Author Archive: 8bitplus
Just got another system that was on my wanted list for some time. The PC Engine, Interface Unit and CD-Rom2.
I’ve had a Duo console for a while but nothing beats the original pair, like the Megadrive and MegaCD; just looks so cool.
Its very hard to find one of these CD drives that works, and I’m lucky that this one does although the audio playback is skipping a bit. Still not bad when you think that its heading to 30 years old!
I’m planning to give this system a full servicing, new laser unit, capacitor kit and RGB video mod.
I got some consoles from the Leeds Retro Event last weekend. Look what I managed to find!
Nintendo Famicom and some games.
SNK Neo-Geo Pocket.
The Saturn looks amazing. Just need to find some time to take some more photos for the Gallery. The Neo-Geo pocket (none colour) is new and unused condition.
The Famicom is the original NES from japan launched in 1983. Unfortunately i’ve not managed to get a picture out of it yet, having problems tuning into its RF channel. I’ll mod it to use Composite or RGB later.
Leeds town hall hosted the Retro Collectors Event for summer 2016. It was a great turnout, must have been thousands queuing outside and around the block.
Take a look at their site for upcoming events.
Just a little article and photos of the plastic cases that can really help look after your rare and special games.
A good friend of mine has been busy playing with the Orange Pi board (a more powerful version of the Raspberry Pi). He’s set up a WordPress website actually hosted on the tiny computer, and is keeping a blog of his network and programming projects.