>>2927205 One of the many systems overshadowed by the NES monolith, and later the dogfight between Nintendo and SEGA here in the US. I consider myself lucky I got to play with a Master System back when I was younger at my cousin's house. Wonder Boy in Monster Land, Double Dragon, California Games, Choplifter, lots of great games. Pretty much everyone I talked to before the internet days were completely confused whenever I mentioned it, and kept asking if I meant the Genesis.
Got a chance to play with the Philips CDi at a store display once. It had one of the Zelda games in it, and I decided to give it a go. It was horrible, and I thought it was some unofficial knock-off game.
Never even saw a Pippin, Jaguar, or 3DO outside of gaming magazines.
>>2927229 I never even knew that Sega had mad a system prior to the mega-drive/genesis until years after they stopped making consoles
My school in 4th grade had a Philips CDi but only had the edutainment games that where basically just interactive encyclopedias. I thought it was pretty neat but didn't think I ha much potential for video games
I still own the one I had as a kid. My stepmom worked for NEC at one of their offices here in GA, at her and dad's house we had a TG-16 and a Turbo Express (so much better than the Gameboy, although the TV tuner never worked), and basically every add-on, Turbo CD, multi-tap, controller extension cord, TurboStick. My first computer was an NEC laptop with Win98 on it.
>>2927319 hey pnw whats up? I remember playing a turbo at Toys R Us and leaving my wallet on the counter like a dumbass 8 year old. I remember like it was yesterday. Played Bonk and it was like playing some magical system I was never meant to play, it was such a rare thing to me
Honestly senpai, on my list of over rated stuff is pc engine. They look snug and the cards and controllers are cool but the games are so meh. There are some good ones but nothing mario rpg or shinobi 3 level. I dont think its better than gens, nes,snes or even neogeo... By a long shot. Cool system though but i just dont get the hype
>>2927537 Ps i bought my t16 from radio shack in the mid 90s. I remember playing kieth courage and thinking it was shit (lol rainbows). I rented most games and the only cool ones i found were that tennis rpg and maybe a pinball game. Also that contra clone (wolf something?)
It's amazing what the original TurboGrafx with CD setup would have cost. The CD unit was $400 ($770 adjusted for inflation) and the T16 was $200 ($385 with inflation) for a total of $600 in 1989. That's $1155 in today's money, and even at somewhat less than retail this thing was expensive.
>>2928401 In all fairness, $200 back then was the standard price for consoles at launch. And while the original CD unit was pricy as fuck, that's because it was at the very beginning of the CD wave when all CD hardware was pricy as fuck. Less than a year after they brought the CD to market in the states, they brought out the TurboDuo, and that was only $300 on launch.
You want a laugh, check out the prices of the first 1X CD drives. I remember when a 4X CD drive cost $200.
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