MSX Games & Consoles

The MSX is a little bit of a collectors item in retro gaming. Firstly, it’s was allegedly Microsoft’s first foray into the computer market – with it (unusually for Microsoft) want to create a unified computer architecture. It used floppy and cassette tapes as a means of storage, and was aimed to make it the first “fixable” computer. What that means was that many Japanese manufacturers made the MSX, and you could play any MSX game on any of them, and even take parts from – say – a Sony MSX, and put them into a Panasonic MSX, and it would work. And it by and large did. With this cheapness and ease to find parts, it became one of the first computers to be popular in less developed countries, and was the gaming system of choice in former communist regimes.

The other cool thing that whet’s the appetite of MSX gamers is the fact that a lot of popular franchises were born on it. Companies like Konami, Hudsonsoft & Square developed – for a time, exclusively for the MSX. Popular franchises such as Bomberman, Parodius & Metal Gear were born on the MSX, and even games like Castlevania, Final Fantasy & Contra had installments on the MSX. Some of these were original games, not seen before or since, so they’re well worth hunting down.

Despite being a Microsoft-led initiative, the console was rarely seen in Europe and the United States – largely due to it’s lack of power. However, in Japan this computer sold like hot cakes, and worldwide it sold 5 million. Nowadays it’s undergoing a bit of a revival, firstly because MSX games are out on the Japanese Virtual Console for the Wii, secondly because there’s the “1chipMSX”, a new console/emulator, released worldwide.

Boxed Canon MSX V20 Home Computer 64K Vintage Computing

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Mens New Balance MSX90 Running Trainers Black, Green, Blue, White

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Mens New Balance MSX90 Running Trainers Black, Green, Blue, White

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Mens New Balance MSX90 Running Trainers Black, Green, Blue, White

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Toshiba MSX HX-10 Tested

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MSX computer Sanyo MPC-100 incl. box

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Mens New Balance MSX90 Running Trainers Black, Green, Blue, White

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New Balance Msx90 Running Trainers In Grey Navy

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Tzxduino/Maxduino Spectrum 16k/48k/128k  Amstrad ,Acorn Electron /Msx and Dragon

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Tzxduino/Casduino Zx Spectrum 16/48 Msx Amstrad 6128 Dragon 32/64,Acorn Electron

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Mens New Balance MSX90V1 White/grey Trainers (LF2) RRP £120.00

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New Balance Msx90 Running Shoe In Navy White

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