumped Korean games too
SG-1000 dumps exist though Smile

Hah! Good point!

Although I couldnt make Dr.Hello sound work, I gave it a shot with the Three Dragon Story... and now there's no need to dump it anymore, I re-converted the game! Cool

img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/SLotman/MSX/tds.png
ta-daaaaa!

I still have to test it a bit more to see if there isnt any hidden bug (even those vdp corruptions :P)

It's a very cool game BTW ;)

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