Analogue unveils throwback TurboGrafx gaming console
By Bob Garcia
Analogue announced today that they will be releasing a console that plays TurboGrafx-16 games. The gaming system, which will be called the Analogue Duo, will be compatible with TurboGrafx-16, PC Engine, SuperGrafx, TurboGrafx CD, PC Engine CD-ROM, and Super Arcade CD-ROM games. The announcement comes after the company had huge successes with its Nintendo NT Super Nintendo clone, Mega SG Sega Genesis system, and Gameboy compatible Analogue Pocket handheld.
Unlike many other retro gaming devices, the Analogue Duo doesn’t rely on software-based emulation. Rather it makes use of a special field-programmable gate array (FPGA) chip. Thanks to the inclusion of a CD-ROM drive, cartridge slot, and controller port, the Analogue Duo has the ability to play TurboChips, Hucards, and CD-ROM titles. It’s also fully compatible with original accessories from the 1980s and 1990s.
Although players will be able to use original gaming controllers if they have them, the Analogue Duo is built for the 2020s and beyond. The system features both Bluetooth and 2.4g compatibility for maximum versatility. There are even two USB ports, as well as support for up to 4 players. All Analogue Duo packages will include an HDMI cable, USB cable, and worldwide USB power supply along with the console.
The Analogue Duo will be available in limited quantities for $199 in early 2021. Gamers can visit analogue.co/duo and sign up to be altered when the system is available for preorder.