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|Product Description||The NEC TurboGrafx-16, also known as the PC Engine in Japan and France, is a video game console that was released by NEC and Hudson Soft in 1989. It was the first console to be able to read game data off of a CD attachment. The TurboGrafx-16 could also read game data off of special HuCards. The primary focus of the NEC TurboGrafx-16 console was to enable the release of Hudsonsoft homeports of their popular arcade titles. However, there were many original titles released as well, most notably the pack-in games "Bonk" and "Blazing Lazers." The NEC TurboGrafx-16 is built around a Hudson Soft HuC6280 8-bit microprocessor operating at 1.79 MHz for HuCard games and 7.16 MHz for CD-based games. It is supplemented by a 16-bit graphics processor and video encoder chip along with 8 KB of work RAM and 64 KB of video RAM. This enables the TurboGrafx-16 to display a total of 512 colors, with up to 482 on screen at any point in time. The TurboGrafx-16 has a maximum resolution of 565x242 pixels, which is transmitted over RCA plug cables in NTSC format. The system displays up to 64 on-screen sprites at a time, with 16 sprite pixels per scan line, for up to 256 pixels per sprite. Because it is able to display up to 15 colors per sprite, the system produces some impressive graphics. Audio is processed through the HuC6280A CPU, and the system is capable of six-wavetable synthesis, giving the system six voices simultaneously. Since the system does not have region protection for CD-based games, any such titles are played on any system. The system has a single controller port that is expandable to up to six controllers. Its controller has a D-pad, start button, select button, and two action buttons. Since the PC Engine has the same system architecture as the later Turbo Duo, it can play all Turbo Duo games via the CD attachment. Some games make use of both the PC Engine CD reader and HuCard to provide superior sound or video cut scenes.|
|Product Name||NEC TurboGrafx-16|
|Audio Output Support||Stereo|