Metal Gear 1 Amiga version Advertisment

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Van ro

Scribe (4562)

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11-04-2007, 14:55

hai Ed, yer that famous talking horse I've hear about ?
(as in, hey why don't ya introduce yerself a bit.. oh and welcome to the MSX forums)

Van tfh

Prophet (3043)

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11-04-2007, 15:10

I haven't seen that in a long time.

That advertisment was for the NES version. The add was published in early NES mags and also came with Konami/Ultra NES games. That add has nothing to do with Amiga.

Well, the smallprint in the bottom mentions the Amiga version will be released in 1990. But then again, that doesn't mean that this advertisment was for an Amiga version indeed.

Van nikodr

Paladin (748)

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11-04-2007, 15:32

Well there is definitely an amiga screenshot "screen shown amiga".That means that the game must have been ported to amiga.Otherwise it is a cheap trick for advertisment (which i do not think that konami would do,that is to advertize a version and showing a screenshot that does not actually exist!).

However think again of the snow bros game,it was never advertized for amiga platform,noone knew that the company had done an amiga port,yet there existed a copy that was given to amiga community years after.If that is the case with metal gear it means that ultra games must have worked to port the game.And that screenshot is a proof on the condition that it is a genuine screenshot from amiga and not from msx or nes or pc.

Plenty of games were ported for amiga and then never sold on market check this site out http://agtw.abime.net/ (amiga games that weren't) it has image files for many of these games.I think i will contact them and show them the add.Plenty of times they have contacted the creators of games and asked for the games.Who knows?

I think if metal gear amiga exists it must be a collector's item and i really hope there could be some way to be found although that seems very difficult.

Van tfh

Prophet (3043)

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11-04-2007, 16:34

Well, the fact that it shows a screenshot, doesn't mean the game actually reached a level of development that is was actually playable. But then again, it doesn't hurt to do some hunting Smile

Van nikodr

Paladin (748)

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12-04-2007, 01:30

I just send an email to the people that have this site with the amiga games,and asked them about this ad and wether the original programers of ultra games can be contacted.In that site in every game that was not published they tried to find the status of the game and an incomplete (or complete version that was not released) and then they ask some questions to the programers.I just hope they can do something about metal gear.Will post all details i have if they contact me back with email.

Van AmiMSX

Rookie (21)

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12-04-2007, 03:17

Didn't know about this ad, but I have not great expectations about it. I mean, concerning the quality of the game if it does exists at least. I remember some years ago, I was very excited when I knew about an Amiga version of Castlevania. I could find it and try it. What a nightmare, it was a real atrocity ! (the same went for the Amiga port of Last Battle (from the Megadrive), a total mess...).

Unfortunately, Amiga port from other system, especially japanese ones (including many arcade ports) were very very bad. They were rushed and never had the quality the deserved. Sad

So each time I want to play good (MSX) games I play them via AmiMSX emulator, they are often well emulated and much more playable and enjoyable than any port you could ever find on Amiga !Tongue

Van nikodr

Paladin (748)

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12-04-2007, 11:55

About the castlevania,yes i think the amiga port was not good (i have seen a version of it for amiga).However googling in the internet in several articles it seems that ultra games in way said back then that amiga version of metal gear would be the best of all versions,namely the published nes version,the pc version and c64 version.Now it seems that if this was the case that it would not be based upon the msx design (we know that metal gear for msx is much different and better than the nes version).

However wether they took advantage of amiga architecture (there is only one screenshot in the ad) remains to be seen.I just hope that the people from that site can find some info regarding this game.Even if they cant find info about a demo or a preview of the game,then simply asking some questions the original programers would help.I know they have done this for many other games for the amiga that were not published or sold in the end.I would be interested to know.

Actually some minutes ago while writing this reply i visited the konami Hideo Kojima konami webpage and sent an email and i asked about this ad and wether konami ever ported metal gear to amiga.I am not sure they would answer this email,but a little hunting would not be bad.
Smile

Best

Van Konamito

Paragon (1037)

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19-04-2007, 22:05

That's a strange add! I've never seen it before LOL!

BTW, Do you know what the IRON GLOVE is for?Question

Van Konamito

Paragon (1037)

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19-04-2007, 22:09

Ok, found it! It's just below the name of the item. But it doesn't appear in the MSX versionTongue

Van nikodr

Paladin (748)

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20-04-2007, 00:32

Actually it only appeared in the nes version and the pc,it is used to break the walls i thinkSmile
Regards

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