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A History of Korean Gaming

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프로소프트 Prosoft

Founded:

July 1985

Status:

defunct

Key People:

:
President

Website:

none


Prosoft used to be well known for its joysticks. Otherwise the company was another MSX bootlegger turned "legitimate" game publisher, although all the games released were still unofficial ports of Japanese titles.


Games

쟝고 (Jango) - MSX (November 1988)

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This shooter was sold bundled with an accompanying light gun. While there is no original game with that same title, Jango is an amalgam of various lightgun games like Bank Panic and Wild Gunman. The game has six stages - in the first stage the player shoots at unmoving targets, in the second stage at flying plates and fish, and from stage 3 onwards at human enemies. (Computer Hakseup 88.12p112)

Quick Info:

Publisher:

Prosoft

Genre:

Lightgun

Theme:

Wild West


Jango (MSX)



바블바블 II (Bobble Bobble 2) / Bubble Bobble 2 - MSX (1988)

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Yet one more version of Bubble Bobble.

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Publisher:

Prosoft

Genre:

Action: Single Screen


Bobble Bobble 2 (MSX)


너클죠 (Knuckle Joe) - MSX (1989)

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This is the only existing home version of the arcade game Knuckle Joe, but it isn't anything like the original game and pretty terrible. Its controls are even worse than the arcade game, and the game was changed to a single screen action platformer, more like a clone of Jackie Chan in The Protector or Legend of Takeru. The cover art was stolen from the NES game Dr. Chaos.

Quick Info:

Publisher:

Prosoft

Genre:

Action: Single Screen


Knuckle Joe (MSX)

Knuckle Joe (MSX)


뉴 너구리 (New Neoguri) - MSX (1989)

A port of the very popular (in Korea) arcade game Ponpoko by Sigmatech. The game has originally been advertised by another company called Unicorn for a long time without the "New" prefix, but after a while, Prosoft's logo started to appear in the ads, and they would be the ones to finally release it.

Quick Info:

Publisher:

Prosoft

Genre:

Action: Single Screen


New Neoguri (MSX)

New Neoguri (MSX)


테트리스 II (Tetris II) - MSX, Master System (1989)

Tetris II (MSX)

What to say about this? Tetris without any outstanding features. The number in the title might refer to a predecessor by Prosoft, or just to the original Tetris itself

Quick Info:

Publisher:

Prosoft

Genre:

Puzzle

Theme:

Abstract
Falling Blocks


Tetris II (MSX)


Gun.Smoke - MSX, Master System (May 1990)


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Another game that wasn't officially available for MSX. It seems this port was based on the NES version, which differs a lot from the original arcade game. Another MSX version of Gun.Smoke had previously only been available in Europe as Desperado, based on Topo Soft's Spectrum "port". More about the game can be read in the Gun.Smoke article.

Quick Info:

Publisher:

Prosoft

Genre:

Shoot-'em-up: Vertical



Gun.Smoke (MSX)

Gun.Smoke (Master System)


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