Eggerland 2 (MSX2)
- For other games in the series, see Adventures of Lolo.
Eggerland 2 was released in both Japan and England in 1986 by HAL Laboratory, and, as the name suggests, is the second game in the series. The player takes the role of Lolo. While the game is also known as Eggerland Mystery 2, the game's packaging calls the game simply Eggerland 2, and the title screen in both versions appears to use its Japanese title. However, the rest of the game is in English.
The goal of each stage is to collect the orb inside the treasure box. To do this, you must collect all the Heart Framers located on the stage. However, upon collecting the last Heart Framer, any enemies in the stage will activate. Some enemies, such as the Medusas and Don Medusas, can dispatch Lolo long range, where other enemies can dispatch Lolo simply by touching him.
The player can also discover bonus areas, as well as secret areas necessary to advance in the game, by aligning several Emerald Framers in a stage.
The game was later ported to the Famicom Disk System under the name Eggerland (FDS), and shares many of the same assets as a result. The series expanded into North America as Adventures of Lolo.
The game was released in 1986, and on a limited sound chip, the AY-3-8910 (in the guise of a Yamaha YM2149 chip), so the audio leaves something to be desired. There is only one main stage theme, and since it's only 23 seconds long, it can get annoying after extended play. However, the bonus and secret areas have their own unique themes. There are a total of nine songs and several sound effects. The musical style consists of mainly jazz and Latin elements. The game's music was written by Hideki Kanazashi (of Mach Rider (NES) fame), who would go on to write the music for most of the games in the series.
Three of the songs were used in the Famicom Disk System version; Final Area 1, Congratulations On Your Wedding, and Ending. The latter was used in the next few sequels as well, including Eggerland: Souzou he no Tabidachi and Adventures of Lolo (NES), albeit rearranged. Many of the sound effects would carry over into many other games in the series.
It is unknown how Hideki wrote music for the MSX2. It is possible he may have used Music Editor: MUE.
|01||Title Screen||Hideki Kanazashi||0:29||Download|
|02||Stage Theme||Hideki Kanazashi||0:55||Download|
|03||Bonus Stage||Hideki Kanazashi||0:29||Download|
|04||Secret Stage||Hideki Kanazashi||0:27||Download|
|05||Final Area 1||Hideki Kanazashi||0:36||Download|
|06||Final Area 2||Hideki Kanazashi||0:44||Download|
|07||Game Over||Hideki Kanazashi||0:04||Download|
|08||Congratulations On Your Wedding||Hideki Kanazashi||0:04||Download|
- Recorder: Doommaster1994
- Game Credits:
- Uncredited Composer: Hideki Kanazashi
- Uncredited Programmer: Hiroaki Suga
(Sources: Various; game lacks credits.)
The game's title screen gives credit to the producer, but there are no other credits in the game. Hideki Kanazashi has been identified as the composer from several different sources. First, the game shares his musical style, and the HAL Game Music CD gives credit to Kanazashi for the Famicom Disk System version's music, which shares a few songs with this game. Also, Kanazashi is the only known composer for HAL Laboratory at the time of this game's release. The Atwiki.jp page also credits Kanazashi for the music.
- gamefaqs.gamespot.com/msx/918080-eggerland-mystery-2 - GameFAQs.
- mobygames.com/game/msx/eggerland-2 - MobyGames.