Which Konami MSX games don't have endings?

By Vahan

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27-07-2021, 04:26

I'm talking about Konami specifically, since that's who most people often associate the MSX with.

I wonder if anyone has disassembled all of their games to confirm which ones didn't have an ending? Athletic Island was one that I thought didn't have an ending, but it turned out it did.

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By Randam

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27-07-2021, 07:15

Both game masters and synthesizer (not games).

Everything including Yie ar Kung Fu and up I can say for certain have endings.

Road Fighter I can confirm it has not. Level A I maxed out the score. Level B I went past level 6 twice so...

By wimpie3

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27-07-2021, 07:29

"Ending" as in "the game really ends"? There are some games with an ending (a "congratulations" message for instance) but still the game restarts from the first stage (with a higher difficulty).

By Vahan

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27-07-2021, 08:02

I consider congratulations messages as endings, too. For the MSX version of Gradius, you get the best message for completing the game five times.

By Randam

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27-07-2021, 08:18

From before Yie ar Kung Fu 2 I know that the goonies, pippols, mopiranger (not fully sure), King's valley 1, Magical Tree had endings. Circus Charlie I don't know for certain; played it to the end but can't remember if there was a message.

By Meits

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27-07-2021, 14:25

Athletic land has an ending. 2:13:34

By Randam

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27-07-2021, 18:22

Very cool to see the ending to athletic land. I died in level 96 once... Sad

And nice to see those initials. Perhaps I can determine to which people it refers.

By ray2day

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27-07-2021, 18:51

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Athletic land has an ending. 2:13:34

Is there anything beyond the universe?

By BattenTanuki

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18-08-2021, 03:33

Mahjong Dojo doesn't have one, unless you count beating the CPU as an ending.

By AxelStone

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21-08-2021, 18:13

Vahan wrote:

I consider congratulations messages as endings, too. For the MSX version of Gradius, you get the best message for completing the game five times.

You mean to beat loop 5?

By Randam

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21-08-2021, 18:43

Yeah, you get a Japanese text then. I translated it so time to get the world's smallest translation... It was just some small sentence...