34 -Tsuruma-san Shitou-hen- (Yūsaku Godai)

Title – 34 -鶴間さん死闘編- (34 -Tsuruma-san Shitou-hen-)
System – MSX
Author – 五代 裕作 (Yūsaku Godai)
Publication – Micom BASIC (マイコンBASIC) January 1985
Page Scans – 1 2 3
Preserved By – TWE
Recommended Emulator – openMSX

Download ROM

Loading the Game –

Two versions of the game are included:
– 34tmsthn.wav, a cassette-tape recording of the original game;
– 34tmsthn.dsk, a floppy disk image of the original game.

For 34tmsthn.wav:
– After booting the machine, insert the tape image;
– Type ‘CLOAD’ and press Enter;
– After the game loads, type ‘RUN’ and press Enter to star the game.
For 34tmsthn.dsk:
– Insert the disk image in the first slot, then boot the machine;
– The game should load and start automatically.


Game Instructions –

Move with the cursor keys.
Collect the key and enter the door within the time limit, while avoiding the fires and the cassette tapes.


Article Translation –

34 -The Deadly Quest of Tsuruma-
Yūsaku Godai


You’re Tsuruma, from Teruko Ohashi’s Radio WA American. While you, Teruko and director Nakamura were preparing for the next broacast, a swarm of listeners storm in and snatch Teruko away. “The show can’t go on without her!”, you think to yourself, as you don the legendary magical armour passed down throughout the Tsuruma family’s generations and make your way towards the tower where the listeners dwell.

How to Play

Move Tsuruma with the cursor keys. Your objective is to simply collect the key, then head towards the door. However, if you’re hit by a fire or a cassette, or run out of time, you lose a Tsuruma, and if you lose 3, it’s game over.
By picking up the golden dictionary with “金” written on it, your armour will turn yellow; this is your chance to defeat the fires and the cassettes.
Defeating enemies gives you Mystery Points and extra time. Keep in mind, though, that you can’t get the key or enter the door while your armour is yellow, so be careful.
Your armour is normally blue, and turns yellow if you pick up the dictionary and green if you get the key; you can only enter the door if your armour is green.


For those who want to play with a joystick, change the “(0)” in line 310’s “STICK(0)” to “(1)”. Furthermore, by increasing the 1 in line 990’s “F=F+1”, you can make the game harder.


Editor: Doctor! This program is another long one because the maze data is all a’s and spaces!
Dr. D: Why use such long data for this? You should’ve used bits and logical expressions for this, no? It looks like there aren’t a lot of people that seem to be able to understand how to do it right around here, so I think we should do a special edition on the subject. Am I right!?
Everyone: Yes, doctor!

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