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So as I mentioned in the last post I tested my TurboDuo to see if it still worked. I hadn’t turned in on in probably 17 years. It started up perfectly. It’s been so long since I’ve used a disc based gaming console that didn’t have a fan I was concerned that the first disc I tried wouldn’t start up. But kablammo! The TurboDuo worked perfectly.
First up was the Gate of Thunder, Bonk’s Adventure, Bonk’s Revenge Disc. It worked perfectly but I forgot how to access Bomberman… oops…
I used modified SEGA Genesis AV cables to get the picture. The sound wasn’t working because the pinouts are different from the Genesis, but the picture was perfect (the photo shows scan lines which are unavoidable when taking a photo with my phone). Ahh Bonk’s Revenge… how I missed you!
Ninja Spirit caused me another heart attack. I inserted her into the card slot and… and… nothing. Just a white screen. I took it out and examined the pins. They looked perfect but I wiped them down to be sure. I tried it again and it still had a white screen. Then again. Then again. Then I slid the CD-Rom lock and it started up fine. I believe thats a coincidence as I don’t remember the CD-Rom lock as being the trigger to start HuCard games. In anycase, it worked perfectly.
And finally some TurboDuo games and manuals. Looks like I’m missing the manual to Gate of Thunder and Vigilante, and the case to Tricky Kick, but it looks as though I have the manuals for the rest. Galaga ’90 and Side Arms is complete including the plastic sleaves inside the case.
The TurboDuo plays best with a good supply of Taco Bell… well, thats what I remember sustaining on while playing the TurboDuo… dozens upon dozens of tacos!