Hikaru Games Multiverse

It's not easy being the son of a famous scientist.

Story

It is not easy being the son of a famous scientist, Monty Scott will tell you. One day he is happily helping his dad in his lab, the next he is saving him from his own devices!

The latest incident involves a portal that allows Dr. Scott to travel between two parallel worlds, named Terra (our own world) and Fable.

After the incident, Dr. Scott got lost in Fable. Now it is up to Monty and his fearless dog Nicemoon to rescue Dr. Scott.

The game

Multiverse is an Action Platformer with Puzzles and Adventure. In this game you must explore two parallel worlds, Terra and Fable, to find out what happened to Dr. Scott and rescue him. To this end, you must gather the energy capsules that power up the VORTEX.

What is the VORTEX? you may ask. The VORTEX is the machine that opens portals between parallel worlds. So, every gathered capsule will open a new path into a new universe!

If two worlds mean double adventure, does exploring them with two characters mean quadruple adventure? For sure! In Multiverse you will not only impersonate Monty Scott, the son of Dr. Scott, but also Nicemoon, the bravest adventurer of all times as well as Monty’s most loyal friend… and dog. You will be able to switch between Monty and Nicemoon at any time during the game. There is gap you cannot jump? Worry not, for Nicemoon will help you! You must climb a ladder to reach your goal? No problem: Monty can do it!

During their quest, strange monsters will attack our friends. Monty’s defense is based on attack: slingshots, marbles, stones, basketballs… everything can be used as a weapon. Everything, but not at once. Monty will have to drop old weapons and eventually go back to pick them again.

As for Nicemoon, his defense is even more powerful since it is based on… love and charm. Could you attack a charming big-eyed dog who lovely stares at you? Surely not! Nobody could, neither the monsters. That is why Nicemoon can move freely without taking care of monsters. But traps… that’s a different thing. Waterfalls, volcanoes, lava… Traps have no feelings, and so they will damage our friends. Be careful, for Monty’s father (and Nicemoon’s big hooman) depends on you!

[…] this game will once again be rather big, as not only are there 128 screens of gameplay fun with falling objects, enemies, and lush graphical detail, but you’ll also be able to play through 2 universes, with 2 friends in one big multiverse! Certainly another great looking game by Hikaru with hints of a 2018 release. (Indie Retro News)

Main features

Format ROM cartridge
Size 32 KB
Graphics Improved when played on MSX2 and newer generations.
Controls Keyboard or joystick.
RAM Requires 8KB. It works on every existing MSX.
Manual A6 size, full color, high quality, 16 pages.
Packaging Full color, high quality, robust 15x12x2.5cm laminated cardboard box.

Videos

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The videos in the playlist are promotional footage, recorded during early development stages. The images they contain may significantly differ from the final product.

Hikaru Games is one of the MSX homebrew developers to watch since Caos Begins, an action platformer that reminds us the best Konami of the 80’s […] Now, we will see them again beating the MSX with his new game Multiverse. (RetroManiac)

The team

Multiverse has been developed by Hikaru Games:

Special thanks go to Armando Pérez (supporting code), Miguel Ángel Fernández (initial graphics) and Sandra María Garzón (illustrations).

Purchase

Multiverse is still NOT available for purchase or preorder. The price and availability will be announced soon. Please, be patient.

Multiverse
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(*) Spain: 5€. Europe: 10€. Rest of the world: 14€