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NEC SuperGrafx
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Re: NEC SuperGrafx
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2013, 21:20:15 PM »
Yeah a disappointing follow up to the PC Engine, I think killed NEC as console makers as much as the awful PC-FX!
Only 5 games released, and the best one can be played elsewhere, nothing worth buying one for...
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Re: NEC SuperGrafx
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2013, 21:50:55 PM »
One for the collectors and/or PC Engine hardcore only I think.
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Re: NEC SuperGrafx
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2013, 00:58:54 AM »
Can't say that I like the look of that console.  Too bad they didn't really make it "super" with its internals to warrant the SuperGrafx name.

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Re: NEC SuperGrafx
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2013, 02:08:49 AM »
I wish they had released it outside of Japan.

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Re: NEC SuperGrafx
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2013, 20:17:07 PM »
Article on the console from The Games Machine:


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Re: NEC SuperGrafx
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2013, 02:57:11 AM »
Thanks! Some great info! On the other page did they get a shot of the floor of Doug's garage? :4:

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Re: NEC SuperGrafx
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Re: NEC SuperGrafx
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2013, 17:30:51 PM »
Thanks for linking that video, Laird. Since reading numerous comments in the gaming press over the years I've always laboured under the impression that the SuperGrafx conversion of Daimakaimura/Ghouls'n Ghosts was all but arcade perfect. So it came as quite a surprise to see the disparity between it and the arcade coin-op. While the graphics generally look a decent match the sound was sorely lacking in comparison.
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Re: NEC SuperGrafx
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2013, 16:09:17 PM »
Quote from: "DreamcastRIP"
Thanks for linking that video, Laird. Since reading numerous comments in the gaming press over the years I've always laboured under the impression that the SuperGrafx conversion of Daimakaimura/Ghouls'n Ghosts was all but arcade perfect. So it came as quite a surprise to see the disparity between it and the arcade coin-op. While the graphics generally look a decent match the sound was sorely lacking in comparison.

You might appreciate this video then:

J2Games Comparison: Ghouls n' Ghosts Genesis vs SuperGrafx

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Re: NEC SuperGrafx
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2013, 19:05:55 PM »
I would love to pick one of these up one day.. Not the best looking system ever but i do think it has a wow factor about it.. Well for me anyway lol.
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Re: NEC SuperGrafx
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2013, 20:06:33 PM »
Superb comparison video there. Cheers.
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Re: NEC SuperGrafx
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2013, 22:18:43 PM »
A couple of videos of games for you:

First up is a game that is also known as Magic King Granzort

Madou Ou Granzort [?????????] Game Sample -- SuperGrafx

And here is the horizontally scrolling shooter Aldynes

Aldynes - for NEC SuperGrafx - 1991

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Re: NEC SuperGrafx
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2013, 02:09:03 AM »
Both of those games look pretty cool.  Interesting that in Magic King Granzort the player moves from right to left (most of these types of games are left to right).  May be a cultural thing since this is a Japanese title for the Japanese market.

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Re: NEC SuperGrafx
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2013, 03:46:01 AM »
Aldynes in some ways reminded me a little of...



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