Pachicom (MSX)

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Pachicom
Pachicom - MSX.jpg
Platform: MSX
Year: 1985
Developer: Shouei System
This page is for the MSX version. For other versions of the game, see Pachicom.

Pachicom is a pachinko simulation game for the MSX, and quite possibly the first one released for the system. The game was also made available on the Famicom and PC88 computer. The game allows a few play modes. In Game A, you must score 3000 points, and then complete the bonus round. In Game B, you go against a timer, in which you must score as much points as possible in the time allotted. The game offers over 300 possible pachinko boards to play on, which is an impressive feature for its time.

The game has gained somewhat of a reputation due to the programmer leaving nasty messages in the game's ROM text. This is also true for the Famicom version of the game.

Screenshots

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Music

There's not much in the way of music, other than a title track by Toshiba's Keiichi Maruyama. The song was used in all versions of the game. The song only lasts 10 seconds and doesn't loop. The sound quality is arguably worse than the Famicom version due to the MSX using an AY-3-8910 chip, which had less capabilities than the Famicom's 2A03.

Keiichi most likely wrote the composition as sheet music, or some other tangible media, which was then handed over to the programmers to implement into the game.

Recording

# Title Composer Length Listen Download
01 Title Screen Keiichi Maruyama 0:11
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Credits

(Famicom version's manual, game lacks credits.)

The Famicom version's credits Keiichi Maruyama for the title music. However, interestingly enough, the MSX version's manual has no credits of any kind in it. Also unlike the Famicom version, the developers' names are not hidden in the game's ROM image, though because it's the same developer, it's possible the same team who worked on the Famicom version also worked on the MSX version.

Releases

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Pachicom - MSX.jpg
Title: パチコン (Pachicom)
Platform: MSX
Released: 1985-??-??
Publisher: Toshiba EMI

Rip

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This rip is missing songs.

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Pachicom
Pachicom Platform - FC.png • Platform - FDS.png • Platform - MSX.png • Platform - PC88.png
Notable Songs Title Screen
Notable Personnel Keiichi Maruyama
Notable Companies Toshiba EMI • Shouei System