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Developed by Japanese computing giant ASCII and using a DOS from Microsoft, the MSX series were designed as the Esperanto of home computing; several companies built their own variations but all worked within standards and retained software compatibility.

MSX Reviews
Griel's Quest for the Sangraal

Not an RPG as it first appears, instead this is fiendish forced perspective puzzle game.

 Dan & Jason added 01/05/2007  score 8 
Magical Stones

Nicely rendered box matching and dispatching action from the MSXdev'05.

 Jason & Gordon added 23/09/2005  score 8 
Mecha 8

Take on the forces of evil in your 15 metre tall assault robot.

 Jason added 02/04/2013  score 8 
Universe: Unknown

Space-bound shoot 'em up action, inspired by the Konami MSX classic Gradius 2.

 Jason & Andy added 01/01/2009  score 8 
British Bob

What a frightful bore, some cad has stolen all the buscuits just before tea time!

 Jason added 27/06/2010  score 7 
Invasion of the Zombie Monsters

Zombies, thousands of 'em - wait until you see the yellows of their eyes...?

 Gordon added 15/08/2010  score 7 
Kralizec Tetris

Every platform needs a good rendition of Tetris, here's one from the MSXdev'04 competition.

 Mark & Paul added 23/09/2005  score 7 
Malaika: Prehistoric Quest

Time to get out there and become a part of prehistory, guiding Malaika through scrolling levels.

 Shaun C. & Andy added 01/09/2008  score 6 
Mr. Mole

Breakout those balls to smash through walls - this time is you've got a mole instead of the bat!

 Andy & Frank added 01/06/2008  score 5 
Pair Logic

A simple but quickly addictive "find the pair" game from MSXdev'05.

 Jeff & Dan added 24/12/2005  score 4 
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Resources
MSXDev Competition

The online home of the yearly MSXDev competition, maintained by the MSXDev team.

MSX Resource Centre

A long-serving (launched in 1994) MSX news and resources site, available in several languages.

Emulators
BlueMSX

A flexible emulator that covers several MSX and MSX2 models and supports various expansions.

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