Wiibrew coder Moreira has released a new version of Maze of Galious Wii, a homebrew port of the classic flick-screen platformer originally released for the MSX platform.
Maze Of Galious is regarded as one of the greatest games for the MSX home computer, being released in 1987. While most of the console and home computer games back then had very simple gameplay, quite similar to arcade games, Maze of Galious was an epic action adventure. It mixed the mechanics of platform games with the exploration of huge maps. It required several hours to complete, a task nearly impossible to do in a single gaming session. Ttherefore, the game allowed the player to restore its progress through a very complex password system, very similar to the one found in [Metal Gear], also released by Konami in the same year.
However, since it is one of the earliest attempts at its genre, many of its gameplay aspects might seem odd by today’s standards. There are very few in-game instructions, as the game assumes that the player would refer to the manual whenever required. So, if you never played the original game before, it is recommended to read the following reference, which contains instructions for the game (beware of spoilers, as this guide also contains a complete step-by-step walkthrough of the game): http://bifi.msxnet.org/msxnet/konami/mog/
Critical bugfix: Sometimes changing the sound set after playing the game once (ended with game over or quitting) would freeze the console.
Bugfix: The activation of the dagger item was incorrectly assigned to the sabre item.