Games with bugs: Nyancle Racing (MSX2)

By MP83

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03-10-2022, 19:57

Hello again,

Posting about this here, in case anyone can help and fix the game. In the MSX2 game Nyancle Racing, whenever you beat a level, you switch to another racer/car. This is nice and all, but there's a couple of times when choosing the yellow racer causes the game to be unbeatable (green, red, and blue racers are all fine, as is Nyancle himself).

This bug doesn't happen immediately when you choose the yellow driver, and it only happens on certain courses (courses 2 and 4, at least). But when it happens, it happens every, single, time. You play a level normally as the yellow racer, but once you finish that level and you're supposed to switch back to the Nyancle, this happens:

Nyancle, who you're supposed to reach to get to the next level, is suddenly stuck on the top-left corner.

I don't know why this bug only happens with the yellow racer specifically, but I've noticed that he magically does have a much better side movement speed in some levels, even if you don't have any Steering Wheel items. This might be somehow related to this bug.

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By sdsnatcher73

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03-10-2022, 20:15

Just to make all information complete. How are you playing the game? Emulator or hardware? Which machine are you using (valid in both cases)? In case of hardware, are you playing from a real disk or using SofaRun or other disk emulation? In case of real disk, is it an original copy or a backup?

Why so many questions, some issues happen only under specific conditions. On different hardware the game may run without issue. Also if there was a copy protection which was removed, the result may still cause issues (a second level protection).

By MP83

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03-10-2022, 20:25

Another bug is a visual one: the item counters are not showing the numbers correctly beyond 09.

This is what the counters look like when you have 10 of each item, for instance:

The max value for each item is increased by 5 after every Course, the max being 5 on Course 1, which means that you can't encounter this visual bug until you reach Course 2.

By MP83

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03-10-2022, 20:31

I've been using openMSX for now (the latest version 18.0), emulating different dumps of the game (3 Japanese ones and 1 English fan-translation), using different MSX2 and MSX2+ models. I'm fairly confident that this is a bug with the game itself, but it could still be a bad dump. Haven't done further testing, yet.

Yet another bug or feature is that if you collect any more Candy after collecting 99, the counter will reset back to 0. Very annoying. Wink

By sdsnatcher73

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03-10-2022, 20:50

The counters surely seem like a bug.

By MP83

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11-10-2022, 23:43

Yellow driver/car causes issues for Course 5, as well.