PC Engine, TurboGrafx-16 and Jap HuCards...

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Hi Folks,

I have been seriously getting into retro-gaming recently, and decided
to pick up a PC Engine - these were around when I was a kid, but as
they were all imports, and I didn't know the rest of the world existed
I didn't really give them more than a few glances at the time.

I picked up a new TurboGrafx-16 from eBay, the auction title was listed
as " BRAND NEW OLD STOCK TURBO GRAFX 16 COLLECTORS JAP IMP", which led
me to believe that it was an imported Japanese console. I also purched
some Japanese HuCards (R-Type I and R-Type II) to play on it when I get
it.

After doing a little more research, it looks like the TurboGrafx-16 was
the American version of the PC Engine, so there wouldn't be such a
thing as a Japanese TurboGrafx-16, and now I am worried that the games
I bought are not going to work on the console!

Is this console american or Japanese? Is it going to be able to play
the Japanese HuCards I bought? If I need some sort of adaptor, where
can I get one from? I have been looking on eBay, but can't find one
anywhere!

Thanks for the help,

Andrew McCall.
 
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evg2000 wrote:
> I'm assuming this is the auction you won:
>
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=72501&item=8178833528&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW
>
>
> if so, under system specifications the fourth bullet states:
> Plays Japanese PC Engine HuCards w/ Adapter
>
> so it looks as though you will need to find an adapter.

Yes, thats the auction :)

The title and the auction title and the auction description are a bit
missleading. I think he has probably put JAP and IMP so that searches
for Japanese and import games bring the auction up.

Don't get me wrong, I am not complaining about the seller, although he
hasn't contacted me I have no reason to beleive he is anythig but a
first class eBay user. Actually, I have a reason to believe he is an
excellent seller as I have been told he ran a very professional site
dedicated to PC Engines!.

I will have to wait for a reply, probably after easter when most
businesses go back to work. Hopefully he will be able to help me out.

Thanks,

Andrew McCall
 
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Turbo Zone direct is selling the adapters for $100 www.tzd.com :-(

Mojo

"Andrew McCall" <andrew.mccall@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:1111869327.460493.281690@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
>
> evg2000 wrote:
>> I'm assuming this is the auction you won:
>>
> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=72501&item=8178833528&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW
>>
>>
>> if so, under system specifications the fourth bullet states:
>> Plays Japanese PC Engine HuCards w/ Adapter
>>
>> so it looks as though you will need to find an adapter.
>
> Yes, thats the auction :)
>
> The title and the auction title and the auction description are a bit
> missleading. I think he has probably put JAP and IMP so that searches
> for Japanese and import games bring the auction up.
>
> Don't get me wrong, I am not complaining about the seller, although he
> hasn't contacted me I have no reason to beleive he is anythig but a
> first class eBay user. Actually, I have a reason to believe he is an
> excellent seller as I have been told he ran a very professional site
> dedicated to PC Engines!.
>
> I will have to wait for a reply, probably after easter when most
> businesses go back to work. Hopefully he will be able to help me out.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Andrew McCall
>
 
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