MSXdev10 - #8 Heroes Arena

by hap on 31-01-2011, 01:03
Topic: Software

With past efforts like Traffic Jam, Txupinazo! and Stray Cat, MSX game developer Imanok is known for his attention to gameplay. Without even having played his new MSXdev10 entry, this short history lesson tells us that it will be enjoyable to play, and it is.  

Heroes Arena (the heroes being several popular MSX game characters) is a mix between Pong and Breakout, very similar to Battle Flip Shot on the Neo-Geo. Fitting graphics and music moulds this into a well-polished MSX game. Let's battle it out!  

Relevant link: MSXdev'10

Comments (17)

By hap

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31-01-2011, 01:05

Like Battle Flip Shot (and Bang Bead): fun. Smile
btw " (c) 2010 Imanok", you're 1 year off? Tongue

By muffie

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31-01-2011, 02:41

This game is actually... really good!

By Lord_Zett

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31-01-2011, 10:33

Nice GFX!

By viejo_archivero

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31-01-2011, 14:53

Congrats, Imanok! Top game!! Wink

By JohnHassink

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31-01-2011, 14:58

Excellent! A true party game.
The gameplay, the graphics, the sound, all very well polished.
Actually managing to make something fresh out of the 'bounce the ball' concept, with added elements like the capsules and the items which appear.
May be my favorite Imanok game to date.

By LeandroCorreia

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31-01-2011, 19:07

Excellent game. Big smile

IMHO the best IMANOK game and the best MSXDev entry this year.

By ray2day

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31-01-2011, 19:49

Super game! Very extended game with all kinds of options,
cool graphics, music etc. etc. Great to see it has Tournament
and VS player mode options for playing with more people.

Think IMANOK did a super job for the MSX Dev (again...).

Big smile

By Ivan

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31-01-2011, 21:11


But I miss a player VS cpu mode...

By Edwin

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31-01-2011, 21:36

Ivan> Tournament mode is 1P mode as well as 2P .. 8P mode.

By Hrothgar

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31-01-2011, 21:56

Fantastic game! Reminds me of Penguinkun wars as well. The music, although repetitive, fits the game nicely and doesn't bore.

It wasn't clear to me at first how to do a 1-player game. That selection screen is a bit confusing.

By LeandroCorreia

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31-01-2011, 21:56

Ivan, just choose a single character and then "OK". I did the same mistake too. Wink

By Ivan

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31-01-2011, 22:29

Ouch! Thanks for the info!

By Imanok

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31-01-2011, 23:02

Thank you guys. I'm glad you like the game! Big smile

@hap: Well, the game was done mainly during 2010... and I felt quite strange to write 2011 in game for a 2010 contest, you know Tongue

@Ivan: In the manual I explained it is possible to play from 1 to 8 players in the Tournament mode Wink

By wolf_

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01-02-2011, 00:17

I must feel so good not to have to rush the deadline.. can't say *I* know the feeling.. ^_^

By sd_snatcher

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01-02-2011, 00:24

What an excellent and addictive game! Thanks!

By Poltergeist

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01-02-2011, 22:00

Really nice game, and the winner for me. However, when running with BlueMSX, and a mouse connected to port one, the cursorkeys did not respond at all... Did not test on a real MSX, though...

By Imanok

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01-02-2011, 23:21

Thanks again Smile

@Poltergeist: I don't know what to say about that issue with BlueMSX. I have an USB mouse connected and there's no problem at all with it.