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.

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BEACH HEAD MSX GAME 64K - VINTAGE COMPLETE - ACCESS SOFTWARE INC - EAGLESOFT

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HEIST MSX/COMMODORE 64K GAME CASSETTE COMPLETE WITH MANUAL - AACKOSOFT

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HYPER RALLY Konami Cartridge: MSX Computers - FULLY BOXED Tested & Working

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Mac Attack MSX Game - Eaglesoft - Cassette - Retro Gaming - McDonald's Like

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MSX Silicon Dreams von Level 9

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TIME PILOT Konami Cartridge: MSX Computers - Boxed - TESTED & WORKING

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Vintage Sony Hit Bit MSX Computer Model HB-75B BOXED & tested working UK Seller

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Knightmare MSX ROM Cartridge Game Konami RC739 Boxed With Instructions

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BOXED WITH MANUAL - KONAMI TRACK & FIELD 2 MSX

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KONAMI Yie Ar Kung Fu 2 MSX ROM Cartridge Game

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MSX Boxing von Konami RC 736

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Batman MSX Game Cassette Boxed 1985 Ocean Software - Retro Gaming Vintage DC

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41x EPROM PCS’S FOR MSX - PCB - CIRCUIT BOARDS - VINTAGE COMPITING - ROM BOARDS

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Yamaha CX5mII/128

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Girly Block MSX 2 Vintage Video Game - Japanese - New & Sealed - 1987 - TheLinks

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MSX Pitfall 2, Pastfinder, Beamrider von Activision

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MSX Roadfighter und Sweet Arcorn

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MSX Computers Digital Tape Altnernative - MSXuitape

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BOXED WITH INSTRUCTIONS MSX KONAMI'S TENNIS 1984

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