One of the strongest points of the TurboGrafx console is its substantial library of import games. Very few systems can boast the extensive library of foreign games that never made it to U.S. shores. Granted, the big reason for this was the system's almost total marketing failure in America. However, it's still great to have such a wealth of Japanese titles to choose from.
Unfortunately, the TurboGrafx-16 does not play Japanese HuCards by default. Instead, it is necessary to buy a convertor or a Japanese system. Since convertors are ridiculously expensive (upwards of $100), it makes sense to own a PC Engine, which can actually be had for cheaper. There are several varieties of the PC Engine, but the staff of turbografx.net managed to lay hands on a CoreGrafx system. Needless to say, we were not disappointed.
This box will certainly make you wish that they had engineered the TurboGrafx differently. For starters, it's a very compact, sleek design. The CoreGrafx is easily half the size of the TurboGrafx. As if that weren't enough, it solves the biggest drawback of the TurboGrafx. That's right...it comes with an A/V cable! The RF hookup that came with our beloved workhorse just doesn't do justice to this beloved system of systems. Finally, this system opens up a world of opportunity by giving gamers the chance to choose from a vast library of Japanese HuCards.
All in all, this is a no-brainer for the serious Turbo gamer. The price is not that bad, if you look for a good deal, and a whole new world of gaming opportunities will be opened up to you. The only drawback is that it takes up more shelf space than a Japanese converter. However, it's well worth it for such a prized piece of gaming history!