Finally nabbed one of those Krikzz's Turbo Everdrive flash cart and have to say that it's quite an impressive piece of hardware indeed. Having got the version with a mini USB port installed + a 4GB micro SDHC card, they'll both come in handy. By using an mini USB to normal USB interface cable, you can upload your own homebrew PCE/TG-16 games and test them out on real hardware. http://krikzz.com/index.php?route=produ ... duct_id=57
Loading up various PC Engine or TurboGrafx-16 roms is straight foward with the latest firmware revision 1.2 that came pre-installed. It's just a matter of formatting the micro SDHC card to FAT format and making a folder named "Game" to place various PCE game roms in it. The nice thing about uploading your favorite PCE roms is, it doesn't matter if it's in alphabetical order or not as it will still show up as listed in alphabetical order when booted up on-screen on your favorite CRT TV monitor or RGB monitor setup. Just simply choose the PCE rom to play, press the "Run" button, a red LED will light up on the TE PCB (when it finally stops, the game will boot up -- on the average of between about five to ten seconds tops). The largest PCE rom file of Super Street Fighter 2 will take a bit longer to load up due to it's initial 20 megabit size.
The need for a PC Engine Hu-Card convertor or a Kisado convertor isn't necessary and you can play your favorite Japanese PC Engine roms on a TurboGrafx-16 console via sliding the tiny switch from PCE to TG-16 to play them (and vice versa with TG-16 game roms on a PC Engine console setup). Nor is there need to have your PC Engine console region modded either if you use a TE flash card setup.
Trying out some various PC Engine homebrew titles like Chris Covell's Tongueman's Logic (Final 1.0 version circa 2007) is jaw-dropping. With such graphical tricks up the sleeves such as scaling effects, parallax scrolling effects, etc., it's shows what the ol' PCE or TG-16 can do in the hands of a talented programmer.
This TE flash cart setup, imho, is the cheapest way to play the rare TTI Magical Chase game properly on a TG-16 setup without having to pony up a three to four figure chunk of change just to play it. Much better on the real console as opposed to using emulation like Magic Engine on the PC platform.
Even booting up the PCE shmup roms of Gunhed Special Version, Final Soldier Special Version, and Soldier Blade Special Version rare Caravan Hu-Card games work like a charm. No need to spend $200.00+ each just to give 'em a spin on a PCE or TG-16.
Here's another review of the TE flash cart: http://www.assemblergames.com/forums/sh ... ve-English
PC Engine Fan X! ^_~