Konami msx 2+ games

Par TheKid

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19-01-2022, 10:18

I noticed that some later titles of konami are MSX 2/MSX 2+ . But what is 2+ about them?

I can imagine that space manbow will scroll more smoothly on 2+, but games like pennant race 2, sd snatcher, what is 2+ about them?

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Par ro

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19-01-2022, 11:37

I think it was just to say "hey man, this will also run on you MSX2+ computer. Now, go fish"
If Konami was still active, it prolly would've said "turbo R" too

Par Sandy Brand

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19-01-2022, 14:09

There we cases though were the Konami ROMs actually had some additional 64Kb RAM in them, presumably to make it possible to run these games on MSX 2+ machines that only had 64 Kb of ram?

Par wimpie3

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19-01-2022, 15:13

I think Pennant Race uses the extra scrolling capabilities of the MSX2+ if I remember correctly.

Par Manuel

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19-01-2022, 15:31

Sandy, that's only SD-Snatcher and Snatcher.

Par sdsnatcher73

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19-01-2022, 15:35

Manuel wrote:

Sandy, that's only SD-Snatcher and Snatcher.

And the RAM was needed also for regular MSX2 machines (many of which also only came with 64kB RAM in Japan).

Par Sandy Brand

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19-01-2022, 17:39

Good point Smile

Par TheKid

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20-01-2022, 08:44

good points, thanks

Par Sandor

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20-01-2022, 08:57

wimpie3 wrote:

I think Pennant Race uses the extra scrolling capabilities of the MSX2+ if I remember correctly.

Pennant race 2 doesn't use the extra scrolling capabilities of the MSX2+.