> Team Pixelboy Official Web Site : Txupinazo!

You are a young Texan cowboy called Patsie, living a peaceful life at your parent's ranch. One day, you see the San Fermín festival on TV. After watching the 'encierro' (the famous Navarre running of the bulls) you immediately feel you must go to Spain and live that experience on your own. So, after working long hours and saving some money, you manage to buy an airplane ticket to Spain. Everything is ready to start your journey, following Hemingway's steps: Participate in eight consecutive bull runs without getting harmed. The 'fiesta' awaits you!!

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 David Fernandez (a.k.a. Imanok). David graciously offered to let me publish ports of many of his MSX homebrew games to help Óscar. Óscar himself ported Txupinazo! 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.

  • David Fernandez : Designer and programmer of original MSX version
  • Armando Pérez Abad : Additional programming
  • Der Kosmonaut : Graphics
  • Carlo Bandini : Music and sound effects
  • Óscar Toledo Gutiérrez : ColecoVision port
  • Michael Markowski : Software beta-testing
  • Luc Miron : Box design, game manual, cartridge label
  • Harvey deKleine : Electronic sourcing and assemblies
  • SPECIAL THANKS: Armando Pérez Abad, Tobie St-Aubin, Tommy Boyer and Albert Yarusso.

Here is a YouTube video of the ColecoVision version of Txupinazo!.