Kappaman (Hiroshi Yokota)

Title – かっぱまん (Kappaman)
System – MSX
Author – 横田ひろし (Hiroshi Yokota)
PublicationMicom Basic (マイコンBASIC) December 1984
Page Scans1 2 3
Preserved by – TWE
Recommended EmulatorBlueMSX

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Loading the Game –

Two files are included: a .wav cassette tape file containing an accurate copy of the original program listing, but with graphical errors, and a self-booting .dsk floppy disk image, which fixes the aforementioned errors.

Load the .dsk file in the first floppy drive, then start the machine. The game should start automatically.

Load the .wav file;
Type CLOAD and press Enter;
After the game loads, type RUN and press Enter to start the game.

Game Instructions –

“Hello, I’m Harabeko ‘Kappaman’, and I’m searching for things to eat. Help me steal as much food as possible from the insects!”

Kappaman can go in all 4 cardinal directions by using the cursor keys; however, after passing through a blue wall, it will become red and impassable. If he is caught by an enemy (spider, butterfly, dragonfly), he dies. Both butterflies and dragonflies are pushed back to their initial positions if they are caught by the spider. The game’s objective is to catch all the food left by the spider and fill Kappaman’s belly, as shown on the right. You’re granted 4 lives total.

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