Lilly’s Saga – The Stones of Evergreen - This upcoming love letter to 80's and 90's classics for the MSX2 looks fab!

Unless you were living in a cave, many of you will remember the classic game that is ' Super Mario Bros ', a game that was produced by Shigeru Miyamoto and released by that famous company Nintendo in the late 80's for the NES. It is an incredible platformer that has had many sequels and spin offs on different systems, ranging from the NES all the way up to my personal favorite the DS. Well if you too are a fan of Mario but are looking for something fresh on the MSX2, you'll be interested to know that at some point this year, Pål Frogner Hansen, Julie Trevland, and Wolf will be releasing their love letter to Super Mario Bros called Lilly’s Saga – The Stones of Evergreen.

The inception of the game goes back to 2020 when Pål Frogner Hansen had just realized that the MSX retro scene was alive and thriving. Yet with roots in demo-programming in the 90’s and working as a professional game programmer from 1997-2003, he set about creating Lilly’s Saga – The Stones of Evergreen. A game that is being developed with a team of talent such as Julie Trevland who is a young versatile artist, and Wolf who is one of the veteran composers of the Dutch MSX-demoscene, skilled in FM-synthesis.

While a much more detailed write up can be found (HERE) which I'd highly recommend everyone to check out. Lilly’s Saga – The Stones of Evergreen isn't just an Honor/Tribute to Wonder Boy and other legendary platformers such as Super Mario Bros, but while the creator has said there is a clear goal that it should maximize the MSX2 capabilities. The key notes behind the games creation is that it should be smooth, snappy, responsive, have Powerups, feel good colors, multi-directional smooth scrolling and yes true to the classics!

So yes if you're looking for latest in MSX2 games, and want to play one that looks hugely enjoyable, make sure to keep an eye out for Lilly's Saga by Pål Frogner Hansen, Julie Trevland, and Wolf; A game that doesn't just have four huge worlds with locations you'll be able to visit such as mountains, caves, sea shore and castles. But contained within this awesome looking game, are dangerous enemies to defeat or avoid, boss fights, hidden bonus levels, hidden chests, and much much more you'll just have to experience yourselves when it comes out this year.

  • System MSX2 (or higher)
  • Audio MSX Music (FM / 9 channels for music), PSG (3 channels for sfx)
  • RAM 64 kB (MSX2 standard)
  • VRAM 128 kB (Normal MSX2 configuration)
  • Format Megarom

  • 1. Download-version
    This version is almost identical to the Premium version. To access the game, you need an emulator or a “flash mega rom”-cartridge (like the one sold at

    2. Premium, physical version
    The best version, and a must for collectors. A great looking box, megarom cartridge and printed manual. Premium-version will include features not present in the download version, such as storing up to six save-games.


  1. Very cool! Curious how well it plays. gameplay is everything.

  2. You can play this online:

  3. Looks to have more than a few elements of Adventure Island/Wonder Boy thrown in. Impossible not to notice.


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