PC Engine Duo (aka Turbo Duo) CD Console System w/ Games

"... one of the most surprising retro game consoles, and it’s also one of the most fun. While its library isn’t as iconic as the NES, SNES, or Sega Genesis, there’s some genuine gold to be found here. If you never spent any time with NEC and Hudson Soft’s system when it was first out, or missed many of the best games because they only came out in Japan, this is an excellent opportunity to learn about and play some of the gems you missed."  - PC Magazine

Items included in this auction

This Region Unlocked Console plays

About: This PC Engine Duo Super CD system

The PC Engine Duo is the Japanese version of the US Turbo Duo. This system has been modified in the following ways:

There are a few minor differences between the PC Engine Duo and the US Turbo Duo such as the purple CD eject button and the kanji in the save game management but other than that, and because of the region switch, this system will play everything the US Turbo Duo would AND all of the Japanese library of games as well. (the save game management is easy to figure out - there is English in most places alongside the kanji)

About: TV Sports Football

The first installment in Cinemaware's "TV Sports" series, has excellent graphics and animation. Game play emphasizes arcade action, but also allows you to coach the players from the sideline. - IGN (also has great multiplayer support)

About: TV Sports Hockey

Finally, TV Sports: Hockey makes up for all of the missing elements that made TV Sports: Basketball look incomplete. The close-ups, the digitized crowd noises and the atmospheric organ music may not have been absolutely necessary, but when you combine these "extras" with solid game play, the result is a full-featured hockey experience. - TurboPlay (includes fighting in a boxing style interface and has great multiplayer support)

About: Implode

Released in 2002 as one of the first ever Super CD homebrew games available via Turbo Zone Direct, Implode by MindRec broke new ground in the Turbo Duo homebrew scene. You can read more about it here: http://phountains.mindrec.com/implode.php

The small print: (but large, so you can read it)

Unless otherwise stated all items are used and will show signs of wear. The plastics and other parts of these retro systems are now over 30 years old and may show signs of discoloration, cracking or splitting. Whenever possible systems are fully tested with included controller and included games on a standard definition 240P/480I CRT television. Many HD (High Definition) LCD and CRT TV's supporting 720P/1080P/etc high resolutions display 240P via conversion circuitry which introduces LAG, and thus can impact gameplay. For the best retro experience I recommend using a standard defintion CRT. I cannot test new/sealed games. When shipping systems with sealed games I test using my personal Keith Courage game. Region unlocked systems (see my other auctions or contact me directly) are additionally tested with Street Fighter II (PC Engine) prior to shipping. I DO NOT recommend use of burned CD's in these older systems. The lasers were not designed with use of burned CD's in mind and the use of burned CD's in these systems have been known to cause premature failure of the laser. See photos on auction listing for condition of items. No warranty stated nor implied however returns of unaltered and undamaged items will be accepted if the return is shipped within 90 days.

Please don't hesitate to ask questions.