Long before Tetrisphere was a Nintendo 64 title, it was running on the Atari Jaguar. I was there. Here’s the embarassingly bad brochure. =)
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 and ordered them destroyed. The 20-30 early units were not recalled, and some of the […]
Did you know Tetrisphere was originally destined for the Atari Jaguar?
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 units were made. Check out this image of the modem and a black PC Engine. […]
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 pics of the PCB and in-game screenshots on the auction page, but you can’t view […]
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.
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 in the case of the PC Engine gear you can clearly see where some of […]