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We never saw anything like these games on the Colecovision, which is a shame because of the very similar specs of the MSX and Coleco platforms. I actually believe that the Colecovision might have weathered the "crash" a lot better if there was an influx of Japanese game developers to push the hardware to MSX hieghts! We Americans really missed out on the MSX phase.
That's true, as even the Adam never received anything to truly push it, and with its RAM, it could have possible surpassed the best of what was on the MSX 1 specification.
By the way, I'm sure you're aware, but Opcode Games: http://www.opcodegames.com/ has been taking MSX 1 games and enhancing them for the ColecoVision for years. I own all of their released games to date, though there's some question, with the lead programmer all but retired, whether we'll see anymore specifically from them (others have, though, like the recent Mr. Chin conversion that I own). While not exactly easy to convert MSX games to the ColecoVision, it's not that difficult, perhaps only a notch or two above converting Atari 8-bit games to the Atari 5200...
And yes, we, as Americans, might have missed out on the MSX phase, but the reality is there was nothing wrong with the "de facto" C-64. Pretty much everything possible on the MSX specification was possible with the C-64, and then some.
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