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|Turbo Duo; Turbo Duo discussion|
|Topic Started: Dec 13 2010, 08:38 PM (260 Views)|
|Naniyue||Dec 13 2010, 08:38 PM Post #1|
I just saw the Turbo Duo review, and had a nice little nostalgia trip. It was neat hearing Ys music in the background, as well. Actually, the Ys review has left me listening to my favorite tracks a few times these past two evenings. I may just have to play the game again.
I first played the TG with the CD attachment at a friends place, which included Ys, Final Zone II, and Last Alert. Later, I played Blazing Lazers and Military Madness. It wouldn't be until mid 1993 that I finally got my hands on my own system, the Duo!! I picked up a few games at a local Babbages, including Cosmic Fantasy II and Dungeon Explorer II. During college, I ordered from Turbo Zone Direct and a couple other places. Finally, in 1995 I went to Japan, bringing my American Duo with me! The guys at the main store I shopped at were surprised to see an American version of the system. Games at the time were dirt cheap for the most part, and I had a blast! My friend got a Duo a year or two later, when Electronics Boutique was selling them for $100. I should have picked up several myself and saved them for Ebay.
The compactness of the Turbo Duo system was a huge asset, and the pack-in games were great. But as Spida1a says, it was just a bit too late.
Trivia 01: The first audio track on Turbo CDs offers a warning to remove the disc so that the data track doesn't blow your speakers. It's plain in most of them, but the Working Designs ones leave a funny message. In several Japanese ones, this track is comical, performed by the voice actors in the game staying in character. I recommend the one from Emerald Dragon.
Trivia 02: Japanese electrical sockets where I was were a slightly different voltage, but take the same shape plug as American devices. My Duo worked just fine, and the same goes for the Neo Geo CD I bought over there when I plugged it in over here.
Trivia 03: Japanese CDs and Super CDs work just fine on an American Duo, but HuCards and the Arcade Card still require an adapter.
Edited by Naniyue, Dec 13 2010, 08:39 PM.
|sdcpro||Dec 13 2010, 09:27 PM Post #2|
|I've been looking into getting a Duo for quite a while. Probably going to be another year before I decide to go after one but what's the general price I should be paying for one? It definitely seems like a better value than a TG16+CD unit+Super System Card 3.0|
|Naniyue||Dec 16 2010, 07:09 PM Post #3|
Fortunately, my Duo still works (aside from the occasional side tap to get the reader unstuck), so I'm not sure how much one "new in box" would go for, though I suspect they'd be at least as much as they originally cost back in the day.
Unless you are a collector, I'd ignore getting an original TG16 with CD attachment and get either an American or Japanese Duo.
Edited by Naniyue, Dec 16 2010, 07:10 PM.
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