Merciless aliens are overrunning a small planet, they
took by surprise to all the army. Now the last remaining defense is the Mecha
Research's Lab and its unique two mechas, the most powerful!
Mecha Eight is an original game that I wrote for MSX
computers in my free time, by January 2012. This time I wanted a pure arcade
game choosing a vertical scrolling style with mechas, ships and lots of
bullets, heavily compressed in 32K. Some features are:
It got good reviews from MSX users and reached fifth
place over nine contestants. Some people says that it is what Aleste (a famous
MSX2 game) would have looked in MSX1. :)
(link at MSXdev'11 website), right-click and select 'Save As', it sizes up at
240 kb. Includes ROM, cartridge sticker and PDF manual.
After downloading the file mecha8.zip into a folder (by
example, My documents) and uncompressing it, install one of these suggested
emulators for the MSX platform:
BlueMSX, after installing click File
- Cartridge Slot 1 - Insert, select the ROM file.
Meisei, after decompressing click File -
Media, select ROM file for cartridge slot 1 and press Ok + Reset.
OpenMSX, after installing
launch Catapult and click Browse for Cart A, select ROM file, then
If you're the fortunate owner of a MSX then
I strongly recommend you to buy the improved cartridge version ;).
Matra's box, graphical design by @star2024.
Matra at Spain and
Bitwise at Netherlands showed
interest to manufacture Mecha Eight cartridges playable in real MSX computers.
I've expanded it to 64K and greatly improved it with smooth scrolling,
difficulty level selection, an extra level and its own boss, new graphics,
music and enemies, an alternative ending, support for FM synthetizer, Spanish
translation and a lot of other enhancements. It was available
at the 42th MSX user's meeting in