I never played any of the actual MSX systems, but I have played the emulators. It's kind of cool seeing how the games were in Japan. It seems that most of the games were screen-by-screen. And I also believe Konami was the major game developer for that system. MSX is also home to the famous Metal Gear 2
: Solid Snake, which was never released in the U.S. WAY better than Snake's Revenge. There were other games released on it as well. The first ever Castlevania
was released on it, but it was called Vampire Killer. Also, Contra
was on it. It hosted a great deal of good games.
I had no idea it had so many interesting games, I alwasy just dismissed it as useless when I was grabbing emulators and NES ROMs
, I think I'll have to check it out.
Please do. Also, the original version of Metal Gear
in Japan was way better. You actually have to place explosives on the Metal Gear
itself, not some lame blue screened "Super C
omputer!" It has alot of similarities, but alot of differences, also.