Kani Catch (Eiichi Fujimoto)

Title – カニキャッチ (Kani Catch)
System – MSX
Author – 藤本 英一 (Eiichi Fujimoto)
Publication – Micom BASIC (マイコンBASIC) May 1985
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Preserved By – TWE
Recommended Emulator – openMSX

Download ROM

Loading the Game –

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

For kanictch.wav:
– After booting the machine, insert the tape image;
– Type ‘CLOAD’ and press Enter;
– After the game loads, type ‘RUN’ and press Enter to start the game.
For kanictch.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 arrow keys.
Catch 10 of the falling apples within the time limit, while avoiding the bombs and other sea creatures.


Article Translation –

Crab Catch
Eiichi Fujimoto


One day, a crab that was playing by the seashore decided it wanted to travel beyond the sea. In order to prepare for the trip, this crab needs to eat 10 apples, which are being dropped by an unidentifiable bird.
However, the old sea urchins and hermit crabs want to stop the crab. Furthermore, apples are not the only thing the bird drops…
Catch the apples and go beyond the ocean.

How to Play

This game only needs the cursor keys to move. The sea urchins aren’t as threatening as they may seem. To catch the apples, you need to be standing at the water’s edge. You have to achieve your objective within 2 minutes.

Reference Book:
MSX “Omoshiro-land”

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