Atari Jaguar Phear Brochure

by NFG - 30th August 2016 in Games

If you’re at all interested in the Tetris/Phear Saga I’ve got the full text of H2O’s brochure here. At the time it was written it’s pretty clear that they were a small team of bedroom coders. I wonder where they […]

PC Engine Modem – Unveiled!

by NFG - 4th September 2007 in Games

According to one Japanese source the PCE Modem, or Tsushin Booster, was released as a prototype to 20-30 PC Engine groups or fans, for monitored testing. After this, up to 100 ‘final’ units were produced before NEC pulled the plug […]

H2O’s Phear brochure – full text

by NFG - 1st November 2006 in Games

If you’re at all interested in the Tetris/Phear Saga I’ve got the full text of H2O’s brochure here. At the time it was written it’s pretty clear that they were a small team of bedroom coders. I wonder where they […]

Two rare things for your enjoy.

by NFG - 21st January 2005 in Hardware

Recently someone auctioned off a prototype PC Engine modem on Yahoo’s Japanese auction site. This is the second one I’ve seen, but the first with software. The PCE modem was never released, and according to this auction only one hundred […]

Spriggan Powered JAMMA PCB

by NFG - 3rd September 2004 in Games

A very rare, possibly unreleased arcade game called Spriggan Powerd, was recently sold on Yahoo’s Japanese auction site, and it cleared a thousand dollars in bidding, making it one of the most expensive PCBs in the world. There are some […]

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I bought a few EPROM boards from someone recently and some had chips on them. Turns out it’s a 1996 Tokyo Toy Show version of Nazo Puyo 2, with new special screens, but missing about one third of the content in the released game. It’s kind of neat.

Some weird prototype gear

by NFG - 22nd January 2003 in Hardware

For your viewing enjoyment and wonderment, some protype PC Engine gear and a few pics of some MegaDrive protos: MD Floppy Drive, a MD Floppy + keyboard and a MD FDD + touchpad. None of these items were released, but […]


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