MSX versus NES / Famicom

By rklok

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23-10-2007, 10:28

I know it's not MSX but, I think it's nice to see the Konami games MSX and Famicom had in common...

http://cgi.ebay.nl/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=300163976120&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT

bye

RKLOK

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By Manuel

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23-10-2007, 15:19

Do these games work on a European NES? And are they in English?

By hap

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23-10-2007, 15:43

Most of these are in Japanese. Famicom cartridges won't fit in a NES, unless you use a converter (like the Honey bee converter). The only thing you'd miss out on is the optional Famicom on-cartridge sound hardware, used in eg. the Japanese version of Castlevania 3, support for that removed on the NES. They'd work alright on an NTSC NES I guess, but differences between PAL and NTSC NES, most importantly a lower CPU speed and larger vblank period, will cause games that use on-cartridge M2 IRQ counters to glitch, that's more than half of the games on that auction.

By Manuel

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23-10-2007, 23:13

OK, not interesting then Sad

By spl

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23-10-2007, 23:56

Manuel, it's still too easy to find a Famicom clone here in Europe.

PS: I miss Pooyan on MSX Tongue and Turtles Ninja Arcade

By pitpan

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24-10-2007, 01:14

But Pooyan is available for MSX. It was published by Hudson.

By spl

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24-10-2007, 01:26

Ooops... oO yes, you're right, only in BeeCard as I am reading it on Generation-MSX. Well there is even a remake for MSX 2 http://www.generation-msx.nl/msxdb/softwareinfo/3180

By JohnHassink

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24-10-2007, 12:36

That MSX 2 Pooyan was written in 100% BASIC.