What does a knight when he is bored?, goes in a quest for
Our brave knight is ready to fight every demon, bat,
zombie and other vicious monsters that get into his way, using his spear and
various other available weapons.
But caveat! this princess is so beautiful that several
ugly monster bosses will try to keep her captive.
Princess Quest is an original game that I wrote for MSX
computers in my free time, between November and December 2011. My intention
was to write an arcade game with smooth pixel-scrolling (a very difficult
task in MSX). Some features are:
Matra's box, cartridge and manual, graphical design by @star2024.
Five different worlds.
A dozen of unique melodies.
Dozens of different sprites.
Double-layer parallax scrolling.
Smooth pixel by pixel scrolling.
Horizontal and vertical scrolling.
All of this compressed in a 64K ROM cartridge. The public
has surprised me doing comparisons with the classical arcade game
Ghost'n'Goblins and even with Castlevania. :)
The following excerpt of the game has been uploaded to Youtube, courtesy of
Konamito, a great feed of MSX news.
After Colecovision users saw the Princess Quest's
video, several users got interested in getting cartridges of this game and Luc
Miron from Team Pixelboy at Canada
offered his services to distribute Princess Quest.
Because Colecovision only has 1K of RAM, my
port of Princess
Quest had to use a 256K ROM to compensate it and this resulted in the
biggest ever cartridge developed for Colecovision.
Pixelboy published two limited-edition batchs of Princess Quest's cartridge
for Colecovision. The first batch sold out in January 2013 and the second one
in February 2014. From time on time it appears in eBay..