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History[edit | edit source]

Launch[edit | edit source]

The PC Engine Duo saw a Japanese launch in September of 1991 for 59,800 yen.[1][2]

The TurboDuo was launched in the United States in October of 1992 for $299.[1] To advertise the system the mascot Johnny Turbo was created, who battled FEKA, a thinly veiled copy of SEGA.[3][4]

Legacy[edit | edit source]

The TurboDuo was discontinued in 1995.[1]

Johnny Turbo was brought back as a character in the 2019 game Crystal Crisis.[5][6]

Technology[edit | edit source]

The TurboDuo is powered by twin 8-bit HuC6280A processors clocked at 7.16 Megahertz.[1]

The TurboDuo has 256 kilobytes (2 Megabits) of RAM and 64 kilobytes of Video RAM.[7][1]

The TurboDuo has 192 kilobytes of internal storage for saving games.[1]

Games[edit | edit source]

The TurboDuo runs PC Engine games, being a PC Engine with the CD and RAM expansions built in.[1]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Console Hardware[edit | edit source]

Controllers and Accessories[edit | edit source]

Internals[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. a b c d e f g "TurboDuo". Video Game Console Library. Retrieved 21 November 2020.
  2. "OLD-COMPUTERS.COM : The Museum". www.old-computers.com. Retrieved 21 November 2020.
  3. "The Johnny Turbo Story". sardoose.rustedlogic.net. Retrieved 7 November 2020.
  4. "OLD-COMPUTERS.COM : The Museum". www.old-computers.com. Retrieved 21 November 2020.
  5. "Review: Crystal Crisis". Destructoid. Retrieved 7 November 2020.
  6. "Crystal Crisis Is The Sequel Puzzle Fighter Fans Deserve". Kotaku. Retrieved 7 November 2020.
  7. "TurboDuo is Released!". www.gamezero.com. Retrieved 21 November 2020.