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PC Engine


Known as PC Engine in Japan and Turbo Graphx 16 in the USA.

The PC Engine was first to use card based games called HuCards. It was also the first Console to have a CD addon well before the MEga CD appeared. For its time the PC Engine provided near arcade quality games with titles such as R-type and Street Fighter. Bomberman was first written for the PC Engine and a Multitap is available for up to 5 players. The PC Engine also provided upgrades in the form of Addon Cards which added more memory.

PC Engine
Japan October 30, 1987

White 1st edition.

Resolution: 256x212x64 colors
Memory: 64k VRAM
CPU: 2x Hu6280
Sound: 6 FM/Stareo voices

Core Graphix

Core Graphix
Japanese 2nd edition. Added Composite Video AV output

Turbo Grafx16

American version
1st 16-Bit system to be released in Usa

Jap Duo System

Duo System
The Duo system takes both Super CDs and HU cards. It only has one joypad socket but multitaps are available.

Duo R /Duo RX

Duo R and DUO RX. The Duo RX came with a six button pad as standard.

LT System

LT system
Very hard to get hold of portable version with large screen. Built a bit like a small laptop computer.


The Shuttle was aimed at younger players and was shaped differently.

Turbo Express

Turbo express
Another portable version with built in screen. Accepts Hu cards.
Japanese version called PC-engine GT

PC Engine Games

Dracula X: Rondo of Blood