MSXdev’20: #14 – Witch Day

MSXdev’20: #14 – Witch Day

by MSXdev Team on 24-07-2020, 12:41
Topic: Challenges
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Witch Day is an adventure that reminds Zelda and other games. Saying that, you play the role of old lady named Anabel that comes into the town to visit her granddaughter Ángela but something happened as she arrives… After a while, your character wakes up with his memory lost and then she starts looking for Ángela.

Your mission is to find Ángela, so you should walk the whole town talking to people, getting objects to get further as you investigate what is going on here…

You have three basic keys to use during the game: open doors, talk and do actions (push, take, search, etc.). It is important to pay attention to all the screens in order to find clues and directions to complete the adventure.

Witch Day is available in English and Spanish languages. Will you accept the challenge and put your faith to the test? Help this little old lady to find her loved granddaughter.

  • Name of the game: Witch Day
  • Game size: 392KB
  • RAM size requirements: 16KB
  • Game genre: Adventure
  • Main program: José Soto Gándara (joesg)
  • Testing and translation: Daniel González

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Comments (44)

By gdx

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24-07-2020, 12:54

The texts are displayed too slowly.

By tfh

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24-07-2020, 12:54

By Gakubuchi

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24-07-2020, 13:17

It seems the game is corrupted after you fall in the well.
I've not tried yet in a real MSX, but in BlueMSX and WebMSX it does the same:
Screenshot

By shalafi

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24-07-2020, 14:10

just keep clicking space and it will go on. I think it is meant to symbolize that you are partly conscious.

By theNestruo

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24-07-2020, 14:32

I would appreciate a softer sound when printing text. That little beep is ok for shorter texts (e.g.: titles), but when there is a lot of text, it can get really annoying Sad

By gdx

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24-07-2020, 16:51

Indeed, a softer sound and faster display of the text would make the game enjoyable.

By tfh

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24-07-2020, 17:05

Gakubuchi wrote:

It seems the game is corrupted after you fall in the well.
I've not tried yet in a real MSX, but in BlueMSX and WebMSX it does the same:
Screenshot

Hey... I know that website! :)

By AnsiStar

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24-07-2020, 20:12

Hi, I`m looking for a game similar to Legend of Zelda.
Can you compare WD with LoZ?
Hasten slowly! Wink

By Gakubuchi

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24-07-2020, 23:53

gdx wrote:

Indeed, a softer sound and faster display of the text would make the game enjoyable.

Oops Tongue I see. The game looks so well polished that I thought it was a bug...
My apologies Cool

By Gakubuchi

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24-07-2020, 23:55

tfh wrote:
Gakubuchi wrote:

It seems the game is corrupted after you fall in the well.
I've not tried yet in a real MSX, but in BlueMSX and WebMSX it does the same:
Screenshot

Hey... I know that website! :)

You do a great work with that website B-)

By shalafi

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26-07-2020, 01:31

AnsiStar wrote:

Hi, I`m looking for a game similar to Legend of Zelda.
Can you compare WD with LoZ?
Hasten slowly! Wink

I was recently pointed towards Golvellius, which, for some reason never played back in the day and it is amazing. You need to print out the translations of the messages, but it's not big deal.

By mzoran

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26-07-2020, 21:00

Totally stuck, managed only to find a clam, a rope and that password room. Any hints ?

By ListoMefisto

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27-07-2020, 08:37

Hello mzoran,
I'll give you a hint.

SPOILER ALERT:
You need to find an amphibian.

By mzoran

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27-07-2020, 16:20

Quote:

You need to find an amphibian.

I think I searched all bodies of water. How about a screenshot with an arrow pointing to the exact location ?
Smile

By ListoMefisto

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27-07-2020, 18:07

Sure, I was trying to give you a hint without spoiling too much. Click this link and you’ll see the exact location:

Spoiler for Witch Day

By mzoran

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27-07-2020, 23:05

thanks, I did kill off that guy and reached the screen with a password. But now I can't progress, music is playing and pressing keys does nothing ??

By ListoMefisto

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28-07-2020, 08:12

You finished chapter 1 Smile Now you have to play chapter 2 Smile Reset the game and enter the code at the first screen. Yo have to press the number keys related to the code you received when you finished chapter 1 Smile

By mzoran

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01-08-2020, 10:01

So I'm stuck again at stage 3. Found a knife, a note about shelves and spoke to angela's ghost.
But that is it, what now?

By ListoMefisto

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02-08-2020, 14:07

Hello mzoran,
I'll help you.

SPOILER ALERT:
You need to find a key. You can find it in a room where there is a table with 8 chairs and 2 tables with 2 chairs each one. You can find the key at the lower right part of the screeen.

By mzoran

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03-08-2020, 20:00

Thank you ListoMefisto. Now I am stuck in episode 5. I have found gunpowder and stuffed it down that hole. Also, not sure what that was, seen those eyes looking left and right. Now I need to find some kindling to blow up the gunpowder.
In that encampment nothing can be found and around trees also nothing. Any hints ?

By ray2day

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04-08-2020, 11:03

Great game. Well programmed. Cool! Cool Congradulations!

By ray2day

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04-08-2020, 11:41

I played the first chapter as well... and was also stuck getting the password. Then I found the answer here on the forum;

Quote:

You finished chapter 1 Smile Now you have to play chapter 2 Smile Reset the game and enter the code at the first screen. Yo have to press the number keys related to the code you received when you finished chapter 1 Smile

Sorry, but RESETTING (!??) the game to get further... it’s a bit odd to me. oO

Anyway, I go further... I am really enjoying the game. Good work!

By mzoran

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04-08-2020, 12:15

I managed to get to stage 6. One really has to stand super precise on the camp fire to get kindling.
However there seems to be something wrong in stage 6. One can only be at the screen with a tombstone and one to the right.

By ListoMefisto

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05-08-2020, 09:15

mzoran, can you explain us with more detail your problem? Can you post an image and an explanation?

By mzoran

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05-08-2020, 12:11

In this screen I can't go left for some reason
https://1drv.ms/u/s!Av9g--Caxs7ohhDR4KiYczFzxrp5?e=jPNY8D
And on the right there also appears to be no path available
https://1drv.ms/u/s!Av9g--Caxs7ohg_bAbY0-YgkI5Z3?e=MFfXOR

By ListoMefisto

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05-08-2020, 12:57

Hi mzoran,
I'll give you a hint :

SPOILER ALERT:
You have to find the secret entrance. If you can't find it, the secret entrance is here :
Spoiler

By ray2day

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05-08-2020, 16:28

SPOILER ALERT! José, I need a hint too! Chapter II; I’ve put out the fire and found a needle. But now I am stuck. Any hints?

By mzoran

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05-08-2020, 18:20

Did not finish it yet but I did find a code for the extra level which is one of the previous MSXdev games ????

By mzoran

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05-08-2020, 18:20

Did not finish it yet but I did find a code for the extra level which is one of the previous MSXdev games Smile

By mzoran

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05-08-2020, 20:45

I fear I am stuck in the maze having found 5 flowers. Another hidden door?

By ray2day

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05-08-2020, 22:39

Since you already playing chapter VI.. maybe you have a hint for me mr. @mzoran ?

By mzoran

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06-08-2020, 08:02

@ray2day if I recall correctly you have to bring blood to the wolves in the cave and they will eat that poor guy you've put to sleep with the tea

By ListoMefisto

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06-08-2020, 08:17

I'll give you a hint Smile

SPOILER ALERT

You have to find a big red door.

mzoran wrote:

I fear I am stuck in the maze having found 5 flowers. Another hidden door?

By ray2day

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06-08-2020, 09:29

Quote:

@ray2day if I recall correctly you have to bring blood to the wolves in the cave and they will eat that poor guy you've put to sleep with the tea

And how do I get his blood? (I tried around him on every side to act (with the needle), but I don’t get his blood (fire is out)).
Or is there a particular order, to do things?

By mzoran

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06-08-2020, 11:57

Not sure anymore, I solved episode 2 in one go, but I guess as in many other places in the game one has to stand at exactly the right position to do things which can be a bit frustrating.

By mzoran

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06-08-2020, 12:15

I manged to find the red door in the maze and have finished the game. It was fun to play.
For all the lazy players the code to see the end animation is
555154556
but you will not understand what you see without the back story.
The former msxdev entry that is embedded in the game can be activated with
333246

By ListoMefisto

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06-08-2020, 13:03

Hi ray2day,
I'll give you a hint.

SPOILER ALERT

You have to think about how you could make him get asleep. He may need to drink something Smile

ray2day wrote:
Quote:

@ray2day if I recall correctly you have to bring blood to the wolves in the cave and they will eat that poor guy you've put to sleep with the tea

And how do I get his blood? (I tried around him on every side to act (with the needle), but I don’t get his blood (fire is out)).
Or is there a particular order, to do things?

By ray2day

Hero (536)

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06-08-2020, 15:35

The above (trying every side) is mentioned when I already got him to sleep (with the herbs, hot water in the cup)... but no blood. (Like said: I also put the fire out with the bucket).

By ListoMefisto

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06-08-2020, 17:11

Ok, I know what you are missing :

SPOILER ALERT

You have to find a church. You will find there something that it'll be useful for you to take some blood from him (you don't want to pick up some blood with your bare hands, do you? Smile )

By gdx

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07-08-2020, 02:47

I downloaded the v1.1 and the 1.2, Roms are same in both archives. Only the documentation changes.

https://www.msxdev.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/msxdev20_w...
https://www.msxdev.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/msxdev20_w...

By ListoMefisto

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07-08-2020, 08:14

Yes, that's it. The 1.2 version has only changes in the English manual. The ROM is the same in both versions. MSXDev description says :

"v1.2

Corrections made in English manual."

gdx wrote:

I downloaded the v1.1 and the 1.2, Roms are same in both archives. Only the documentation changes.

https://www.msxdev.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/msxdev20_w...
https://www.msxdev.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/msxdev20_witch_day_v1.2.zip

By ray2day

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11-08-2020, 10:20

Totally stuck (again...). Chapter IV. Searched most of the places and almost every tile (5 times). Hint, please!

By ray2day

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14-08-2020, 16:37

Played once again and found a clue. So no hint is needed any more (at least for now).

By ray2day

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14-08-2020, 18:40

I FINISHED THE GAME!

What a great and nice game to play! Thank you Joesg! Cool