Mariusz Wojcieszek submitted a driver for a Korean game called ‘3*3 Puzzle’
He doesn’t have a WIP page, and I helped with the driver (just a simple graphic decode plus a few minor fixes like adding the 2nd button mind you) so I’ll show it here.
It comes in 2 flavors, one with adult images, and one without. The images I’m showing are from the non-adult version.
I’d write something interesting about it, but it really isn’t that interesting at all, it’s just 3 poorly programmed near shovelware quality mini-games, a columns rip-off, a tile matching game, and a version of othello.
Hardware wise it stands as one of an odd group of platforms which lacks any kind of sprites at all, the whole thing is just 3 tilemap layers with ROM based graphics, which is rather limiting. I plan on doing an article highlighting some examples of games using such a configuration, a couple might surprise you, but this one does nothing to even attempt to hide the limitations, simply presenting a set of very basic games.
It can change resolutions, which is an unusual trick for non-major manufacturer games to do, the 2nd game uses that to run at a higher resolution than the others, but that’s the only real trick the hardware has. It might be able to scroll too (you can see a bad line of tiles in the 2nd game which might be because there’s currently no scrolling hooked up) but that’s hardly something to write home about.