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The look what I just found thread.
« 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?



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Re: The look what I just found thread.
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2012, 13:58:41 PM »
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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.

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Re: The look what I just found thread.
« Reply #2 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)

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Re: The look what I just found thread.
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2012, 16:09:39 PM »
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Re: The look what I just found thread.
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2012, 17:02:28 PM »
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Will this console play them?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEC-TURBO-GRA ... 1e6ab6ceb7

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


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.

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Re: The look what I just found thread.
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2012, 17:14:22 PM »
THIS search tells you!

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Re: The look what I just found thread.
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2012, 17:23:42 PM »
There is an auction for the adapter HERE

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Re: The look what I just found thread.
« Reply #7 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)

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Re: The look what I just found thread.
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2012, 17:39:59 PM »
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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)

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Re: The look what I just found thread.
« Reply #9 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
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Re: The look what I just found thread.
« Reply #10 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.

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Re: The look what I just found thread.
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2012, 17:55:50 PM »
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There's a few on eBay when I searched in the UK already:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/Consoles-/139 ... 6.c0.m1538

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Re: The look what I just found thread.
« Reply #12 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
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Re: The look what I just found thread.
« Reply #13 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

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Re: The look what I just found thread.
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2012, 18:02:10 PM »
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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

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.