La Reliquia / The Relic

La Reliquia / The Relic

by ro on 10-11-2020, 16:59
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Game developer Roolandoo loves retro games, clearly. Or so at least his web-site screams at us. Taking a look at his recently developed platformer, we can only conclude that Roolandoo loves retro games, indeed. Originally coded for ZX Spectrum, Roolandoo ported it to MSX himself. The Relic, or La Reliquia as the title screen says, is a classic platform adventure available for download.

"Year of the Lord 1533 - My travels through the Holy Land have ended and today, finally, I return to my beloved Monastery of San Camilo. Unfortunately for me, I find it invaded by some sort of alien creatures and all my brothers have disappeared. I have no doubt that someone has seized the relic our order has been guarding for centuries."

So the story tells us.

Downloadable for free, you know nada, noppes, nix, the game The Relic presents us a very successful setting with a medieval touch, really good graphics, melodies that fit like a glove and, above all, a very enjoyable platform game with adventurous touches. While the ZX release is already brilliant, the MSX version is without color clash, more colors and runs a bit more fluid. Well done Roolandoo!

Relevant link: Get your free copy here
Relevant link: Video footage of The Relic
Relevant link: discussion on our forum

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Comments (10)

By Meits

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10-11-2020, 18:02

Looks like a classic. Well done Smile

By tfh

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10-11-2020, 19:33

Although downloadable for free, you can als choose to do a (small) donation.

By roolandoo

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10-11-2020, 20:43

Many thanks!! And that cover is very cool, hahaha

By Manuel

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11-11-2020, 00:10

In the video I can hear the keyclick. Maybe it's a good idea to disable it during the game?

By roolandoo

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11-11-2020, 08:36

Manuel wrote:

In the video I can hear the keyclick. Maybe it's a good idea to disable it during the game?

Manuel, what you hear is NOT a keyclick, it is the sound of footsteps when walking and jumping and it
Is done on purpose.
Greetings.

By jltursan

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11-11-2020, 12:31

I really like the music ambience; is it a cover of a baroque classic composer or is it an original theme?

By roolandoo

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11-11-2020, 13:38

jltursan wrote:

I really like the music ambience; is it a cover of a baroque classic composer or is it an original theme?

This music in MSX is an original theme: "Sonata" by Znahar (Aleksandr Lihoded, 1997-1998)
Other musics in ZX Spectrum version (128K) are cover of classics.

By ray2day

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12-11-2020, 15:27

I like the game very much. Good work!

By roolandoo

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21-11-2020, 14:47

Friends, I have added the ROM format to the MSX version of "La Reliquia" (Previously it was only available in .DSK).

As always, you can download it for free at: https://roolandoo.itch.io/lareliquia

Greetings.

By M-A-D-M-A-X

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21-11-2020, 18:46

Thanks Smile