MSX Games Starting with Op ro Ru

Saint Dragon

MSX Saint Dragon

Cyborg Monsters have taken over the galaxy, reducing race after race into slavery. They have superior firepower and attack capabilities. These creatures can only be beaten by their own weapons.You play St. Dragon and your job is to fight back against this tyranny is this shoot-em up. Play through five levels you don’t lose any of your power-up weaponry, but the restart points are quite far apart.

Scramble Spirits

MSX Scramble Spirits

A futuristic version of Sega’s 1943. Your fighter plane is aged and under-powered, yet you must face down large planes, tanks and ground targets to achieve victory. Each level ends with a close-viewed section of particular intensity before finally facing a boss. Smart bombs are occasionally found lying around, and can destroy everything on the screen, although you can’t use them on the bosses. An added bonus is that the game supports a cooperative mode.

Sewer Sam

MSX Sewer Sam

While daydreaming through central park, you fall into the New York sewer system. Here you find three Russian submarines and they have blocked off the system. Your only way out of the sewer system is to destroy the Russian submarines. The sewer system has three types of sewer tunnels:1) Tunnels with solid dry floors2) Tunnels with a water passage in the middle3) Tunnels with pits. Walk, run and creep through the tunnels but you can’t move as quickly in water.


MSX Shanghai

Shanghai is a tile-based game based on the ancient Chinese game of Mah-Jong.There are 144 tiles with each depicting different images. The only way to remove the pairs is by finding its matching pairs. There are many different designs, all of which are challenging.

Shanghai II

MSX Shanghai II

In this sequel, there are more tile patterns. Match Mah Jong tiles in pairs from a set pattern. Shanghai II has 8 different tile sets with 12 patterns based on the animals of the Chinese zodiac. The game also provides for a layout editor for creating patterns.


MSX Shinobi

As a ninja, battle your way through each level in search of hostages which must be rescued. You have shurikens, kicks and punches to defend yourself. This may not be alone so feel free to use your magic when times call for it. Ninja magic can clear the screen of enemies in one go.Each level is broken down into smaller scenes and hostages are guarded by big blokes who throw swords. Watch out for gun-toting enemy henchmen and ninjas. At the end of each level is a boss.


MSX Snatcher

Mankind is facing a mysterious bio-roid life form. It’s true nature and purpose are unknown but it does appear to be some kind of secret weapon or an alien from another world.They appear in the winter by killing people and taking their place in society. They are hard to detect because they look like people and can sweat and even bleed. A new police force specifically trained to fight the Snatchers has been formed. You are Gillian Seed and your mission is to stop the snachers.

Space Invaders

MSX Space Invaders

In this classic 1980s arcade game, Earth is under attack from several rows of bomb dropping aliens. Defending the planet with your laser cannon and have three shields for defence. The shields don’t last forever, so be quick and kill off the aliens.The aliens march back and forth. Each time the end of the screen is reached they will drop one row closer to the bottom. As you shoot them, they speed up making the last ones the hardest to kill.

Space Shuttle: A Journey into Space

MSX Space Shuttle: A Journey into Space

In this simulation, you are charged with piloting the Space Shuttle. You have the following missions to complete:launch the Discoveryestablish an orbit around the Earthopen the cargo bay doors and recover a satellite to perform repairsland the Discovery successfullyEach missions must be performed modest amounts of fuel to be successful. Each you complete a mission it will repeat at a higher difficulty.

Spy vs Spy 2: The Island Caper

MSX Spy vs Spy 2: The Island Caper

You must try to collect 3 pieces of a missile. However, there are new traps and a single gun to take part in combat, rather than the big sticks of the previous game.

Star Soldier

MSX Star Soldier

Starbrain is a giant super computer programmed for destruction. It has turned its attention to the Galactic Empire. As a skilful and experienced star soldier, your mission is to pilot the Caesar into the space station that Starbrain has occupied. However, the space station is heavily guarded by enemy ships and strange robotic creatures. Look out for weapon power-ups to increase your missions success.


MSX Starquake

You are sent into an unstable planet and charged with the task of preventing it from exploding. Sounds like fun right? Well, this involves collecting items and then taking them to the core to prevent the planet from going boom.

Super Cobra

MSX Super Cobra

You are a chopper pilot on a surveillance mission in enemy territory. Your goal, make it through various obstacle courses alive and score points. Tall buildings, mountains, narrow tunnels and various enemies such as tanks, rockets and mines can all get in the way and destroy your chopper. The chopper is armed with a machine gun and bombs that can be used to destroy the enemy tanks and rockets. To make the task more difficult, your chopper has a limited amount of fuel.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

MSX Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

With April O’Neil held hostage by the Shredder’s thugs, Bebop and Rocksteady, it is your job to rescue April and then rescue your sensei Splinter from The Shredder’s clutches deep in the bowels of the Technodrome.The game is based on popular TV shows and a movie from the 1980s.

Test Drive II: The Duel

MSX Test Drive II: The Duel

In the sequel to Test Drive, play against the time or the computer. Choose between a Ferrari F-40 and a Porsche 959. The quality of graphics have not changed much, but they game play does have a modern feel over the first game.Also new are the different settings including forests and mountains, with a wide range of hazards to dodge. No longer are you trapped racing around the side of a mountain. This game also supports scenario disks.


MSX Tetris

Tetris became an overnight success in this timeless game. Tetris continues to be ported over to new game platforms, especially portable units. It is rumoured that Tetris has been ported to well over 200 platforms.Geometric shapes fall from the top of a playfield to rest on the bottom; fit the pieces together, and the line they form disappears. If the pieces don’t fit together, they stack up until the screen is full at which point the game is over.

The Guardian Legend

MSX The Guardian Legend

Earth is a peaceful place with few issues. A top secret project authorised the creation of the guardian suit. It’s a suit of flight armour that allows the guardian to survive any environment. Shortly after the completion of the suit, a space station is spotted on a collision course with the planet. What makes matters worse is the cargo on the ship and the self destruct could lead to hazardous consequences if it is not destroyed.

The Tower of Druaga

MSX The Tower of Druaga

You are a heroic knight. Rescue the maiden from the demon Druaga using your sword and shield to attack and defend. Move from floor to floor in this maze constructed facility. Items can be found by killing your enemies.


MSX Thexder

Thexder offers many levels and diverse enemies that gradually increase in difficulty. You pilot a Battletech-style robot capable of switching from a mech into a jet at any time. It is equipped with weapons that auto aim and that use up a fixed amount of rechargeable energy. Should you run out of energy, wait a few seconds to recharge before you can fire again. Your mech also contains a shield that can be activated to protect you. However, it only lasts for a few seconds.

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