Sky Jaguar 2 by Demon Videogames.

Sky Jaguar 2 by Demon Videogames.

by Pac on 01-04-2019, 02:33
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Demon Videogames, an studio specialized in MSX game remakes for PC such as Knightmare Remake Gold Edition of which we reported about some years ago and the most recent one, Demonia with a remarkable transformation, decided to change sides and develop a new game for MSX.

Little is known about this new production for MSX1 computers, just few screenshots are available so far. Don't miss their Tweets if you want to be informed about its development.

relevant link: Demon Videogames on Twitter
relevant link: web site

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By Pencioner

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01-04-2019, 08:44

Fantastic screenshots Smile

By N.I

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01-04-2019, 08:53

Nice space version of Sky Jaguar! I hope iron dumbbells appear in the game.

By TheKid

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01-04-2019, 09:15

hmm, the date is 1 april..

By konamiman

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01-04-2019, 09:21

The cover seems to be inspired in the Nemesis 2 one Smile

By iamweasel2

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01-04-2019, 12:52

If it is true, it is a great news, too bad we will have to wait some days to know if it is not an april's fool joke.

By Sander

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01-04-2019, 13:13

They announced it on Twitter on March 3rd. With backgrounds for 5 levels on Twitter, well if it's a April fools joke they've put a lot of effort in it Cool .

By iamweasel2

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01-04-2019, 18:24

Well, almost 30 days before wouldn't be Fair as an april's fool joke. Looking forward to see It.

By Pac

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01-04-2019, 23:00

TheKid wrote:

hmm, the date is 1 april..

Don't worry, it's not a joke. Simply I was not sleepy when I decided to publish the news post at 2 a.m. in the morning... and I didn't realize it was 1 April. that's all! Tongue

By santiontanon

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02-04-2019, 00:31

I had seen these screenshots on Twitter before, on a day different from April 1st, so, I don't think it's a joke Smile Looking great! Smile

By TheKid

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02-04-2019, 07:23

@PAC: Nice, I so hoped this wasn't a joke. Graphics look nice, can't wait to play a beta Smile

By KdL

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04-04-2019, 13:58

I love Sky Jaguar. Santa

By zPasi

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04-04-2019, 20:18

Wow! Fantastic!

By mariocavalcanti

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13-04-2019, 18:59

Looks very promising. Great graphics! Smile

By msxvr

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16-04-2019, 15:37

Hi! .. Sky Jaguar is not a joke Smile ... it is a project developed for testing/improving the development tools of the MSXVR computer. The final goal is to have a cartridge with two games: one game that runs over MSX1/2/2+/TR and another game that runs over an MSXVR. The idea is to demonstrate the multi-platform cartridge support and the capability of MSX/MSXVR software production using adhoc tools. The code of this game has been done using VR-Script and Native Z80 ASM. Why Sky Jaguar 2? Well .. I have dedicated a lot of hours playing this game when I was young, I think the concept of the game is not technically complicated and we needed something "easy" to develop. For the artist of this game was the first time that he creates something for MSX too, so it has been good as start point. We hope the game will be funny for the people and could be used as an example for learning how to create MSX and MSXVR games. Regards!

By journey

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16-04-2019, 16:24

msxvr wrote:

Hi! .. Sky Jaguar is not a joke Smile ... it is a project developed for testing/improving the development tools of the MSXVR computer.

GREAT!!

msxvr wrote:

....one game that runs over MSX1/2/2+/TR and another game that runs over an MSXVR.

I don't know if I understood correctly

The MSXVR version is identical, or with improved audio/graphics?

By msxvr

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16-04-2019, 17:00

The MSXVR version will have improved audio/graphics, yes, that's the idea.

By journey

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16-04-2019, 17:14

msxvr wrote:

The MSXVR version will have improved audio/graphics, yes, that's the idea.

Yeah! Smile

Can't wait for the MSXVR!! (and for Sky jaguar 2 of course) Smile

By Uninteresting

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03-09-2020, 19:54

Sorry for the necro, but possibly/probably relating to this, there is now a Sky Jaguar 2 on the big-N Switch eShop.

By AnsiStar

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04-09-2020, 19:44

Waiting for the cartridge... Wink

By Uninteresting

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04-09-2020, 22:55

I hope it'll be more fun than this; I may prefer the original to this one. It's definitely related to the MSX game (game over tone, the tone played when the level bosses are destroyed, the lines of enemies flying at the player).

Gameplay video on Youtube

The game was only 4€, so maybe it is in the right ballpark for the price. I'm just not a fan of how long it takes to power up the ship and the (apparently unadjustable) audio balance between sound effects and music (and how loud the enemy ships exploding are).

I try to view retro games through the lens of modern game design sensibilities, which might be a bit different view.