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King's Valley

:: Escrito a las 14:20 del 15/11/2009 por Metalbrain

Some people might have guessed it, or maybe they found the YouTube video showing the game, for the rest of you, the mystery is now unveiled. The Konami game we've just ported to Spectrum was:


It's time to join Vick the explorer into The Valley of the Kings pyramids to find the Mystery Jewels, but be aware of the mummies!

To access the game card, just click here.

You may leave your comments here in the blog. Enjoy!

Tags: Spectrum, King's Valley

Comments [ 12 ]

Emlyn Hughes on 16/11/2009 at 14:07

Nice pretty game, I love its playability, and the attention to little details that make it a superb work.

I can't pass from stage 2 to 3 though. I finish the stage 2 but the door leads to stage 1 and stage 1 door leads to stage 2. Maybe I'm missing something, anyway I'll try to figure out.

newart on 16/11/2009 at 15:03

Badly that:

1. There is no music
2. graphics of levels (colour is not counted) does not vary.

Metalbrain on 16/11/2009 at 18:44

Emlyn: there are two doors in every stage except for the first. A door to the next stage (in the right room in case of stage 2), and the same door from where you came from.

nitrofurano on 19/11/2009 at 15:40

1- there is music indeed - try 128k mode - 128k uses the same sound processor as msx1
2- take a look at the original MSX version - the graphics are very similar, except the colour palette and the 8x8 colour cell instead of 8x1 colour cell

Andrey on 25/11/2009 at 01:57

I CAN'T BELIEVE IT! Amazing work! How do you make it so close to original? Is there an general approach to it?

Metalbrain on 02/12/2009 at 12:05

Guillian dissassembled and commented the original MSX code, and worked from there, changing the graphic routines, AY ports, control code... so the logic code behaves exactly the original.

Jules on 10/12/2009 at 09:39

I love this game. Been looking for it for a while now. Thank you so much. Just one newbie question: it is a .tap file and a .tzx file. How do i get it to work on my computer?

Metalbrain on 11/12/2009 at 11:48

Both the .tap and .tzx files have the same game, but the tzx loads faster because it has a turbo loader.

If "your computer" is a real Spectrum, you can use WinTZX to feed the sound to your Spectrum, or to get a wav file with that sound. Other command line tools are also available and will probably work using Wine if you don't use Windows.

If it isn't, you need an emulator for your OS to load the tape image. ZXSpin and SpecEmu are good choices in Windows, and Fuse is good on Linux/FreeBSD/Mac OS X/other Unix variants.

You can check to get utilities, emulators and futher help on how to use them on its forums.

Ethical on 07/04/2010 at 11:03

...thank you! I love it, it's so nice to play a game, rather then fight a game!

Excellent conversion.


Andrey A. Ugolnik on 11/11/2014 at 21:23


Doesn\\'t know is this right place, but recently found game play video of my implementation of King\\'s Valley game:

Peres on 20/10/2016 at 21:50

Can you post please the poke ro disable background? Thanx.

TK90X on 20/10/2016 at 22:12

Nice game, but have no controller option. Only OPQAM.

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