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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

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

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Yet one more version of Bubble Bobble.

Quick Info:

Publisher:

Prosoft

Genre:

Action: Single Screen


Bobble Bobble 2 (MSX)


쟝고 (Django) - MSX (May 1989)

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This shooter was sold bundled with an accompanying light gun. While there is no original game with that same title, Django is reminiscent of Bank Panic and Wild Gunman.

Quick Info:

Publisher:

Prosoft

Genre:

Lightgun

Theme:

Wild West


Django (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)


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)


뉴 너구리 (New Neoguri) - MSX (1989)

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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)


Gun.Smoke - MSX, Master System (1990)


Gun.Smoke (MSX)

Yet another port, the single plane brawler gunsmoke is the only one of Clover's games that is preserved so far, so it is much better known than the rest. The game features three stages with plenty of enemy types and bosses, but the graphics are pretty bad even for the MSX1. It is also quite unfair, as the supposedly easiest and most common enemy type is extremely dangerous in this version. There's about one single frame to hit them, or else these mooks strangle the player for a good portion if not all of the life bar.

Quick Info:

Publisher:

Prosoft

Genre:

Shoot-'em-up: Vertical


Gun.Smoke (Master System


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