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Any Turbo Grafx / Duo Fans at this site?
« on: June 29, 2004, 06:13:36 PM »
are there any Turbo grafx fans at this site?

If so, post up :)

What do you like about the system, cd system...etc!


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Re: Any Turbo Grafx / Duo Fans at this site?
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2004, 04:34:01 PM »
I am still deciding what option to go when purchasing a NEC system. Any recommendations? I know that there is the Super Grafx but can you play American games on it?
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Re: Any Turbo Grafx / Duo Fans at this site?
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2004, 03:17:13 PM »
If you purchase a super grafx system... I believe you need a converter for US games... and you would need a converter for Jpn games to play on a US system :)

The cool thing about the super grafx is that you can get the PCE CD system... and attach that to the bottom of the Super Grafx... and then you can play ALL games up to the Super grafx... and ALL US games as well... with a converter.

NOW, I believe CD wise.. you can play all games....(that is with the PCE cd adaptor)... I believe that is the case.
Samething with the US systems.. you can play Japanese Duo CD's... on the Duo....

Don't quote me 100%, but I believe that is the case :D

I hope this helps!

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Re: Any Turbo Grafx / Duo Fans at this site?
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2004, 04:09:18 PM »
It is strange. When I first got into classic gaming, I only wished for Japanese games. But now, I honestly prefer the US systems. I like knowing that the power voltage is right and that I can read all the text in my games.
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Re: Any Turbo Grafx / Duo Fans at this site?
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2004, 02:44:40 PM »
I have never really liked imports.  even the games that are easy to figure out regardless of language.... I still do not like imports.

The TG16 stuff is definitely very nice.  Its a different system, and I wish that it could have made a better impact.

The Turbo Express is still one of the BEST handhelds ever made!

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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2004, 04:21:23 PM »
The TG-16 is just great. It is right up there with the SNES and Neogeo. There are just some games on the TG-16 that you cannot find anywhere else. I will be getting mine a.s.a.p.:)
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Re: Any Turbo Grafx / Duo Fans at this site?
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2004, 03:54:29 PM »
 :) My Core Grafx w/ Super CD-Rom 2 attachment
is coming soon & D-Lite is modding it for me. :lol ;)
Pretty cool! huh. :lol :)

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Re: Any Turbo Grafx / Duo Fans at this site?
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2004, 08:53:38 AM »
I've got a Turbo Duo and think it's great.  If you're looking to get into the Turbo scene, I'd recommend trying to get one of these first.  It'll cost ya more, but you can play all the cart and CD games (and Japanese CD games without an adapter) right out of the box.  I think I paid about $150 for mine back in the day. 

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Re: Any Turbo Grafx / Duo Fans at this site?
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2004, 03:50:08 PM »
I've got a Turbo Duo and think it's great. If you're looking to get into the Turbo scene, I'd recommend trying to get one of these first. It'll cost ya more, but you can play all the cart and CD games (and Japanese CD games without an adapter) right out of the box. I think I paid about $150 for mine back in the day.

any more.. a boxed Duo Runs $200-250... depending on condition.

It definitely is a great system.



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Re: Any Turbo Grafx / Duo Fans at this site?
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2005, 12:07:04 PM »
I really enjoy the PC Engine (Turbo GFX 16) as the HuCard base itself, a shooters paradise and everything done so nicely to par up with the greats of SNES and Genesis even.

For a 1987 *Japan* and 1989 *USA* release, that was pretty advanced to finally capture arcade perfect graphics for the time being. It just really was a shame that it didn't catch on too well in the USA. I remember during 1992 you could buy a Core Turbo Duo for $50 at Toys R Us...not even 4 years old...and dropped that quickly
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Re: Any Turbo Grafx / Duo Fans at this site?
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2006, 07:09:44 AM »
I really enjoy the PC Engine (Turbo GFX 16) as the HuCard base itself, a shooters paradise and everything done so nicely to par up with the greats of SNES and Genesis even.

For a 1987 *Japan* and 1989 *USA* release, that was pretty advanced to finally capture arcade perfect graphics for the time being. It just really was a shame that it didn't catch on too well in the USA. I remember during 1992 you could buy a Core Turbo Duo for $50 at Toys R Us...not even 4 years old...and dropped that quickly
:o  no way.... for $50?!

I got a Turbo Grafx 16 for $30 and Raiden for $13 new in box.... but I never saw a Duo there that cheap.  Wow....

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Re: Any Turbo Grafx / Duo Fans at this site?
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2006, 12:25:07 AM »
I am now the proud owner of a Turbo Grafx 16, after post-poning it for such a long time, I finally broke down and bought one. Just the original US Model TG16 of course, very lovely condition I may add.
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« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2006, 01:42:43 PM »
Very nice!  Great system to have.  I have the Turbo Grafx 16 with docking station and CD add-on WITH the English System card 3.0.

that is a pretty hard combination to come by anymore... and I'd say it's excellent to near mint. 

I LOVE Lords of Thunder :)  one of the best soundtracks in a game ever.

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Re: Any Turbo Grafx / Duo Fans at this site?
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2006, 07:39:28 PM »
I need to track down one of those CD add-on's...and the 3.0 card probably
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Re: Any Turbo Grafx / Duo Fans at this site?
« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2006, 06:00:17 PM »
I've been eyeballing a couple of those TG games in Blue's store.

The Turbo is easily my most neglected console. It has charm though. I have a Turbo Booster for mine, but I wish I had the Turbo Booster Plus so I could save games, then I'd play stuff like Neutopia and Gunboat.

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Re: Any Turbo Grafx / Duo Fans at this site?
« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2006, 08:16:15 PM »
I need to track down one of those CD add-on's...and the 3.0 card probably
I have a Brand new USA System card 3.0.... They are RARE though...  I've had it sitting for about 2 years.  2-3 years ago I ran out of used US system 3.0 cards... the last one I was offered $120 for a near mint used card.  The JPN ones aren't hard to find, it is just the US ones.  IF I CAN WORK THE DEAL OUT... I'll have a few docking stations (NEW) for $30-40... 

@ Rocky... it is a neglected console...   I really do like it.  The only problem I have with the system is the crappy sound (IMO).  I just never got into the sound.

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Re: Any Turbo Grafx / Duo Fans at this site?
« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2006, 04:52:04 PM »
wow thats awesome
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« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2006, 10:27:07 PM »
wow thats awesome
it is pretty cool.... BUT... I can't guarantee it. 

If interested, I'll keep you informed.

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Re: Any Turbo Grafx / Duo Fans at this site?
« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2006, 05:25:03 PM »
LORDS OF THUNDER!!!!!

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« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2006, 05:51:13 PM »
LORDS OF THUNDER!!!!!

Yea baby! I beat that game without dieing or buying anything at the shop :lol

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Re: Any Turbo Grafx / Duo Fans at this site?
« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2006, 07:00:27 PM »
I still would like to buy a core grafx/ tg-16, but SOMEBODY doesn't like to stock stock them, right blue?  :lol Hmmm? j/k
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« Reply #21 on: November 02, 2006, 10:19:56 PM »
I still would like to buy a core grafx/ tg-16, but SOMEBODY doesn't like to stock stock them, right blue? :lol Hmmm? j/k

get a PC Engine, it offers so much more in variety versus the US TG16 imho
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Re: Any Turbo Grafx / Duo Fans at this site?
« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2007, 10:59:16 PM »
This is my favorite Video Game system! I think it is because of all of the shooters on this system. I am a shooter fan and I like Bonk. I have owned this system for years. I got the TG-16 when they first lowered the price at a local Toys-R-Us. That should give you an idea of how long I have owned one. I own the Turbo Grafx 16, Turbo Express, and the Turbo Duo. The way I got the Duo was, when I ordered the CD attachment for the TG-16 they were sold out. So they gave me the Duo as a substitute! I still purchase games for this system, three last year. I have a converter so that I can play the Japanese games I own.

I think Gate of Thunder is one of the best shooters for the Duo.
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Re: Any Turbo Grafx / Duo Fans at this site?
« Reply #23 on: August 22, 2007, 04:19:05 PM »
 :) I am BIG FAN of the Turbo,I wish I did not sell all of stuff a couple of years ago,but mark my words I will regain everything back.