ZIRAI AREA (Yasukawa-kumichou)

System – MSX
Author – 安川組長 (Yasukawa-kumichou)
Publication – Micom BASIC (マイコンBASIC) January 1985
Page Scans – 1
Preserved By – TWE
Recommended Emulator – openMSX

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Loading the Game –

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

For ziraiar.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 ziraiar.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.
Reach the G while avoiding the landmines, including the invisible ones; touching a # changes the visibility of some of the landmines.


Article Translation –

Godfather Yasukawa

Let’s Play

When starting, the game will spawn lots of landmines and #s; the game starts when part of the mines disappear. Move the ♠ to the G in the lower right corner while avoiding the landmines (including the invisible ones).
Upon stepping on a #, the visible mines will disappear and some of the invisible ones will appear in return.
Movement is done with the cursor keys, but you can’t move diagonally.


I used the Tanaken’s technique from the December ’83 issue to display the mines.
To change the number of mines, alter the 30 in line 2’s first “FOR I=1 TO 30”.

References used:
April ’84 “CUKOO & CALSA” (Masaki Yoshida)
July ’84 “BOOMERANG BOY” (Shigeru Inagaki)

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