Tako and Ika 3 Translation

Tako and Ika 3 Translation

by ro on 15-09-2021, 19:59
Topic: Translations

From the MSX FAN magazine, the game タコ とイ カ 3, or "Tako and Iko 3", has been translated from Japanese texts to English by MSXtranslations. The translation is available as a patch

Tako and Ika 3 translates to "Octo and Squids 3" in English, a fast paced action puzzler. Here you play with an octopus as its main protagonist. You mission is to clear the castle, all the while keeping out of the squids' clutches. And you can even create extra levels for it with the built in editor. A game for MSX2 with 128 KB VRAM or later generations, with PSG music.

The game has recently been translated to English by translators MSX Translations. List of changes:

  • Full translation and optimization of all texts in the game.
  • Translation of title screen and title animation
  • Level data translated where applicable

As an extra, 16 new levels were created for this game as well to enter the MSX-LevelEditor compo. Even more levels can be found for this game in the user level archive.

This little gem can be found on MSX FAN July 1992, DISK#10 as the file "d-bumon.lzh". Unpack, and run"takoika3.fd7" to enjoy. Dive in, patch, and get your tentacles onto a nice action puzzler.

Relevant link: MSX Translations Tako and Ika 3

Comments (5)

By QBee Sam

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16-09-2021, 18:34

Thank you, is a great game! and the new patch is a goog excuse to play it again LOL!

By foody

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17-09-2021, 05:59

is it available in file-hunter?

By tfh

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17-09-2021, 11:08

foody wrote:

is it available in file-hunter?

Of course ;-)

By mesiasmsx

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21-10-2021, 20:42

Thanks forever!

Tako and Ika 3? Exists 1 and 2 for MSX?

By Randam

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21-10-2021, 21:01

Yes there exist 4(!) Tako and Ika games. They are on MSX FAN Super Pro Collection 1-4 (I think 2 are on disk 4, the other two I don't know by heart). They are probably also on regular MSX Fan disks but I don't know them by heart either. Check out on https://msxtranslations.com/userlevelsarchive.php where you can find screenshots for those games at least (only tako and ika 3 for the moment has extra levels).