> Team Pixelboy Official Web Site : Cold Blood

You are PacSnake, a first-rank member of the glorious PacHound group, and you've been assigned to an important mission. Your orders are to break into the Ghost Heaven fortress, a high security area full of evil ghosts. Once inside, you have to eat all the blips (i.e. the yellow dots) scattered across the area. Try to avoid the patrolling ghosts, as they take no prisonners! Gobble up power icons that give you special powers for a limited time. Find keycards and other items to advance in your mission. Contact your superior over the radio at any time to get clues and intel. When all areas are clear, your mission will be complete. Good luck, soldier!

This game is part of the Team Pixelboy Budget Series.

My good friend Óscar Toledo Gutiérrez (creator of Princess Quest, Mecha-8 and Mecha-9, and creator of the CoolCV emulator) received some very bad news back in spring 2016: His wife was diagnosed with stage-4 lung cancer, and she had to give birth to her daughter prematurely so she could receive chemotherapy treatments. When I learned about this, I decided to help Óscar with the medical bills by starting a new budget-priced series of Team Pixelboy games. These games are mostly ColecoVision ports of MSX homebrew games that were submitted to the MSXdev contests in recent years, and there are a few games coded from scratch as well. Some of the money from the sales of these budget games went directly to Óscar.

When I told Armando Pérez Abad about my budget game project, he contacted a few of his friends in the MSX homebrew community on my behalf, one of which was MSXKun who graciously offered to let me publish ports of two of his MSX homebrew games (Cold Blood and Shouganai) to help Óscar. MSXKun himself ported Cold Blood to ColecoVision.

The budget games were released in limited quantities, just enough to honor all pre-orders recorded during the summer of 2016. I would like to thank everyone who pre-ordered these games and helped our friend Óscar in his time of need.

This game was completed and released in 2017.

  • MSXKun : Designer and programmer of original MSX version, ColecoVision port
  • Joe Blenkle : Software beta-testing
  • Luc Miron : Box design, game manual, cartridge label
  • Harvey deKleine : Electronic sourcing and assemblies
  • SPECIAL THANKS: Armando Pérez Abad, Óscar Toledo Gutiérrez, Tobie St-Aubin and Albert Yarusso.

Here is a YouTube video of the MSX version of Cold Blood. The ColecoVision version looks, sounds and plays the same as what you see below.