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Title: The look what I just found thread.
Post by: zapiy on May 13, 2012, 13:26:16 PM
I just found some games I never knew I had. So I thought this must have happened to others and it also makes me wonder what else I have lol.

Here they are. Can anyone give me some info on them and what pc engine are they for?

(http://img.tapatalk.com/52059790-a860-4c51.jpg)

Cheers
Title: Re: The look what I just found thread.
Post by: tomwaits on May 13, 2012, 13:58:41 PM
Quote from: "zapiy"
I just found some games I never knew I had.

This happens to me all the time. :D

I buy bulk lots or entire collections pretty often, just because the total price is lower than individual prices of the games that I really want from the lot. Been buying that way for a long time. Sometimes I re-sell the rest of the games right away but they usually just get stashed away somewhere to sell off 'later'. I have boxes hidden all over the house/garage full of random, long lost games. The worst is buying a game online then discovering afterwards that I already had it sitting in a box in the closet.  >:(



I only recognize a couple of those HuCards but they're definitely PC Engine games and would work on any of the PC Engine or Duo-R console variations. You'd need an adapter to play them on a TurboGrafx or TurboDuo.
Title: Re: The look what I just found thread.
Post by: TL on May 13, 2012, 14:21:43 PM
WOW! What a find!!!  :o

As Tom said they are Japanese Hu-Cards, I think I know what a few of them are.

Top left is Splatterhouse, underneath that is Final Lap Twin I think and next to that is Ninja Spirit and then Twinbee (not 100% sure though)
Title: Re: The look what I just found thread.
Post by: zapiy on May 13, 2012, 16:09:39 PM
Will this console play them?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEC-TURBO-GRA ... 1e6ab6ceb7 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEC-TURBO-GRAFX-16-CONSOLE-PC-ENGINE-BRAND-NEW-GUNHED-/130639384247?pt=UK_VideoGames_VideoGameConsoles_VideoGameConsoles&hash=item1e6ab6ceb7)
Title: Re: The look what I just found thread.
Post by: tomwaits on May 13, 2012, 17:02:28 PM
Quote from: "zapiy"
Will this console play them?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEC-TURBO-GRA ... 1e6ab6ceb7 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEC-TURBO-GRAFX-16-CONSOLE-PC-ENGINE-BRAND-NEW-GUNHED-/130639384247?pt=UK_VideoGames_VideoGameConsoles_VideoGameConsoles&hash=item1e6ab6ceb7)

You'd need a HuCard region adapter for that one ($$)... that system will only play US or EU HuCards.

You need to find some variation of the Japanese PC Engine. I think the Core Grafx are the cheapest model. Bare systems usually sell for ~$50 US:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/PC-Engine-Core- ... 4d0116a786 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/PC-Engine-Core-Grafx-2-No-Box-Instruction-Console-/330730743686?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4d0116a786)


If you decide to spend more, there are lots of great CD games. The Japanese Duo-R is the most reliable CD console at ~$200 US... it plays either Japanese HuCards or CDs from any region.
Title: Re: The look what I just found thread.
Post by: TL on May 13, 2012, 17:14:22 PM
It's very difficult to get a Jap PC Engine over here and they usually cost

As THIS (http://http) search tells you!
Title: Re: The look what I just found thread.
Post by: TL on May 13, 2012, 17:23:42 PM
There is an auction for the adapter HERE (http://http) but its not cheap either. I have seen them go for a lot less than this though, I was watching one a while ago that I got out bid on and it went for just under 50. It's a shame there isn't somebody making these cheaply.
Title: Re: The look what I just found thread.
Post by: tomwaits on May 13, 2012, 17:33:55 PM
The Core Grafx auction that I linked is a large Japanese retro seller and it looks like postage to UK or US is the same. I've dealt with a lot of the Japanese ebay sellers and never had a problem... just need to be patient for delivery. It's much cheaper to import directly from Asia. That auction will probably close for $50-$60 since there are no games. (plus $19 postage)
Title: Re: The look what I just found thread.
Post by: TL on May 13, 2012, 17:39:59 PM
Quote from: "tomwaits"
The Core Grafx auction that I linked is a large Japanese retro seller and it looks like postage to UK or US is the same. I've dealt with a lot of the Japanese ebay sellers and never had a problem... just need to be patient for delivery. It's much cheaper to import directly from Asia. That auction will probably close for $50-$60 since there are no games. (plus $19 postage)

And customs charges when it gets here (about 25) and you will need to buy a stepdown converter to use it too.
Title: Re: The look what I just found thread.
Post by: AmigaJay on May 13, 2012, 17:50:28 PM
There's a few on eBay when I searched in the UK already:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/Consoles-/139 ... 6.c0.m1538 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/Consoles-/139971/i.html?LH_PrefLoc=1&_nkw=Pc+engine&_catref=1&_npmv=3&_trksid=p3286.c0.m1538)

I had a PCE GT for a while that I picked up for 80, would love a LT but they go for stupid money!
Title: Re: The look what I just found thread.
Post by: tomwaits on May 13, 2012, 17:51:56 PM
You definitely need a step down converter (or alternate power supply) and an NTSC capable display.

But, I've never been charged customs fees on games/systems from Asia. I think they always note the packages as a personal gift and declare the value below the US customs limit regardless of the actual price. I don't know about importing from Asia into the UK, but they seem to work around the US fees.
Title: Re: The look what I just found thread.
Post by: TL on May 13, 2012, 17:55:50 PM
Quote from: "AmigaJay"
There's a few on eBay when I searched in the UK already:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/Consoles-/139 ... 6.c0.m1538 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/Consoles-/139971/i.html?LH_PrefLoc=1&_nkw=Pc+engine&_catref=1&_npmv=3&_trksid=p3286.c0.m1538)

I had a PCE GT for a while that I picked up for 80, would love a LT but they go for stupid money!

Weird how I didn't see those when I searched  :-

Some much better deals there anyway, a basic model for 40 is pretty reasonable.
Title: Re: The look what I just found thread.
Post by: AmigaJay on May 13, 2012, 17:58:38 PM
Yeah, but got my eye in this one, also he states he has a Megadrive adaptor powering it! Handy to know if u can buy a bare bones unit for cheap.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEC-PC-Engine ... _500wt_922 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEC-PC-Engine-console-white-classic-games-/280878916035?pt=UK_VideoGames_VideoGameConsoles_VideoGameConsoles&hash=item4165b021c3#ht_500wt_922)
Title: Re: The look what I just found thread.
Post by: tomwaits on May 13, 2012, 17:58:53 PM
If you don't want to bother with a step down converter, this site sells decent 120/240V compatible power supplies for PC Engine and other consoles:
http://www.retrogamecave.com/ac-adapters.html (http://www.retrogamecave.com/ac-adapters.html)
Title: Re: The look what I just found thread.
Post by: TL on May 13, 2012, 18:02:10 PM
Quote from: "AmigaJay"
Yeah, but got my eye in this one, also he states he has a Megadrive adaptor powering it! Handy to know if u can buy a bare bones unit for cheap.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEC-PC-Engine ... _500wt_922 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEC-PC-Engine-console-white-classic-games-/280878916035?pt=UK_VideoGames_VideoGameConsoles_VideoGameConsoles&hash=item4165b021c3#ht_500wt_922)

Thats a great auction!!!

Good to know about the MD adaptor but you also need to know which one as the MD1 and MD2 use different power supplies.
Title: The look what I just found thread.
Post by: zapiy on May 13, 2012, 20:31:34 PM
I am sure I could reconfigure he adapter to work on 240. Or at least I could make one.

I am going to try and get one. Why not eh? Lol.
Title: Re: The look what I just found thread.
Post by: TL on May 15, 2012, 18:31:53 PM
I just weirdly discovered that I have an extra copy of Takin' To The Hoop for the TurboGrafx  :o
Title: Re: The look what I just found thread.
Post by: TL on July 17, 2012, 00:00:14 AM
Last weekend I discovered I had one of these:

(http://www.xfile2708.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/saturn-steering-wheel1.jpg)

Totally forgot I had it :o
Title: Re: The look what I just found thread.
Post by: TrekMD on July 17, 2012, 01:26:49 AM
Quote from: "The Laird"
Last weekend I discovered I had one of these:

(http://www.xfile2708.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/saturn-steering-wheel1.jpg)

Totally forgot I had it :o

Good thing you didn't need it to get anywhere!
Title: Re: The look what I just found thread.
Post by: onthinice on September 06, 2012, 16:14:55 PM
LOL! That is a nice looking steering wheel! Is it well supported game wise?
Title: Re: The look what I just found thread.
Post by: TL on September 06, 2012, 18:38:28 PM
Quote from: "onthinice"
LOL! That is a nice looking steering wheel! Is it well supported game wise?

It works with any driving game on the Saturn, I hooked it up and gave it a go but it didn't work very well. Dunno if it's just mine or if they are all like that. It was really dusty so it might work better if I take it apart and clean all the contacts.
Title: Re: The look what I just found thread.
Post by: dot.fyre on September 06, 2012, 18:50:34 PM
Quote from: "tomwaits"
You definitely need a step down converter (or alternate power supply)

I used a Megadrive MK1 PSU with my Core Grafx II.